— Lesson 04 —


with Nicole S. Young

Nicole S. Young

Nicole is a photographer and educator based in Oregon. She writes, travels around the world with her camera, and shares her knowledge about photography through her books, training, and online articles.

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Video Download — Instructions

Lesson 04: Start-to-Finish

In this lesson I walk through post-processing images from start to finish.

Your next lesson will be available on July 5, 2019.

Practice Files

To download the practice images, please access your DOWNLOAD PAGE.
You can find the link in your original email receipt.

To download these videos with closed-captioning, please click here (.zip file, 303 MB).

Keyboard Shortcuts

Here are the keyboard shortcuts used in this lesson:

Description Mac PC
Select multiple images at once Shift + Click Shift + Click
Preview noise reduction Hold Opt while moving slider Hold Alt while moving slider
Toggle Paint IN and Paint OUT (with Brush tool) Shift + X Shift + X
Change Brush size [ and ] [ and ]
Sample with the Clone Stamp tool Hold Opt and Click Hold Alt and Click
Preview clipping J J
Reject image X X
Select or Deselect individual images Cmd + Click Ctrl + Click
Undo last action Cmd + Z Ctrl + Z


Throughout this course I will be demoing student files to show how to post-process certain techniques. If you would like to submit your own file(s) to be considered for being featured in this course, please use the button below.

Upload requirements:

  • Please include YOUR NAME in the filename of ALL uploaded files. For example: young_nicole_1234.cr2, young_nicole_1234.doc
  • To get the most out of your submission, please upload the RAW version of your image.
  • If you have a specific question about your image, such as “how to colorize my black-and-white photo”, please type that in a separate text file and upload it along with your image file WITH THE SAME FILENAME as your image.
  • You must be the copyright owner for all uploaded files.

By uploading your files you consent Nicolesy, Inc. to use your copyrighted images in the ON1 Discovery course. Your original image files will not be shared publicly or made available to the other enrolled students or any other party.

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