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Course Description

The Photoshop Elements software package is a condensed version of the popular Adobe Photoshop. As the lesser priced version of Adobe's Photoshop, Elements offers all the same features, but just with less options. However, don't let that scare you away from the software!   Elements offers every single option a hobbyist or photo enthusiast might need -- and probably a few extra to spare.

Completing tasks with Elements is very simple. For the user that has tried Photoshop and gotten lost in the process of trying to figure it out, or is new to photo editing and wants something simple to understand yet effective, Elements is the answer. It's amazing what Elements lets you do with just a click of a button and, with the help of this course, it won't take you any time at all before you're using the program like an expert.

You'll learn how to:

Ø Upload your photos into Elements.

Ø Organize your photos in albums and catalogs.

Ø Adjust the colors in your photos to make them crisp and clear.

Ø Change the mood of your photos.

Ø Crop and resize photos and images.

Ø Add layers.

Ø Print images.

Ø Create albums, calendars, and other projects.

Ø Save your projects.

Ø Share your photo projects with others. This includes online albums, slideshows, photo emails, and more!

Whether or not you've used Elements before doesn't matter when you take this course. We start out with the very basics of the program and teach you what you need to know.   As the course progresses, we'll move into advanced topics, but by then you'll be more than ready to learn them -- and surprised at how easy and fun that using this popular software program can be. By the end of this course, you'll know everything about Elements that you need to know to easily organize, edit, print, and share your photos and images (and everything in between). 

* This course will use the interface of Photoshop Elements 8 to teach you how to use this image editing program. This version is not required to complete this training.

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Course Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Photoshop Elements

    If you're a photography enthusiast or have the need to edit photos or graphics, then you'll absolutely love Photoshop Elements 8. This software program is simply a condensed version of the well-known software program Photoshop.
  • Lesson 2: The Organizer Environment

    In this lesson, we're going to discuss the features and options associated with the Organizer environment. Let's start by opening Element and clicking on Organizer on the Welcome Screen.
  • Lesson 3: Edit Modes

    Elements is a neat software program because it has different interfaces (or environments) for all of its features. In the last lesson, we learned all about the Organizer environment.
  • Lesson 4: The Basics of Color

    There are two color models in Elements that allow you to set color for your images. The first model is based on the way that the human eye sees color.
  • Lesson 5: Painting Tools

    Elements provides several tools to apply and add color. The Paint tools are just an example of these. Paint allows you to add color using brushes, just like you would with a real paint brush.
  • Lesson 6: Making Selections

    When you make a selection, you select part of an image. You can select parts of an image to cut it out, copy it, smooth the edges, anti-alias, and several other options.
  • Lesson 7: Filling and Stroking

    When you apply a fill to an image, you apply a color, pattern, or gradient to part of or all of the image. Of course, you could do the same thing with a brush, but it is quicker and easier to use a fill on larger areas.
  • Lesson 8: Layers

    If you've never worked with any type of a photo editing program before or have very little experience, the subject of layers may just make you cringe.
  • Lesson 9: Text

    Using Elements, you can also add text to images. This can be fun if you want to be a little creative or even if you need to add text to explain an image.
  • Lesson 10: Create Shapes

    Using Elements, you can draw shapes in your images. Shapes are vector graphics. They are comprised of lines and curves, and they are known by their geometric characteristics instead of by pixels.
  • Lesson 11: More Tools

    The Sponge tool is used to bring out or mute the color of an object or an area of an image by saturating or desaturating it.
  • Lesson 12: Lighting, Color, Contrast and Clarity

    If you've ever had a photo or an image that was too dark, just had poor color, or even problems with red eye, you can use elements to fix all these problems and more.
  • Lesson 13: Printing, Sharing, and Creating

    When you're finished organizing and editing your images, you may want to print them out.
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Course Title: Photoshop Elements Version 80 and 90
Course Number: 7550422
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
Course Type: How To
CEU Value: 1.0 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: UniversalClass Staff Instructor
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $35.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $60.00

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what is photoshop elements.
  • Demonstrate the organizer environment.
  • Demonstrate edit modes.
  • Summarize the basics of color.
  • Identify painting tools.
  • Demonstrate making selections.
  • Demonstrate filling and stroking.
  • Identify layers.
  • Demonstrate inputting and manipulating text.
  • Demonstrate creating shapes.
  • Identify more tools.
  • Summarize lighting, color, contrast and clarity.
  • Demonstrate printing, sharing, and creating, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
Lesson 1: Introduction to Photoshop ElementsExam8
Lesson 2 AssignmentAssignment1
Lesson 2: The Organizer EnvironmentExam11
Lesson 3 AssignmentAssignment1
Lesson 3: Edit ModesExam9
Lesson 4 AssignmentAssignment1
Lesson 4: The Basics of ColorExam10
Lesson 5 AssignmentAssignment1
Lesson 5: Painting ToolsExam10
Lesson 6 AssignmentAssignment1
Lesson 6: Making SelectionsExam9
Lesson 7 AssignmentAssignment1
Lesson 7: Filling and StrokingExam8
Lesson 8 AssignmentAssignment1
Lesson 8: LayersExam9
Lesson 9 AssignmentAssignment1
Lesson 9: TextExam9
Lesson 10 AssignmentAssignment1
Lesson 10: Create ShapesExam7
Lesson 11 AssignmentAssignment1
Lesson 11: More ToolsExam10
Lesson 12 AssignmentAssignment1
Lesson 12: Lighting, Color, Contrast and ClarityExam10
Lesson 13 AssignmentAssignment1
Lesson 13: Printing, Sharing, and CreatingExam10
Total Points:132

Student Testimonials

  • "What was most helpful was the organized structure of the lessons." -- Judah B.
  • "The entire course taught me everything I needed to learn about and more." -- Naomi B.
  • "I learned so much more about Photoshop Elements in this class. The additional information was all good. The assignments emphasized the principles of the class." -- Bethia O.
  • "The lessons themselves were greatly illustrated. Your concepts were great. Keep up the good work. Bea" -- BEATRICE H.
  • "What was most helpful was learning how to use the different tools available in elements and especially helpful in understanding layering and lighting better." -- Robyn W.
  • "This course realy helped me in learning how to navigate through a lot of the hidden elements in Photoshop. The videos at the end of each lesson because it helps me to learn more when hearing something than reading." -- Amy P.
  • "Great instructor, terrific course again, thanks." -- Deborah R.
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