The Ultimate Guide for Beginners in Photo Editing

Unleash Your Creative Potential: Master the Art of Photo Editing
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29,200 students
Created by Skylum Academy

What you'll learn

  • The general principles of editing photos
  • How to use the most popular Photo-Editing Software Programs (Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop)
  • How to edit photos in Luminar Neo to achieve stunning results
  • Ways your business can benefit from photo editing
  • How to use AI photo editing and save you a lot of time and effort
  • How to edit portrait and landscape
  • Analyze the pros and cons of some top apps for editing photos on your phones (Picsart, Snapseed)
  • How to make your photos look better by addressing fundamental issues such as exposure, white balance, cropping, and rotation
  • You will discover ways to make your photo editing workflow faster and easier
This course includes:
2 total hours on-demand video
0 articles
2 downloadable resources
17 lessons
Full lifetime access
Access on mobile and TV
Certificate of completion

Course content


  • No prior knowledge or experience is required


Welcome to “The ultimate guide for beginners in photo editing” course on Skylum’s Udemy Channel.

Designed for aspiring photographers and editing enthusiasts, this course is your gateway to the fascinating world of photo editing. Whether you’re a complete novice or have some basic knowledge, this course will equip you with the essential skills to transform your photo into stunning works of art.

Throughout the course, you will gain a comprehensive theoretical background on editing, learning about its different stages, exploring the main existing software and applications, and discovering various editing styles. By the end of the course, you will have a solid understanding of the editing process and be able to apply different techniques to enhance your photos.


Fundamentals of Photo Editing

In this section, you will learn the essential skills and concepts that form the foundation of photo editing. You will explore all the basic points of photo editing, main techniques, stages, and principles. The main ways your business can benefit from photo editing are also covered in this section.

Software for Editing Photos

This section will cover the main features and functions of Photoshop, Lightroom, Snapseed, and Picsart, thus helping you select the best option for your specific needs. In this section, we will also focus on Luminar Neo and tell you why it’s worth using if you want to level up your photo-editing skills.

Most Popular Photo-Editing Styles

In this section, we’ll introduce you to the most popular photo-editing software programs and mobile apps. You’ll learn how to choose the right tools for your needs, and we’ll take a deep dive into the next level of photo editing with Luminar Neo.

Photo Editing Practice

Your chance to apply previously acquired photo-editing skills, as it contains some practical lessons on how to perform basic editing tasks, such as cropping, adjusting exposure, and so on. Separate lessons in this section focus on portrait and landscape editing.


Vanelli — is a working sports and portrait photographer, educator, and author living in Florida. As an experienced educator, Vanelli has created videos for LinkedIn Learn, has written hundreds of articles, taught at major photography conferences and has developed many photography and digital workflow programs including Click for Kids. Currently, he is the Director of Education at Skylum Software, teaching workshops, writing for Photofocus and creating tutorials for the Vanelli and Friends series.


  • We make world-renowned photo editing software since 2009 that helps elevate the creativity of photo artists. Since then, Skylum won many industry awards, and, what’s more important — the trust of thousands of customers.

  • Skylum thrives for innovation, and has won industry awards, including Best Mac App of 2017, EISA Best Product 2019-2020, Outdoor Photographer Editors’ Picks, The LUCIE Technical Awards for Best Software Plugin 2019, TIPA World Awards for Best Imaging Software 2019.2020 Editor’s Choice by Macworld for Luminar 4.

  • Luminar Neo is the latest AI photo editing software from Skylum. Editing photos in Luminar Neo has made photography post-processing easier than ever. In this course, we’ll show you how to use Luminar Neo and how to edit photos in Luminar Neo to achieve stunning results.

  • Our instructors have years of experience not only in editing but also in teaching, and the syllabus of this course has been meticulously developed to be both easy to follow and comprehensive.


  • Theory: 2+ hours of lectures with plenty of hands-on examples. Lessons range from 3 to 15 minutes and are easy to follow

  • Practice Materials: detailed step-by-step checklists, an archive of photos, and some practical lessons to make the course more interactive and valuable

  • Lifetime access to the course and any future updates

  • Students’ Support: If you have questions, we will be willing to answer

  • Complete the course and receive an Udemy certificate


This course comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

We hope you enjoy discovering the Magic of Photo Editing with us!

Click the “Buy now” button to learn how to edit photos to achieve stunning results today!

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to learn to edit photos
  • Editors/designers who have some background knowledge, but want to learn how to retouch photos like a pro
  • Bloggers who are developing a personal brand and want to make sure their photos serve as powerful visual forms of communication
  • Everyone who works in creative fields and wants to develop skillset
  • Anyone who works in creative fields and wants to develop their skillset (designers, photographers, digital artists)
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