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Creating a slideshow

From: Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training

Video: Creating a slideshow

With this movie I would like to show you how to generate a PDF slide show that you can then share with your friends and your family. I'm currently in the Adobe Bridge application and I'm viewing all of the images in our catalog images folder here in the Content panel. I would like to filter down what we're displaying in the Content panel using the Filter panel over here to the lower left. Notice where we have this Rating section, I'm going to click on the five start rating. To display these nine images that I have already applied a rating to.

Creating a slideshow

With this movie I would like to show you how to generate a PDF slide show that you can then share with your friends and your family. I'm currently in the Adobe Bridge application and I'm viewing all of the images in our catalog images folder here in the Content panel. I would like to filter down what we're displaying in the Content panel using the Filter panel over here to the lower left. Notice where we have this Rating section, I'm going to click on the five start rating. To display these nine images that I have already applied a rating to.

So these are all images that I have picked out, given a five star rating to, in order to indicate to myself that I want to create a PDF slide show based off of with these images. So now when I have these images displayed inside of the Content panel, what I can do is go under the Tools menu, choose Photoshop Elements and then choose PDF Slide Show. That brings us into the Elements' Editing workspace and opens up the PDF Slide Show dialog box. You can see the file names for all of those images are listed already here in the Source Files portion of the dialog. So we don't have to click Browse, we don't have to tell our system where these images are. We did it all using Bridge. We didn't even have to open up the images inside of Elements. As you can see in the Project bin, it's empty.

All right, so that's the beauty of using of Bridge and that script to access this Slide Show command. So now that we know we have all of our images already setup and shows in to create the slide show from, we then need to choose our Output Options. We have two options: Multi-Page Documents or Presentation. Notice that the bottom of the dialog box has these presentation options and they are currently grayed out, that's because we have the Multi-Page Document option selected up here. What that means is when you create the PDF slide show, whoever is viewing it is going to have to manually change the pages, whereas if you choose the Presentation option, the pages will advance by themselves using the time signature that you choose here, it's defaulting to 5 Seconds. I'm actually going to use the Presentation option and I'm going to make that a little shorter, 3 Seconds. Advance Every 3 Seconds.

You can also choose continuously loop the slide show. I'm going to turn that on as well and then you can choose your Transition options if you click on the down facing arrow, we have all of these different options in here. I'm going to use the traditional, Fade option. Okay that's the common one and I actually like that a lot. So we will choose Fade. In this section up here, we can choose our Background. If we choose White, when you display the slide show in a PDF reader like Adobe Reader, it's going to place a white background around the image and then surround your white background will likely be black. So in that instance I would rather just choose Black so that we will see black from the edge of the image all the way around the screen. That actually I think looks nicer that way. So I'm going to choose black as my Background.

You can also choose to include information. Now the file has to already have this information in it. Of course all of your files have a file name, so if you were to choose that and click that option there and place a check there you also have the option to display the extension for the file and then it will display underneath the image. I don't see any reason to do that. If I'm going share the PDF slide show, I don't think they need to know the file name. If I have this information saved in the file things like Author and Copyright, you may want to display those. However, in these particular images I don't believe I have saved Author and Copyright information. So I'm not going to turn that on. You can also turn on EXIF Info. This is information about the image and how it was taken. The stuff that was recorded by your camera. We don't need to turn that on and then of course Annotations and these are the other things that could be possibly be saved within the metadata of the file. You can choose to display that and if you do, you can choose the Font Size. Since I'm going to choose not to display any of those, I don't need to worry about the Font Size.

So now that I have chosen all of my Output Options and my Presentation options, I'm going to go ahead and just click Save. That's going to bring up a separate dialog box. It's the Save dialog box. It's going to ask us where we want to save this and I'm just going to save it to my Desktop. I'm going to name the slide show, Enzo slideshow. Something like that. We can chose to Hide the extension if we like by clicking that option there and then click Save, that's going to bring up a third dialog box. This one is the Save Adobe PDF dialog box.

Up here at the top, you can choose an Adobe PDF Preset. It's setting to the default High Quality option. I would like to actually choose the Smallest File Size option because I know that I'm probably going to want to email this or post it on the web somewhere and in that instance you want the smallest file size possible. Okay, because this one probably be too large to email. So we're going to choose Smallest File Size. For Compatibility, I would always keep this at Acrobat 5 just in case you have people with older versions of Acrobat that want to view the file.

For Standard I will just chose None. We don't need to worry about this right now. We also have these different panels you can scroll through here, if you decide you want to change any of these options. I wouldn't recommend that you do, these are rather advanced. I would stick with the settings that are in the Preset. Just know that if you want to email this you could choose either smallest file size or PDF/X1 would also be small, either one. So now that we know that we can also turn on one other option that I do think we actually should turn on and that is View PDF After Saving. We turn that on, we should be able to view this in Acrobat Reader, as long as we have Acrobat installed on your machine, it should automatically launch and display the PDF slide show. We will see if that works.

Click Save PDF. That was the last dialog box. It's going to go through and create the slide show and here is Acrobat Reader. Okay, it's giving us the Full Screen warning. Saying, "This document is trying to put Acrobat in full screen mode." That's because we saved this in a presentation. Okay, and presentations are done in Full Screen mode. So yes, we do want it to do this and I'm going to say "Remember my choice for this document." So that we don't have to see this every time. Acrobat tries to launch a presentation. We will click Yes, and now we're viewing our slide show.

Okay, remember we have got 3 second transitions, there is the Fade and it's going to go through and show every image in the slide show. It's also going to keep on playing because we turn on the loop feature. So once it reaches the last slide, which would be the ninth slide, it will go background and show slide 1 again. So this is a great way to select images that you think are some of your best images in your collection, rate them in Bridge and then right from Bridge go straight to the PDF Slide Show command. That way they will already be setup in the dialog box, you just need to choose your Output Options and save your PDF slide show.

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Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training

84 video lessons · 5421 viewers

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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