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Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows Essential Training highlights the important features of this comprehensive image organization and photo enhancement application. Photographer Jan Kabili shows how to use Photoshop Elements to organize and edit photos, build photos into projects like slideshows and photo books, and share photos with family and friends. Jan explains how to train Photoshop Elements 8 to recognize and tag faces, use the Smart Brush for targeted adjustments, and share photos using Adobe's online service, photoshop.com. She also dives deep into the application's editing tools, which rival those of the full product, Photoshop, in their ability to take snapshots and turn them into great photos. Exercise files accompany the course.
As you continue to work with a catalog outside of this course, eventually your list of Keyword Tags is going to get longer and longer, and at some point it may be so long that it's really not very useful anymore, no matter how you try to organize it into categories and subcategories. For that reason Adobe has given us another way to view and search on keyword tags and that's using the new Keyword Tag Cloud View, here in the Keyword Tags panel. To activate that view I'm going to go to these icons at the top of the Keyword Tags panel, and I'll click on the View Keyword Tag Cloud icon.
Now in the Keyword Tags panel I can see the same Keyword Tags that I saw under the Hierarchical List View, except that those clouds are arranged in a different pattern. You can see that they are alphabetical, and that some of the tags are displayed with a larger font than others. The size of the font on a particular tag means that I've applied that tag to more photos than others. So in this view I can see which tags I'm using the most. The other thing to note here is that this cloud is displaying not only tags that I've applied to photos in my catalog but all the tags that are in my Keyword Tags panel, even those that I haven't used.
From the Keyword Tag Cloud View I can search for those photos that contain particular tags. So let's say that I want to see only those photos that have the headlights tag. Here in this cloud I'll just click once on the headlights tag, and in the Photo Browser I can now see only those photos that contain that particular tag. If I want to go back to see all my photos I'll click on that tag again. So I think that the Keyword Tag Cloud View is going to come in very handy, but if you prefer the traditional hierarchical view of the keyword tags you can always go back to that view by clicking this icon here at the top of the Keywords Tags panel.
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