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Mapping photos (Windows only)


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Photoshop Elements 9 Essential Training

with Jan Kabili

Video: Mapping photos (Windows only)

A cool way to organize and share your photos is to map them to the location where they were taken. Mac users, this is a Windows-only feature so you may want to skip to the next movie. In the Organizer, I'm still working in Folder Location View, but I could do this if I were working in Thumbnail View also. I'm going to open a map here in the Organizer, by going up to the Window menu and choosing Show Map. That adds this map to the left side of the Organizer. Now, I like allocate more space to the map. So I'm going to close the Task pane on the right and then I'm going to click and drag over the borders between the other columns in order to rearrange them so there's more room for the map.
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  1. 11m 0s
    1. Welcome
      1m 18s
    2. What is Photoshop Elements?
      3m 47s
    3. Touring the workspaces
      5m 55s
  2. 54m 16s
    1. Working with catalogs
      5m 22s
    2. Importing and using the exercise files
      5m 13s
    3. Importing files from your computer
      7m 31s
    4. Importing photos from your camera
      8m 57s
    5. Importing photos from iPhoto (Mac only)
      4m 44s
    6. Importing files from external drives/CDs/DVDs
      4m 44s
    7. Scanning photos
      6m 50s
    8. Dividing scanned photos
      5m 51s
    9. Importing from watch folders (Windows only)
      5m 4s
  3. 39m 10s
    1. Touring the Organizer
      6m 41s
    2. Viewing thumbnails
      6m 15s
    3. Rotating photos
      52s
    4. Renaming photos
      2m 55s
    5. Fixing photo dates
      2m 28s
    6. Hiding and deleting photos
      4m 6s
    7. Stacking photos
      4m 22s
    8. Moving files
      2m 43s
    9. Reconnecting missing files
      4m 53s
    10. Using Help
      3m 55s
  4. 54m 22s
    1. Rating photos
      3m 58s
    2. Applying and organizing keyword tags
      7m 4s
    3. Searching by keyword tags
      3m 35s
    4. Tagging with People Recognition
      11m 3s
    5. Using Smart Tags
      5m 57s
    6. Creating albums
      4m 41s
    7. Creating Smart Albums
      6m 28s
    8. Searching by text
      5m 28s
    9. Using the Find menu
      4m 19s
    10. Using the Timeline
      1m 49s
  5. 30m 14s
    1. Viewing slideshows in Full Screen view
      4m 21s
    2. Working with photos in Full Screen view
      9m 20s
    3. Comparing photos
      5m 56s
    4. Viewing by date
      3m 18s
    5. Mapping photos (Windows only)
      7m 19s
  6. 38m 36s
    1. Applying Photo Fix
      9m 0s
    2. The Quick Fix interface
      7m 9s
    3. The Quick Fix controls
      5m 22s
    4. Adjusting lighting in Quick Fix
      3m 46s
    5. Adjusting color in Quick Fix
      5m 39s
    6. Using the Touch Up tools in Quick Fix
      7m 40s
  7. 43m 43s
    1. Guided Edit basics
      8m 13s
    2. Making an Out of Bounds image
      10m 17s
    3. Perfecting a portrait
      7m 43s
    4. Adding realistic reflections
      5m 26s
    5. Applying a LOMO camera effect
      2m 0s
    6. Making pop art
      1m 31s
    7. Using Style Match
      8m 33s
  8. 1h 20m
    1. Full Edit workspace overview
      6m 51s
    2. Working with tabbed documents
      4m 51s
    3. Using tools
      7m 40s
    4. Arranging panels
      5m 18s
    5. Setting preferences
      3m 41s
    6. Using Undo History
      6m 39s
    7. Zooming and navigating
      7m 4s
    8. Creating a blank file
      5m 19s
    9. Photo resizing and resolution
      8m 9s
    10. Cropping and straightening photos
      7m 15s
    11. Recomposing photos
      8m 15s
    12. Enlarging the canvas
      3m 27s
    13. Saving and formats
      5m 46s
  9. 35m 4s
    1. Understanding layers
      7m 17s
    2. Working in the Layers panel
      5m 21s
    3. Using layer masks
      7m 43s
    4. Using layer masks to combine images
      6m 27s
    5. Building composites
      8m 16s
  10. 20m 58s
    1. Selection basics
      3m 22s
    2. Manual selection tools
      3m 19s
    3. Automatic selection tools
      7m 24s
    4. Refining selection edges
      3m 30s
    5. Saving selections
      3m 23s
  11. 1h 21m
    1. Color managing
      7m 14s
    2. Applying Shadow/Highlight adjustments
      2m 42s
    3. Using adjustment layers
      8m 24s
    4. Masking adjustment layers
      7m 38s
    5. Adding a Levels adjustment layer
      6m 8s
    6. Adding a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer
      5m 56s
    7. Adjusting with Color Curves
      4m 14s
    8. Removing a color cast
      3m 37s
    9. Reducing digital noise
      4m 7s
    10. Sharpening photos
      7m 32s
    11. Processing multiple files
      7m 59s
    12. Working with raw photos
      15m 57s
  12. 18m 34s
    1. Using the Smart Brush tools
      6m 16s
    2. Dodging and burning
      2m 29s
    3. Retouching blemishes
      4m 29s
    4. Content-aware healing
      2m 31s
    5. Removing content with the Clone Stamp tool
      2m 49s
  13. 25m 53s
    1. Applying filters
      5m 36s
    2. Adding effects
      2m 34s
    3. Using layer styles
      7m 23s
    4. Using shapes
      4m 46s
    5. Using the Cookie Cutter tool
      2m 19s
    6. Converting color to black and white
      3m 15s
  14. 11m 25s
    1. Creating text
      7m 1s
    2. Editing text
      4m 24s
  15. 1h 25m
    1. Creating a photo collage
      8m 38s
    2. Fine-tuning a photo collage
      8m 3s
    3. Creating greeting cards
      8m 34s
    4. Creating photo calendars
      9m 28s
    5. Creating CD/DVD jackets and labels
      7m 43s
    6. Creating a photo book
      7m 44s
    7. Fine-tuning a photo book
      7m 11s
    8. Creating a slideshow (Windows only)
      8m 0s
    9. Fine-tuning a slideshow (Windows only)
      3m 23s
    10. Creating a flip book (Windows only)
      2m 47s
    11. End to end: Making a scrapbook page
      8m 15s
    12. End to end: Completing a scrapbook page
      5m 24s
  16. 49m 27s
    1. Printing photos
      8m 38s
    2. Contact sheets and picture packages (Windows only)
      6m 40s
    3. Sharing photos by email
      6m 38s
    4. Sharing photos by Photo Mail (Windows only)
      5m 8s
    5. Sharing to Flickr and Facebook
      4m 43s
    6. Saving images for the web
      6m 48s
    7. Signing up for Photoshop.com
      2m 55s
    8. Sharing online albums at Photoshop.com
      5m 4s
    9. Backing up
      2m 53s
  17. 38s
    1. Goodbye
      38s

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Photoshop Elements 9 Essential Training
11h 20m Beginner Nov 23, 2010

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In Photoshop Elements 9 Essential Training, Jan Kabili highlights the key features of this comprehensive image organization and photo enhancement application. She shows how to correct and enhance photographs, and how to organize a growing collection of digital photos. The course also explains how to use photos in creative projects like photo books, calendars, and greeting cards, and how to share work online and in print. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Downloading files from a digital camera
  • Importing photos into an Elements catalog
  • Applying keyword tags
  • Organizing photos into albums and Smart Albums
  • Automatically adjusting photos in Quick Fix
  • Walking through Guided Edit photo techniques
  • Understanding photo resizing and resolution
  • Cropping and straightening photos
  • Making and refining selections
  • Correcting photos in the Full Edit workspace
  • Applying image sharpening
  • Adding text and special effects
  • Creating photo projects, such as greeting cards and calendars
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Photoshop Elements Elements
Author:
Jan Kabili

Mapping photos (Windows only)

A cool way to organize and share your photos is to map them to the location where they were taken. Mac users, this is a Windows-only feature so you may want to skip to the next movie. In the Organizer, I'm still working in Folder Location View, but I could do this if I were working in Thumbnail View also. I'm going to open a map here in the Organizer, by going up to the Window menu and choosing Show Map. That adds this map to the left side of the Organizer. Now, I like allocate more space to the map. So I'm going to close the Task pane on the right and then I'm going to click and drag over the borders between the other columns in order to rearrange them so there's more room for the map.

So I'll click on the border to the left of the Task pane to collapse the Task pane and then I'll move my mouse over this border and I'm going to drag it to the right and I will move my mouse over this border and I'll drag it to the right. Notice that there is a cluster of red pins around the Bay area here in California. That represents the location of some photos that are in my catalog. These were taken with a GPS enabled camera and iPhone camera and Elements was able to use the information that the camera embedded in the photos to locate the photos on this map and place these red pins here automatically.

When you see a cluster of pins like this, as opposed to just one pin, it means that there's more than one photo at that location. Once a pin is placed, either automatically like these were or manually as I will show you how to do in a minute, you can view the photos on the map. I want to make sure that I don't have a Zoom tool selected. When I do that, they also just zoom in and out on the map. So I'll go down to this Navigation area here, where there is a Zoom In tool, a Zoom Out tool, and a Hand tool. The Hand tool is used to move the map around the Window.

I am going to select that one and then I can come in and click and drag to move that map around. I can also move my mouse over that cluster of pins and click and that brings up this little Photo Viewer. Here I can click on these very small thumbnails at the bottom to switch out the view of the photo here. So, this is a way that I can go anywhere where I see a pin on my map and see what photos they took there, which is a fun way to view your travel photos by location. There is an arrow here and that means that there are few more photos in this location.

So I will click the arrow and then I can continue to click on these thumbnails to see a bit larger view here in the Viewer. To close the Viewer, I will click the X on the top-right of the Viewer. I'd like to get a more specific idea of where these photos are located. So I'm going to use the Zoom In tool to zoom in closer to the Bay area in San Francisco. With that tool, I don't want to click right on the red pins but just near them and each time I click, the map zooms in a little closer. Now that I am zoomed in, I can see that those pins aren't exactly right next to each other at all.

There's one here in North Beach where I took one photo and then there's another pin here in Chinatown where I took a couple of photos right next to one another. As I said, these pins were placed here automatically using the information that was embedded into my photos by my camera. But what if you have a camera that doesn't have the ability to embed information about your shooting location in the photos? Well, you can still map them here, but you have to do that manually. One way to manually map a photo is to drag it from the Media Browser onto the map.

For example, I'll go over to my Media Browser and I'm going to scroll down to find this photo that isn't yet on the map and that I didn't take with the iPhone. I am going to click on that thumbnail and I'm going to drag it onto the map and I will release my mouse to place a pin there. And if I click on that pin, you can see the thumbnail of that photo. Now I didn't happen to drop it in exactly the right location, so I'm going to go down to the Navigation area and select this tool; the Move tool. With the Move tool, I can click on that pin and I can drag the pin around on the map.

I think I took this photo just about here, so I'll put the pin there. Another way to place a pin on the map is to type its address into Map view. To show you that, I'm going to scroll up in the Media Browser to find this photo of the Castro Theatre. The Castro Theatre is on Castro Street which may be enough information to locate it on this map. I am going to right click on the Castro Theatre thumbnail in the Media Browser and from the menu that pops up, I am going to choose Place on Map. That opens this box where I can type an address.

Let's see if Castro Street is enough information to locate the theater. I will click Find and Elements thinks that this location is in San Francisco, California. That's correct. So with that selected, I am going to click OK and that drops a pin here on Castro Street. If I knew the exact street address, I could have gotten even closer to the right location for the theater, but I will leave it here for now. One of the nice things about this map is I can view it in different ways. Right now, I'm looking at the Standard Map view, but if I go down to the Map menu at the bottom-right of the map and click, I can choose an Aerial view by selecting Satellite or I can see a Hybrid view that is the Aerial view with the Map view overlaid.

This is really my favorite view. Now, once the photo is pinned to this map, either automatically or manually, I can find where the photo is on the map by using the media browser. I'll go back over to the Media Browser and I am going to scroll down to this photo that I took not in San Francisco but rather in Carmel, California. I will right-click or Ctrl+click with a one-button mouse on that thumbnail in the Media Browser and I'll ask Elements to show me where that photo is on the map. Here in the map, Elements went right to Carmel, California, and there is the pin for this particular photo that was added there automatically, based on the location information in the photo.

If I get the Hand tool and I click on that pin, you can see a Thumbnail of the photo. I will close that by clicking the X. Another thing I can do with the map is to use the map to locate a particular photo in my Media Browser. So let's say that I want to select a photo of Chinatown in the Media Browser. Assume that I have a lot of photos in my Media Browser; the easiest way to find one is sometimes to locate it on this map. To do that, I am going to zoom out so that I can get to San Francisco more easily. So I'll get the Zoom Out tool down here and then I'll click several times on the map.

I am zoomed way in so that the only pins that I can see on the map are these two pins that are in Chinatown. Now I'm going to go down to the bottom- left of the map and put a check mark in the box to limit the search to this map area. Now, over here in the Media Browser, I can see just the photos that I took in Chinatown. So I could select and work on one of these photos. So the Map feature in Elements Organizer for Windows is a useful way to find and view your photos. You can also use it to share your travel photos based on location by going down to the Share button here and clicking.

You'll find that Map View is especially handy if you shoot with a GPS enabled camera or camera phone which takes photos that are automatically pinned to the Organizer's map.

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