Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Editing automatically with actions, part of Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 11.
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The Expert Edit workspace comes with an Actions panel that contains some…prerecorded actions, each of which is a series of steps that you can play back…on a photo to create an effect or perform a technique.…Let's open this photo into the Expert Edit workspace to run an action.…I'll select the photo and click the Editor button at the bottom of the…Organizer, and here in the Editor I'll make sure I am in the Expert Edit workspace.…I am going to open the Actions panel which I can access either from the Window…menu or by clicking the More icon at the bottom of the Panel Bin.…
That opens this group of panels, one of which is the Actions panel.…I can bring the Actions panel to the foreground of this group by clicking its tab.…Because this is a floating panel I can move it by clicking its title bar and…dragging it, so I can see more of the photo.…In the Actions panel there are some categories of actions.…To expand a category I'll click the arrow to the left of the yellow folder.…So here are some actions that add a border at the bottom of a photo that you can…
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