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If you want to physically move a file from one location on your computer to another or from your main hard drive to an external drive, please remember to do that from the Organizer rather than directly in Windows. Otherwise the Organizer can't necessarily keep track of the file and it may go missing from the catalog. But don't worry. If it does go missing, Elements will do its best to help reconnect the file to the catalog system. Let's see how this works. I'm working in my 02_09_moving folder inside the Chapter 02 Exercise Files folder.
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  1. 9m 23s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. What is Photoshop Elements?
      6m 59s
    3. Using the example files
      1m 30s
  2. 22m 34s
    1. Understanding the Organizer's catalog system
      3m 17s
    2. Getting photos from files and folders
      5m 41s
    3. Getting photos from a digital camera
      7m 27s
    4. Getting photos from offline media
      3m 7s
    5. Getting photos from a scanner
      3m 2s
  3. 35m 0s
    1. Touring the Organizer interface
      5m 30s
    2. Viewing photos
      2m 19s
    3. Selecting photos
      1m 52s
    4. Rotating photos
      2m 7s
    5. Renaming photos
      1m 57s
    6. Fixing photo dates
      1m 56s
    7. Hiding and deleting photos
      4m 50s
    8. Stacking photos
      7m 33s
    9. Moving files
      4m 1s
    10. Backing up
      2m 55s
  4. 31m 50s
    1. Tagging photos
      8m 38s
    2. Finding photos by tags
      3m 57s
    3. Tagging face photos
      3m 1s
    4. Using albums and Smart Albums
      7m 43s
    5. Finding photos with Text Search
      3m 34s
    6. Finding photos from the Find menu
      2m 57s
    7. Finding photos in the Timeline
      2m 0s
  5. 16m 27s
    1. Reviewing photos in Full Screen view
      5m 28s
    2. Comparing photos
      4m 9s
    3. Using Date view
      2m 54s
    4. Using Map view
      3m 56s
  6. 33m 3s
    1. Automatically fixing photos in the Organizer
      7m 58s
    2. Semi-automatically fixing photos with Quick Fix
      10m 39s
    3. Using the Guided Edit mode
      4m 33s
    4. Fixing group shots automatically
      3m 44s
    5. Removing stray content with the Scene Cleaner
      6m 9s
  7. 57m 41s
    1. Touring the Full Edit interface
      4m 46s
    2. Opening a file
      2m 6s
    3. Creating a blank file
      4m 36s
    4. Using tools
      8m 5s
    5. Setting Edit preferences
      4m 31s
    6. Adjusting Color settings
      5m 18s
    7. Using the Undo History command
      3m 48s
    8. Zooming and navigating
      6m 7s
    9. Resizing photos and adjusting resolution
      8m 23s
    10. Enlarging the canvas
      3m 24s
    11. Saving files
      6m 37s
  8. 13m 36s
    1. Understanding layers
      4m 38s
    2. Working in the Layers palette
      4m 4s
    3. Using layer masks
      4m 54s
  9. 17m 50s
    1. Understanding selections
      1m 15s
    2. Manual selection tools
      6m 20s
    3. Automatic selection tools
      6m 25s
    4. Modifying and saving selections
      3m 50s
  10. 40m 53s
    1. Straightening and cropping
      2m 46s
    2. Using the Shadow/Highlight adjustment
      2m 41s
    3. Adjusting with Levels
      5m 0s
    4. Adjusting with Hue/Saturation
      3m 14s
    5. Using Color Curves
      4m 44s
    6. Removing a color cast
      4m 9s
    7. Correcting skin tone
      2m 20s
    8. Reducing digital noise
      2m 47s
    9. Sharpening photos
      6m 27s
    10. Editing raw photos
      6m 45s
  11. 25m 21s
    1. Using the new Smart Brush tool
      5m 50s
    2. Using the Smart Brush Detail tool
      3m 13s
    3. Dodging and burning
      1m 58s
    4. Healing wrinkles and blemishes
      3m 51s
    5. Removing content
      2m 9s
    6. Using the Red Eye tool
      1m 11s
    7. Using the Whiten Teeth tool
      1m 48s
    8. Using the Blue Skies Tool
      1m 28s
    9. Using the Black/White tool
      1m 13s
    10. Converting color to black and white
      2m 40s
  12. 22m 10s
    1. Applying filters
      6m 21s
    2. Applying effects
      3m 53s
    3. Using layer styles
      5m 13s
    4. Using shapes
      4m 49s
    5. Using the Cookie Cutter tool
      1m 54s
  13. 7m 34s
    1. Creating text
      4m 6s
    2. Editing text
      1m 58s
    3. Warping text
      1m 30s
  14. 38m 38s
    1. Making a photo book
      10m 0s
    2. Making a photo collage
      8m 10s
    3. Creating a slideshow
      10m 11s
    4. Making a panorama
      3m 50s
    5. Preparing images for the web
      4m 6s
    6. Using automated actions
      2m 21s
  15. 9m 50s
    1. Using email and Photo Mail
      4m 42s
    2. Printing your photos
      2m 55s
    3. Using Quick Share
      2m 13s
  16. 19m 17s
    1. Signing up for Photoshop.com
      3m 33s
    2. Viewing and sharing your photos online
      6m 0s
    3. Backing up and synchronizing albums online
      6m 28s
    4. Accessing ongoing inspiration from Adobe.com
      3m 16s
  17. 36s
    1. Goodbye
      36s

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Photoshop Elements 7 for Windows Essential Training
6h 41m Beginner Sep 26, 2008

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Photoshop Elements 7 is packed with features to help amateur photographers with every stage of digital photo processing, from getting organized to sharing projects with family and friends. In Photoshop Elements 7 for Windows Essential Training, Jan Kabili shares workflow techniques for organizing, editing, creating projects, and sharing. She also demonstrates how to enhance photos with this budget-friendly software. Jan explains the latest updates to the Organizer and Editor workspaces, and also covers new features like the Smart Brush tool and Photoshop.com integration. Elements is very well known for its project features, and Jan shows how to create books, collages, panoramas, and more. Example files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Getting photos from a camera, scanner, or files
  • Organizing and finding photos with tags, albums, and Smart Collections
  • Using automatic and guided edit tools for common fixes
  • Mastering Full Edit mode for refining, retouching, and photo editing
  • Adding special effects and text
  • Sharing and backing up images on Photoshop.com
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Photoshop Elements Elements
Author:
Jan Kabili

Moving files

If you want to physically move a file from one location on your computer to another or from your main hard drive to an external drive, please remember to do that from the Organizer rather than directly in Windows. Otherwise the Organizer can't necessarily keep track of the file and it may go missing from the catalog. But don't worry. If it does go missing, Elements will do its best to help reconnect the file to the catalog system. Let's see how this works. I'm working in my 02_09_moving folder inside the Chapter 02 Exercise Files folder.

I'm going to select this file guitar8.jpg in the Photo Browser. Then I'm going up to the File menu at the top of the screen and I'm going to choose Move. This gives me a dialog box from which I can move this particular file from inside the Organizer to some other place on my computer. So for example, if I wanted to move this file to the desktop, I would click Browse and navigate to the Desktop on my computer and click OK. If at this point I decide that I would like to add other files to the bunch of files that are going to move, I'll click the Add Symbol down here and in this dialog box, I can choose individual items visually so I could click on another file and move that one, I'll uncheck that or I could choose to move my entire catalog, a particular album, etc.

I'm just going to move this one file so I'm going to cancel this and back in the Move Selected Items dialog box I'll click OK. Now in the Photo Browser, right above the thumbnail the path designation tells me that this file now physically lives on the desktop of my computer rather than inside the Exercise Files folder where it use to live. Elements has automatically reconnected the Organizer to that file so that the Organizer can keep track of the file and perform all the functions on that file that it could have when the file was inside the Exercise Files folder.

Now let's see what happens if you move a file the wrong way, out in the Windows Explorer. To do that I'm going to minimize the Organizer window from up in the top right corner by clicking this Minus sign that shows you my desktop and there you can see that indeed the guitar8 photo is now living on the desktop. I'm going to manually move it from here back into the Exercise Files folder. I'll double-click the Exercise Files folder, I'll double-click the Chapter 2 subfolder and to the 02_09_moving sub- folder. And then I'm just going to drag guitar8 from the desktop into that exercise files subfolder and close this window. I'm going down to the task bar to maximize the Elements' Organizer again.

Now when you look at the path above the photo thumbnail, Elements' Organizer still thinks that that photo is on the desktop as it says right here. It's important that Elements know where the photo really lives so that it can keep track of it. There are two ways to reconnect this photo. One is automatic, one is manual. If you were to try to do something to this photo like, for example, to adjust its date and time then Elements would automatically go out and try to find the photo in its new location and reconnect. And that sometimes happens so fast that you don't even realize that it's happened. However, if you don't plan to do anything to the photo but you still want to make sure that you have reconnected it, you can reconnect it manually.

The way to do that is just click at the File menu at the top of the screen down to Reconnect and over to Missing File. As soon as I did that, Elements went out and very quickly found the new location of this photo and now when you look at the path above the photo in the Photo Browser you can see that now Elements realizes that the physical file is actually inside the Exercise Files folder Chapter 2 subfolder 02_09_moving where I physically put it a few seconds ago. So the main point to take from this movie is to remember that if you want to move files around, try to do that from inside the Organizer catalog using the File > Move feature rather than doing it physically out in Windows. But if you do, do it outside of the Organizer, Elements will help you to find and reconnect the file.

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