Join Ted LoCascio for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding Photoshop Elements, part of Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training.
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If you watching these movies, then you probably already know that Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac contains image editing capabilities. This means that you can improve the appearance of your digital photographs by using the tools available in the Elements 6 application. By taking the time to learn how to use these features properly, you can get better prints of your photographs and improve the way your images appear on any device such as a computer monitor, a cell phone or a digital photo frame. But there is also a lot more you can do with your images in Elements 6. You can organize your images, combine them into multi-page projects and ultimately share them with your family and friends.
Elements 6 actually contains three applications: Adobe Bridge, Elements and the Welcome Screen that you see here. With a simple click of a button, you can use the Welcome Screen to launch Adobe Bridge, import images from a camera or a scanner or open a recent image in Elements. You can also use the Welcome Screen to start a new photo project from scratch. Let's go ahead and launch Adobe Bridge. The Adobe Bridge application allows you to organize your photographs so that you can locate the images that you would like to work with quickly and easily.
You can also use Bridge to open your images in the Elements' Editing workspace. Let's go ahead and open one now. I'm going to double-click this selected image. The Elements application contains various editing tools that you can use to improve the appearance of your photographs. Under the Edit tab, you can choose to work in Full Edit mode, Quick Fix mode or Guided Edit mode. The Create tab contains controls that can assist you in creating photo projects such as a photo book, photo collage, web photo gallery or a PDF slideshow.
The controls under the Share tab can assist you in preparing images for web display or to be emailed to your friends and family. You can also order photo prints online and burn images to CD or DVD directly from here. Now that you understand how Elements 6 for Mac is structured, we can begin using these applications to organize, edit and share images.
- Identifying photos by name, keyword, rating, and label
- Locating photos with searches, filters, collections, and stacks
- Using automated red-eye correction and sharpening tools
- Making detailed color and tone corrections
- Using Photomerge on faces and groups
- Working with filters, artwork, and other image customizations