Let's get started, we are going to be talking today about editing with photo shop elements and you might be thinking photo shop what? Because not everyone's heard of elements, but I'm going to take a minute and just explain how this works and really what it is it's different than the photo shop that you've probably heard of here's what adobe has to say about it from their website, it says the photos of elements that designed for everyday consumers who are just getting started with photo editing and want an easy way to organize, transform, create and share photos on their computers or mobile devices. So what does that really mean? Well, I like to think of it if you were to compare photo shop, big brother photo shop and photoshopped elements, I like to think of photo shop as like that really good looking hottie from high school that maybe you had a crush on, but you were like who a little intimidated to talk to them and then photoshopped element is the equally attractive but much more ap...
proachable maybe neighbor that you had or something like that. So that's how I like to think about so we've got big brother push up and you're approachable neighbor fighters of elements and the current version of elements is thirteen so that's where we are with that the next question I usually get is well what's the big difference why do we have photo shop and put us up ellen I guess first of all let's talk about some similarities there is a lot that they have in common for example, both programs have actions so even in front of shop elements you can work with actions you still have the magic of adjustment layers and layers max you can work with levels, you still have brushes and all the awesome something goes with brushes on dh patterns some bonus features that you have in elements that you don't have in big brother photo shop are some helpful widgets on all hopefully get to touch on some of those you have some extra shapes that don't exist in big brother photos up and you have what I think is one of the best features and I wish this would be taken up in the other photo shop as well and that is the photo been so I'm going to be showing you uh what those things are but there are some differences there are some limitations of course toe elements you can't work in c m y que for example so that's that's probably I think the biggest difference but for most people you're working in rgb so that doesn't apply the same way but you would expect but one of the biggest differences is really cost so photoshopped elements is still currently available for just purchase it's not a subscription based like big brother photo shop is so you can actually just by photoshopped elements for less one hundred bucks which is a really great when you're new to all this and you're just getting started it's not a very big investment so that's makes it pretty awesome like I said it's your very approachable but very good looking neighbor all right, let me clean how this works because it's a little different than photo shop in this sense too photos of elements contains two parts ok, we have the organizer which I'll show you briefly today we're going to spend most of our time talking about the editor this morning but it has two parts the organizer and the editor depending on which version of fighter shop elements you have if you have an older version of those two, the organizer and the editor may actually be one piece of software, so they've changed it over the years that used to be two separate programs than they merge them together and now they've actually separated them back out again. So who knows what you've got depending on your resume but currently they are separate so you actually have to separate icons in your in your doc or your taskbar and that's how that works they are integrated as you'll see so you can take an image from the organizer and move it into the editor and then it will go back and forth and it's very fluid, the way that it operates. But it is actually two separate programs, so it's, similar to big brother photo shop and, for example, light room. So, if you have voterstop elements, you really have everything you need. Tio organize and manage and edit all of your photos right there. So this is basically the more approachable and friendly version of photo shop and light room in one. So that's, what photo shop elements is.