** Updated for Pixelmator 3.5! New lessons on the Magnetic Selection tool, Color & Quick selection tools and on the new Retouch Extension for Photos! **

•2.5+ hours of HD video tutorials on Pixelmator 3!
•43 individual lessons guided by a Pixelmator Pro.
•Simple interface that makes is easy to navigate through the videos.
•The videos guide the viewer with zooms, pans and highlights of what is being discussed.
•The keyboard shortcuts associated with each lesson are listed in the sidebar.
•Use the notes pane to jot down things to remember from each lesson, then output all your notes in a single PDF document!

This course includes over two and a half hours of video training on how to use the tools, palettes and adjustment commands in Pixelmator 3. Follow along with the trainer by downloading the images used in the lessons!

Course Contents (2.5 Hours Total)

-Intro to Pixelmator

A. The Interface
1. Creating or Opening Documents
2. Preferences
3. The Document Window
4. Palettes
5. Vactormator Mode
6. Full Screen Mode

B. Tools
1. Move
2. Shape Selections
3. Color Selection & Quick Selection
4. Crop & Slice
5. Brush & Eraser
6. Paint Bucket & Gradient
7. Liquify Tools
8. Sponge, Dodge & Burn
9. Clone Stamp & Healing
10. Red Eye
11. Blur & Sharpen
12. Retouch Extension
13. Shape & Pen
14. Type
15. Zoom & Eyedropper

C. Layers
1. Layers Introduction
2. The Layer Menu
3. Shape & Text Layers
4. Layer Mask & Quick Mask
5. Refine Selection
6. Vector vs. Pixel
7. Transform

D. Adjustments & Effects
1. The Effects Palette
2. Brightness & Exposure
3. Levels & Curves
4. Light & Dark
5. Hue & Colorize
6. Replace Color, Color Balance, Channels
7. Invert
8. Desaturate, Black & White, Sepia
9. Trim & Reveal Canvas
10. Rotate Canvas & Adjust Size
11. Effects

E. Workflow & Output
1. Save
2. Export & Share
3. Workflows with iPhoto or Aperture
4. Print

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The voice and guide behind this training App is Drew Swanson. Drew is a 20+ year Mac user and has been using Macs professionally in the graphic design and photography fields for over 15 years. Since 2007 Drew has been a member of The Apple Consultants Network, working in the Boise Idaho area to provide support and training to Mac users at their home and business. In 2009 Drew started to provide video training courses to Mac & iOS users anywhere in the World.

What’s New

Version 3.5

Updated for Pixelmator 3.5! New lessons on the Magnetic Selection tool, Color & Quick selection tools and on the new Retouch Extension for Photos!

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Dovetail-Designs ,

Exactly what I was looking for :)

I have edited phots using basic photo editing tools over the years. Now I want to step up and start creating some more dramtic edits for published materials as well as draw some unique designs. The number of options in an editing tool such as Pixelmator is daunting to a newbie like me. This video series is easy to watch and covers an amazing amount of material. A week of watching a few videos each evening and I am ready to start! The video table of contents makes it super-easy to go back and watch a 3-4 minute refresher for specific tools I am using. Perfect, Thanks!

Scottsdale AZ ,

Well Paced, Thorough

This app was jusg what I was looking for. I had used Photoshop years ago, but my skills are rusty. I downloaded this app and have gone through about half the lessons. The lessons provide varying levels of details on the Pixelmator functions. Some of the more useful ones get more time, others less useful are just noted in passing. The instructor’s voice is calm and soothing. I’ll be keeping this app around as a reference to turn to now and again. Well worth the price!

McNurdy ,

Great Lesson / Learning Tool

Reading the other positive reviews, I agree with all of them. I can't find a negative about this learning tutorial. I have PhotoShop CS3 (not supported in Lion) and PhotoShop Elements 6 (not supported in Lion) and originally planned to upgrade the Elements. After many, many conversations with Adobe (that didn't go well) I cancelled my order, removed the trial version of Elements 10, and started an internet search for a replacement. So glad I found Pixelmator Pro! It is exactly what I needed. But when I opened it, realized I wasn't up to going through another trial and error learning curve. For $4.99 bought this Lesson and am now ready to tackle any image. Like the fact that you can create vector images with it. I can add text, watermarks, or mark copywrite on my images. The lessons are well done, the instructor well informed, the videos have a nice transition, and (best of all) if I need a reminder I can open it up anytime and replay that lesson. This is a whole lot of tutorial for the great price.


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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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