Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with catalogs, part of Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 11.
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When you import photos into Elements from a camera, from your computer, or from…another application, as you'll do in this chapter, you're really just importing…information about those photos, not the photos themselves.…That information is stored in an Elements catalog.…If you take a minute to understand how catalogs work, you will be better able…to help Elements keep track of your photos, so that they don't go missing from your catalog.…So, what is a catalog?…Under the hood, a catalog is a database of information about each file that you…bring into Elements' Organizer.…
If you're trying to picture that, you might think of an old-school card catalog…in a real brick-and-mortar library.…Each card in a library catalog describes a book and tells you where the book is located.…The books themselves aren't actually in the catalog of course, but each card in…the catalog tells you where to go on the library shelves to find that particular book.…Now if someone moves the book from that shelf, then the location on the card…
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