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Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 03 Sharing and Printing Photos

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A picture package is an image file that contains one or more photos, usually printed at different sizes, like the senior portrait picture package you may have had in high school. On Windows, you can create a picture package either for the Organizer, or from the Editor, from the Create menu. I'm going to start here in the Organizer. You can't select photos to include in your picture package, or if you have selected a folder, as I have here, you can just go to the Create menu, and choose Photo Prints, and then Picture Package. You will be asked if you want to print all of the displayed photos; in other words, all of the photos in the selected folder.
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  1. 6m 54s
    1. Welcome
      1m 3s
    2. Using the exercise files
      5m 51s
  2. 15m 56s
    1. Creating a contact book
      2m 28s
    2. Sharing photos as email attachments
      4m 16s
    3. Embedding photos in Photo Mail (Windows only)
      5m 3s
    4. Sharing PDF slideshows via email
      4m 9s
  3. 23m 41s
    1. Sharing photos on Facebook
      4m 15s
    2. Sharing photos on Flickr
      4m 10s
    3. Sharing photos on SmugMug
      5m 16s
    4. Sharing videos on YouTube
      3m 11s
    5. Sharing videos on Vimeo
      3m 17s
    6. Sharing photos among devices with Adobe Revel
      3m 32s
  4. 15m 19s
    1. Creating albums
      3m 51s
    2. Sharing albums on Photoshop Showcase
      7m 6s
    3. Exporting albums to a drive or disc
      4m 22s
  5. 19m 47s
    1. Setting image size and resolution for print
      8m 8s
    2. Setting image size for online sharing
      2m 52s
    3. Processing multiple photos
      4m 46s
    4. Watermarking photos
      4m 1s
  6. 52m 22s
    1. Creating a color-managed environment
      8m 47s
    2. Desktop photo printing from the Editor on Windows
      12m 38s
    3. Desktop photo printing from the Organizer on Windows
      3m 5s
    4. Desktop photo printing on a Mac
      9m 43s
    5. Printing contact sheets on Windows
      2m 49s
    6. Printing contact sheets on Macs
      4m 45s
    7. Printing picture packages on Windows
      3m 59s
    8. Printing picture packages on Macs
      5m 34s
    9. Ordering commercially printed photos
      1m 2s
  7. 13m 48s
    1. Optimizing photos with Save for Web
      8m 57s
    2. Exporting photos from the Organizer
      4m 51s
  8. 33s
    1. Next steps
      33s

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Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 03 Sharing and Printing Photos
2h 28m Beginner Jan 23, 2013

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Photos deserve to be seen, and in this course, author Jan Kabili details the features that Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 provides for printing photos, emailing them, and sharing both photos and videos online.

Jan explores online sharing features of Photoshop Elements 11: emailing photos, sharing them on Facebook and Flickr, and uploading video clips on YouTube, Vimeo, and the Adobe Photoshop Showcase service. The course also offers some advanced tips on preparing photos for publishing on the web and for exporting photos in various formats and sizes. The course wraps with a look at printing photos on both Windows and Mac OS computers, and ordering prints through Photoshop Elements 11.

Topics include:
  • Creating a contact book
  • Emailing photos and PDF slideshows
  • Sharing photos on Facebook, Flickr, and SmugMug
  • Sharing videos
  • Creating interactive albums
  • Exporting albums to a drive or disk
  • Preparing photos for print
  • Watermarking photos
  • Printing on Mac and Windows
Subjects:
Photography Printing Photos Sharing Photos
Software:
Photoshop Elements Elements
Author:
Jan Kabili

Printing picture packages on Windows

A picture package is an image file that contains one or more photos, usually printed at different sizes, like the senior portrait picture package you may have had in high school. On Windows, you can create a picture package either for the Organizer, or from the Editor, from the Create menu. I'm going to start here in the Organizer. You can't select photos to include in your picture package, or if you have selected a folder, as I have here, you can just go to the Create menu, and choose Photo Prints, and then Picture Package. You will be asked if you want to print all of the displayed photos; in other words, all of the photos in the selected folder.

I'm going to say Yes. That opens the Prints dialog box. This is the same dialog box that we walked through when I was explaining how to make individual prints, so I'm not going to spend a lot of time on all of those settings. You can look back at the movies on printing to find out what all the settings here do. The one thing that's different when you're making a picture package is that step four, Select Type of Print, is set to Picture Package. I'm using the default paper size here, which is Letter Size paper. The default Layout for Letter Size paper is the one you see here; two images printed on the same page, and by default, those will be two of the photos that you've opened into the Prints dialog box.

But if you want to have a more traditional picture package, which is the same photo printed on one page, then come down to Fill Page With First Photo, and check there. That gives you two copies of the first photo on this page, and I now have two pages in my picture package. So, if I click the arrow down here, I can see the second page; two copies of a different photo. I'll go back to the first page. In step five, you can select from a number of different layouts. The layouts that you will see in this dropdown menu are different depending on the paper size that you have selected in step three.

There are lots of different options here. If you select an option, it's going to produce a layout that's larger than the paper size, you will get this warning that some clipping will occur. If I click OK, Elements will still create the picture package for me, but it will clip the photos a little bit. If I come up to step three, and I choose a different paper size, maybe this large A4 size paper, then I get different layout options in step five. Here, for example, is a very traditional looking picture package, with the same photo printed multiple times at different sizes, and if I click the arrow, you can see that I have the same photo, also at different sizes, in this picture package.

Down here I can select a frame for the photos in the picture package from one of several graphic frames. There is an Antique Oval, an Antique Rectangle, and more. I will put that back to None for now. By default, Crop to Fit is checked, and what that does is size all the photos in the picture package to fit in their placeholders. This blue line around the first photo is a placeholder for that photo. If I were to uncheck Crop to Fit, you can see that this particular photo is a little bit narrower than its placeholder.

So, when I do check Crop to Fit, Elements upsizes that photo a bit, so that it's wide enough to fill this placeholder, and in that process, it crops off a bit of the height of this photo. Here I can choose how many copies of my picture package I want to print. If I were to choose 3 here, I'd actually get 6 pages, because I have two separate pages in this picture package, and I will get three copies of each page. So, now I'm all done setting up my picture package. It's time to print, so I'll click the Print button here.

In this case, the sizing of the images for the picture package is going to result in some of them being rendered at less than the ideal resolution; the number of pixels per inch for printing. If that's the case, you may want to go out and make a larger copy of your photo from your original, and then make a picture package with the larger photos. But I'm going to go ahead and click Continue here, and that will cause Elements to send my picture package directly for printing to my desktop inkjet printer.

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