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Photoshop Elements 7 is packed with features to help amateur photographers with every stage of digital photo processing, from getting organized to sharing projects with family and friends. In Photoshop Elements 7 for Windows Essential Training, Jan Kabili shares workflow techniques for organizing, editing, creating projects, and sharing. She also demonstrates how to enhance photos with this budget-friendly software. Jan explains the latest updates to the Organizer and Editor workspaces, and also covers new features like the Smart Brush tool and Photoshop.com integration. Elements is very well known for its project features, and Jan shows how to create books, collages, panoramas, and more. Example files accompany the course.
In this movie we'll take a look at ways to use your stars and tags to find the photos you are looking for. I'm working with photos from the Chapter 03 01 Tagging folder and I have already applied some stars and some tags to these photos. I'm going to go to the Keyword Tags palette on the right. The first thing I'm going to do is search for all photos that have tags attached to them from the Keyword Tags category People. To do that, I'll just click to the left of the People category. In the Photo Browser, you can see all of my photos that have People tags on them. That includes all of the tags that you see here in the People category, the tag for me, Jan and tags for my children, Ben, Coby, and Kate. Now let's say I only want to find photos that have one or more of my kids in them. I'm going to click on the binoculars to the left of the People category to deselect that.
Then I'm going to go down and click in the box to the left of the kids sub category, and now I see only photos with at least one of my children in them. Now let's say I only want to see photos of my daughter Kate. I'm going to click again in the box to the left of kids to deselect that sub category and I'm going to click in the box to the left of the Kate tag. That will show me only photos with Kate in them. You can limit a search by selecting more than one tag. So let's say I want to see only photos that have both Kate and her brother Ben in them. With the Kate tags still selected here in the Keyword Tags palette, I'm going to click to the left of Ben as well. Now I see the single photo with both Ben and Kate in them. If I move my mouse over the tags there, you'll see that indeed that photo is tagged with both Ben and Kate as well as a couple of other tags too.
Some other tag search features are located in the menu bar right up at the top of the screen, where you see the button labeled Options. I'm going to click on that button and here I can choose to show the closest match results to my search. When I click that, Elements take its best guess at what I'm looking for. It has actually shown me all the pictures that have either Ben or Kate or both of them in the same photo. Another option is to choose to see which photos don't match my search. Now Elements shows me all the photos that are not responsive to my search and as you can see they all have this red symbol at the top left corner.
When I roll my mouse over that symbol, it tells me that these are non-match photos. I can also see my direct match photo, and I can see those photos that Elements identified as the closest match; those have a blue check mark at the top left. When I roll my mouse over there I see that these are close match photos. So those are the ways that you can search for your photos by keyword Tag. As you can see, it's very handy. You also can search for your photos by the number of stars that you've applied to them. First, I'm going to deselect these tags by clicking on the binoculars to the left of the Kate tag and left of the Ben tag, and now I can see all my photos again. Then I'm going to go up to the star search at the top of the Photo Browser and I'm going to click on one star to see all the photos that have one star and higher.
Then if I want to see all the photos that have five stars and higher, I can go there. I also can change the criteria in this menu. So if I change this to and lower, now I see all the photos that have five stars and lower. If I just want to see my one stars, which were my rejects, I can change this to Only and then click on one star. So as you can see the star rating system and the tagging system give you lots of ways to find your photos. There are more ways to find photos in Elements that we'll investigate in future movies.
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