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Michael Brown

Michael Brown

Overview & Tour

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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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Last reply by: Sheila Hoefig
Mon Aug 5, 2013 5:14 PM

Post by Sheila Hoefig on August 3, 2013

Sorry-I posted in the wrong place.
I did find the answer to my question.  In the apps store-I found a comment on rating the product.  The comment stated that they purchased the software the same way I did and found no organizer(same as me).  It is a partial version!!  Editor only.  They also stated that it was a rip-off since one can purchase a full version at Costco for about the same amount of money.  Sheila

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Last reply by: Sheila Hoefig
Sat Aug 3, 2013 9:19 PM

Post by Sheila Hoefig on August 3, 2013

Hi again
I have tried your suggestions and there seems to be no organizer or welcome attached to the photoshop 11 editor for my mac.  Could they have done away with this portion of the software?  My icon suggests that by being labeled "Photoshop 11 Editor".  I have searched thru Apple Apps for an organizer as well.  The best thing I can find is to used Adobe Lightroom 4 organizer instead which allows me to move my images to edit in photoshop.  I have listened to your lectures on the photoshop organizer(which has helped me) but there is a few thing different so I am wondering if you have a lecture on Adobe Lightroom 4?  Thanks  Sheila

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Last reply by: Professor Brown
Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:18 PM

Post by Sheila Hoefig on July 30, 2013

Hi
I have a Mac-it opens in the editor and does not have a organizer button at the bottom.  How can I get to the organizer so that I can set it up on how I would like the software to open?
Sheila

Overview & Tour

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Principal Objective of This Course 0:24
    • Practical Working Knowledge
  • Main Work Areas Overview 1:31
    • The Welcome Screen
    • The Organizer Workspace
    • The Editor Workspace
    • Demonstrations: The Welcome Screen
  • The Editor Workspace 5:21
    • Toolbox
    • Tool Options
    • Open Recently Edited Items
    • Quick, Guided, and Expert Mode
    • Create Button
    • Panels & Adjustments
    • Photo Bin
  • The Organizer Workspace 10:00
    • Importing Images
    • Folders & Albums
    • Bottom Tools
    • Tags and Information
    • Create & Share
    • Ratings
    • Media, People, Places, and Events

Transcription: Overview & Tour

Hi, everybody--Michael Brown with you again; welcome back to Educator.com's Adobe Photoshop Elements Beginning and Intermediate course!0000

In the last two lessons, we talked about how to get the best quality images out of your camera technically and artistically to bring them into Photoshop Elements.0007

We talked about light and color and how that applies; now, it's time to get into the nuts and bolts of Photoshop Elements!0016

Let's get started.0023

I want to point out that the principal objective of this course--rather than showing you every tool, technique, feature, and method that's here in Photoshop Elements, this course is intended to give you a good understanding and a practical working knowledge of how to quickly, efficiently, and flawlessly enhance your photographic images, as well as show you how to easily utilize the text and graphic design features that are available in Elements.0025

I cannot stress enough the "practical working knowledge"; instead of bogging you down with an enormous number of things that you may never use, what you're going to learn in this course are the tools, techniques, and methods you need to work on your images and create graphics.0057

There is a lot more stuff in here, but we want to get you working and make it so that you can create cool stuff quickly, efficiently, and flawlessly.0077

So, let's get started talking about Elements!0087

A tour of the main work areas: that is what this lesson is primarily all about--to show you the parts of Elements, what is in them...and then we'll break them down in the next two lessons.0092

The first part is the Welcome screen: this is your starting point in Elements; whenever you open up the program, the first thing you're going to see is the Welcome screen.0103

Here, you have options to choose whether you want to have it open up in the Welcome screen, and always have a choice, or whether it's going to open directly in either what is called the Organizer or the Editor--and I'll show you that in just a minute, because it opens up immediately, and we're already in it.0116

The two basic parts of Photoshop Elements--the big parts: the Organizer workspace and the Editor workspace.0132

The Organizer workspace is where you import, sort, rate, and organize your images and where you choose the images you want to work on.0141

In other words, you have to bring your images in; they don't physically come in, only a representation--they always stay where they're stored, the physical image; it's just a proxy thumbnail so you can see them, then pick them; then, you open the physical image into the Editor.0149

You also--in the Organizer--you can share your work via social media and create a variety of very cool items.0167

The Editor workspace, which is what we are in right now: this is where you do your creative work--enhancing your images, creating graphic designs, panoramas, artistic creations, everything--the work is done in here.0175

So, you have an Organizer section that you get your photos into, and sort them, and organize them, and pick the best ones; and then you work on them in the Editor.0187

It's very easy to get back and forth between the two: notice this button at the bottom, right here; it says Organizer; I click on that, and it will open up Organizer immediately.0198

Here is the Organizer; this is where you do the sorting; and again, there is a button; it goes back to the Editor, over to the Organizer, and back to the Editor--very easy access between the two.0209

We're going to go backwards for a moment; I want to show you the Welcome screen, so I'm going to quit out of the Editor, quit out of the Organizer, and reopen the program.0219

Here we go: Elements 11 opens up, and this is called the Welcome screen.0230

On the Welcome screen, you have links that can take you to some tutorials and stuff for little things, and talk about what is new, and so on...also, Getting Started, Getting Help...but I'm here to give you help and get you started, so deal with me for a little while.0237

Up at the top: Organizer, Editor; these are the two buttons that you can open up either one directly from here.0253

Now, if you leave this screen as it is, it will always open up, and you will choose one or the other; if you would prefer to have it open all of the time in one or the other, go up to this little gear icon in the corner of the window, right here, and you see, "On start, always launch" either the Welcome screen, Organizer, or the Editor: you have these three options available to you.0262

We're going to leave it where it is at the default right now, at the Welcome screen, but you can set it to open up at either of the two.0288

All right, we're done; we're going to pick up, and we're going to open up into the Editor, which is where we were just a little while ago.0295

File; I'm going to open up the Getting Started; and here we are, back where we were again.0304

Let's talk about--even though the order says Organizer first--let's talk about the Editor workspace, where we've been.0313

On the left side, you see you have a toolbox with all the tools you're going to need to do anything you want.0321

In Elements 11, as opposed to just putting them in the toolbox without identification or organizing them, they have been organized into categories to make it very easy for you to know what you want.0327

The View category contains tools: Select to select and isolate areas--we talked about the categories, if you remember--selection, correction, retouch, and manipulation; here are your selection tools.0341

Corrections or retouching: that is under the enhanced tools; drawing tools for graphics, modifying tools...that is, your select, correct, retouch, and manipulation tools.0354

Tools are all on the left; for every tool, there are tool options--when you click on the tool, notice across the bottom of the viewing window, where the files are viewed (right in here, with a gray backdrop), every time you hit a tool--it doesn't matter what tool--up pops the options for that tool.0367

Now, in the previous version, 10, options for a tool were across the top here; they have been moved to this little option bin--you can always close it, but every time you go to a tool, there are your options; you can hit the Tool Options button or the X, and away it goes, and you're ready to work with it.0390

That is your tools.0406

Here, you have the option to open up some previously opened files directly, just under the Open or the File menu--there are a bunch of them; same ones.0408

Across the very top, we have a series of dropdown menus with various features and functional items; we'll talk about that in a future lesson on just the Editor.0417

Below that, there are the frequently used ones: you have three buttons here--three different ways to work on your images.0429

I am in the Expert mode, which gives you full functionality to do anything you want with extreme precision.0437

You have the Quick Edit mode, which leaves your image with a few tools and instant fixes, so you can just adjust immediately--things that you want to do.0444

There is the very simplistic methodology, the Guided Edit, which is really very cool; here is all of the stuff that you would work on in an image: brightness, skin tones, cropping, exposure, color, recomposing...all right here, and if you pick any one--let's pick an exposure control--how about just color; color control--here are the instructions and the method to do it for any one of them.0458

Recompose: there are the instructions and the sliders; it shows you how to do it, just in case you forget how to do something; how cool is that?0487

Below that, we have various photo effects that you can apply with a single button: some really cool modern effects, and even below that, some artistic arrangements and little graphic art that you can do, all from the Guided.0495

But we're going to predominantly work here in the Expert mode, but we will be showing you all of those: you have Quick, Guided, Expert.0509

On the far right is the Create button for photo prints and various and sundry items that you create; this also starts out of the Organizer.0517

On the right side, we have panels with adjustments: the Layers panel turns on and off; the Effects panel turns on and off; the Graphics panel turns on and off; Favorites, where you can set your own; and the More button gives you additional panels--you have a choice over here--that you can use, as well.0526

Let's go back to the Layers panel right here.0549

Across the bottom, there are some more tools: the Photo Bin shows you all of the files that are open (in this case, we only have one)--they all line up, and to switch from one to another, you can click there.0552

I'm in a mode called tab mode, where they all line up across the top.0565

The Tool Options button, Undo and Redo buttons, Rotate button, various layouts, and access to the Organizer--that is the bottom.0571

Toolbox, dropdown menus, the three editing modes, various panels; and some more tools across the bottom; that is the Editor workspace.0580

We've talked now about that, and we've talked about the Welcome screen, so let's get into the Organizer.0594

This is where you bring the images in, and to get there, just click the button, and the Organizer workspace opens up.0600

What you see here, first of all, most prominently...we'll just drop that out...in default mode, are all of the thumbnails of all of the items that you have imported inside of the Organizer.0609

See me scroll down here: here is every single one of them, and you think, "How do I find a particular image!?"0626

That is what the Organizer is for; this is where they all reside, in the Media Bin; when you import an image, you can import it from here, from Files, Camera, and so on, or under the File menu, same thing; and you will bring them in, and they will be in a folder.0634

So, although they all reside here, they are also in a folder; for example, let's just scroll down until something shows up...here are some images of this girl Shakay; if I click on the folder, instead of seeing all the images, now you see just the images taken of her in that folder.0652

Here is one of a car auction; here are only the images for the auction.0675

The folders show you the thumbnails; albums--you can create and take photos from different folders and put them in a specific album, so that, when you access a specific set, a specific type of photos, you don't have to jump from folder to folder; it will pull them all from the various folders that you originally brought them in from: a cool way to organize.0680

On the right side, down at the bottom, we have tools--again, Undos and Rotates, and access to the Editor, a slideshow from images that you select, and also Instant Fix: if you highlight a photo (I don't recommend this; we'll talk about this in a future one), here are some fixes, but I don't like it, because it just puts a fixed setup on there, and you may not like the result.0706

I would rather do it in the Editor; that is what the Editor is for.0736

Tags and info are another way to identify and find your photos.0739

The information for every photo--there are information tags; they are called keywords; so you can attach a keyword to items in a whole variety of places--different folders and different spots--and, by clicking on a specific keyword, it will refine these thumbnails down to just those items.0745

So, you can do this for the albums, with folders, and with keywords.0767

Across the top, we have dropdown menus, again, to help us organize.0772

Also, the tabs across here--by the way, here is the Create button again, with the same items that were over in the Editor, and to share to social media, email, Vimeo, YouTube, Flickr, SmugMug, mobile phone, create online albums...various and sundry things.0776

There are ratings to rate your images and help you sort them out.0794

We also have three new tabs here: People, Places, and Events.0798

You can take--by face recognition, if I chose to, I could take all of these images of Shakay and target them into the People mode, right here; you see, there they are; I have done that, and now, when I click, it goes only to the Shakay stuff.0804

You can also do the same thing with places, by putting a group of photos that were taken in certain spots, pretty much anywhere you want, and you can also do the same with events.0826

I'm mentioning those three only: I'll show you the People one, just for fun, but the bottom line here is efficiency again; this takes time; every single image--you have to target the person, so you have to fill it out, an image at a time.0840

You don't have to bother with that with all of the other stuff; we want to make things efficient, so we're going to deal mostly with the media window, albums, folders, tags.0855

There you have--let's go back to the Editor--a quick tour of the Organizer workspace.0866

I do want to say, again, that the objective here is to give you a practical working knowledge; when you get done, you will understand the Organizer, the Editor, and how to get everything in and out efficiently and quickly.0872

In the next two lessons, we will talk specifically about the Organizer, and then we will move on to the Editor.0890

I'll see you in the next lesson!0897

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