Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video What is Photoshop Elements?, part of Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 10.
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Photoshop Elements is a one stop shop for amateur photographers.…In a way it's like having two programs in one: …an organizer for keeping track of photos, and an editor for making your photos…look their very best.…Let's take a tour of the main components of Elements to give you a sense of…what each one does, and how to get from one area of the program to the other.…Later in the course, we'll come back to look at each area in more detail.…I happen to be working on Windows, but Elements works pretty much the same way on a Mac too.…I'll point out any small differences as we go along.…
I launched Elements on Windows from this shortcut that was added to my Desktop…when I installed the program, and that took me here to the Welcome screen.…From the Welcome screen I can access either of the two components of Elements;…the Organizer or the Editor.…If I wanted to jump right into edit a particular photo, I could click the Edit…button, and that would launch the Editor portion of the program to the Full…
Next, Jan addresses Elements’ Quick Photo Edit and Guided Photo Edit workspaces, which streamline and simplify many common photo-editing tasks. She then introduces the basics of editing in the Full Photo Edit workspace, which provides tools for selecting portions of images, retouching, compositing images, adding text, and more.
The course wraps up with an overview of Elements 10's sharing features, including creating greeting cards, printing and emailing photos, and sharing photos on Facebook.
- Importing photos
- Keyword tagging
- Arranging photos in albums
- Finding similar photos
- Processing photos in Quick Edit
- Simulating depth of field with Guided Edit
- Retouching blemishes
- Adding text to a selection
- Correcting lighting and color
- Making photo creations
- Sharing photos via email
- Printing photos