Learn How to Use Photoshop Elements


Learn How to Use Photoshop Elements


Lesson Info

Places Workspace Overview

Alright, let's take a look at the Places workspace. This is really the same principle, so these all work basically the same way now that you know how that generally operates this will not seem so foreign to you. So the Places workspace is gonna allow you to take advantage of GPS coordinates that might be in your image, and if you have images that do not have GPS coordinates, you can still tag them and put them on a map. So, to do this, I've got a folder that has some very place-heavy images in it. So we've got some that are already pinned. So some of them on my phone have popped up here. This was an earlier visit to CreativeLive and various trips where I had the location services turned on in my phone. So we can see those images pop up according to their GPS data, which is pretty nice. But what about all the places where it didn't pop up? So, maybe, images I shot with a camera that didn't have the ability to add GPS coordinates, or maybe I had the location services turned off on my pho...

ne because I didn't want the GPS data, but now I still might wanna add them to the map somewhere. So these are the ones that have already been pinned. If I click the UnPinned option, I can see some stacks of places. So, similar to what we saw with the faces, where Photoshop grouped them into little stacks, here it's doing the same thing based on date. And we can determine how many numbers of groups we want. Do we want Photoshop to really break it down into lots of different groups? Or maybe we don't need to break it down quite that far, so we can have less. And you don't have to stick with these groups. We can change this as we need to. So I'm just gonna scroll down here, for example, this group, this is all part of one big trip that we took. So there's 22 more files, so I'm gonna click there, and now we're just looking at this collection of images. And, actually, wow, this is spanning several different trips when I really look at it. But some of these images are from Morocco, and some are from the U.K., and some are from other places. So I'm just gonna break this down and group them and make a new tag. So I'm gonna select all the images I wanna add to Morocco, for example. So I'll click over here, and I'll scroll down, and the last Morocco image is this. So I'll Shift + click. Shift clicking, you click the first image and Shift + click the last, and you can get a series of images selected. So here I have a series of images I wanna add to a Morocco pin. So with those images selected, I'll come over here, and I can type Morocco, and when I hit Search, it's gonna suggest what I already typed, Morocco, so yes, that's good. And then it actually pans over to Morocco on the map, and it's asked me, do I wanna place the seven media, seven photos, over here from Morocco, and I would say yes. And they moved out of here now, because they are now Pinned, and we are looking at UnPinned photos. So, great! This is all U.K. stuff so I'll click over here and scroll down to here and select those. And again, it's being a little bit of a turkey with the Shift key for whatever reason. So I've got all those selected, now I'll come over here and I'll just say, I mean, I could break this down, I could say this is London, and this is Whales, but I'm just not gonna be that specific. So I'll just say, "Search for United Kingdom", and it's saying, "Do you wanna place media here?" Yes! So you can be as specific as you want, but obviously, I don't need to be that specific just to demonstrate. Save some time. So let's do maybe one more. And this stuff is Oregon. I can also create a marquee selection, so if your keyboard is giving you trouble, like mine, I'm gonna click and just drag a big marquee across all of this, and that actually works a lot easier. So I've got that selected, I'll come over here and just say Oregon and I'll click Search. Oregon, not Oregon, Ohio, Oregon, USA, and I'll place those over there. Last, but not least, we might as well finish, since we're here now. We'll select those. These are from Cudillero, Spain. We'll search. Here's a match. Do we wanna call it that? Yes. Place those over there. So now all of those images have been pinned, so when we go back to our... Oops. Pinned stuff, let's go back, we'll go to our Places tab, and we can see our pinned images on the map. So I'll zoom out, and it's just kind of fun to be able to see... Wow, we really gotta zoom out. That's as far as we can go. So you can see sort of just where life has taken you and that can be kind of a cool thing. And obviously there's more stuff to pin, but you get the idea. So, it's neat! And you can flip through and see what's in there by just hovering over any one of these stacks of pins. So it tells you how many pictures are in that stack and then you can flip through and just relive the adventure, all while seeing it in context on a map. I think that's pretty cool.

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