Enter your Sign on user name and password.

Forgot password?
Sign In | Sign Up
Start learning today, and be successful in your academic & professional career. Start Today!

Use Chrome browser to play professor video
Michael Brown

Michael Brown

The Menu Bar & Options Bar

Slide Duration:

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
Loading...
This is a quick preview of the lesson. For full access, please Log In or Sign up.
For more information, please see full course syllabus of Adobe Photoshop Elements 11
  • Discussion

  • Download Lecture Slides

  • Table of Contents

  • Transcription

  • Related Books

Start Learning Now

Our free lessons will get you started (Adobe Flash® required).
Get immediate access to our entire library.

Sign up for Educator.com

Membership Overview

  • Unlimited access to our entire library of courses.
  • Search and jump to exactly what you want to learn.
  • *Ask questions and get answers from the community and our teachers!
  • Practice questions with step-by-step solutions.
  • Download lesson files for programming and software training practice.
  • Track your course viewing progress.
  • Download lecture slides for taking notes.
  • Learn at your own pace... anytime, anywhere!

The Menu Bar & Options Bar

Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.

  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:08
  • The Menu Bar 1:46
    • File Menu
    • Edit Menu
    • Image Menu
    • Enhance Menu
    • Layer Menu
    • Select Menu
    • Filter Menu
    • View Menu
    • Window Menu
    • Help Menu
    • Summary
  • The Options Bar 12:44
    • Open
    • Quick, Guided, and Expert Overview
    • Quick Edit
    • Guided Edit
    • Expert Mode and Create Buttons

Transcription: The Menu Bar & Options Bar

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

In the last couple of lessons, we have been doing a tour of the Elements Editor workspace; we're in the Expert mode, with the Toolbar, the document space, menu bar, Options bar, Taskbar, and panels.0008

In the last couple of lessons, we toured the Toolbar and all of the tools, and we dealt with shortcuts--one- and two-key shortcuts--which save a lot of time, and in the last lesson on shortcuts, you saw a physical example of how much time you can save, just in a short time period working on an image, by using shortcuts, versus going back and forth and opening and closing to access your tools.0021

At the beginning, obviously, you're going to be doing a lot of going back and forth, just because you have to familiarize yourself with where things are.0049

But, if you incorporate those shortcuts, as you move forward, you will be amazed at how easy it will be, and how flawless and also time-saving all of that will be.0058

We went over the Toolbox; in this lesson, we're going to deal with the menu bar and all of the dropdown menus that look rather daunting, but basically, they are pretty easy; and I am going to show you the features, in these menus, that you're going to be using--not every feature.0070

The menu bar and the Options bar--not the Tool Options bar, down here, that has the options for the individual tools--but the Options bar that is right above the Toolbox and the document window and below the menu bar, with the five buttons: Open, Quick, Guided, Expert (which we are in), and Create.0086

Let's get started with the menu and just run right down the list.0107

In a Macintosh only, you will see Adobe Photoshop Elements Editor dropdown, and the only two things you're going to deal with here: this is where the Preferences are on a Mac, and this is where you quit Photoshop Elements, but you should be using the two-key shortcut, shown here, Command/Control+Q.0111

The File menu--what do you think it has to do with?--sure, files--the things you do to a full file.0128

You create a new one, you open an existing one, and (this is a cool feature) "Open recently edited file" keeps track of the latest ten files that you have opened that are either open or closed.0136

This is the last ten, and you will notice that we have (let's go to the Photo Bin) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 open, and yet, you see ten listed in the dropdown list; it's kind of cool--it saves you a little time--again, we're talking about time-saving, in that you don't necessarily have to go hunt for a current file that you may have just closed.0152

Below that, you can duplicate an existing file, and then...basically, open and duplicate, closing and saving, and printing--that is what we're dealing with.0177

Close one file; close them all; save the file over itself; save as; and save for Web; we'll go into more detail on these as we go on.0188

Save for Web is a very cool feature; it allows you to reduce a file even more in its size--I mean the resolution size--than you would a traditional jpeg, so that it opens rapidly on the Web, yet still looks good, but can't be copied--a very cool feature.0197

Also, there is your Print, and there is another 2-key shortcut: Command/Control+P; also Command/Control+S for Save; and Command/Control+O for Open.0218

Open, close, save, print: things you do to a file.0229

The Edit menu has to do... (let me load a selection of an actual, physical element--the logo of Educator right here) under the Edit menu, you have Undo and Redo (Command/Control+Z, Command/Control+Y), but they are also right down here in the Taskbar, and you know these shortcuts; you're going to use them, so you really don't need that.0235

Revert: I'll tell you what it is, but I don't really think you need to use it.0257

What it will do is take any file and revert it to the original file that you opened when you opened it; in other words, if you worked on a file for a long period of time, and have done a whole lot of moves on it, but you want to go all the way back to the beginning, just use Edit, Revert.0262

But, there is a better way: under the Window dropdown menu, which is the panels, if we go to the History panel (we'll open it up), notice all the things I've done to this particular file; I can go all the way back--do the same thing and go back to the beginning--by simply clicking on that thumbnail.0278

Then, I can also go back down, and I can click where we are or anywhere in between, but with the Revert, you go to the beginning, or you do the Undo and go to the end.0301

I prefer the History for greater control.0313

All right, back to that Edit menu.0316

Cut, Copy, Paste, Paste into, and Delete: the things you do to objects--either an entire file or a selected object.0319

You can also--we have a selection that is active; you can fill it with a color or a pattern or a texture.0328

You can also stroke it--that is the outline which you see, the little crawling ants--we will deal with that in selections--stroke the outline of the selection with color or a pattern.0336

You can make custom brushes and patterns under the Edit menu, and you can deal with your color settings (which, remember, are either from light and color--either sRGB, which is the smaller color space, or Adobe RGB, the larger color space; for output to printing, you would want to be using the RGB; for working on files only going on monitors, you would work in sRGB).0348

So, the Edit menu gives you cuts, copies, pastes, deletes, fills, strokes, new brushes, and color settings--things that you would do to your file.0377

The Image menu is--in my four categories that you saw in the last lesson (where we talked about shortcuts, selections, corrections, retouch, and manipulation), the manipulation tools are under the Image menu.0388

You're going to rotate an image; you're going to crop an image; you're going to transform an image.0406

By the way, Command/Control+T will transform this layer, right here, of the logo; you grab and distort; you can, with a Control, or right-click on a PC, go askew, which means we can slide it like this, or we can go outside and rotate the image.0411

Let's go back and change and do another one for Free Rotate; and you can rotate; there are all sorts of things that you can do, physically transforming an image.0436

The manipulation tools: Image, Rotate, Transform, Crop, Recompose (allows you to squish an image in a funny, cool way--that's all I'm going to say about it--it's really cool--I'll talk to you), Resizing your image, Image Size and Canvas Size, right here, and changing your color modes from RGB to grayscale to bitmap, 8 bits per channel--there you are.0445

...and, Convert to the other profiles; right now, we're in RGB; I could convert back to sRGB.0470

Basically, they're manipulation tools under the Image menu.0476

Enhance menu: this is where exposure, color, and sharpening are--all of the things that you're going to work on in an image that are not physical pixel manipulations--just the color casts and all that...0481

Enhance Auto; Exposure, Color, and Sharpening are here, as well as your lighting controls; remember, there is Command/Control+L for levels; the most popular one--Color, Hue, and Saturation-- is Command/Control U.0494

Color Casts, Replace Color...all of the things with color...Black and White and Sharpening, as well as creating panoramas, are under here as well, and a couple of other ones that we will talk about.0507

Enhancement to your image is under the Enhance menu.0520

Everything to do with layers, which is what we will deal with in the panels (notice, these are all layers--it's a very, very important feature in Photoshop Elements, in the Expert Mode)--everything to do with layers is under the Layer menu.0524

Selections, which we were talking about (that is what the crawling ants are, and it's the most important technique in Photoshop Elements)--there is everything with selections, right under there.0536

Filters--your filter gallery, and all of the things you can do with filtration, are right here in the gallery--all of the filters.0548

The View menu gives you your shortcuts for the Zoom tool, which we already know; they call it Command=; I call it Command+; it's the same key, + and =; Command-, Command0 (or actual pixels is Command1, but I just use these three).0556

Selection: active or not, showing or not showing the outside line of the selection...the most important thing this is good for, under the View menu (because you're not going to use these; you already know the shortcuts) is rulers, grid, and guides.0574

The hiding selection is useful, but we will talk about that in selections.0591

Rulers, grids, and guides have to do with graphics.0596

Here is a type layer: we're going to show the rulers.0599

First of all, there are your rulers; they show the dimensions of your image, and if you move the cursor, you will notice, right above my cursor point, up there in the 0 to 1, you see a little slider moving?--it's showing you exactly what it is; if you had the info panel open, you could see exactly what number it is.0605

You can also pull guides from here.0626

If you go up into the rulers (it changes to an arrow), and click and drag (and you see the click and drag thing), you can position a guide.0629

We have one too many guides right there, so I'm going to take one of them and get rid of it (all you do is pull it away).0637

Guides allow you to align layers and type in a document.0644

To make them view and go away--notice they're checked right now; they're gone; they come back; they're gone.0649

Rulers, as well--we'll just make the rulers go away.0659

The grid is that red grid that we set up in the preferences, and there you see it--again, this is for graphics; very simple.0661

The Window menu contains all of the panels that are over here, either in the moor or the Layers, Effects, Graphics, and Favorites; all of them are also listed under here.0670

If you wanted History, you can get it this way.0681

If you wanted to get the Info panel, like we were just talking about, there is the Info; let's go back, for fun, into the rulers, and now, as I move laterally across (horizontally), look right here in the inches dimensions.0684

Notice, it is showing me the exact spot that I am at--x and y coordinates.0701

We can get rid of the rulers, and we can also get rid of the info; it's checked; and we got rid of it.0707

That is what that is.0714

The Help menu allows you to access Photoshop Help; if you have questions that you can't answer at a much later time, after you have left Educator--or that I can't answer for you--you can go to the Help menu and try to find it there.0716

A quick recap: File is everything you do with a file, basically--opening, closing, saving, and printing.0730

Edit has Cut, Copy, Paste, Fill, and the color settings.0736

The Image menu has your manipulation tools: Rotate, Transform, Crop, Recompose, and Resize.0742

Enhance has Exposure, Color, and Sharpening.0748

Everything with layers is under the Layers.0751

Selections have everything there under Select.0753

Filters are here; Graphics, View, Guides, Rulers, and Grids, and your panels--everything is in the menu bar.0756

Let's take a quick look, now, at the Options bar--not the Tool Options, but the bar that runs above the Toolbox and document window, and below the menu bar.0765

The Open dropdown (which I don't really find highly useful) shows you all of the open files that you have at the moment, plus any that you have opened and closed (only up to one or two extras) since it has been opened.0777

You can get more of them from Open, Recently Edited; you can get ten here; you only get the open ones, plus one or two, here.0794

Besides, if you want an open file, there it is--"I want this picture" or "I want this..." (you know exactly what it is); that is a lot easier; I'm not sure what the good value of that is.0802

In the center: Quick, Guided, and Expert; let's take a quick look at PSE10; over here, you see Edit, Create, and Share--and, under the Edit tab, Full, Quick, and Guided.0814

Full is the Expert mode; there are the Quick and Guided, under the Edit tab; they have moved those to the center.0829

The Create button has been moved up to the right corner, and the Share button is now in the Organizer.0836

Let's take a really quick look at the Quick Edit.0844

Let's open up an image right here...let's get this one...lots of layers and stuff.0849

Quick Edit...actually, let me open up a different one: let's do the flower, because I don't want to deal with a whole bunch of layers in there.0855

You have view modes; notice, it opened up in Before or After; the default is After only, or Before, or vertical--if you have a vertical image or a horizontal.0865

In this case, we're just going to do side-by-side.0875

You have a limited number of tools; this is one minor selection tool, a type tool, a retouch tool, a cropping tool, your Zoom tool, and a Hand tool--the basic tools that you would use.0879

This one, here, is whitening teeth, and this one here is redeye--simple stuff; and here you have exposure levels (these are your exposure controls), color controls, and Sharpening--the basics, very basics.0892

If you wanted to take an image and do a really quick job to it, we can do Smart Fix, and just automatically...let's see...it's kind of intuitive; I'm just going from panel to panel to see what I like.0907

Or, I can just do the slider and have it do the whole thing, and I do Auto, or that way, and it says, "This is better than that," and it actually looks a little snappier--so you are done; you have completely fixed it, automatically.0921

I'll do Command+Z and get out of there.0937

Or, you can do it on a manual basis--with the sliders or intuitive roll-over-it-and-find-one-that-looks-good-to-you--it might be better than the one you had.0941

You also have more auto controls; we'll go over this in a little more detail, but it gives you the idea.0952

This is literally what it says: it's quick edit.0958

The Guided Edit is even more cool, as far as I'm concerned.0963

You have an image, and what you have here is the ability to do all of these things--exposure, cropping, color, levels, the exposure here, recompose, color casts, straighten, rotate--everything--a wider variety than the Quick.0968

But, there are walk-you-through instructions.0987

For example, if you wanted to remove a color cast, it tells you what to do and gives you the tools to do it.0990

Let's pick another one...Enhance Colors; click the Auto; it tells you what to do, very simply.1001

For all of these options, I find it even better than the Quick Edit, because you still have the control, but what is really nice about Guided Edit is that it has these photo effects--a whole bunch of them.1010

Let's say that you wanted to do something that's very much in vogue today--the lomo camera effect.1021

Let's go to lomo; click the button, and it converts it; click a button again, and you apply a vignette, and you have done it!1027

It's just that quick.1036

Also, we can do high key; once again, we'll do color, and--oh!--that was...this is a high key photo, unquestionably!--wrong photo to use for it.1038

But, it gives you the idea.1053

Line drawing; we'll pencil sketch and cook for a minute, and there is a penciling; adjust the opacity by continuing to click it, and do a levels adjustment on it, and you have kind of a pencil sketch.1054

All these things you can do; plus, a picture stack, pop art, and reflection--fun playthings; so, this is kind of a fun one to play with, and it tells you what to do as you go along.1071

Then, of course, the Expert mode, which is what we have been dealing with, and the Create button to create photo books, greeting cards, calendars, collages, CD jackets...all of these have templates that allow you to bring in images and create text, and create and print out final, cool products.1082

That sums up, pretty much, the Options bar.1101

There is a quick tour of all of the dropdown menus that you are going to be using extensively, as well as the Options bar, and primarily here, we're going to be working with Quick, Guided, or Expert, and most of our instruction will be dealing with Expert, which gives you more precision control that either of the other two.1106

But, for quick fixes or fun edits, Quick and Guided work really well.1124

In the next lesson, we're going to be dealing more with this workspace and the panels, and I will see you back in the next lesson!1129

Educator®

Please sign in for full access to this lesson.

Sign-InORCreate Account

Enter your Sign-on user name and password.

Forgot password?

Start Learning Now

Our free lessons will get you started (Adobe Flash® required).
Get immediate access to our entire library.

Sign up for Educator.com

Membership Overview

  • Unlimited access to our entire library of courses.
  • Search and jump to exactly what you want to learn.
  • *Ask questions and get answers from the community and our teachers!
  • Practice questions with step-by-step solutions.
  • Download lesson files for programming and software training practice.
  • Track your course viewing progress.
  • Download lecture slides for taking notes.

Use this form or mail us to .

For support articles click here.