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In this course, author Jan Kabili introduces the photo organizing, editing, and sharing features of Adobe Photoshop Elements 12, the less expensive version of Photoshop that is ideal for casual photographers who want to achieve professional results. First, Jan covers importing, organizing, and finding photos with the Organizer. Then she explains how and when to use each of the editing workspaces—from Quick Edit to Expert Edit—and make color corrections, retouch blemishes, composite images, and more. The final chapter offers creative ways to share photos with Elements, including print projects like greeting cards, calendars, and books; email photos; and post them on Facebook and Flickr.
I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by how quick and easy it is to set up a slideshow, that you can play in your Organizer to enjoy reviewing your photos. Now, this isn't a slideshow that you can export and send to someone else, but you could gather friends and family around your computer to enjoy it with you. Before I go to fullscreen view to set up and play the slideshow I'm going to add a caption to one of these photos. I'll select this photo and over in the information panel I'll click in the Caption field and I'll type maroon bells, which is where I took these photos.
If I wanted to, I could also create an audio caption, a narrative to play over the slideshow. But I'm just going to leave it with my written caption on the first slide. Then with that photo selected in Media View, I'll go up to the View menu and I'll choose Full Screen. Or I could use the keyboard shortcut F11. That opens up the first photo here in Full Screen view. We talked about some of the features of Full Screen view in the last movie. And I explained that you could use these panels over on the right To edit and organize your photos.
If I don't wanns see those panels during the slide show, I'll hover over a panel to open it, and then I'll click the X to close it from view. I'll do the same with this panel. And, every time I move my cursor, this bar appears. And here are some controls that I can use to set up my slide show. First of all, I'll click on the Theme button in this bar. That opens this choice of transitions, hoovering over anyone of these shows me what the transition will be. Quick cuts with the classic transition, fades with the fade in and fade out transition, pan and zoom and 3D pixelated.
I will leave this set to classic for now and I'll click OK. Then I'll go down to the Settings button in the bar and click there. In the first field, I can choose from any of the clips that come with elements and that I chose to import into this catalog when I created the catalog. Or I could choose none, if I don't want any background music. I'll go with the default sunny afternoons MP3. If I had created audio captions, I could play those, so this would be a way to include a narrative in the slide show. From here I can select how long each slide will be on screen.
I'll leave that at its default of four seconds. I do want the caption that I've created to show, so I'll leave Include Captions checked. I do want photos to resize to fill the frame. Now, if you're starting with really small photos you may want to uncheck this, because the photos could look too pixelated if they're resized a lot to fill your monitor. I don't need to see the filmstrip of individual slides at the bottom of the slide show. Nor do I want to repeat the slideshow. And I don't have any video clips. So I'll leave all of that unchecked. And now I'm all done setting up the slideshow. I'll just click OK.
To play the slideshow here in Full Screen view, I'll click the Play button. And then I'll sit back and enjoy the results. So that was a big reward for just a little bit of work. When I'm ready to exit out of this view, I'll move my cursor and that brings back the bar at the bottom and I'll click the X to close Full Screen view and go back to the Organizer.
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