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Photoshop Elements 9: Scanning and Restoring Photos

Adding keyword and smart tags


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Photoshop Elements 9: Scanning and Restoring Photos

with Janine Smith
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  1. 1m 40s
    1. Welcome
      1m 1s
    2. Using the exercise files
      39s
  2. 13m 20s
    1. Identifying your media
      2m 45s
    2. Determining your equipment needs
      2m 24s
    3. Setting your scanner
      3m 26s
    4. Scanning negatives, slides, and film
      1m 11s
    5. Digitizing damaged and delicate photos
      3m 34s
  3. 10m 51s
    1. Importing photos into the Organizer
      3m 34s
    2. Adding captions and notes
      2m 47s
    3. Adding keyword and smart tags
      4m 30s
  4. 25m 11s
    1. Using Levels
      4m 7s
    2. Fixing fades with Threshold
      3m 22s
    3. Adjusting contrast using Color Curves
      4m 18s
    4. Darkening images with blend modes
      2m 12s
    5. Adjusting brightness and contrast
      2m 2s
    6. Using Quick Fix for lighting
      4m 12s
    7. Fixing automatically with Guided Edit
      4m 58s
  5. 18m 59s
    1. Using Levels to fix color
      3m 29s
    2. Correcting color automatically with Enhance
      3m 39s
    3. Correcting color with complementary colors
      5m 19s
    4. Using Color Variations
      3m 28s
    5. Using Quick Fix for color
      3m 4s
  6. 22m 37s
    1. Using the Clone Stamp tool
      5m 24s
    2. Using the Healing Brush
      5m 5s
    3. Working with newspaper and magazine images
      3m 12s
    4. Softening paper texture
      4m 40s
    5. Taming fingerprints
      4m 16s
  7. 42m 52s
    1. Repairing small rips and creases
      4m 22s
    2. Repairing large tears
      8m 22s
    3. Filling in missing pieces
      5m 36s
    4. Reassembling a photo from pieces
      10m 12s
    5. Fixing and replacing backgrounds
      5m 0s
    6. Using Photomerge with panoramas
      3m 59s
    7. Repairing documents
      5m 21s
  8. 22m 48s
    1. Creating a photo book
      6m 1s
    2. Making a calendar
      3m 52s
    3. Creating a personalized greeting card
      4m 26s
    4. Making a slideshow (Windows only)
      4m 22s
    5. Creating a flyer
      4m 7s
  9. 25s
    1. Final thoughts
      25s

Video: Adding keyword and smart tags

Another helpful feature that Photoshop Elements 9 Organizer workspace is the Keyword Tags option. Found in the Organizer pallet under Albums is just one more way to help you organize your potentially confusing family photo collection. The default keywords are People, Places, Events and Other is your very good tags to start with. What we will do with this, is you take this tag and drag and drop it onto say People or drag and drop it onto Places and keep doing this until you have all the tags you want in their proper place.

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Photoshop Elements 9: Scanning and Restoring Photos
2h 38m Intermediate Nov 11, 2010

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In Photoshop Elements 9: Scanning and Restoring Photos, professional photo restorer Janine Smith shows how to bring new life to old photos. The course begins with a look at the types of photos that may require restoration, including slides, negatives, prints, and newspaper photos, and options for scanning them. She discusses the types of scanners that are available, from flatbed to film, and the best settings to use for originals. The course then delves into Photoshop Elements tools and techniques to help restore clarity to faded photos and fix problems such as dust, scratches, and tears. Exercise files are included with the course.

Topics include:
  • Determining equipment needs
  • Scanning negatives, slides, and film
  • Importing photos in Photoshop Elements
  • Adding captions, keywords, and Smart Tags
  • Adjusting contrast
  • Fixing fading with Threshold
  • Making automatic fixes with guided edit
  • Removing dust, spots, and texture with the healing tools
  • Repairing rips and tears
  • Sharing restored images
Subjects:
Photography Restoration Scanning
Software:
Photoshop Elements Elements
Author:
Janine Smith

Adding keyword and smart tags

Another helpful feature that Photoshop Elements 9 Organizer workspace is the Keyword Tags option. Found in the Organizer pallet under Albums is just one more way to help you organize your potentially confusing family photo collection. The default keywords are People, Places, Events and Other is your very good tags to start with. What we will do with this, is you take this tag and drag and drop it onto say People or drag and drop it onto Places and keep doing this until you have all the tags you want in their proper place.

You can also drag an image and drop it onto the keyword,, like so. You will see that it's adding a tag in the lower right-hand corner that shows you that it's been tagged. Continue on People and here's Places, there's a green tag. There is the last one. You can also make your own Keyword Tags. Let's say you have a number of old 100 year plus photos.

Go over here to the screen Plus sign and select New Keyword Tag and you can name your keyword anything you want, let's say we name it Over 100 and you can make a Note Photos over 100 years or whatever you like, and click OK and now you have your own keyword. So now I click this tag I made onto this photo of this house.

Another category in the keywords are Smart Tags. Smart Tags can be useful with your old photos even though you can't add your own. The default Smart Tags are High Quality, Low Quality and Medium Quality. Smart Tags are all about the quality of the photo which is what photo restoration is all about. There are also other categories subcategories on the bottom which might prove useful. Another option is the Auto Analyzer in the Edit menu.

The Auto Analyzer allows Photoshop Elements to automatically tag your images based on the subcategories of High Contrast, Low Contrast, Blurry etc. However, I choose to tag my images manually as it gives me more control. But feel for you to try, remember you won't break it. So I am going to click out of here and take you back into the Keyword Tags panel and a feature in the Organizer Smart Tags, it can be one of the most important for you is People Recognition.

When you run it on a photo or a batch of photos, it'll ask you to identify names and faces. So we will click on this photo right here and we will go over here to this little photograph Start People Recognition and click on that. It'll ask you, Who this is? So you write the name and click under it and then click Save and you've labeled everyone your selection. If there's more than one person they will come up with other windows. Go to another photo of the same person, click on the icon and it will finish it for you and Save and click OK.

This is wonderful all on its own because it's adding information to the photo electronically but what makes it even better is that it adds a Smart Tag category for that person. If you will notice over here on the side Nana has her own category now, plus it can identify other photos that have the person in it automatically. So now that we have created some tags, let's see how they work. Let's go over here and click on Nana and there she is. And now let's deselect Nana and check out some places.

So as you can see people recognition and Smart Tags are a wonderful way to organize your photos so that you can find them, anytime you need them by person, place or thing. An organization of your photos is an essential to your restoration project. It can certainly help and Photoshop Elements 9 organizer makes the process a lot easier and more enjoyable.

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