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.
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