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Editing and organizing in Full Screen view


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Photoshop Elements 10 Essential Training

with Jan Kabili

Video: Editing and organizing in Full Screen view

In Full Screen view, you can apply some quick automatic edits and organizing features to your photos. This workflow sometimes comes in handy if you're in a hurry or if you're working with casual snapshots that you just want to get through quickly, or if you've just finished looking through an instant slideshow, as I showed you in the last movie, and you want to quickly apply some editing or organizing features to those photos. I am going to open these photos into Full Screen view by clicking the Full Screen view icon at the top of the Media Browser. Those panels on the left side of the screen appear for a moment, and then they automatically collapse.
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  1. 23m 48s
    1. Welcome
      58s
    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 Photoshop.com
      5m 14s
  23. 40s
    1. Goodbye
      40s

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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
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Photoshop Elements Elements
Author:
Jan Kabili

Editing and organizing in Full Screen view

In Full Screen view, you can apply some quick automatic edits and organizing features to your photos. This workflow sometimes comes in handy if you're in a hurry or if you're working with casual snapshots that you just want to get through quickly, or if you've just finished looking through an instant slideshow, as I showed you in the last movie, and you want to quickly apply some editing or organizing features to those photos. I am going to open these photos into Full Screen view by clicking the Full Screen view icon at the top of the Media Browser. Those panels on the left side of the screen appear for a moment, and then they automatically collapse.

I'll show you how to reopen them in a moment. When I move my cursor in Full Screen view, that brings up the control bar at the bottom of the screen. Here, I can use the arrows to scroll through my photos to find one that I might want to edit or apply some organizing features to, or I can click the filmstrip toggle here in the control bar to bring up this filmstrip on the right side of the screen. In the filmstrip, I can click right on the photo I want to work on. When I'm editing photos, I don't want them enlarged past to 100% of their actual size in pixels.

This photo is enlarged, so I am going to click once on it to take it back to 100% view. Now, I'm going to open the Quick Edit panel on the left side of the screen. It pops in and out of view as I move my cursor over it and away from it. To keep the panel onscreen, I'll move my cursor over it to bring it out and then I'm going to click on this Thumbtack icon to pin it to the screen while I work on this photo. All of the controls in this panel are available elsewhere in the Organizer and will be covered elsewhere in this course.

You don't have to apply these controls from here in Full Screen view. So let's just take a quick look at what's here. If I want to add a star rating to this selected photo, I can do that by clicking on one of the stars up at the top of the Quick Edit panel. And if I want to undo that star rating, I'll click again on that star. If the photo comes in at the wrong orientation--say, this is really a vertical photo and it comes in horizontal--I can rotate it using these two icons in the Quick Edit panel. Down here in the Actions area of the Quick Edit panel, there is an important Undo button and Redo button that I can use to change my mind about fixes that I apply in the Quick Edit panel.

You want to be careful about using the next icon, the trashcan, because what that will do is delete a photo either from the current catalog or if this box is checked, from your hard disk altogether. I'm going to cancel out of that. The next icon doesn't actually print your photo; instead, it just marks it for printing later, from the Organizer. The most important buttons in the Quick Edit panel are those in the Edit section. The buttons in the first row can be used to tweak the contrast and color in the selected photo.

Remember that these are auto buttons, so you don't get as much control over your changes as you would in other areas of Elements. But to quickly see what the Auto buttons do, the first button is called the Auto Smart Fix button. This button will try to fix everything at once, the overall color, as well as the tones in the photo. So, if I click it, let's see what it does to this photo. There's not much of a change. I'm going to undo that change because all the buttons work cumulatively, so I'll click Undo. And I'll give the next button a try.

That's the Auto Color button. This button sometimes comes in handy to fix an overall color cast in an image. Again, I'm not thrilled with the effect on this photo, so I am going to Undo. Auto Levels focuses on improving the tonal range, but it can also have an effect on color, as it does in this photo. I like that effect, so I'm going to stick with it, but I do want to mention that if you want to improve the tonal range without affecting color, you can give the next button a try, which is Auto Contrast.

I usually like to apply a little sharpening to my photos before I'm done with them, so I'll click the Auto Sharpen button here in the Quick Edit panel too, and that will enhance the details in the photo. The next button is an automatic red- eye fix button, and you can use the next button to bring this photo from here in the Organizer into Photoshop Elements' Editor where you can do further and more detailed editing. Notice that there is no save button in the Quick Edit panel. That's because Elements automatically save the changes that you make here to a copy of the image, as we'll see in just a moment.

When I am done in the Quick Edit panel, I'll collapse the panel by going back up to the Thumbtack icon and clicking there and then moving my cursor off this panel. Now, let's take a look at the Quick Organize panel. I'll move my cursor over that panel and I'll pin it to the screen by clicking its Thumbtack icon. I'm going to skip over the top portion of this panel. Here, if I'd already created some virtual albums elsewhere in the Organizer, I could add this photo to one or more of those albums, but I don't have any albums yet. We'll learn more about albums later in the course.

Down here is one place that I can apply keyword tags to this photo. As we'll learn later in the course, a keyword tag is a subject matter tag that you can apply to a photo and then later you can search on that keyword tag to find the particular photo. Here is a list of all the keyword tags that I already have in my Keyword Tags panel. These are the default tags. If I wanted to apply one of these tags to this photo, I can just click it here. Or down here, I could type in a brand-new tag and have it applied to this photo automatically.

When I'm done in the Quick Organize panel, I'll collapse it by clicking the Thumbtack icon and moving my cursor off the panel. And when I'm ready to exit the Full Screen mode altogether, I'll move my cursor to bring up the control bar and I'm going to click the X on the right side of the control bar. That will take me back where I originally started in the Organizer. Here, I can see the edited version of my photo. I know it's the edited version because Elements has automatically appended the word "edited" to the file name.

You may be wondering where the original photo is. The original photo is combined with this edited version in a virtual group called a version set. To see the original photo, I'll click this dark arrow to the right of the edited copy of the photo and that opens the version set. Here is the original over here and here's the edited copy on the left. If I want to collapse the two photos back into the version set, I click this arrow to the right of the original. And if I don't like having these in a version set--I just want to see them both in my Organizer--I can eliminate the version set by right-clicking on the photo and choosing Version Set and then choosing Convert Version Set to Individual Items like that, and now both the original and the edited copy of the photo appear in my Media Browser.

Let me emphasize that you don't have to take your photos into Full Screen view or use any of the Quick Edit or Quick Organize features that you saw in this movie. All of those tasks can be done out here in the Organizer proper, but Full Screen view does give you an alternative workflow that you might use if you're in a hurry or you just want to do some quick editing and organizing.

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