Learn How to Use Photoshop Elements


Learn How to Use Photoshop Elements


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


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