Photoshop Elements 9 for Beginners, with Larry Becker

Join National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) Executive Director, Larry Becker, as he takes you through the finer points of Photoshop Elements 9, what makes it different from regular Photoshop, and how to get the most out of it for your photography as you learn the basics of the program and how to use it in your photography workflow.

Join National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) Executive Director, Larry Becker, as he takes you through the finer points of Photoshop Elements 9, what makes it different from regular Photoshop, and how to get the most out of it for your photography as you learn the basics of the program and how to use it in your photography workflow.

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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction (Duration 01:01)

Larry goes over what you will learn in this class

Lesson 2: The Interface and Getting Around (Duration 07:20)

Getting used to the Elements interface, finding tools, panels, and more.

Lesson 3: Understanding Layers (Duration 13:59)

Layers are the key to working in Photoshop Elements. Learn how to work on your photos within them.

Lesson 4: Layer Properties and Capabilities (Duration 14:58)

Digging deeper into Layers.

Lesson 5: Saving Images and Understanding File Types (Duration 04:33)

What those extensions like .psd, .png and .jpg mean and the difference between them.

Lesson 6: Resolution and Image Size (Duration 06:59)

Understanding resolution and image size is important when working with and sharing photos, especially online, and printing.

Lesson 7: Auto Adjustments vs. Manual Adjustments (Duration 07:51)

Adjustments are subjective. Learn about PS Elements' auto enhancements, then learn how to do some adjustments yourself.

Lesson 8: More Manual Adjustment Controls (Duration 09:43)

Dive deeper into manual adjustments.

Lesson 9: Making Selections (Duration 12:40)

Learn how to isolate elements of a photo and adjust only those areas.

Lesson 10: Fixing Imperfections (Duration 14:17)

Retouching photos 101

Lesson 11: Cropping and Straightening Images (Duration 05:47)

Auto and manual adjustments to fix composition and horizon lines.

Lesson 12: Sharpening Images (Duration 12:49)

A key workflow feature for all photo processing.

Lesson 13: Adding Text (Duration 03:04)

Using the Type Tool to add text on a new layer.

Lesson 14: Adjusting Camera Raw Images (Duration 12:08)

Working with raw files in Camera Raw

Lesson 15: Organizer Basics (Duration 10:49)

Organizing your images with Adobe Organizer

Lesson 16: Printing (Duration 09:34)

Prepping your image for print to make it look its best.

Lesson 17: Shortcuts and Time Savers (Duration 07:07)

Keyboard shortcuts to help you work faster.

Lesson 18: Conclusion (Duration 00:30)

Thank you for watching!

Meet Your Instructor: Larry Becker

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