Learn How to Use Photoshop Elements


Learn How to Use Photoshop Elements


Lesson Info

Adjust Facial Features

The new thing that you can do by adjusting faces in Photoshop, and I just think this is so funny, I couldn't not show you. I was skeptical when I heard about this feature. I thought there's no way, like how corny is this gonna be? But it's not corny, it's actually pretty realistic. So this is a picture of me and my son, and it's funny because he's the most happy kid, of course, full of smiles, very expressive. This was the first time that we ever put him on a bike, and I think he was not sure what to think, and he gave me the most deadpan expression, and it's just hilarious. So, and I'm of course really excited, but I thought, let's see what we can do with his mouth. So I'm gonna zoom in really, so you can really, really see. We'll keep his whole face in the frame here. But I'm not even gonna make a selection. I'm just gonna go to the Enhance menu, and you'll notice that there's an option down here, this is new for Elements 15, to adjust facial features. When I click on that, it's gonn...

a try to find all the faces, and it sees mine. We'll just not even go there. So I'll click to select his face, and I can tell it's selected because it's got the highlighted circle around it, and then, over here, in the lips section, we see that there's a smile slider. See if I can zoom in so you can see a little bit better. Check out what happens when I take the smile slider and I drag it to the right. (whistle going up in pitch) (laughs) How cool is that? Or what if we pull it down? (whistle going down in pitch) So this is where it started, and we can either make it more frowny, or we can ever so gently make it a little bit of a smile, and I just think that's hilarious. You can also adjust the width or the height of the lips. Maybe a little pucker. Ooh. (laughs) And you can even control the upper lip separately from the lower lip. So that's pretty wild. I always feel like I don't have much of an upper lip. Looks like he got more of an upper lip than I have, but I can give myself a little Botox injection right there, I guess. You can also adjust the eyes. If we click on the eyes, you can adjust the height. So it's subtle, but if you really exaggerate it, it can look cartoony. So we can adjust the eyes. You can even adjust the width of the eyes, the size. This definitely looks cartoony. The tilt, and even the distance between them. (laughs) It's kind of amazing. So, you can obviously have some fun with that. There's also some nose adjustments, and an overall face adjustment for forehead height, jawbone shape, and chin height. So, that's pretty fantastic. These are things that you could've done before with the liquefy tool, but you had to be really pretty skilled at pulling it off. So, it's really awesome to have this new feature where you can just click and drag.

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 CC 2015.5.1


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