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Photoshop: Enhancing Images and Creating Works of Art

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Join 's Course: 4-Week Short Course: Photoshop: Enhancing Images and Creating Works of ArtExpand your photographic options, explore artistic filters and develop the enhancement skills needed to make unique digital imagery through creative techniques, plug-ins and Photoshop. In this 4-week online photo course, Deborah Sandidge, professional photographer and author, will guide you through various fabrications turning your imagination into art.

Key Features

  1. Visualizing Creative Options
  2. Creatively Enhancing your Images
  3. Reality and Imagination
  4. Imagination, Creativity and Beyond

  • Introduction to artistic techniques.
  • Visualizing creative options and fabricating compelling works of art.
  • Use Photoshop to fabricate and enhance your digital images.
  • Create imaginative and expressive images. 
  • Develop skills and techniques to make one-of-a-kind images.

$198.00 USD

What You Get


You get direct feedback on your photos from world-acclaimed, professional photographers. You can learn photography in this way from anywhere in the world.  
  • Learn at your pace, with structure.
  • Be guided by a real pro instructor.
  • Get your photos critiqued every week.
  • Join students from around the world.
  • Go far beyond any book or DVD.
  • Make great pictures, again and again!



Photography Instructor: Deborah   Sandidge Deborah Sandidge
Photography has been part of award-winning professional photographer and author, Deborah Sandidge’s life since she picked up her first camera—it has evolved into her passion.

Following her formal study of art and photography at the University of South Florida, she began dedicating her time to the art of digital photography, establishing a name for herself as a leading infrared photographer. Deborah, who is the author of the book, Digital Infrared Photography, teaches two excellent online photo courses right here at Digital Infrared Photography and Photoshop: Enhancing Images and Creating Works of Art.

Residing in Oviedo, Florida, allows Deborah easy access to her favorite photography subjects, Florida’s birds and other wildlife, as well as its landscapes. Her travels, however, have not been limited to Florida’s fascinating beauty; they have taken her from border to border of America and beyond to yield photography that stretches the imagination. She has had the joy and privilege of photographing areas ranging from Namibia, Africa, with its stunning dunes, primitive tribal villages, beautiful people, and sweeping coastlines, to the cities and towns of Switzerland, Germany, and France with their rich history, majestic mountains, tiny churches, soaring cathedrals, and captivating night scenes.

Deborah’s passion is not only capturing images of people, places, and things with her digital cameras, but also in the enhancing, creative work she does in the digital darkroom. She considers Photoshop her "artist's palette".

Deborah’s tutorials have been published in Photoshop Creative Magazine and in Digital Close-up Photography. Her photography has been published in Nikon World Magazine, Nikon World Calendar, and in various Nikon publications and at photography events including PhotoPlus Expo, PMA and Macworld.

Deborah's photography is currently on exhibit in several galleries. Her creative digital image, Cormorant Conversation, along with photos from the Orlando Camera Club, earned Best Nature Portfolio by Nature’s Best magazine for the prestigious Windland Smith Rice International Award 2008, which is on exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC. Deborah’s work is represented by Danita Delimont, Positive Images, and Novastock.

Sample Photos by the Instructor

© Deborah  Sandidge 

© Deborah  Sandidge 

Course Outline


Lesson 1: Visualizing Creative Options
Get inspired and have fun! Transcend ordinary photographs and create an illustrative HDR look with your images.  Change your car color, or subject of your choice! Make it shine - "detail" your classic car with extra color and luster. Selectively hand-color your image for an artistic touch.

Lesson 2: Creatively Enhancing your Images
Explore the various techniques in this lesson to enhance your digital images. Replace a background or blend it way! Create a Lensbaby look, or add a layer of texture to enhance an image.  Have fun adding depth, dimension and drama, and infusing creativity to your images. 

Lesson 3: Reality and Imagination
Blur the line between reality and imagination! Create an artistic rendition of a color photograph with a hand painted appearance, or an illustrative look.  Convert an image to black and white creatively, or create a watery reflection. Work with a portrait, cityscape, landscape or subject of your choice to create your own artistic interpretation!
Lesson 4: Imagination, Creativity and Beyond
Use your imagination and creativity to put together images that reflect what you learned over the past four weeks. Transform your image with a unique toning technique. Add some color to your life using various filters with your color or infrared image. Combine any of the techniques that you've learned during the course to fabricate a work of art!

© Deborah  Sandidge 

© Deborah  Sandidge 



Adobe Photoshop CS6 or recent. Familiarity with working with layers is ideal. (Note: Advanced Elements users are welcome to follow along; however, the course is written for Photoshop users.)



Would this class work for me?
This course is designed for those who have a working knowledge of Photoshop and a passion for new destinations in creativity. 

What is needed for this course?
Various plug-ins, filters and tools are covered during the course, of which demos or trial versions are available from the manufacturers. In addition, Photoshop tutorials are covered for similar effects.

Advanced Elements users are welcome to follow along, although the course is written for Photoshop users. 

© Deborah  Sandidge 

© Deborah  Sandidge 

Do I have to be online at any specific time?
No, you do not need to be online at any specific time. The lessons are sent to your email and you are also provided the Campus Square - where you interact with your classmates and instructor. This is also where you upload your photos to be critiqued by your instructor. The instructors are very punctual and respond quickly.

Will I have access to the instructor to ask questions during the photo course?
Absolutely! Students can ask questions in the special Q&A forum set up in the course's Campus Square, or can ask the instructor via email.

Do you offer a money back guarantee?
Yes. We are confident that you will fully enjoy our courses. All the same, for our 8-week classes, we offer a 100% money-back guarantee before the Wednesday that Lesson #3 is sent out. If for any reason, you are not satisfied and let us know that you would like to withdraw before the Wednesday that Lesson #3 is sent, you will be promptly refunded.

For our 4-week courses, we offer a 100% money back guarantee before the Wednesday that Lesson #2 is sent out from BetterPhoto. If for any reason you are not satisfied and you let the ordering department know that you would like to withdraw before the Wednesday that Lesson #2 is sent, you will be refunded within 7 days. After the second lesson has been sent out, no refunds will be given.

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