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Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training

with Ted LoCascio

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As you import more and more photos into your collection, it can become increasingly difficult to locate specific images that you would like to edit and share. Thankfully, Elements 6 includes some excellent search features that can make this task a whole lot easier. I'm currently in Bridge and I'm viewing the exercise files. I'm actually viewing the catalog images that are part of our exercise files. That's what we're seeing here in our Content panel. What I would like to do is actually narrow down what we're viewing inside of the Content panel. I would like to do so by performing a search.
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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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Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training
8h 22m Beginner Sep 29, 2008

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In Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training, Ted LoCascio teaches casual photographers how to organize, edit, and share their digital image libraries using this powerful software package from Adobe. He tours the included Adobe Bridge application, used for importing and organizing photographs, and explores every feature of Elements itself. He demonstrates how to navigate the Elements workspace, which is used to correct and improve images, combine them into projects, and produce slideshows, photo books, web galleries, and more. Ted also explains how to get the most out of each editing mode, and shares tips for correcting, retouching, and sharpening photographs. Example files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Identifying photos by name, keyword, rating, and label
  • Locating photos with searches, filters, collections, and stacks
  • Using automated red-eye correction and sharpening tools
  • Making detailed color and tone corrections
  • Using Photomerge on faces and groups
  • Working with filters, artwork, and other image customizations
  • Scrapbooking
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Photoshop Elements Elements
Author:
Ted LoCascio

Searching for images

As you import more and more photos into your collection, it can become increasingly difficult to locate specific images that you would like to edit and share. Thankfully, Elements 6 includes some excellent search features that can make this task a whole lot easier. I'm currently in Bridge and I'm viewing the exercise files. I'm actually viewing the catalog images that are part of our exercise files. That's what we're seeing here in our Content panel. What I would like to do is actually narrow down what we're viewing inside of the Content panel. I would like to do so by performing a search.

So what I'm going to do is actually go under the Edit menu and bring up the Find dialog box by choosing the Find command or you can press Command+F to bring up this dialog box quickly. All right, so inside of this dialog box we have to set up some parameters here for our search and that will affect what we're viewing in the background here in our Content panel. At the top, you can choose your source. It's defaulting to what we're already viewing here in the background and that is our catalog images folder. If you click on the double arrow so you can reveal this dropdown list and you can see we can actually go through and choose a different area on our system, a different folder. We can choose the Desktop, our User folder; we can go through the whole hierarchy here inside of this list.

However, I'm going to keep it set to catalog images because that's actually where I want to perform the search. Down here we can set parameters for our Criteria. It's defaulting to Filename, which is a very commonly used criteria item. But if you click on the list, there are all kinds of different items inside of here. Some of the more common ones are listed up here at the top. Things like Date Created, Date Modified, File Size and Document Type. These are ones that you will probably use the most. If you scroll down the list here, you will see there are all kinds of other stuff, some that you may never use.

Okay, there are all kinds of excess information, things that are embedded into the file by your camera. We also have all metadata you can search and there are things up here, things like Copyright Notice, and this is something you can actually add to the file as you download it. Okay, so you may want to actually perform your search by copyright at some point. Things like Bit Depth, Color Mode, Color Profile, all things about the photograph. But the ones that I want to focus on here are actually in the middle of list and that is Keywords, Labels, and Ratings. These are things that you can add to your images here in Bridge and then use them later to narrow down a search for specific items.

So I'm going to go ahead and choose Keywords. In here, we have some more options. If we choose to click on this set of double arrows, we can reveal this list. We have all of these options: contains, does not contain, starts with and so on and so forth. I just wanted to make you aware of these different options in case you have a very specific search that you want to perform. We're going to stick with this default, which is contains. Then enter the text that's in the keyword. All right. Now, I went ahead and set up some keywords. You can actually see them over here in the Keywords panel on the right. You can see it says Enzo year 1 and Enzo year 2.

So let's say I want to perform a search within the catalog images folder for the keyword Enzo, and only display those images that have this keyword tag applied. The next thing I want to do is actually add to my search criteria. I can do that by clicking this Plus icon over here. That brings up a whole second row here and we can choose more criteria and narrow down our search even further. Next thing I want to choose is rather than Filename, go down here to Rating. Okay, again, we have more options in here as you can see. I'm going to stick with the default, which is equals. It is the more common one that you will probably use. Then in this dropdown list, it shows us all of the available ratings that you can apply here in Bridge. Reject, No Rating and then, of course, the 5-star rating system, 1-5.

Right now I want to search for just images that I gave the 5-star rating to. So the idea here is that I want to search for images that contain the Enzo keyword and have a 5-star rating applied. Now, this is very important over here where it says Results Match. You have the option to search if any criteria are met, which is the less specific option, or we can choose if all criteria are met. Okay, and that is the one that I want to choose, because I want only images with the Enzo keyword tag and the 5-star rating.

If I choose the other option, it's going to show everything that has this tag and everything that has the 5-star rating. Okay, that's not narrow enough of a search. We also have Include all Subfolders. If you check this option, and you have subfolders within the folder that you're currently searching in, it will go ahead and search inside of the subfolders as well. Now, in this instance this does not apply, because we do not have any subfolders. All right, but if we did, and we wanted to search in them, we could actually turn this on, rather than performing a separate search inside of that subfolder.

We also have the Include Non-indexed Files option, and it gives you this little warning in here, and this is important to notice, it says, may be slow, and it is incredibly slow. If you turn this on, it is actually going to search throughout your system here. We don't need to do that. Okay, so we're not going to turn that on and in fact, I don't recommend that you ever use this feature, unless you have lots and lots of time on your hands to wait. Okay, so I wouldn't turn this on. All right, the next thing I want to do is go ahead and click the Find button. It's going to go through that folder, catalog images, which is in our exercise files, and then only display the images that have the Enzo tag applied, either one of these tags. Enzo year 1 or Enzo year 2, and the 5-star rating. So that's why we're seeing every image in here in the Content panel has five stars underneath it.

Okay, so it did great job performing that search. All right, now the Find dialog box and the Find function is a great way to locate specific images and it can be used hand-in-hand with the Filter panel, because some of that stuff that we do we can actually do with the Filter panel as well. But the thing about the Filter panel is it doesn't contain as much search criteria as the Find dialog box. For instance, things like Filename are not listed in here in the Filter panel. Things like Keywords and Ratings are, so you can use that as an alternative to the Find dialog box. But other things are only available in the Find dialog box. So it goes, I think, hand-in-hand with the Filter panel and that's how I like to use it.

So what we learned here is that we can use the Find dialog box to locate specific images that we want to work with and we can set up very specific search criteria in order to do so.

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