Learn How to Use Photoshop Elements


Learn How to Use Photoshop Elements


Lesson Info

Use Event Tags on Images

Another thing, another way to find stuff easily is with events. And as you are now seeing, elements is really good at just sort of auto suggesting events. So I've got an events folder here that I made for this purpose and if we scroll up and down it is suggesting depending on where we have this divided it's suggesting right now three events. And I look at this and I think I think there's actually four here so if I tell it to split that up a little bit more, it actually got it right, or five events. So this happens to be, it really nailed this. This happens to be Zea's first trip to a ball park so I'll go ahead and say yes let's add that event and I'll name it like first ball park and I'm not gonna worry about descriptions. This is where if you are a person who really loves organization you could write description. I could put who played the game that day or whatever else relevant information that I care about. But I'm not that detailed centric so I'll just click okay. So those have now...

been added to an event. This was a half marathon so LNK half marathon. This was actually the one where I got the best time I've gotten yet. So that might actually be memorable. This is Zea's first birthday. So I'd click add event and then say first birthday. These end dates are wrong, so you might want to double check those. If you want to make a change you can do that here. So I don't know what, why those are coming up that way. But we'll just go head and keep them both the same. So we'll click okay, And then we have Easter. also Easter did not start in March and end in May but we'll just say that it did. But we can change that if we want to and this was the primary election. Alright, okay. So now we've created all these events we can also see them on the calendar if we come over here we can see for any month that has an event in it will be highlighted here with blue so I could click on that month to see any of the events that take place in that month or the images that are part of the event that take place in that month. So that's a neat thing. But also then if we go back to media we will see just like our people tags we now have tags under places. So those tags we created are now here as well as events. So now if I go back to all my media so I'm looking at my whole catalog which could have potentially thousands of images if I want to see the pictures from Zea's first birthday all I have to do is come and click that little socket next to his first birthday event tag and ooh somehow this got included in his first birthday. So we want to exclude that. So I'm gonna select these images and I'm gonna right click and say remove from, remove this keyword tag, not a smart tag, I wonder if that's because of the date and time on there. That's kind of funny. We don't want these included, So another thing that we can do is adjust the date and time. I don't know if this will solve the problem. But you can do this just so you know I think it might be pulling these in because of the date span that was so incorrect on his birthday. But here I could if I wanted to change the date and time. I could do that by setting it to a specific date and time or I could shift it even for like a time zone but I don't think it's gonna do that. Let's just try, let's just pretend this was not May, but let's say like January. I don't think it's gonna take it out of there it just reorganized it because we're seeing this with the newest photos first. So I'm not sure how I managed to tag those that way and why it's not letting me remove it. But normally you would right click and you would be able to remove it that way.

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