Photoshop Elements: Solid Foundations
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Photoshop Elements: Solid Foundations

Everything you Need to Know - How to, When to and Why to, Taught by an Industry Veteran
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Created by Simon Foster
Last updated 4/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 12.5 hours on-demand video
  • 76 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Edit and improve my photos using industry standard techniques
  • Improve the composition, tone, color, noise and sharpness of my images
  • Remove blemishes, deal with red eye and pet eye
  • Use selections and layer masks
  • Master layer blend modes
  • Use the Organizer to catalog, rate and tag my photo collection
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Requirements
  • Have a working version of Photoshop Elements
  • No prior knowledge of Photoshop Elements needed
  • No prior knowledge of image editing needed
Description

Photoshop Elements is one of the best image editors around. With many of the features of the industry standard Photoshop, It has many powerful tools for making your photos really shine. But without the knowledge of how, when and why to use those tools, all that power is nothing.

This course has been designed with just that in mind. With over 12 hours of content, Photoshop Elements: Solid Foundations takes you from complete beginner through to accomplished user.

I assume no knowledge on your part. All you need is a willingness to learn, and I'll take you though the basic five steps you should consider when tackling any photo. There's a practice session to consolidate the basics where we'll go through a series of supplied photos to really nail those five vital concepts. Then we'll go on to more advanced topics like layer blend modes, vector art, text, selections, layer masks etc. We have a complete section about the photo Organizer where we cover how to sort, rate, tag and stack your photos. We'll even take a look at things like RAW files and how to develop them. By the end of the course you will know how, when and why to enhance your photos, and really make them shine.

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners at image editing
  • Beginners with Photoshop Elements
  • Existing users of Photoshop Elements who want to improve their skills
  • People who want solid methods and workflows, as well as tools
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Curriculum For This Course
72 Lectures
12:26:42
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First things first...
3 Lectures 32:41

Hi! Welcome to the course and here's a couple of tips...

Preview 09:29

A very quick introduction to the interface
06:04

I'm often asked what a layer is and what it does. So, right from the start, let's explain how they work.

What is a Layer?
17:08
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5 Steps to Success - The Basics of Photo Editing
13 Lectures 02:17:16
Step 1: Rotate and Crop, Part 1
13:08

Step 1: Rotate and Crop, Part 2
05:42

Step 1: Rotate and Crop, Part 3
07:06

Step 2: Get the dark and light right, Part 1
14:54

Step 2: Get the dark and light right, Part 2
12:29

Step 2: Get the dark and light right, Part 3
08:57

Step 3: Get your color balance right, Part 1
09:36

Step 3: Get your color balance right, part 2
08:48

Step 4: Red eye and green eye removal
05:46


Step 4: The clone stamp tool
14:39

Step 5: Dealing with Noise
10:24

Step 5: Sharpen your images
14:33
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Time to Practice! Your Turn...
6 Lectures 01:02:15
Practice Part 1 - Baa Ram Ewe...
11:24

All tools and no workflow is no use to anyone. Let's do something about that and show you the kind of workflow you are likely to be using with Elements.

A basic workflow
06:04

Practice Part 3 - Crocuses
13:01

Practice Part 2 - Bad photos...
14:09

Practice Part 4 - Fluffy critters
07:42

Practice Part 5: A man in his garden
09:55
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Time to Take Things up a Notch; Going Beyond the Basics
3 Lectures 20:20
Organize your photos
06:42

Save your work safely
05:58

What does your computer see when it looks at your photo?
07:40
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Focus Your Skills: Work on Selected Parts of Your Photos
16 Lectures 02:51:57
Selections, Part 1
15:13

Selections, Part 2
18:04

Selections, Part 3
10:29

Selections, Part 4
11:15

Selections, Part 5 - The Refine Brush
06:23

Selections, Part 6 - The Refine Tool
14:34

Layer Masks and Why They are Great! Part 1
15:32

Layer Masks and Why They are Great! Part 2
13:10

Layer Masks Exercise, Part 1
08:09

Layer Masks Exercise, Part 2
11:02

A brief interlude where you get to learn about Groups...
04:34

Layer Masks Exercise, Part 3 - Make That Confounded Plastic Bag Disappear!
04:51

Dodge and Burn Your Photos
11:51

Saturate, Blur, Sharpen and Smudge your Photos
07:17


Use the Liquify Tool to Fake your Photos Like the Stars
08:13
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Let's Get Creative! Layer Blend Modes and More...
15 Lectures 03:02:03
Learn About Layer Blend Modes
14:26

Practice Layer Blend Modes, Part 1
12:09

Practice Layer Blend Modes, Part 2
09:31

Practice Layer Blend Modes, Part 3, Convert to Black and White
11:34

Practice Layer Blend Modes, Part 4, Convert to Black and White
11:08

Discover Filters, Part 1
18:53

Discover Filters, Part 2
14:43

Learn about Gradients
16:10

Learn about Shapes
11:51

Create Some Style! Using Styles
06:43

Add Text to your Images
06:48

Project - Create a Flyer for a Very Ill Advised Cafe
18:14

Use Clipping Masks
13:48

Part 15: Photomerge, Part 1
07:46

Photomerge, Part 2
08:19
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Organize Your Work! Getting to Grips with the Organizer
14 Lectures 01:57:43
Part 1: Import Your Photos
07:42

Part 2: Assign Names to Your Photos
09:13

Part 3: Assign More Than One Name to a Photo
08:29

Part 4: Add More Photos to Your Library
09:05

Part 5: Import Photos From Your Camera Card
08:42

Part 6: Move Photos Around Within the Organizer
06:38

Part 7: Tag the Places Where You Took Your Photos
08:28

Part 8: Tag the Special Events in Your Life
04:13

Part 9: Assign Special Keywords to Your Photos
04:15

Part 10: Give Your Photos Marks out of Five
16:29

Part 11: Stacking and Version Sets
14:10

Part 12: Find More Information About Your Photos
07:14

Part 13: Create a Slide Show from Your Images
04:46

Part 14: Using the Right Mouse
08:19
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Developing RAW files
2 Lectures 22:27

I've included three more RAW files in case you don't have any, available for download, so you can further explore the possibilities of developing them.

Developing RAW files, Part 2
12:22
About the Instructor
Simon Foster
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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.