Getting Started Photoshop Elements by TeachUcomp

Getting Started Photoshop Elements by TeachUcomp
Now that Adobe has switched Photoshop to the Creative Cloud, which is a subscription service, many of us who cannot afford the price are looking for alternatives. The first alternative that comes to mind is Photoshop Elements. As of now, it is still available at a one time price per upgrade.

If you are considering moving to Photoshop Elements, you might want to check out the free video introduction to Photoshop Elements available at Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop Elements by TeachUcomp, Inc. gives you a basic tour of the Organizer workspace and the common tasks. Actually, this video is the first chapter of a more comprehensive course entitled Photoshop Elements 12 Training Tutorial Course by the same author.

After touring the Welcome screen, the author continues the chapter with a tour of the Organizer workspace. He demonstrates how each section of the workspace relates to the others. Next, he demonstrates some of the most common tasks for organizing and sharing your photographs. He thoroughly covers every tool and panel from the Menubar and matching shortcuts at the top of the workspace to the Task bar at the bottom of the workspace.

Once you learn the workspace layout, the author walks you through the most common Organizer tasks from importing photos to customizing a slide show with background music and animation. Next, you learn how to create and use albums and share them on the web, by email, DVD and more. Of course, organization will not be complete without tags, categories, digital notes and metadata, which the author also demonstrates. Lastly, you learn the various methods to search for your images.

As mentioned, this free course is just the first chapter of the Photoshop Elements 12 Training Tutorial Course, which is a comprehensive training course consisting of both 8 hours of video, accompanying exercises and PDF manuals. The other sixteen chapters include the following.

Edit Modes
Basic Image Manipulation
Color Basics
Painting Tools
Brush Settings
Making Selections
Filling and Stroking
Manipulating Images
Lighting Color Contrast and Clarity
Saving Images
Printing Sharing and Creating

At this time, the entire course is $19. TeachUcomp Inc. has been a software training company since 2001. They have a nice combination of video and manual training.

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this article. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

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