Adobe Graphics & Web Technology Courses

Photoshop Elements
One Day - Instructor-led

Adobe Photoshop Elements has been an indispensable image-editing software application for many years. You would like to familiarize yourself with image creation and editing using this software. Understanding the different tools and features available in Adobe Photoshop Elements will help you maximize your creative potential. In this course, you will use the tools and features of Adobe Photoshop Elements to enhance and share your photographs.

Audience

Targeted mostly at the amateur photographer who wants to do more with his images, but does not need the sophistication of a complete Photoshop application. Students who want to produce attractive pictures and sophisticated graphics for the web and print will also benefit from this course.

Prerequisites

Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the basic functions, such as creating folders, launching programs, and working with windows, of their computer's operating system. Students should also have basic Windows application skills, such as copying and pasting objects, formatting text, saving files, and others.

Objectives

You will use the various features and techniques of Photoshop Elements to make photographs look professional.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Get started with the Adobe Photoshop Elements interface.
  • Transfer photos from various sources to the Adobe Photoshop Elements application.
  • Organize photos.
  • Fix common flaws in photos.
  • Enhance photos by adding richness to the images using colors, text, and shapes.
  • Transform photographs.
  • Create the end product.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop Elements

  • Explore the Interface
  • Obtain Help

Lesson 2: Transferring Photos

  • Group Photos into Albums and Stacks
  • Organize Photos and Find Photos Using Keyword Tags
  • Get Photos from PDF
  • Create a Smart Album
  • Search for Photos

Lesson 3: Organizing Photos

  • Group Photos into Albums and Stacks
  • Organize Photos and Find Photos Using Keyword Tags
  • Get Photos from PDF
  • Create a Smart Album
  • Search for Photos

Lesson 4: Correcting Photos

  • Correct Camera Distortion
  • Remove Red Eye
  • Adjust the Color in a Photo
  • Remove the Background in a Photo

Lesson 5: Enhancing Photos

  • Change an Object's Color
  • Apply Artistic Effects
  • Add Text
  • Crop Photos into Shapes
  • Add Shapes

Lesson 6: Transforming Photos

  • Create an Old-Fashioned Photo
  • Restore a Faded Photo
  • Merge Photos

Lesson 7: Creating the End Product

  • Create a Slide Show
  • Create a Photo Book
  • Create an Online Gallery
  • Create a Themed Photo Email
  • Print Photos

Appendix A: Rectifying Photos Using Adobe Photoshop Elements

Supplemental Lesson: Rectifying Photos

  • Lighten Shadows
  • Retouch Photos
  • Sharpen Photos
  • Defringe Photos

Appendix B: Creating Products

Supplemental Lesson: Creating Customized Products

  • Burn Photos to a CD or DVD
  • Create a Greeting Card
  • Create a Photo Calendar