Learn How to Use Photoshop Elements

Lesson 14 of 58

Guided Edit Overview

 

Learn How to Use Photoshop Elements

Lesson 14 of 58

Guided Edit Overview

 

Lesson Info

Guided Edit Overview

We're gonna pop over to guided edit now and talk through what this is about and we'll do an example. So guided edit. It has a lot of fun features. If you like to be able to take a photo and straight up just wanna play with it. What is something so fun and cool that I can do this photo and I don't have to have a ton of experience or spend too much time learning something? I can just go here, okay? So go to guided edit. You'll notice that there are some sub divisions here. So within the guided edit, we've got a basic collection, a color effects and color stuff you can do, some black and white edit, some fun edit, some special edit, and this option to do photo merge, which is really cool. So photo merge, while we're here, I can just mention this to you, because I think the coolest thing in photo merge is the scene cleaner, I think. And I am not gonna show you this today but there are some good examples within this eLive you can see. Some good examples. This is useful as you are on vacatio...

n someplace and you go to, you know, a big touristy spot, like I suppose, here in Seattle, maybe that would be at the Space Needle. And if you take pictures of the area, there's gonna be a lot of tourists around. So scene cleaner works by you take multiple photos of the scene and then the scene cleaner stacks them together and stitches them together in a way that gets rid of any of the variables. So if you take multiple pictures, this guy in the red jacket's not gonna be in all the photos in this same spot. So elements know that he doesn't belong and then it'll just erase him like that. So it's kinda magic. So that's kind of a neat thing you can experiment with. And this will walk you through the whole process. Over under basics, some neat things, some of it's redundant, so here's cropping, obviously, we already talked about cropping photos. So it's really just simple. Adjusting brightness and contrast, correcting skin tone. Those are things that you can do in the quick work space as well, of course, in the expert's work space. But here, it's just a different way to access the same stuff. So this is guided. What that means is they walk you through steps.

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

Lessons

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

Reviews

a Creativelive Student
 

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.

Lilygram
 

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.