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Building and saving a multi-page photo creation

From: Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training

Video: Building and saving a multi-page photo creation

With Elements 6, you can now create and save Photoshop documents that contain multiple pages. With this movie I would like to show you how to add pages and content to a Photoshop document and save it as a PSE file. I'm currently in the Adobe Bridge application and I'm viewing the exercise files that are in the content palette & PSE folder inside of the Chapter 15 folder. I have it set up with a preview window very large here in the center of the Bridge window and over here we have our content.

Building and saving a multi-page photo creation

With Elements 6, you can now create and save Photoshop documents that contain multiple pages. With this movie I would like to show you how to add pages and content to a Photoshop document and save it as a PSE file. I'm currently in the Adobe Bridge application and I'm viewing the exercise files that are in the content palette & PSE folder inside of the Chapter 15 folder. I have it set up with a preview window very large here in the center of the Bridge window and over here we have our content.

We're viewing the headphones.psd image. I would like to actually work with this image and add another page to it and I'm going to actually use this photograph along with it. So let's go ahead and Command-click on that as well. We have both of these images selected here in Bridge. I now want to open them up into the Elements' Editing workspace. I'm going to press Command+O to open those up. All right, so here we're inside of Elements now. We have our headphones.psd image to the front, in our Project bin as you can see. We have our other image here. Let's start with this image, close up the Project bin.

First thing I want to do is add another page to this document. All right, now this a new concept to Photoshop Elements. You are unable to do this in previous versions of the application. It's really kind of cool, because you can add multiple pages and set up a document for a multi page print project, something like a scrap book, this is especially useful for that type of photo project. So let's take a look at how this is done, we can see that we have a layered file in here, that's why this is saved as a PSD, which is generally what you would save an image that contains layers. But we're going to create a different type of Photoshop document, that's a multi page document that needs to be saved in a different format, which is the PSE format.

Let's go ahead and add a page. We're going to go on to the Edit menu and we have two choices. We have Add Blank Page or Add Page Using Current Layout. Now since I already have a theme going here and I have already set this up in my PSD, I think I'm going to choose the second option, which is Add Page Using Current Layout. When I do that, it's going to bring up this warning dialog box, letting us know or actually reminding us, that adding a page requires that you save the file as PSE, Photo Creation Project. This will create a project folder, which includes the .PSD files for each page and a master PSE project file. So that's good information to know. Now that we know it, we probably don't need to see that again so we can click over here where it says Don't show again. Click OK and that's the last time we will see that warning dialog box, every time we add a page to a PSD.

All right, so here we're now, we have our second page. Notice it says 2of 2, we can actually use the controls down here to access our different pages. Using the arrows there is the first page and here is the second page. Okay, if we take a look in the Project bin now here we have this PSE. All right, we can access either page from inside of the Project bin as well. All right, which is kind of nice, so we can do that. Double -clicking to access either page. Just like you can with images.

All right, so lets focus in on Page 2 and what I would like to do is edit this a bit, because I don't want this page to actually use the exact same layout. I want it to have the basic look, I want to keep the same background but I don't want the same number of frames. So what I'm going to do is select the frames and the layers for those frames that I don't want to keep. I have the top one already selected, holding down the Command key I'm going to click on this frame layer as well. So now I have them both selected inside of the Layers palette.

The next thing I want to do is drag these up to the Trash Can. Throw them away. We're just going to work with one frame layer on our second page. So here we have it, I'm going to go ahead and change this particular frame by resizing it. I want to scale it. And I think the way I'm going to do that, is by choosing Image, Transform, Free Transform. You can also press Command+T to bring up these control handles and scale the frame. So I'm going to go ahead and click and drag to scale it up, making it larger. Don't want it to be too large. You can also reposition it as well. More towards the center of the page, next to our headphone graphic in the background. I think I want to go just a little smaller than that, because I don't cover up too much of that graphic, back here.

If I want to, I can refer to my Rulers, okay and use those in order to position this, so that it's similar to where the frame start on Page 1, so that's helpful as well. Go and hide those for now and I'm going to commit to the transform by clicking the green checkmark. So we have resized this frame. The next thing we can do is add a photo, all right. Now, that's why we opened up the other image of Enzo with the headphones at the same time as our exercise file headphones.psd. Because I, all right, have it here in the Project bin. I don't have to go back to Bridge now to open it up and I don't have to navigate to it here inside of Elements.

I already have it here, because I like to do this, I like to just drag it from the Project bin and place it right inside of the frame. To me that's the easiest way to add photos inside of these frame layers. Now I can hide the Project bin by clicking that arrow and I can scale the image of Enzo inside of the frame. I can reposition it as well, just by clicking and dragging, before I use that slider to scale the image, I can also click and drag these corner nodes as you can see, if I want to scale it that way.

So that looks pretty good to me, I'm just scaling it up so he is about in the center of the frame when I'm ready to commit to it, I click the green checkmark and now we have the contents for Page 2. So all we needed to do was add a page using the current layout, make a few modifications to it, transform the frame itself, bring in another photo and we're on our way to creating a photo project that contains multiple pages. So now we could add more and more pages if we want. Something else you can do help you along as you're creating projects like this, based on this Content that you pulled in from the Content palette is save some of the content that you like to work with best into a Favoritess palette.

Something else I want to show you. Here is the Window menu, here is Favorites. You can go ahead add this to the palette bin and then the items that you like to work with like this background layer, you can just drag right here into your Favorites. Here you can go on to your Frames as well and I'm going to close up Layers and we will try and find that green frame that I used in this particular project, here it is just drag it right in here. Now these are saved in here, so that anytime you want to work with these again, whether it's in this project or another project, you have quick and easy access to them. You don't have to do all that scrolling and searching through here for your favorite pieces of artwork.

Okay, so that's helpful to when you're creating this multi page projects here in Photoshop Elements.

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Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training

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Ted LoCascio
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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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