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Adobe Photoshop Elements 12

Video Description

In this Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 training course, expert author Andy Anderson teaches you about the useful tools and techniques that are available to you in this powerful photo managing and editing software. This course is designed for the absolute beginner, meaning no prior Photoshop Elements experience is required.
You will begin with an introduction to the program, including learning to work with the tool options, navigating in expert mode, and working with gestures. You will learn how to import your images from external devices, files, and folders. This video based training course teaches a number of photo editing tools and techniques, such as cropping and straightening images, utilizing layers, manipulating images, working with Raw image files, adding text, and more! Finally, Andy will show you numerous ways to output images, including saving images for the web, saving files for quality and portability, creating and printing greeting cards, and printing images through Shutterfly.
By the completion of this computer based training course, you will have a clear understanding of how to use the many tools available in Photoshop Elements 12 to effectively organize, manage, and manipulate your digital image library. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Table of Contents

  1. Adobe Photoshop Elements 12
    1. Chapter 1 Introduction 00:00:55
    2. About Andy 00:02:58
    3. How To Access Your Working Files 00:02:45
  2. Getting Started
    1. Chapter 2 Introduction 00:00:29
    2. Opening Elements 12 00:03:05
    3. Working With Tool Options 00:03:41
    4. Bins And Workspaces 00:04:57
    5. Navigation In The Expert Mode 00:04:17
    6. Working Smart With Multiple Windows 00:02:20
    7. Grids, Guides, And Rulers 00:05:58
    8. History And Multiple Undo 00:03:50
    9. Working With Gestures 00:02:17
    10. Eliminating Repetitive Tasks With Actions 00:03:57
  3. Importing Images
    1. Chapter 3 Introduction 00:00:26
    2. Grabbing Images From External Devices 00:06:09
    3. Importing Images From Files And Folders 00:02:53
  4. The Elements Organizer
    1. Chapter 4 Introduction 00:00:37
    2. The Elements Organizer Interface 00:05:02
    3. Accessing Image Information 00:05:40
    4. Tagging Images In The Organizer 00:06:34
    5. Working With Smart Tags 00:02:46
    6. Identifying Faces In Photos 00:04:11
    7. Identifying Places In Media 00:03:45
    8. Handling Missing Media 00:04:09
  5. More On Elements Organizer
    1. Chapter 5 Introduction 00:00:34
    2. Working With Organizer Albums 00:04:43
    3. Creating A Slideshow 00:05:33
    4. Generating Events 00:03:18
    5. Organizing With Stacks 00:03:23
    6. Backup And Restore 00:03:44
    7. Creating Multiple Catalogs 00:01:19
    8. Optimizing And Repairing Catalogs 00:02:11
    9. Upgrading Catalogs From A Previous Version 00:01:23
  6. Cropping And Straightening Images
    1. Chapter 6 Introduction 00:00:31
    2. Loading Image Files And Handling Duplicates 00:03:22
    3. Cropping 101 00:10:00
    4. Straightening Techniques 00:04:14
    5. Image Recomposition 00:04:37
    6. Working With Content Aware Move 00:04:01
  7. Working In The Quick And Guided Modes
    1. Chapter 7 Introduction 00:00:50
    2. Loading The Exercise Files - Chapter 7 00:00:54
    3. An Overview Of Quick Mode 00:07:32
    4. Working In Guided Mode 00:04:19
    5. Removing Human And Pet Red Eye 00:04:28
    6. Making Reflections 00:05:02
    7. Whitening Teeth 00:03:01
    8. Saving Elements Files 00:03:21
  8. Understanding Selection
    1. Chapter 8 Introduction 00:00:53
    2. Essential Selection Techniques 00:14:45
    3. The Lasso And Polygonal Lasso Tools 00:05:06
    4. Using The Magnetic Lasso 00:06:17
    5. Working With The Wands 00:09:32
    6. Creating A Selection By Painting 00:04:08
    7. Refine Edge Revisited 00:07:59
    8. Additional Selection Options 00:08:22
  9. The World Of Layers
    1. Chapter 9 Introduction 00:00:45
    2. Loading The Exercise Files - Chapter 9 00:00:36
    3. The Basics Of Photoshop Elements Layers 00:08:22
    4. The Background Element 00:03:57
    5. Merging And Stacking 00:07:45
    6. Copies And Duplicates 00:04:25
    7. Opacity And Blending Modes 00:05:35
    8. Layer Masks Explained 00:06:36
    9. Working With A Clipping Mask 00:04:51
    10. Adjustment Layers 00:04:06
  10. Photoshop Elements And Color
    1. Chapter 10 Introduction 00:00:41
    2. Loading The Exercise Files - Chapter 10 00:00:37
    3. Color Theory 00:07:21
    4. The Elements Histogram 00:09:31
    5. Destructive And Non-Destructive Editing 00:06:44
    6. Working In Photo-Merge 00:06:20
    7. Removing A Color Cast 00:06:57
    8. Adjusting Image Contrast 00:04:36
    9. Converting Images Into Grayscale 00:05:23
    10. Selective Image Colorization 00:06:19
    11. Color Replacement Via Selection 00:04:19
    12. Dealing With Shadows And Highlights 00:02:39
    13. Adding Tint To An Image 00:02:54
  11. Manipulating Images
    1. Chapter 11 Introduction 00:00:46
    2. Loading The Exercise Files - Chapter 11 00:00:44
    3. Restoration Versus Manipulation 00:08:34
    4. Restoring An Old Photograph 00:08:56
    5. Adding A Tint To An Image 00:03:05
    6. Generating A Custom Vignette 00:03:21
    7. Adjusting Facial Features 00:08:21
    8. Matching Photographic Styles 00:04:34
    9. Creating A Panorama 00:03:40
    10. Working With High And Low Key Images 00:04:25
    11. Dodge, Burn, And Sponge Tools 00:04:25
    12. Playing Around In Photo Play 00:03:43
  12. Working With Raw Image Files
    1. Chapter 12 Introduction 00:00:41
    2. Understanding The Raw Image File Format 00:02:21
    3. A Quick Look At The Raw Plug-In 00:04:51
    4. Performing Basic Adjustments 00:06:09
    5. Utilizing Camera Calibration 00:02:44
    6. Sharpening An Image 00:05:27
    7. Performing Noise Reduction 00:04:23
    8. Converting Raw Images To The DNG Format 00:05:01
  13. Effects And Graphics
    1. Chapter 13 Introduction 00:00:44
    2. Working With Effects 00:05:44
    3. Working With Filters 00:02:31
    4. Controlling Effects With Layers 00:06:17
    5. Working With Styles 00:05:03
    6. Adding Photoshop Elements Effects 00:02:49
    7. Working With Graphics 00:04:39
    8. Working With The Filter Gallery 00:04:41
    9. Creating Favorites 00:01:16
  14. Elements And The World Of Text
    1. Chapter 14 Introduction 00:00:37
    2. Text Formatting Tips And Tricks 00:10:46
    3. Working With Vertical Text 00:06:25
    4. Curving Text On Shapes And Paths 00:03:45
    5. Working With Text Warp 00:05:04
    6. Applying Styles And Creating Text Masks 00:05:18
    7. Using Text With Selections 00:03:00
  15. Filling In The Corners
    1. Chapter 15 Introduction 00:00:43
    2. Loading The Exercise Files - Chapter 15 00:01:13
    3. Working With Auto Smart Tone 00:06:49
    4. Using The Color Replacement Tool 00:04:20
    5. The Basics Of Brushes 00:10:45
    6. Creating A Reflection From Scratch 00:08:02
    7. Generating Wireframe Text 00:04:36
    8. Working With Gradients 00:09:30
    9. Camera Distortion Tricks 00:05:16
  16. Outputting Elements Images
    1. Chapter 16 Introduction 00:00:54
    2. Saving Images For The Web And Beyond 00:11:06
    3. Gearing Up For Local Printing 00:07:48
    4. Saving Files For Quality And Portability 00:04:14
    5. Processing Multiple Files 00:04:42
    6. Creating And Printing A Greeting Card 00:06:20
    7. Printing Images Through Shutterfly 00:02:08
    8. Generating A Contact Sheet 00:03:03
    9. Creating A Picture Package 00:03:04