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Photoshop Elements 9 Essential Training

with Jan Kabili

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Long after you've added Type layers to an image in the Full Edit workspace, you'll be able to come back into those Type layers and edit them. As long as you've saved the file in a format that retains layers like the .PSD format or the TIFF format. Remember that if you save a file as a jpg all of the layers are flattened, so you no longer will have Editable Type layers. If I want to make a change that will affect all of the text on a type layer, I first need to select that entire layer. There are a couple of ways to do that. One way is to go to the layer in the layers panel and double-click the T icon on that layer.
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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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Photoshop Elements 9 Essential Training
11h 20m Beginner Nov 23, 2010

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In Photoshop Elements 9 Essential Training, Jan Kabili highlights the key features of this comprehensive image organization and photo enhancement application. She shows how to correct and enhance photographs, and how to organize a growing collection of digital photos. The course also explains how to use photos in creative projects like photo books, calendars, and greeting cards, and how to share work online and in print. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Downloading files from a digital camera
  • Importing photos into an Elements catalog
  • Applying keyword tags
  • Organizing photos into albums and Smart Albums
  • Automatically adjusting photos in Quick Fix
  • Walking through Guided Edit photo techniques
  • Understanding photo resizing and resolution
  • Cropping and straightening photos
  • Making and refining selections
  • Correcting photos in the Full Edit workspace
  • Applying image sharpening
  • Adding text and special effects
  • Creating photo projects, such as greeting cards and calendars
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Photoshop Elements Elements
Author:
Jan Kabili

Editing text

Long after you've added Type layers to an image in the Full Edit workspace, you'll be able to come back into those Type layers and edit them. As long as you've saved the file in a format that retains layers like the .PSD format or the TIFF format. Remember that if you save a file as a jpg all of the layers are flattened, so you no longer will have Editable Type layers. If I want to make a change that will affect all of the text on a type layer, I first need to select that entire layer. There are a couple of ways to do that. One way is to go to the layer in the layers panel and double-click the T icon on that layer.

That selects the entire layer of type and adds this white highlight over the layer. The problem with this is that it kind of obscures the type and it changes the color in which the type appears. So I am going to cancel by going up to the options bar and clicking this red Cancel sign and show you another way to select an entire layer of type. Let's say that I'm working on another layer like the Background layer and I have a tool like the Brush tool selected and then I realize that I want to edit all of the type on a type layer. I will select the Horizontal or Vertical Type tool in the toolbar and then I'll go to the layer that contains that type, in this case the top layer and I'll click anywhere in a blank area of its bar.

Now it doesn't look like the type is selected because there's no highlight on it, but it is selected. So, if I go up to the options bar and I do something like change the font, all of the type on that layer automatically changes. I would like to work that way because that doesn't add that highlight that gets in the way. But if you're having trouble selecting a type layer this way you can always go back and double-click on the T icon. You're not limited to editing all of the type on a layer. You can edit just a couple of letters or a couple of words.

So let's say that I want to change the Style and the Color of the word 'silvery'. With the Type tool selected in the toolbar I click just to the right of the word and I'll drag over the word to select it. Now this time I do see the highlight, but that's how I have to select just part of a type layer. Now I'll go up to the options bar and say that I want this part of the type to be italic, I can go to these large T icons here and click on the italic icon and just that word will be italicized.

I can also go to the Font Color field here, click the arrow to the right of it and choose another color that will affect just the word silvery. I'll choose a blue there and then I'll click in the options bar to close the Color picker. Then I'll click the green check mark to accept those changes. Now I'm not limited to changing the characteristics of type, I can also change the content of type. So with the Type tool still selected in the toolbar, I can come into the image and I'll click and drag over the word 'Silvery' again and this time I'm going to change the content by typing another word in its place.

I'll type 'Blue' and then I'll go up to the options bar and I click the green check mark. Another way that I can edit Type is to change its shape and I'll do that with the Warp Text feature. I'll go down to the Colorado type layer and I'm going to double-click the T icon there to select the entire layer and then I'm going to go up to the options bar and I click on the Warp Text button that opens the Warp Text dialog box. Here I can choose a style from the dropdown Style menu. As I select different styles here the shape of the text changes.

I am going to select the Arc style. Now this bend in the text is too much for my taste. So I can tweak it by coming into the sliders here in the Warp Text dialog box. I click the Bend slider and I'll drag it over to the left a bit. So the bend in the text is more subtle. I can also change the horizontal orientation or the vertical orientation with these sliders. But I am going to put these sliders back to zero and I'll click OK. Finally, I'll go up to the options bar and I click the green check mark to commit that change.

So as you can see Type layers in the Full Edit workspace are really flexible. They allow you to come back and change your mind not only about type characteristics like the Font Style, the Font Size, the Font Color but you can also change the content of a type layer and you can even change its shape.

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