Photoshop Elements Fundamentals

This course will teach you the basics of using Photoshop Elements, including organizing your images, enhancing images, and integrating with other programs such as Photoshop CC or Lightroom. Software required: Photoshop Elements 15.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Oct 13, 2016
Duration
3h 0m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Oct 13, 2016
Duration
3h 0m
Description

At the core of having fun with Photoshop, there is a thorough knowledge of the fundamentals. Learn how to create compelling images and other projects in this Photoshop Elements course. In this course, Photoshop Elements Fundamentals, you'll get a thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of Photoshop Elements. First, you'll learn how to import and organize hundred of images from your phone, camera, or scanned in photos. Next, you'll learn how to create a cover page for Facebook or a printed book that you can share of your memorable moments. Finally, you'll discover how to integrate with other products like PowerPoint and Adobe Creative Cloud. By the end of this course, you'll have a knowledge of Photoshop Elements that will help you as you move forward to mastering Photoshop CC and Photoshop Lightroom. Software required: Photoshop Elements 15.

About the author
About the author

Bill Carberry has been using and teaching Adobe Acrobat as an Adobe Certified Expert and Instructor for Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop since 1996. He has a commercial printing background and enjoys providing simple solutions to complex problems, especially solving stubborn font problems.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone! My name is Bill Carberry, and welcome to my course Photoshop Elements Fundamentals. I'm an Adobe Certified Instructor for Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat at aci4hire. com with decades of real-world publishing experience. In this course, some of the major topics that we'll cover include a workflow overview grand tour, how to quickly get started, color correcting images, plus we'll take a look at masking and combining images, and many tips and tricks. At the core of having fun with Photoshop is a thorough knowledge of the fundamentals. In Photoshop Elements Fundamentals, you'll learn how to import your images from your phone and camera or scan those old images from the past before we had smart phones. You'll also learn how to fix image issues such as red eye and pet eye, how to enhance images including stunning sunsets, create a cover for Facebook or a printed book, plus share scrapbooks of your memorable moments. The new Smart Tags feature automatically analyzes images for faces, places, and things. It's like having your own private Google image searching capabilities. Plus we'll learn how to integrate other products like PowerPoint and Adobe Creative Cloud. By the end of this course, you'll have a fundamental knowledge of Photoshop Elements that will help you as you move forward on the learning path to mastering Photoshop CC and Lightroom. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with using a multi-button mouse or a track pad and general computer concepts. So I hope you'll join me on this three-hour tour beyond anything you'll find on YouTube or elsewhere so you learn how to have fun with Photoshop Elements Fundamentals here at Pluralsight. From here, you should feel comfortable diving into creating compelling images and creations with courses on Photoshop CC, as in Creative Cloud, Photoshop Lightroom, as well as Premiere Elements, which is available as a bundle with Photoshop Elements as well.

Masking and Combining Images
Welcome to Masking and Combining Images. In this module, you'll learn the fundamental concepts for creating composite images in Photoshop Elements. Through a series of demonstrations, we'll take an overview of masking, and you'll learn how to work with the Cookie Cutter tool, plus creating composite images, as well as making masks with texts. And you'll learn how to remove and replace backgrounds, plus panoramas, and avoiding common pitfalls. So let's take a look at, What is masking? Well if you're going to paint the walls in your home, first you'd probably put masking tape and film over the windows to avoid getting paint on them. And also think of Zorro's mask. Black blocks his face, and the holes in the mask reveal his eyes. In Photoshop, black blocks and white reveals and gray shows through, and that's known as transparency. A mask is also like a stencil or a cookie cutter. In fact, there's that Cookie Cutter tool. So let's take a look at how easy it is to create a mask using it.