Adobe Photoshop Elements 11

6 hours of training on basic and advanced techniques
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  • Lectures 77
  • Length 5.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2013 English

Course Description

THIS COMPLETE TRAINING PROGRAM from Adobe Press and video2brain offers over 6 hours of high-quality video training in the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop Elements 11. Experienced author and educator Tim Grey shares his real-world experience using Photoshop Elements in a way that follows a logical photographic workflow. Tim takes you on an extensive tour of the Elements Organizer before introducing image editing. You’ll then learn how to use the basic and creative editing tools, as well as advanced image optimization techniques in the Elements Editor. Finally, you’ll learn how to share your best images quickly and easily via Facebook and Adobe Revel. Project files used in the lessons are included so viewers can practice what they have learned.

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  • Internet
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Familiarize viewers with tools and features of Photoshop Elements

What is the target audience?

  • Beginners

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Curriculum

Section 1: Getting Started
03:05
In this lesson you'll get an overview of Photoshop Elements so you'll understand the difference between the Organizer and the Editor, and the general features of each.
02:05
When you first launch Photoshop Elements you'll be greeted by the Welcome screen, which also provides access to several useful features, as you'll see in this lesson.
03:39
In this lesson we'll take a quick look at a typical workflow for working with your photos, optimizing an image, and sharing that image with others. This will help you get a better sense of some of the capabilities of Photoshop Elements.
02:12
If you've been using Photoshop Elements prior to version 11, you'll want to watch this lesson so you'll know exactly how to update your existing Elements catalog.
02:42
Backing up your images and the information about those images is important, and this lesson will show you how to accomplish this key task in Elements.
Section 2: Basic Organization
03:28
This lesson will discuss the important issue of creating an organized folder structure before you even start using the Elements Organizer to manage your images.
04:42
In this lesson you'll learn how to import existing images on your computer into the Elements Organizer.
02:10
In this lesson you'll receive a guided tour of the Elements Organizer interface so you'll have a better sense of where things are and how they work, making you feel at home with this powerful image management tool.
09:01
The Elements Organizer provides you with a variety of ways to customize the interface and overall behavior of the application, and this lesson will guide you through those settings.
03:14
This lesson will explore the various options for changing the way the Organizer presents your images.
07:11
In this lesson we'll go through the process of downloading new images from your digital camera into the Organizer catalog so you can work with those images in Elements.
02:38
Albums enable you to organize a group of photos in a wide variety of ways based on criteria you decide on for yourself, and in this lesson you'll learn how to create albums of your photos.
02:45
In addition to organizing photos by albums, you can also organize albums into categories. In this lesson you'll see how to create and use album categories.
02:41
It is important to be able to find the photos you need when you need them, and in this lesson you'll learn the basic methods for navigating among your photos in the Elements Organizer.
Section 3: Updating Photo Information
04:22
Star ratings are an effective way to identify your favorite (and not-so-favorite) photos, and in this lesson you'll learn how to assign star ratings to your photos.
03:44
In this lesson you'll see how you can review the information added to your photos by the camera, as well as how to add your own information.
04:55
Keyword tags enable you to identify the key details about the subjects in your photos, helping you find the photo you're looking for later on. This lesson will show you how to put keyword tags to use.
03:15
This lesson will explore the differences between folders, albums, and keywords, which are all similar but distinct methods for organizing your photos.
04:28
The Elements Organizer includes a powerful "people recognition" feature that enables you to automatically identify the people in your photos. This lesson will show you how to put this feature to use.
02:09
You can use your Facebook friends list to streamline the process of adding people tags to your photos in the Elements Organizer, as you'll see in this lesson.
06:53
In this lesson you'll learn how to add location information to your photos while working directly on a map.
01:40
In many cases an event defines the reason a photo was captured, so it can be very useful to add event information to your photos. This lesson will show you how.
02:33
If you ever find that you traveled to a different time zone and forgot to change the time on your camera, you don't need to worry. As you'll see in this lesson, it is easy to update the capture time for a group of photos if needed.
03:10
For a variety of reasons you may find that certain photos simply aren't worth keeping, and in this lesson you'll see how to delete those photos.
02:41
In addition to enabling you to manage your digital photos, the Elements Organizer also allows you to work with video, as you'll see in this lesson.
Section 4: Finding Your Photos
03:46
If you use star ratings to help identify your favorite photos, you can then filter by those star ratings when you are looking for a photo, as you'll see in this lesson.
04:24
If you can recall when, or approximately when, a particular photo was captured, the Timeline view can be very helpful in locating it, as will be demonstrated in this lesson.
05:30
In this lesson you'll learn just how easy it can be to locate images of a particular person in Elements.
05:12
If you have added location information to your photos you can use the map to locate those images, as you'll see in this lesson.
03:14
This lesson will show you how you can filter images based on the event information you have added to those images.
02:40
In this lesson you'll learn how to use basic criteria like media type or filename to locate specific images using the Elements Organizer.
03:50
The Elements Organizer provides a variety of detailed criteria that you can use to help locate a particular photo, and in this lesson you'll learn how to use those options.
05:41
The Elements Organizer lets you find images that are visually similar to a particular photo that you've identified. This lesson will show you how to use this impressive capability.
03:29
Under certain circumstances you may find that images are no longer available in the Organizer, but in most cases there is nothing to worry about – you simply need to update the location of those photos. This lesson will show you how to locate missing images with ease.
Section 5: Getting Started Adjusting Images
02:13
In this lesson you'll be introduced to the Instant Fix feature in the Elements Organizer, which applies an automated adjustment in no time at all.
05:05
The Elements Editor provides a wide variety of powerful features for optimizing the appearance of your photos, and in this lesson you'll learn how to open images in the Editor from the Elements Organizer.
03:37
This lesson will provide you with an overview of the Elements Editor interface so you'll understand the overall layout and how to find the options you need.
10:42
In this lesson we'll take a look at the various settings you can adjust to change the appearance and behavior of the Elements Editor.
04:05
From time to time you may find that you've made a mistake and want to take a step backward, and in this lesson you'll learn how to undo or redo one or more of your steps.
03:21
While working on your photos you may want to get a closer look and/or move around within the image. This lesson will show you how to zoom and pan around within your images.
02:33
This lesson will show you the Quick Smart Fix option in the Elements Editor, which allows you to apply a fast optimization to your photos.
02:18
While most digital photos will have their rotation orientation set automatically by the camera, for some photos you may need to apply rotation manually. This lesson will show you how easy it is to do so.
03:49
When you need to quickly improve the overall exposure and color in a photo, the quick adjustments presented in this lesson may be just what you need.
03:24
In this lesson you'll learn how to apply adjustments that affect the overall brightness values in your photos.
02:55
When a photo wasn't quite in focus or you simply want to enhance detail, this lesson will show you how to apply effective sharpening.
01:52
Red eye is a common issue with photos that are captured using flash, creating a not-so-pleasant result. Fortunately, it is very easy to fix red eye in your photos, as you'll see in this lesson.
02:02
This lesson will show you how easily you can whiten and brighten teeth in any photo with the Elements Editor.
05:00
In this lesson you'll learn how to crop an image to change its size or aspect ratio or to remove distracting elements.
Section 6: Using Guided Edits
04:48
This lesson will provide you with a general overview of the guided edits feature in the Elements Editor, so you can get an idea of the wide variety of options available.
04:25
In this lesson you'll learn how to use the Rotate and Straighten guided edit, which enables you to easily correct crooked photos.
03:28
A vignette can help keep the viewer focused on the key subject of a photo, and this lesson will show you how to apply this effect quickly via a guided edit.
04:48
In this lesson you'll learn how to apply a variety of adjustments to improve any photo that features a person, making it look like a great portrait.
01:34
This lesson will introduce the High Key Effect guided edit, which you can use to produce a bright and unique interpretation of a photo.
03:25
When you want to emphasize a key subject in a photo, darkening all other areas can be very effective, and this lesson will show you how to do so with a guided edit.
03:47
A tilt-shift lens is capable of producing a very creative and fun effect, and in this lesson you'll learn how to apply just such an effect with the Elements Editor.
05:29
With the Out of Bounds guided edit you can make a subject pop out of the photo, as you'll see in this lesson.
06:07
This lesson will show you how to create a reflection effect that can add some elegance to a photo.
Section 7: Advanced Image Optimization
09:29
This lesson will show you how to apply adjustments to your RAW captures as you open them in the Elements Editor.
02:42
Expert mode in the Elements Editor allows you to take full control over the adjustments you apply to your photos, and in this lesson you'll be introduced to this editing mode.
03:42
This lesson will show you how you can refine the layout and position of the panels in the Elements Editor when working in Expert mode.
03:28
When you need to fine-tune the rotation of a photo to ensure that horizontal or vertical lines are straight, you'll want to take direct control, as demonstrated in this lesson.
08:15
Different lenses can cause a variety of different issues in your images, such as distortion and vignetting. This lesson will show you how to apply corrections for those issues.
07:30
Adjustment layers provide maximum flexibility when adjusting the appearance of your photos, as you'll see in this lesson.
06:20
In this lesson you'll see how easy it can be to remove blemishes in your photos with the image cleanup capabilities of the Elements Editor.
03:16
Elements offers a number of creative options for adding text. You can choose the font, size, and color of your text and it always remains fully editable, as you'll see in this lesson.
05:23
When you want to present a wider view of a scene, a composite panorama can be a great solution. In this lesson you'll see how to assemble a set of images into a single panorama.
08:37
This lesson will demonstrate the Graphic Novel and Comic effects, fun and creative effects that you can add to any digital photo in the Elements Editor.
08:05
In this lesson you'll learn how to apply sharpening to any photo in order to enhance the level of detail in the image.
03:21
When the composition of a photo doesn't quite suit your preferences, you might be very impressed with what you can do with the Recompose tool, as you'll see in this lesson.
02:14
The Elements Editor enables you to play actions that have been recorded in Photoshop, and this lesson will show you how it's done.
Section 8: Sharing Your Photos
05:41
When sharing your photos you may want to add a watermark to identify them as your own, and this lesson will show you how to do so quickly and easily.
02:43
In this lesson you'll see how simple the Elements Organizer makes it to share your photos with others via email.
04:19
This lesson will demonstrate how you can share images via Facebook through Photoshop Elements.
02:33
The Elements Organizer offers a variety of photo projects that make it easy for you to share your images in a variety of ways, as you'll see in this lesson.
03:28
In this lesson you'll see how you can create photo prints to share your photos in printed form.
03:03
This lesson will show you how to create custom greeting cards that feature your photos.
03:29
The Adobe Revel service enables you to share your photos across a variety of devices, as you'll see in this lesson.

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