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Learning Photoshop Elements 2018

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Learn the essentials of Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018, the powerful image-editing software ideal for casual to intermediate photographers who want to achieve professional results.

Learn the essentials of Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018, the powerful image editing software for casual to intermediate photographers who want to achieve professional results without the professional price tag. In this course, instructor Chad Chelius introduces the photo organizing, editing, and sharing features of Photoshop Elements 2018. He covers different ways of importing photos into the Elements Organizer, and shares tips for tagging and managing those images, making the images easy to find later. He dives into working with the Photoshop Elements Editor, sharing both basic and advanced image editing techniques. In addition, he familiarizes you with Guided Edits mode, the Expert Mode workspace, and working with Layers and selection tools.


  • Welcome
  • What you should know
  • Exercise files
1. Get to Know Photoshop Elements 2018
  • The role of Photoshop Elements
  • Components of Photoshop Elements 2018
  • The welcome screen
2. The Elements Organizer
  • What is the Elements Organizer?
  • What is a catalog?
  • Create a new catalog
  • Importing photos
  • Import photos from a camera card
  • Set up watch folders
  • The Elements Organizer 2018 interface
  • Back up your catalogs
  • Restore a catalog
3. Manage Photos
  • Learn with eLive
  • Take advantage of Smart Tags
  • Techniques for selecting photos
  • Hide and delete photos
  • View and add basic metadata
  • Organize photos: Albums, places, and events
  • Face recognition: Tag and find photos
  • Add keywords to photos
  • Use the Auto Curate feature
  • Find your photos
  • Fix photos with improved Instant Fix
  • Work with stacks and version sets
4. Share Photos
  • Create a slideshow from your images
  • Export photos to different formats
  • Share options in Elements Organizer
  • Share photos on Facebook
  • Create projects from your photos
  • Email your photos
5. The Elements Editor
  • An overview of Photoshop Elements Editor
  • Quick Editor: Tools overview
  • Straighten and crop a photo
  • Navigate an image in the Quick Editor
  • Quick Editor: Make basic photo edits
6. Guided Edits
  • Get familiar with Guided Edits mode
  • Make basic tonal adjustments
  • Create a black and white image
  • Use the Painterly effect
  • Use the Scene Cleaner
  • Create a Double Exposure effect
  • Apply the Out of Bounds effect
  • Add a custom frame to a photo
  • Create photo text
  • Motion blur with Speed Pan Guided Edit
  • Replace Background Guided Edit
7. Expert Mode
  • The Expert Mode workspace
  • Editing a RAW or DNG image
  • Using the Smart Brush
  • Removing haze from an image
  • Adjust facial features
  • Retouch photos in Expert Mode
  • Edit with content-aware features
  • Open closed eyes
  • Resize using the Recompose tool
8. Layers and Selections
  • An introduction to Layers
  • Add text to an image
  • Understand Smart Objects
  • Combine multiple images
  • Add shapes and graphics to an image
  • Understand blending modes
  • Selections and the selection tools
  • Make the most of Adjustment layers
  • Nondestructive edits with Layer Masks
  • Next steps

Taught by

Chad Chelius


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