Certificate in Photoshop Elements 11 Online Course

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Gain Additional Skills in Using Photoshop Elements 11 If you're a novice with no photo-editing experience or you want to upgrade skills you learned in an earlier version of Elements, this Certificate in Photoshop Elements 11 Online Course is for you. As you master this popular software, you'll learn to edit images on your computer, correct flaws, enhance your final product, create simple art projects, prepare images for email and the Web, and organize your images so you can keep track of them. It's fun and easy, and you'll see how Photoshop Elements 11 gives you room to grow while letting you achieve high-quality results right away. So bring your photography skills into the digital age and get ready to unlock the mysteries of Photoshop Elements 11. The hands-on, easy-to-follow exercises in this course will help you turn your photos into masterpieces and leave you with a great feeling of accomplishment! Course Fast Facts: Only 6 weeks to complete this course
Approximately only 2 to 4 hours per week of study is required This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing off line You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course How is this course studied? Upon enrolment an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to...

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Requisitos: Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 for Windows/Mac (software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins); Windows 7 / Vista / XP, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard; Internet access; email; and the Internet Explorer or Netscape or Firefox Web browser; Note: This course is written for the Windows version of the software. Mac students are welcome, but will need to make standard Windows/Mac keystroke conversions—many of which are included in the course material. Teaching staff has Mac software and equipment available and can help troubleshoot with...

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There are 12 units of study Introducing Elements 11

Photoshop Elements is an excellent package for photographers to enhance and edit digital images. In our first lesson, we'll introduce online training, show you how to download the images you'll use in class, and start with the very basics of Photoshop Elements. We'll take things a step at a time so that even new users can get comfortable editing and enhancing their digital photos. You'll also find information about what's new in Elements 10. 

Quick Fixes and Formats

Today we'll discuss the many file formats digital images can take and how you can use them to your best advantage with Photoshop Elements. You'll learn how to save updated originals and copies of your images, as well as how to use Smart Fix to produce fast results. You'll see how to crop with Elements 10 new Rule of Thirds crop guide and rotate images to get just the look you're after, and you'll practice using the Straighten tool for one-step corrections.

Sizing Images

Digital images come in all sizes! In this lesson, we'll discuss image resolution, pixels, and recommendations for resizing pictures with excellent results. When you want high quality prints, you'll see just how to resize them and maintain quality with Photoshop Elements sizing options. We'll also discuss the different shapes images can take and how you can be sure your prints will fit the frames you choose.

Printing Images

Photoshop Elements gives you lots of options for printing your documents, and you'll learn about all of them in this lesson. You'll find out how to add temporary colorful borders and print images to just the size you want. You'll also practice saving photos for use on websites using Photoshop Elements Save for Web. In addition, we'll take a look at the Organizer and see how to print multiple photos on a page.

Creating Files and Layers

Most of the time, photographers have plenty of images to work with, but in some instances you'll want to create a new file as a foundation for your images. You'll learn how to do that in this lesson. You'll also see how to use Elements tabbed windowing for quick access to your open images. From there, you'll add color and then move a photo onto your background. You'll discover how to use the Layers feature in the process.

Adjusting Color

Ever wondered how professional photographers can make the colors in some images look out of this world? Today you'll find out how they do it! You'll work with color adjustments in your images, including hue and saturation. You'll also create black-and-white images from color images using Elements Black and White Conversion feature, and you'll pick individual colors to replace with others. Color Variations is a wonderful visual tool included in Photoshop Elements. You'll learn how to make quick changes with this! And before we finish, you'll see what you can do with Style Matching, —it's quite a change from the other tools.

Adjusting Light and Color

Light is the essence of photography, but it's not always cooperative. In this lesson, we'll discuss ways to enhance and even create better lighting after you've taken an image. You'll see how to use Brightness and Contrast to improve your images, and we'll cover techniques for adjusting shadows and highlights. You'll also have a chance to work with the histogram, Levels, and Color Curves—all excellent tools for correcting lighting and color tones. Through all this, you'll see how Elements keeps track of your changes and lets you go back through them if you want to undo something.

Using Organizer

In this lesson, we'll take a look at how Organizer works to keep track of your images. We'll also cover strategies for using both folders and Organizer. You'll see how to sort your pictures, add tags, and collect them in albums for use in projects like scrapbook pages and greeting cards.

Creating Text and Selections

In your creative projects, you'll often want to pair photos with text. Photoshop Elements gives you plenty of text tools, and in this lesson, you'll explore those and add text to your images. You'll see how Photoshop Elements uses layers with text, and you'll get tips on how to master the Layers panel. You'll also begin your study of the powerful selection tools, including the color-based Magic Wand tool and the flexible Lasso tool. With these, you'll discover the power of Feathering selections and copying selections within an image.

Making Intermediate Selections

As you continue your study of selection tools, you'll learn how to create a silhouette image using the Quick Selection tool. You'll also practice using any of the selection tools in a reverse mode for tricky selections. We'll see how the Marquee tools let you select perfect squares and circles for use in framing and highlighting your images and how the new Text on Selection tool works with any shape! You'll also work more with Feathering and see the difference it makes, especially when you want to create a soft, blended background in your image. Finally, we'll go over how to add colors with the Gradient tool.

Advanced Selections

In our last lesson on the selection tools, you'll work with the Selection Brush tool for detailed and exacting work when you need it most. You'll also learn some advanced techniques for using the selection tools together. We'll work extensively with the Add to selection option, and we'll preview our work with Mask Mode. You'll have a chance to experiment with some of Photoshop Elements' filters and color options, as well as the settings in the Magnetic Lasso tool. As a final addition to your knowledge in this area, you'll have a chance to explore and work with the Select menu.

Correcting Images

As we bring this first class to a close, you'll find many new tools to put to work and still more to learn. We'll discuss Retouching and Correcting tools, and you'll perfect your skills with the Red Eye Removal tool, the Clone Stamp tool, and both the powerful Healing Brushes and the new Content-Aware Healing option. You'll learn when to use each tool for the best results. The power of Photoshop Elements will come to life as you use these tools in your final assignments.

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Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with your tutor, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes,...