Adobe Photoshop Elements 11
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Adobe Photoshop Elements 11

6 hours of training on basic and advanced techniques
2.0 (1 rating)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Created by Peachpit Press
Last updated 4/2013
English
Price: $50
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Includes:
  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Familiarize viewers with tools and features of Photoshop Elements
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Requirements
  • Internet
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements
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.

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners
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Curriculum For This Course
77 Lectures
05:17:34
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Getting Started
5 Lectures 13:43
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.
Preview 03:05

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.
Preview 02:05

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.
Preview 03:39

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.
Preview 02:12

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.
Backing Up Your Catalog
02:42
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Basic Organization
9 Lectures 37:50
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.
Before You Begin: Folder Structure
03:28

In this lesson you'll learn how to import existing images on your computer into the Elements Organizer.
Importing Existing Photos
04:42

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.
A Tour of the Organizer
02:10

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.
Elements Organizer Preferences
09:01

This lesson will explore the various options for changing the way the Organizer presents your images.
View Options
03:14

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.
Importing New Photos
07:11

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.
Creating Albums
02:38

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.
Utilizing Album Categories
02:45

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.
Navigating Among Photos
02:41
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Updating Photo Information
11 Lectures 39:50
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.
Applying Star Ratings
04:22

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.
Reviewing and Updating Metadata
03:44

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.
Adding Keyword Tags
04:55

This lesson will explore the differences between folders, albums, and keywords, which are all similar but distinct methods for organizing your photos.
Folders, Albums, and Keywords
03:15

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.
Identifying the People in Photos
04:28

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.
Using Facebook Friends List for Photos
02:09

In this lesson you'll learn how to add location information to your photos while working directly on a map.
Adding Location Information to Photos
06:53

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.
Associating Events with Photos
01:40

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.
Adjusting the Data and Time for Photos
02:33

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.
Deleting Photos
03:10

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.
Working with Video Clips
02:41
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Finding Your Photos
9 Lectures 37:46
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.
Filtering by Star Rating
03:46

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.
Using the Timeline to Find Photos
04:24

In this lesson you'll learn just how easy it can be to locate images of a particular person in Elements.
Finding Photos of People
05:30

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.
Finding Photos by Location
05:12

This lesson will show you how you can filter images based on the event information you have added to those images.
Finding Photos by Event
03:14

In this lesson you'll learn how to use basic criteria like media type or filename to locate specific images using the Elements Organizer.
Finding Photos by Basic Criteria
02:40

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.
Advanced Search Options
03:50

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.
Performing a Visual Search
05:41

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.
Finding Missing Photos
03:29
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Getting Started Adjusting Images
14 Lectures 52:56
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.
Instant Fix in the Organizer
02:13

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.
Opening Images in the Elements Editor
05:05

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.
An Overview of the Elements Editor
03:37

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.
Elements Editor Preferences
10:42

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.
Using Undo and Redo
04:05

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.
Zooming and Panning
03:21

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.
A Quick Smart Fix for Photos
02:33

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.
Rotating a Photo
02:18

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.
Quickly Adjusting Exposure and Color
03:49

In this lesson you'll learn how to apply adjustments that affect the overall brightness values in your photos.
Adjusting Levels
03:24

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.
Sharpening a Photo
02:55

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.
Removing Red Eye
01:52

This lesson will show you how easily you can whiten and brighten teeth in any photo with the Elements Editor.
Whitening Teeth
02:02

In this lesson you'll learn how to crop an image to change its size or aspect ratio or to remove distracting elements.
Cropping and Resizing
05:00
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Using Guided Edits
9 Lectures 37:51
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.
Introduction to Guided Edits
04:48

In this lesson you'll learn how to use the Rotate and Straighten guided edit, which enables you to easily correct crooked photos.
Using Rotate and Straighten
04:25

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.
Adding a Vignette
03:28

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.
Creating a Perfect Portrait
04:48

This lesson will introduce the High Key Effect guided edit, which you can use to produce a bright and unique interpretation of a photo.
The High Key Effect
01:34

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.
The Low Key Effect
03:25

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.
Adding a Tilt-Shift Effect
03:47

With the Out of Bounds guided edit you can make a subject pop out of the photo, as you'll see in this lesson.
Creating an Out of Bounds Effect
05:29

This lesson will show you how to create a reflection effect that can add some elegance to a photo.
Creating Reflections
06:07
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Advanced Image Optimization
13 Lectures 01:12:22
This lesson will show you how to apply adjustments to your RAW captures as you open them in the Elements Editor.
Working with RAW Images
09:29

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.
Introduction to Expert Mode
02:42

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.
Using Panels
03:42

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.
Straightening a Photo Manually
03:28

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.
Correcting Camera Problems
08:15

Adjustment layers provide maximum flexibility when adjusting the appearance of your photos, as you'll see in this lesson.
Using Adjustment Layers
07:30

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.
Removing Blemishes
06:20

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.
Adding Text to a Photo
03:16

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.
Creating a Panorama
05:23

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.
Adding Graphic Novel and Comic Effects
08:37

In this lesson you'll learn how to apply sharpening to any photo in order to enhance the level of detail in the image.
Advanced Sharpening
08:05

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.
Recomposing a Photo
03:21

The Elements Editor enables you to play actions that have been recorded in Photoshop, and this lesson will show you how it's done.
Using Actions
02:14
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Sharing Your Photos
7 Lectures 25:16
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.
Adding a Watermark
05:41

In this lesson you'll see how simple the Elements Organizer makes it to share your photos with others via email.
Emailing Photos
02:43

This lesson will demonstrate how you can share images via Facebook through Photoshop Elements.
Sharing Images on Facebook
04:19

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.
Photo Projects Overview
02:33

In this lesson you'll see how you can create photo prints to share your photos in printed form.
Creating Photo Prints
03:28

This lesson will show you how to create custom greeting cards that feature your photos.
Creating Greeting Cards
03:03

The Adobe Revel service enables you to share your photos across a variety of devices, as you'll see in this lesson.
Sharing Through Adobe Revel
03:29
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