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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.
The reason to apply keyword tags to photos and other media files in the Organizer is so that you can use those keyword tags to search for your files by subject matter later, and that's what going to show you how to do in this movie. In the last movie, I applied some keyword tags to the photos that you see here. To search by some of those tags I'm going to move over to the Keyword Tags panel, and I'm going to start out by searching for all of the photos that have the keyword tag headlights attached to them. I attach this tag to all the photos of the cars that display headlights.
To perform that search all I have to do is click in this Search box to the left of the headlights Keyword Tag. In the Photo Browser I now see only those photos with this tag. I'll move my mouse over the purple tag on a couple of these, so that you can see the pop-up which confirms that these photos have the Keyword Tag headlights attached. That's not the only Keyword Tag that's attaches some of these photos, for example this photo also has the Keyword Tag tires and it has the keyword tags Colorado and Boulder, and that means that I could find the same photo by searching for a number of different Keyword Tags.
So now I'm going to go back, and do a search not for the photos with the headlights Keyword T, but for photos with the tires Keyword Tag. So first I have to undo the headlight search by clicking in the box to the left of the headlights Keyword Tag. And then I'll click to the left of the tires Keyword Tag, and that shows me just the two photos that have the tires tag attached to them. I'm going to undo that search, because I want to show you what happens if I click in this box to the left of the Car Parts category.
I've put both the headlights tag and the tires tag inside of this one category. So when I click there, I see all of the photos that have either the headlights tag or the tires tag or both the headlights and the tires tags. What if I wanted to see only photos that have both the headlights and the tires tag? To do that I'll undo the Car Parts search. I'll search for those photos that have headlights, and then I won't undo that search, instead I'll add to it by clicking in the search field to the left of the tires Keyword Tag, and that limits the results to just this single photo that has both the headlights and the tires tag.
There are some more search options up here under the Options menu. One of the things I can do from this menu is to view results that don't match my current search. So if I choose that option, Elements shows me all of these thumbnails with a little red icon in the top left corner, meaning that they're not responsive to my current search. These thumbnails don't have both the headlights and the tires Keyword Tags attached to them. I'm going to undo this search, and then I'm going to do it again, clicking to the left of the headlights and the tires Keyword Tags.
This time I'll go back to the Options menu to show you another choice. Show Close Match Results. If I choose that, Elements adds to that single file that was directly responsive to this search with some other photos, which are a close match, and these photos have a blue check mark in the top left corner. You can see that the photos it's returned have either the headlights or the tires or both tags attached to them. So those are some ways that you can search for photos by Keyword Tag. There is one more way to find photos by Keyword Tags and that's using the Keyword Tag cloud that's brand-new in Photoshop Elements 8. I'll show you that in the next movie.
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