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Adobe Photoshop Elements is the consumer-based version of the popular Photoshop program that allows you to store, sort, and edit images and photographs. Photography enthusiasts will love Elements ability to organize images and create albums. Photoshop lovers will love the wide range of features that allow you to edit and manipulate images just as you would in Photoshop.

Since Elements was designed with the consumer in mind, editing and manipulating photos with Elements is much easier than with Photoshop. Users get three editing modes to choose from based on their ability and the task they wish to complete. Where the Quick editing mode is more for beginners, the Guided and Expert editing modes give you the power of Photoshop behind you so that you can edit and manipulate images like a pro.

Elements is ideal for any budding photography enthusiast, home user with photos they want to organize or edit, or for anyone wishing to do basic photo manipulation or graphic arts.

In this course, you'll learn your way around the latest version of Photoshop Elements to make navigating it a breeze. You'll also learn all the features and how to utilize the options so that editing, organizing, and sharing your photos is quick and fun.

You'll learn how to:

 

Ø Navigate and use the new Elements

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 Use Element's many tools to edit and manipulate images, add special effects, and more.

Ø Turn one image into an entirely different image using the Recompose tool.

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

It doesn't matter if you already use Photoshop Elements or you're completely new to the software. All lessons are comprehensive and easy-to-understand. Using step-by-step directions, you'll master even the most complex tasks. By the end of this course, you'll know everything about Elements that you need to know to easily organize, edit, print, and share.

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Lesson 1: Introduction to Photoshop Elements

Elements is perfect for the photography or graphics enthusiast who wants to edit images or graphics. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Free Trial Download of Photoshop Elements 11; Adobe Photoshop Elements
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: The Organizer Workspace

In this lesson, we're going to discuss the features and options associated with the Organizer workspace. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Working with Images in Organizer

Tags are personal keywords that you can attach to your photos and videos in Organizer so that you can organize and find them easier. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Creating Albums and Catalogs

To create a group of pictures, or an album, go the left hand side of your screen and to the panel where your albums and imported files are listed. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review Article: Photoshop Elements Organizer Tips and Tutorials
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Edit Modes

In this lesson and over the next few, we're going to learn about the Photo Editor workspace. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review Article: Photoshop Elements Tips and Tricks
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: The Basics of Color

There are two color models in Elements that allow you to set color for your images. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review Article: How to Set Up a Color Management System
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Painting Tools

Elements provides several tools to apply and add color. The Paint tools are just an example of these. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Making Selections

Elements offers you several types of selection tools that work for different types of selections. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Filling and Stroking

In this lesson, we're going to learn how to do fillings as well as the different types of fills that you can apply to your images. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Layers

At first glance, to most people, layers seem like something that only experienced graphic artists and editors use. But you need to know right now that it's not. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Text

In this lesson, we're going to spend time learning how to add text to your images, as well as the different options that you have in Elements when you add text. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: Create Shapes

Using Elements, you can draw shapes in your images. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Review Article: Smart Dodge and Burn in Photoshop Elements
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13: Other Editing 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. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Review Article: Understanding Filters in Photoshop Elements
  • Complete: Lesson 13 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 13 Exam

Lesson 14: Lighting, Color, Contrast and Clarity

This lesson is going to focus on adjusting the lighting, color, contrast, and clarity in your photos. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 14 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 14 Exam

Lesson 15: Printing, Sharing, and Creating

You can print images from any workspace or editing mode in the Elements software program. 61 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
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  • Complete: Lesson 15 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 15 Exam
  • Complete: The Final Exam
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Course Title: Photoshop Elements 101
Course Number: 8900194
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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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).
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
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Know what Photoshop Elements is and how you can use it to enhance your pictures.
  • Demonstrate using the Organizer Workspace, working with images, and creating albums and catalogs.
  • Demonstrate using different editing modes and using colors.
  • Demonstrate using painting tools, making selections, filling and stroking
  • Demonstrate using and managing layers, text, shapes.
  • Know other editing tools you can use.
  • Demonstrate manipulation of lighting, color, contrast and clarity.
  • Demonstrate printing, sharing, and creating your Photoshop Elements work, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

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