Fundamentals of Photo Editing in Darktable | Michael Davies | Skillshare

Fundamentals of Photo Editing in Darktable

Michael Davies, GIMP Photo Editing Tutorials

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25 Lessons (2h 39m)
    • 1. Darktable Introduction

      1:38
    • 2. Taking RAW Photos

      4:05
    • 3. Download and Install Darktable

      2:11
    • 4. Importing RAW Photos to Your Computer

      3:44
    • 5. Open a New RAW Image

      4:03
    • 6. Why There's No Save Button in Darktable

      7:09
    • 7. Navigation Panel

      2:17
    • 8. Snapshot Panel

      2:21
    • 9. History Panel (Darkroom Tab)

      6:24
    • 10. History Panel (Lighttable Tab)

      8:07
    • 11. Modules Introduction

      9:15
    • 12. Bottom Bar & Film Strip

      14:35
    • 13. Duplicate Manager

      3:42
    • 14. Color Picker Panel

      6:11
    • 15. Tagging Panel

      9:16
    • 16. Introduction to Image Editing

      1:35
    • 17. Correcting Exposure

      7:57
    • 18. Shadows and Highlights

      7:37
    • 19. Tone Curve

      9:18
    • 20. Color Balance and Color Correction

      8:55
    • 21. White Balance

      7:35
    • 22. Remove Noise

      8:55
    • 23. Image Sharpening

      3:52
    • 24. Add a Vignette

      7:24
    • 25. Exporting Your Images Out of Darktable

      10:34
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About This Class

I'm here to introduce you to one of the most powerful pieces of RAW processing software on the planet - Darktable. The best part? It's totally free! 

In this course, I provide:

  • An introduction to Darktable and RAW Photography

  • Instructions on how to take RAW photos with your camera

  • An overview of importing RAW images to your computer and opening them in Darktable

  • An in-depth look at the Darktable layout

  • A demonstration of all the Panels found in Darktable

  • An introduction to modules, as well as an in-depth look at my favorite modules for photo editing

  • Definitions for photo editing and Darktable concepts

  • Insight into why certain modules/image adjustments are used for RAW editing

  • Step-by-step instruction on how to edit/remove/add your photo's:

    • Exposure

    • Shadows and Highlights

    • Tone Curve

    • Color Balance

    • White Balance

    • Noise

    • Sharpening

    • Vignette

  • Exporting guidelines and recommendations

Whether you're a casual photographer familiar with RAW photography, or someone looking to learn RAW image processing for the first time, this course is perfect for you! My lectures are easy for beginners to follow, but in-depth enough for anyone to walk away knowing more about Darktable and image editing than they previously did.