Category Archives: Photography

How to Shoot Amazon Catalog Photographs

Amazon requires that all photographs added to the Amazon catalog adhere to a very particular standard.

The background must be pure white – Amazon specifies RGB values of 255, 255, 255. The picture must be 1000 PX or larger on a side, so that Amzon can scale it up or down without a loss in quality. The item for sale must be the sole subject of the photo – no inserts, no models, no watermarks or captions. No line drawings allowed – photos only.

You are a merchant, not a product photographer. How can you learn all the regulations? And once discovered, how can you comply with them?

This workshop, presented at the 2011 SCOE Amazon conference will show you, step by step, how to take a good catalog photo, even if you’ve never used photo editing software before.

How To Get An All White Background on Amazon Product Shots Part 2

Sooner or later, every Amazon seller will need to create a product page in the Amazon catalog. Amazon has very specific rules for photos – and using an all white background is Rule #1

Janelle Elms of OSI Rock Stars, invited Cindy Shebley to teach a webinar on creating Amazon product shots.

In Part 2, Cindy presents a live demonstration of three different methods for removing an item from a cluttered or colored background and creating the all white background that Amazon requires.

Cindy uses Photoshop Elements in this demonstration. If you have any version of Elements, from v5 up to the latest version, these techniques will work for you.

VIDEO GOES HERE

Introduction to Photoshop Elements – Class 3 Part 4

Class 3 – Part 4 – Advanced Text Tool (Time – 32:51)

These videos were recorded live, as the class happened in January, 2009.

The replays were available briefly to paying students who took the class. They have never been released on CD, nor have they been available publicly. Now we have placed them on the Web Sellers’ Circle exclusively for our members.

The replays have been broken up into shorter segments for easier study and viewing.

Introduction to Photoshop Elements – Class 3 Part 3

Class 3 – Part 3 – Camera Raw (Time – 32:33)

These videos were recorded live, as the class happened in January, 2009.

The replays were available briefly to paying students who took the class. They have never been released on CD, nor have they been available publicly. Now we have placed them on the Web Sellers’ Circle exclusively for our members.

The replays have been broken up into shorter segments for easier study and viewing.

Introduction to Photoshop Elements – Class 3 Part 2

Class 3 – Part 2 – Frame Breakout (Time – 13:45)

These videos were recorded live, as the class happened in January, 2009.

The replays were available briefly to paying students who took the class. They have never been released on CD, nor have they been available publicly. Now we have placed them on the Web Sellers’ Circle exclusively for our members.

The replays have been broken up into shorter segments for easier study and viewing.

Introduction to Photoshop Elements – Class 3 Part 1

Class 3 – Part 1 – Recap (Time – 6:57)

These videos were recorded live, as the class happened in January, 2009.

The replays were available briefly to paying students who took the class. They have never been released on CD, nor have they been available publicly. Now we have placed them on the Web Sellers’ Circle exclusively for our members.

The replays have been broken up into shorter segments for easier study and viewing.

Introduction to Photoshop Elements – Class 2 Part 3

Class 2 – Part 3 – The Magic Extractor (Time – 22:06)

These videos were recorded live, as the class happened in January, 2009.

The replays were available briefly to paying students who took the class. They have never been released on CD, nor have they been available publicly. Now we have placed them on the Web Sellers’ Circle exclusively for our members.

The replays have been broken up into shorter segments for easier study and viewing.

Introduction to Photoshop Elements – Class 2 Part 2

Class 2 – Part 2 – Layers & Blend Modes (Time – 27:08)

These videos were recorded live, as the class happened in January, 2009.

The replays were available briefly to paying students who took the class. They have never been released on CD, nor have they been available publicly. Now we have placed them on the Web Sellers’ Circle exclusively for our members.

The replays have been broken up into shorter segments for easier study and viewing.

Introduction to Photoshop Elements – Class 2 Part 1

Class 2 Part 1 – Enhancements & Filters (Time – 36:40)

These videos were recorded live, as the class happened in January, 2009.

The replays were available briefly to paying students who took the class. They have never been released on CD, nor have they been available publicly. Now we have placed them on the Web Sellers’ Circle exclusively for our members.

The replays have been broken up into shorter segments for easier study and viewing.

Introduction to Photoshop Elements – Class 1 Part 6

Class 1 – Part 6 – Demonstration – Layers, Filters, & The Healing Brush (Time – 7:36)

These videos were recorded live, as the class happened in January, 2009.

The replays were available briefly to paying students who took the class. They have never been released on CD, nor have they been available publicly. Now we have placed them on the Web Sellers’ Circle exclusively for our members.

The replays have been broken up into shorter segments for easier study and viewing.