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Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows Essential Training
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Printing contact sheets and picture packages


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Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows Essential Training

with Jan Kabili

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When it comes to printing multiple photos from Elements, you have several choices. You can make an individual print of each photo, which can be done from either the Editor or the Organizer or you can make a Contact Sheet which is a sheet of thumbnails of your photos that you can then print out and used as a physical record of what you have in your computer or you can print a picture package of different sized full versions of your photos. Contact Sheets and picture packages are best printed from the Organizer, because if you try to do it from the Editor by choosing File and Print, and then working in the Print dialog box, you'll get sent back to the Organizer anyway.
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  1. 10m 20s
    1. Welcome
      1m 13s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 35s
    3. Launching the Welcome screen
      3m 12s
    4. Touring Elements
      4m 20s
  2. 29m 45s
    1. Working with catalogs
      3m 16s
    2. Getting photos from your hard drive
      2m 49s
    3. Changing thumbnail display options
      4m 35s
    4. Getting photos from a camera or card
      9m 43s
    5. Getting photos from a CD/DVD or an external drive
      4m 46s
    6. Getting photos from a scanner
      4m 36s
  3. 43m 15s
    1. Touring the Organizer interface
      5m 44s
    2. Viewing photos
      5m 11s
    3. Selecting photos
      2m 58s
    4. Rotating photos
      2m 39s
    5. Renaming photos
      2m 7s
    6. Fixing photo dates
      2m 0s
    7. Hiding and deleting photos
      5m 24s
    8. Stacking photos
      8m 9s
    9. Moving files
      4m 43s
    10. Backing up catalogs
      4m 20s
  4. 52m 4s
    1. Applying keyword tags
      8m 33s
    2. Finding photos by keyword tags
      3m 41s
    3. Finding photos with the Keyword Tag Cloud
      1m 56s
    4. Applying Smart Tags
      4m 29s
    5. Automatically tagging people in photos
      7m 54s
    6. Applying star ratings
      2m 48s
    7. Organizing photos in albums
      4m 10s
    8. Organizing photos in Smart Albums
      6m 44s
    9. Finding photos with Text Search
      4m 31s
    10. Finding photos from the Find menu
      5m 10s
    11. Finding photos in the Timeline
      2m 8s
  5. 29m 18s
    1. Working with photos in Full Screen view
      11m 12s
    2. Viewing slideshows in Full Screen view
      4m 10s
    3. Comparing photos
      5m 22s
    4. Using Date View
      3m 41s
    5. Mapping photos
      4m 53s
  6. 56m 46s
    1. Applying Photo Fix options in the Organizer
      8m 22s
    2. Touring the Quick Fix workspace in the Editor
      6m 12s
    3. Applying Quick Fix controls
      11m 10s
    4. Using Quick Fix tools
      11m 2s
    5. Working in Guided Edit in the Editor
      4m 45s
    6. Fixing group shots in Guided Edit
      5m 57s
    7. Applying the Scene Cleaner in Guided Edit
      9m 18s
  7. 1h 12m
    1. Touring the Full Edit interface
      5m 5s
    2. Opening files in Full Edit
      2m 13s
    3. Working with tabbed documents
      6m 57s
    4. Using tools
      6m 11s
    5. Setting editing preferences
      4m 22s
    6. Adjusting color settings
      4m 18s
    7. Using Undo History
      5m 56s
    8. Zooming and navigating
      6m 30s
    9. Creating a blank file
      5m 58s
    10. Photo resizing and resolution
      9m 59s
    11. Using the Recompose tool
      3m 8s
    12. Enlarging the canvas
      3m 49s
    13. Saving files
      7m 47s
  8. 17m 36s
    1. Understanding layers
      3m 28s
    2. Working in the Layers panel
      4m 51s
    3. Combining images with layer masks
      9m 17s
  9. 19m 54s
    1. Understanding selections
      2m 27s
    2. Manual selection tools
      7m 6s
    3. Automatic selection tools
      6m 27s
    4. Modifying and saving selections
      3m 54s
  10. 1h 0m
    1. Cropping and straightening
      3m 49s
    2. Applying a Shadows/Highlights adjustment
      2m 54s
    3. Applying adjustment layers
      7m 53s
    4. Adding a Levels adjustment layer
      4m 12s
    5. Merging multiple exposures
      6m 33s
    6. Adding a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer
      3m 54s
    7. Adjusting with Color Curves
      3m 39s
    8. Removing a color cast
      3m 21s
    9. Correcting skin tone
      2m 34s
    10. Reducing digital noise
      4m 4s
    11. Sharpening photos
      7m 42s
    12. Working with raw photos
      9m 52s
  11. 24m 50s
    1. Using the Smart Brush tool
      7m 52s
    2. Using the Detail Smart Brush tool
      4m 26s
    3. Dodging and burning
      2m 18s
    4. Healing wrinkles and blemishes
      5m 17s
    5. Removing content with the Clone Stamp tool
      3m 41s
    6. Removing red-eye
      1m 16s
  12. 31m 3s
    1. Applying filters
      5m 8s
    2. Adding effects
      3m 16s
    3. Running automated actions
      1m 51s
    4. Using layer styles
      6m 6s
    5. Using shapes
      8m 12s
    6. Using the Cookie Cutter tool
      3m 13s
    7. Converting color to black and white
      3m 17s
  13. 9m 29s
    1. Creating text
      5m 8s
    2. Editing text
      2m 59s
    3. Warping text
      1m 22s
  14. 38m 50s
    1. Making a photo book
      8m 26s
    2. Making a photo collage
      9m 0s
    3. Creating a slideshow
      11m 25s
    4. Stitching a photo panorama
      4m 3s
    5. Preparing images for the web
      5m 56s
  15. 33m 54s
    1. Printing photos
      2m 58s
    2. Printing contact sheets and picture packages
      4m 58s
    3. Sending photos by email and Photo Mail
      5m 57s
    4. Burning photos to CD/DVD
      1m 17s
    5. Ordering prints and books
      1m 59s
    6. Signing up for Photoshop.com
      3m 15s
    7. Sharing photos online at Photoshop.com
      7m 40s
    8. Backing up and synchronizing online
      3m 40s
    9. Getting inspiration from Adobe.com
      2m 10s
  16. 26s
    1. Goodbye
      26s

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Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows Essential Training
8h 50m Beginner Sep 23, 2009

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Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows Essential Training highlights the important features of this comprehensive image organization and photo enhancement application. Photographer Jan Kabili shows how to use Photoshop Elements to organize and edit photos, build photos into projects like slideshows and photo books, and share photos with family and friends. Jan explains how to train Photoshop Elements 8 to recognize and tag faces, use the Smart Brush for targeted adjustments, and share photos using Adobe's online service, photoshop.com. She also dives deep into the application's editing tools, which rival those of the full product, Photoshop, in their ability to take snapshots and turn them into great photos. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Finding photos by keywords, tags, and ratings
  • Mapping photos
  • Applying Photomerge Exposure in Guided Edit
  • Adding adjustment layers to correct a photo's tone and color
  • Reducing digital noise in photos
  • Creating a photo slideshow with audio and transitions
  • Preparing photos for the web
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Photoshop Elements Elements
Author:
Jan Kabili

Printing contact sheets and picture packages

When it comes to printing multiple photos from Elements, you have several choices. You can make an individual print of each photo, which can be done from either the Editor or the Organizer or you can make a Contact Sheet which is a sheet of thumbnails of your photos that you can then print out and used as a physical record of what you have in your computer or you can print a picture package of different sized full versions of your photos. Contact Sheets and picture packages are best printed from the Organizer, because if you try to do it from the Editor by choosing File and Print, and then working in the Print dialog box, you'll get sent back to the Organizer anyway.

So I'm here in the Organizer. I'm going to select these four photos by clicking on the first, holding the Shift key, and clicking on the last. Then I'll go to the File menu and I'm going to choose Print. In the Print's dialog box, I'll first go to step number four and I'm going to decide whether I want to print Individual Prints, Contact Sheet, or Picture Package. I'll start with Individual Prints and show you that. Here in the Organizer, you can get more than one individual print on a page as long as they fit on the paper. So, for example, I have letter-sized paper selected here and I've chosen as the print size 4x6 inches and I have Crop to Fit checked.

If I change the print size to something larger say 8x10, I'll get just one print on each piece of paper and then I can preview each print by clicking the arrows down here and that takes me from paper to paper. As always when I'm printing, I have to select my printer as well. So I go up to this first step and I'm going to choose my Epson Stylus printer there. I'm going to leave all these print settings as they are, but this is where you go to do things like change the type of paper in which you are going to print as I covered in the last movie.

Down here is the Crop to Fit field, if I uncheck that, I'll see the entire full frame image. If I Crop to Fit, the image is resized to fit the paper. So in this case, I would uncheck Crop to Fit to get my full frame image for the sake of the composition. I also can choose how many copies of each image to print right here. So that's how to print multiple individual prints. Now what if I change step four from Individual Prints to Contact Sheet? Now I have a series of thumbnails that represent each of my images and as I mentioned, a Contact Sheet like this can be useful to have a physical record of the images on your computer.

With the Contact Sheet, if I check Crop to Fit, each thumbnail will be the same size. If I uncheck that, then the thumbnails change in size to correspond to the size and orientation of each photo. I usually leave Crop to Fit checked, knowing that I'm not necessarily seeing the entire photo in each one of these thumbnails. I can change the layout of my Contact Sheet by going to the Columns field and changing it perhaps the two columns and that not only changes the number of columns, but also the size of each thumbnail in the Contact Sheet.

So it's also a good idea I think to show Print options here. I can choose to label each thumbnail with the date, with a caption, if I've added one, and with the file name. Although it's difficult to read then here, you might be able to see that to the bottom left of each thumbnail, I now have the date and the file name. If I have so many images open that I have more than one page in my Contact Sheet, I'll be able to cycle through those pages using this left arrow and this right arrow. There is one more kind of multiple print and that is a Picture Package. Here in step four, I'll change the menu to Picture Package and I then I'll go down to step five and select a layout.

Right now, this is set to give me two images each 3x5. If I change that say to four images 3.5x5, that's what the Organizer will print for me. If I choose to Fill Page With First Photo, then I'll get four of the first image that's open and I'll get a separate page for each of the four images. I'll move through those pages like this to show you. I can also select a frame that will appear around each image in the picture package. There are some interesting ones here. I'm going to try the Brushed Antique Rectangle, and then as I cycle through the pages, you'll see that same frame on each image.

There is also a Crop to Fit field here with which I suggest you experiment to get just the fit that you want. With any of the three types of multiple prints, when I'm done setting my options here, I'll click the Print button. This warning is telling me that in order to fit four images on a page, because of the Picture Package layout that I happen to have chosen, Elements is going to have to reduce the resolution of each of the images. I usually don't mind that when I'm doing a Contact Sheet and sometimes when I'm doing a Picture Package, I'm not as particular about resolution as I would be for individual prints.

So I'm just going to click Continue and the Organizer goes ahead and prints to my desktop printer and takes a back to the images in the Organizer. So that's how to take digital images to print from Elements' Organizer in the form of a Picture Package, a Contact Sheet, or multiple individual prints.

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