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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
Skill Level Beginner
In the last movie, I should you have to make a greeting card in Elements' Create workspace. Now, let's take a look at how to output a greeting card or other photo projects that you can make here. In the last movie, when I saved this greeting card, I saved it in the special .PSE format which stands for Photoshop Elements Project format, and I opted to include the card in my Organizer. So, here in the exercise files, I have another version of the same card that I made earlier, also in the PSE format.
If I want to take this card back into the Create workspace, to edit something about it, I can do that by selecting it here in the Organizer, and then going down and clicking Editor at the bottom of the Organizer to launch the Editor, and, to reopen the card in the Create workspace. Here for example, I might change the font with the Type tool selected, I'll click on the word Paris in the card, I'll click and drag over the word highlight it and then I'll come down, and I could do something like change the font from this menu, and then click the green check mark to accept that change; that switches me to Move tool.
I'm going to select a different tool to hide that bounding box, and then I would click the Save button again, to save the card with this change. If I'm going to print this card myself then, I would click the Print button and follow the instructions in the Print dialog. If, when I began to make this card, I had chosen one of these sizes that can be printed by Shutterfly, a commercial printer, there would be an Order button down here and clicking that Order button, would take me to a series of screens through which I order copies of the card to be printed for a fee and delivered to me.
But, what if I want to attach this card to an email or put a copy of it up on a website. Well in that case, I'll go up to the File menu, and I'll come down here to Export Card, and if this were a different kind of project, this would say Export Book or Export Calendar. When I choose Export Card, I have the option to save the card as JPEG, TIF, or PDF. I'm going to choose JPEG, I'll browse to my desktop and save it there, and click OK, and then I'll click OK.
And, that will make a copy of .PSE file and save a copy as a JPEG, giving me even more options to share it with family and friends.