Pixlr Online Tutorial Course

If you want free photo editing available on the internet, try pixlr.com

Pixlr is a free-to-use image editor that combines paint tools with image design and works in your browser. You can also use it for several different purposes, including creating an image from scratch, as well as layering images over each other. You can also make use of a variety of effects, filters and level adjustments, define your own brushes, utilities such as resizing and cropping, drawing right onto a blank canvas and a host of other features. All this will help you to radically transform all your photographs.

Pixlr responds to practically the exact same keyboard shortcuts as Photoshop. You can edit photos uploaded from a computer, start with a blank canvas or upload from the Cloud (all you need is to paste in an image URL), so no matter where your images are stored, you'll be able to edit them in Pixlr. 

Pixlr Power is an online video course - 53 video lessons with worksheets and projects. (8 hours of content).


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Sample video from the Course

Course Structure

Section 1: An exploration of the Pixlr menus, tools and user interface. A look, also at the diverse ways of getting images into the editor, saving them locally and to Cloud services like Facebook and Flickr.

Section 2: How to make adjustments to an image. This covers resizing, cropping, rotating images, using the menu options like colour balance, curves, levels to improve and edit an image. An introduction to layers in Pixlr and how to use layers and layer masks to manage, edit and composite an image.

Section 3: An exploration of Pixlr's selection tools. How to use the Lasso, Marquee, Magic Wand selection tools to edit an image.

Section 4: An exploration of Pixlr's editing tools. How to use the Pencil, Paint Bucket, Clone Stamp, Brush and Gradient tools to edit an image.

Section 5: An exploration of Pixlr's blending tools. How to use the Dodge, Burn, Smudge, Pinch and Bloat, Sharpen, Spot heal and Red Eye Reduction tools to edit an image.

Section 6: How to use special filters and effects to edit and enhance an image.

Section 7: All the rest of the tools - How to use text, text styles, drawing shapes and lines, Colour Replacement tool and how to remove the background from an image to make it transparent.

Section 8: Projects to test your skills.

Each section has a number of projects and exercises to consolidate the skills covered in that section. Projects such as creating a banner for a website using layers, blending images together, creating an artistic double exposure, creating custom brushes, restoring and retouching photographs - common tasks you need to do in editing photos and creating your own images.

Section 9: Pixlr and the Cloud

A look at the other Pixlr apps: Pixlr Express and Pixlr-O-Matic and how to connect Pixlr to Google Drive.