Glowing Light Bulbs | Monja Wessel | Skillshare

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Lessons in This Class

9 Lessons (13m)
    • 1. Introduction: Glowing Light Bulbs

    • 2. Installing the right Programs

    • 3. Installing the right Programs 2

    • 4. Import the Image and apply the right Settings

    • 5. Modify the Image

    • 6. Modify the Image 2

    • 7. More Settings & export the Image

    • 8. The last Touch

    • 9. Outro & Project

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About This Class

What is the first thing you put attention to when you are looking on your Facebook Timeline? What is the first thing you pay attention to when you search for something on YouTube, Instagram or Pinterest?

Right, it's the image which make us click or scroll down further. The first thing we look at is not the great content. The first thing which catches our attention is the image.

In this class I want to show you how to turn a picture with too less light into an amazing one which catches attention on Social Media and beyond.

If you want to become a successful Internet Marketer or Online Teacher you need to make sure that you get the attention you, your content and your product deserve. And the first thing to get exactly that is by taking care of the pictures you use.

We will have a look at all the things you need to turn a normal image into an amazing one and that won't require huge skills. You don't have to be a Photoshop Artist, actually we will use a program which is free to get on the Internet. 


I'll show you step by step how to go for the image you desire.

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Monja Wessel

Graphic Designer & Illustrator



As a Graphic Designer, Artist and Illustrator I enjoy all things creative. I love designing and modern memory keeping (aka scrapbooking) as well as video creation, editing and taking photos. I'm also a teacher so it felt natural to me to create online courses and combine all my passions.

In my classes I focus on creating courses you can follow easily. You will have a finished project once you have completed the class.

To me, learning starts when I can pick you up where you are right now and help you discover why you mostly want to conquer the topic I'm teaching you.

I create my courses carefully so you can easily follow through but if you are stuck at any time you are welcome to write me so I can help you overcome the obstacle.

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1. Introduction: Glowing Light Bulbs: in this course, I'm going to show you how to create this picture from that one. You have a very boring picture. Was too much great. And to less white, You have not a good light turned on on. Do you really want to turn this picture in something really special? And that is what this courses for. If you have a picture, you'd think well, this could need some more pep. Then this class is the right one for you. We turn a barring picture and do something like that. Click then roll now. But I hope you will like the course as much as I do. 2. Installing the right Programs: So, first of all, you need to go to Google and download the Nick Filter collection. Some years ago, Google get the company nay collection and bought is to offer their filters they had developed for food Shop for free. So when you go to Google and you type in Nick Collection, you will go to one of Google's pages, and you can download their collection here for free. So when you click here on download, you can shoes if you want to. The software for Mac or for Windows. I'm on a Mac, so I will choose that and it will start to. Donald is around 600 megabytes, so it might take a little while, but I promise is, well, worse. So let's get to Donald this collection, and then we start to create the image you want. One good thing about the next winter collection is that is, on the one hand, a standalone program you can down and use as itself. And on the other hand, it will recognize if you have already installed photo shop and life room on your computer, and then you can simply integrated into these applications. On the big at wanted is that you can use the layer style of food, shop and light room 3. Installing the right Programs 2: So I have now opened the DMG file on. And when I do that, it opened installer for the neck election and you simply click here on Continue on. And what is interesting thing I want to show you is, um, comes in just a second. So except the software license, and now you see competent host applications. This means that you can add applications just like photo shop or light room here, which will integrate with the Knick collection. So let's click the plus sign here and now. I can click here on late Drew and open the application. Just click open and it will loads here and you, the competent host applications click another plus on. Then we click on photo shop and here you got You can't like the program at all. Just click the folder on again, open and then continue, and it will integrate the whole collection into your applications. 4. Import the Image and apply the right Settings: So once you havent solved the Nick Collection, you will see in your folder all these programs which have been installed for you. So now you create this effect. Just click on color effects pro for double click to start the program. And then we go here to open the file on our computer. I just clicked the picture. I'm click open and you see it says pre processing the image and will load the last filter we have. So let's get rid off that on. We have original image here. Now let's click here. Um, this one I go back to really show you what's going on. So when the problem opens, you will see this'll fills our collection and now you click here on recipes and it will open another film collection, which is already in years. So click on all on. You can easily click on that on you have the effect on your photo. You can already stop with this because one year when you click here, you have a great image, right? But we want to have a special effect. Until for that we have to use this filter which is called rich here. That's loading the image, as you can see. And now you can see how many different filters are on this filter here and now. In the next step, we want your get rid off the border and also the totally black shadow here while we increase the level white for this picture. 5. Modify the Image: so we Obrecht your image. And as you can see here, it has several layers like Photoshopped has was different effects. So the first effect which applies, is the one on the bottom. And then it applies. A reflector is a skylight filled her isn't in yet and so on. So what? We want to get rid off now to reproduce. Image I just showed you is we want you get rid off the image border. You can do that if you take out the arrow here, or you can completely remove it by clicking on the axe. So it's going to be deleted and not rebuilds image and you have the the fact we have on the image. So in the next step, what you can do is you can quickly choose another color set. So when you click your house, it just Hoover with your malls over these different colors. You see how this image is changing from a very warm light of a brown one to, ah blue one, and you can go to green brown here at Moss as well as to why a lot of pink so you can already choose here. Whatever is to your liking, but I will leave the image as it is here because I really like the blue if act together with a glowing light here on the bottom. 6. Modify the Image 2: So next step is we want to get rid off the image border here, and that is where we just take off this area here and now. The good thing is, we can play around with the settings in each and every filter we have here, so you can click on this one here, and then it will pull out. And you can just play around here with whatever setting you want to and you see. But it is going to change here that when yet is going to change the size a circle, the brightness you can set all that here, and what you may want to do is you want to play around here, but be sure you can always get back to the setting you had, because once its gun well, you might regret that. And of course, you need a very quick computer here because you don't have it really will take a while until the new filter is sad and applied. So make sure whether you have a fast computer or have enough time to apply the one or other filled it because it will take some time. Don't forget is a huge image on. Whenever you apply one of thes settings, it has to replace the whole image and reuse the filter 7. More Settings & export the Image: So before we export the image now to photo shop, we can do another saying and compare the previous image with the one we have not when you cook you on the compare button, you see as long as you hold the button down. Ah, the previous image and the new one previous you want. And you can also click here on the split preview on you have that on top on that on the bottom new one. And you can move this up and down and you see how this settings applied. And now you can, for example, also turned this around. When you click here on the little arrow Onda, you have it from left to right is very interesting and want to get rid off all these. Just go back here and you have your image and now floods Goethe here to the bottom right and click save and is now saving the image to your computer and you can reuse it in another program 8. The last Touch: Let's quickly open the image in photo shop and increase the brightness a little bit. So I have opened the picture on. Now I go to image on click on Adjustment, Brightness contrast and then here it can increase the brightness to my liking. So just move that up. And I think that looks pretty fine. And I can even increase or decrease the contrast. It'll I think I will increase it a little. So I really make this glow with this. And once I have done that, I just click, OK? And I saved the image again. So whether I go here and say safe or I'm like okay, of course. Or they go a NSAIDs half safe ass and then I can choose another file name here. So whatever you want to do, you see this image turns out much better. Just pickers have increase it brightens and the Contras because I wanted to support glowing , which is coming up here. So let me show you quickly how that looked before and how it looks now. So that was before you see a little bit dark and now with a bit more glow. So if you like that life a thorn on, save your image and we're 9. Outro & Project : congratulations. You have marched of the class and I hope you enjoyed it. So now let's get on your project. Just choose an image. Maybe you have something with a light or candle or whatever is a little bit glowing. And then open it in Nick, filter on, play around little bits with a filled or try what we did with this picture. It can be totally different for your picture. It just This product just means to get you moving with Nick Filter because there's so much you can do with it on. But I wanted to show you how to get this glowing effect here, So please create a picture. Use it Are in the project posted here in the project on If you like the class, it will be awesome if you leave a review with some up because it really helps us teachers to improve our classes. And the feedbacks helps the other community members. So thanks so much for joining the class. And I hope I see you in the next one