I have written three eBooks on Photoshop Elements and published them on Amazon. But the last one was Photoshop Elements 14 – The Organizer Revisited Again. Photoshop Elements (PSE) has been improved and enhanced significantly since then, and I figured it was time to write another one.
The finished eBook has 241 pages and 315 figures. As with my other eBooks, this one essentially only covers the Organizer module of Photoshop Elements. For the most part, I leave the Photo Editor to other authors. Even if you are using a slightly older version PSE, there is still plenty of helpful information for you in this eBook.
If you end up buying it or reading it for free through Kindle Unlimited, let me know what you think.
Unless you make a conscientious effort to screen your images and videos, you very quickly end up with so many that even if you have them tagged, it will be difficult to quickly find those few images that are worth further work.
After a photoshoot, you can easily end up with hundreds of images. I take a lot of sports action photos. I generally have my camera set on its burst mode. After photographing two or three softball or soccer games during the weekend, I will come home with about 300-400 images. Amongst these are probably less than 50 that are even worth saving.
In the AppTip Sheet linked in this post, I describe a method that I adopted from an eBook by photographer, Chris Marquardt (https://chrismarquardt.com). It is only one of may ways that can be used to quickly go through your photos to end up with only the very best.
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In the next tutorial in this series, we will begin to cover some basic editing capabilities in Lightroom Classic.
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In this post I will highlight some tips for maintaining and protecting your PSE 2019 Catalog. They are contained in the AppTip Sheet that is linked below. Over the years I have presented tutorials on how to use the Backup/Restore commands that our built into PSE. Even though these tutorials were written for previous versions, the steps and screens are virtually the same in PSE 2019.
Click on the link below to open the PDF file that describes how to protect and maintain your PSE 2019 Catalog.
Using the tips described in the AppTip Sheet will ensure that you spend your time doing the fun things that PSE 2019 allows, rather than troubleshooting problems with your Catalog.
As you know, there are only a limited number of sort orders that you can view your images in the Grid view, Newest, Oldest, Import Batch, and Name. What if you want to view your images by some custom order to for a slide show you are preparing? Or, maybe you want to load the media into another program, such as Premiere Elements 15 in a certain order? That is where using Albums comes in.
In this tutorial, we introduce using Albums to do the above, and other uses as well, such as making a smart search. Albums can be used for organizing your entire photo collection if you want. However, I prefer to use them for managing specific photo projects.
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To begin with, these tags are only used internally within the Organizer. They are not written to the image files, even with the File > Save Metadata to File command in the Organizer. This is a good thing, since they often do not make since. I usually do not bother to remove erroneous Smart Tags from and image, but you can as shown in the figure below.
In this installment of the ongoing series of using Photoshop Elements 15, we are going to cover the basics of using the View workspace. I primarily start a photo project using this view. For example, if I go on a trip, one of the first things I do to organize my photos and videos is to create a new Event containing them.
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The Photoshop Elements Organizer has always included a variety of ways for you to search for your photos. These include searching by Categories, Sub-Categories, and Tags, by date, by filename, and a variety of other criteria.
In more recent versions, PSE has expanded its capabilities to include visual searches. Many experienced users, including myself, do not routinely use these features, and may not be totally aware they exist.
Exploring these capabilities is the subject of this tutorial. To view it, click on the figure below.
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Over the years, Adobe has improved ways to organize your photo collection in the Organizer, so that you can find specific images quickly.
Most notably of these, are the Views, Events, Places, and People. However, in this tutorial we will use the classic keyword tags approach to accomplish this. It shows the specific steps to take to use Categories, Sub-Categories, and Keyword Tags in Photoshop Elements 15.
It also shows how to use the Organizer’s Find command. Click on the link below to read the tutorial.
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