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Creating a slideshow (Windows only)

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Video: Creating a slideshow (Windows only)

Windows users, this is a movie just for you. You can take advantage of the Slide Show command in the Create tab of the Organizer to create a full-featured slide show complete with music, and graphics, and audio narration, pan and zoom, pretty much everything you can think of that you'd want to have in a slide show. To get started I'm going to select the images that I want to have in the slide show. If your images are in different folders you might want to collect them into an album in the Organizer so that you can quickly back to them later if you need to. But my photos are all in a single album so I'll just select them by clicking on the first and then holding the Shift key and clicking on the last.

Creating a slideshow (Windows only)

Windows users, this is a movie just for you. You can take advantage of the Slide Show command in the Create tab of the Organizer to create a full-featured slide show complete with music, and graphics, and audio narration, pan and zoom, pretty much everything you can think of that you'd want to have in a slide show. To get started I'm going to select the images that I want to have in the slide show. If your images are in different folders you might want to collect them into an album in the Organizer so that you can quickly back to them later if you need to. But my photos are all in a single album so I'll just select them by clicking on the first and then holding the Shift key and clicking on the last.

Then I'll go to the Create tab here in the Organizer and I'll click Slide Show. That opens the Slide Show Preferences, and this is where I choose settings that will affect the entire slide show, and then I can change some of these settings for individual slides later. For example, I can set the duration from which each slide will be on the screen from this menu, I'm going to change that to 2 seconds. I can choose the kind of Transition that will appear between each slide. So I might choose Dissolve for example, and I see a little preview of the transition that I've chosen here.

If I want to try another one you can see how that looks. Here I can set the duration of that transition; I'll set that to 1 second. Here I can choose the color that will appear behind each slide, I'll leave that at its default of Black. I'm going to leave Apply Pan & Zoom to All Slides unchecked. I do like panning and zooming on particular slides, but not every slide, I think that's too much. I don't have any captions to worry about with these photos, but I do definitely want to repeat the soundtrack until the last slide, because I'm going to add music to the slide show and I want it to play throughout.

I'm also going to choose to crop my images to fit the slides both my Landscape images and my Portrait Photos. That way I won't have black bars at the top or bottom, or on the sides of the image on the slide. I can reduce the Preview Quality for faster processing and then I'm going to click OK. That opens this interface where I can set up my slide show. Down at the bottom is a filmstrip that shows a thumbnail of each photo in the slide show. Down here I can make some important changes like reordering the slides.

If I just want to reorder a couple of slides I can click on the slide here and drag it to change where it appears in the slide show. But if I want to reorder more slides in that I'll usually click on this Quick Reorder command and that opens the separate interface, or I can see all the slides and more easily move them around. So maybe I want this to be the last slide, and I'll have this one here and I'll move this one as well. And when I'm done I'll click the Back button, and that takes me back to the interface where I can set up the slide show.

If I want to get back to the first slide I can click this button here, Go to First Slide. Here I can get to the Last Slide and then I can click on individual slides in-between to bring those up in the editing window. Beneath each slide is its duration onscreen. You can see that each slide has a duration of 2 seconds which I set in the Preferences. I can change that for a particular slide, let's say that I want one to stay onscreen longer like the slide, I'll go to the arrow next to its duration and I can choose some longer number of seconds.

I can also change the transition between particular slides. So if I want to change the transition between these two sides I'll click on the Transition icon here and that brings up a dropdown menu in the Properties area on the right, from that menu I can choose a different kind of transition. I'll try the Barn Doors transition. And if there are a particular characteristics of the transition that I can change I'll see those here for example, the direction of the barn doors. At the bottom of the filmstrip there is a link that I can click to add audio to the slide show and that can be music.

I always like music on my slide shows so I'm going to click that and that opens my Music Library. From here, I can choose my own audio clips or I can go into the Sample Music folder, and I'll choose one of these sample files. I can preview the music here. [Music Playing] And in just a moment I can see that track down here in Purple underneath the filmstrip.

Over here on the right side there is an Extras panel. From here I can apply graphics, text, and audio narration to individual slides. There are all kinds of little icons that I can use here, there are Backgrounds, there are Costumes, and so forth. I don't see anything that's particularly relevant to a slideshow about fire, but just to show you how this works. I'm going to drag out a pair of glasses. And when that graphic is selected I can alter its properties like its size over here in the Properties panel on the right, I can change it to black and white, or I can make it Sepia toned.

And if I want to delete it I can right-click right on the graphic that's Ctrl+Click with a one- button mouse and choose Delete. I can add Type to a slide by clicking this T tool, and here I can choose the Type Style and Color. If I double-click that opens a Text Editing box where I can enter some text. I'll click OK and there is my text. In the Properties area I can change the Font Size, the Font Face, the Color of the type, the Opacity, I can make it Bold or Italic, or change the Alignment of multiple lines of Type.

If I want to move the Type I can click on it and put it where I want it on the slide. I also can add audio narration to a slide by clicking this little microphone symbol. If I have a microphone plugged into my computer and I click the red dot, sizzle, that records by voice and that narration will play when this slide comes on the screen during the slide show. I can preview the narration here. [Music Playing] to delete the narration by going to this Trash Can and choosing Delete This Narration.

If I want to add audio to the next slide then I can click the Next Slide button here and repeat that process. I'm going to select another slide from the filmstrip so that I can show you how to set up a Pan & Zoom on an individual slide. With this slide highlighted in the filmstrip the Properties panel changes to show me and Enable Pan & Zoom check box. I'll add a check mark there and then I'll make sure that I've got the leftmost icon selected the Start icon and I'll come into this slide and I'm going to drag out this boundary to define the area that will be showing on the slide when the slide first comes up, and then I'll click End and I'll change those boundaries.

So if I want the slide to zoom in on the F in the center of this slide I'll drag these two boundaries and bring it down here like this. And that's all I have to do to set up a pan & zoom on this individual slide. I am going to select another slide now to show you that if I click directly on the slide the properties change, and here I have properties that are related to the image on this slide. I can change its Size on the slide zooming back or forward, and I can change from the default that I chose in the Preferences which was Crop to Fit to Fit on Slide.

I like it better set to Crop to Fit so I'll choose that again. If I think that the image needs some editing I can choose Auto Smart Fix, and if a subject in the photo has some red eye I can choose Auto Red Eye Fix. If I think I need more editing than that, if I click the More Editing button it will take the image on the slide out to the Full Edit workspace I can edit it there, and when I save it there it will come back into the slide show interface with the changes that I make out in the Full Edit workspace. So now I'm done setting up the slide show, working on the properties of slides, and working on the properties of the images.

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Photoshop Elements 9 Essential Training

120 video lessons · 15381 viewers

Jan Kabili
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  1. 11m 0s
    1. Welcome
      1m 18s
    2. What is Photoshop Elements?
      3m 47s
    3. Touring the workspaces
      5m 55s
  2. 54m 16s
    1. Working with catalogs
      5m 22s
    2. Importing and using the exercise files
      5m 13s
    3. Importing files from your computer
      7m 31s
    4. Importing photos from your camera
      8m 57s
    5. Importing photos from iPhoto (Mac only)
      4m 44s
    6. Importing files from external drives/CDs/DVDs
      4m 44s
    7. Scanning photos
      6m 50s
    8. Dividing scanned photos
      5m 51s
    9. Importing from watch folders (Windows only)
      5m 4s
  3. 39m 10s
    1. Touring the Organizer
      6m 41s
    2. Viewing thumbnails
      6m 15s
    3. Rotating photos
      52s
    4. Renaming photos
      2m 55s
    5. Fixing photo dates
      2m 28s
    6. Hiding and deleting photos
      4m 6s
    7. Stacking photos
      4m 22s
    8. Moving files
      2m 43s
    9. Reconnecting missing files
      4m 53s
    10. Using Help
      3m 55s
  4. 54m 22s
    1. Rating photos
      3m 58s
    2. Applying and organizing keyword tags
      7m 4s
    3. Searching by keyword tags
      3m 35s
    4. Tagging with People Recognition
      11m 3s
    5. Using Smart Tags
      5m 57s
    6. Creating albums
      4m 41s
    7. Creating Smart Albums
      6m 28s
    8. Searching by text
      5m 28s
    9. Using the Find menu
      4m 19s
    10. Using the Timeline
      1m 49s
  5. 30m 14s
    1. Viewing slideshows in Full Screen view
      4m 21s
    2. Working with photos in Full Screen view
      9m 20s
    3. Comparing photos
      5m 56s
    4. Viewing by date
      3m 18s
    5. Mapping photos (Windows only)
      7m 19s
  6. 38m 36s
    1. Applying Photo Fix
      9m 0s
    2. The Quick Fix interface
      7m 9s
    3. The Quick Fix controls
      5m 22s
    4. Adjusting lighting in Quick Fix
      3m 46s
    5. Adjusting color in Quick Fix
      5m 39s
    6. Using the Touch Up tools in Quick Fix
      7m 40s
  7. 43m 43s
    1. Guided Edit basics
      8m 13s
    2. Making an Out of Bounds image
      10m 17s
    3. Perfecting a portrait
      7m 43s
    4. Adding realistic reflections
      5m 26s
    5. Applying a LOMO camera effect
      2m 0s
    6. Making pop art
      1m 31s
    7. Using Style Match
      8m 33s
  8. 1h 20m
    1. Full Edit workspace overview
      6m 51s
    2. Working with tabbed documents
      4m 51s
    3. Using tools
      7m 40s
    4. Arranging panels
      5m 18s
    5. Setting preferences
      3m 41s
    6. Using Undo History
      6m 39s
    7. Zooming and navigating
      7m 4s
    8. Creating a blank file
      5m 19s
    9. Photo resizing and resolution
      8m 9s
    10. Cropping and straightening photos
      7m 15s
    11. Recomposing photos
      8m 15s
    12. Enlarging the canvas
      3m 27s
    13. Saving and formats
      5m 46s
  9. 35m 4s
    1. Understanding layers
      7m 17s
    2. Working in the Layers panel
      5m 21s
    3. Using layer masks
      7m 43s
    4. Using layer masks to combine images
      6m 27s
    5. Building composites
      8m 16s
  10. 20m 58s
    1. Selection basics
      3m 22s
    2. Manual selection tools
      3m 19s
    3. Automatic selection tools
      7m 24s
    4. Refining selection edges
      3m 30s
    5. Saving selections
      3m 23s
  11. 1h 21m
    1. Color managing
      7m 14s
    2. Applying Shadow/Highlight adjustments
      2m 42s
    3. Using adjustment layers
      8m 24s
    4. Masking adjustment layers
      7m 38s
    5. Adding a Levels adjustment layer
      6m 8s
    6. Adding a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer
      5m 56s
    7. Adjusting with Color Curves
      4m 14s
    8. Removing a color cast
      3m 37s
    9. Reducing digital noise
      4m 7s
    10. Sharpening photos
      7m 32s
    11. Processing multiple files
      7m 59s
    12. Working with raw photos
      15m 57s
  12. 18m 34s
    1. Using the Smart Brush tools
      6m 16s
    2. Dodging and burning
      2m 29s
    3. Retouching blemishes
      4m 29s
    4. Content-aware healing
      2m 31s
    5. Removing content with the Clone Stamp tool
      2m 49s
  13. 25m 53s
    1. Applying filters
      5m 36s
    2. Adding effects
      2m 34s
    3. Using layer styles
      7m 23s
    4. Using shapes
      4m 46s
    5. Using the Cookie Cutter tool
      2m 19s
    6. Converting color to black and white
      3m 15s
  14. 11m 25s
    1. Creating text
      7m 1s
    2. Editing text
      4m 24s
  15. 1h 25m
    1. Creating a photo collage
      8m 38s
    2. Fine-tuning a photo collage
      8m 3s
    3. Creating greeting cards
      8m 34s
    4. Creating photo calendars
      9m 28s
    5. Creating CD/DVD jackets and labels
      7m 43s
    6. Creating a photo book
      7m 44s
    7. Fine-tuning a photo book
      7m 11s
    8. Creating a slideshow (Windows only)
      8m 0s
    9. Fine-tuning a slideshow (Windows only)
      3m 23s
    10. Creating a flip book (Windows only)
      2m 47s
    11. End to end: Making a scrapbook page
      8m 15s
    12. End to end: Completing a scrapbook page
      5m 24s
  16. 49m 27s
    1. Printing photos
      8m 38s
    2. Contact sheets and picture packages (Windows only)
      6m 40s
    3. Sharing photos by email
      6m 38s
    4. Sharing photos by Photo Mail (Windows only)
      5m 8s
    5. Sharing to Flickr and Facebook
      4m 43s
    6. Saving images for the web
      6m 48s
    7. Signing up for Photoshop.com
      2m 55s
    8. Sharing online albums at Photoshop.com
      5m 4s
    9. Backing up
      2m 53s
  17. 38s
    1. Goodbye
      38s

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