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Self Directed Tutorial
Photoshop Elements Editing 101 - Materials Only
This tutorial includes the course materials only for our Photoshop Editing 101 course. This tutorial is for self-directed learning with no instructor, assignment or critique. For the instructor taught version of this course click here.

All photos need some post processing to look their best. This tutorial teaches the basic steps for post processing your photos in the Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 Editor. You will learn how to prepare your photos for printing and the web.

This tutorial is easy to understand and is suitable for complete beginners. We will be working entirely in the Editor during this tutorial learning exactly how to take a photo straight from your camera and make all the normal, basic post processing adjustments.

This tutorial is made up of 12 screencast videos so you can follow along step by step. Written notes are included.
  • Opening a file in the Editor
  • Straightening crooked photos
  • Using the crop tool
  • Color balance and correction
  • Exposure correction
  • Contrast
  • Resizing for print and web
  • Sharpening
  • How to save your processed photo
  • How to use Camera Raw (3 videos)
  • Course notes (3 pages, PDF)
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