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Learn How to Use Photoshop Elements

Lesson 57 of 58

Timeline for Image Organization


Learn How to Use Photoshop Elements

Lesson 57 of 58

Timeline for Image Organization


Lesson Info

Timeline for Image Organization

One more thing that I wanted to tell you that I think is possibly the most handy thing in all of Elements, so even if you're like, "I'm never gonna keyword tag anything, I'm never gonna make event tags, I'm never gonna add GPS data to any of my files, I'm never gonna do any of that," one thing that you can do is come up to the View menu and choose Timeline. And this, I just love this feature. And you get what you would expect. You get a timeline. And what I love about this is it requires absolutely no effort on your part, no approving faces, no reorganizing of dates on your Events, none of that. You don't have to do any of that, it just pulls data from whatever the date and time stamp on that file were. So all you really have to do is make sure that your camera is set to the correct date and time and this timeline feature will work for you. So all of these little stacks represent images that were taken in a particular month of a particular year. So, for example, here I happen to have s...

ome images from 2015, and if I hover over it, I think it'll show the month, if we're really patient. I'm not gonna be that patient, but you can see if I click, it's gonna jump to images that were taken in that particular month of that particular year. So if I'm looking for images and I'm like, oh, where's that picture of Zade's first birthday? Well, his birthday was in April, so all I have to do is find about April in and here we go. I can click on the stack just even knowing roughly what sort of timeline I was looking for, and now I can see here are the pictures from his first birthday. So even if I never wanna touch a tag or approve any faces or anything like that, by just having the date and time set, I'm able to actually take advantage of this. So I think that is pretty cool. And for whatever reason, I really just like this horizontal timeline structure. You have something similar with that Events area when we look over here and we see we're able to click through and say 2016 and whatever, but I like that horizontal format myself, personally.

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.