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Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training

with Ted LoCascio

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Another great organizational feature in Bridge is the ability to apply ratings to your images. You can categorize your images using a 5-star rating system and then locate and display them based on rating. All right, I'm currently in Bridge and I'm viewing the catalog images in our exercise files, and what I would like to do is actually filter what's being displayed here in the Content panel and I'm going to do that using keywords. Now, in the keywords movie I actually created a new keyword tag called Enzo year 1, and I applied that keyword tag to only images that were taken in the first year of my son Enzo's life. So if I then go over here in the Filter panel and I click where it says Enzo year 1, all of those images that are tagged with the Enzo year 1 tag are now displayed in this Content panel.
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  1. 2m 22s
    1. Welcome
      1m 2s
    2. Using the example files
      1m 20s
  2. 12m 1s
    1. Understanding Photoshop Elements
      2m 10s
    2. Using the Welcome screen
      2m 33s
    3. Importing photos from a digital camera
      7m 18s
  3. 1h 1m
    1. Viewing and selecting images
      2m 1s
    2. Creating and saving a custom workspace
      5m 29s
    3. Rotating images in Bridge
      3m 20s
    4. Renaming images in Bridge
      5m 34s
    5. Adding keywords to images
      7m 38s
    6. Applying ratings to images
      5m 17s
    7. Labeling images
      5m 17s
    8. Searching for images
      6m 38s
    9. Creating Collections
      2m 50s
    10. Sorting images with the Filter panel
      6m 36s
    11. Using image stacks
      7m 2s
    12. Hiding images
      4m 6s
  4. 31m 55s
    1. Opening images from Bridge
      2m 24s
    2. Working with palettes and the Palette Bin
      4m 53s
    3. Using the Project Bin
      6m 44s
    4. Zooming and scrolling
      8m 1s
    5. Fixing mistakes with Undo and Redo
      5m 3s
    6. Saving versions
      4m 50s
  5. 49m 38s
    1. Opening and viewing images in the Quick Fix mode
      6m 8s
    2. Understanding Auto Color and making tonal adjustments
      8m 50s
    3. Using the Lighting sliders
      5m 19s
    4. Using the Color sliders
      7m 1s
    5. Applying Auto Red Eye Fix
      3m 31s
    6. Applying Auto Sharpen
      4m 25s
    7. Using the Guided Edit mode
      6m 19s
    8. Processing multiple files
      8m 5s
  6. 10m 22s
    1. Understanding image resolution
      3m 23s
    2. Resizing images
      6m 59s
  7. 17m 8s
    1. Applying Auto Crop and Auto Straighten
      6m 22s
    2. Using the Straighten and Crop tools
      4m 10s
    3. Changing the canvas size
      6m 36s
  8. 30m 32s
    1. Why make selections?
      6m 3s
    2. Using the Quick Selection tool
      8m 37s
    3. Using Refine Edge
      7m 15s
    4. Saving and loading selections
      8m 37s
  9. 25m 58s
    1. Working with the Layers palette
      9m 45s
    2. Using adjustment layers and masks
      8m 37s
    3. Applying transparency and blend mode adjustments
      7m 36s
  10. 40m 56s
    1. Removing a color cast
      5m 53s
    2. Correcting skin tone
      3m 38s
    3. Enhancing color with Hue/Saturation adjustments
      6m 37s
    4. Balancing contrast and color with Levels adjustments
      7m 10s
    5. Correcting dark or light areas with Shadow/Highlight Adjustments
      5m 17s
    6. Improving images with Color Curves adjustments
      5m 55s
    7. Converting color images to black and white
      6m 26s
  11. 54m 14s
    1. Using the Red-Eye Removal tool
      8m 1s
    2. Using the healing tools
      7m 42s
    3. Whitening teeth and eyes
      6m 20s
    4. Cloning to remove contents
      8m 14s
    5. Adjusting perspective and correcting camera distortion
      6m 10s
    6. Using Photomerge Group Shot
      6m 17s
    7. Using Photomerge Faces
      6m 4s
    8. Using Photomerge Panorama
      5m 26s
  12. 16m 1s
    1. Creating a clipping mask
      7m 25s
    2. Creating collages with gradient blending
      8m 36s
  13. 22m 15s
    1. Reducing noise
      8m 7s
    2. Sharpening with Unsharp Mask
      7m 16s
    3. Sharpening with Adjust Sharpness
      6m 52s
  14. 17m 54s
    1. Understanding Camera Raw
      1m 46s
    2. Opening Camera Raw images from Bridge
      6m 37s
    3. Applying tonal and color adjustments in Camera Raw
      6m 23s
    4. Saving raw images
      3m 8s
  15. 40m 41s
    1. Painting with the Filter Gallery
      8m 7s
    2. Creating a pencil sketch
      7m 40s
    3. Customizing images
      7m 59s
    4. Adding artwork with the Content palette
      9m 39s
    5. Building and saving a multi-page photo creation
      7m 16s
  16. 37m 5s
    1. Creating a slideshow
      6m 58s
    2. Creating a photo book
      9m 1s
    3. Creating a photo collage
      6m 58s
    4. Creating a greeting card
      6m 31s
    5. Creating a web photo gallery
      7m 37s
  17. 31m 6s
    1. Choosing color settings
      7m 1s
    2. Printing to an inkjet printer
      8m 13s
    3. Using Picture Package
      4m 33s
    4. Saving for the web
      5m 55s
    5. Attaching images to emails
      3m 6s
    6. Burning to CDs and DVDs
      2m 18s
  18. 56s
    1. Goodbye
      56s

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Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training
8h 22m Beginner Sep 29, 2008

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In Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training, Ted LoCascio teaches casual photographers how to organize, edit, and share their digital image libraries using this powerful software package from Adobe. He tours the included Adobe Bridge application, used for importing and organizing photographs, and explores every feature of Elements itself. He demonstrates how to navigate the Elements workspace, which is used to correct and improve images, combine them into projects, and produce slideshows, photo books, web galleries, and more. Ted also explains how to get the most out of each editing mode, and shares tips for correcting, retouching, and sharpening photographs. Example files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Identifying photos by name, keyword, rating, and label
  • Locating photos with searches, filters, collections, and stacks
  • Using automated red-eye correction and sharpening tools
  • Making detailed color and tone corrections
  • Using Photomerge on faces and groups
  • Working with filters, artwork, and other image customizations
  • Scrapbooking
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Photoshop Elements Elements
Author:
Ted LoCascio

Applying ratings to images

Another great organizational feature in Bridge is the ability to apply ratings to your images. You can categorize your images using a 5-star rating system and then locate and display them based on rating. All right, I'm currently in Bridge and I'm viewing the catalog images in our exercise files, and what I would like to do is actually filter what's being displayed here in the Content panel and I'm going to do that using keywords. Now, in the keywords movie I actually created a new keyword tag called Enzo year 1, and I applied that keyword tag to only images that were taken in the first year of my son Enzo's life. So if I then go over here in the Filter panel and I click where it says Enzo year 1, all of those images that are tagged with the Enzo year 1 tag are now displayed in this Content panel.

What I would like to do is actually print out certain of these images. Now, in my household I don't usually choose the images that get printed. A lot of times it's my wife that goes through the images and chooses the ones that she would like to have printed and a lot of it has to do with the fact that she has already talked to someone in the family that wants certain images. So she knows which ones that need to be printed. Yet I know how to print them better and so it's my job usually to print them out. So one way to do this would be to go through these images and actually write down using a pen and paper, the filenames of the ones that you would like printed. However, that will take way too much time, way too labor-intensive.

Instead, what you can do is go through these images here in Bridge and apply a rating to it so that I know that all of the images that have the 5-star rating applied are the ones that we're going to print. So how do we go about doing this? What we can do is go through select the image, and the quickest and easiest way to do this is to click in the area underneath the thumbnail. Notice that we have the series of dots, if you click on one of the dots, it will apply the rating. So for instance, this image is little blurry, so I would say this is a 1-star rating, probably not going to get printed. All right, so I have clicked on the first dot and that applied a 1-star rating and now we can see the star. If we go over here, this one is a little blurry as well, but I think a little better, this one is not too bad, I'm going to actually give that one a 4-star rating.

We can go through the list and do this for every image that we like. Let's say that's a 5-star image right there, the Christmas image. Now, if we have the images that are similar in content and probably deserve the same rating, you can select multiple images. I'm going to click on this image here, hold down the Shift key and select all the way down through the row and then click on a rating and it will give it the exact same rating. So let's give these five stars. All right, so now they all have the exact same rating. So that's one way that you can apply the same rating to multiple selected images here within the Content panel.

All right, another way that you can do this quickly and easily is using keyboard shortcuts. So let's select the next image in the list, clicking on it to select it. If we go under the Label menu, notice over here, we can choose the command from under this Label menu, here we have one star, two, three all the way down to five stars if you like or No Rating which is actually at the top and then also there is a Reject. I could choose one from up here, let's say this is a good image, but it's about a three star. Okay, we're not sure if we want to print that one or not, sort of in between. But for the other ones rather than going under the menu each time, what we can do is select it and then use the keyboard shortcuts. Command+1 would be 1 star, Command+2 2 stars and so on all the way up to 5.

So let's say this is a Command+3 and then we will go to this one. I love this image. That one I want to print, Command+5. Select the next image, that's another good one, Command+5. Scroll down a little bit. I'm actually using the wheel on my mouse to do that at time. Click over here, we use Command+5 again for that one. I would like to print that. That one is maybe a Command+3, not sure about that one. Love these, Command+5. In fact, I just love all of these in here. Let's just go ahead, got to print those. I should have included that one too, that one is good. Print that one, that one is maybe and so on and so forth. So you understand how we do this. Now, after we have applied some ratings to these images, the next thing we can do is filter down our list yet again. Enzo year 1, add to it, the 13 images that have five stars. Click on that in the Filter panel.

Now, we're just viewing the images that we want to print. What I can do is select all of these, open them up in Elements and then proceed to print them. So in this movie what we learned was how we can select images and apply ratings to them in order to indicate something that we would like to use them for. It doesn't necessarily have to be printing; it could be another project that you would like to use these images in. It could be maybe a web gallery or a PDF slideshow, something like that. It's some sort of indication to you that these are images that you definitely want to work with. It's a great, quick and easy way to add that indication to each image and then you could filter down what's being displayed here in the Content panel list, using these ratings over here in the Filter panel.

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