Learn - Pixelmator 3.5 Edition

Developer: Swanson Digital, LLC

Current Version: 3.5

Last Updated: 2 years ago

Download Size: 913.8 MB - Download


** 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

**Get this and all TheMacU Tutorials for Mac & iOS for one low price on TheMacU.com!**

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 TheMacU.com to provide video training courses to Mac & iOS users anywhere in the World.


Release Notes:

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


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 3.2
Review by ShawneeKSGirl

Photos a great addition - Imagine my surprise when, 3/4 of the way through Learn Pixelmator, an update appeared! It was sort of a start-over-so-I-don’t-miss-anything situation, but I have to say it was well worth my time and effort. The greatest addition to the course for me was the inclusion of downloadable photos from the course. I toggled back and forth between Learn Pixelmator 3 and the app itself to be able to see and do all the features. I found this to be extremely valuable in my assimilation of the information. Very well done. I wish there were MacU tutorials for all apps!

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people
Version 3.3
Review by mwm5053

Crashes all the time with no Support - I have used this app in the past with no problems and the other apps I have from this company work fine, Not sure why all of a sudden it won't even open but my big gripe is no email response to the problem after several atemps to contact someone. After reviewing some of the other reviews the info on compatibility is incorrect. It will not work on Mac OS 10.7 or older others have complained about this and complained that contacting support is a waste of time. Very disappointing seeing that the courses are about Mac apps and the author is unable to resolve these problems or cares about support.

Found helpful by 17 out of 21 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 3.5
Review by 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!

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
Version 3.5
Review by 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!

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people