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Photoshop Elements 9: Scanning and Restoring Photos

Importing photos into the Organizer


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Photoshop Elements 9: Scanning and Restoring Photos

with Janine Smith

Video: Importing photos into the Organizer

Once you have your photo collection scanned on your hard drive, you will need to organize them because there's nothing harder than trying to find one specific photo especially if you have a lot of them. Photoshop Elements 9 has a built-in feature that can be your best friend when it comes to photo organization called Organizer. In the Edit workspace which we are in right now, the Organizer icon is located top right of the screen next to this icon that looks like a little six pane window. Click on it and you will enter the Organizer workspace.
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  1. 1m 40s
    1. Welcome
      1m 1s
    2. Using the exercise files
      39s
  2. 13m 20s
    1. Identifying your media
      2m 45s
    2. Determining your equipment needs
      2m 24s
    3. Setting your scanner
      3m 26s
    4. Scanning negatives, slides, and film
      1m 11s
    5. Digitizing damaged and delicate photos
      3m 34s
  3. 10m 51s
    1. Importing photos into the Organizer
      3m 34s
    2. Adding captions and notes
      2m 47s
    3. Adding keyword and smart tags
      4m 30s
  4. 25m 11s
    1. Using Levels
      4m 7s
    2. Fixing fades with Threshold
      3m 22s
    3. Adjusting contrast using Color Curves
      4m 18s
    4. Darkening images with blend modes
      2m 12s
    5. Adjusting brightness and contrast
      2m 2s
    6. Using Quick Fix for lighting
      4m 12s
    7. Fixing automatically with Guided Edit
      4m 58s
  5. 18m 59s
    1. Using Levels to fix color
      3m 29s
    2. Correcting color automatically with Enhance
      3m 39s
    3. Correcting color with complementary colors
      5m 19s
    4. Using Color Variations
      3m 28s
    5. Using Quick Fix for color
      3m 4s
  6. 22m 37s
    1. Using the Clone Stamp tool
      5m 24s
    2. Using the Healing Brush
      5m 5s
    3. Working with newspaper and magazine images
      3m 12s
    4. Softening paper texture
      4m 40s
    5. Taming fingerprints
      4m 16s
  7. 42m 52s
    1. Repairing small rips and creases
      4m 22s
    2. Repairing large tears
      8m 22s
    3. Filling in missing pieces
      5m 36s
    4. Reassembling a photo from pieces
      10m 12s
    5. Fixing and replacing backgrounds
      5m 0s
    6. Using Photomerge with panoramas
      3m 59s
    7. Repairing documents
      5m 21s
  8. 22m 48s
    1. Creating a photo book
      6m 1s
    2. Making a calendar
      3m 52s
    3. Creating a personalized greeting card
      4m 26s
    4. Making a slideshow (Windows only)
      4m 22s
    5. Creating a flyer
      4m 7s
  9. 25s
    1. Final thoughts
      25s

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Photoshop Elements 9: Scanning and Restoring Photos
2h 38m Intermediate Nov 11, 2010

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In Photoshop Elements 9: Scanning and Restoring Photos, professional photo restorer Janine Smith shows how to bring new life to old photos. The course begins with a look at the types of photos that may require restoration, including slides, negatives, prints, and newspaper photos, and options for scanning them. She discusses the types of scanners that are available, from flatbed to film, and the best settings to use for originals. The course then delves into Photoshop Elements tools and techniques to help restore clarity to faded photos and fix problems such as dust, scratches, and tears. Exercise files are included with the course.

Topics include:
  • Determining equipment needs
  • Scanning negatives, slides, and film
  • Importing photos in Photoshop Elements
  • Adding captions, keywords, and Smart Tags
  • Adjusting contrast
  • Fixing fading with Threshold
  • Making automatic fixes with guided edit
  • Removing dust, spots, and texture with the healing tools
  • Repairing rips and tears
  • Sharing restored images
Subjects:
Photography Restoration Scanning
Software:
Photoshop Elements Elements
Author:
Janine Smith

Importing photos into the Organizer

Once you have your photo collection scanned on your hard drive, you will need to organize them because there's nothing harder than trying to find one specific photo especially if you have a lot of them. Photoshop Elements 9 has a built-in feature that can be your best friend when it comes to photo organization called Organizer. In the Edit workspace which we are in right now, the Organizer icon is located top right of the screen next to this icon that looks like a little six pane window. Click on it and you will enter the Organizer workspace.

You can either add your photos individually or by folder by going up to your File menu>Get Photos and Videos and From Files and Folders. It also gives you the option of getting them directly from your scanner which can be a big help if you're scanning in your photos. Select right now From Files and Folders, we will be working in Exercise Files Chapter 2 right now. Again, you can either bring them in individually or by folder. Right now we will take all the contents from this folder by selecting the top one, the Shift key, the bottom one and opening them all.

You may see this pop up that just tells you that the only items are the ones you just imported, it's no big just hit OK. Once your photos are in the Organizer, you'll want to separate them in the albums to make it even easier to find them later. To do that you go up to the green Plus sign right here, click the down arrow and select New Album. You want to name your album something that you can find later easily when you're looking for those specific photos.

If you have a lot of photos of your mother, name the photo album mom. If your grandmother is the subject name it grandma. We will name this one Family Photos and when you're done naming it go down to the bottom and click Done. Now you will need to get these photos into your album that you just named. I'll start by selecting one image and dragging and dropping it into the Family Photo album. You can also select multiple photos again, clicking one holding down your Shift key, going to the end of the ones you want and dragging and dropping them again into your Family Photo album.

You will notice, after you have dropped them into the album that there is a little green icon, a little folder all that's doing is telling you that they're in an album that will come in very handy when you're trying to find these. Now that they're in the photo album you can customize your views, you can make them bigger and smaller. However it makes it easier for you and you can also at any time go back and edit the album you just made by clicking on that album and going up here to this box with the pencil and renaming it whatever you want to do with it.

You can rate your photos by importance or that are more important for you to fix it at any time by giving them star rating. Let's give this one a star rating of four, you can give this one two, doesn't need much fixing and that will always be there so you'll know if you have a higher rating that's one it's more important for you to fix sooner. We can all use a little help when organizing our family photo collection. It just makes things easier when you're looking for that one specific photo or trying to decide where to start with your restoration projects.

The Photoshop Elements Organizer makes the organization process easier.

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