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Review Photoshop Elements 3 For Beginners DVD

A private lesson with Scott Kelby and Photoshop Elements 3 . . .

Scott Kelby is your private instructor in this video DVD about the newest version of AdobeR PhotoshopR Elements. With his easy and entertaining narrative style, Kelby introduces you to the new features in version 3 and some of the old favorites. This DVD is about two hours long and is divided into seven sections.

Viewing and Organizing
Kelby discusses many of the viewing and organizing features in Photoshop Elements 3. In the Organizer workspace, he demonstrates how to search for photos with the Timeline, Date View and Photo Browser. He also discusses the major organizing features such as keyword tags and collections.

Editing Photos
Before getting into the many editing features in Photoshop Elements 3, Kelby gives you a tour of the palettes and tools. He then covers Quick Fix options such as Smart Fix, Levels and more. He also demonstrates more advanced editing features including processing camera raw images files.

Photoshop Elements 3 is great for retouching photos and Kelby discusses many of the photo retouching tools such as the Clone Stamp, Healing Brush and Layers Blending Modes.

Fixing Common Problems
Still on the topic of retouching problem photos, Kelby shows you how to fix red eye, poor exposure and more.

Output Projects
Photoshop Elements 3 has some great built-in features for printing and processing your photos. Kelby demonstrates the photo Contact Sheet, Picture Packages and Panoramas.

Layers Effects and Filters
Layers and Filters are what make Photoshop Elements 3 such a popular imaging program. Kelby gives many examples of applying preset layer styles and filter effects to your photos to achieve some very professional results.

Now that you have the basics covered, Kelby shows how easy it is to create some of the built-in projects with the Creation Wizard. The projects include a greeting card, calendar and slide show.

Scott Kelby is a popular author of many Photoshop how-to books and DVDs. You can find more information at photoshopvideos.com.

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