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Sharing photos by email


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Photoshop Elements 9 Essential Training

with Jan Kabili

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Everybody likes getting photos by e-mail as long as they're not too big and they're prepared properly. Elements can help you with all that and can send photos by e-mail directly from inside of Elements. That will save you several steps over using your own e-mail client to send photos. There are three ways to send photos by e-mail in Elements as simple attachments, as a PDF slideshow both of which I'll cover in this movie, and then for Windows users only as HTML-based photo mail which I'll cover in the next movie. Before you use any of the e-mail features you have to set up your e-mail in Elements preferences.
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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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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

Sharing photos by email

Everybody likes getting photos by e-mail as long as they're not too big and they're prepared properly. Elements can help you with all that and can send photos by e-mail directly from inside of Elements. That will save you several steps over using your own e-mail client to send photos. There are three ways to send photos by e-mail in Elements as simple attachments, as a PDF slideshow both of which I'll cover in this movie, and then for Windows users only as HTML-based photo mail which I'll cover in the next movie. Before you use any of the e-mail features you have to set up your e-mail in Elements preferences.

You can use either the editor preferences or the organizer preferences. Here in the organizer I'm going to go up to the Edit menu and I'll go down to Preferences and I'm going to choose the Sharing preferences. My first choice is which e-mail Client I'm going to use. Here on Windows I can use Outlook, or if I'm on Windows 7, I can use Windows Mail, or I can use the Adobe E-mail Service. I'm going to use the Adobe e-mail Service that will give me some prompts to setup my Adobe e-mail Service and I will get an e-mail asking me to verify that, but from then on it's just like having another e-mail client.

For Mac users, you can choose to use either Apple Mail or Microsoft Entourage. Then you'll type Your Name and you'll type your e-mail Address. I'm going to leave this Sharing Settings unchecked, because I'm not interested in including photo captions in my catalog and then I'll click OK. So now I'm all setup to send e-mail using any of the three methods. Let's start by seeing how to send a photo is as a simple e-mail attachment. I'm going to select a photo here in the Organizer and I'll go over to the Share tab and I'm going to choose E-mail Attachments.

You can also access this from the editor. And whether you start in the organizer or in the editor here in the share tab of the organizer you'll see the photo that you selected in this items field. You can add more photos by just going over to the media browser and selecting more photos and then coming back to the items field and clicking the Plus sign. And if you decide that you don't want to send one of these photos you can select it here and click the Minus sign, but I'm going to send these two together. Now these photos happen to be JPEGs already so Convert to JPEG is grayed out, but if you do attach photos that are in some other format I suggest you check Convert Photos to JPEG.

Because that's the best format for making photos smaller, retaining their appearance, and sending them by e-mail. Then I can set the maximum size of the photos that I'm going to send. I like to keep this really small, because if an e-mail gets too big it can be very slow to send and very slow to receive. And if it's too big it may not be accepted by the recipient's e-mail provider. So I'm going to make these attachments really small. Now the recipient won't be happy if he or she tries to print these, but they will still look good on the recipient screen. I'll set the Quality of the JPEGs to Medium.

Here I can see the approximate Estimated Size of my e-mail I try to keep these e-mails under 1 megabyte so this is only 20 kilobytes. Then I'll click Next. In the Message field I can type the e-mail message instead of the Canned Message that I see here I'll type over that Here are some cute pics of the kids. And then I'll come down to the Recipient area. Now if I keep a contact book here in Elements, or if I'm a member of Photoshop.com and I keep my contact book there online, I see a list of the people in my contact book.

If you haven't started a Contact Book you can access it from this icon and you can choose to add a New Contact and then type in their information, or you can Edit a contact, Delete a contact, make a New Group and so on. I'm going to cancel out of here. Now I want to send this message to my cousin Patty so I'll put a check mark next to her name and then I'll click Next. That opens this New Message window where I can change the Subject line if I want to by highlighting the default subject and I'll type Pics of the kids.

Here the attachments are listed and here is the message that I typed earlier. There is also a little bit of a promotion for Elements, I don't want that in this message, so I can just select that all and Delete. And I'll type a salutation and when I'm all done, I'll click Send. And my cousin Patty will now get that e-mail with the two attached pictures in her Inbox. Now I can also send a short slideshow that's actually a PDF and the recipient will be able to view that slideshow using the free Adobe Reader program, or on Mac the OS X Preview program.

Now this is a really quick and easy sideshow and it's the only kind of slideshow that you can make on a Mac. To make a sideshow I'm going to go back in the folder's column to the 15_03 folder and I'm going to select these two photos there by holding the Ctrl key that's the Command key on the Mac and then I'll go over to the share column I'll click More Options and there l find PDF Slide Show. I'm going to select that and this interface looks just like the interface for setting photos as simple e-mail attachments. I can add or delete photos in this area.

I can set the Maximum size of the sideshow here; I'm going to make it Small. I can set the Quality of the photos in the sideshow I'll put that down to keep things small and I can give the PDF slideshow a name, I'll type slideshow_kids and I'll click Next. And just as for the static e-mail attachments I can type a message here Here's a little slideshow of the kids. I'll Select the Recipient and I'll click Next.

Now here I get some information about the attachment. And basically this is letting me know how big the e-mail is going to be with this attachment, because a slideshow can get big particularly, if you have more than just a couple of photos. And it warns you that if the message size is greater than 1 megabyte, then you might want to send your slide show some other way, either by posting it somewhere online, or burning it to a CD or DVD. Do I want to continue? Yes, because mine sideshow is really small. And the New Message window opens.

And I can fine-tune the message changing the Subject, and the message here, deleting this little promotion, and I can see that my sideshow is attached. And when I'm all done filling this out, I'll click Send. So that's how you can save time by sending photos or a PDF slideshow of photos by e-mail from right here inside Elements.

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