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Photoshop Elements 9 Essential Training

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  1. 11m 0s
    1. Welcome
      1m 18s
    2. What is Photoshop Elements?
      3m 47s
    3. Touring the workspaces
      5m 55s
  2. 54m 16s
    1. Working with catalogs
      5m 22s
    2. Importing and using the exercise files
      5m 13s
    3. Importing files from your computer
      7m 31s
    4. Importing photos from your camera
      8m 57s
    5. Importing photos from iPhoto (Mac only)
      4m 44s
    6. Importing files from external drives/CDs/DVDs
      4m 44s
    7. Scanning photos
      6m 50s
    8. Dividing scanned photos
      5m 51s
    9. Importing from watch folders (Windows only)
      5m 4s
  3. 39m 10s
    1. Touring the Organizer
      6m 41s
    2. Viewing thumbnails
      6m 15s
    3. Rotating photos
      52s
    4. Renaming photos
      2m 55s
    5. Fixing photo dates
      2m 28s
    6. Hiding and deleting photos
      4m 6s
    7. Stacking photos
      4m 22s
    8. Moving files
      2m 43s
    9. Reconnecting missing files
      4m 53s
    10. Using Help
      3m 55s
  4. 54m 22s
    1. Rating photos
      3m 58s
    2. Applying and organizing keyword tags
      7m 4s
    3. Searching by keyword tags
      3m 35s
    4. Tagging with People Recognition
      11m 3s
    5. Using Smart Tags
      5m 57s
    6. Creating albums
      4m 41s
    7. Creating Smart Albums
      6m 28s
    8. Searching by text
      5m 28s
    9. Using the Find menu
      4m 19s
    10. Using the Timeline
      1m 49s
  5. 30m 14s
    1. Viewing slideshows in Full Screen view
      4m 21s
    2. Working with photos in Full Screen view
      9m 20s
    3. Comparing photos
      5m 56s
    4. Viewing by date
      3m 18s
    5. Mapping photos (Windows only)
      7m 19s
  6. 38m 36s
    1. Applying Photo Fix
      9m 0s
    2. The Quick Fix interface
      7m 9s
    3. The Quick Fix controls
      5m 22s
    4. Adjusting lighting in Quick Fix
      3m 46s
    5. Adjusting color in Quick Fix
      5m 39s
    6. Using the Touch Up tools in Quick Fix
      7m 40s
  7. 43m 43s
    1. Guided Edit basics
      8m 13s
    2. Making an Out of Bounds image
      10m 17s
    3. Perfecting a portrait
      7m 43s
    4. Adding realistic reflections
      5m 26s
    5. Applying a LOMO camera effect
      2m 0s
    6. Making pop art
      1m 31s
    7. Using Style Match
      8m 33s
  8. 1h 20m
    1. Full Edit workspace overview
      6m 51s
    2. Working with tabbed documents
      4m 51s
    3. Using tools
      7m 40s
    4. Arranging panels
      5m 18s
    5. Setting preferences
      3m 41s
    6. Using Undo History
      6m 39s
    7. Zooming and navigating
      7m 4s
    8. Creating a blank file
      5m 19s
    9. Photo resizing and resolution
      8m 9s
    10. Cropping and straightening photos
      7m 15s
    11. Recomposing photos
      8m 15s
    12. Enlarging the canvas
      3m 27s
    13. Saving and formats
      5m 46s
  9. 35m 4s
    1. Understanding layers
      7m 17s
    2. Working in the Layers panel
      5m 21s
    3. Using layer masks
      7m 43s
    4. Using layer masks to combine images
      6m 27s
    5. Building composites
      8m 16s
  10. 20m 58s
    1. Selection basics
      3m 22s
    2. Manual selection tools
      3m 19s
    3. Automatic selection tools
      7m 24s
    4. Refining selection edges
      3m 30s
    5. Saving selections
      3m 23s
  11. 1h 21m
    1. Color managing
      7m 14s
    2. Applying Shadow/Highlight adjustments
      2m 42s
    3. Using adjustment layers
      8m 24s
    4. Masking adjustment layers
      7m 38s
    5. Adding a Levels adjustment layer
      6m 8s
    6. Adding a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer
      5m 56s
    7. Adjusting with Color Curves
      4m 14s
    8. Removing a color cast
      3m 37s
    9. Reducing digital noise
      4m 7s
    10. Sharpening photos
      7m 32s
    11. Processing multiple files
      7m 59s
    12. Working with raw photos
      15m 57s
  12. 18m 34s
    1. Using the Smart Brush tools
      6m 16s
    2. Dodging and burning
      2m 29s
    3. Retouching blemishes
      4m 29s
    4. Content-aware healing
      2m 31s
    5. Removing content with the Clone Stamp tool
      2m 49s
  13. 25m 53s
    1. Applying filters
      5m 36s
    2. Adding effects
      2m 34s
    3. Using layer styles
      7m 23s
    4. Using shapes
      4m 46s
    5. Using the Cookie Cutter tool
      2m 19s
    6. Converting color to black and white
      3m 15s
  14. 11m 25s
    1. Creating text
      7m 1s
    2. Editing text
      4m 24s
  15. 1h 25m
    1. Creating a photo collage
      8m 38s
    2. Fine-tuning a photo collage
      8m 3s
    3. Creating greeting cards
      8m 34s
    4. Creating photo calendars
      9m 28s
    5. Creating CD/DVD jackets and labels
      7m 43s
    6. Creating a photo book
      7m 44s
    7. Fine-tuning a photo book
      7m 11s
    8. Creating a slideshow (Windows only)
      8m 0s
    9. Fine-tuning a slideshow (Windows only)
      3m 23s
    10. Creating a flip book (Windows only)
      2m 47s
    11. End to end: Making a scrapbook page
      8m 15s
    12. End to end: Completing a scrapbook page
      5m 24s
  16. 49m 27s
    1. Printing photos
      8m 38s
    2. Contact sheets and picture packages (Windows only)
      6m 40s
    3. Sharing photos by email
      6m 38s
    4. Sharing photos by Photo Mail (Windows only)
      5m 8s
    5. Sharing to Flickr and Facebook
      4m 43s
    6. Saving images for the web
      6m 48s
    7. Signing up for Photoshop.com
      2m 55s
    8. Sharing online albums at Photoshop.com
      5m 4s
    9. Backing up
      2m 53s
  17. 38s
    1. Goodbye
      38s

Video: Searching by text

The text search field in the Organizer offers one place from which you can search all of the different pieces of text associated with a file, everything from the file name to keyword tags and even to dates. If you're following along, make sure that you can see both the dates and the file names under your photo thumbnails in the targeted folder. If you can't, go up to the View menu and make sure Details and Show File Names are checked, as I explained in an earlier movie. Now I am going to apply a keyword tag to some of these photos.

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Photoshop Elements 9 Essential Training
11h 20m Beginner Nov 23, 2010

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In Photoshop Elements 9 Essential Training, Jan Kabili highlights the key features of this comprehensive image organization and photo enhancement application. She shows how to correct and enhance photographs, and how to organize a growing collection of digital photos. The course also explains how to use photos in creative projects like photo books, calendars, and greeting cards, and how to share work online and in print. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Downloading files from a digital camera
  • Importing photos into an Elements catalog
  • Applying keyword tags
  • Organizing photos into albums and Smart Albums
  • Automatically adjusting photos in Quick Fix
  • Walking through Guided Edit photo techniques
  • Understanding photo resizing and resolution
  • Cropping and straightening photos
  • Making and refining selections
  • Correcting photos in the Full Edit workspace
  • Applying image sharpening
  • Adding text and special effects
  • Creating photo projects, such as greeting cards and calendars
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Photoshop Elements Elements
Author:
Jan Kabili

Searching by text

The text search field in the Organizer offers one place from which you can search all of the different pieces of text associated with a file, everything from the file name to keyword tags and even to dates. If you're following along, make sure that you can see both the dates and the file names under your photo thumbnails in the targeted folder. If you can't, go up to the View menu and make sure Details and Show File Names are checked, as I explained in an earlier movie. Now I am going to apply a keyword tag to some of these photos.

I will select the photos here in the media browser by clicking on one and then holding the Ctrl Key and clicking on the others. I am going to select all the photos, except this one called Candle. And then I'm going to go over to Keyword Tags panel where I created a keyword tag Flag in an earlier movie. If you're following along and you don't have that tag, you can make it now by going up to the plus symbol here and choosing New keyword tag. I am going to take that tag and drag it onto one of the selected photos to apply the Flag tag to all of these photos, with the exception of this one that I didn't select.

And then I will click in a blank area to deselect all of them. Now let's see how text search works. I'm going to go up to the text search field at the top left and click in that field, and I'm going to type a search query. I will type the word flag, Elements returns and response to that query, which is all of the photos that have the word flag either in their file names, like these, and or, in the keyword tags that I have applied. So here I have a file called waving. jpg, but it's responsive to the search, because it has the keyword tag Flag.

By the way, because I'm in folder location view, the text search searches and returns photos that are just located in the highlighted folder, but if I switched over to Thumbnail View from the Display menu at the top of the screen, then the text search feature would search my entire catalog. and it would return more photos as you see here. I'm going to go back to folder location view; because I want to show something else you can do with text search. and that is to search by date. If you remember the date on which photos were taken or a scan made, you can use text search to find that image by typing the date into the text search field.

I am going to do that now, clicking here and highlighting the word flag, and then I will just type over it with a date. I am going to type 7/27/2010 and the response to that data query is these two photos which I took on that date. Another thing I can do with text search is to limit the text that is searched to just keyword tags. So if I go up to the text search field and I highlight that date, and then I type over it. Beginning to type the word flag, as soon as I do, Elements goes out and looks for keyword tags that start with those letters, and it finds only one, the keyword tag flag.

Now remember when I typed flag there last time, all of the text associated with my photos was searched, including the file names, but if I just click on this dropdown tag for Flag, then my search is different. I'm only searching tags as you can see here, and so these are the files that are responsive to that search, all of the files in the target folder that have a keyword tag Flag, regardless of whether the word flag is or is not in the name of the file. Another thing I can do with text search is conjunctive searches.

So let's say that I want to see all of the photos that are tagged with the keyword tag Flag that were taken in the year 2009. I will leave that part of the query in the text search field and then I will type, and 2009, and there's the response to my search, all of the photos that have the keyword tag Flag and a date in the year 2009. I think one of the most useful features of text search is that I can save a query as a smart album, a feature I explained in an earlier movie.

As you know from that movie, a smart album automatically populates itself with photos that conform to rules that I set up, and then it will automatically update itself in the future with any new photos that I add to the catalog that meet the same rules. So for example, I can set up a smart album that will use this as a rule, that will include all photos that have the keyword tag Flag and a date in the year 2009. To do that I've come to the Find bar here, click on the Options menu and choose Save Search Criteria As Smart Album.

Then here in the Create Smart Album dialog box, I will just give the new smart album a name, I will call this one Flags 2009, and I will click OK. That creates a brand new smart album over here in the Albums panel, and that smart album is selected, so that only the photos that are now in that album can be seen here in the media browser. And if I were to add another photo taken in 2009 that I tagged with the keyword tag Flag, the Smart Album would be automatically updated with that photo.

Of all the different ways to find photos in the Organizer, I really think that text search is among the easiest to learn and the most efficient to use. You can use it to do all your searches from one field and you can search all the text associated with a file from this one field and you can even save that search as a Smart Album that automatically updates in the future.

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