The instructor and her assistant Eric were A+. I had such a good time learning such a complex and challenging program because the written material is outstanding and the projects are relevant. I love how the assignments have from easy to difficult challenges and are accompanied by answer keys to minimize frustration and to learn more. The responsiveness of the instructor and assistant are always prompt and complete. No question is considered stupid and important criticism is constructive, helpful, and supportive. I like that the instructor adds new information as it becomes available in the discussion area as well as workarounds to problems the Adobe program inherently has. They make a successful attempt to include Windows and Mac users by showing the variations in keyboard controls.
I loved the class. You cover a lot of material in a way that makes it easy to learn. I didn't realize how much I learned until I took the final exam. Thank you!
This was another excellent course! I enjoyed it as much as Photoshop Elements 12 - Part I. There was so much to learn and all the information was presented in a very clear, step-by-step manner. In addition, I found that any concerns or questions I might have had were always answered or addressed. Thank you!
This is the fourth Photoshop course I have taken with this instructor. The courses are well written and enjoyable and each time I am sorry when the classes come to an end. I hope to take one of Ms. Schulz' courses again in the future.
I learned a lot of information from this course that would have been almost impossible to learn on my own. I am already using some of these tools on a regular basis to turn my photography into art. Thank you for a fun class!
I really like the lesson plans, especially the way the commands are always provided so I am not frustrated trying to find them. There is a tremendous amount of supplementary information as well, and I will keep all of my plans for reference as I work on my own photos. Excellent instructor!
This is exactly the course I've been wanting to take for the last three to four years. I'm glad it was finally available.
I take as many courses as I can from Beverly Schulz as I find her teaching style one of the most comprehensive when it comes to the Adobe programs and photography. The material shows how extensively she and her assistants have worked to compile a professional handbook and workbook for Photoshop at all levels. The instructor and the assistants are highly creative by their selection of exercises and they do not miss one step in the process--superb editing I would say and well tested exercises that work. I admire the instructor and her assistants and hope they continue to instruct via Ed2Go because I would sure miss them! Thank you.
Another enjoyable course with this instructor! I've taken four and just signed up for number five.
Beverly is a delight. I love how she doesn't assume you remember...she takes the time to show us (again) where the button or icon is. That helps so much. She has a delightfully warm, conversational manner in her online tutorials. She talks slowly, and uses the pointer slowly.
Course Code: p22
In the first lesson, we'll dive into a workflow for digital editing so you can get a good idea of the options available and a sequence to follow. Then, we'll look at tools you can use to perfect portraits. You’ll learn to smooth away wrinkles with the Surface Blur filter, remove red eye, and even turn gray hair brown!
In this lesson, you'll see how to slim a waistline, trim loose edges, and accentuate the positive with distortion tools. You'll also find out how to correct an image by combining parts of two different photos, and you'll have a chance to get creative with the many brushes available in Elements. Then, we'll turn to the task of restoring old and damaged photographs.
In today's lesson, you'll see how to extract small portions of a photograph without any surrounding border and how to use them in other images and documents. Then, explore how to add frames, backgrounds, clip art, and shapes to expand your creativity. You'll also see how to sharpen and blur photos as well as how to salvage an image with miraculous fixes!
In this lesson, you'll see how layers work from beginning to end. You'll build a quickly modifiable business card and a collage as you learn how to use Adjustment and Fill layers to your advantage. You’ll also see how to add patterns, blend layers with colors and effects, and group them for great framing options using Elements' tabbed windowing feature.
In this lesson, we'll look at moving pictures, and you'll see how to create an animated presentation from a sequence of images. You’ll also see how to create dazzling slideshows with animation, text, and music to showcase your images. Then, you'll learn how to achieve beautiful ranges of color and contrast (sometimes referred to as High Definition Range) by combining multiple exposures of the same subject using Photomerge Exposure. We'll also discuss how to enlarge any image, correct vignettes, and create custom, colored borders of many sizes and shapes around your
Learn how the Photomerge feature in Elements helps you blend several photos to provide seamless panoramic imagery, as well as other Photomerge options. We'll also look at some quick options for watermarking groups of photos all at once. And finally, you’ll learn about a few remaining tools, like the Cookie Cutter tool and the Shape tools, and you'll see how to use both to create more variations of clip art. You'll also work with Adobe's Camera Raw tool and discover the benefits of working with these large, uncompressed files.
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 14—What'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.
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 8, 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista with Service Pack 2, or Windows XP with Service Pack 3.
Mac OS X 10.7 through 10.9.
Note: This course is written using the Windows version of the software. Mac students are welcome, but will need to make standard Windows/Mac keystroke conversionswhich 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.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
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.
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.
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.