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Working with photos in Full Screen view

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So far in this course, the Organizer has been set to display files as thumbnail previews in the Photo Browser, either in Folder Location View as you see here, or in Thumbnail View. There is another useful way to view your photos in the Organizer and that is Full Screen View in which a single photo fills your monitor for the largest view available. Full Screen View is a great way to review your photos just after you import them to the Organizer. It's also useful for showing off your photos at your computer in the form of a simple slideshow that I'll show you how to make in the next movie.

Working with photos in Full Screen view

So far in this course, the Organizer has been set to display files as thumbnail previews in the Photo Browser, either in Folder Location View as you see here, or in Thumbnail View. There is another useful way to view your photos in the Organizer and that is Full Screen View in which a single photo fills your monitor for the largest view available. Full Screen View is a great way to review your photos just after you import them to the Organizer. It's also useful for showing off your photos at your computer in the form of a simple slideshow that I'll show you how to make in the next movie.

Now let's say that I've just brought into my Organizer these 6 files in the 04_01 folder. I want to run through them, pick out the winners in the duds, do some basic organization, and do some simple editing as well as mark my favorites for printing. All of that can be done from the Organizer's Full Screen View. That may be all that I'll ever do to some of these photos, maybe the less important images. In other cases I might go on to apply more complex editing and organization techniques to some of the images.

But it's really amazing that I can accomplish everything that I just mentioned from Full Screen View. In Photoshop Elements 8, Adobe has made Full Screen View even better by adding a quick edit and a quick organize panel, and by relocating and making the Control Bar easier to see. Before I take you into Full Screen View, I'm going to make a new empty album in the Album panel that I'll be applying in Full Screen View. I have already showed you how to make a new album. I'm going to go to the Albums panel, I'll click the arrow to the right of the screen plus, I'll choose New Album and I'll give the album a name.

I'm going to call this one Leadville, which is the name of the town in these photos. And then I'm going to uncheck Backup Synchronize. I'm not going to put any photos in this album now. I'll leave it empty and I'll click Done. There's my new album waiting in the Albums panel. I can bring one or multiple images into Full Screen View. In this case, I want to bring all six of the images in the 04_01 folder. So I'm going to select them all by clicking on the first one and holding down the Shift key as I click on the last one of the six.

Then I'm going to go up to the top of the Organizer, and I'm going to click this icon that looks like a monitor. There is another way to get to the same place from the Display menu here at the top of the Organizer. Here I can choose View, Edit or Organize in Full Screen, either way it works fine, and that opens the first of the images in Full Screen View. You may have noticed that there were a couple of panels opened just a moment ago. Those are the new quick edit and quick organize panels. When they're not being used, they collapse over to the side, as they are now.

To expand either panel, I'll move my mouse over that panel, and it pops out. When I'm not using the panel, and I move my mouse off of it, if I wait just a moment, the panel collapses again. The Quick Organize panel does the same thing, pops out, and collapses back when I'm not using it. You may also notice that the control bar at the bottom of the screen keeps popping up and going away. That's because whenever I move my mouse, the Control Bar reappears, but when I leave my mouse still, the Control Bar collapses again.

I move my mouse over that Quick Edit panel, and I would like it to stay open for a moment, so I can show you its features. So I'm going to click this little thumbnail icon to pan it open. This new Quick Edit panel offers so many more automatic editing commands than were available in Full Screen View in the last version of Elements. The commands in this panel are almost the same as those in the Fix tab of the Organizer's taskbar, which I'll show you in another movie. Because these are all auto commands, all you have to do is choose the one you want, and click on it to affect the image.

Auto Smart Fix is a general attempt to correct the color and tone in the image. If an image has an unwanted colorcast, sometimes I'll try the Auto Color command. Auto Levels and Auto Contrast are two commands that will try to improve the tonal range or contrast in an image. Auto Contrast does that without affecting color. Auto Levels can sometimes have an affect on color. So I think that this image could use a boost in the tonal range making the whites whiter and the darks darker. And I also think it could use a bit of color shift.

So I'm going to try Auto Levels, as just an example of the corrections available in the Quick Edit panel. I'll just click once on that icon and right away the image looks a lot better, with the brights brighter, the darks darker, and what I think is a slight pleasing Shift in color. There are some other commands here too. The Auto Sharpen command will make the details in any image looks sharper. I'll click there, so you can see the effect on this image. If you're working with an image in which a person's eyes look red as a result of camera flash, you can choose Auto Redeye Fix to have Elements fix that problem automatically.

This is very much like the Redeye tools that you find elsewhere in Elements. Next, there's a link to Elements full editor. So if you wanted to do more editing to this image, you can click this link to open this image in the Editor. And then there's a link to Premiere Elements the video editing program. Here there's an Undo button. So if you apply one of the commands, and you don't like it, you can click this Undo button right after you apply it, to basically move back one step in time. Then there is a Redo button to go one step ahead in the other direction.

If you want to throw the image away, you can click this Delete icon, but I'd be careful of that one. Here's an icon to mark the file for printing, if it's a file that you really like. I'll go ahead and click that just so you can see what it does. If you look over on the filmstrip on the right, notice that there is a small Print icon on the thumbnail of this photo. While I'm here in the filmstrip, I'll mention that you can use the filmstrip to navigate from open image to open image in Full Screen View. So if I wanted to see this image for example, I could click on its thumbnail here and it appears Full Screen.

There are a couple of other features in the Quick Edit panel. If you need to rotate your image 90 degrees to the right or the left to change its orientation, you can do that from these icons just like the ones that I showed you at the top of the Organizer's Photo Browser. Then up here is another place from which you can apply the Organizer's Star Rating system. So if I really like an image, I'll click on the fifth star here to give it five stars, and then I might go over to the filmstrip, and click on another image, and maybe I don't like this one.

So I'll go to the Star Rating field here, and I'll click on the far left star to give this image one star. I'll be able to search on these stars back in the Photo Browser, as I showed you how to do in an earlier movie. I'm done using the Quick Fix panel now so I'm going to unpin it by clicking the Auto hide icon right here, and now if I move my mouse off that panel, in just a moment it will collapse back over to the side of the screen. I am going to move my mouse back over the Quick Edit panel to show you one more feature and that is the X here at the top right, which will close the panel completely.

So watch what happens when I do that. The Quick Edit panel disappears completely. Now, if I wanted to reopen it, I could come down to the Control Bar, and move my mouse over this icon to toggle open the Quick Edit panel like this. Now it will just collapse to the side of the screen in a moment. Now let's take a look at the Quick Organize panel here. It collapses and expands and opens and closes just like the Quick Edit panel, and there is a separate button in the Control Bar for toggling this panel as well.

So I'll move my mouse over the panel to expand it. From here, I can do some simple editing tasks. First of all, I can include the open image in any existing album that I've already created back in the Photo Browser View. So here, I can see the Leadville album that I made at the beginning of this movie. If I want to include this particular image in that album, all I have to do is click on the Leadville album. I can also apply keyword tags from the keyword cloud that appears here in the Quick Organize panel.

So I might apply the Colorado tag by just clicking on that tag here in the cloud. Now, if you take a look over at the filmstrip, and you have good eyes, you'll see that there is a keyword tag on the thumbnail for this image. I will move back over the Quick Organize panel to open it again, and say I want to make a new keyword tag. I can do that from this panel too, and I can apply the new keyword tag to the opened image. So I'll click here where it says Tag Media, and I'll type the West, and then I'll click the plus sign there to apply that new tag to this particular image, and to include that new tag here in the Keyword Tag Cloud.

Then I'll move my mouse off of the Quick Organize panel to close it. Before I exit out of Full Screen Mode, I want to show you a little bit more about the Control Bar. Here there is a left arrow and a right arrow, and I can use those arrows to scroll between the opened images as an alternative to using the filmstrip. This is actually a little faster Here are the toggles for the Quick Organize panel and the Quick Edit panel, and here is a toggle for the filmstrip. So if I click this, the filmstrip goes away and I have more room to display an image.

Now if I move to a landscape image, it's not obscured by that filmstrip on the side. There are some other controls here. These relate to a slide show that you can make here in Full Screen Mode, as I'll show you in the next movie. And if I click this arrow, I find a couple of other controls for moving between Full Screen View and comparative views of the image, which I'll talk about in another movie in this chapter. When I'm ready to exit Full Screen View, I'll do that from the Control Bar by pressing this X right here. That takes me back to the Photo Browser View of the Organizer.

Here is a message about the Photo that I marked for printing in Full Screen view. I could choose to order prints of that photo, or to print the photo on my own desktop printer from here. But I'm just going to cancel for now. You can also see that the Saloon image has a few icons representing the album in to which I added this image from Full Screen view, and the two tags that I applied to this image in Full Screen view. And then you'll also see the stars with which I rated these images in the Full Screen View. So as you have seen Full Screen View offers lots of useful features for reviewing and doing simple editing and organizing of your photos.

It's much more user friendly in this version of Elements with the new Quick Edit and Quick Organize panels, and the new Control Bar. Try using Full Screen View right after you import a batch of photos to perform the basic tasks on your newly imported photos. One caveat. If you are working on a photo that is not physically on your hard-drive, but rather is on external media like a CD, a DVD, or an external drive, if you try to open that file in Full Screen view, you'll get a message that you can't do so unless you attach your external drive to your computer.

That's because the only version of that image that's on your computer is a low resolution thumbnail that's too small a file to open successfully in Full Screen view.

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Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows Essential Training

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  1. 10m 20s
    1. Welcome
      1m 13s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 35s
    3. Launching the Welcome screen
      3m 12s
    4. Touring Elements
      4m 20s
  2. 29m 45s
    1. Working with catalogs
      3m 16s
    2. Getting photos from your hard drive
      2m 49s
    3. Changing thumbnail display options
      4m 35s
    4. Getting photos from a camera or card
      9m 43s
    5. Getting photos from a CD/DVD or an external drive
      4m 46s
    6. Getting photos from a scanner
      4m 36s
  3. 43m 15s
    1. Touring the Organizer interface
      5m 44s
    2. Viewing photos
      5m 11s
    3. Selecting photos
      2m 58s
    4. Rotating photos
      2m 39s
    5. Renaming photos
      2m 7s
    6. Fixing photo dates
      2m 0s
    7. Hiding and deleting photos
      5m 24s
    8. Stacking photos
      8m 9s
    9. Moving files
      4m 43s
    10. Backing up catalogs
      4m 20s
  4. 52m 4s
    1. Applying keyword tags
      8m 33s
    2. Finding photos by keyword tags
      3m 41s
    3. Finding photos with the Keyword Tag Cloud
      1m 56s
    4. Applying Smart Tags
      4m 29s
    5. Automatically tagging people in photos
      7m 54s
    6. Applying star ratings
      2m 48s
    7. Organizing photos in albums
      4m 10s
    8. Organizing photos in Smart Albums
      6m 44s
    9. Finding photos with Text Search
      4m 31s
    10. Finding photos from the Find menu
      5m 10s
    11. Finding photos in the Timeline
      2m 8s
  5. 29m 18s
    1. Working with photos in Full Screen view
      11m 12s
    2. Viewing slideshows in Full Screen view
      4m 10s
    3. Comparing photos
      5m 22s
    4. Using Date View
      3m 41s
    5. Mapping photos
      4m 53s
  6. 56m 46s
    1. Applying Photo Fix options in the Organizer
      8m 22s
    2. Touring the Quick Fix workspace in the Editor
      6m 12s
    3. Applying Quick Fix controls
      11m 10s
    4. Using Quick Fix tools
      11m 2s
    5. Working in Guided Edit in the Editor
      4m 45s
    6. Fixing group shots in Guided Edit
      5m 57s
    7. Applying the Scene Cleaner in Guided Edit
      9m 18s
  7. 1h 12m
    1. Touring the Full Edit interface
      5m 5s
    2. Opening files in Full Edit
      2m 13s
    3. Working with tabbed documents
      6m 57s
    4. Using tools
      6m 11s
    5. Setting editing preferences
      4m 22s
    6. Adjusting color settings
      4m 18s
    7. Using Undo History
      5m 56s
    8. Zooming and navigating
      6m 30s
    9. Creating a blank file
      5m 58s
    10. Photo resizing and resolution
      9m 59s
    11. Using the Recompose tool
      3m 8s
    12. Enlarging the canvas
      3m 49s
    13. Saving files
      7m 47s
  8. 17m 36s
    1. Understanding layers
      3m 28s
    2. Working in the Layers panel
      4m 51s
    3. Combining images with layer masks
      9m 17s
  9. 19m 54s
    1. Understanding selections
      2m 27s
    2. Manual selection tools
      7m 6s
    3. Automatic selection tools
      6m 27s
    4. Modifying and saving selections
      3m 54s
  10. 1h 0m
    1. Cropping and straightening
      3m 49s
    2. Applying a Shadows/Highlights adjustment
      2m 54s
    3. Applying adjustment layers
      7m 53s
    4. Adding a Levels adjustment layer
      4m 12s
    5. Merging multiple exposures
      6m 33s
    6. Adding a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer
      3m 54s
    7. Adjusting with Color Curves
      3m 39s
    8. Removing a color cast
      3m 21s
    9. Correcting skin tone
      2m 34s
    10. Reducing digital noise
      4m 4s
    11. Sharpening photos
      7m 42s
    12. Working with raw photos
      9m 52s
  11. 24m 50s
    1. Using the Smart Brush tool
      7m 52s
    2. Using the Detail Smart Brush tool
      4m 26s
    3. Dodging and burning
      2m 18s
    4. Healing wrinkles and blemishes
      5m 17s
    5. Removing content with the Clone Stamp tool
      3m 41s
    6. Removing red-eye
      1m 16s
  12. 31m 3s
    1. Applying filters
      5m 8s
    2. Adding effects
      3m 16s
    3. Running automated actions
      1m 51s
    4. Using layer styles
      6m 6s
    5. Using shapes
      8m 12s
    6. Using the Cookie Cutter tool
      3m 13s
    7. Converting color to black and white
      3m 17s
  13. 9m 29s
    1. Creating text
      5m 8s
    2. Editing text
      2m 59s
    3. Warping text
      1m 22s
  14. 38m 50s
    1. Making a photo book
      8m 26s
    2. Making a photo collage
      9m 0s
    3. Creating a slideshow
      11m 25s
    4. Stitching a photo panorama
      4m 3s
    5. Preparing images for the web
      5m 56s
  15. 33m 54s
    1. Printing photos
      2m 58s
    2. Printing contact sheets and picture packages
      4m 58s
    3. Sending photos by email and Photo Mail
      5m 57s
    4. Burning photos to CD/DVD
      1m 17s
    5. Ordering prints and books
      1m 59s
    6. Signing up for Photoshop.com
      3m 15s
    7. Sharing photos online at Photoshop.com
      7m 40s
    8. Backing up and synchronizing online
      3m 40s
    9. Getting inspiration from Adobe.com
      2m 10s
  16. 26s
    1. Goodbye
      26s

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