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Saving versions

From: Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training

Video: Saving versions

With this movie, I would like to show you how to save your images nondestructively using the Save As command. I'm currently in the Bridge application and I'm viewing our exercise files folder here in the Content panel. I'd like to double-click on the catalog images folder in order to reveal all the images inside of that folder here in the Content panel in Bridge. What I'd like to do is access a specific file and make a change to it in the Elements' Editing workspace. To access that file, I'm going to click on the Enzo year 1 keyword tag that's available here in the Filter panel. This is a keyword tag that I have created earlier. I'm going to click on that in order to display only the images that have that tag applied.

Saving versions

With this movie, I would like to show you how to save your images nondestructively using the Save As command. I'm currently in the Bridge application and I'm viewing our exercise files folder here in the Content panel. I'd like to double-click on the catalog images folder in order to reveal all the images inside of that folder here in the Content panel in Bridge. What I'd like to do is access a specific file and make a change to it in the Elements' Editing workspace. To access that file, I'm going to click on the Enzo year 1 keyword tag that's available here in the Filter panel. This is a keyword tag that I have created earlier. I'm going to click on that in order to display only the images that have that tag applied.

Now, that they are here in the Content panel, I'd actually like to select this particular Enzo_Halloween image from 2007. I will double-click that to open it up inside of the Editing workspace in Elements. So what I want to do here is actually remove a color cast. It has a bit of a yellow color cast that's a predominant color throughout the image and that is not desirable at least not in this instance. So we want to remove that and we want to do it quickly and easily and I'm going to do that under the Enhance menu. Go under Adjust Color. I'm going to choose Remove Color Cast and I'm going to remove this dialog box, which actually is explaining what we need to do. Just click on a part of the image that should be either gray, white or black in order to correct it. So that's what I'm going to do. I'm going to click on this Tile here and remove the color cast, I actually did a really, really good job. All right, I will click OK.

I have made my change. So now, I'm through adjusting this image and I want to go ahead and save it. If I go under the File menu, you'll see we have Save, Save As and Save for Web. Well, Save for Web is going to actually allow us to change the resolution and the size of the image specifically for a web display and that's not exactly what we're doing right now. Right now we're just saving our edits to the image. If we choose Save, it's going to right over the original on our computer. So we would no longer have the original image and that's something that I think you should try to avoid because when you're making edits to your images, although they may look right to you on screen now, you may decide later that maybe you overdid it with a particular adjustment and want to go back to the original image and if you save over it, you won't be able to do that. So rather than choosing Save, I recommend that you always, always, always choose Save As.

When you do that, you have this dialog box that appears, Save As dialog box. You can change the name. You can maybe add something like a v1 something like that at the end of it. So it's not named the same as the original image, v1 could stand for the Version 1 or something like that and then if you were to make additional adjustments, you can name it v2, v3, etcetera, etcetera. In essence, what you're doing is creating a different version of this image, one that's been edited. If you really need for it to say edited, you could put _edited or something like that at the end. edited1 even if you need to. That's kind of a long name but at least it's an indication to you that this is the first edited version of this image.

Well, you can choose a place to save it. I'm just going to go ahead and I save it in my catalog images, but if you wanted to change the location, you could click on this particular dropdown list and choose say something like Desktop or anywhere else on your system where you'd like to save your edited image. I'm going to keep it in the same folder as the original image so that I can look at them side by side in Bridge when I'm done. I'm going to keep the file format the same. I don't need to save it as a copy because I'm already in a sense doing that here. I'm going to keep the Embed Color Profile option turned on that has to do with Camera Profiles and color management and that's something that I will actually be explaining in the later movie. But for now it's just a good idea to keep this turned on.

Let's click Save, add it to our catalog images. If it's a JPEG, you're going to get this type of dialog box that shows up later. This is only in the instance if JPEG is asking you the quality of the JPEG. I'm going to leave it at its natural settings here, which is 10. These are the default settings for this particular image. Of course if you wanted lower quality in smaller file size or a larger file size, higher quality settings, you could move the slider or choose from the menu in here. I'm going to keep it set to Maximum and keep the slider where it is and I'm not going to worry about these options for right now. We're just going to click OK, save the file and now we have a different version of the file. If I go back to Bridge now, I can see here, here is my original image and then here is the one that I just edited because we can see that in the filename.

So this is good practice, saving a different version of your images and never saving over the original because you never know when you might want to return to the original and maybe make a different type of adjustment that you wouldn't be able to do afterwards if you saved over it. So always, always, always use Save As when you're saving your adjustments to your images made in the Elements' Editing workspace.

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Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training

84 video lessons · 5484 viewers

Ted LoCascio
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  1. 2m 22s
    1. Welcome
      1m 2s
    2. Using the example files
      1m 20s
  2. 12m 1s
    1. Understanding Photoshop Elements
      2m 10s
    2. Using the Welcome screen
      2m 33s
    3. Importing photos from a digital camera
      7m 18s
  3. 1h 1m
    1. Viewing and selecting images
      2m 1s
    2. Creating and saving a custom workspace
      5m 29s
    3. Rotating images in Bridge
      3m 20s
    4. Renaming images in Bridge
      5m 34s
    5. Adding keywords to images
      7m 38s
    6. Applying ratings to images
      5m 17s
    7. Labeling images
      5m 17s
    8. Searching for images
      6m 38s
    9. Creating Collections
      2m 50s
    10. Sorting images with the Filter panel
      6m 36s
    11. Using image stacks
      7m 2s
    12. Hiding images
      4m 6s
  4. 31m 55s
    1. Opening images from Bridge
      2m 24s
    2. Working with palettes and the Palette Bin
      4m 53s
    3. Using the Project Bin
      6m 44s
    4. Zooming and scrolling
      8m 1s
    5. Fixing mistakes with Undo and Redo
      5m 3s
    6. Saving versions
      4m 50s
  5. 49m 38s
    1. Opening and viewing images in the Quick Fix mode
      6m 8s
    2. Understanding Auto Color and making tonal adjustments
      8m 50s
    3. Using the Lighting sliders
      5m 19s
    4. Using the Color sliders
      7m 1s
    5. Applying Auto Red Eye Fix
      3m 31s
    6. Applying Auto Sharpen
      4m 25s
    7. Using the Guided Edit mode
      6m 19s
    8. Processing multiple files
      8m 5s
  6. 10m 22s
    1. Understanding image resolution
      3m 23s
    2. Resizing images
      6m 59s
  7. 17m 8s
    1. Applying Auto Crop and Auto Straighten
      6m 22s
    2. Using the Straighten and Crop tools
      4m 10s
    3. Changing the canvas size
      6m 36s
  8. 30m 32s
    1. Why make selections?
      6m 3s
    2. Using the Quick Selection tool
      8m 37s
    3. Using Refine Edge
      7m 15s
    4. Saving and loading selections
      8m 37s
  9. 25m 58s
    1. Working with the Layers palette
      9m 45s
    2. Using adjustment layers and masks
      8m 37s
    3. Applying transparency and blend mode adjustments
      7m 36s
  10. 40m 56s
    1. Removing a color cast
      5m 53s
    2. Correcting skin tone
      3m 38s
    3. Enhancing color with Hue/Saturation adjustments
      6m 37s
    4. Balancing contrast and color with Levels adjustments
      7m 10s
    5. Correcting dark or light areas with Shadow/Highlight Adjustments
      5m 17s
    6. Improving images with Color Curves adjustments
      5m 55s
    7. Converting color images to black and white
      6m 26s
  11. 54m 14s
    1. Using the Red-Eye Removal tool
      8m 1s
    2. Using the healing tools
      7m 42s
    3. Whitening teeth and eyes
      6m 20s
    4. Cloning to remove contents
      8m 14s
    5. Adjusting perspective and correcting camera distortion
      6m 10s
    6. Using Photomerge Group Shot
      6m 17s
    7. Using Photomerge Faces
      6m 4s
    8. Using Photomerge Panorama
      5m 26s
  12. 16m 1s
    1. Creating a clipping mask
      7m 25s
    2. Creating collages with gradient blending
      8m 36s
  13. 22m 15s
    1. Reducing noise
      8m 7s
    2. Sharpening with Unsharp Mask
      7m 16s
    3. Sharpening with Adjust Sharpness
      6m 52s
  14. 17m 54s
    1. Understanding Camera Raw
      1m 46s
    2. Opening Camera Raw images from Bridge
      6m 37s
    3. Applying tonal and color adjustments in Camera Raw
      6m 23s
    4. Saving raw images
      3m 8s
  15. 40m 41s
    1. Painting with the Filter Gallery
      8m 7s
    2. Creating a pencil sketch
      7m 40s
    3. Customizing images
      7m 59s
    4. Adding artwork with the Content palette
      9m 39s
    5. Building and saving a multi-page photo creation
      7m 16s
  16. 37m 5s
    1. Creating a slideshow
      6m 58s
    2. Creating a photo book
      9m 1s
    3. Creating a photo collage
      6m 58s
    4. Creating a greeting card
      6m 31s
    5. Creating a web photo gallery
      7m 37s
  17. 31m 6s
    1. Choosing color settings
      7m 1s
    2. Printing to an inkjet printer
      8m 13s
    3. Using Picture Package
      4m 33s
    4. Saving for the web
      5m 55s
    5. Attaching images to emails
      3m 6s
    6. Burning to CDs and DVDs
      2m 18s
  18. 56s
    1. Goodbye
      56s

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