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Learn How to Use Photoshop Elements

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Overview

We all have hundreds of images on our smartphones and cameras that we never do anything with. Adobe Photoshop Elements is the perfect tool for beginners to use for organizing and editing those images. Khara Plicanic will show you the practical ways to use this software by using step-by-step projects you can follow along with at home. You’ll get hands-on practice at making selections and working with layers, doing simple retouching, and adding text to your images.
You’ll also learn: 
• Basic adjustments to color and adding contrast to photos • Understanding resolution and image resizing and how to use the crop tool • Simple retouching and image compositing
No Photoshop Elements class would be complete without shedding light on file saving and organizing your images for a complete workflow! By the time you’re finished with this class, you’ll be creating beautiful images to share with your family and friends.


Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015

Syllabus

  • Class Introduction
  • Understand How Elements Works
  • Importing Images
  • Workspace Basics: Organizer
  • Workspace Basics: Editor
  • Tonal Adjustments in Quick Fix
  • Color Adjustments in Quick Fix
  • Apply Black & White Filters
  • Sharpen an Image
  • Fix Red Eye & Pet Eye
  • Straighten an Image in Quick Fix
  • Explanation of Photoshop Elements
  • Basic Cropping in Quick Fix
  • Guided Edit Overview
  • Guided Edit: Tilt Shift
  • Ways to Save Files
  • Layers & Simple Selections
  • Combine Images with Layers
  • How to Use Layer Styles
  • Make Selections with Layers
  • Make Selection with Lasso
  • Compositing with Multiple Images
  • Refine Edge Selection on Image
  • Use Refine Edge on Images
  • Create Gradient in Image
  • Gradient Map Differences
  • Options for Saving
  • Brushes Overview
  • Creatively Use Brushes
  • How to Change Brush Settings
  • Use Shape Tool with Brushes
  • Work with Multiple Shape Layers
  • Finish Image with Custom Shape Tool
  • How to Load Brushes into Elements
  • Add Layer Style to Image
  • Clip Image to Shape & Use as Template
  • Retouching Overview
  • How to Use Content-Aware Fill
  • How to Use Content-Aware Move Tool
  • Spot Healing Brush on Blemishes
  • Remove Frown Lines with Retouching
  • How to Remove Tattoos
  • Remove a Gap in Teeth
  • How to Whiten Teeth
  • Adjust Facial Features
  • Working with Type Overview
  • Match Type for Image
  • How to Manipulate Type Layers
  • Create Postcard with Type
  • Add Type on a Path
  • Organizing Images in Elements
  • Add Keywords to Images
  • Smart Tags Overview
  • Using Albums in Elements
  • Places Workspace Overview
  • Use Event Tags on Images
  • Timeline for Image Organization
  • Recommended Workflow

Taught by

Khara Plicanic

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