Photoshop Elements


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Learn how to crop, resize, restore and manipulate images using Photoshop Elements 2.0. This presentation was given by Mandie, Youth Services Librarian, as part of our Staff In-Service Day on October 13th, 2008.

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  • Have any of you used PS Elements before? This presentation is designed with very beginners in mind, so if you have worked with the software before, you might not learn anything you don’t already know. As we move along, please stop me if you have questions or don’t understand something. If I don’t know you need help I’ll probably just keep talking because I want to show you a lot of different things today.
  • Photoshop Elements

    1. 1. Staff In-Service Presentation October 13 th , 2008
    2. 2. What can you do with Photoshop Elements? <ul><li>Restore Old Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Crop & Retouch Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Manipulate Color </li></ul><ul><li>Create New Images </li></ul><ul><li>. . . and More! </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is all this stuff? Toolbox Palettes Option Bar Menu Bar Shortcut Bar
    4. 4. To get started, you need something to work from -- <ul><li>Images can be </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Photos, either scanned or imported </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clipart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Made from scratch </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Let’s Get Creative
    6. 6. Activity 1 <ul><li>Click “File” on the menu bar and choose </li></ul><ul><li>“ Open” </li></ul><ul><li>Choose “Patron Drive (E:)” from the drop </li></ul><ul><li>down menu </li></ul><ul><li>Open the “PS Elements” folder </li></ul><ul><li>Double click the “Space” image </li></ul>
    7. 8. Crop Tool
    8. 14. Zoom Tool
    9. 15. Hand Tool
    10. 19. Saving <ul><li>Click “File” at the top in the menu bar </li></ul><ul><li>Choose “Save As” </li></ul><ul><li>Rename the file “Space2” </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Save” </li></ul><ul><li>Click “OK” </li></ul>
    11. 20. Activity 2 <ul><li>Click “File” on the menu bar and choose </li></ul><ul><li>“ Open” </li></ul><ul><li>Double click the “Red Ball” image </li></ul>
    12. 21. Marquee Tool
    13. 24. Magic Wand Tool
    14. 26. Lasso Tool
    15. 27. Oops! This is what happens if you let go of the mouse button before getting all the way around the object.
    16. 28. Still not a perfect selection.
    17. 34. Click on the edge of the ball close the area where the original selection got off track. Here
    18. 35. Like this
    19. 38. You have an object selected, now what? <ul><li>You can -- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Move the selected object to another location in this picture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Move the object into a different picture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Duplicate the object </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delete the object </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply special effects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>. . . And more! </li></ul></ul>
    20. 39. Move Tool
    21. 49. #1
    22. 56. Activity 3 <ul><li>Click “File” on the menu bar and choose </li></ul><ul><li>“ Open” </li></ul><ul><li>Double click the “Skittles” image </li></ul>
    23. 60. Paint Bucket Tool
    24. 64. Eyedropper Tool
    25. 66. Paintbrush Tool
    26. 68. Click here first Then click here
    27. 71. Like this Skittle? Eraser Tool
    28. 72. Click in this area to drag the box out of the way. Then use the eyedropper to click somewhere in the background.
    29. 73. Magic Eraser Tool
    30. 78. Activity 4 <ul><li>Click “File” on the menu bar and choose </li></ul><ul><li>“ Open” </li></ul><ul><li>Double click the “Red Eye” image </li></ul>
    31. 79. Red Eye Brush Tool
    32. 81. Activity 5 <ul><li>Click “File” on the menu bar and choose </li></ul><ul><li>“ Open” </li></ul><ul><li>Double click the “Old Photo” image </li></ul>
    33. 83. Clone Stamp Tool
    34. 89. Dodge Tool Burn Tool
    35. 91. Blur Tool Sharpen Tool Smudge Tool
    36. 92. Blur Tool Sharpen Tool Smudge Tool
    37. 93. Activity 6 <ul><li>Click “File” on the menu bar and choose </li></ul><ul><li>“ Open” </li></ul><ul><li>Double click the “Space2” image and the “Spacesuit” Image </li></ul>
    38. 132. Text Tool