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Learn How to Use Photoshop Elements

Lesson 55 of 58

Places Workspace Overview


Learn How to Use Photoshop Elements

Lesson 55 of 58

Places Workspace Overview


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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


  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


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.


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.