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Photo Retouching • Collaging • Special Effects

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Have fun while converting your photos into fabulous creations. You’ll learn how to adjust, crop, collage, apply cool photo effects and create some really awesome projects such as family trees, photo books, scrapbooking, favors and more.

Play around with your new skills as a hobby, or use them to start an enjoyable business.

Instructor: Malkie Scholnick

Format: Online or via USB

Time investment per week: 6-8 hours

This course is for you if:

  • You enjoy taking pictures and would love to do more with them
  • You want a creative outlet that will give you useful skills
  • You need a course that will fit easily into your life

Each class includes tests and assignments to ensure that you’ve truly mastered the material.

Part 1: Photo Editing – learning the tools

We cover:

  • Selections
  • Collaging
  • Masking
  • Retouching
  • Photo repair
  • Special effects

Part 2: Projects – now let’s have fun!

Course topics include:

  • Scrapbooks
  • Keepsakes
  • Calendars
  • Coffee table books
  • Collages
  • Family trees
  • Greeting cards
  • Labels
  • Party favors


  • 3 months of got-your-back phone/email support
  • 2 years of access to our super-clear video lessons
  • Classes available online or on USB
  • The software that you will own forever: Gimp (a powerful Photoshop alternative that needs no internet access) included
  • BONUS: exclusive design templates

Total investment: $549

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We are sharing some of the projects you will learn how to design during the lessons. We cannot share student projects because they use actual photos of their family and friends (and we value their privacy!)


(Not the kitchen sink, but everything else. 🙂

What do I need to know before taking PhotoCreative?

As long as you’re very comfortable using a computer, you’re good. Beyond that, we’ll teach you from the ground, up.

Which software will I need?

We’ll be learning Gimp, a powerful Photoshop alternative. It’s included with your course materials

How does the course work?

Each lesson is delivered in a video recording where you’ll hear the instructor talk while you view what she’s doing on her screen. You can pause, rewind and rewatch. (You can even watch at double speed in the online version, though we don’t recommend that. 🙂 

The lessons are paired with a design project so you have a chance to work with your new skills. You’ll also get the files used in the lesson if you want even more practice.

If you have any questions during the course you can always reach us via phone or email during our tech support hours. 

You’ll have access to the course videos for two years.

Can I access the classes if I don’t have internet?

Definitely. We have two packages so you can choose the one that works best for you.

Online Package: You’ll receive your course login information by email within 24-48 business hours of registering. Your student portal will contain:

  • all course outline booklets
  • instructions and videos
  • lesson files 

PLUS contact information for any questions; we’re here for you all the way.

USB Package: Your course materials are packed into our signature stylish folder, including:

  • A course outline booklet describing what we’ll cover in each lesson along, with that lesson’s homework assignment.
  • A QuickStart guide which walks you through the process of getting started with the course. (Of course if you have any questions you can contact us!)
  • Your USB drive, which contains all of the course videos, all files discussed during the lessons so that you can follow along on your own computer PLUS gorgeous templates . You’ll also find a bonus section with lots of free downloaded images you can use in your projects, plus many beautiful free fonts
  • Gimp software (a powerful Photoshop alternative that does not need internet access!)

What kind of computer do I need?

You need a computer with (at least):

  • I5 processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • USB drive
  • Mouse (not just a trackpad)
  • 15-inch screen
  • The ability to play audio and videos

We also recommend email or internet access if you plan to send in your projects for comments

For the USB package you will need a Windows computer, since the files we send aren’t compatible with other models. (Sorry! You can still watch the videos online and get all other files by USB.)

How long does it take to complete the PhotoCreative course?

It depends. No – really. It depends on how intensely you schedule yourself. The course could take you anywhere from 3 months to a year. It can even be done faster, depending on how intensely you pace yourself (but remember: you’ll also be dealing with the usual lineup of tests and reports from school…). Most students complete 1-2 lessons with projects per week.

When you sign up, we’ll work with you to create a personalized schedule so you can pace yourself properly.

What happens if I have a question during the course? And what about afterward?

Glad you asked. 🙂 Support is one of the hallmarks of The Bold Edge courses. We believe in being there for any questions you have. The PhotoCreative course includes three months of support and project feedback. (OK, that’s not really accurate. We actually answer our graduates’ questions way after they finish the course, too!)

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