Ready to go beyond Camera Raw? Learn Photoshop Elements essentials in just a couple of hours!
With the Editing with Photoshop Elements Video Course by Anne McKinnell
What makes this course Different...
LEARN JUST THE ESSENTIALS
To get started, you don’t need to know every single thing that Photoshop Elements can do, let alone the full version of Photoshop. That would take weeks! In this course we focus on the essentials for photographers.
A COUPLE OF HOURS IS ALL IT TAKES
These 8 videos total a little under 2 hours. You'll be able to watch each video, then complete the steps on your own photos, and in half a day you'll be off and running with Photoshop Elements.
FOCUS ON ADVANCED PHOTO EDITING
The reason you're in Photoshop in the first place is to do more advanced photo editing that you cannot to in Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom. This course focusses on those editing skills. It does not cover photo organizing or raw processing.
Lesson 1: Moving Between Lightroom and Photoshop Elements
If you use Lightroom, it's essential to learn how to get your photos into Photoshop Elements and have the edited image automatically return to your Lightroom catalog.
Length: 6 minutes, 10 seconds
Lesson 2: Becoming Familiar with the Interface
Become comfortable with the workspace, toolbar, tool options, task bar and layers panel. You'll learn to set up a custom workspace so you can see exactly what you need at all times.
Length: 11 minutes, 9 seconds
Lesson 3: Layers
Each adjustment you make to your image can be placed on a new layer. That's called non-destructive editing and it makes it easy to change each adjustment, or even delete it, later.
Length: 18 minutes, 47 seconds
Lesson 4: Healing and Cloning
Remove unwanted objects from your image. No one wants dust spots, random garbage cans or dead tree branches to cause distractions.
Length: 19 minutes, 1 second
Lesson 5: Layer Masks
By using masks, you can apply each adjustment to a specific part of your image without affecting the whole thing.
Length: 7 minutes, 36 seconds
Lesson 6: Blend Modes
Blend modes can be used to blend different versions of the same image, add textures, or blend two entirely different images together.
Length: 10 minutes, 13 seconds
Lesson 7: Blending Exposures
Replace a boring sky with dramatic clouds.
Length: 14 minutes, 52 seconds
Lesson 8: Selections
Using selections gives you precise control over your adjustments. Learn to use selections, layers and layer masks together.
Length: 22 minutes, 14 seconds
Why Photoshop Elements?
Photoshop Elements contains all of the tools and features we photographers need to edit our photos. Plus, it is much less expensive than the full version of Photoshop - especially if you don’t upgrade it every time a new release comes out.
I typically use my software for at least 2 years before upgrading. Photoshop Elements costs $100. You’ll pay $9.99 a month for the full version of Photoshop costing $239.76 over 2 years. So with Photoshop Elements you save at least $140.
People like my teaching style. They say I can take complex topics and make them easy to understand without using a lot of “techno lingo.” My style is to communicate only what is necessary and get to the point. There is no fluff.
What People are Saying About Anne's Courses ...
MY PROCESSING IS MORE EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE
I have used Photoshop Elements for a long time, so I was a bit skeptical about what I could learn from Anne’s “Editing with Photoshop Elements” video course. I’ve been through it once completely and learned many shortcuts for things I’ve been doing for years. The tips will make my processing much more efficient and effective. Anne’s course turned out to be extremely worthwhile.
FOR THE FIRST TIME I CAN SAY "I UNDERSTAND"
I'm a bit of an introvert and rarely offer feedback, but this time I have to. I just watched your Launch into Lightroom course and for the first time, I can say, "I understand". I had taken other LR courses, even an extensive Udemy course and nearly gave up. Lightroom seemed counter-intuitive to me...until today. Anne, thank you.
I AM NOW MUCH MORE CONFIDENT AND EFFICIENT AT USING LIGHTROOM
I have been using Lightroom for a couple years, mainly to organize my photos, with sporadic attempts to make minor adjustments to some of the pictures. After watching Anne’s video series, I am now much more confident and efficient at using Lightroom and its tools to process my photos. Anne gives a practical step by step tour through the software by processing her own new photos, and then explains the editing tools with clear demonstrations on sample photos. She rounds all this out by showing you how to modify the software so that only the panels you need are displayed on the screen, simplifying and reducing the chances for confusion.
I CAUGHT ON IMMEDIATELY
The videos held everything you promised. I caught on immediately. This wasn't my first attempt at using LR, but somehow I never got the hang of it before. Learning how to import, organize and switch back and forth between library and develop now seems so easy after watching your videos. Your video modules were perfect in length. If I wanted to go back and review any point I hadn't understood or didn't remember from the first time around, I didn't have to plow through 30 minutes or so of a video to find what I was looking for. Each module focused on one learning element. I also liked the pace of the videos - you moved from one action to the next at just the right speed for me to follow and digest. No stopping-starting to catch it all. It took me less than a week to feel at home in LR. I have been using it for over a month now and haven't looked back.
EVERYTHING NOW MAKES SENSE
I had given up on Lightroom due to its complexities, but after seeing Anne's video course everything now makes sense. The numerous bite-sized video approach helped to get me started again. Anne's voice is amazingly relaxed & easy on the ear. Lightroom is my go place when I am “cooking” my Raw photos, and now, thanks to the course, my family gets to see the photos I take.
VERY EASY TO UNDERSTAND
I found Anne's video course very easy to understand and the way she broke up each component was perfect, as was the flow of work. There was enough information in each component for a beginner like myself without being overwhelming. The pace of the course was very nice too. It gave a very realistic workflow that made sense.
GUIDES THE VIEWER ALONG WITHOUT DROWNING IN EXTRANEOUS DETAIL
An excellent primer on Lightroom directed at the novice. Anne's narrative cuts right to the heart of the program and guides the beginner along by showing how things work without drowning in extraneous detail. There is a wealth of info contained in Lightroom that may be irrelevant to first time users. Anne is very wise in that she shows how to turn off many of the program's functions that can overwhelm the novice and, instead, concentrates on those tools and functions that beginners will most likely need and actually use. Once one is conversant with Lightroom's basics, then, the user can explore all the other facets of this program. The various chapters are short enough and to the point that the user can easily revisit the ones of most interest or relevance. I highly recommend Anne's Lightroom Video Course to anyone just starting with Lightroom.
I LEARNED MORE THAN ANY OTHER LIGHTROOM TRAINING I HAVE TAKEN
This course has been SO MUCH help! I learned more from your lessons than I had learned from any other Lightroom training I have taken. I like the short, targeted lessons, which allow me to practice each skill right away. The short lessons are also great for me, because my brain can only hold so much new information at one time. AND I can easily find any topic, if I need a “refresher.” Thank you, Anne!
THE PACE IS RIGHT ON TARGET
Anne McKinnell’s video course is a perfect fit for those of us who want a quick and easy guide to Lightroom. I tried other Lightroom guides, but always gave up because of their complexity. What I like about this course is that each lesson is short, simple, and slow enough so that the viewer can follow along on their own computer. Also, the pace is right on target. I sailed through the entire course in an afternoon. The next day I tried Lightroom with some new images of mine, and found that the key information remained in my memory; I didn’t have to go back. If you are in need of a quick and easy way into Lightroom, this course is for you.
CLEAR AND CONCISE
I have just viewed segments 1 - 3 and wow, it is great! Not too much information in one hit, very pleasant to listen to, clear and concise! Your course is just what I have been looking for and I feel ready to launch into Lightroom now. You sure make it seem a lot more user friendly for the beginner.
PERFECT FOR THE BEGINNER AND BEYOND
Brilliant! Your course is perfect for the beginner and beyond. I have used Lightroom for 2-3 years now and this course was a perfect way to reinforce what I already know and to add to my knowledge base. Your teaching manner is clear and enjoyable. Being a former teacher I value those skills - which are not necessarily found in many online courses! Thank you so much for this wonderful course. I’m looking forward to more that you might offer in the future.
Jean DePue Paschke
THE TEACHING METHOD IS CLEAR, DETAILED AND DELIBERATE
Although I have used Lightroom for a few years now, I definitely learned useful techniques, like how to create develop presets and export presets. Anne's teaching method is clear, detailed, and deliberate.
Is this Course Right for You?
- People who want to learn advanced editing in Photoshop Elements
- Beginning Photoshop Elements users who are not comfortable with the software
- People who want to get started quickly
- People who want to learn Adobe Camera Raw or basic RAW processing
- People who want to learn Elements Organizer
- People looking for an in-depth course that covers everything Photoshop Elements can do
Learn Photoshop Elements in just a few hours!
The risk is all on me! I am so confident that you will love the course that I am giving a 30-day money back guarantee. I want you to be happy with the course. If you're not, just email me within 30 days of purchase and I'll refund your money.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about the stand alone course:
How long is the course?
The videos total 110 minutes.
What will I receive?
You will receive a zip file that contains 9 videos.
How long do I have access to the course?
Forever. You will download the videos to your computer so you can watch them anytime.
What version of Photoshop Elements does this cover?
The videos were made using Photoshop Elements 14, but the methods used are applicable to any version of Photoshop Elements.
Can I watch it on my tablet or mobile device?
Absolutely, you can watch it on any device anytime.
How do I pay?
You can pay with PayPal or with a credit card.
Note if you want to pay by credit card, on the checkout page, look for a button that says "Pay with Debit or Credit Card". Don't worry, you don't need a PayPal account. Just click that link to enter your credit card information.
Is there a guarantee?
Yes! There is a full 30 day money back guarantee. If you're not happy, I'll give you a full refund.
Why should I buy this course instead of another?
Anne has taught software for decades, so she understands how to communicate without using techno-lingo. You'll find the course straight forward and easy to understand.
Does this course include Adobe Camera Raw?
When will I receive access to the course?
Immediately after you purchase, you'll receive an email with a link to download the course.
Does this course include Photoshop Elements Organizer?
I still have a question, who can I ask?
No problem, just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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