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Sharing photos by Photo Mail (Windows only)

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Video: Sharing photos by Photo Mail (Windows only)

Windows users, when you want to send photos by e-mail, you have an option in addition to the one that I showed in the last movie for attaching photos to an e-mail message, and that option is to send Photo Mail. Mac users, I am sorry but this is a Windows only technique. A Photo Mail message is based on HTML. It displays your photos on a fancy looking background, complete with designer graphics, frames, and text. If you did watch the last movie about e-mail attachments, you will see that the steps to create Photo Mail are pretty much the same as those for making e-mail attachments.

Sharing photos by Photo Mail (Windows only)

Windows users, when you want to send photos by e-mail, you have an option in addition to the one that I showed in the last movie for attaching photos to an e-mail message, and that option is to send Photo Mail. Mac users, I am sorry but this is a Windows only technique. A Photo Mail message is based on HTML. It displays your photos on a fancy looking background, complete with designer graphics, frames, and text. If you did watch the last movie about e-mail attachments, you will see that the steps to create Photo Mail are pretty much the same as those for making e-mail attachments.

You can start in the Organizer or the Editor on Windows, but the process takes place in the Organizer, so I am going to start there. I am going to select both of these photos, so that I can send them both in a single Photo Mail message. Before I do that, I am going to add a caption to each photo, and then I will have the option to display that caption as part of my Photo Mail message. So I'll click on the first image and then I'll go up to the Edit menu and I'll choose Add Caption. I'll type the caption for this photo Ben & Coby in Mexico, and I'll click OK.

Then I'll click on the second photo and do the same thing. Going to the Edit menu, choosing Add Caption, and typing a Caption, Kate & Ben at home, and I'll click OK. Now to attach both of these photos together to a Photo Mail message, I'll select the other one by holding the Ctrl key and clicking on it, and now with both photos selected, I'll go over to the Share tab on the right-side of the Organizer, and I'll choose Photo Mail. The interface that you see over here in the Share column looks very similar to the interface that I covered in detail in the last movie about e-mail.

Here I have the option to add other photos to the Photo Mail message. By selecting another photo in my Media Browser and then clicking this Plus symbol, and if I decide I don't want to include one of these photos, I can select it and click the Minus symbol. If I do want to include those captions that I entered as part of my mail message, I'll check Include Caption. I'll take a look at the estimated size of the mail message down here. This one is pretty small. I always want to keep these at least under a megabyte in size, and then I'll click Next.

That opens this field where I can type my e-mail message. I'll select this dummy message and on top of it I'll type, Don't you love these pics of the kids? Then I'll go down to Select Recipients for my message. Here I'll see a list of all of the people that are in my Elements Contact Book. I'll send this one to Patty M., and if I don't have a recipient here to whom I want to send this message, I can click this icon to open my Contact Book and add more recipients as I showed you how to do in the last movie.

Alternatively, I can add recipients when I am finished creating the message, just typing an address in the To field as I would in any e-mail. Now I am going to come down and click Next. That opens this big stationery and layouts wizard, where I can design my Photo Mail, this comes with all kinds of themes and frames and backgrounds that I can put together as I like to make my Photo Mail unique. The artwork is organized by category over here on the left. So let's say I want to change out the frame in the All Occasions category, I can just click on a different frame to see how it looks.

I can go down to another category like the Travel category, and I am going to click on Beach, and that adds the Beach theme to my Photo Mail and that includes this big photo in the background. It includes the color of the text, and it includes this frame with a Drop Shadow around each one of the photos. I am going to click Next Step and here I can customize that default theme. For example, I might choose a different Photo Size, a different Layout of the photos.

I can change the Font Style of the text and I can change the color of the text. If I want to lose the drop shadows around the photos, I can uncheck Show drop shadows. And when I am done customizing the layout to taste, I'll click Next. Elements creates this e-mail message for me with my Photo Mail in the body of the message and that includes the photo background and the text, my photographs, and up here the message.

I am going to change out the Subject; I'll just type pics for you. If I need to, I can add another recipient here and I can even access my Address Book to take another address from there. When I am ready I'll click Send and off goes my Photo Mail message to Patty M. The one thing to keep in mind is that Patty M. or any other recipient of the Photo Mail message has to have HTML options turned On at her e-mail client, or my Photo Mail isn't going to look right at her end. So if you know that you're sending Photo Mail to someone who has an older computer, or who may have turned off their Photo Mail consider sending your pictures as regular e-mail attachments, rather than as a fancy Photo Mail message.

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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

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