How to Use Free Photos, Music, & Videos in Your Creative Projects

Kristen Palana, Professor, Award-Winning Artist, Digital Do-Gooder

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3 Videos (10m)
    • Copyright 101: Which Images You Can Use Online and How to Protect Yourself

    • But PLEASE Never Do THIS When Searching For Royalty-Free Imagesen

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About This Class

"Can I Use It?"
Wouldn't you like to know once and for all which images you can use online and which are off limits because of copyright law? Better yet, how would you like to get access to 75+ resources where you can find FREE photos, music, and video that are 100% safe to use in your projects?

This installment from my full online course, "Photoshop | GIMP: Quick & Easy Image Hacks For Beginners" covers copyright issues.

Use these short videos and the PDF guide for your own imaging/promotional purposes or also as an important 21st century skill building supplemental lesson for any art, graphic design, web design, or writing class for those learning how to publish their work in an online forum.

We'll get into which images you can use online, where to find royalty-free resources, and how to give image authors credit when using their images. Protect yourself from unwittingly infringing upon someone's copyrighted work and learn a very useful skill for working with images online or for print.

Learn how to confidentially and professionally manage your OWN unique, original images for your website, blog, eCourse, eBook, presentations, or social media pages.

What's included: Two video lessons and a PDF file of royalty-free image resource links. (In the Class Project Attached File)


I'm a tenured Associate Professor of Digital Media and the Program Director of Film & Digital Media at The American University of Rome and a practicing award-winning multimedia artist.

I have 16+ years of experience teaching students all over the world using my tried and true custom approach (turning complex information into something simple, memorable, easy-to-understand in as short amount of time as possible) to ensure that you get the most important, relevant, and useful information that can be applied immediately to your art, work, and everyday life.

Empower yourself now by enrolling in this course and join our growing learning community! Let's get started building your new digital imaging, software, and design skills today.


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Sound information that'll keep you out of BIG TROUBLE when it comes to publishing media that's not your own.
Gregory Young

Photographic Artist, Photo Restorer & Art Framer





Kristen Palana

Professor, Award-Winning Artist, Digital Do-Gooder

My goal is to empower ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

I'm a multimedia artist and educator based in Rome, Italy and a tenured Associate Professor of Digital Media at The American University of Rome where I also run its Film and Digital Media Program. I have 15+ years of university and adult education teaching experience in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Besides teaching at Skillshare and other online platforms to students in over 155 countries, I'm also a Course Facilitator for the UN-mandated University for Peace (Costa Rica) through their Centre For Executive Education.

My work is exhibited internationally and online and has received a number of awards. I earned my MFA from Pratt Institute in Computer Graphics and Interactive Media and also hold a BFA in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.