Excellent course...I have already recommended it to several friends. The course materials are worth their weight in gold, what a bargain. It is so gratifying to be able to edit and share my pictures.
I feel more comfortable using Photoshop Elements. Thank you for building my confidence.
This is the third class I've taken from Beverly and Eric. I truly enjoy the format and content. I will be taking additional classes that Beverly has available in 2016. Thank you for helping me feel confident when I open up Photoshop Elements!
Thank you so much for such an informative and interactive course. It was a real joy. I can't wait to put my new skills to use.
I really enjoyed this course and hope to make good use of it and have recommended your courses to several of my friends.
Excellent course and a great follow-up to the first course in Photoshop Elements. I printed the lessons to use for future reference. Thank you.
I really enjoyed this course and plan on using my new knowledge in resurrecting many of the old pictures my wife and I have taken throughout the years, including some of our wedding taken on a point and shoot camera over 51 years ago. Thanks a lot for a great experience.
Course content, comfortable writing style, excellent graphics, all made this course a great experience. The class assignments were difficult enough to challenge us. I enjoyed this experience.
This was a great course! I've filled two binders with the lessons I downloaded, and I know I'll be referring to the class materials for a long time to come.
Course Code: p32
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 work.
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 13 (software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins)
Windows 8, 8.1, Windows 7
Mac OS X 10.8 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.