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Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 02 Editing and Retouching Photos

Synchronizing edits to multiple photos


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Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 02 Editing and Retouching Photos

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  1. 6m 14s
    1. Welcome
      1m 10s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 30s
    3. Overview of the editing workspaces
      3m 34s
  2. 43m 14s
    1. Touring the interface
      4m 21s
    2. Making the most of Elements' tools
      4m 6s
    3. Arranging the panels
      4m 32s
    4. Zooming and panning
      4m 3s
    5. Viewing multiple photos
      3m 51s
    6. Undoing
      5m 15s
    7. Cropping
      3m 46s
    8. Resizing
      7m 18s
    9. Saving images and examining formats
      6m 2s
  3. 19m 23s
    1. Understanding layers
      7m 59s
    2. Managing layers in the Layers panel
      4m 33s
    3. Creating new layers
      6m 51s
  4. 38m 28s
    1. Why use selections?
      4m 20s
    2. Selecting with the marquee tools
      3m 56s
    3. Selecting with the lasso tools
      6m 40s
    4. Selecting by color and tone
      6m 22s
    5. Refining a selection
      4m 51s
    6. Selecting hair
      5m 42s
    7. Hiding content with a layer mask
      6m 37s
  5. 46m 54s
    1. Why use adjustment layers?
      5m 15s
    2. Adjusting color with a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer
      4m 32s
    3. Correcting lighting with a Levels adjustment layer
      3m 32s
    4. Adjusting part of an image with an adjustment layer
      5m 19s
    5. Exploring auto adjustments
      3m 55s
    6. Improving shadows and highlights
      2m 14s
    7. Removing a color cast
      1m 47s
    8. Fine-tuning with Color Curves
      3m 16s
    9. Converting to black and white
      2m 26s
    10. Correcting camera distortion
      5m 32s
    11. Reducing noise
      2m 56s
    12. Sharpening
      6m 10s
  6. 20m 51s
    1. Creating a panorama
      5m 6s
    2. Merging bracketed exposures
      6m 0s
    3. Removing people from a scene
      5m 25s
    4. Combining group shots
      4m 20s
  7. 29m 24s
    1. Removing blemishes
      3m 42s
    2. Reducing wrinkles and circles
      4m 16s
    3. Enhancing eyes
      5m 19s
    4. Removing red-eye
      3m 15s
    5. Adjusting skin tone
      2m 21s
    6. Removing dust spots
      4m 7s
    7. Removing content
      6m 24s
  8. 52m 36s
    1. What is Camera Raw?
      5m 18s
    2. Using the latest Camera Raw controls
      3m 16s
    3. Camera Raw basics
      6m 22s
    4. Making use of the histogram
      3m 45s
    5. Setting white balance
      3m 44s
    6. Adjusting lighting
      4m 28s
    7. Adjusting color saturation
      2m 9s
    8. Cropping and straightening
      3m 58s
    9. Reducing noise
      3m 33s
    10. Sharpening
      3m 38s
    11. Synchronizing edits to multiple photos
      3m 36s
    12. Outputting from Camera Raw
      6m 14s
    13. Using Camera Raw with JPEGs
      2m 35s
  9. 48s
    1. Next steps
      48s

Video: Synchronizing edits to multiple photos

Adjusting multiple files at once can be a real timesaver, and it's something that you can do relatively easy in the Camera Raw workspace. This feature is very useful if you have multiple files that you want to crop to the same shape, or maybe you shot multiple photos in the same lighting conditions and you got a little bit of a color cast problem in all of them. As long as multiple files have something in common that you need to fix, you can adjust them all at once in the Camera Raw workspace like this. I'll start by going to the File menu in the Expert edit workspace and choosing Open, and I'll navigate to a folder that contains multiple files.

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Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 02 Editing and Retouching Photos
4h 17m Beginner Nov 07, 2012

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Go beyond the automatic editing features in Adobe Photoshop Elements and find out how to make sophisticated edits using the program's Expert Edit mode. In this course, author, teacher, and photographer Jan Kabili explores the core features of the Expert Edit mode, from making exposure adjustments, retouching, and compositing images, to adding text. The course also takes a close look at adjusting photos with Adobe Camera Raw, included with Elements 11.

Topics include:
  • Arranging the panels and interface
  • Cropping and resizing photos
  • Creating new layers
  • Refining selections
  • Hiding content with a layer mask
  • Using adjustment layers
  • Correcting color, lighting, and contrast
  • Converting a color photo to black and white
  • Creating a panorama from multiple photos
  • Retouching blemishes and wrinkles
  • Making adjustments in Camera Raw
Subjects:
Photography Retouching
Software:
Photoshop Elements Elements
Author:
Jan Kabili

Synchronizing edits to multiple photos

Adjusting multiple files at once can be a real timesaver, and it's something that you can do relatively easy in the Camera Raw workspace. This feature is very useful if you have multiple files that you want to crop to the same shape, or maybe you shot multiple photos in the same lighting conditions and you got a little bit of a color cast problem in all of them. As long as multiple files have something in common that you need to fix, you can adjust them all at once in the Camera Raw workspace like this. I'll start by going to the File menu in the Expert edit workspace and choosing Open, and I'll navigate to a folder that contains multiple files.

I'll click on the first one, hold the Shift key, and click on the last to select them all, and then I'll click Open. Because those are all Raw files they all open into the Camera Raw workspace. Over in the column on the left when you have multiple files open, you'll see a thumbnail of each one. I'll start this process by clicking through these thumbnails just to see what each photo is, and I'm going to keep my eye over here on the Exposure settings. If the Exposure settings are all the same for these photos, I probably could get away with making color and tonal corrections to all of them.

I'll pick a representative thumbnail, maybe this one, then I'll go up and click the Select All button at the pop of the column on the left, so you can see that all five files are selected, but just one of them has a blue border around it, which is the one that I'm working on that I'm adjusting. Now it's important to only make adjustments that I want to apply to all five files. For example, I might tweak the White Balance, warming the files up a little bit. I'm noticing that this large area of clouds looks a little bit blown out, so I'm going to take the Highlights slider and drag that over to the left to try to bring some detail back into the clouds, and this should work for all the photos because they were all shot one right after the other, in the same light and with the same Exposure settings.

I can apply not only adjustments from the Basic Panel to multiple photos, I could also apply settings from the Detail Panel, like Sharpening and Noise Reduction. And I can even crop all the photos at once, by going up to the Crop Tool, I'll click and hold down that tool to bring up its menu, and I'll choose the aspect ratio that I need. So let's say that I want to put all five of these photos into 5x7 frames, I'll choose the 5x7 aspect ratio and then I'll click and drag a crop boundary in that ratio. I'm going to drag it up here to be sure to get the top of every image inside of the crop boundary, and I'll drag out a little further too.

And then to apply that crop I'll click Enter or Return on my keyboard. That applied the crop as well as the other changes that I've made over here in the Basic Panel to all five of the images. I can click through them one by one to see the results. Now if for some reason I want to remove some of these adjustments or the crop from one or more of these images I can just select that image and make a change. So I might go up to the Crop Tool with this image, click and hold, and choose Clear Crop. And that clears the crop from just that image, not the other four.

To confirm that, you can see a little Crop symbol at the bottom left of the first four thumbnails, but if I scroll down there is no crop symbol on this fifth image, the one that I just selected and on which I cleared the crop. Now that I'm done, if I select all the images again by clicking Select All, and then click Open Images, all five images will open into the Expert edit workspace, where I could further adjust them, resize them, and save them for final output. Or you could just click the Done button, which would close the Camera Raw workspace retaining the changes that I've made to all five of these images.

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