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Full Edit workspace overview


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Photoshop Elements 9 Essential Training

with Jan Kabili

Video: Full Edit workspace overview

The Full Edit workspace is the most full-featured of the three workspaces in Element's editor which are the Full Edit workspace, the Quick Fix workspace, and the Guided Edit workspace. The Full Edit workspace is where you will go to your serious photo editing. It's actually a lot like the full-fledged Photoshop CS5. In this movie I am going to introduce the Full Edit workspace and then in the following movies, we will do a deeper dive into some of the features of this interface. Let's take a tour of the interface. Up at the top there is menu bar as in most programs.
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  1. 11m 0s
    1. Welcome
      1m 18s
    2. What is Photoshop Elements?
      3m 47s
    3. Touring the workspaces
      5m 55s
  2. 54m 16s
    1. Working with catalogs
      5m 22s
    2. Importing and using the exercise files
      5m 13s
    3. Importing files from your computer
      7m 31s
    4. Importing photos from your camera
      8m 57s
    5. Importing photos from iPhoto (Mac only)
      4m 44s
    6. Importing files from external drives/CDs/DVDs
      4m 44s
    7. Scanning photos
      6m 50s
    8. Dividing scanned photos
      5m 51s
    9. Importing from watch folders (Windows only)
      5m 4s
  3. 39m 10s
    1. Touring the Organizer
      6m 41s
    2. Viewing thumbnails
      6m 15s
    3. Rotating photos
      52s
    4. Renaming photos
      2m 55s
    5. Fixing photo dates
      2m 28s
    6. Hiding and deleting photos
      4m 6s
    7. Stacking photos
      4m 22s
    8. Moving files
      2m 43s
    9. Reconnecting missing files
      4m 53s
    10. Using Help
      3m 55s
  4. 54m 22s
    1. Rating photos
      3m 58s
    2. Applying and organizing keyword tags
      7m 4s
    3. Searching by keyword tags
      3m 35s
    4. Tagging with People Recognition
      11m 3s
    5. Using Smart Tags
      5m 57s
    6. Creating albums
      4m 41s
    7. Creating Smart Albums
      6m 28s
    8. Searching by text
      5m 28s
    9. Using the Find menu
      4m 19s
    10. Using the Timeline
      1m 49s
  5. 30m 14s
    1. Viewing slideshows in Full Screen view
      4m 21s
    2. Working with photos in Full Screen view
      9m 20s
    3. Comparing photos
      5m 56s
    4. Viewing by date
      3m 18s
    5. Mapping photos (Windows only)
      7m 19s
  6. 38m 36s
    1. Applying Photo Fix
      9m 0s
    2. The Quick Fix interface
      7m 9s
    3. The Quick Fix controls
      5m 22s
    4. Adjusting lighting in Quick Fix
      3m 46s
    5. Adjusting color in Quick Fix
      5m 39s
    6. Using the Touch Up tools in Quick Fix
      7m 40s
  7. 43m 43s
    1. Guided Edit basics
      8m 13s
    2. Making an Out of Bounds image
      10m 17s
    3. Perfecting a portrait
      7m 43s
    4. Adding realistic reflections
      5m 26s
    5. Applying a LOMO camera effect
      2m 0s
    6. Making pop art
      1m 31s
    7. Using Style Match
      8m 33s
  8. 1h 20m
    1. Full Edit workspace overview
      6m 51s
    2. Working with tabbed documents
      4m 51s
    3. Using tools
      7m 40s
    4. Arranging panels
      5m 18s
    5. Setting preferences
      3m 41s
    6. Using Undo History
      6m 39s
    7. Zooming and navigating
      7m 4s
    8. Creating a blank file
      5m 19s
    9. Photo resizing and resolution
      8m 9s
    10. Cropping and straightening photos
      7m 15s
    11. Recomposing photos
      8m 15s
    12. Enlarging the canvas
      3m 27s
    13. Saving and formats
      5m 46s
  9. 35m 4s
    1. Understanding layers
      7m 17s
    2. Working in the Layers panel
      5m 21s
    3. Using layer masks
      7m 43s
    4. Using layer masks to combine images
      6m 27s
    5. Building composites
      8m 16s
  10. 20m 58s
    1. Selection basics
      3m 22s
    2. Manual selection tools
      3m 19s
    3. Automatic selection tools
      7m 24s
    4. Refining selection edges
      3m 30s
    5. Saving selections
      3m 23s
  11. 1h 21m
    1. Color managing
      7m 14s
    2. Applying Shadow/Highlight adjustments
      2m 42s
    3. Using adjustment layers
      8m 24s
    4. Masking adjustment layers
      7m 38s
    5. Adding a Levels adjustment layer
      6m 8s
    6. Adding a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer
      5m 56s
    7. Adjusting with Color Curves
      4m 14s
    8. Removing a color cast
      3m 37s
    9. Reducing digital noise
      4m 7s
    10. Sharpening photos
      7m 32s
    11. Processing multiple files
      7m 59s
    12. Working with raw photos
      15m 57s
  12. 18m 34s
    1. Using the Smart Brush tools
      6m 16s
    2. Dodging and burning
      2m 29s
    3. Retouching blemishes
      4m 29s
    4. Content-aware healing
      2m 31s
    5. Removing content with the Clone Stamp tool
      2m 49s
  13. 25m 53s
    1. Applying filters
      5m 36s
    2. Adding effects
      2m 34s
    3. Using layer styles
      7m 23s
    4. Using shapes
      4m 46s
    5. Using the Cookie Cutter tool
      2m 19s
    6. Converting color to black and white
      3m 15s
  14. 11m 25s
    1. Creating text
      7m 1s
    2. Editing text
      4m 24s
  15. 1h 25m
    1. Creating a photo collage
      8m 38s
    2. Fine-tuning a photo collage
      8m 3s
    3. Creating greeting cards
      8m 34s
    4. Creating photo calendars
      9m 28s
    5. Creating CD/DVD jackets and labels
      7m 43s
    6. Creating a photo book
      7m 44s
    7. Fine-tuning a photo book
      7m 11s
    8. Creating a slideshow (Windows only)
      8m 0s
    9. Fine-tuning a slideshow (Windows only)
      3m 23s
    10. Creating a flip book (Windows only)
      2m 47s
    11. End to end: Making a scrapbook page
      8m 15s
    12. End to end: Completing a scrapbook page
      5m 24s
  16. 49m 27s
    1. Printing photos
      8m 38s
    2. Contact sheets and picture packages (Windows only)
      6m 40s
    3. Sharing photos by email
      6m 38s
    4. Sharing photos by Photo Mail (Windows only)
      5m 8s
    5. Sharing to Flickr and Facebook
      4m 43s
    6. Saving images for the web
      6m 48s
    7. Signing up for Photoshop.com
      2m 55s
    8. Sharing online albums at Photoshop.com
      5m 4s
    9. Backing up
      2m 53s
  17. 38s
    1. Goodbye
      38s

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Photoshop Elements 9 Essential Training
11h 20m Beginner Nov 23, 2010

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In Photoshop Elements 9 Essential Training, Jan Kabili highlights the key features of this comprehensive image organization and photo enhancement application. She shows how to correct and enhance photographs, and how to organize a growing collection of digital photos. The course also explains how to use photos in creative projects like photo books, calendars, and greeting cards, and how to share work online and in print. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Downloading files from a digital camera
  • Importing photos into an Elements catalog
  • Applying keyword tags
  • Organizing photos into albums and Smart Albums
  • Automatically adjusting photos in Quick Fix
  • Walking through Guided Edit photo techniques
  • Understanding photo resizing and resolution
  • Cropping and straightening photos
  • Making and refining selections
  • Correcting photos in the Full Edit workspace
  • Applying image sharpening
  • Adding text and special effects
  • Creating photo projects, such as greeting cards and calendars
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Photoshop Elements Elements
Author:
Jan Kabili

Full Edit workspace overview

The Full Edit workspace is the most full-featured of the three workspaces in Element's editor which are the Full Edit workspace, the Quick Fix workspace, and the Guided Edit workspace. The Full Edit workspace is where you will go to your serious photo editing. It's actually a lot like the full-fledged Photoshop CS5. In this movie I am going to introduce the Full Edit workspace and then in the following movies, we will do a deeper dive into some of the features of this interface. Let's take a tour of the interface. Up at the top there is menu bar as in most programs.

The menu bar contains most of the commands that you will use when you are editing your images. If you can't find a command elsewhere, this is the place to look. One of the basic things you will do from the menu bar is to open files, and that's done from the File dropdown menu here. I am going to choose the Open command from the File menu, and then I will navigate to the file that I want to open which is this file inside the 07_01 Exercise Files folder. I will select it and I will choose Open. Now that method works fine if you know exactly where a file is located.

If you don't, I think it's a lot better to start in the Organizer where you can take advantage of search features like tags, and albums, and text search, and thumbnails to find the particular file that you are looking for. So if you have been managing your files in the Organizer, then I suggest that when you want to work on a file in the editor, you start in the Organizer. I am going to switch over to Organizer by clicking the Organizer button at the top-right of the editor. Here I am in Folder Location view which is he view that we are using during this course, because it will make it easier for you who are using the exercise files to find them in the folders in which they are located.

In Folder Location view, I am going to navigate to my 07_01 folder and there I have two files; one of these is already opened in the editor as you can see here. I am going to select the other thumbnail and then I have a couple of choices to enter the Full Edit workspace. One thing I can do is go up to the Edit menu and from there, choose Edit with Photoshop Elements. I can also access that command by right-clicking on the thumbnail or Ctrl+Clicking if I have a one-button mouse.

The other choice is with that thumbnail selected, to go over to the Task Pane and click on the white arrow on the right side of the Fix tab, and from there, choosing Full Photo Edit. I will do it that way this time. If the editor isn't already opened, that will launch the editor and it will open the Full Edit workspace in the editor and it will open the selected files into the Full Edit workspace. So I think that's the preferred way to open files into the Full Edit workspace and the way that I suggest that you work through this course.

The two documents that I opened are displayed here in the document window. Each one has a tab at the top. This tab contains information about the file like its name, its copyright status, its color mode, and bit depth and how far I am zoomed in at the moment. There is more information about the active file down here at the bottom of the document window. From here I can see the dimensions of the photo or if I click this arrow, I could choose to see the file size on the disk, the color profile, or other information.

If I have more than one document open, as I do now, each one of those will have a tab in the document window. One way to switch between open documents is to click on their individual tabs like this. Another way to switch between documents is to go down to the Project Bin which by default shows all the opened files in a Thumbnail view. To switch documents in the document window, I can double-click on a different thumbnail like this. I could change what's showing in the Project Bin from all the opened files to particular files that I have previously selected in the Organizer or to one of my albums.

So this would be a quick way to open and work on files in an album. I am going to set that back to Show Open Files. If I have a big document, sometimes I need more space to work in so I can collapse the Project Bin by double- clicking its tab and then if I want to open it again, I will click once on its tab and it expands. Over here on the right side of the Project Bin, there is a tiny icon that represents a panel menu. If I click that, I have some more features related to the Project Bin.

Something I think is really useful is to able to save the thumbnails that are displayed in the Project Bin as an album in the Organizer so that I can quickly access those same files at any time from back in the Organizer. Let's look at another element of the interface, the toolbar. The toolbar is this double-columned item over here on the left that contains the tools that you will use to edit your photos. To select a tool, you will click on it here in the toolbar, and every time that you do click on different tool, the options up here in the options bar change to display just options relevant to the selected tool.

So keep your eye on that options bar as I select a different tool and you will see that they change. Above the option bar at the top of the screen, is the application bar. This bar contains icons for features that you will use frequently like an Undo button, and a Redo button, the shortcut to the Organizer, an icon for getting back to Element's welcome screen, and a button that resets all of the panels on the right to their original locations. The panels on the right are another element of the Full Edit workspace interface.

You can see that the panels are arranged in groups. So here I have two panels; the Effects panel and if I click on this tab, the Content panel. These panel groups are docked or snapped together in this column on the right. There are lots more panels available than those that are displayed here by default. If I want to open another panel I will go up to the Window menu at the top of the screen, and I will choose one of the panels listed alphabetically here. So you I might open the Adjustments panel for example. That panel then appears here in the column on the right.

To close a panel or a panel group, I will go to the tiny icon that represents the panel menu. I will click there and I will go down and choose to close which will close just a single panel or to close the tab group, which will close all the panels in a group. Now if I want to set my panels back to their initial arrangement, I will go up to the Application bar and I will click the Reset panels button. So that's an overview of the basics of the Full Edit workspace. In other movies, I will go into more detail about some of the interface features that I introduced here.

My hope is that by the end of this course, as a result of practicing in this workspace you will get so familiar with this interface that you won't have to consciously think about how it works or where things are in it.

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