Timeline for Image Organization


Learn How to Use Photoshop Elements


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 2015.5.1


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


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.