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Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows Essential Training
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Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows Essential Training

with Jan Kabili

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As your collection of digital photos, videos and audio grows, you'll find that you just can't keep all those files on your computer, because you are going to run out of room on your hard drive. The solution might be to store or archive your photos and other media files on DVDs or external hard drives, so that you can free up some space on your computer, but then the difficulty is finding a particular photo or other file among a tall pile of DVDs or a growing collection of external hard drives. Elements Organizer can solve that problem for you by keeping track of your offline media as well as files that are on your computer.
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  1. 10m 20s
    1. Welcome
      1m 13s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 35s
    3. Launching the Welcome screen
      3m 12s
    4. Touring Elements
      4m 20s
  2. 29m 45s
    1. Working with catalogs
      3m 16s
    2. Getting photos from your hard drive
      2m 49s
    3. Changing thumbnail display options
      4m 35s
    4. Getting photos from a camera or card
      9m 43s
    5. Getting photos from a CD/DVD or an external drive
      4m 46s
    6. Getting photos from a scanner
      4m 36s
  3. 43m 15s
    1. Touring the Organizer interface
      5m 44s
    2. Viewing photos
      5m 11s
    3. Selecting photos
      2m 58s
    4. Rotating photos
      2m 39s
    5. Renaming photos
      2m 7s
    6. Fixing photo dates
      2m 0s
    7. Hiding and deleting photos
      5m 24s
    8. Stacking photos
      8m 9s
    9. Moving files
      4m 43s
    10. Backing up catalogs
      4m 20s
  4. 52m 4s
    1. Applying keyword tags
      8m 33s
    2. Finding photos by keyword tags
      3m 41s
    3. Finding photos with the Keyword Tag Cloud
      1m 56s
    4. Applying Smart Tags
      4m 29s
    5. Automatically tagging people in photos
      7m 54s
    6. Applying star ratings
      2m 48s
    7. Organizing photos in albums
      4m 10s
    8. Organizing photos in Smart Albums
      6m 44s
    9. Finding photos with Text Search
      4m 31s
    10. Finding photos from the Find menu
      5m 10s
    11. Finding photos in the Timeline
      2m 8s
  5. 29m 18s
    1. Working with photos in Full Screen view
      11m 12s
    2. Viewing slideshows in Full Screen view
      4m 10s
    3. Comparing photos
      5m 22s
    4. Using Date View
      3m 41s
    5. Mapping photos
      4m 53s
  6. 56m 46s
    1. Applying Photo Fix options in the Organizer
      8m 22s
    2. Touring the Quick Fix workspace in the Editor
      6m 12s
    3. Applying Quick Fix controls
      11m 10s
    4. Using Quick Fix tools
      11m 2s
    5. Working in Guided Edit in the Editor
      4m 45s
    6. Fixing group shots in Guided Edit
      5m 57s
    7. Applying the Scene Cleaner in Guided Edit
      9m 18s
  7. 1h 12m
    1. Touring the Full Edit interface
      5m 5s
    2. Opening files in Full Edit
      2m 13s
    3. Working with tabbed documents
      6m 57s
    4. Using tools
      6m 11s
    5. Setting editing preferences
      4m 22s
    6. Adjusting color settings
      4m 18s
    7. Using Undo History
      5m 56s
    8. Zooming and navigating
      6m 30s
    9. Creating a blank file
      5m 58s
    10. Photo resizing and resolution
      9m 59s
    11. Using the Recompose tool
      3m 8s
    12. Enlarging the canvas
      3m 49s
    13. Saving files
      7m 47s
  8. 17m 36s
    1. Understanding layers
      3m 28s
    2. Working in the Layers panel
      4m 51s
    3. Combining images with layer masks
      9m 17s
  9. 19m 54s
    1. Understanding selections
      2m 27s
    2. Manual selection tools
      7m 6s
    3. Automatic selection tools
      6m 27s
    4. Modifying and saving selections
      3m 54s
  10. 1h 0m
    1. Cropping and straightening
      3m 49s
    2. Applying a Shadows/Highlights adjustment
      2m 54s
    3. Applying adjustment layers
      7m 53s
    4. Adding a Levels adjustment layer
      4m 12s
    5. Merging multiple exposures
      6m 33s
    6. Adding a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer
      3m 54s
    7. Adjusting with Color Curves
      3m 39s
    8. Removing a color cast
      3m 21s
    9. Correcting skin tone
      2m 34s
    10. Reducing digital noise
      4m 4s
    11. Sharpening photos
      7m 42s
    12. Working with raw photos
      9m 52s
  11. 24m 50s
    1. Using the Smart Brush tool
      7m 52s
    2. Using the Detail Smart Brush tool
      4m 26s
    3. Dodging and burning
      2m 18s
    4. Healing wrinkles and blemishes
      5m 17s
    5. Removing content with the Clone Stamp tool
      3m 41s
    6. Removing red-eye
      1m 16s
  12. 31m 3s
    1. Applying filters
      5m 8s
    2. Adding effects
      3m 16s
    3. Running automated actions
      1m 51s
    4. Using layer styles
      6m 6s
    5. Using shapes
      8m 12s
    6. Using the Cookie Cutter tool
      3m 13s
    7. Converting color to black and white
      3m 17s
  13. 9m 29s
    1. Creating text
      5m 8s
    2. Editing text
      2m 59s
    3. Warping text
      1m 22s
  14. 38m 50s
    1. Making a photo book
      8m 26s
    2. Making a photo collage
      9m 0s
    3. Creating a slideshow
      11m 25s
    4. Stitching a photo panorama
      4m 3s
    5. Preparing images for the web
      5m 56s
  15. 33m 54s
    1. Printing photos
      2m 58s
    2. Printing contact sheets and picture packages
      4m 58s
    3. Sending photos by email and Photo Mail
      5m 57s
    4. Burning photos to CD/DVD
      1m 17s
    5. Ordering prints and books
      1m 59s
    6. Signing up for Photoshop.com
      3m 15s
    7. Sharing photos online at Photoshop.com
      7m 40s
    8. Backing up and synchronizing online
      3m 40s
    9. Getting inspiration from Adobe.com
      2m 10s
  16. 26s
    1. Goodbye
      26s

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Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows Essential Training
8h 50m Beginner Sep 23, 2009

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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.

Topics include:
  • Finding photos by keywords, tags, and ratings
  • Mapping photos
  • Applying Photomerge Exposure in Guided Edit
  • Adding adjustment layers to correct a photo's tone and color
  • Reducing digital noise in photos
  • Creating a photo slideshow with audio and transitions
  • Preparing photos for the web
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Photoshop Elements Elements
Author:
Jan Kabili

Getting photos from a CD/DVD or an external drive

As your collection of digital photos, videos and audio grows, you'll find that you just can't keep all those files on your computer, because you are going to run out of room on your hard drive. The solution might be to store or archive your photos and other media files on DVDs or external hard drives, so that you can free up some space on your computer, but then the difficulty is finding a particular photo or other file among a tall pile of DVDs or a growing collection of external hard drives. Elements Organizer can solve that problem for you by keeping track of your offline media as well as files that are on your computer.

I've inserted a DVD of photos to show you how that works. Inserting that DVD causes Windows Autoplay dialog box to pop-up. Windows recognizes that I have Elements Organizer open, because here among the options for what to do with the photos on this DVD, Windows offers that I can organize and edit the photos using Adobe Elements Organizer 8.0. So that would be one way to go. I could click this option, but I'm not going to, because I want to show you an alternative that you can use to work with offline media in Elements, whether those files are on a DVD or on an external hard drive.

So I'm going to close the Autoplay dialog box by clicking this red X and instead I'm going to go over to the File menu at the top of Elements Organizer, and I'm going to choose from there Get Photos And Videos from files and folders. In this Get Photos And Videos from Files And Folders window, I'm going to navigate to my computer and then I'm going to double-click on my DVD drive, so that I can see the contents of that drive. I have five photos on this DVD. From here, I can select those that I'd like to index in Elements.

I'll choose a few of those, I'll click on one, and then I'll hold down the Ctrl key, and click on a couple of others to select all three. Notice that there are a couple that I haven't selected. Those are just photos that I don't really care for, and so I don't want to index those in Elements. Next I'm going to go down to the command, Copy Files on Import. I want to uncheck that command, because the whole point is that I want to leave the full resolution photos on the DVD rather than have this on my computer, so that I'm freeing up space on my computer. But I do want to leave Generate Previews checked, because that will cause Elements Organizer to display a low- resolution thumbnail or preview of each of the selected photos that are on the external DVD.

I am going to leave everything else at its defaults, and go over to Get Media button, and click to index the selected files in my Organizer catalog. When Elements has finished doing that, I see this message that the only items in the main window, meaning this window here, are those that I just imported, rather than all of the photos that are in my catalog. I'm going to click OK, and I can see thumbnails of those three images right here in Elements Organizer. Remember these aren't the photos themselves; they are just small previews of the photos that are on the DVD.

Now, I'm going to eject the DVD, and notice that when the DVD is not in the computer, there is a little symbol at the top-left of each one of these thumbnail previews, indicating that this is a preview of an offline file. Now, let's say that a little bit of time passes and I decide that I'd like to open one of these files into Elements Editor, so that I can work on it here on my computer. One way to open a file from the preview in the Organizer into the Editor is to right-click the file and choose Edit With Photoshop Elements.

When I do that, I immediately see this message telling me that this particular file is located on a removable volume, by that means the DVD that's not in the computer, but the really great part is that Elements remembers the name of that DVD, and it shows it here in the Volume List column. I had named that DVD JFK photos, when I burned and created the DVD. So if I've labeled my DVDs properly in my physical collection of DVDs, I'll be to go find that DVD and put it into my computer.

And I'm going to do that now. That invokes the Autoplay dialog box again and I'm going to close the dialog box by clicking the red X. Then I'm going to click OK here in this dialog and Elements loads or launches the Editor part of the program with the full resolution version of the image that's on the DVD. I can edit it here and then I can save it with my edits to my hard drive. So, the thing to remember is that Elements can remember your files, whether they live on your hard drive or whether they're on external media like a DVD or an external drive.

What a convenient way to keep track of and quickly find your offline photos!

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