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Learn How to Use Photoshop Elements

Khara Plicanic

Learn How to Use Photoshop Elements

Khara Plicanic

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Class Trailer
1 Class Introduction 02:57 2 Understand How Elements Works 05:53 3 Importing Images 11:31 4 Workspace Basics: Organizer 14:47 5 Workspace Basics: Editor 16:12 6 Tonal Adjustments in Quick Fix 09:59 7 Color Adjustments in Quick Fix 07:58 8 Apply Black & White Filters 04:01
9 Sharpen an Image 03:33 10 Fix Red Eye & Pet Eye 03:05 11 Straighten an Image in Quick Fix 03:01 12 Explanation of Photoshop Elements 08:23 13 Basic Cropping in Quick Fix 14:13 14 Guided Edit Overview 02:46 15 Guided Edit: Tilt Shift 04:07 16 Ways to Save Files 14:37 17 Layers & Simple Selections 20:47 18 Combine Images with Layers 15:34 19 How to Use Layer Styles 15:11 20 Make Selections with Layers 11:05 21 Make Selection with Lasso 10:43 22 Compositing with Multiple Images 17:11 23 Refine Edge Selection on Image 19:52 24 Use Refine Edge on Images 12:40 25 Create Gradient in Image 02:35 26 Gradient Map Differences 42:38 27 Options for Saving 11:40 28 Brushes Overview 15:12 29 Creatively Use Brushes 07:19 30 How to Change Brush Settings 07:17 31 Use Shape Tool with Brushes 08:22 32 Work with Multiple Shape Layers 08:53 33 Finish Image with Custom Shape Tool 03:21 34 How to Load Brushes into Elements 04:59 35 Add Layer Style to Image 04:46 36 Clip Image to Shape & Use as Template 05:49 37 Retouching Overview 04:11 38 How to Use Content-Aware Fill 05:47 39 How to Use Content-Aware Move Tool 09:38 40 Spot Healing Brush on Blemishes 08:53 41 Remove Frown Lines with Retouching 05:51 42 How to Remove Tattoos 20:32 43 Remove a Gap in Teeth 03:52 44 How to Whiten Teeth 07:17 45 Adjust Facial Features 03:29 46 Working with Type Overview 23:17 47 Match Type for Image 12:11 48 How to Manipulate Type Layers 08:02 49 Create Postcard with Type 16:08 50 Add Type on a Path 16:59 51 Organizing Images in Elements 16:03 52 Add Keywords to Images 19:49 53 Smart Tags Overview 07:51 54 Using Albums in Elements 24:52 55 Places Workspace Overview 06:20 56 Use Event Tags on Images 04:56 57 Timeline for Image Organization 02:45 58 Recommended Workflow 07:26

Class Description

We all have hundreds of images on our smartphones and cameras that we never do anything with. Adobe Photoshop Elements is the perfect tool for beginners to use for organizing and editing those images. Khara Plicanic will show you the practical ways to use this software by using step-by-step projects you can follow along with at home. You’ll get hands-on practice at making selections and working with layers, doing simple retouching, and adding text to your images.

You’ll also learn: 

• Basic adjustments to color and adding contrast to photos 
• Understanding resolution and image resizing and how to use the crop tool 
• Simple retouching and image compositing

No Photoshop Elements class would be complete without shedding light on file saving and organizing your images for a complete workflow! By the time you’re finished with this class, you’ll be creating beautiful images to share with your family and friends.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 15


Pat Emerick

Just watching this class live. It's my first class with Khara; she is a wonderful teacher, moving at a steady speed but always being careful to let us know what she's doing in the moment. I would classify myself as intermediate in terms of PSE but I've learned lots of little things that will make further use even easier and more fun. I really appreciated her descriptions of the difference between PS and PSE and her encouragement in using Photoshop Elements and all that it can do.


I have only been able to watch portions of this class but every single part that I have watched has been technically clear and inspiring to me. Based on this experience and the thorough, 58 item list of lessons, I will surely be buying this class soon! Thank you Khara and Creativelive for making a class on this topic and making it be super!!

Ven S

Great course. You can tell she knows the programme inside out.