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Photoshop Elements 12 for the Digital Photographer

Bring out the best in your photos! In this course you will learn how to use Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 to do everything from quick fixes to detailed enhancements that will greatly improve the look of your digital images. You will build a strong foundation in using Adobe’s award-winning edition program even if you have no image-edition experience, this class will take you from novice to accomplished user.

As you explore this course, you will discover many easy-to-use features and tools in Photoshop Elements. You will be able to get results that you never imagined possible. You will master techniques for editing images, fixing flaws, enhancing the final product, creating simple art projects, prepare images for email and the Web, and organize your images. You will also get plenty of practice as you complete fun hands-on exercises that ensure you understand the basics of this program as well as more advanced techniques.

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting December 13, 2017

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Photoshop Elements 12 for the Digital Photographer Details + Objective

Course Code: p21

You Will Learn
  • Learn to bring images into the main work area and size them for viewing
  • Rotate images and make quick changes and save them
  • Learn to define resolution and use Photoshop Elements to size images correctly using the Crop tool
  • Learn how to use the printing options, size photos for Website use, and print multiple images
  • Learn to create new files, add color, and understand the basics of layers
  • Learn to change, remove, and replace color in images
  • Discover how to adjust images using Brightness/Contrast, Shadows/Highlights, and Levels and Color Curves screens
  • Learn to use the Organizer and categorize images for easy access
  • Learn to add and modify text, and make selections with the Magic Wand and Lasso tools*
  • Learn to use the Quick Selection took, the Marquee tools, wrap text around selections, and include feathering and gradients within your selections
  • Use advanced selection techniques including the Selection Brush tool and Mask mode, Filters, and the Select menu
  • Learn to use the Red Eye, Healing Brush, and Clone Stamp tools
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Get acquainted with the main components of Photoshop Elements 12
  • Greatly improve the look of your digital images
  • Master techniques in Photoshop Elements to take you from a novice to accomplished user
Photoshop Elements 12 for the Digital Photographer Outline
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Week 1

In your first lesson, you will be introduced to online training, see how to download the images you will use in class, and start with the basics of Photoshop Elements.  You will also discover information about what is new in Elements 12. Then you will explore the many file formats digital images can take and how you can use them to your best advantage with Photoshop Elements. You will learn how to save undated originals and copies of your images and how to use Smart Fix to produce fast results. You will discover how to crop with the Rule of Thirds Grid Overlay and rotate images to get just the look you are after. You will practice using the Straighten tool for one-step corrections.

Week 2

In this lesson, you will explore image resolution, pixels, and recommendations for resizing pictures. You will also learn about the different shapes images can take and how you can be sure your prints will fit the frames you choose. Then you will learn about all of the options for printing your documents. You will find out how to add temporary colorful borders and print images to just the size you want. You will practice saving photos for use on websites using Photoshop Elements’ Save for Web and look at the Organizer to learn how to print multiple photos on a page.

Week 3

In this lesson, you will learn how to create a new file as a foundation for your images. You will explore how to use Elements’ tabbed windowing for quick access to your open images. You will learn to add color and then move a photo onto your background and discover the Layer’s feature in the process. Then you will work with color adjustments in your images, including hue and saturation. You will create black-and-white images from color images using Elements’ Black and White Conversion feature, and pick individual colors to replace with others. You will also learn how to make quick changes with this tool and look at another tool that can help adjust skin tones.

Week 4

This lesson will show you ways to enhance and even create better lighting after you have taken an image. You will discover how to use Brightness and Contrast to improve your images, and examine techniques for adjusting shadows and highlights.  You will work with the histogram, Levels, and Color Curves---all excellent tools for correction lighting and color tones. Then you will take a look at how Organizer works to keep track of your images. You will learn how to sort your pictures, add tags, and collect them in albums for use in other projects.

Week 5

In this lesson, you will explore text tools that add text to your images. You will see how Photoshop Elements uses layer with text, and you will get tips on how to master the Layers panel. You will begin to learn about the powerful selection tools, including the color-based Magic Wand tool and the flexible Lasso tool. With these tools, you will discover the power of Feathering selections and copying selections within an image. Then you will learn how to create a silhouette image using the Quick Selection tool. You will practice using any of the selection tools in a reverse mode for tricky selections. You will discover how the Marquee tools let you select squares and circles for framing and highlighting and how the Text on Selection tool works with any shape. Finally, you will learn how to add color with the Gradient tool.

Week 6

In this final lesson, you will work with the Selection Brush tool for detailed and exacting work. You will learn some advanced techniques for using the selection tools together. You will work extensively with the Add to selection option and preview your work with Mask Mode. You will experiment with some of Photoshop Elements’ filters and color options, as well as the settings in the Magnetic Lasso tool.  Then you will look at Retouching and Correction tools, and perfect your skills with the Red Eye Removal tool, the Clone Stamp tool, and both the powerful Haling Brushes and the Content-Aware Haling option.

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Photoshop Elements 12 for the Digital Photographer Instructors
Beverly Richards Schulz

Beverly Richards Schulz is a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography and an award-winning photographer. She has been teaching photography for more than 15 years. Since her first class with ed2go in 2000, she has written more than 30 online classes in digital photography and digital editing, and she's had the privilege of working with more than 70,000 students. She has a BA in Legal Studies from UC Berkeley, and a master's degree in Adult and Continuing Education. She and Eric Johnson are authors of the book Photoshop Elements 14What's New? An avid digital film photographer, she was an early adopter of digital technology and now teaches digital editing and photography skills to students from around the world. For the last 10 years, she has enjoyed being an adjunct faculty member with the University of San Francisco, teaching history and visual arts, as well as displaying and selling her work through galleries, and she has continued to expand her experience in travel photography and cross-cultural studies. In addition to teaching and photographic work, Beverly and her staff provide consulting services for digital photographers and clients.

Photoshop Elements 12 for the Digital Photographer Requirements / Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 for Windows/Mac (software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins)

Windows 7 / 8 / Vista / XP

Mac OS X 10.7 through v 10.8.

Note: This course is written for the Windows version of the software. Mac students are welcome, but will need to make standard Windows/Mac keystroke conversionsmany of which are included in the course material. Teaching staff has Mac software and equipment available and can help troubleshoot with Mac students to complete course material if necessary.

Photoshop Elements 12 for the Digital Photographer Frequently Asked Questions
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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!

How does it work?

Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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