Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding text, part of Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 11.
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You can add editable text on top of an image in the Expert Edit workspace.…Let's open this image to that workspace to see how the Type tools work.…Here in the Expert Edit workspace I'm going to go to the Type tool in the…toolbar and click there.…That brings up the Horizontal Type tool options in the tool Options bar and…turns my cursor into an I-beam, which means I'm about to add editable type.…I'll click in the image and I'm going to type paris.…Then I'll click the green checkmark to commit that change which is something you…have to do whenever you're entering or editing text.…
That automatically makes a new layer in the Layers panel, this is a special Type…layer, you know that because it has this big T icon on it and the layer is…automatically named with the text that I've typed.…Entering text like that also automatically switches me from the Type tool to…the Move tool because Elements figures that I want to move this Type layer into place.…I'll do just that by clicking inside the move bounding box and dragging to…
The course begins with a look at how to import your photos into Elements, and then dives right into editing photos with the Photo Fix, Quick Edit, and Guided Edit workspaces. Jan also introduces the Expert Edit workspace, which provides tools for making selections, retouching, compositing, adding text, and more. Finally, the course reviews the Elements 11 sharing features, including crafting photo creations like greeting cards, emailing photos, and sharing photos on Facebook.
- What is Elements?
- Working with catalogs
- Importing photos from your computer, camera, or iPhoto
- Applying one-click photo adjustments in the Organizer
- Using Quick Edit and Guided Edit in the Editor
- Retouching with the Healing Brush tools
- Correcting skin tones
- Editing automatically with actions
- Organizing photos by people, places, or events
- Sharing photos by email and on Facebook