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Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac Essential Training

with Jan Kabili

Video: Finding photos

Another powerful way to use Bridge to find particular photos in your growing photo collection is to use the Find menu. Before I show you how to use that, I'm going to set up some keywords and some ratings for some photos using techniques that I've already shown you in earlier movies in this chapter. I am going to select some images here. I'll start with this car. I'll hold the Shift key and I'll click on the last image, and then I'm going to keyword those images, put the place in which they were taken, which is Boulder, by going over to the Keywords panel and clicking in the box to the left of Boulder.
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  1. 2m 35s
    1. Welcome
      1m 18s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 17s
  2. 13m 0s
    1. Touring Elements
      7m 24s
    2. Starting from the Welcome screen
      5m 36s
  3. 16m 11s
    1. Importing photos from a camera
      8m 48s
    2. Dividing scanned photos
      3m 52s
    3. Capturing frames from video
      3m 31s
  4. 23m 13s
    1. Touring Bridge CS4
      7m 44s
    2. Opening files from Bridge into Elements
      5m 1s
    3. Rotating photos
      1m 17s
    4. Moving, deleting, and hiding photos
      4m 11s
    5. Renaming photos
      5m 0s
  5. 29m 16s
    1. Tagging photos with keywords
      6m 28s
    2. Rating and labeling photos
      5m 55s
    3. Sorting photos by filter
      6m 23s
    4. Finding photos
      4m 33s
    5. Organizing photos in Collections
      5m 57s
  6. 52m 52s
    1. Touring the Quick Fix workspace in the Editor
      8m 34s
    2. Applying Quick Fix lighting controls
      3m 33s
    3. Applying Quick Fix color controls
      6m 30s
    4. Applying Quick Fix sharpening
      3m 44s
    5. Using Quick Fix touchup tools
      7m 43s
    6. Fixing group shots in Guided Edit
      6m 25s
    7. Merging multiple exposures in Guided Edit
      7m 24s
    8. Applying the Scene Cleaner in Guided Edit
      6m 31s
    9. Running Automated Actions in Guided Edit
      2m 28s
  7. 30m 57s
    1. Touring the Full Edit workspace
      6m 5s
    2. Working with tabbed documents
      4m 28s
    3. Arranging panels
      4m 14s
    4. Using tools
      8m 15s
    5. Setting editing preferences
      3m 8s
    6. Adjusting color settings
      4m 47s
  8. 46m 0s
    1. Using Undo History
      6m 6s
    2. Zooming and navigating
      5m 38s
    3. Creating a blank file
      5m 43s
    4. Photo resizing and resolution
      8m 21s
    5. Enlarging the canvas
      3m 10s
    6. Cropping and straightening an image
      3m 12s
    7. Using the Recompose tool
      3m 23s
    8. Processing multiple files
      6m 16s
    9. Saving and formats
      4m 11s
  9. 23m 25s
    1. Understanding layers
      3m 30s
    2. Working in the Layers panel
      8m 53s
    3. Combining images with layer masks
      11m 2s
  10. 22m 24s
    1. Understanding selections
      3m 39s
    2. Manual selection tools
      7m 36s
    3. Automatic selection tools
      3m 9s
    4. Refining a selection
      3m 59s
    5. Modifying and saving selections
      4m 1s
  11. 55m 51s
    1. Using adjustment layers
      9m 21s
    2. Adding a Levels adjustment layer
      4m 49s
    3. Applying a Shadows/Highlights adjustment
      3m 24s
    4. Adding a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer
      5m 30s
    5. Adjusting with Color Curves
      4m 3s
    6. Removing a color cast
      3m 55s
    7. Correcting skin tone
      2m 10s
    8. Reducing digital noise
      3m 44s
    9. Sharpening photos
      9m 42s
    10. Working with raw photos
      9m 13s
  12. 18m 58s
    1. Using the Smart Brush tool
      5m 20s
    2. Using the Detail Smart Brush tool
      3m 30s
    3. Dodging and burning
      1m 49s
    4. Healing blemishes
      3m 51s
    5. Removing content with the Clone Stamp tool
      3m 15s
    6. Removing red-eye
      1m 13s
  13. 26m 26s
    1. Applying filters
      5m 6s
    2. Adding effects
      3m 0s
    3. Using layer styles
      3m 36s
    4. Using shapes
      8m 25s
    5. Using the Cookie Cutter tool
      2m 54s
    6. Converting color to black and white
      3m 25s
  14. 7m 35s
    1. Creating text
      4m 7s
    2. Editing text
      3m 28s
  15. 27m 26s
    1. Making a photo collage
      7m 15s
    2. Stitching a photo panorama
      3m 43s
    3. Saving for the web
      6m 40s
    4. Creating web galleries in Bridge
      6m 47s
    5. Creating a PDF slideshow
      3m 1s
  16. 4m 34s
    1. Printing photos and contact sheets
      2m 49s
    2. Sending photos by mail
      1m 45s
  17. 23s
    1. Goodbye
      23s

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Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac Essential Training
6h 41m Beginner Oct 13, 2009

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Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac Essential Training highlights the important features of this comprehensive image editing application. Photographer Jan Kabili shows how to use Photoshop Elements 8, along with its companion program, Bridge CS4, to organize and edit photos, build projects like web galleries and photo collages, and share photos with family and friends. Jan 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.

Topics include:
  • Finding photos by keywords, ratings, and filters
  • Fixing group shots and merging multiple exposures with Guided Edit
  • Correcting photos automatically in Quick Fix
  • Adding adjustment layers to correct color and lighting
  • Eliminating red-eye in portrait shots
  • Reducing digital noise
  • Preparing photos for the web
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Photoshop Elements Elements
Author:
Jan Kabili

Finding photos

Another powerful way to use Bridge to find particular photos in your growing photo collection is to use the Find menu. Before I show you how to use that, I'm going to set up some keywords and some ratings for some photos using techniques that I've already shown you in earlier movies in this chapter. I am going to select some images here. I'll start with this car. I'll hold the Shift key and I'll click on the last image, and then I'm going to keyword those images, put the place in which they were taken, which is Boulder, by going over to the Keywords panel and clicking in the box to the left of Boulder.

And then I'll click on a blank area of the Content panel to deselect. Next, I'm going to rate my favorite images with five stars. I'll click on one thumbnail. I'll hold down the Command key and click on others that I particularly like. And then I go up to the Label menu and I'll choose the five star rating, and then I'll click in a blank area of the Content panel. Now I'm going to use the Find command by going up to the Edit menu and down to Find. In the Source field of the Find command, I can tell Elements where I want it to look when it's finding images that meet the parameters of the query I'm about to set up.

Right now, it's set to just look in this single folder, the 04_04 Exercise Files folder. But if I click here, I could choose to have it look at my entire hard-drive or I could choose Browse and select just a particular folder. I'm going to leave that at 04_04. In the Criteria area, I can set up the parameters for my search query using the three menus here. The first menu offers lots of different parameters by which I could search, everything from Date Created to the dimensions of photos, to the titles of files, to metadata about the way that I shot the photo.

Like whether I used Flash, or the Focal Length of my lens, or the camera model, or even the Serial Number of a particular camera, so that I could see just photos shot with that camera. I'm going to set up a search query that includes only photos with particular keywords. So I'll go ahead and select Keywords from this menu, and then I'll go the next menu, and here I'll choose a conjunction. So I want photos with keywords that contain and then I'll type in whatever text I want. So I would like to see photos with keywords that contain Boulder.

So that's one sentence in my query. I'm looking for photos with the keywords that contain the word Boulder in the keyword. Then I'm going to click the Plus sign, right here, to add another sentence to this query. I'd also like to limit the search to photos that have a five star rating. So from the first menu, I'm going to choose Rating, and I'll leave the conjunction at equals. And then from the third menu I'll choose five-stars. So if I were to read this like a sentence it would say, "Show me photos with a rating that equals five stars." And I'm going to add yet a third sentence to this query by clicking the Plus sign here.

I'd like to see just files that are in the JPEG format. So I'll click on this menu, and I'll choose Document Type ,and then I'll leave the conjunction set to equals, and from the third menu in this sentence, I'll scroll down to JPEG file. Next, I'll go to the Results section of the Find dialog box, and this is important. If I leave this set to match if any criteria are met, I'll get lots more files than I want. I'm going to get all JPEGs in this folder, and all photos with ratings of five stars and all photos that have the keyword Boulder.

But I just want photos that intersect those three criteria. In other words, I just want to see five star JPEGs that have the keyword Boulder. So I'm going to change Match from if any criteria are met to If all criteria are met. And I'll tell you if you set up a search and you get results that don't seem right to you, it's usually because you haven't set the Match parameter correctly. Now there are no sub-folders involved in the 04_04 folder, but it doesn't hurt to leave Include All Subfolders checked, but I'm going to uncheck Include Non-indexed files in order to ensure that the search is as fast as possible, and then I'm going to click Find.

And in just a moment, Elements returns this response to my search query. It's showing me those images that are JPEGs that have five stars and that contain the keyword Boulder. So the Find command can be as simple or as complex as you want to make it. Either way, it's a really powerful way for finding photos by lots of different parameters here in Adobe Bridge CS4.

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Q: I have learned about keywords, but I need to learn more about IPTC and keywords. Specifically, when I add keywords (under the IPTC tab), must they be one word only?
A: A keyword can be more than one word.
 
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