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Michael Brown

Michael Brown

Creating a Photo Book, Part 2

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction
Introduction to Photoshop Elements

19m 3s

Intro
0:00
Course Overview
0:10
What You Will Learn
0:11
Key to Learning Photoshop Elements
1:29
Photoshop Elements or Photoshop?
2:23
Elements Can Do Almost Anything that Photoshop can for Enhancing or Retouching Images
2:24
Photoshop Elements Has Several Features that Photoshop Does Not Have
3:54
Elements is Very User Friendly in It's Layout
4:49
Elements 11 Has Also Incorporated Some Great New Features from Photoshop CS6
5:18
Bottom Line
5:43
Three Separate Programs in One Package
6:12
Organizer
6:13
Camera RAW
6:55
Editor
7:45
Four Simple Categories for Working on an Image
8:01
Corrections
8:02
Selections
8:30
Retouching
9:23
Manipulation
9:42
Demonstration : Using Elements to Work on an Image
10:03
Editing in Camera RAW
10:04
Removing Parts of an Image
11:55
Selection Mask & Adjusting Color
14:06
Adjusting Overall Saturation
17:02
Important Axiom
18:08
The Importance of Quality

19m 6s

Intro
0:00
The Mantra of Quality
1:02
'Garbage In, Garbage Out'
1:03
Setting Up Your Camera
1:50
Camera Settings: JPEG vs. RAW
1:51
Setting Your Camera for RAW Files
5:10
Some Tips on Taking Quality Photos
8:23
Fill the Frame
8:31
Check Your Focus
11:23
Camera Shake
12:39
Exposure
14:05
Shoot Several Shots of a Scene
15:48
Shoot Multiple Angles and Different Focal Lengths
16:51
Lesson Summary
18:40
Light & Color

13m 11s

Intro
0:00
Lesson in Light & Color, Part 1
0:46
What is Light?
0:47
Brightness & Color
1:24
Example of Exposure & Color
2:47
Lesson in Light & Color, Part 2
4:30
Transmitted & Reflected Light
4:31
Why is This Important in Photoshop?
6:27
Color Spaces
7:18
Visible
7:19
Prophoto
7:36
Adobe RGB & sRGB
8:22
CMYK
9:37
To Make This Simple
10:32
Setting Color Spaces
11:28
Setting Color Spaces
11:29
Lesson Summary
12:42
White Balance & Monitor Calibration

17m 21s

Intro
0:00
White Balance
1:45
What is White Balance
1:46
Examples: Lighting Situations
3:03
How Does White Balance Apply in Photoshop Elements?
8:00
Monitor Calibration
8:42
Monitor Calibration Overview
8:43
Calibrating Your Monitor for PC & MAC
11:22
Calibrating to a Printer
14:24
II. Workspace
Overview & Tour

14m 59s

Intro
0:00
Principal Objective of This Course
0:24
Practical Working Knowledge
0:25
Main Work Areas Overview
1:31
The Welcome Screen
1:32
The Organizer Workspace
2:14
The Editor Workspace
2:55
Demonstrations: The Welcome Screen
3:40
The Editor Workspace
5:21
Toolbox
5:22
Tool Options
6:09
Open Recently Edited Items
6:48
Quick, Guided, and Expert Mode
7:12
Create Button
8:37
Panels & Adjustments
8:46
Photo Bin
9:14
The Organizer Workspace
10:00
Importing Images
10:33
Folders & Albums
10:50
Bottom Tools
11:47
Tags and Information
12:18
Create & Share
13:00
Ratings
13:14
Media, People, Places, and Events
13:19
Organizer, Part1: Import & Sort

25m 43s

Intro
0:00
The Organizer Overview
0:17
Objective
0:56
What We Want to Do
1:04
Getting Organized
2:06
Primary Features
3:34
Drop Down Menus & Media Window
3:35
Star Ratings
6:07
Folders, Information Panels, and Albums
6:35
Create & Share Menu
10:20
Bringing Your Images Into Organizer
10:56
Photo Downloader
10:57
Get Images From Existing Files or Folders
18:11
Searching for Missing Items
19:40
Organizing Your Images
20:25
Folders & Albums
20:26
Organizer, Part 2: Sorting, Rating & Refining Images

22m 12s

Intro
0:00
Sorting, Rating & Refining Images
0:07
Albums & Folders Review
0:08
2 More Ways to Add Images to an Album
3:00
Deleting Images
7:56
Sorting and Refining Your Images
10:47
Adding & Changing Star Ratings
11:41
Full Screen View
14:22
Two Up View Comparison & Filtering Images
15:35
Organizer, Part 3: Keywords, People & Places

12m 43s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Sorting Methods
3:53
Sorting by Keywords
3:54
Sorting by People
7:28
Sorting by Places
9:35
The Photo Editor Workspace

29m 5s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
Quick Edit, Guided Edit, and Expert
1:09
Photoshop Elements 10 Workspace vs. 11 Workspace
1:53
Setting Preferences
3:00
Color Picker & Step Back/Fwd
3:01
General Options
4:45
Allow Floating Documents in Expert Mode
5:49
Saving Files
8:02
Performance
9:14
Display & Cursors
10:45
Transparency, Units & Rulers, Guides & Grid
12:12
The New Interface Overview
14:02
The New Interface
14:03
The Menu Bar
15:41
The Options Bar
15:42
The Tool Bar
16:44
The Task Bar
17:28
The Photo Bin & Tool Options Bin
18:27
The Panel Bin
20:46
The Document Window
22:21
Options for Arranging Documents
24:35
The Tool Bar & Important Tool Shortcuts

15m 37s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Photoshop Elements 10 vs. Photoshop Elements 11
0:54
The Tool Bar
3:13
Primary Photoshop Elements Tools - Defined
3:14
Photoshop Elements 11 Tools and One Key Shortcuts
3:32
Important Tools and Their Shortcuts
5:09
Zoom Tool
5:28
Hand Tool
7:41
Move Tool
9:33
Selection Tools
11:00
Spot Healing Brush Tool & Rubber Stamp Tool
11:55
Sponge Tool
12:38
Brush Tool & Eraser Tool
12:54
Gradient Tool
13:11
Text Tool
13:15
Crop Tool
13:24
Brushes Shortcuts
14:24
Lesson Summary
14:56
The Menu Bar & Options Bar

18m 57s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
The Menu Bar
1:46
File Menu
2:08
Edit Menu
3:54
Image Menu
6:27
Enhance Menu
8:00
Layer Menu
8:45
Select Menu
8:56
Filter Menu
9:08
View Menu
9:18
Window Menu
11:09
Help Menu
11:56
Summary
12:11
The Options Bar
12:44
Open
12:45
Quick, Guided, and Expert Overview
13:34
Quick Edit
14:05
Guided Edit
16:03
Expert Mode and Create Buttons
18:02
The Task Bar, Photo Bin, & Panel Bin

17m 7s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
The Task Bar
1:46
The Task Bar Overview
1:47
Photo Bin
2:26
Tools Option
4:14
Undo & Redo
5:50
Rotate
6:12
Layout
6:45
Panels
7:40
Layer
8:13
Effects
8:40
Graphics
11:38
Favorites
12:35
More
13:17
Customize Panels
13:48
Lesson Summary
16:42
III. Camera RAW
Camera RAW, Part 1

10m

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:09
What is RAW and What is JPEG Files?
1:22
JPEG Files
2:03
RAW Files
4:10
JPEG vs. RAW
5:11
Camera RAW
6:30
What is Camera RAW?
6:31
Why Use Camera RAW?
8:13
Camera RAW, Part 2

21m

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
Camera RAW: Tools
1:39
Tool Bar and Tools in Camera RAW
2:14
Camera RAW: Panels
5:15
Camera Calibration Panel
5:53
Basic Panel
7:02
Detail Panel: Sharpening & Noise Reduction
12:53
Saving Image
16:13
Opening JPEG's or TIFF in Camera RAW
18:26
Opening JPEG's or TIFF in Camera RAW
18:27
IV. Elements Basics
Image Size, Canvas Size, & Resolution

23m 59s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Image Size & Resolution
0:58
Megapixels
0:59
File Size
1:23
Resolution
1:42
Image Size
1:55
Changing Document Size Only, Maintaining Proportions
2:21
Re-Sampling
8:09
Re-Sampling to Maintain Proportions
8:10
Re-Sampling to Distort Image
13:46
Canvas Size
16:16
Canvas Size
16:17
Sizing for Print & Web
21:52
Sizing for Print & Web
21:53
File Formats

10m 57s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
The Primary File Formats in Photoshop Elements
0:44
PSD
0:55
JPEG
2:00
PNG
3:50
Formats for Saving
5:02
GIF
6:01
PDF
6:43
TIFF
7:43
Photo Project Format
8:42
Lesson Summary
10:12
Saving Your Images

18m 29s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Save & Save As
0:38
Save & Save As
0:39
Save for Web
8:21
Preset: JPEG
10:25
Preset: GIF 32
11:44
Preset: PNG 24
12:28
Save for Web: JPEG Settings
13:04
Lesson Summary
17:30
Value of Using Shortcuts

11m 56s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
Basic Categories in Photoshop Elements
1:11
Basic Categories in Photoshop Elements
1:12
Important Tools and Their Shortcuts
3:32
Key Shortcuts
4:08
Single Key Shortcuts
4:09
Two Keys Shortcuts
4:34
Using Shortcuts Demonstration
6:13
Using Shortcuts Demonstration
6:14
Lesson Summary
10:58
Image Sharpening

18m 17s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
What is Sharpening?
0:30
What is Sharpening?
0:31
Auto Sharpen
0:46
When and How Much to Sharpen?
2:58
Noise Reduction Before Sharpening
3:27
Sharpen Your Image When You First Open It
5:03
Do Not Oversharpen
6:16
Sharpening Methods
8:31
Adjust Sharpen
8:55
Unsharp Mask
11:35
High Pass Filter
13:25
Methods Summary
17:06
Image Enhancement: Quick Edit & Guided Edit Mode

11m 27s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Image Enhancement with Quick Edit Mode
0:24
Quick Edit Mode Overview
0:28
Sharpen
1:43
Exposure
2:11
Color
3:09
Demonstration 2: Flower
3:36
Image Enhancement with Guided Edit Mode
5:18
Sharpen
5:55
Levels
6:10
Enhance Colors
6:49
Recompose
7:25
8:51
Create Pop Art
9:40
Crop, Straighten, Correct Perspective & Distortion

18m 21s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Correct Camera Distortion
3:13
Distortion
3:14
Vignette
4:08
Perspective Control
5:03
Edge Extension
6:00
Correct Perspective
6:25
Perspective Transform
6:26
Distort Transform
7:45
Cropping
9:21
Cropping
9:22
Straightening
12:03
Straightening
12:04
Recompose
14:45
Recompose
14:46
Brushes

23m 6s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
Basic Brushes
1:23
Size & Opacity
1:24
Brush Shapes
4:33
Brush Settings
5:20
Hardness
5:21
Spacing
5:57
Angle
7:39
Scatter
9:03
Fade
10:23
Creating a Custom Brush
11:46
Creating a Custom Brush Demonstration 1
11:47
Creating a Custom Brush Demonstration 2
13:17
Creating Pattern Brush
14:20
Impressionistic Brush
16:57
Impressionistic Brush
16:58
Color Replacement Brush
19:03
Color Replacement Brush
19:04
Gradients & the Paint Bucket Tools

31m 19s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
The Paint Bucket Tool
0:46
Color & Pattern
0:47
Opacity, Tolerance, & Blend Mode
1:09
Paint Bucket Demonstration 1: Filling a Layer
1:27
Paint Bucket Demonstration 2: Creating a Sepia Tone
2:20
Paint Bucket Demonstration 3: Changing Color Using Blend Mode, Opacity, 7 Tolerance
4:15
Paint Bucket Demonstration 4: Adding Pattern to an Image
6:44
The Gradient Tool
8:53
The Gradient Tool
8:54
The Gradient Editor
12:50
The Gradient Editor Overview
12:51
Solid Gradient vs. Noise Gradient
14:20
Color Midpoint
16:37
Creating a Gradient
21:19
Gradient Map Feature
23:57
Gradient Map Feature
23:58
Using Gradients for Layer Masks
28:21
Using Gradients for Layer Masks
28:22
Exposure & Color Corrections, Part 1

27m 54s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
Mantra for Exposure & Color
0:49
Mantra for Exposure & Color
1:06
Auto Exposure/Color Controls
2:19
Auto Exposure/Color Controls: Demonstration 1
2:20
Auto Exposure/Color Controls: Demonstration 2
6:48
Manual Exposure Controls
9:12
Adjust Lighting: Brightness/Contrast
9:13
Adjust Lighting: Shadows/Highlights
11:40
Adjust Lighting: Levels
14:23
Manual Color Controls
19:25
Adjust Color: Hue/Saturation
19:26
Correcting in Quick & Guided
23:58
Exposure & Color Corrections in Quick
23:59
Exposure & Color Corrections in Guided
26:54
Lesson Summary
27:30
Exposure & Color Corrections, Part 2

22m 26s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Comparing Camera RAW Results with Editor's Manual Exposure and Color
1:01
Comparing Camera RAW Results with Editor's Manual Exposure and Color
1:02
Removing a Color Cast
4:45
Removing a Color Cast
4:46
Color Variations
7:24
Correcting Skin Tones
10:49
Correcting Skin Tones
10:50
Converting to Black & White
13:59
Converting to Black & White
14:00
Creating a Sepia Tone Image
18:14
Creating a Sepia Tone Image
18:15
V. Selections & Layers
Introduction to Selections

24m 47s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Creating Selections
1:04
Creating Selections Overview
1:05
Principal Selection Tools & Options
4:40
Marquee Tools & Feather
4:41
Lasso Tools
5:34
Quick Selection, Magic Wand, and Selection Brush
6:30
Layer Masks
8:09
Basic Selection Shortcuts
9:02
Tools Shortcut
9:03
Add & Subtract Selection
9:51
Hide Selection
10:08
Deselect & Select All
11:02
Selection Demonstration 1: Landscape
11:33
Selection Demonstration 2: Commercial Composite
18:49
Selection Demonstration 3: Portrait
21:46
Basic Selections

23m 28s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Basic Selection Tools
1:05
Marquee Tool
1:06
Lasso Tool
6:20
Polygonal Lasso Tool
7:56
Magnetic Lasso Tool
9:57
More on Lasso Tools
11:01
Demonstration 1: Quick Selection & Magic Wand Tool
12:58
Quick Selection Tool
12:59
Magic Wand Tool & Tolerance
15:02
Quick Selection Tool, cont.
16:29
Demonstration 2: Quick Selection & Magic Wand Tool
17:40
Quick Selection Tool
17:41
Magic Wand Tool & Tolerance
19:08
Adding & Subtracting with the Lasso Tool
20:23
Adding & Subtracting with the Lasso Tool
20:24
Lesson Summary
21:54
Making Efficient & Flawless Selections

26m 20s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Feather
1:06
What is Feather?
1:07
Feather Demonstration
1:55
Selection & Feather Demonstration
7:18
Making Selection & Applying Feather: Water
7:19
Making Selection & Applying Feather: Shoreline
15:26
Selection Brush Tool

18m 33s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Selections & Masks
1:03
Selections & Masks
1:04
Selection Brush Demonstration 1: Landscape
4:36
Color Adjustment
4:37
Painting a Selection with the Selection Brush
6:24
Selection Brush Demonstration 2: Portrait
14:27
Using Selection Brush to View & Correct a Selection
14:28
Lesson Summary
17:44
Refine Edge, Part 1

16m 28s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Refine Edge Demonstration 1
1:35
Part 1: Making & Saving a Selection
1:36
Part 2: Refine Edge Dialogue Box
6:51
Part 3: Refine Edge View Mode
8:42
Part 4: Edge Detection & Smart Radius
10:10
Part 4: Compositing a New Sky
14:33
Lesson Summary
15:42
Refine Edge, Part 2

20m 4s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Selecting Hair & Correcting Clean Edge Problems
1:58
Selecting Hair
1:59
Smoothing, Contrast, Expand & Contract
5:39
Correcting Clean Edge Problems with Edge Detection
7:03
Shift Edge Demonstration
15:07
Making the Selection
15:08
Shift Edge
17:07
Lesson Summary
19:16
Layers & Adjustment Layers

20m 57s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Layer Basics
0:40
Layer Basics, Part 1
0:41
Layer Basics, Part 2
8:51
Layer Panel
9:48
New Layer
9:49
Adjustment Layer
10:17
Add Layer Mask
10:56
Layers Lock
11:14
Blend Mode
11:40
Opacity
11:51
Adjustment Layers
12:58
Adjustment Layers Overview
12:59
Example: Using Adjustment Layers
15:20
Layer Masks

25m 26s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Layer Mask Overview
1:04
What is a Layer Mask?
1:05
Why Use Layer Mask?
6:34
Create & Modify Layer Mask Example
6:49
Sharpen the Image
7:22
Assessing the Image
9:47
Selection of the Sky & Ocean
10:50
Cove: Selection & Color Adjustment
13:16
Ocean: Selection & Color Adjustment
16:46
Sky: Selection & Color Adjustment
19:23
Land: Selection & Color Adjustment
22:40
Lesson Summary
24:00
VI. Retouching
Basic Retouching: Tools & Techniques

27m 18s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Retouching Tools & How to Use Them: Part 1
0:43
Making a selection of the Sky
0:44
Applying the Gradient Tool to the Sky
4:38
Making a Selection of the Window
3:40
Applying the Gradient Tool to the Window
8:05
Retouching Tools & How to Use Them: Part 2
10:13
Color Variations
10:14
Adjust Color for Skin Tones
10:40
Spot Healing Brush Tool
12:08
Healing Brush Tool
14:33
Clone Stamp Tool, Part 1
15:53
Clone Stamp Tool, Part 2
21:58
Retouching Tools & How to Use Them: Part 3
25:03
Pattern Stamp Tool
25:04
Retouching People, Part 1

31m 42s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Basic Techniques for Retouching Skin
1:22
Image Overview
1:23
Retouching Spots on the Skin
5:48
Retouching Wrinkle Around the Eyes
9:10
Retouching the Smile Line
18:02
Retouching the Neck
20:55
Basic Techniques for Retouching Eyes
25:04
Basic Techniques for Retouching Eyes
25:05
Retouching People, Part 2

12m 49s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Retouching People Using the Liquify Filter
1:27
Retouching the Cheek
1:28
Retouching the Eyes
6:47
Retouching the Body
9:31
Retouching People, Part 3

24m 47s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
More Techniques for Retouching Skin
1:16
Retouching Teeth & Lips
1:17
Retouching Skin Texture
7:34
Adjusting Levels for the Neck Area
16:36
Non-destructive Body Contouring
18:56
Non-destructive Body Contouring 1
18:57
Non-destructive Body Contouring 2
22:01
Lesson Summary
23:02
VII. Photo Composites
Creating Photo Composites

22m 42s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:05
Selecting the Composite Pieces
1:11
Selecting the Composite Pieces Overview
1:12
Size & Lighting
3:20
Perspective & Color Match
7:22
Creating the Composite
9:23
Creating a Flawless Element Edge
9:24
Moving Layer From One File to Another
17:31
Moving the Rose Behind the Petals
18:31
Changing the Color of the Rose
20:24
Lesson Summary
22:03
VIII. Text
Creating Type

22m 42s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Creating Type: Part 1
0:39
Type Tool Overview
0:52
Inserting, Deleting, & Moving Texts
4:02
Font Families
5:06
Font Styles
6:03
Font Size
7:05
Leading
7:32
Font Color
9:17
Alignment
9:23
Faux Bold, Faux Italic, Faux Underline, & Faux Strikethrough
10:53
Creating Type: Part 2
12:08
Orientation and Warping
12:09
Clipping Type to a Photo, Texture, & Pattern
14:19
Adding a Layer Style(s) to Text
18:02
IX. Filters & Effects
Filters & Effects

24m 20s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
The Filter Gallery
0:38
Filters Overview
0:39
Mosaic Tiles
1:17
Texturize
1:40
Craquelure
2:48
Bas Relief
3:34
Applying Blend Mode with Filter 1
4:16
Photocopy
5:19
Applying Blend Mode with Filter 2
5:44
Glass
7:20
Blend Modes
9:00
Blend Modes Overview
9:53
Effects
12:41
Vintage Photo
13:49
Monotone Color
14:44
Old Photo
15:28
Misc. Effects
17:48
Faded Photo
19:33
Lesson Summary
21:56
Photo Effects with Guided Edit
22:34
X. Cool Features
Creating Black & White Photo and Using the Colorize Option

21m 16s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Creating Black & White Photo
1:50
Grayscale Mode
1:51
Desaturate with Hue/Saturation
3:51
Converting to Black & White: Example 1
4:41
Converting to Black & White: Example 2
8:25
Colorizing an Image
14:01
Colorizing an Image
14:02
Adding a Vignette
14:59
Adding a Border
19:22
Creating a 3D Photo Frame

23m 26s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Creating a 3D Photo Frame
1:14
Part 1: Creating the Matte Board
1:15
Part 2: Adding Shadow
6:31
Part 3: Adding Texture to the Frame
10:50
Part 4: Adding a Frame
14:12
Part 5: Adding a Signature
17:50
Lesson Summary
22:35
Creating a Photo Book, Part 1

12m 24s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Preparing Your Photographic Images
2:00
Creating a New Album & Arranging the Images
2:01
Photobook Basic Layout Option
6:25
Photobook Basic Layout Option
6:26
The Photobook Workspace
9:12
The Photobook Workspace
9:13
Creating a Photo Book, Part 2

17m 24s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
Adding, Adjusting, & Modifying Images
1:06
Adding, Adjusting, & Modifying Images
1:07
Editing Types
6:55
Replacing an Image
7:55
Customizing the Photobook Appearance
8:50
Modifying Page Layouts
8:51
Adding Frames & Graphics
3:13
Saving & Printing Your Photobook
15:47
Saving & Printing Your Photobook
15:48
Lesson Summary
16:32
Creating a Photo Calendar

23m 26s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Preparing Your Images for Photo Calendar
1:23
Organizing Your Images
1:24
Calendar Layout Options
4:20
The Calendar Workspace
5:23
Adjusting & Modifying Images
5:24
Customizing the Photo Calendar Appearance
14:41
Lesson Summary
19:41
The Photomerge Feature

25m 54s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Shooting Images for a Panorama
2:06
Hold the Camera Steady
2:07
Overlap Your Images
3:23
Use the Same Exposure for Each Image
4:54
Apply Exact Same corrections to Every Image
5:24
Incorrect way to Shoot Images for a Panorama
6:03
Correct Way to Shoot Images for a Panorama
7:22
Photomerge: Panoramas
8:18
Panoramas Layout
8:19
Cylinder& Perspective
12:32
Spherical & Collage
14:34
Photomerge: Group Shot
16:08
Group Shot
16:07
Photomerge: Style Match
20:02
Style Match: Example 1
20:03
Style Match: Example 2
23:57
Lesson Summary
25:09
XI. Course Summary
Lesson Summary

9m 40s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Summary
0:06
Organizer, Camera RAW, & Editor
0:59
Corrections, Selections, Retouching, & Manipulation
2:02
Two Important Axioms
4:20
Demonstration Review
5:26
Personal Philosophy
8:31
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Creating a Photo Book, Part 2

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:08
  • Adding, Adjusting, & Modifying Images 1:06
    • Adding, Adjusting, & Modifying Images
    • Editing Types
    • Replacing an Image
  • Customizing the Photobook Appearance 8:50
    • Modifying Page Layouts
    • Adding Frames & Graphics
  • Saving & Printing Your Photobook 15:47
    • Saving & Printing Your Photobook
  • Lesson Summary 16:32

Transcription: Creating a Photo Book, Part 2

Hi, everyone--Mike Brown, back with you once again with Part 2 of creating a photo book in Adobe Photoshop Elements 11!0000

In Part 1, we talked about how to get all of the images that you want to use for a photo book into a specific album, so that you can drag them around and arrange them in the general order that you want to have in the photo book, so that you save time.0008

Then, we went under the Create menu in the Organizer and dropped down to Photo Book, and we opened up the box that showed us our choice of themes and the sizing, and we created a basic photo book.0026

That is where we took it to, and stopped at the end of Part 1.0045

In Part 2 here, we're going to talk about adding, adjusting, and modifying images to your existent template; customizing the appearance of the photo book by modifying the page layouts, adding frames and graphics to make it your book, and then saving and printing.0049

Let's go ahead and take a look at one, here.0066

This is one that I had previously set up with more images in it, and we're going to play with that.0069

Here we have the basic layout; we're not happy with it--it's just what it is; we'll change that as we go.0078

We'll deal with it--leave the frames and the background and the type for the moment.0085

We'll just get the pictures the way we want them.0089

All right, there are all the 20 pages; you will notice I didn't have them all; if you want to fill up in a blank page, we'll go to the Photo Bin, and these are all selected items that I have, and if they're not in that particular group of selected images, you can also go to any other of the albums that are in here, and draw from that to add images.0092

But, right now, let's just take a couple of images here; let's drag and drop, and I have a photo that it adds.0118

Then, I'm going to put three more photos over here: here comes one--it doesn't matter the format; we'll show you in a minute what happens here; here is two, and here is three.0128

So, the images are in--now what do you do, when the images are in?0142

I'll show you--it's very simple: what you want to do is highlight the image by clicking on it; Control on a Mac/right-click on a PC, Fit Frame to Photo, and now it's quite large, so let's zoom it up and get that corner.0146

Size it down and move it into position; we still have to size it down further; it's maintaining its proportions; remember, we could rotate it if we choose, by the corners, but in this case...actually, I think I'll leave it a little off-kilter; that is kind of cool.0165

We have it the way we want it; now we just click Accept, and now it's sized with a new picture.0184

Now, we go over to this side, and let's start with this one right here; again, highlight it once; we'll do the Move tool--Control on a Mac/right-click on a PC, Fit Frame to Photo, and we come up with this.0190

We're going to resize it down just a little bit; I kind of like the tilt, but maybe a little more rotation right there; move it up into the corner; Accept.0205

That is the second picture; pretty easy, huh?0216

Click the third one; Control on a Mac/right-click on a PC, Fit Frame to Photo, make it smaller, right about there; make it a little bit smaller on that (oops, I didn't want to make it distorted, so we'll click away, click back, and get the corner).0219

Come up properly; there we go; all right, that is fine--this one is now a little bit too large; take that; rotate it a little bit; bring it down over here.0248

Put that in the middle...I'm just kind of designing this as I go; take this one in the back; Control on a Mac/right-click, Fit Frame to Photo; now it's a big one.0261

We'll zoom that down and bring it down where we want; rotate it around; make it smaller yet; put it over here; that works.0272

This one is too large.0286

Bring it down; rotate it even a little bit more; we're getting them--this just takes time, to play with it.0293

Rotate this a little bit.0301

Bring it down; now, one thing I would like to do is: this image (first, we want to move it over just a little bit)--I would like to have it on the top of all the other ones, so Control, click, Bring to Front--notice that it now resides on top.0307

We're going to take this one and move it in a little behind and up, like that; Control, Fit Frame--we realize that that is off.0327

Drop it down a little bit, and bring it to the front--so now it's on top.0339

Now, I have these three staggered the way I want them, and we're ready to go.0347

That is how you play with your images.0351

One click on the image allows you to size it, rotate it, and move it.0353

If we go back to the cover, let me show you something else; on this one, we're OK; title page--go to that.0359

We can not only resize the image--one click, resize that and move it and accept--if we double-click the image, you get this Zoom that allows you to zoom the image itself within the frame, so you can crop and change the dynamic.0367

Then, click and drag that; notice how much more dynamic that is.0389

We will accept that; OK, so that is how you play--one click to move around and resize the combination; double-click to work on the photo separately.0393

Now, we're going to go to the Type tool; this is our standard one right here.0405

I would like to change the color and font, so we'll highlight the Type tool, click on the type layer, and click and drag to highlight it.0412

The first thing I'm going to do is change the type to white, and then I'm going to go back, now that I have it that way, click and drag here, and I'm going to change it to Optima, the text that I particularly like.0420

There is Optima, and I'm going to make that oblique, and make it a little smaller--let's make it 25 points--and that looks pretty good.0438

Let's make it bold oblique, and click OK, and move it right over to the left side here.0450

I think the image needs to be moved just a little bit, maybe right to the edge; I didn't do a great job of positioning these layers.0460

OK, that is good; so that shows you how you move your images and how you work with your type.0469

Now, to replace an image, like I said, it's very simple: open the Photo Bin, find a different image that you might want to put in, and (let's see where one is...right here) just drag it up and move it on top.0477

Again, Control on a Mac/right-click on a PC to fit the frame to the photo, to make sure you have it.0498

We can make it a little bit larger; Accept; move this one down a little bit; make it just a little bit larger and overlap the two of them.0506

Take this image here, Control, click, Bring to Front, and there--we have replaced photos and readjusted our arrangement.0518

Now, that takes care of how you move the photos around--pretty simple stuff.0530

Now, we also have the layouts that you can actually replace a single page; let's go to another page that we haven't dealt with, here.0534

Here we go...this one.0548

To start with, we have an extra image in here--two images out of there; so I'm going to click and delete that, and that will remove it.0552

Then, I can move this one over and that one down; but I would like to change the layout of that, so here we have choices of layouts for different things: total layout of a page, one photo, three photos, and two photos.0561

Let's go with horizontal, side-by-side.0575

Click, drag, drop; and now it has rearranged that to give us that particular look.0581

So now, we can highlight a photo; Control, click; Fit Frame to Photo; move the photo down if we don't like exactly that layout; make it a little smaller.0590

You can change the layouts, and then you can do more modifications.0601

Fit Frame to Photo--I always want to do that; and move it up and over; move this one a little bit down; this one needs to be just a little smaller.0607

You can set it up with a 2-photo layout; then, you can modify it--so, you can change the page layouts.0617

Now, this one would be changed out, too; but let's go back to our pages and go to one that we liked.0624

Here we go with the action shots.0632

All right, so now, I want to change--we have moved the photos around, changed the layouts of the photos, and sized them up; we're good.0634

Now, we want to change this background and these frames--we don't like that.0643

We're going to go to the Graphics button: this is the basic Graphics that came with this particular template.0647

We're going to go to the Advanced mode, and that is going to open up all of the available graphics that we have to work on this particular image.0656

There is the Layers; I want to go to the Graphics.0666

Come on; here we go--look at this; now here is just backgrounds, and let's start with backgrounds.0671

I'm going to scroll down; I want to show you something, though, right now: notice, this background is just the background, with no little corner blue triangle.0678

If the corner shows, you need to be connected to the Internet.0687

If I wanted to change out for this background, for example, I'll click and drag it over; and what it's doing is: it's going to the Internet to find that asset and download it.0691

When it downloads it, it will replace it to a tabletop checkerboard; that is not what I really wanted, but that is what the blue triangle indicates.0704

Let's go down to a more apropos background for this particular book.0713

We'll just click and drag, and it's going to turn it into a nice, gray gradient.0722

We have all the backgrounds; and now, let's go to frames.0729

We're going to scroll through the remainder of the backgrounds; again, you just click one--let's go to another page.0732

Let's go back to our pages, and let's go over to this page here of the...it's changing the colors on the background in the other page.0739

We're up to this page now; let's go back to our graphics, and let's go find something that might be appropriate for pool players.0751

Let's see what we can find.0764

Just something a little different; oh, I kind of like that--that old plate; that looks kind of cool; click and drag that one in.0771

It's bringing that one down from the Internet, as well.0779

So, you can have different pages with different backgrounds.0782

Oh, I like that a lot; wow, that is very, very cool.0786

Now, we have our background; so let's go scrolling down past the backgrounds, into frames.0789

I'll do a couple of frames here.0795

Here is one for a 35 millimeter; I don't like that one; here is a 4x5--as you go over--4x5 transparency: click, drag, drop on the image--and it will change that frame into something that looks like film.0799

We'll just go ahead and do that to all three of these; and see how easy that was to change the background and change out the actual frame.0815

But maybe, we could find a frame that would be cooler; let's go with just this black edge--a simple, clean black edge.0826

It's not wide enough, so we'll go with this one; that is a little better.0837

We'll put the black edge over here; see how easy that is, to change those all out?0846

Let's go back to the pages, and go back to this particular page right here.0850

Let's go find some frames!0857

We're almost done with this thing; you get the idea--you can go play around.0860

Let's see what we have here.0863

This is a download asset; it looks nice--take that; take that; and now you can see that what we have done for this particular thing is put a little drop shadow and a black edge against a nice silver-plate background.0866

We'll go back to our pages, and now, when you finish up your book, let's just change the title page, and make that one look a lot better.0885

We're going to go back to the graphics, go down to...let's find that silver background; I kind of like that (I know I'm taking a little more time here, but you get the idea of what we're up to; where did it go?--there it is); bring this background in.0894

We'll go and change it; for the cover one, we'll do this and put a little wider frame on it.0916

There you have it--and now, we're going to have to go back to our type; let's go back to the basic mode; go back to our Type tool; highlight this; and we're going to change it to black; click OK; and there you have it.0926

Now, the last thing we're going to do is: we're going to save it out as--I'm going to do Modification 2, in the project format; this is the format that any of the outside vendors will print.0949

We'll save it, and it's saving all of the pages; it will take a moment; and then, all we have to do is get this thing printed.0964

You can either print it yourself--which I don't necessarily recommend, especially with something as complex as this one...0975

As soon as this finishes saving, which it should do just in a moment here--there are a lot of assets--it's done, so there you have it.0983

We have gone and (let's finish this up) added, adjusted, and modified the images.0995

You can do the image; you can rotate and size; you can take the individual image and zoom it up and down by double-clicking; customize the appearance by changing and modifying the page layouts, either using a new page layout that you drag in, or doing it yourself; adding frames and graphics and backgrounds; and saving and printing your photo book--a really cool thing.1001

I know this lesson ran a little long, but I wanted to make sure you understand how to do this.1024

It's fairly simple once you practice it--just adjusting images, getting them in, and creating yourself a really, really nice piece of art that people will really take a look at and be very, very impressed--all through Adobe Photoshop Elements 11!1029

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