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In this course, author Jan Kabili introduces the photo organizing, editing, and sharing features of Adobe Photoshop Elements 10, the less expensive version of Photoshop that’s ideal for casual photographers who want to achieve professional results. The course covers importing, organizing, and finding photos with the Organizer. It explains how and when to use each of the editing workspaces—from the simple Quick Fix and Guided Edit workspaces to the Full Edit workspace for enhancing your photos—including making photo corrections, retouching, compositing images, and adding text. The final chapter offers creative ways to share photos with Elements, including print projects like greeting cards, calendars, and books, emailing photos, and posting them on Facebook and Flickr.
If you don't want to print your photos yourself on your desktop printer, you can have someone else do the work of printing them for you. You can either order prints in Elements from Adobe's online printing partners Shutterfly or Kodak Gallery, or you could take your photos out of the Organizer and put them on a disk or a thumb drive and take them to a retail outlet for printing. So let's talk about how to order prints from inside of Elements through Adobe's partners. If your photos are in the Organizer, then start by selecting those that you want to print.
Even if you don't have your photos in the Organizer, you can still print them through Elements, but you'll have to start in the Editor and open those photos in the Editor. In either case, then go to the Create tab in the column on the right of the Organizer or the Editor and choose Photo Prints and then choose Order Prints from Shutterfly or Order Prints from Kodak Gallery. In either case, if you click, that will open an online ordering window. It looks a little different for each of the two printing services, but basically, you just have to log in and you'll be presented with some ordering instructions to complete your print order.
You can order different sized photos, multiple copies of a photo, and even have prints sent to someone else as a gift. Of course, all of this comes with fees. I'm going to close this ordering window. To talk about how you can prepare your photos to put them on a DVD or a CD or a thumb drive and take them to a retail outlet for printing, maybe a photo kiosk or a local store, first, you want to check the requirements of that photo printing service, find out what file type they need, and at what size. And if they ask for files in a format that's different than the way you have them or if they ask for files in a size that you don't yet have, there are a couple of features you can use to process a batch of files all at once to prepare them to be printed.
One of those features we already looked at in detail in a previous movie, and that's over in the Editor. So I'm going to deselect here and go over to the full photo edit workspace to remind you of the Process Multiple Files command under the File menu. If you go back and listen to this movie again, you'll remember that you can take a whole batch of files and give them different names, change their sizes, and change their file types, all automatically from this really useful window. I'm going to click Cancel here and go back to the Organizer to show you a feature that's new and that is a Windows-only feature but it is a useful one.
I'm going to select a couple of photos in the Organizer, and then I'll go to the File menu and I'll go down to the Export As New File(s) command. In this dialog box, I'll set up some parameters for creating copies of these photos. Nothing I do here will change the original photos, but I'll be able to export a copy either in the original format or as JPEG, PNG, TIFF, or PSD. I also will have opportunity to change the size of the file and to change filenames of a whole batch of photos at once by clicking Common Base Name and typing something in here.
So I might type my name. I'll choose a location for the exported files, I'll just put them on my Desktop, and I'll click Export, and Elements tells me that I've successfully exported those files. I'll click OK and now all I'd have to do is go out to my Desktop, find those files, and either drag them onto a thumb drive or a hard drive or bring them to a CD or a DVD using the burning software on my computer. Now say that I didn't have to make changes to my files before I took them to a photo kiosk or a retail store.
They were all ready to go in the proper format and I didn't need to resize them. Well, in that case all I would have to do is select files here in the Organizer and drag them from the Organizer out to my Desktop, or you could select files in the Organizer and burn them directly from Elements to a CD or DVD, and that's done by opening photos in the Editor. So I have a couple of photos elected here in the Organizer, I'll open those in the Editor, and then in the Editor, I'll go to the Share tab, I'll go down to More Options, and I'll select CD/DVD from there to use Elements' feature for burning data to a CD or DVD.
I'm going to cancel out of there for now. So those are a number of different ways that you can have someone else do the work of printing your photos for you.
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