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Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 provides some powerful tools to help you do everything from managing and organizing your photos, to optimizing your images and making basic adjustments, to sharing your final results and making great prints. In this introduction to Photoshop Elements, Chad Chelius walks you through the new features introduced in Photoshop Elements 10, including tools to improve searching for photos and dealing with duplicates and new effects like Depth of Field and the Orton effect. Along the way, discover how to add special effects to your photos, tag images both by keyword and with the people recognition feature, and correct common problems like underexposure, overexposure, and color casts.
Once you've tweaked and edited all of the great photos that you've shot, you're going to want to share them with friends and family so that they can enjoy them, too. Fortunately, Photoshop Elements 10 makes it easy to do this, all from within the Elements 10 Organizer. Let me show you some of the options that you have when trying to share your photos. So I'm beginning this video in the Elements 10 Organizer, again, this is kind of the heart of where all the aciton takes place. And I'm going to come over here to the share tab.
Now, you'll notice that there are several options available in here. Now before we get started I want to point out that, Burn video DVD/ blu-ray Online video sharing, Mobile Phones and Players, and Share Video with Youtube. All require that you have the Premiere Elements product, which is the video editing component. So, those four options are not available unless you also have Premiere Elements. What we do have, however, I'm going to start down here at the bottom, is share to Flickr, which is an online photo sharing service, share to Facebook, share to Smugmug Gallery.
And all of these require that you have an account created for each of these individual services. So sharing between all these different services is very similar in nature. What I'm going to do is show you how to share to photoshop.com. So if you want to share to these services, it's very easy to do you just need to make sure you have the account and it's going to ask you to login using your credentials. What I'm going to do is come up here and I'm going to click on Online album. Now this does require that you already have an album created.
Let me just jump back to the Organize tab, and you can see that I have albums already created. So if you don't have any albums created, do so now, and then you can follow along with me. Now I'm going to go back to the Share tab, and I'm going to click Online Album. And it asks me, do I want to share an existing album, or do I want to create a brand new album? I'm going to go ahead and share an existing album. And I want to share my beach vacation, so I'm going to click on that to make it active.
Then it asks me where I'd like to share it to. I can export it to my hard drive if I wish, but I'm going to share it to photoshop.com. Now, once again, if you're not familiar with photoshop.com, it's an online photo-sharing service that is free up to a certain point. All you need is an Adobe ID to use photoshop.com. Once you create an Adobe ID, you can log into photoshop.com and you get 2 GB of free online storage on their servers. So I'm going to keep that option selected, I'm going to go ahead and click the Next button.
And this is going to display several options, that I can choose to present my photos. So you can see up here at the top, I have different albums that I can choose from. You can scroll through here, and try to pick an album that makes the most sense for your photos and for your theme. So you can see we have several different options to choose from. So maybe I'll go ahead an choose this one. So if I Double-click on that option, it's going to recalculate all the photos and build it into that theme. And you can see that now we have a really cool theme that's being presented here. Now you'll notice that we have a field here, or a window, that we can specify different properties.
So I'm going to leave the title set to Beach Vacation. If I want to create a subtitle, I can. And if I've entered photo captions into these photos, I can turn on this checkbox, to make sure that those captions show up. So, that looks pretty good. Now, up here, I have the album details for album category. It's beach. The album name is Beach Vacation. That's perfect. So I'm going to make sure I turn on sharetophotoshop.com. It's going to ask me to log in with my credentials. Now, right here in this dialog. It allows you to create a new Adobe ID if you don't already have one. Because I have one, I'm just going to log in with my credentials. Perfect, I'll click OK, and I'm also going to turn on Display In My Gallery. That's a unique section on photoshop.com that allows me to easily display or look at the photos in this album.
So, I can also email other people if I wish, I'm not going to do that right now. And down here I can allow the viewers to download the photos. And order prints. So this is great when you're trying to share with friends and family, because this allows them to download the photos to their computer or order prints directly from the photoshop.com site. It's very, very useful. So, I'm going to go ahead and click the Done button. And Photoshop Elements 10 is going to start uploading the photos to photoshop.com.
Now you might be asking yourself how do you know that this is happening? Well on the Mac if you look up here in the upper right corner of your screen. You can see that this is the backup status and this icon shares the service with the backup synchronization feature. So that's going to take a little white to perform but once it uploads, it's going to be available on photoshop.com. I should point out that if you're on Windows, you'll notice that this icon is not in the upper right corner, but instead down here in the lower right corner in your taskbar. In addition, I can click on this icon and choose View Backup Synch Status to see the progress of the uploading of the files.
So I'll go ahead and close that. Once this synchronization is complete, you'll notice that the Synchronize Status icon is no longer spinning. Which means, all of your photos have been uploaded. Now what I'm going to do, is I'm going to open up a new browser window, so we can see what this look like on photoshop.com. So I'm going to open Safari and I'm going to create a new browser window, and I'll bring this into view so we can see this. And I'm going to go to photoshop.com and I'm going to sign in using my credentials.
Once I'm signed in I can go to my gallery, where you're going to see the photos that I've just uploaded. So, I can see that it's automatically transitioning from one to the next. I can click on the Slide Show button to actually view this as the animated slide show that I created. So, now all of my friends can access this gallery and it shared with them to view at their leisure
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