Photoshop Elements 101: Five Steps to Better Photos
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Photoshop Elements 101: Five Steps to Better Photos

Improve your Digital Photos using Adobe Photoshop Elements with Five Tried, Tested and True Steps
4.6 (4 ratings)
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13 students enrolled
Created by Simon Foster
Last updated 3/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 7 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Improve their photos using fundamental image editing techniques
  • Know how, when and why to apply the techniques from the course
  • Judge whether a photo needs a particular technique applied or not
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Requirements
  • Students don't need to know anything; just have access to Adobe Photoshop Elements
Description

So you want to improve your photos but you have no idea where to start? This is the course for you! Aimed squarely at the novice user, this course takes you through the five steps you will go through again and again when you improve your images. We don't cover every aspect of Adobe Elements, just the basics you need to know to get up and running quickly. I'll explain what the five steps are, how to use the right tool for the job, and also why you do things in a certain order. We'll even practice the steps with a series of images that I provide.

I've taught the techniques in this course using another photo editing suite. At the time of writing the user ratings for that course currently stand at 4.9 out of 5 stars! Maybe that's because I believe in knowledge, not just information. Information is just telling you what a tool does. Knowledge is telling you what it does, the best way to use it, when to use and when not to use it, how to use it with other tools it and why to use it. That's how you learn something useful...

You don't need to know every tool in an image editing program. But you do need to know just a few steps to take things to a new level. I'll take you through those steps one by one, and I'll help you make your photos shine!

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners who want to improve their photos using Photoshop Elements
  • People who have seen tutorials on the internet and are still thinking 'But... where do I start?'
  • Someone who wants proven techniques done in a particular order
  • Someone who wants guided practice as well as knowledge
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Curriculum For This Course
20 Lectures
03:59:07
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Hi and Welcome! Just a couple of things before we begin...
2 Lectures 25:55

Hello and welcome! Oh; and some useful stuff as well.

Preview 09:37

How to not completely mess up your photos...

First Things First...
16:18
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The Five Steps to Improving your Photos
11 Lectures 02:09:50
Step 1: Rotate and Crop, Part 1
17:31

Step 1: Rotate and Crop, Part 2
06:00

What is a Layer?
17:38

Step 2: Get the Dark and Light Right, Part 1
14:54

Step 2: Get the Dark and Light Right, Part 2
12:40

Step 3: Get the Color Balance Right, Part 1
09:43

Step 3: Get the Color Balance Right, Part 2
08:57

Step 4: Fix the Blemishes, Part 1
05:46


Step 5: Noise Reduction and Sharpen, Part 1
10:30

Step 5: Noise Reduction and Sharpen, Part 2
14:53
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Your Turn! The Practice Sessions
7 Lectures 01:23:22
Practice Part 1: Feeling a Bit Sheepish
11:43

Practice Part 2: Dealing with a Bad Photo
14:09

Practice Part 3: Is the Plural of Crocuses Crocii?
13:01

Practice Part 4: Fluffy Wee Critters
07:42

Practice Part 5: Man in his own Garden
10:08

Practice Part 5: Man in his own Car
13:19

Exporting Images and Goodbye for now...
13:20
About the Instructor
Simon Foster
4.6 Average rating
1,945 Reviews
11,085 Students
8 Courses
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Simon Foster holds a degree in Educational Design from Manchester Metropolitan University, has been a designer for 25+ years, has run a successful design business for over 20, and was a teacher for 2 years. He has produced design work for clients from all over the world, including all the graphics for Rollercoaster Tycoon 1 and 2, various other games and apps, illustrating science books and providing design and illustration for clients ranging from doctors to top level business people, world class geneticists right through to local start up businesses.