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Edit with assistance: the Guided Edit workspace Photoshop Elements 10

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Photoshop Elements 10 Essential Training

with Jan Kabili

Video: Edit with assistance: the Guided Edit workspace Photoshop Elements 10

Editing with assistance: the Guided Edit workspace provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop Elements 10 Essential Training
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  1. 23m 48s
    1. Welcome
    2. Getting around Elements
      6m 9s
    3. Exploring the differences in Mac versions of Elements
      5m 41s
    4. Working with Organizer catalogs
      6m 16s
    5. Using the exercise files
      4m 44s
  2. 21m 39s
    1. Touring the Organizer
      5m 35s
    2. Importing photos from a camera
      4m 44s
    3. Importing photos from a computer
      3m 1s
    4. Importing photos from an iPhoto library
      5m 27s
    5. Importing photos from external drives
      2m 52s
  3. 31m 24s
    1. Working in Thumbnail view
      4m 10s
    2. Working in Folder Location view
      4m 33s
    3. Reviewing photos in Full Screen view
      4m 55s
    4. Editing and organizing in Full Screen view
      7m 20s
    5. Comparing photos in Side by Side view
      4m 10s
    6. Displaying photos in Date view
      2m 40s
    7. Viewing photo information
      3m 36s
  4. 47m 47s
    1. Using keyword tags to categorize photos
      6m 42s
    2. Organizing keyword tags
      4m 25s
    3. Finding photos by keyword tag
      3m 39s
    4. Automatically tagging people
      8m 21s
    5. Using automatic smart tagging
      5m 36s
    6. Assigning ratings to photos
      4m 9s
    7. Creating albums to organize photos
      5m 7s
    8. Creating smart albums
      5m 52s
    9. Stacking photos to reduce thumbnail clutter
      3m 56s
  5. 24m 36s
    1. Finding photos that are visually similar to each other
      4m 3s
    2. Searching for an object in a photo
      3m 46s
    3. Finding duplicate photos
      4m 50s
    4. Searching by text
      5m 59s
    5. Exploring the Find menu
      4m 27s
    6. Finding photos in the Timeline
      1m 31s
  6. 22m 42s
    1. Deleting photos
      4m 30s
    2. Renaming photos
      2m 24s
    3. Moving photos
      3m 58s
    4. Reconnecting missing files
      4m 37s
    5. Changing photo dates
      4m 30s
    6. Backing up
      2m 43s
  7. 16m 14s
    1. Choosing an editing workspace
      4m 37s
    2. Autocorrecting with the Organizer's Photo Fix options
      3m 47s
    3. Photo finishing with the Organizer's Photo Fix options
      4m 2s
    4. Changing a Photo Fix adjustment
      3m 48s
  8. 22m 10s
    1. Editing with assistance: the Guided Edit workspace
      6m 27s
    2. Retouching a photo the step-by-step way
      7m 55s
    3. Creating a dreamlike Orton effect
      1m 8s
    4. Simulating shallow depth of field
      4m 11s
    5. Creating a collage using Picture Stack
      2m 29s
  9. 29m 27s
    1. Quick improvements: introducing the Quick Edit workspace
      3m 28s
    2. Applying Quick Edit corrections
      4m 8s
    3. Adjusting lighting
      4m 0s
    4. Correcting color
      4m 20s
    5. Fixing red-eye, improving skies, and touching up photos
      6m 29s
    6. Sharpening images
      3m 10s
    7. Saving in Quick Edit
      3m 52s
  10. 41m 16s
    1. Full control: introducing the Full Edit workspace
      5m 19s
    2. Tips for using the editing tools
      3m 50s
    3. Customizing panels
      5m 10s
    4. Undoing your work
      6m 22s
    5. Zooming and navigating
      4m 41s
    6. Saving images and examining file formats
      4m 50s
    7. Working with multiple documents
      4m 0s
    8. Creating a file from scratch
      2m 57s
    9. Customizing Editor preferences
      4m 7s
  11. 25m 42s
    1. Understanding layers
      7m 3s
    2. Managing layers in the Layers panel
      7m 19s
    3. Tips for working with layers
      4m 25s
    4. Understanding layer masks
      6m 55s
  12. 30m 0s
    1. Understanding selections
      6m 49s
    2. Using manual selection tools
      4m 42s
    3. Modifying selections
      4m 20s
    4. Using the automatic selection tools
      7m 11s
    5. Refining selections
      4m 50s
    6. Saving selections
      2m 8s
  13. 23m 52s
    1. Retouching blemishes with the Spot Healing Brush tool
      2m 50s
    2. Retouching skin with the Healing Brush tool
      6m 7s
    3. Retouching with the Clone Stamp tool
      1m 58s
    4. Using the Content-Aware option in the Spot Healing Brush to remove content
      3m 13s
    5. Touching up photos with the Smart Brush tools
      7m 22s
    6. Using the Dodge, Burn, and Sponge tools
      2m 22s
  14. 1h 0m
    1. Understanding color management
      7m 23s
    2. Understanding adjustment layers
      6m 49s
    3. Adjusting part of a photo
      6m 16s
    4. Correcting contrast and brightness using Levels controls
      5m 6s
    5. Enhancing color with Hue/Saturation
      4m 32s
    6. Improving shadow and highlights using Shadow/Highlight
      2m 36s
    7. Adjusting lighting and color using Color Curves
      3m 53s
    8. Removing a color cast
      2m 11s
    9. Converting color to black and white
      3m 15s
    10. Reducing noise
      3m 53s
    11. Sharpening images
      6m 43s
    12. Processing multiple photos
      8m 19s
  15. 23m 7s
    1. Resizing and changing photo resolution
      7m 1s
    2. Cropping photos
      5m 36s
    3. Straightening photos
      2m 35s
    4. Adding canvas around photos
      2m 43s
    5. Changing a photos orientation using the Recompose tool
      5m 12s
  16. 23m 50s
    1. Combining photos using the Place command
      5m 21s
    2. Using a layer mask to hide a background
      6m 26s
    3. Blending images using a gradient
      8m 18s
    4. Blending images using Blend modes
      3m 45s
  17. 24m 2s
    1. Creating text
      6m 22s
    2. Editing text
      3m 49s
    3. Creating text on a selection
      6m 1s
    4. Creating text around a shape
      3m 51s
    5. Creating text on a custom path
      3m 59s
  18. 22m 43s
    1. Applying filters
      5m 24s
    2. Adding effects
      2m 6s
    3. Adding layer styles
      7m 38s
    4. Making shapes
      5m 17s
    5. Using the Cookie Cutter tool
      2m 18s
  19. 42m 15s
    1. Understanding Camera Raw
      3m 35s
    2. The Camera Raw interface
      5m 16s
    3. Adjusting color using the white balance controls
      4m 41s
    4. Controlling lighting and contrast
      6m 26s
    5. Enhancing photos with the Clarity, Vibrance, and Saturation controls
      2m 39s
    6. Cropping and straightening
      2m 13s
    7. Reducing Noise
      2m 24s
    8. Sharpening
      6m 46s
    9. Outputting from Camera Raw
      4m 43s
    10. Processing multiple photos in Camera Raw
      3m 32s
  20. 56m 44s
    1. Creating a photo book
      6m 50s
    2. Completing the photo book
      10m 5s
    3. Creating a photo calendar
      8m 19s
    4. Creating a photo greeting card
      5m 18s
    5. Making other photo creations in the Create workspace
      2m 8s
    6. Outputting photo creations from the Create workspace
      2m 50s
    7. Creating a photo slideshow in Windows
      8m 45s
    8. Completing the photo slideshow
      3m 31s
    9. Making a scrapbook page from scratch in Full Edit
      8m 58s
  21. 41m 35s
    1. Printing photos
      8m 30s
    2. Printing contact sheets and picture packages in Windows
      5m 23s
    3. Printing contact sheets and picture packages on a Mac
      8m 33s
    4. Ordering prints from the Organizer
      4m 23s
    5. Sharing photos by email from the Organizer
      3m 46s
    6. Sharing photos with Photo Mail in Windows
      5m 3s
    7. Sharing photos on Facebook from the Organizer
      3m 42s
    8. Sharing photos on Flickr from the Organizer
      2m 15s
  22. 7m 34s
    1. Signing up for an Adobe ID
      2m 20s
    2. Sharing online albums from the Organizer to
      5m 14s
  23. 40s
    1. Goodbye

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Editing with assistance: the Guided Edit workspace
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Editing with assistance: the Guided Edit workspace provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop Elements 10 Essential Training

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In this course, author Jan Kabili introduces the photo organizing, editing, and sharing features of Adobe Photoshop Elements 10, the less expensive version of Photoshop that’s ideal for casual photographers who want to achieve professional results. The course covers importing, organizing, and finding photos with the Organizer. It explains how and when to use each of the editing workspaces—from the simple Quick Fix and Guided Edit workspaces to the Full Edit workspace for enhancing your photos—including making photo corrections, retouching, compositing images, and adding text. The final chapter offers creative ways to share photos with Elements, including print projects like greeting cards, calendars, and books, emailing photos, and posting them on Facebook and Flickr.

Topics include:
  • Importing photos from a camera, computer, or iPhoto library
  • Adding keyword tags and ratings to photos
  • Automatically tagging people
  • Organizing photos into albums
  • Renaming and moving photos
  • Correcting common photo problems automatically
  • Retouching photos of friends and family
  • Adjusting lighting and color
  • Working with layers and layer masks
  • Converting photos to black-and-white
  • Cropping and straightening photos
  • Adding text to photos
  • Working with raw photos
  • Making a slideshow
  • Ordering prints
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Editing with assistance: the Guided Edit workspace

Guided Photo Edit, one of the three editing workspaces in Elements' Editor, is a good place for those of you who are new to photo editing to get your feet wet, because it offers step-by-step instructions and tools for performing common editing tasks, like retouching a portrait. Those of you who aren't novices will have fun exploring some of the unique creative techniques in Guided Photo Edit, like adding a DreamLight Orton Filter effect to a photo. Before we dive into those and other particular Guided Edits in this chapter, you can start either here in the Organizer or in the Editor.

I'm starting in the Organizer, selecting a photo to which I want to apply a Guided Edit. And then I'll go to the Fix tab, in the Task pane on the right side of the Organizer, and click the arrow just to the right of the Fix tab. In the menu that appears, I'll choose Guided Photo Edit, and that will launch the Editor and put me into the Guided Photo Edit workspace in the Editor, with the photo I selected open and ready for editing. If you're starting to work in the Editor rather than the Organizer, go up to the File menu, choose Open, and navigate to the photo that you want to work on in Guided Edit.

Then, in the Task pane on the right, click the Guided tab. In the Guided Photo Edit workspace you can do any of the tasks that you see in this list, from basic edits, to corrections to color and lighting, to creative photography effects. To apply a Guided Edit, just scroll to the section that contains that edit. I am going to go to the Color and Lighting section and click on it. I am going to click on the Lighten or Darken Guided Edit. That brings up this step-by-step list of instructions, along with a few sliders and buttons, that I can use to improve the lighting in this photo.

The photo I want to be working on is open here in the document window and down in the project bin I'll see thumbnails of all of the files that I've opened into the Guided Photo Edit workspace. There is only one at this time. If I want more room for the photo I'm working on, I can collapse the project bin by double-clicking its tab. And if I want to bring the project bin back, I would double-click its tab again. I'll leave it collapsed. And then I'm going to zoom in on this photo by going to the abbreviated toolbar over here on the left, selecting the Zoom tool, and then going up to the Options bar, that changes when I select different tools.

Here in the Options bar for the Zoom tool, I am going to click on One to One view. If a photo is too big for the whole thing to show at 1:1 view, then I'll choose Fit Screen instead. The heart of Guided Edit are the instructions and tools over on the right. All you have to do is start at the top of any Guided Edit and just read through and start doing what it says. So here it says that I can automatically fix the photo's exposure by clicking Auto. I'll give that a try. And that does an overall job of brightening this particular photo.

If I come down here, I see that there are sliders that I can use to individually affect only the dark areas, the light areas, and the midtone areas in the photo. So I'll give that a try. I'll drag the Lighten Shadows slider to the right. And keep your eye on the photo; you'll see that the dark areas of the photos get lighter, but the rest of the photo isn't really affected. If I drag the Darken Highlights slider to the right, then the highlights get a little darker in the clouds, making the sky more dramatic. And keep your eye on the sea in this photo as I drag the Midtone Contrast over to the right, to increase contrast in those middle tones.

Now I'd like to compare the results of this Guided Edit to my original photo, so I'll go down to the Biew menu here and I'll choose Before & After. I'm going to use Before & After - Horizontal, so that I can see the adjusted vertical photo on the right and the original on the left. And I see quite a bit of improvement that didn't cause me too much pain. All I had to do is read through these instructions and use the buttons and sliders that are over here in the Task pane. As you go through a Guided Edit, if you perform a step that you don't like, you can sometimes back up a step, by going up to the Edit menu and choosing Undo.

I am not going to do that in this case. But I wanted to show you that and also that most Guided Edits have a Reset button, like the one down here. If I were to click Reset, that would remove all the adjustments that I applied with this Guided Edit, and my after photo would look just like the before photo, and I could start a Guided Edit again with different settings. When I am finished with the Guided Edit, if I don't like it at all, I can cancel. If I do like it, I'll click Done. And that closes the instructions in the Task pane on the right.

I also need to save the photo. Guided Edit doesn't save for you automatically, as we saw in the last chapter that Photo Fix does. So when I click the X or the button to close this photo with its changes and Elements asks if I want to save the edited version, I'll almost always choose Yes. That opens the Save As dialog box, where I can choose the destination in which I want to save the edited photo. I can rename it if I want to. I can choose the format in which I want to save. And then down here, I can choose to include the edited version of the photo in my Organizer.

I think that's a good idea because then I don't have to import it into the Organizer myself. And if I want to, I can also save it in a group called a version set, along with the original of the photo. When I click Save Version Set with Original, Elements automatically adds the word edited-1 to the end of the photo, and that's a good thing because it will stop me from inadvertently saving over the original with the same name. And then I'll click Save. This message explains about a version set. I am going to close that by clicking OK. Because I'm saving in the JPEG format, I'll see the JPEG Options box. I usually save a JPEG with a Quality somewhere between 10 and 12, and I leave these other options at their defaults. I'll click OK, and that takes me back to the Organizer.

This is my version set, and if I click the arrow on the right side of the version set, I'll see the original photo on the right and the edited version, with all the adjustments that I applied in Guided Edit, over here on the left. The step-by-step instructions in Guided Edit can really help you if you're not sure how to correct a photo or how to perform a particular creative technique. I think Guided Edit is also a great learning tool. In the next movie, I am going to show you another practical use for Guided Edit, which is using it to retouch a portrait. Then I'll show you some of the new Guided Edits that Adobe has added to the program in Elements 10.

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