Introduction to Photoshop Elements

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  Photoshop   Compare

Elements 6/7/8 to iPhoto or Picasa   Hands-on examples   Demonstration only examples   Introduction to digital imagery   Resources

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  Version

8 released in September 2009   Consumer version of Photoshop CS4
◦  Cannot export CYMK ◦  Simplified Plug-ins and filters ◦  No Automator scripts for Mac ◦  Has automatic red eye reduction ◦  Has Quick Fix & Guided Edit mode

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  iPhoto

(Apple)

  Picasa

(Google)

◦  Rotate ◦  Crop ◦  Straighten ◦  Enhance ◦  Red eye reduction ◦  Retouch ◦  Effects ◦  Color adjustments
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◦  Crop ◦  Straighten ◦  Red eye reduction ◦  I’m Feeling Lucky ◦  Auto Contrast ◦  Auto Color ◦  Fill Light

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  Power

over every pixel!   Advanced editing tools   Combine pictures   Layers   Add text   Draw/Paint tools   Save for web optimization   Contact sheet 2-24-2010

Hands-on
  Crop   Spot

Demonstration only
  Save

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& Blur healing   Clone stamp   Resize canvas   Add text   Drawing & Painting   Combining multiple pictures   Simple special effects 2-24-2010

for web Screen Sheet

  Panorama   Green   Contact

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View -> Zoom In (if necessary) Choose Crop Tool Choose restrictions in options bar Drag on image Resize or move using control points Click Check Box when ready

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Choose Blur Tool Choose brush size Choose strength Drag on area requiring blur Use more strokes. Easier to “undo”

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Click on Spot Healing Brush Tool Option Bar: Spot Healing Brush Brush size slightly larger than imperfection Click on imperfection Be ready to Edit -> Undo

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Edward Hopper

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Real Examples at: http://www.h2hdigital.com/Retouching.htm
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Click on Clone Stamp Tool Choose a brush size and style Option-click on area you want to duplicate Click-drag to mimic the area chosen Be ready to Edit -> Undo Option-click to choose a new area… Try Clone Overlay Tool
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Image>Resize>Canvas Size Add New Layer; Edit>Fill Layer with White Unlock Background>Reorder Layers Magic Wand-Delete White on Photo Layer Select>Deselect Move Tool OR New Blank File File>Place> Your Photo

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Use Brush Tool Use Tool Options Bar to Change:
◦  Brush ◦  Size ◦  Opacity

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Use Tools to Change:
◦  Foreground Color ◦  Background Color

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Use Rectangle/Oval Marquee Tool Use Lasso Marquee Tools
◦  New Selection ◦  Add to Selection ◦  Remove from Selection
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First Method Open pictures ②  Use appropriate Marquee Tool
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a.  Magnetic Lasso b.  Change Feather size slightly
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Copy/Paste Use Move Tool to Adjust
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Second Method Open/Create main image ②  File>Place… next picture ③  Click green checkbox when correct ④  Place next picture
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  Choose

File > New > Photomerge Panorama.   Click Browse to navigate to the source files or folder   If you need to rearrange the order of the images, drag an image in the work area to reposition it   If necessary, adjust the vanishing point or blending settings of your composition.
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First Method
  Use

Second Method
  Layer

Magnetic Lasso or other selection tool   Select > Inverse;   Select > Feather if needed   Enhance > Convert to Black and White
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> Duplicate Layer   Enhance > Convert to Black and White   Eraser tool > Erase what you want in color

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How to buy a digital camera •  •  •  •  •  •  http://reviews.cnet.com/Digital_cameras/4520-7603_7-5023995-7.html?tag=tnav http://www.pcworld.com/ic/cameras/# http://www.macworld.com/topics/hardware/digitalcameras/ http://shortcourses.com/ http://www.digicamhelp.com/index.phpHow digital cameras work http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/digital-camera.htm http://www.hp.com/united-states/consumer/dpc/home/home.html? jumpid=ex_R602_UAG_go/search-hho-google-dpc-home http://photo.walgreens.com/ http://www.walmart.com/photo-center?path=0%3A5426&dept=5426 http://www.kodakgallery.com/Welcome.jsp http://www.snapfish.com http://www.flickr.com http://www.mpix.com

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Photoshop family of software
◦  http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/family.html

Retouching photograph examples◦  http://www.h2hdigital.com/Retouching.htm

Photoshop Web Sites
◦  About.comhttp://graphicssoft.about.com/od/pselements/ Photoshop_Elements_Tutorials_and_User_Resources.htm ◦  Photoshop Express- https://www.photoshop.com/ ◦  AtomicLearning- http://movies.atomiclearning.com/k12/pe6_pc/ ◦  PhotoshopElementsUser- http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com/index.php

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HPs Learning about paper and how to take better pictures • 

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Online photo websites •  •  •  •  •  • 

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Programs •  •  http://www.apple.com/ilife/iphoto/ http://picasa.google.com/

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  High-End   Multitude   Flickr

Photo Ordering of Online Video Resources
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◦  www.mpix.com

◦  http://homepage.mac.com/charlenechausis/photo_resources.html

Creative Site: Image Manipulation

◦  http://bighugelabs.com/

Position on Page

  Online

◦  http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/services/28-online-photoediting-websites-to-have-fun-with/

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File > Save for Web… Change Quality
◦  High/Medium/Low

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Change Size
◦  Pixel proportion ◦  ≈ 75 ppi

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Preview on Web Peculiar “save as…”
292 KB

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1.5 MB 1728 x 2304 px
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Press “OK” to save as separate file (Last Step)

Change Quality and Type

Change Size

Animation Options (GIF Only) Compare
Steve Kaeser Lighting & Accessories- http://www.skaeser.com

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Preview in Browser

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CNET Buyers Guide Web Site BestBuy Buyers Guide Web Site NYTimes Point and Shoot Reviews

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  Pixel

= Picture Element = Million Pixels   1,280 x 960 = 1.2 million pixels
  Megapixel   Not

a Megabyte = Memory Size vs. Screen vs. Printing
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  Next: Camera
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1,280 x 960 =1,228,800

Horizontal: 960 pixels 960 total pixels / 75 pixels per inch = 12.8 inches
17.1 inches 1,280 pixels

Vertical: 1280 total pixels / 75 pixels per inch = 17.1 inches

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Horizontal: 960 total pixels / 3.2 inches 300 pixels per inch = 3.2 inches
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Vertical: 1280 total pixels / 300 pixels per inch = 4.2 inches

Note: 35mm film is ≈ 20 megapixels
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75 ppi for screen – 300 dpi for printing

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Web or email only 4” x 3” for printing 7” x 5” for printing 8” x 6” for printing

640 x 480 (VGA-.3M) 1,280 x 960 (1M) 2,048 x 1,536 (3M) 2,304 x 1,728 (4M)
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Print LARGE prints Print small details Impress your friends Like to waste money on memory chips

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  Set image quality   Flash options   Viewing pictures   Deleting pictures

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Hold the camera still (tripod) Focus on the right thing Think about composition Zoom in close But not too close

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◦  Individual ◦  Whole camera

  Focus options   Advanced options

Make sure there’s enough light Don’t shoot into the light Check the background Beat shutter lag Shoot more, not less

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