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Photoshop Elements 9: Scanning and Restoring Photos

Making a calendar


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Photoshop Elements 9: Scanning and Restoring Photos

with Janine Smith

Video: Making a calendar

A calendar is a perfect holiday gift. It's even more so when you make calendars for your family using family photos. I've always been obsessed with making my own calendars. I'd usually grab a template off the Internet and cobble it together in Photoshop, but Photoshop Elements is totally calendars made easy. Let's look real quick at what we're going to use here. These pictures are of my mother's family home in Pennsylvania. I think they will make a really nice calendar for her. Let's go over here to the Create menu and then down to Photo Calendar.
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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

Making a calendar

A calendar is a perfect holiday gift. It's even more so when you make calendars for your family using family photos. I've always been obsessed with making my own calendars. I'd usually grab a template off the Internet and cobble it together in Photoshop, but Photoshop Elements is totally calendars made easy. Let's look real quick at what we're going to use here. These pictures are of my mother's family home in Pennsylvania. I think they will make a really nice calendar for her. Let's go over here to the Create menu and then down to Photo Calendar.

You can either choose to Print Locally on your own printer or to send to local print shop or you can choose to have it made through the Kodak Gallery and for right now, we will just choose Print Locally. You also need to remember to change your Starting Months and your Starting Year. So it will start when you're going to give the calendar to someone. Uncheck Autofill with Selected Images, so you can manually put yours in and have them where you want.

You can go over here and choose your Themes. I think this time, let's see, we will try Colorful and you can see a Preview of what your calendar will look like. Let's just try another one and see what that one will look like. I think I like Colorful let's go back with that one and then click OK to accept, and it will start generating your previews and you can begin putting your photos on your calendar.

We will begin now by choosing a photo to put on the cover of our calendar and will choose this distinctive colored photo. So I think that will make a really good cover. Double-click on the photo, if you want to adjust it with the slider button this happens to be a perfect match. So you go up here to your green check mark to commit. You can also cancel the current operation with this red circle or you can hit Enter, which we will do right now. You can name your calendar by double-clicking on the text, and we call this Brookside Farm 2011 and hit Enter.

First of all, you can see that the text is not going to work. It's a little too light for me. So we'll go over to Text and will scroll up if it's down because you have to go up to the top and you can change the Color to anything you like. We can also Align it in a different place, and go the Middle, the Right, Justify Last Left etcetera. You can adjust the Size, you can have it Bold, Italic, Underline.

You can change your Font, you can do so many things with this. Click Enter to accept the change. You also can have a subtitle, and you could also delete it if you choose. Go back to Pages and move to your next one by clicking on it and now you are at, at your first month. You can choose another photo, drag, drop, adjust if you wish with your slider option, make it bigger, close-up, move your photo around and then check to Commit and continue on until you have your whole calendar filled up.

You can see that this one starts with January 2011 as we previously input. You can start any month you want, whatever works for you. When you have everything the way you want it you can choose Done to save or you can choose Print to go ahead and print it on your printer. For a fun and easy gift project that will be used all year long, Photoshop Elements helps you make a great calendar from your restored family photos.

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