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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're like me, you probably can't wait to see your photos after a shoot. The Full Screen view in Elements' Organizer is a great place to do that. It offers a nice big view of each photo and it can display your photos as an automatic slideshow, complete with music, while you sit back and enjoy the photos. I'm going to start this lesson in Folder Location view because I want to use just these particular photos in my Full Screen view slideshow. You can also do a Full Screen view slideshow starting in Thumbnail view. I will select the photos to include clicking on the first, Holding the Shift key and clicking on the last to select all in between.
And then I'm going to take these photos into Full Screen view. To do that I will go up to the bar just above the Media Browser and I will click this icon, which is a shortcut for View, Edit and Organize in Full Screen. And that opens the first of my photos in Full Screen view. You may have noticed those panels that appeared for a moment on the left. We are going to talk about those in the next movie. Before I use those panels to do some quick editing and organizing to my photos, I usually like to just go through them and see what I have. The fastest way to do that here in Full Screen view is to move my cursor, which brings up this control bar at the bottom of the screen, and then going down to that control bar and clicking the Play arrow right in the middle of the control bar.
(music playing) As you saw, that started the slideshow with its default settings. I stopped the slideshow by moving my cursor you to bring up the control bar and clicking in that same spot, because I saw a couple of things that I want to change about my slideshow right off the bat. One of those is that I don't want my photos to enlarge to fill my entire monitor, because I am using a big monitor and these particular photos just don't have enough resolution to look good on this large monitor.
Also, I would like there to be some nice transitions between the photos in the slideshow. So, I'm going to go into the slideshow settings. To do that I will move my cursor to bring the control bar back and in the control bar, I am going to click this wrench icon, to open the Settings dialog. Here I'm going to uncheck Allow Photos to be Resize and I'm going to choose to show a filmstrip over on the right side of my screen, which will give me more control about which photo I'm looking at at the moment. There are other options here that you can explore. For example, you can have the slideshow start playing automatically when you come into Full Screen view.
You can have the slideshow repeat after it's finished. You can change the duration of each slide onscreen, and you can even change the background music. I'm just going to click OK here. And right away you can see that the photo that was selected is not feeling my full screen. It's no longer being resized. It's appearing here at 100% view. And over on the right, I do have the filmstrip, so I can click on whichever photo I want to start the slideshow with. I will go right up to the top and start with that one. I said I would also like to have some transition between these sides, so I'm going to move my mouse to bring the control bar back and I'm going to click on this icon, the one with the curved arrow, which will bring up the Transitions dialog box.
Here I have a choice of four transitions between my slides. If I move my mouse over one of these, I get a little preview of what it does. There's the Classic transition that jumps from slide to slide, the Fade In and Fade Out transition, Pan and Zoom, and 3D Pixelate. I'm going to choose the Fade In and Fade Out transition and then click Ok. And now I will start the slideshow again. I will move my mouse to bring up the control bar and click the Play button, and just sit back and review my photos.
(music playing) So that gives me a quick look at these photos that were shot in Monterosso, Italy this spring, and I have a sense of which ones I like, which ones I might want to edit, and how I may want to organize them.
Now keep in mind that a Full Screen view slideshow is a temporary slideshow. It can't be saved or posted online or emailed to friends. Later in the course, I will show you how to make a more permanent slideshow that you can share with others. But this Full Screen slideshow is a really nice way for you to quickly enjoy a personal review of your photos.
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