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Photoshop Elements 12 Essential Training

with Jan Kabili

Video: Welcome

Get familiar with the photo organizing, editing, and sharing features of Adobe Photoshop Elements 12, the less expensive version of Photoshop that is ideal for casual photographers who want to achieve professional results.
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  1. 14m 24s
    1. Welcome
    2. Elements overview
      6m 18s
    3. Working with catalogs
      4m 17s
    4. Using the exercise files
      2m 55s
  2. 22m 19s
    1. Preparing to import
      3m 34s
    2. Importing photos from a hard drive
      4m 15s
    3. Importing photos from a camera
      6m 21s
    4. Importing photos from iPhoto (Mac only)
      5m 25s
    5. Viewing imported photos
      2m 44s
  3. 35m 58s
    1. Using the Organizer Instant Fix
      4m 59s
    2. Overview of working in the editor Quick Edit workspace
      7m 27s
    3. Fixing lighting and color in Quick Edit
      6m 49s
    4. Fixing red-eye and pet-eye in Quick Edit
      3m 47s
    5. Adding effects, borders, and textures in Quick Edit
      2m 54s
    6. Touching up photos in Guided Edit
      5m 30s
    7. Adding special effects in Guided Edit
      4m 32s
  4. 26m 25s
    1. Overview of the Expert Edit workspace
      2m 40s
    2. Working with the editing tools
      3m 56s
    3. Customizing panels
      3m 43s
    4. Picking colors
      3m 17s
    5. Undoing and using History
      3m 31s
    6. Saving and choosing file formats
      6m 15s
    7. Viewing multiple documents
      3m 3s
  5. 23m 6s
    1. Cropping photos
      4m 53s
    2. Straightening photos with Content-Aware Fill
      4m 42s
    3. Resizing photos for print
      5m 43s
    4. Resizing photos for the web
      2m 31s
    5. Changing photo orientation with the Recompose tool
      3m 41s
    6. Adding canvas size
      1m 36s
  6. 33m 3s
    1. What are layers?
      3m 20s
    2. Managing layers in the Layers panel
      6m 33s
    3. Text and shape layers
      5m 17s
    4. Building a layered composite
      5m 18s
    5. Fine-tuning a composite with blend modes
      4m 51s
    6. Fine-tuning a composite with layer masks
      7m 44s
  7. 27m 29s
    1. Why use selections?
      6m 46s
    2. Using the marquee tools
      3m 12s
    3. Using the lasso tools
      3m 3s
    4. Using the Quick Selection and Magic Wand tools
      2m 36s
    5. Refining a selection
      8m 7s
    6. Modifying a selection
      3m 45s
  8. 47m 27s
    1. Auto smart toning
      2m 44s
    2. Why use adjustment layers to correct photos?
      2m 16s
    3. Adding adjustment layers
      3m 45s
    4. Editing adjustment layers
      3m 3s
    5. Limiting adjustment layers with masks
      4m 17s
    6. Controlling adjustment layers
      2m 44s
    7. Improving shadows and highlights
      2m 12s
    8. Removing color casts
      1m 51s
    9. Correcting camera distortions
      3m 36s
    10. Converting to black and white
      1m 32s
    11. Reducing digital noise
      4m 40s
    12. Output sharpening
      5m 50s
    13. Retouching with the Healing and Clone Stamp tools
      6m 42s
    14. Using the Content-Aware Move tool
      2m 15s
  9. 42m 13s
    1. What is Camera Raw?
      2m 40s
    2. Opening raw and non-raw image files in Camera Raw
      3m 49s
    3. Touring the Camera Raw interface
      7m 15s
    4. Setting white balance
      3m 25s
    5. Adjusting lighting and color with Basic sliders
      6m 28s
    6. Cropping and straightening in Camera Raw
      2m 39s
    7. Reducing noise
      2m 50s
    8. Sharpening
      4m 31s
    9. Outputting from Camera Raw
      6m 14s
    10. Synchronizing edits to multiple photos
      2m 22s
  10. 30m 34s
    1. Overview of the Organizer
      4m 52s
    2. Designating a watched folder for new photos (Windows only)
      2m 27s
    3. Viewing information about your photos
      2m 17s
    4. Adding captions and notes
      1m 18s
    5. Sorting photos in Media view
      3m 24s
    6. Rating photos with star rankings
      6m 41s
    7. Stacking related photos
      2m 34s
    8. Using Full Screen view
      3m 29s
    9. Making a full-screen slideshow
      3m 32s
  11. 8m 4s
    1. Moving files the right way
      1m 52s
    2. Renaming files the right way
      1m 25s
    3. Reconnecting missing files
      3m 19s
    4. Removing files from a catalog
      1m 28s
  12. 7m 5s
    1. Creating albums
      5m 10s
    2. Organizing albums
      1m 55s
  13. 25m 59s
    1. Creating keyword tags
      3m 24s
    2. Organizing keyword tags
      5m 27s
    3. Applying keywords to photos
      6m 45s
    4. Finding photos by keyword
      3m 2s
    5. Searching by metadata
      3m 33s
    6. Using Saved Searches
      3m 48s
  14. 34m 48s
    1. Automatically identifying people in your photos
      5m 22s
    2. Manually identifying people in your photos
      4m 13s
    3. Viewing photos in People view
      3m 54s
    4. Working with People tags
      4m 28s
    5. Organizing by events
      5m 7s
    6. Organizing by Smart Events
      3m 21s
    7. Viewing photos on a map
      3m 45s
    8. Adding location data to photos for mapping
      4m 38s
  15. 24m 16s
    1. Sharing to mobile devices with Revel
      4m 54s
    2. Sharing photos to Facebook
      3m 0s
    3. Setting up color management
      6m 30s
    4. Printing in Photoshop Elements
      5m 52s
    5. Printing with color management
      4m 0s
  16. 40s
    1. Goodbye

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Photoshop Elements 12 Essential Training
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In this course, author Jan Kabili introduces the photo organizing, editing, and sharing features of Adobe Photoshop Elements 12, the less expensive version of Photoshop that is ideal for casual photographers who want to achieve professional results. First, Jan covers importing, organizing, and finding photos with the Organizer. Then she explains how and when to use each of the editing workspaces—from Quick Edit to Expert Edit—and make color corrections, retouch blemishes, composite images, and more. The final chapter offers creative ways to share photos with Elements, including print projects like greeting cards, calendars, and books; email photos; and post them on Facebook and Flickr.

Topics include:
  • Importing photos from a camera, computer, or iPhoto library
  • Adding keyword tags and ratings to photos
  • Automatically tagging people
  • Organizing photos into albums
  • Renaming and moving photos
  • Correcting common photo problems automatically
  • Retouching photos of friends and family
  • Adjusting lighting and color
  • Working with layers and layer masks
  • Converting photos to black and white
  • Cropping and straightening photos
  • Adding text to photos
  • Working with raw photos
  • Making a slideshow
  • Ordering prints
Photoshop Elements Elements


(Music) Hi everyone. This is Jan Kabili. Welcome to Photoshop Elements 12, Essential Training. In this course, I'll be covering the essentials of Photoshop Elements 12 from soup to nuts. We'll start with importing your photos to Elements' organizer. Then, we'll jump right in to how to edit your photos. I'll show you lots of techniques for making quick edits to your own photos. And then, we'll turn to more advanced techniques in Elements Expert Edit Workspace and in Camera Raw which comes with Elements.

From there, we'll turn to the other major portion of Elements. It's Organizer where I'll be showing you ways to evaluate your photos, to organize them. And to find just the photos you're looking for. We'll finish off with a look at how to share and print your photos. So, there's lots to cover, and I know you're eager to get started, as I am. So, let's jump into Photoshop Elements 12 Essential Training.

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