How to Edit With Adobe® Photoshop® Elements

Lesson 4 of 10

Fixing "Pet Eye"

 

How to Edit With Adobe® Photoshop® Elements

Lesson 4 of 10

Fixing "Pet Eye"

 

Lesson Info

Fixing "Pet Eye"

So I'm gonna pop back over to the editor really quickly, and you can also of course open images just from your hard drive, they don't have to be in the organizer. So to show you that, we'll just come up here to the file menu, and I'll choose open, and we'll navigate to this photo here, Emka. So this is my cat, Emka, one of my cats, and it's a horrible picture of her, on purpose, because I wanted to show you how the red eye removal works in Elements. And Elements, unlike big brother Photoshop, Elements has actually pet eye fix, isn't that awesome? (audience laughs) I'm telling you you guys, this really good looking, approachable neighbor is really good looking, it's got some great features. So one of the is this pet eye fix, so you choose the red eye tool, which is over here in your toolbar, and to make it work on pets, you have to turn on the option down here for pet eye. It's pretty straightforward. (laughs) And then you really just click, I'm gonna try and zoom in a little bit by hol...

ding Command + Space bar, and then dragging, oops, or we'll just do Command + +, there we go, to drag in a little bit. And then I'm just gonna click on her eye, and it may or may not be a good adjustment, let's see. It did that eye really well, but it botched this one. So I'm gonna actually just undo both of those, and I'm gonna zoom in a little more with Command or Control + +, and I'll try it again. We may have to click, whoa! Okay. (audience laughs) Well, of course when you're live on camera, it decides to really give you a little bit of a test. Let's try this, let's expand our pupil radius and give it another click. There we are. So you gotta play with the sliders a little. But all I have to do is click a couple of times, and then her eyes aren't so scary anymore. So you can adjust the sliders down here for pupil radius, or how dark of an adjustment gets made, but it's not as perfect as if you were to manually go in and really spend a lot of time retouching this, but in this case, it's a less than stellar snapshot of my cat, so if I just wanna post this online or whatever, and I just wanna fix her eyes really quickly, this is a great tool to just save me some time. So I just wanted to point that out because big brother Photoshop doesn't have that, and I think that's a pretty neat thing. Maybe it will sneak over there eventually. Some of the features, I think there are some that started in Elements that did crawl over to big Photoshop, maybe this will be one of them, but that's pretty nifty. Alright, so we'll go ahead and close that out, we won't save that. (laughs) We'll just, we're okay with that. There's a button back, let me point that out, down here at the bottom of the editor, if we wanna pop back over to the organizer, there's lots of ways you can do it. I often use just a keyboard shortcut in my operating system to switch applications, but you can also just come down here and click organizer, and that will pop you back over to the organizer. So it really does operate much like Lightroom does, or even bridge, just as a way to browse your files and open them into Photoshop. So let's take a look here at a couple of other files. We're gonna make a composite, so we're gonna open up this image, this is my little son, he's five months old. We're gonna make a fun composite with him. So I'm gonna grab this, and I'm gonna hold down the Command or Control key to select multiple images, so I've got this glitter image here, this watercolor texture, and then a picture of him, and then I'll go ahead and click the editor, and they should all pop open over there. Alright, so let's talk a little bit more about this space. Again we're gonna be in expert mode, because it's really the most flexible and powerful section, so that's where we wanna be. We have all these tools over here at our disposal, we have down here, we've got some options that controls how the different tools work. So if I click the move tool, for example, these are the options that control the move tool. Up here we have the tabs for the different images that we've opened, so we've got three files open. So I can move between them by clicking on their different tabs, or over here, we see currently our layers panel. This little button right here when I click layers, it's gonna open or close that layers panel.

Class Description


Everyone has heard of Adobe® Photoshop®, but have you met its easy-to-use counterpart, Adobe® Photoshop® Elements?

Adobe® Photoshop® Elements is the perfect tool for hobbyists and beginners who are looking for a simplified introduction to image editing and organization.

In this class, Khara Plicanic will get you started in this easy-to-use program. You’ll learn about everything from organizing your image collection to retouching to adding graphics. Khara will help you discover the function and features that make Adobe® Photoshop® Elements an awesome solution for folks who don’t need all the bells and whistles.  


Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 

Reviews

Jennifer Schultz
 

Thank you so much.. the tips and tricks that you showed will help greatly

bosbourn
 

Very helpful. Khara knows how to explain concepts in ways that make sense!