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Photoshop Elements


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Learn some basic photo editing techniques using Photoshop Elements 2.0. Included are instructions for resizing, cropping, restoring and basic retouching. Great for the beginner! (This presentation was given as part of the Westerville Library's Staff In-Service Day on October 13th, 2008.)

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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