Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop Elements 8

Adobe Photoshop Elements 8

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  • Course Delivery: On Demand
  • Duration: 1.5
  • Language: English
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Audience: Photoshop Elements 8 users

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As stated by Adobe®: "Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 8 software combines power and simplicity so you can make your photos look extraordinary, share your life stories in unique print creations and web experiences, and easily manage and protect all your photos and video clips."


Topics Covered

Getting Started
  • Using the welcome screen
  • Using the full edit workspace

Creating, Opening, and Importing Files
  • Creating a new, blank file
  • Opening a photo
  • Importing photos from a digital camera
  • Opening photos using Adobe Bridge CS4
  • Importing photos from a scanner

Viewing Images
  • Using the project bin
  • Arranging document windows
  • Choosing a zoom level

  • Using the workspace panels
  • Using the tools panel

Layer Basics
  • Creating a new layer
  • Renaming layers
  • Duplicating a background layer
  • Changing the visibility
  • Deleting layers

Image and Canvas Size
  • Resizing an image
  • Adjusting the canvas size
  • Scaling an image

Selection Tools and Techniques
  • Using the marquee tools
  • Using the lasso tools
  • Using the polygonal lasso tool
  • Using the magnetic lasso tools
  • Using the magic wand tool
  • Using the quick selection tool
  • Using the selection brush tool
  • Inverting your selections
  • Modifying selection borders

Enhancing and Retouching Photos
  • Using the zoom and hand tools
  • Cropping a photo
  • Straightening a photo
  • Adjusting sharpness
  • Removing red eye
  • Using the clone stamp tool
  • Using the spot healing brush tool
  • Using the healing brush tool

Quick Fix and Guided Edit
  • Choosing Quick Fix edit
  • Using Smart Fix
  • Adjusting lighting
  • Adjusting color
  • Adjusting detail
  • Making dull skies blue
  • Whitening teeth
  • Converting areas to black & white
  • Choosing Guided edit

Tonal, Color, and Exposure Adjustments
  • Adjusting brightness and contrast
  • Adjusting shadows and highlights
  • Using the dodge and burn tools
  • Using the sponge tool
  • Removing a color cast
  • Converting to black & white
  • Using the smart brush tool
  • Using the detail smart brush tool

Perspective and Composition
  • Correcting lens distortion
  • Using the recompose tool
  • Creating panoramas
  • Merging photos for a group shot

More with Layers
  • Adding adjustment layers
  • Adjusting layer opacity
  • Changing the blend mode
  • Changing layer order
  • Merging layers
  • Locking layers
  • Flattening an image

Paint and Color
  • Setting foreground and background colors
  • Using the eyedropper tool
  • Creating swatches
  • Using the paint bucket tool
  • Using the brush tool
  • Using the color replacement tool

Text and Shapes
  • Adding text
  • Moving and resizing text
  • Adding style to text
  • Drawing basic shapes
  • Drawing custom shapes
  • Creating gradients

  • Using the effects panel
  • Adding effects

Saving and Sharing
  • Saving photos
  • Saving photos for the Web
  • Emailing photos
  • Creating photo books
  • Editing photo books
  • Printing a photo book

The Organizer
  • Using the organizer
  • Viewing your images
  • Adding a text caption
  • Rating your photos
  • Creating albums
  • Attaching tags to photos
  • Attaching your own tags
  • Using people recognition
  • Adding missing people to recognition

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