Join Chad Chelius for an in-depth discussion in this video Sharing your images via photoshop.com, part of Learning Photoshop Elements 9.
What good are all those great photos that you've taken if you don't share them with your friends and family? The days of manually processing each image and uploading them manually to a specific service are over. Thanks to Photoshop Elements 9. Now, thanks to the Photoshop.com service from Adobe, you can quickly and easily share your images for friends and family to see. I'm beginning this lesson from the Adobe Elements 9 Organizer. And I've decided that I have some really great photos of big cats that I want to share with friends and family.
So, what I'm going to do is, I'm going to select several of these images in the Organizer. You can select any images that you like. But you can hold down Shift to select continuous images or you can hold down the Command key on Mac or Ctrl key on Windows to select noncontinuous images. So I'm just going to scroll through here, see if there's any others that I want to add. That looks pretty good. Now, to share these using Photoshop.com, I'm going to come over here to the Share tab in the Organizer, and I'm going to come over to the Online Album and I have the choice of creating a new album or to share the existing album. So I'm going to go ahead and create a brand new album and I want to share it to Photoshop.com.
I can also export it to my hard drive, but this is the one that I really want to focus on right now. Photoshop.com is a service provided by Adobe. It is free of charge and with that service you get 2 gigabits of online storage. All you need to create a Photoshop.com account is an Adobe ID, and the Adobe ID is also free, and you can sign up and create one at the Adobe.com websites. So I'm going to create a new album. I'm going to share it to Photoshop.com, and I'm going to click Next. And in this Next pane, I can choose an album category if I wish and I can give this album a name.
And I'm going to call this album Big Cats. You can see all these images are listed, and if I realize that I forgot an image, I can always add it later on. I'm just going to drag some image here and drag it in here, so you can see how this works. And you can see that when I add it in here, it automatically drops it into the files that I'm going to be sharing. You can also click and drag these to kind of change the order of the images as well. So I'm going to actually select this and click the minus button to remove it.
And these are the files that I'm going to share. If I click the Sharing tab, this is actually going to allow me to customize the album that I'm going to share on Photoshop.com. So I'm going to choose, I think I'll choose this one. I'll just double-click on this layout and it's going to rebuild the layout, and you can see the design of this layout and how it's going to work. You can come over here, I'm going to click Share to Photoshop.com. And I'm also going to Display it in My Gallery, that way, everybody can see it who has the link. If I want to, I can put a message in here and I can actually send an email letting people know.
Now, in addition, I do have some Slideshow settings down here and I can change the Background Color and I can even include Sound Effects if I want to. I'm going to go ahead and leave those at their defaults for now and I'm going to go ahead and click on the Done button. Now, one more thing before I do that, I can click these two options to allow viewers to download my photos and I can allow them to order prints online which makes it really easy for them to order their own prints. I'm going to go ahead and click the Done button and it's going to save my gallery. Now, if you look in the upper right-hand corner, you'll see that I have this Backup/Synchronization agent that is actually uploading my album to my Photoshop.com Gallery.
Now I'm on the Mac OS. If you're on Windows, you'll see the Backup/Synchronization agent in the lower right-hand corner, but it'll provide the same options. And if I click on that icon and I view Backup/Sync status, it's going to show me the images that it's synchronizing to Photoshop.com. Now, currently, I actually have other files that are synchronizing in addition to the ones that are in my Gallery Album. However, I'm going to go ahead and close this and they should have already synchronized by now.
To verify that my album has uploaded, I'm going to open up my web browser. And I'm going to go to Photoshop.com. And I'm going to sign in. (audio playing). And once I log in, I'm going to scroll down to the bottom, and go to My Gallery. And you'll see that the Big Cats gallery has already been uploaded to Photoshop.com and I can click on this.
I'll actually double-click on it to open it up. And it will actually play the slideshow based on the layout that we chose inside of Photoshop Elements 9. And there we have all of our images. So I'm just going to return to the Organizer. And as you can see, it's quite easy to share your images on Photoshop.com.. Once again, it's free and there's no longer any excuse for not keeping friends and family updated with the latest pictures that you've taken.
Simply give them the URL for your gallery and they can see all of those images inside of that slideshow. Photoshop Elements 9 makes it incredibly easy to share those images on Photoshop.com.
- Working with photos in the Organizer workspace
- Understanding the Editor workspace
- Organizing and sharing your images
- Basic image editing
- Understanding layers
- Creating a photo collage
- Using Photomerge
- Removing unwanted items using Content-Aware Fill
- Creating a greeting card or calendar