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Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows Essential Training
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Hiding and deleting photos


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Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows Essential Training

with Jan Kabili

Video: Hiding and deleting photos

Not every photograph that you take will be a winner, but don't be so fast to delete the duds, because you could change your mind later and want to get the photo back. But if you've deleted the photo from the Organizer, it's a little bit difficult to find, but not impossible. Worse, if you delete the photo from your hard drive, not just from the Organizer, it may be gone completely unless you have a backup. So, instead I suggest that you use to Hide photos feature in the Organizer to hide unwanted photos from view temporarily. Let me show you how to do.
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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

Hiding and deleting photos

Not every photograph that you take will be a winner, but don't be so fast to delete the duds, because you could change your mind later and want to get the photo back. But if you've deleted the photo from the Organizer, it's a little bit difficult to find, but not impossible. Worse, if you delete the photo from your hard drive, not just from the Organizer, it may be gone completely unless you have a backup. So, instead I suggest that you use to Hide photos feature in the Organizer to hide unwanted photos from view temporarily. Let me show you how to do.

Notice that I'm working in the 02_07 folder, which contains these three photos of guitars. I'm going to zoom in a little bit to make those three photos bigger to fill my Photo Browser here. Now, let's say that I want to hide a couple of these photos from view. Maybe I want to see the vertical guitar here, but I'm not interested in seeing the horizontal guitars. To do that, I first have to select the thumbnails of the horizontal photos. So I'll click on one of the thumbnails, and then I'll hold down the Ctrl key, and click on the other to select them both.

Then I'm going to go up to the Edit menu at the top of the screen, and I'll go down to the Visibility menu and I'm going to choose Mark as Hidden, to mark those two horizontal photos as hidden. Now my Photo Browser has moved down. So I'm going to scroll back up till I see the 02_07 section here. And you'll notice that it's displaying only the vertical photo of the guitars, not those horizontal photos that I hit. Those two photos are temporarily invisible, but and this is the important part they're still on my computer, and Elements Organizer catalog is still keeping track of them, because of that I can change my mind at any time, about whether those two really are duds, and I could mark them as visible again to have them appear back here in the Organizer.

To do that I would first have to get them back into you to get them back in view. To get them back in view, I'm going to go back up to the Edit menu and down to Visibility again, and this time I'm going to choose Show All Files. Now all three of the guitar photos are back in this section. I need to scroll up a little bit, so you can see them all. And there they are. The only thing that's new is that the two horizontal photos have this cute little sleeping eye icon, which indicates that I mark them as hidden. Let's say that I want to get rid of that eye icon.

I no longer want them marked as hidden. To do that I'll select those two files clicking on one, and then control clicking on the other and then I'll go back to the Edit menu and, I'll go down to Visibility, and I'll mark these two as Visible. And then I click off, of the files, in a blank area of the Photo Browser. So that's how to use the Hide Visibility features in the Organizer. Now let's talk about deleting a photo from the Organizer. You remember that at the beginning of this movie, I suggested that using the hiding feature is often better than deleting a photo from the Organizer or from the hard drive, but there may be times when you do want to delete.

So, let me show you how to do that, but I do want you to think twice before using the Delete feature. So let's say that I decide I want to delete this vertical photo of the guitars from my Organizer catalog. I'll select the photo by clicking on it, and then I'll go back to the Edit menu and I'm going to choose Delete from catalog. You've seen this dialog box before, and you know that if you check Also delete selected item(s) from the hard disk Elements will not only delete this item from the Organizer catalog, but it will also completely delete the photo from your computer.

So you've got to be sure that that's what you want before you check this box. In this case, I'm going to leave that box unchecked, and I'm just going to click OK to delete from the catalog, but not from the hard drive. I'll scroll up a bit so you can see the contents of the 02_07 section again, and as you can see the vertical photo is no longer here. I just have the two horizontal photos. That's because Elements is no longer keeping track of the vertical photo. But that doesn't mean that that photo is gone forever, because if you remember, I chose not to delete it for my hard disk.

So, it would be possible to bring that photo back into this Organizer catalog. Let me show you how to do that. To bring back into the catalog, a file that I have deleted from the catalog, I'll go up to the File menu at the top of the screen, I'll go to Get Photos And Videos, and I'll choose From Files and Folders. In this dialog box I'll navigate to the chapter02 folder, which is inside the Exercise Files folder on my Desktop. I'm already right here in the chapter02 folder, and I'm looking for a file that's in the 02_07 subfolder.

So, I'll double-click that subfolder, and there is my vertical guitar image, guiatar3, I'll click once on that thumbnail to select that image, and then I'm going to click Get Media. In just a moment, I see the prompt that I see every time I import photos into Elements, telling me that the only items that I can see here are the ones or the one that I just imported. So, I'll click OK. And there is my vertical guitar photo. Now, if I want to see the other photos, I'll click the, Show All button here, and I have all three of my guitar photos back in this section of the Photo Browser.

But again please remember that rather than deleting files from the Organizer, and trying to bring them back manually, as I just did it's often easier to just use the hide photos feature, to temporarily hide photos from View in the Photo Browser, if your browser is getting too cluttered with unwanted photos.

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