Photo Editing for Absolute Beginners

Get your photos onto your pages with bite-sized videos and step-by-step instructions
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  • Lectures 9
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

Have you got a copy of Photoshop Elements on your computer that is gathering dust?

Have you tried following tutorials only to find they assume you know which panel is which what, and what all the names and icons mean?

Do you just want to print a photo, but no one will give you a straight answer on how to do it?

I hear you!

Photo Editing for Absolute Beginners answers the most common questions that new Photoshop Elements users ask me. Straight to the point, using the simplest method that will get you in and out of Photoshop Elements in a couple of minutes.

You'll learn how to:

  • Find your way around the Photoshop Elements workspace - so you can find the tools and commands you need
  • Open a photo in Photoshop Elements - and save it so that you can't ruin your original
  • Edit a photo in quick mode - and improve the look of your photos
  • Crop a photo for printing - so you get the whole subject in the frame
  • Add text to a photo - tell your story or make a postcard
  • Save a photo for printing online - so the prints look the best they can
  • Print at home - on photo paper of ANY size
  • Print multiple photos on a 4x6 - a cost effective way to get your smaller prints

Here's what's included in the class.

  • 7 videos that show you the very basics of photo editing Photoshop Elements - straight and to the point!
  • Full-color PDF handouts that walk you step-by-step through each tutorial - keep them handy for future reference.
  • Interactive comments below each video and access to me so that you can get specific help if you need it - sometimes you need extra help.

What are the requirements?

  • Download and install Photoshop Elements 11 or newer
  • Some photos you want to edit or print

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Make basic edits to a photo
  • Save your photo for printing
  • Print photos in a variety of sizes
  • Add titles and text to a photo

Who is the target audience?

  • Those new to Photoshop Elements - no previous experience necessary

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Welcome to Photo Editing for Absolute Beginners
Welcome to Class!
Section 2: Learn about the Photoshop Elements Workspace

Learn about the main screen (or workspace) in Photoshop Elements so you can find the tools you'll need to edit your photos.

Welcome to Photoshop Elements, in this first video I show you around the workspace of the Photoshop Elements Editor.

This video was recorded in Photoshop Elements 11, however the interface is just the same in newer versions of Photoshop Elements.

Section 3: Open and Edit photo in Quick Mode

The power of Photoshop Elements is that you don't have to a post processing guru to get your photos looking great. Inside this video I walk you through the quick edit mode and show you how easy editing a photo can be.

Section 4: Printing Photos

Different cameras use different aspect ratios, so if you print them without cropping you may end up with white borders on your prints or part of your photo cut off. Find out how to avoid this by simply cropping your photos.


Do you have a home printer? Here's the simplest way to get your photos printed!


Find out how you can fit multiple photos on one piece of photo paper. Waste not, want not!


The most common question I get about printing is how to print two photos on a 4x6 photo. Here's how!

Section 5: Adding Text to Photos

Would you like to add text to your photo? Tell your story in the background or make a postcard? I'll show you how.


If you have a litte bit more to say on your image, you may like to add a whole box of text to your photo. I'll walk you through the process.

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Instructor Biography

Melissa Shanhun, Photoshop Elements Educator

G’day, I’m Melissa, Aussie mum, digital scrapbooker, professional organizer and teacher. I love pairing photos with memories of meaningful moments in my everyday life.

Here in Perth, I spend my everyday life with my husband, Phill, and our three little ones: Emily, Edward, Lucy and Matthew. Digital scrapbooking helps me tell the stories in our life. I love the versatility of digi scrapping. I can go simple, using phone photos and a line of journaling. Or, I can spend time in Photoshop Elements embellishing layouts with digital paint, flowers and bling.

At Digital Scrapbooking HQ, I would love to introduce you to the joy of scrapbooking with your computer. I've been teaching and working with Adobe Photoshop Elements for many years, and my former career in education gives me the unique blend of skills needed to teach the technology skills, without the stress and fuss.

If you want help from a real life scrapbooker you're in the right place.

At DigiScrapHQ you’ll find video tutorials that will help you learn about digital scrapbooking. I've designed my classes to answer your Photoshop Elements questions. Finally you will be able record your photos, stories, and memories in gorgeous digital and printed layouts that convey your unique style and perspective.

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