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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.
It can take time and effort to keyword tag all your photos in the Organizer, but there is a very good reason to do that, which is the keyword tags are such an efficient way to find particular photos that you're looking for later. I'll show you how to find photos by keyword tag in this movie. In the last two movies, I created the keyword tags that you see here in my Keyword Tags panel and I applied these to the photos in my Media Browser. To finish that up, I am going to make one more keyword tag. I'll click the plus symbol at the top of the Keyword Tags panel and I'll choose New Keyword Tag.
In this dialog box, I'll name my keyword tag Boat, I'll go to the Category menu, and I'll choose the category into which I want to put this new keyword tag in the Keyword Tags panel--that's the Content category. Then I'll click OK. There's my new Boat keyword tag inside of the Content category in the Keyword Tags panel. I'm going to apply this new keyword tag to these two photos by just clicking on the keyword tag and dragging it on top of each of those photos. And then I'll click off.
Let's say that I have hundreds of photos in my Media Browser, not just the six photos that you see here, and I need to quickly put my finger on a particular photo of a boat. Because I took the time to keyword tag my photos, here is all I have to do. I'll go over to the Keyword Tags panel, I'll find the Boat keyword tag, and I'll click in the box just to the left of that keyword tag. That filters through all of the photos in my Media Browser and displays just the photos to which I previously attached the tag boat.
So that's how simple it is to search via keyword tag. Now let's say I want to do a different search. I want to find all of the cars in my Media Browser. It's important that I first cancel this search for boats. So to do that, I'll go to the Keyword Tags panel and I'll click the little binoculars icon that now appears in the box next to the Boat keyword tag. That removes that binoculars icon, cancels the search for boat, and now I can see all my photos back in my Media Browser. And if I want to do a new search for cars, I'll click in the box to the left of the Car keyword tag, and there are all the photos to which I had applied the Car keyword tag.
Now that isn't all of the cars in my Media Browser, just all of the car photos to which I had applied this Car tag. Another thing I can do is combine multiple keywords in one search, to narrow down the results. So here I can see all of the photos that have a Car tag. What if I want to see just the car photos that I shot in the Town of Grand Lake? I'll leave the binoculars icon here next to the Car tag and I'll go up to the Grand Lake tag in the Keyword Tags panel, I'll click in the box just to the left of that tag too, to add a second pair of binoculars there, and I've narrowed down the results of my search in the Media Browser to just these two photos that have both the Car tag and the Grand Lake tag.
Now if I want to see all the photos in my Media Browser again, I'll cancel this search by clicking again in the box to the left of the Grand Lake tag and the box to the left of the Car tag. So that's how simple it is to find photos on the basis of keyword tags. Granted, adding keyword tags to a large number of photos at once can take some time. So what I suggest you do is get in the habit of adding keyword tags to the photos in a shoot as soon as you bring that shoot into your Organizer.
That way tagging will go relatively fast and you'll be all set up to find the photos you're looking for later.
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