Photoshop Elements 8

Photoshop Elements 8


Total Run Time: 7 hrs

With Total Training for Adobe Photoshop® Elements 8, you'll learn how to organize and edit your digital images. This series introduces you to the new features of Photoshop Elements 8, including the new Photomerge Exposure command and the Tag Cloud, plus it shares best practices for Elements fundamentals, including making color adjustments and sharing photos with family and friends.


  1. Discover how to edit photos in Quick Fix Mode using Smart Fix
  2. Learn how to use the New Photomerge® Exposure Command
  3. Find out how to adjust exposure using Blend Modes
  4. See how to create a Photo Album online, and share it with friends and family
  5. Learn how to perform tonal and color adjustments to images


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This Photoshop Elements 8 training is just what you need to help you make all of the edits you want to make to your images and be well on your way to creating impressive images.

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Course outline


  1. The Welcome Screen
  2. Creating a Catalog
  3. Getting Photos from Your Computer
  4. Getting Photos from a Camera or Card Reader
  5. Getting Photos from a Scanner
  6. Setting Up a Watch Folder
Chapter 2: GETTING STARTED ON MAC® (19 min)

  1. The Welcome Screen
  2. Finding Photos on Your Computer Using Bridge
  3. Getting Photos from a Camera or Card Reader
  4. Getting Photos from a Scanner

  1. Introducing the Organizer
  2. Rotating, Hiding, Renaming & Moving Images
  3. Comparing & Stacking Photos
  4. Creating Albums
  5. Rating, Tagging & Finding Photos
  6. People Recognition
Chapter 4: ORGANIZING PHOTOS ON MAC (31 min)

  1. Introducing Adobe Bridge
  2. Rotating, Hiding, Renaming & Moving Images
  3. Comparing & Stacking Photos
  4. Creating Collections
Chapter 5: FIXING COMMON PROBLEMS (69 min)

  1. Editing Photos in Quick Fix Mode Using Smart Fix
  2. Editing Contrast, Levels & Color in Quick Fix Mode
  3. Adjusting Exposure in Guided Edit Mode
  4. Removing Color Cast & Correcting Skin Tone in Full Edit Mode
  5. Zooming a Photo & Removing Red Eye
  6. Whitening Teeth with the Smart Brush Tool
  7. Enhancing a Blue Sky with the Smart Brush Tool
  8. Cropping, Rotating, Resizing & Recomposing
Chapter 6: ADJUSTING EXPOSURE (44 min)

  1. Adjusting Exposure Using Blend Modes
  2. Understanding the Histogram
  3. Adjusting Levels & Curves
  4. Using the New Photomerge® Exposure Command
  5. Changing a Hue Using an Adjustment Layer
  6. Using the Quick Selection Tools & Layer Masks
Chapter 7: ADJUSTING COLOR (31 min)

  1. Exploring Color Modes
  2. Adjusting Shadows & Highlights to Improve Tonal Range
  3. Working with Color Variations to Remove Color Cast
  4. Working with Selections
  5. Refining an Edge & Converting a Selection to Black & White
Chapter 8: SHARING YOUR PHOTOS (35 min)

  1. Using the Backup/Synchronization Feature
  2. Creating an Online Album
  3. E-mailing Photos
  4. Printing Photos
  5. Ordering Prints Online
Chapter 9: WORKING WITH TEXT (29 min)

  1. Placing Text on a Layer & Adding a Layer Style
  2. Drawing a Talk Bubble with the Shape Tool
  3. Embossing Text & Copying a Layer to Another Image
  4. Warping Text & Aligning Layers
Chapter 10: RETOUCHING YOUR PHOTOS (27 min)

  1. Using the Healing Brush Tools
  2. Using the Clone Stamp Tool
  3. Removing Dust & Scratches

  1. Working with Layers
  2. Layer Opacity, Magic Extractor & Blend Modes
  3. Warping Text, Merging Layers & Creating a Clipping Mask
  4. Applying Layer Styles

  1. Creating a Photomerge Panorama
  2. Creating a Slide Show on Windows
  3. Creating a Photo Calendar Online
  4. Credits

Presenter Info

Chad Chelius is an Adobe® Certified Instructor and has been involved in the creative industries for almost 20 years. He teaches creative software classes for American Graphics Institute (AGI Training) and his trial-by-fire experience in the industry makes him a valuable trainer to his clients. Chad is also a contributing author to AGI’s Digital Classroom book series on several Adobe CS4 products, as well as the author of the Mac® OS X Snow Leopard® Digital Classroom book.