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Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 Essentials

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Lesson 1

Lesson 1: Exploring the Organizer Workspace, Downloadable Version

The Organizer workspace is divided into two main sections–the Media Browser and the Task pane. Yvonne Johnson explains the features of the two sections, as well as the menu bar, Application bar, Shortcuts bar, Find bar, and the status bar.

Duration: 00:08:19  File Size: 25 MB


Lesson 2

Lesson 2: Exploring the Organizer Task Pane, Downloadable Version

The Task pane has four tabs: the Organize, Fix, Create, and Share tabs. In this video, Yvonne Johnson gives you an overview of each tab.

Duration: 00:03:45  File Size: 7 MB


Lesson 3

Lesson 3: Getting Acquainted with Catalogs, Downloadable Version

All the files you put in the Organizer are kept in a “catalog.” Yvonne Johnson shows you how to use the default catalog (called My Catalog) as well as how to create additional catalogs and backup catalogs.

Duration: 00:06:13  File Size: 12 MB


Lesson 4

Lesson 4: Importing Media into Organizer, Downloadable Version

How do you get photos and other media into the Organizer? In this video, Yvonne Johnson shows you how to import files from your hard drive and from a camera.

Duration: 00:05:24  File Size: 12 MB


Lesson 5

Lesson 5: Finding Files in the Organizer, Downloadable Version

The whole point of the Organizer is making files easy to find. Yvonne shows you how to find files by visually browsing, searching a date range, and finding files by caption, note, and filename. She also shows you how to find Version Sets and Stacks.

Duration: 00:06:53  File Size: 27 MB


Lesson 6

Lesson 6: Hiding and Stacking Files in the Organizer, Downloadable Version

If your catalog has hundreds of photos, you need to know how to make it more manageable by hiding and stacking photos. Yvonne Johnson shows you how to use both techniques in this video.

Duration: 00:04:53  File Size: 18 MB


Lesson 7

Lesson 7: Duplicating, Moving, and Deleting Files, Downloadable Version

Duplicating, moving, and deleting files is just as common in the Organizer as it is in the Mac Finder or the Windows Explorer. Yvonne Johnson shows you how to perform these routine tasks in the Organizer and also shows you what happens when you move or delete a file outside of the Organizer.

Duration: 00:09:30  File Size: 30 MB


Lesson 8

Lesson 8: Viewing and Changing Photo Data, Downloadable Version

Yvonne Johnson shows you how to view information about a file both in the Organizer and in Photoshop Elements 9. Additionally, she shows you how to add information to a file, such as a caption or note.

Duration: 00:08:50  File Size: 30 MB


Lesson 9

Lesson 9: Using Ratings and Tags, Downloadable Version

In the Organizer, there are stars for rating photos and four default categories for tagging photos. Yvonne Johnson shows you how to apply rating stars to photos and how to create your own categories of tags and apply them to photos.

Duration: 00:09:37  File Size: 33 MB


Lesson 10

Lesson 10: Using People Recognition, Downloadable Version

When you use People Recognition, Organizer analyzes all your photos and then, using an interactive process, learns the names of the people in your photos and applies them automatically to other photos of the people. Yvonne Johnson shows you how to use this interactive process to tag the faces in your photos.

Duration: 00:05:01  File Size: 16 MB


Lesson 11

Lesson 11: Working with Albums, Downloadable Version

In the Organizer, you can organize your photos by creating albums and then use the albums to create a project, such as a photo book. Yvonne Johnson shows you how to create a new album, a smart album, and how to delete an album.

Duration: 00:09:42  File Size: 34 MB


Lesson 12

Lesson 12: Viewing Slideshows, Downloadable Version

In this video, Yvonne Johnson shows you how to view a selection of photos as a slideshow, complete with transition effects and background music.

Duration: 00:04:29  File Size: 14 MB


Lesson 13

Lesson 13: Fixing Photos in Organizer, Downloadable Version

Need to rotate a photo, crop your thumb out of a photo, fix red eye? Yvonne Johnson shows you how to make all these simple fixes without leaving the Organizer. She also show you how to make more technical fixes involving such things as contrast and sharpness.

Duration: 00:04:56  File Size: 13 MB


Lesson 14

Lesson 14: Exploring the Elements Workspace, Downloadable Version

The Photoshop Elements 9 editing workspace occupies the entire screen, and it’s divided into sections called bins. In this video, Yvonne Johnson explains the bins, the menu bar, the Application bar, and the Option bar.

Duration: 00:10:14  File Size: 42 MB


Lesson 15

Lesson 15: Exploring Edit Modes, Downloadable Version

Photoshop Elements 9 provides three modes for editing a photo. In this video, Yvonne Johnson gives an overview of the Full Edit mode, the Quick Edit mode, and the Guided Edit mode.

Duration: 00:05:41  File Size: 12 MB


Lesson 16

Lesson 16: Using Quick Edit Mode, Downloadable Version

In this video, Yvonne Johnson demonstrates how to use the Quick Edit mode to improve the appearance of a photo. Techniques demonstrated include changing the saturation, hue, balance, sharpness, and lighting; fixing red-eye; whitening teeth, and using the spot healing brush.

Duration: 00:07:44  File Size: 38 MB


Lesson 17

Lesson 17: Using Guided Edit Mode, Downloadable Version

In this video, Yvonne Johnson introduces the Guided Edit mode by showing you how to use a few of the simplest guided tasks. These tasks include cropping and adjusting skin tone.

Duration: 00:05:15  File Size: 14 MB


Lesson 18

Lesson 18: Touching Up a Portrait, Downloadable Version

One of the more detailed procedures available in the Guided Edit mode is touching up a portrait. In this video, Yvonne Johnson shows you how to touch up a portrait of a beautiful bride.

Duration: 00:07:48  File Size: 20 MB


Lesson 19

Lesson 19: Correcting a Camera Distortion, Downloadable Version

Sometimes a photo can be distorted by the fact that the camera is tilted up or down when the photo is taken. In this video, Yvonne Johnson shows you how to fix this type of distortion using the Correct Camera Distortion filter in the Full Edit mode and also by using the Guided Edit mode.

Duration: 00:08:37  File Size: 43 MB


Lesson 20

Lesson 20: Creating an Out Of Bounds Image, Downloadable Version

One very professional-looking special effect that you can create in Photoshop Elements 9 is an out of bounds photo where the contents are taken outside the normal photographic boundaries and are presented in creative 3-dimensional perspective. In this video, Yvonne Johnson shows you how using the Guided Edit mode.

Duration: 00:06:04  File Size: 26 MB


Lesson 21

Lesson 21: Straighenting a Photo, Downloadable Version

Do you have a photo with a subject that isn’t quite squared up? No problem. Yvonne Johnson shows you how to straighten the photo using the Guided Edit mode.

Duration: 00:01:40  File Size: 5 MB


Lesson 22

Lesson 22: Creating an Old Fashioned Photo, Downloadable Version

Using the Guided Edit mode, Yvonne Johnson shows you how to turn an ordinary photo into an old fashioned looking photo. After using the Guided Edit mode, she shows you how to do it again in the Full Edit mode.

Duration: 00:08:00  File Size: 22 MB


Lesson 23

Lesson 23: Creating Pop Art, Downloadable Version

One of the effects that you can create in Photoshop Elements 9 is pop art - the kind that was popularized by Andy Warhol. In this video, Yvonne Johnson shows you how using the Guided Edit mode and also shows you how you could perform some of the steps in the Full Edit mode.

Duration: 00:03:45  File Size: 12 MB


Lesson 24

Lesson 24: Using Full Edit Mode, Downloadable Version

The Full Edit mode is the mode that requires the most knowledge to use. In this video, Yvonne Johnson shows you how to resize an image, make a duplicate layer, use the Smart brush, add and rotate text, and create a starburst.

Duration: 00:12:54  File Size: 50 MB


Lesson 25

Lesson 25: Working with Layers, Downloadable Version

When you want to start using the more advanced features of Photoshop Elements 9, you need to know how to use layers. In this video, Yvonne Johnson shows you how to create a new layer, duplicate an existing layer, add text to a layer, create a shape layer, and create a layer mask.

Duration: 00:13:06  File Size: 36 MB


Lesson 26

Lesson 26: Using Photo Effects and Filters, Downloadable Version

In this video, Yvonne Johnson shows you how to produce some unusual results using photo effects and filters. She also demonstrates the liquefy effect to produce a Dali-esk photo.

Duration: 00:09:26  File Size: 33 MB


Lesson 27

Lesson 27: Combining Two Photos, Downloadable Version

In this video, Yvonne Johnson shows you how to combine two photographs. She creates a layer mask, adds a gradient, and then paints the parts of the two photos to blend them into one photo.

Duration: 00:04:50  File Size: 20 MB


Lesson 28

Lesson 28: Using the Healing Brushes, Downloadable Version

Photoshop Elements 9 has two content healing tools. One is called, simply, the “healing brush” and the other is called the “spot healing brush.” Yvonne Johnson shows you how to use both brushes in this video.

Duration: 00:06:39  File Size: 17 MB


Lesson 29

Lesson 29: Creating a Photo Projects, Downloadable Version

In Photoshop Elements 9, you can create projects such as books, calendars, greeting cards, photo collages, and PhotoStamps. In this video, Yvonne Johnson shows you how to create a greeting card and a photo collage.

Duration: 00:12:51  File Size: 25 MB


Lesson 30

Lesson 30: Sharing Online, Downloadable Version

Using Photoshop Elements 9, you can upload an album to your photoshop.com account, send e-mails with attachments, and upload photos to Flickr, Facebook, and SmugMug Gallery. Yvonne Johnson shows you how in this video.

Duration: 00:04:28  File Size: 9 MB


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  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-4805-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-4805-8

In this 3 hour and 30 minute video course, Yvonne Johnson shares her hands-on experience with managing and editing images, and creating photo projects using Photoshop Elements 9. The TOC is set up in a typical Elements workflow that includes importing, organizing, editing, and sharing photos and photo projects. The teaching approach is enthusiastic, friendly, and easy to follow. Topics include exploring the organizer workspace. understanding and using the various edit modes, working with layers, and sharing your finished work. Creating a reflection and an out of bounds photo are just a couple of the projects that Yvonne will walk through with her easy style and expert advice.


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