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Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 11
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Managing files and folders


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Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 11

with Jan Kabili

Video: Managing files and folders

Although there are lots of sophisticated ways to arrange and organize your photos in the Organizer, Adobe recognizes that many people are still going to fall back on the folders on their hard drive as a way of thinking about where their files are located. And so in Elements 11, Adobe improved the view of folders here in the Organizer. The folder view is now in the face of the Organizer here in the My Folders panel, which you can expand and contract using the arrow to the left of My Folders. There are two views of My Folders, the default view is this flat view.
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  1. 9m 19s
    1. Welcome
      58s
    2. What is Elements?
      2m 36s
    3. Getting acquainted with Elements workspaces
      5m 45s
  2. 19m 37s
    1. Working with catalogs
      4m 22s
    2. Importing and using the exercise files
      3m 41s
    3. Importing photos from your computer
      2m 49s
    4. Importing photos from your camera
      4m 50s
    5. Importing photos from iPhoto (Mac only)
      3m 55s
  3. 11m 9s
    1. Cropping in Photo Fix
      4m 52s
    2. Applying one-click adjustments in Photo Fix
      4m 27s
    3. Fixing red-eye in Photo Fix
      1m 50s
  4. 27m 6s
    1. Working in Quick Edit
      6m 8s
    2. Adjusting lighting
      3m 41s
    3. Adjusting color
      4m 4s
    4. Making selective adjustments
      4m 33s
    5. Retouching with the Healing Brush tools
      4m 53s
    6. Saving edited images
      3m 47s
  5. 8m 46s
    1. Working in Guided Edit
      2m 56s
    2. Correcting skin tones in Guided Edit
      2m 44s
    3. Applying a vignette in Guided Edit
      3m 6s
  6. 32m 46s
    1. Touring the Expert Edit interface
      4m 49s
    2. Working with layers
      8m 55s
    3. Working with selections
      6m 18s
    4. Improving photos with adjustment layers
      5m 37s
    5. Editing automatically with actions
      2m 34s
    6. Adding text
      4m 33s
  7. 36m 37s
    1. Touring the Organizer
      4m 30s
    2. Managing files and folders
      4m 35s
    3. Organizing using People
      8m 43s
    4. Organizing using Places
      5m 1s
    5. Organizing using Events
      3m 28s
    6. Keyword tagging
      4m 12s
    7. Grouping photos into albums
      6m 8s
  8. 10m 1s
    1. Making a photo creation
      7m 39s
    2. Outputting a photo creation
      2m 22s
  9. 11m 6s
    1. Sending photos by email
      4m 49s
    2. Sharing photos to Facebook
      3m 9s
    3. Exporting photos
      3m 8s
  10. 21s
    1. Goodbye
      21s

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Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 11
2h 46m Beginner Sep 25, 2012

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In this course, photographer and author Jan Kabili explores what you need to know to start using Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 to edit, organize, and share your photos.

The course begins with a look at how to import your photos into Elements, and then dives right into editing photos with the Photo Fix, Quick Edit, and Guided Edit workspaces. Jan also introduces the Expert Edit workspace, which provides tools for making selections, retouching, compositing, adding text, and more. Finally, the course reviews the Elements 11 sharing features, including crafting photo creations like greeting cards, emailing photos, and sharing photos on Facebook.

Topics include:
  • What is Elements?
  • Working with catalogs
  • Importing photos from your computer, camera, or iPhoto
  • Applying one-click photo adjustments in the Organizer
  • Using Quick Edit and Guided Edit in the Editor
  • Retouching with the Healing Brush tools
  • Correcting skin tones
  • Editing automatically with actions
  • Organizing photos by people, places, or events
  • Sharing photos by email and on Facebook
Subjects:
Photography Photo Management Retouching Sharing Photos
Software:
Photoshop Elements Elements
Author:
Jan Kabili

Managing files and folders

Although there are lots of sophisticated ways to arrange and organize your photos in the Organizer, Adobe recognizes that many people are still going to fall back on the folders on their hard drive as a way of thinking about where their files are located. And so in Elements 11, Adobe improved the view of folders here in the Organizer. The folder view is now in the face of the Organizer here in the My Folders panel, which you can expand and contract using the arrow to the left of My Folders. There are two views of My Folders, the default view is this flat view.

In flat view, you see in this list only folders that contain photos that you have already brought into this catalog. Obviously, I have other folders on my computer, but the only ones that appear here are those that contain photos that are in this Exercise files catalog. And as you have seen throughout the course clicking on a folder here displays its contents over here in the grid area of the Organizer. The other way to view My Folders is with a more full hierarchy of folders on my computer. To access that hierarchy view or tree view I'll call it, I'll click this icon right here to the right of my folders.

And then, I am going to hover over the border between the column on the left and the grid and I'm going to drag it over to the right so we can see the names of all these folders. This view shows both the folders that contain photos in this catalog those are the ones with the little icon of the mountains on them, as well as some higher-level folders in my file system which don't contain photos in this catalog directly. And that includes the Chapter folders in the Exercise files, the Exercise files folder itself, my desktop folder and so on.

I don't see every single folder on my computer in this view. If there are other folders that I want to see, folders that don't contain photos that are in the catalog I can access those by clicking on a folder one level up here in the tree view. So for example, I know that I have another folder of files on my desktop other than the Exercise files folder. To see that I'm going to right-click on my Desktop folder in Tree view and go down to the Show All SubFolders command and there is that additional folder that I know is on my desktop the one labeled additional files.

You may find yourself repeating that command several times as those additional folders sometimes disappear depending on where you are in this hierarchy. Earlier in the course, I mentioned that it's important not to go out to your file system and move files and folders around if those files and folders have already been brought into your Elements catalog. If you do that it will break the link between those photos and your catalog. So how do you move photos around once you have brought those photos into a catalog? Well, you do it here in the folders panel.

So, I am going to scroll down and I am going to click the plus symbol next to this folder 06-02, and that reveals a couple of subfolders in the 06-02 folder. I will click on the 06-02 and two folder and you can see that there is one file in that particular folder. And then in the 06-02 horizontal folder there is another file and in the 06-02 vertical folder there is yet another file. I will click on the 06-02 horizontal folder. I'd like to take this photo of sunflowers and move it up one level into the 06-02 folder.

The place to do that is right here in the Organizer not out on my file system. I'll click on this photo I'll drag over into the folders column and I'll come down and hover over the 06-02 folder where I want to put this file and then I will release my mouse. Now if I click on the 06-02 folder you can see the sunflowers photo in there. Where did the 06-02 horizontal folder go? Well, it's still on my hard drive, but it's not showing up in this list right now, because it no longer contains a photo that's in this catalog.

If I want to see that folder anyway, again I will right-click on the 06-02 folder and I will choose Show All SubFolders. And now I can see the empty 06-02 horizontal folder there. So that's how to move photos around, after you brought the photos into a catalog. You also can move folders around the same way, so let's say that for some reason I want to put this 06-02 vertical folder one level up into the Chapter 06 folder. To do that I'll click on the 06-02 vertical folder and I will just drag up until the Chapter 06 folder lights up and I'll release my mouse.

And that's moved the 06-02 vertical folder up one level. So that's a look at the Folders panel here in the Organizer.

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