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Junia M.

Junia M.

4.9 (103)
Whether you’re a local wedding photographer looking to enhance your final images, a graphic designer working for a major advertising firm, or just someone who’s interested in sharpening up some old family photos, Adobe Photoshop can get the job done. But like any tool, Photoshop is only as effective as its user. If you understand the ins and outs of this powerful editing suite, you’ll be able to perform magic on photos and videos alike. Without this knowledge, however, even opening a file correctly may be a struggle. That’s why my Photoshop class is essential for anyone who wants to know how to use Adobe’s premiere image editing software effectively. Whether you’re a complete newcomer or someone who merely needs to brush up on some of its more powerful (and complicated) features, this class will offer everything you need to take your Photoshop game to the next level. And since this class breaks everything down into simple, easy-to-find categories, you can even treat it like a comprehensive reference guide. Do you need to learn how to retouch a flawed photo? Remove red eye? Work with layers and special effects? It’s all here and easily accessible. This is the perfect class for… Amateurs and hobbyists who are interested in editing with Photoshop but have no experience whatsoever. Students who have the basic down but want to take their knowledge and experience up a notch. Graphic designers who want to master the industry’s leading photo editor and get a leg up in their career. Portrait, landscape, wedding, and fashion photographers who are hoping to build an unparalleled portfolio - and increase interest from clients. Anyone who’s interested in learning any aspect of Photoshop and how it interfaces with the rest of Adobe’s Creative Cloud. In other words, no matter where you are right now, this class can help you push your editing skills forward. All you need to get started is Adobe Photoshop. And though many of the skills you’ll learn will transfer to previous editions, you’ll get the most out of the class by taking full advantage of the latest Adobe CC version. So, how do you know that I can help you? Simple. I have hundreds of Photoshop students that have built and refined their image editing skills over the past 8 years. I’ve worked with people from a variety of backgrounds, industries, and experience levels. And together, we’ve helped them achieve the skills they’ve always wanted. I’m not just interested in throwing a lot of information at you. I want to guide you from your current skill and experience level to the place where you’ve always dreamed of being. A place where working in Photoshop becomes intuitive - like an expert chef in a well-designed kitchen. I’ll teach you the tools, techniques, and tips you need to become a Photoshop pro. So, are you ready to put the things you’ve been imagining onto the screen? If so, then let’s get started…
/30 mins
Emily S.

Emily S.

4.9 (75)
*My scheduling availability isn't always accurate, as many students have their lessons with me every other week. My schedule is different from week to week, so it's best to at least pick a time with me and if it doesn't work, we'll make sure we schedule a lesson time that's convenient for both of us. If you need to schedule a lesson for a time sooner than what the TakeLessons calendar allows, you can always let me know and we'll most likely work something out for you. I've created many animations in the context of video games as a professional artist. I primarily use Krita and Adobe Animate. I specialize in character animations, mostly humans and animals, but also help students with larger projects such as short films. I've helped students with storyboards, keyframing, background paintings and tips on video editing. Students may use any animation program they'd like, as long as they have drawing and timeline features. If students are absolute beginners, I recommend downloading Krita or Pencil2D. Krita is great for illustration and animation, Pencil2D is very basic and ideal for absolute beginners. Both Krita and Pencil2D are free. My goal is to focus on the study of motion and help the student implement their own skills in drawing and observation. I can also help the student build a portfolio in preparation for college or applying for companies (games, animation studios). I've graduated with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University, and worked for Disney Research for a year and a half.
/60 mins
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Computer Skills Lessons

In today’s day and age, knowing how to use a computer is essential. Whether you’re working, doing creative projects, or watching content online, understanding how to use a computer is one of the most important and universal skills to have.

The widespread adoption of the personal computer in the 80s and 90s, as well as the introduction of the internet, led to computers playing a fundamental part of modern society. Today it’s common to buy products, join discussion boards, and even run a business online. Because of that, computer skills such as typing, sending emails, and running software, became much more important.

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At TakeLessons, we’ve put together the best computer skills teachers available on the web. Our teachers are background-checked and certified, bringing various skills and backgrounds to our lessons.

When you’re ready to sign up for the best online computer skills lessons, getting started is simple. All you do is browse through our list of teachers, pick the one that’s right for you, and make a schedule for your lessons. You can see our teacher’s background, starting rates, and customer reviews to get an idea of their teaching style and approach. The average price of a 60-minute lesson is $69.

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Online Computer Skills Lessons for All Ages

Learning how to use a computer is essential for any age. For young children, using computers in school is becoming more commonplace every day. And for adults and seniors, using a computer is an essential part of many jobs. It can help you start your own business, communicate with friends and family, and better manage everyday hobbies or creative work.

The computer skills lessons for kids we offer help children get a good idea of how to use a computer, teaching them the basics of typing, email, software, and other computer functions. Our computer skills teachers use things like games and fun activities to make the learning process easier, even for adults.

The best online computer skills lessons (and in-person sessions) can help learners of any age improve their abilities with a computer.

Computer Skills Lessons for All Levels

TakeLessons offers learning opportunities for all levels of students. Taking computer skills lessons can pinpoint your learning needs and help you achieve your goals.

Many of our teachers offer computer skills lessons for beginners. These lessons will help even students starting out with minimal or no computer knowledge, getting them acquainted with basic functions. Advanced lessons will cover everything from data analysis to programming, helping the student apply their skills in a multitude of ways.

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Computer Skills Lessons Curriculum

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Computer Skills Lessons

  • Basic computer functions
  • Typing
  • Using email
  • Basic software
  • Keyboard shortcuts

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Computer Skills Lessons

  • Editing documents
  • Making web pages
  • Data analysis
  • Advance typing

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Computer Skills Lessons

  • Programming
  • Advanced software
  • Coding a web page
  • Troubleshooting a computer

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Can I learn computer skills by myself?

You definitely can learn computer skills by yourself. If you own a computer, you can boot it up and start using its different functions. Try typing, learning software programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel, and get used to surfing the web and using an email. If you want to learn more and find yourself struggling to understand some concepts, hiring a computer skills teacher can help a lot. A private teacher at TakeLessons can help you achieve your goals, whether that’s learning a specific software or getting better at using a computer.

How do I start learning computer skills?

You can start learning computer skills by watching videos with tips and tricks, taking an online course or tutorial, or by signing up for lessons. A private teacher will help coach you on some of the more challenging parts of using a computer, such as learning how to type fast and efficiently, as well as using certain software programs. Computers open up a world of possibilities, and having a teacher to guide you through the best online computer skills lessons can be just what you need.

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