Photoshop Elements for Photographers Extra Work Weekend Class

If you have questions, do not hesitate to email me.

Part 1

Right-click (Cmd-Click on the Macintosh) on this file and choose Save As (or Save Link As or some variation thereof) to save it to your computer.  Import it into your Photoshop Elements Organizer.  Next, open it in Adobe Camera RAW (ACR) and adjust and crop it to create a pleasing image.  When you are done, bring the image into Photoshop Elements (by clicking Open in Adobe Camera RAW), and then resize it (Image menu->Image Size) so that the long side of the image is 1000 pixels at 72 Pixels per inch.

Go to the File menu and choose Save for Web.  Save the image as a JPEG file and email it to me.

Here is my version of how I would convert that file.

Part 2

Right-click (Cmd-Click on the Macintosh) on this file and choose Save As (or Save Link As or some variation thereof) to save it to your computer.  Import the image into your Photoshop Elements Organizer.  Next, open it in Adobe Camera RAW (ACR) and adjust and crop it to create a pleasing image and then open it into Photoshop Elements.

From Photoshop Elements perform the following adjustments to the image:

  • White Balance the image as necessary
  • Remove blemishes from the model’s face
  • Brighten the model’s eyes

When you are done editing the image resize it (Image menu->Image Size) so that the long side of the image is 1000 pixels at 72 Pixels per Inch.

Go to the File menu and choose Save for Web.  Save the image as a JPEG file and email it to me.

Part 3

Download the following file to a folder on your computer:

  • Import the image into your Photoshop Elements Organizer.
  • Open File_1 in Photoshop
  • Create a blank document that measures 7 inches by 7 inches at 300 ppi
  • Select File_1 and select all and then copy it to the clip board.  Select the blank document and past it into there.
  • Using the move tool, align the image of the rider on the horse to the bottom left corner of the new document
  • Select the Recompose Tool
  • Use the Mark for Protection brush to highlight the horse and rider (to mark for protection)
  • Use the Mark for Removal brush to highlight areas that are of less concern
  • Scale the image to fill the document  (if you get distortion, you might need to do this a few times, marking and scaling each time to get it correct)
  • Save the new image as a .PSD file
  • When you are done editing the image resize it (Image menu->Image Size) so that the long side of the image is 1000 pixels at 72 Pixels per Inch.
  • Email the file as a high-quality JPEG file

Part 4

Download the following files to a folder on your computer:

  • Import the images into your Photoshop Elements Organizer.
  • Open File_1 and File_2 in Photoshop Elements
  • Use the techniques discussed in our last class to extract the running little girl from File_2
  • Paste the little girl into File_1
  • Scale the little girl appropriately (Transform tool) and place her (using the move tool) so that it looks like she is running from the bear
  • Blend the little girl so that she looks like she wasn’t pasted into the photograph (Enhance menu->Adjust Color->Defringe Layer)
  • Save the result as a .PSD file
  • When you are done editing the image resize it (Image menu->Image Size) so that the long side of the image is 1000 pixels at 72 Pixels per Inch.

  • Email the file as a high-quality JPEG file sized to 1000 pixels on the long side at 96 ppi (Pixels-per-inch)

If you have questions, do not hesitate to email me.