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Working in Guided Edit

From: Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 11

Video: Working in Guided Edit

In this chapter we'll look at another of the Editor workspaces, the Guided Edit workspace. Guided Edit offers a list of specific techniques with step-by-step instructions in tools for performing those techniques, everything from brightening an image, to adding a vignette effect. Let's take a look at how Guided Edit works. Here in the Organizer I am going to select a couple of images I 'll click on one and Ctrl+Click--Command+Click on the Mac-- on another and then I will click the Editor Button in the task pane at the bottom of the Organizer. My Editor open to Quick Edit mode because that's the last place where I was working.

Working in Guided Edit

In this chapter we'll look at another of the Editor workspaces, the Guided Edit workspace. Guided Edit offers a list of specific techniques with step-by-step instructions in tools for performing those techniques, everything from brightening an image, to adding a vignette effect. Let's take a look at how Guided Edit works. Here in the Organizer I am going to select a couple of images I 'll click on one and Ctrl+Click--Command+Click on the Mac-- on another and then I will click the Editor Button in the task pane at the bottom of the Organizer. My Editor open to Quick Edit mode because that's the last place where I was working.

I can switch these open images over to Guided Edit mode by simply clicking the Guided Tab at the top of the Editor. Guided Edit mode has a Photo Bin just like Quick Edit mode and in the Photo Bin I can see my two open images. If I want to work on this other image, I'll double-click it in the Photo Bin as in Quick Edit mode, if you're Photo Bin isn't open you can just click the Phone Bin icon in the Taskbar at the bottom of the screen. In Guided Edit Mode the toolbar only has a Zoom tool and a Hand tool so if you can Zoom tool, you can then zoom in on the image a bit and if you zoom in so far that you can't see the whole thing in the document window.

The Hand tool will allow you to move the image around in the document window. And there are options in the tool Options bar for the Hand tool here so I can click 1:1 to go back to 100% view of the image. The heart of Guided Edit is over here in the column on the right; here you'll see categories like Touchups with a list of Guided Edit techniques in that category. If I scroll down here is another category of Photo Effects everything from Depth Of Field, to Line Drawing, to Old Fashioned Photo and more. And if I scroll down even further there is a category called Photo Play which has some fun effects like an Out Of Bounds effect, a Pop Art effect and so forth.

I am going to scroll back up to the top and in this case I just want to apply real simple Guided Edit to show you how it works in general. So this image is a little dark, I'll click the Brightness Contrast Guided Edit, that changes the column on the right to give me instructions and tools for brightening an image and increasing its contrast. The beauty of Guided Edit is that all you have to do is read through the instructions. So these instructions tell me to click this Auto Fix button to apply a General Fix to under or over exposed images, great this is an underexposed image.

So I'll do that, click Auto Fix and the image looks better already and down here's another instruction to fine- tune the result by dragging the sliders. So I could try increasing the Brightness slider and maybe increasing the Contrast or decreasing the Contrast which is something that I often do with a portrait to soften the look. Now if I don't like the result I can come up to the top of this Guided Edit panel and click the Reset Panel button, but I'm actually going to leave it because I like it, and I'll come down and click Done. And that's basically all there is to applying a Guided Edit just follow the instructions and use the tools that are offered in the column on the right.

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Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 11

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Jan Kabili
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  1. 9m 19s
    1. Welcome
      58s
    2. What is Elements?
      2m 36s
    3. Getting acquainted with Elements workspaces
      5m 45s
  2. 19m 37s
    1. Working with catalogs
      4m 22s
    2. Importing and using the exercise files
      3m 41s
    3. Importing photos from your computer
      2m 49s
    4. Importing photos from your camera
      4m 50s
    5. Importing photos from iPhoto (Mac only)
      3m 55s
  3. 11m 9s
    1. Cropping in Photo Fix
      4m 52s
    2. Applying one-click adjustments in Photo Fix
      4m 27s
    3. Fixing red-eye in Photo Fix
      1m 50s
  4. 27m 6s
    1. Working in Quick Edit
      6m 8s
    2. Adjusting lighting
      3m 41s
    3. Adjusting color
      4m 4s
    4. Making selective adjustments
      4m 33s
    5. Retouching with the Healing Brush tools
      4m 53s
    6. Saving edited images
      3m 47s
  5. 8m 46s
    1. Working in Guided Edit
      2m 56s
    2. Correcting skin tones in Guided Edit
      2m 44s
    3. Applying a vignette in Guided Edit
      3m 6s
  6. 32m 46s
    1. Touring the Expert Edit interface
      4m 49s
    2. Working with layers
      8m 55s
    3. Working with selections
      6m 18s
    4. Improving photos with adjustment layers
      5m 37s
    5. Editing automatically with actions
      2m 34s
    6. Adding text
      4m 33s
  7. 36m 37s
    1. Touring the Organizer
      4m 30s
    2. Managing files and folders
      4m 35s
    3. Organizing using People
      8m 43s
    4. Organizing using Places
      5m 1s
    5. Organizing using Events
      3m 28s
    6. Keyword tagging
      4m 12s
    7. Grouping photos into albums
      6m 8s
  8. 10m 1s
    1. Making a photo creation
      7m 39s
    2. Outputting a photo creation
      2m 22s
  9. 11m 6s
    1. Sending photos by email
      4m 49s
    2. Sharing photos to Facebook
      3m 9s
    3. Exporting photos
      3m 8s
  10. 21s
    1. Goodbye
      21s

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