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Learning Photoshop Elements 13

Video Description

In this Photoshop Elements 13 training course, expert author Andy Anderson will teach you how to use the tools and techniques in this powerful photo managing and editing software program. This course is designed for the absolute beginner, meaning no previous experience with Photoshop Elements is required.
You will start by learning about the Elements interface, including how to access multiple images, use rulers and guides, and control grids and guides with preferences. From there, Andy will teach you the various capture techniques, how to get organized with the Elements organizer, and how to organize with albums, stacks, and catalogs. This video tutorial also covers basic image techniques, controlling image edits with selection, gaining control with layers, and working with color. You will also learn about the effects and filters in Elements, as well as additional special effects such as creating custom brushes, generating reflections, and replacing image color. Andy will also teach you how to work with text, and about the output options in Elements. Finally, you will cover how to create a personalized greeting card, produce a photo book, and generate contact sheets, among other additional considerations.
Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will be fully capable of using the tools and techniques in Photoshop Elements 13 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. 01. Introduction To Photoshop Elements 13
    1. Introduction 00:00:45
    2. About The Author 00:03:00
    3. Top Ten Features From Andy 00:04:13
    4. How To Access Your Working Files 00:01:15
  2. 02. Getting Started
    1. Introduction 00:00:45
    2. The Elements Welcome Screen 00:02:13
    3. The Photoshop Elements Interface 00:04:28
    4. Working With Bins And Panels 00:03:14
    5. Image Editing With A New Window 00:02:32
    6. Accessing Multiple Images 00:02:13
    7. Controlling Undo And Redo 00:02:47
    8. Using Rulers And Guides 00:05:38
    9. Controlling Grids And Guides With Preferences 00:02:55
    10. Using Actions For Efficiency And Consistency 00:04:30
    11. Gaining A Performance Boost With Preferences 00:04:41
  3. 03. Capture Techniques
    1. Introduction To Capture Techniques 00:00:45
    2. Importing Images From Multiple Locations 00:03:58
    3. Importing Photos And Videos From A Camera 00:02:54
    4. Importing Photos From iPhoto 00:03:48
  4. 04. Getting Organized With The Elements Organizer
    1. Introduction To Elements Organizer 00:00:43
    2. Working In The Organizer Workspace 00:03:57
    3. Controlling Image Information 00:02:47
    4. Loading Image Files 00:01:42
    5. Basic Image Tagging 00:03:47
    6. Tagging And Applying Keywords 00:07:41
    7. Organizing With Facial Recognition 00:02:48
    8. Marking Places In Media 00:05:20
    9. Loading Missing Media 00:02:57
    10. Creating A Slideshow 00:04:07
  5. 05. Organizing With Albums, Stacks, And Catalogs
    1. Introduction To Albums, Stacks And Catalogs 00:00:50
    2. Creating A Local Album 00:06:23
    3. Creating An Instant Album 00:02:28
    4. Importing Media To An Album 00:02:01
    5. Editing Inside And Outside The Album 00:02:35
    6. Working With Mobile Albums 00:05:15
    7. Organizing With Stacks 00:05:01
    8. Performing A Regular Backup 00:03:34
    9. Working With Elements Catalogs 00:03:16
    10. Optimizing And Repairing A Catalog 00:02:59
    11. Updating A Catalog 00:01:44
  6. 06. Basic Image Techniques
    1. Introduction To Image Techniques 00:00:43
    2. Loading The Working Files 00:02:14
    3. Cropping Essentials 00:07:10
    4. Cropping Suggestions 00:02:12
    5. Straightening An Image 00:02:49
    6. Move Objects With Content Aware Move 00:05:25
    7. Using The Recompose Tool 00:07:00
  7. 07. eLive, Quick And Guided Modes
    1. Introduction To Modes 00:00:45
    2. Loading The Working Files 00:01:46
    3. Working In eLive 00:01:56
    4. Quickly Adjusting Images 00:06:12
    5. Apply One Click Effects, Textures And Frames 00:05:23
    6. Touchups In Guided Mode 00:03:40
    7. Photo Effects In Guided Mode 00:02:58
    8. Camera Effects In Guided Mode 00:02:13
    9. Photo Play In Guided Mode 00:02:43
    10. Fixing Red Eye 00:02:36
    11. Dealing With Glowing Animal Eyes 00:02:25
    12. Putting The White Back Into Teeth 00:03:20
    13. Saving And Locked Files 00:03:02
  8. 08. Controlling Image Edits With Selection
    1. Introduction To Image Edits 00:00:52
    2. Loading The Working Files 00:01:52
    3. Working With Selection Options 00:05:35
    4. Basic Selection Techniques 00:08:06
    5. Working With The Lasso Tools 00:07:17
    6. Using The Quick Selection Tool 00:05:09
    7. Working With The Magic Wand Tool 00:05:14
    8. Saving Selections 00:02:49
    9. Working With Refine Edge 00:06:06
    10. Apply Tonal Correction With The Auto Smart Tool 00:04:18
  9. 09. Gaining Control With Layers
    1. Introduction To Controlling Layers 00:00:43
    2. Loading The Exercise Files 00:01:23
    3. Layers And Layer Options 00:06:33
    4. Converting A Background Into A Layer 00:03:24
    5. Layer Stacking Order And Merging 00:06:13
    6. Copying Layers 00:05:57
    7. Layer Masks And Blending Modes 00:08:31
    8. Understanding Clipping Masks 00:03:48
    9. Working With Adjustment Layers 00:04:00
  10. 10. Working In The World Of Color
    1. Introduction To The World Of Color 00:00:59
    2. Loading The Working Files 00:00:57
    3. Understanding The Role Of Color In Elements 00:05:02
    4. Working With The Histogram 00:08:06
    5. Gaining Control Of Color Correction 00:04:16
    6. Working With Multiple Exposures 00:05:15
    7. Handling Color Casts 00:04:27
    8. Enhancing Image Contrast 00:03:51
    9. Moving From Color To Grayscale 00:04:18
    10. Removing Areas Of Image Color 00:03:43
    11. Replacing Image Color 00:02:53
    12. Managing Shadows And Highlights 00:03:10
    13. Tinting An Image 00:03:15
  11. 11. Additional Image Manipulation Techniques
    1. Introduction To Image Manipulation 00:00:53
    2. Loading The Working Files 00:01:22
    3. Changing Image Information With Cloning 00:08:03
    4. Image Restoration 00:07:51
    5. Age Tinting An Image 00:03:11
    6. Customizing Vignettes 00:03:11
    7. Using Multiple Images To Create A Panorama 00:02:34
    8. Low And High Key Images 00:03:11
    9. Working With The Dodge, Burn And Sponge Tools 00:04:33
    10. Using Photo Play 00:02:32
  12. 12. The Raw And DNG Formats
    1. Introduction To Formats 00:00:57
    2. Loading The Working Files 00:01:02
    3. Raw Files And The Raw Plug-In 00:04:09
    4. Raw Plug-In Preferences 00:02:45
    5. Adjusting Raw Images 00:07:38
    6. Working With Camera Calibration 00:02:56
    7. When To Sharpen An Image 00:03:32
    8. Removing Image Noise 00:03:53
    9. Opening Non-Raw Images 00:01:36
    10. The DNG Image Format 00:02:57
  13. 13. Elements Effects And Filters
    1. Introduction To Effects And Filters 00:00:40
    2. Loading The Working Files 00:00:41
    3. Working With The Smart Brush 00:04:06
    4. Using Elements Filters 00:01:58
    5. Effects And Layer Masks 00:02:25
    6. Understanding Styles 00:04:03
    7. Utilizing Graphics 00:03:46
    8. Gaining Control With The Filter Gallery 00:04:39
    9. Generating Favorites 00:01:12
  14. 14. Additional Special Effects
    1. Introduction To Special Effects 00:00:39
    2. Loading The Working Files 00:01:00
    3. Replacing Image Color 00:05:04
    4. The Elements Brush Controls 00:07:39
    5. Creating Custom Brushes 00:02:44
    6. Generating Reflections 00:06:23
    7. Creating Wireframes From Objects 00:05:13
    8. Creative Uses Of Gradients And Layer Masks 00:06:37
    9. Correcting Images With Camera Distortion 00:04:28
  15. 15. Working With Text
    1. Introduction To Working With Text 00:00:38
    2. Photoshop Elements And Text 00:07:40
    3. Incorporating Horizontal And Vertical Text 00:05:24
    4. Loading The Working Files 00:00:40
    5. Adding Text To Shapes And Paths 00:06:02
    6. Warping Text And Applying Styles 00:03:45
    7. Working With Text Masks 00:04:00
    8. Controlling The Perspective Of Text 00:07:18
  16. 16. Elements Output Options
    1. Introduction To Output Options 00:00:35
    2. Elements And The World Wide Web 00:07:47
    3. Performing A Local Print Job 00:06:21
    4. The Best Way To Save Files 00:03:27
    5. Processing Multiple Files And Adding Watermarks 00:02:47
    6. Utilizing Image Information 00:04:12
    7. Creating An Info Template 00:02:30
  17. 17. Additional Considerations
    1. Additional Considerations 00:00:33
    2. Creating Personalized Greeting Cards 00:05:19
    3. Producing A Photo Book And The Photo Bin 00:02:33
    4. Generating Contact Sheets 00:02:17
    5. Working With Picture Package And Shutterfly 00:02:13
    6. Creating A Cover Photo For Facebook 00:04:53
  18. 18. Conclusion
    1. Final Thoughts 00:01:03