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Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training
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Labeling images


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Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training

with Ted LoCascio

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In addition to ratings and keywords, you can also choose to categorize your images in Bridge by applying colored labels. In the Bridge Preferences, you can define what each colored label signifies. I'm currently in Bridge and I'm viewing our catalog images here in the Content panel. These are in our exercise files. So what I would like to do is filter down what's being displayed in the Content panel. I'm going to do so using some ratings and some keywords that we applied in the ratings movie and in the keywords movie. Over here in the Filter panel, if you look down where it says Keywords, you'll notice that we have something that says Enzo year 1. This is a keyword tag that I created in the keywords movie. I would like to click on this in the Filter panel in order to only display images that were tagged with that keyword, which is over here in the Keywords panel, Enzo year 1.
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  1. 2m 22s
    1. Welcome
      1m 2s
    2. Using the example files
      1m 20s
  2. 12m 1s
    1. Understanding Photoshop Elements
      2m 10s
    2. Using the Welcome screen
      2m 33s
    3. Importing photos from a digital camera
      7m 18s
  3. 1h 1m
    1. Viewing and selecting images
      2m 1s
    2. Creating and saving a custom workspace
      5m 29s
    3. Rotating images in Bridge
      3m 20s
    4. Renaming images in Bridge
      5m 34s
    5. Adding keywords to images
      7m 38s
    6. Applying ratings to images
      5m 17s
    7. Labeling images
      5m 17s
    8. Searching for images
      6m 38s
    9. Creating Collections
      2m 50s
    10. Sorting images with the Filter panel
      6m 36s
    11. Using image stacks
      7m 2s
    12. Hiding images
      4m 6s
  4. 31m 55s
    1. Opening images from Bridge
      2m 24s
    2. Working with palettes and the Palette Bin
      4m 53s
    3. Using the Project Bin
      6m 44s
    4. Zooming and scrolling
      8m 1s
    5. Fixing mistakes with Undo and Redo
      5m 3s
    6. Saving versions
      4m 50s
  5. 49m 38s
    1. Opening and viewing images in the Quick Fix mode
      6m 8s
    2. Understanding Auto Color and making tonal adjustments
      8m 50s
    3. Using the Lighting sliders
      5m 19s
    4. Using the Color sliders
      7m 1s
    5. Applying Auto Red Eye Fix
      3m 31s
    6. Applying Auto Sharpen
      4m 25s
    7. Using the Guided Edit mode
      6m 19s
    8. Processing multiple files
      8m 5s
  6. 10m 22s
    1. Understanding image resolution
      3m 23s
    2. Resizing images
      6m 59s
  7. 17m 8s
    1. Applying Auto Crop and Auto Straighten
      6m 22s
    2. Using the Straighten and Crop tools
      4m 10s
    3. Changing the canvas size
      6m 36s
  8. 30m 32s
    1. Why make selections?
      6m 3s
    2. Using the Quick Selection tool
      8m 37s
    3. Using Refine Edge
      7m 15s
    4. Saving and loading selections
      8m 37s
  9. 25m 58s
    1. Working with the Layers palette
      9m 45s
    2. Using adjustment layers and masks
      8m 37s
    3. Applying transparency and blend mode adjustments
      7m 36s
  10. 40m 56s
    1. Removing a color cast
      5m 53s
    2. Correcting skin tone
      3m 38s
    3. Enhancing color with Hue/Saturation adjustments
      6m 37s
    4. Balancing contrast and color with Levels adjustments
      7m 10s
    5. Correcting dark or light areas with Shadow/Highlight Adjustments
      5m 17s
    6. Improving images with Color Curves adjustments
      5m 55s
    7. Converting color images to black and white
      6m 26s
  11. 54m 14s
    1. Using the Red-Eye Removal tool
      8m 1s
    2. Using the healing tools
      7m 42s
    3. Whitening teeth and eyes
      6m 20s
    4. Cloning to remove contents
      8m 14s
    5. Adjusting perspective and correcting camera distortion
      6m 10s
    6. Using Photomerge Group Shot
      6m 17s
    7. Using Photomerge Faces
      6m 4s
    8. Using Photomerge Panorama
      5m 26s
  12. 16m 1s
    1. Creating a clipping mask
      7m 25s
    2. Creating collages with gradient blending
      8m 36s
  13. 22m 15s
    1. Reducing noise
      8m 7s
    2. Sharpening with Unsharp Mask
      7m 16s
    3. Sharpening with Adjust Sharpness
      6m 52s
  14. 17m 54s
    1. Understanding Camera Raw
      1m 46s
    2. Opening Camera Raw images from Bridge
      6m 37s
    3. Applying tonal and color adjustments in Camera Raw
      6m 23s
    4. Saving raw images
      3m 8s
  15. 40m 41s
    1. Painting with the Filter Gallery
      8m 7s
    2. Creating a pencil sketch
      7m 40s
    3. Customizing images
      7m 59s
    4. Adding artwork with the Content palette
      9m 39s
    5. Building and saving a multi-page photo creation
      7m 16s
  16. 37m 5s
    1. Creating a slideshow
      6m 58s
    2. Creating a photo book
      9m 1s
    3. Creating a photo collage
      6m 58s
    4. Creating a greeting card
      6m 31s
    5. Creating a web photo gallery
      7m 37s
  17. 31m 6s
    1. Choosing color settings
      7m 1s
    2. Printing to an inkjet printer
      8m 13s
    3. Using Picture Package
      4m 33s
    4. Saving for the web
      5m 55s
    5. Attaching images to emails
      3m 6s
    6. Burning to CDs and DVDs
      2m 18s
  18. 56s
    1. Goodbye
      56s

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Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training
8h 22m Beginner Sep 29, 2008

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In Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training, Ted LoCascio teaches casual photographers how to organize, edit, and share their digital image libraries using this powerful software package from Adobe. He tours the included Adobe Bridge application, used for importing and organizing photographs, and explores every feature of Elements itself. He demonstrates how to navigate the Elements workspace, which is used to correct and improve images, combine them into projects, and produce slideshows, photo books, web galleries, and more. Ted also explains how to get the most out of each editing mode, and shares tips for correcting, retouching, and sharpening photographs. Example files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Identifying photos by name, keyword, rating, and label
  • Locating photos with searches, filters, collections, and stacks
  • Using automated red-eye correction and sharpening tools
  • Making detailed color and tone corrections
  • Using Photomerge on faces and groups
  • Working with filters, artwork, and other image customizations
  • Scrapbooking
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Photoshop Elements Elements
Author:
Ted LoCascio

Labeling images

In addition to ratings and keywords, you can also choose to categorize your images in Bridge by applying colored labels. In the Bridge Preferences, you can define what each colored label signifies. I'm currently in Bridge and I'm viewing our catalog images here in the Content panel. These are in our exercise files. So what I would like to do is filter down what's being displayed in the Content panel. I'm going to do so using some ratings and some keywords that we applied in the ratings movie and in the keywords movie. Over here in the Filter panel, if you look down where it says Keywords, you'll notice that we have something that says Enzo year 1. This is a keyword tag that I created in the keywords movie. I would like to click on this in the Filter panel in order to only display images that were tagged with that keyword, which is over here in the Keywords panel, Enzo year 1.

Next thing I would like to do, as you will notice in here we have some ratings actually applied to these images, you can see the stars underneath. I just want to view the 5-star images, because that was my indication that these are the images within this group that I want to work with and create a project from. It could be any kind of project. It could be, let's say a web gallery or maybe it's a slideshow. I think what I would like to do actually, let's say, for instance, in this example, we have 13 images in here, but we actually want to just choose five of these images in order to create a single page photo collage. Let's say this is a photo collage that my wife would like to create. So she would like to choose five of these images.

We could choose 15, but it would be a very, very busy collage. It's probably better if we just choose five, the best of the best. What we can do is actually use labels to indicate which five of the 13 that we want to use in our photo collage that we can create in Elements. So to do this, we need to first set up our labels in the Bridge Preferences. I'm going to go under Bridge. I'm going to choose Preferences. Notice over here, we have these different panels, you maybe defaulting to General. It really depends on the last panel that you chose.

What we're going to do is make sure we click on Labels. Okay, and you'll see these in here. Now, what you're seeing in these fields may not match what I have in here. Okay but we're going to enter some different information. What the text in here indicates to you is entirely up to you. You can type in whatever you like in here and that's what the different colored labels are going to signify. Currently, I have for the green color, here it says Approved in here. I believe this is actually what it says in here by default. If you wanted to change this, you could type something else. I'm actually going to leave that, because I actually like that.

We could choose something else for say the color red, maybe something like Reject and maybe we could type in something here like Maybe for blue meaning that maybe we might want to use this in a project down the line. But green is definitely approved. Okay, yellow for second there, we could type something else there if we want. The idea here is that whatever you type in that's what the color is going to represent, when you apply the label to the image. Notice also over on the right, it shows the keyboard shortcut for applying these colored labels. So Command+8 would be the shortcut for an approved image. So let's click OK.

Now that we know what the colors mean to us and we have established that, we can go through here and select the images that we want to actually use in our collage. So let's say my wife is going through the images here and she likes this Christmas image and wants to include that. Under the Label menu, she can choose Approved and that color rises over the 5-star rating with green. You have got green color now over here. So that's the indication that we're definitely going to use this in our collage. Let's say she goes through a little bit further and she likes the Halloween image, this time we will use the keyboard shortcut, Command+8 in order to apply that label, maybe choose one of the headphones. Command+8, go further down, we have got three images selected now, we need two more. How about Command+8 for Enzo_in_baby_swing and then Enzo_in_stroller, Command+8, all right.

Now, let's say she accidentally adds a sixth one, forgetting, and let's say she loses count and also selects Enzo_in_ Bjorn here, Command+8. Then when I get in here, I realize -- oh wait a minute there are six images labeled, we said we were only going to use five. Well, we can go back in here under Label and we can choose No Label to actually remove it. So you're not stuck with these labels for ever. I think it's a good idea to use labels in addition to your ratings in order to indicate maybe which of these images you want to work with. That's one way to use labels. Okay it's just one example. You can really use labels however you like to indicate whatever you want. Okay, but I think in this scenario it actually works very well along with the 5-star rating system.

So now that I have established which of these 13 images are the ones that I want to use in my photo collage, using labels, I can go ahead and open those up in Elements and start building my collage using the Create tab. Okay, so what we have learned here is how we can select images, establish what the color labels are going to mean to us and then apply those labels to the images in order to complete our projects.

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