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Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 03 Sharing and Printing Photos

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Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 03 Sharing and Printing Photos

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  1. 6m 54s
    1. Welcome
      1m 3s
    2. Using the exercise files
      5m 51s
  2. 15m 56s
    1. Creating a contact book
      2m 28s
    2. Sharing photos as email attachments
      4m 16s
    3. Embedding photos in Photo Mail (Windows only)
      5m 3s
    4. Sharing PDF slideshows via email
      4m 9s
  3. 23m 41s
    1. Sharing photos on Facebook
      4m 15s
    2. Sharing photos on Flickr
      4m 10s
    3. Sharing photos on SmugMug
      5m 16s
    4. Sharing videos on YouTube
      3m 11s
    5. Sharing videos on Vimeo
      3m 17s
    6. Sharing photos among devices with Adobe Revel
      3m 32s
  4. 15m 19s
    1. Creating albums
      3m 51s
    2. Sharing albums on Photoshop Showcase
      7m 6s
    3. Exporting albums to a drive or disc
      4m 22s
  5. 19m 47s
    1. Setting image size and resolution for print
      8m 8s
    2. Setting image size for online sharing
      2m 52s
    3. Processing multiple photos
      4m 46s
    4. Watermarking photos
      4m 1s
  6. 52m 22s
    1. Creating a color-managed environment
      8m 47s
    2. Desktop photo printing from the Editor on Windows
      12m 38s
    3. Desktop photo printing from the Organizer on Windows
      3m 5s
    4. Desktop photo printing on a Mac
      9m 43s
    5. Printing contact sheets on Windows
      2m 49s
    6. Printing contact sheets on Macs
      4m 45s
    7. Printing picture packages on Windows
      3m 59s
    8. Printing picture packages on Macs
      5m 34s
    9. Ordering commercially printed photos
      1m 2s
  7. 13m 48s
    1. Optimizing photos with Save for Web
      8m 57s
    2. Exporting photos from the Organizer
      4m 51s
  8. 33s
    1. Next steps
      33s

Video: Creating albums

An album is a virtual collection of photos that can be physically located in different folders on your computer. Adding photos to an album doesn't move the photos; it just creates a link to them in the album. That means that you can put together a collection of photos for viewing in Elements, or for sharing with others, that aren't necessarily all located in the same folder, and you don't even have to move the photos out of their folders to do that. In this movie, I'll show you how to create an album in the Elements Organizer, and in the movies to come, I'll show you how to make an exciting interactive Flash gallery from an album, and then share that gallery either online, or by burning it to a DVD, or CD, or by saving it to your hard drive.

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Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 03 Sharing and Printing Photos
2h 28m Beginner Jan 23, 2013

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Photos deserve to be seen, and in this course, author Jan Kabili details the features that Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 provides for printing photos, emailing them, and sharing both photos and videos online.

Jan explores online sharing features of Photoshop Elements 11: emailing photos, sharing them on Facebook and Flickr, and uploading video clips on YouTube, Vimeo, and the Adobe Photoshop Showcase service. The course also offers some advanced tips on preparing photos for publishing on the web and for exporting photos in various formats and sizes. The course wraps with a look at printing photos on both Windows and Mac OS computers, and ordering prints through Photoshop Elements 11.

Topics include:
  • Creating a contact book
  • Emailing photos and PDF slideshows
  • Sharing photos on Facebook, Flickr, and SmugMug
  • Sharing videos
  • Creating interactive albums
  • Exporting albums to a drive or disk
  • Preparing photos for print
  • Watermarking photos
  • Printing on Mac and Windows
Subjects:
Photography Printing Photos Sharing Photos
Software:
Photoshop Elements Elements
Author:
Jan Kabili

Creating albums

An album is a virtual collection of photos that can be physically located in different folders on your computer. Adding photos to an album doesn't move the photos; it just creates a link to them in the album. That means that you can put together a collection of photos for viewing in Elements, or for sharing with others, that aren't necessarily all located in the same folder, and you don't even have to move the photos out of their folders to do that. In this movie, I'll show you how to create an album in the Elements Organizer, and in the movies to come, I'll show you how to make an exciting interactive Flash gallery from an album, and then share that gallery either online, or by burning it to a DVD, or CD, or by saving it to your hard drive.

So, let's make an album. To start, I'll choose the source from which I'm going to choose photos for my album. When I'm doing this outside of this course, I usually click All Media here, so that I can see all of the photos in my catalog, and then I pick and choose from among all those photos for my album, because as I said, the photos don't all have to be in the same folder, but just for purposes of this course, to keep things tidy, I've selected a folder, and I'll choose images for my album from the lesser number of photos in this folder. Now, to make an album, I have to see the album's panel, and to do that I have to switch from this hierarchical view of the folders panel that you see here, to a straight list view.

To do that, I'll click this icon to the right of the folder's title. If you're already in the straight list view, then you don't have to do that step. At the top of the column on the left, you can now see the Albums panel. If I already had some albums created, they would appear here in this panel, as long as the arrow is facing down. To create a brand new album, I'll click the arrow to the right of the plus symbol, and I'll choose New Album. I could choose a new category for albums, just to keep things neat over in the Albums panel if I have a lot of albums, but I'll just go with New Album this time.

That opens the Add New Album column over on the right. Here I'll give this album a name. I'll call it Carriages, because I'm going to include in this album photos of horses and carriages that I shot in Belgium in a town called Brugge. If I did have a Category for albums, I could choose it from here. I don't happen to have any album categories, so all that's left to do here is to add some content to this album. To do that, I can select one or more photos from the grid in the Organizer.

I'll take all five of these photos, and drag them over into the Content tab, and then I'll deselect. If I change my mind about one of these photos, I can remove it by selecting it, and then clicking the trashcan icon at the bottom of this column. If I want to add a photo to the album I'm creating, I can select it over here in the grid, in the Organizer, and drag it into the Content tab. When I'm all done, I'll click OK. Now here in my Organizer, you can see that each of the photos in this album has a little green icon under it, and when I hover over that green icon, you can see the name of the album into which I've put this photo.

By the way, you can create more than one album, and have the same photo in multiple albums. Let's take a look at the contents of this album. You can do that at anytime by going to the Albums panel, and clicking on the album name. So, here you can see all five of the photos that I brought into this album. One of the advantages of making an album is that you can reorder photos inside an album. You can't do that when you're looking at the photos inside of a folder. So, let's say that I want this vertical photo to come first in the sequence of photos; I'll click and drag it up here, and then I'll take photo number 2, and drag it to the end of the sequence.

The other advantage of putting photos into an album is that you can share an album as an exciting, interactive gallery, either online, or on a disk, or drive, and that's just what I'm going to show you how to do in the rest of the movies in this chapter.

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