Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 Training Course

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Understanding how to take a great photo is just part of the photography equation. Today you can still drop off your image files at the local drugstore and get photos back, but if you want to get great-looking images, you need to take control of the image processing side of the photography coin. To get the most from your efforts as a photographer, you need to learn how to finish the photo by using software tools like Adobe Photoshop Elements 12. In our Photoshop Elements 12 course you’ll learn image processing as a three-step process: first is importing and organization, next is basic and advanced edits and lastly, printing and sharing.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 training course content

The Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 training course consists of 4 modules:

Learn Photoshop Elements 12 Module 1 Organizing and Editing Images & Managing Media

In Module 1, you will begin by learning how to organize and import your digital images into the Photoshop Elements Organizer and Editor. You will learn about resolution, color modes and the different file formats available in the program. Students will also learn how to use keywords to tag, organize (using the albums feature) and locate their images for editing.

  • Getting Your Images
  • Getting to Know the Editing Work Areas
  • Working with Resolutions, Color Modes and File Formats
  • Tagging Photos and Creating Albums
  • Viewing and Finding Your Images

Learn Photoshop Elements 12 Module 2 Selecting & Correcting Photos

In Module 2, you will begin to edit the photos in the Photoshop Elements Editor that you imported into the Elements Organizer. You’ll start by learning the different selection tools available to you in the editor and then moving on to using layers, the most widely used tool in Photoshop Elements. You’ll also learn simple image correction techniques that make a big impact including correcting contrast, and adjusting color and clarity.

  • Making and Modifying Selections
  • Working with Layers
  • Simple Image Makeovers
  • Correcting Contrast, Color and Clarity
  • Smart Brush Tools

Learn Photoshop Elements 12 Module 3 Exploring Your Inner Artist

In Module 3, you will begin to explore your inner artist! You will learn advanced editing techniques to add artistic touches like applying filters and effects and using styles. Additionally, you will be drawing and creating art in the editor using a variety of digital “brushes” and application techniques in the program. Lastly you will receive a typography primer and learning to apply different effects and filters to text in your images.

  • Filters and Effects
  • Styles and More
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Working with Type

Learn Photoshop Elements 12 Module 4 Printing, Creating, Sharing & Improving Your Photography

In Module 4, you’ll learn how to get your work off the hard drive and share your creativity with others. We will cover best practices in printing, from which paper to use to recommendations for what types of prints yield the best results. We will also discuss different sharing services and projects that you can make from your edited images. In addition you will also learn how to compose better photos in camera so that you can improve your images before you ever start editing them in the program.

  • Getting It On Paper
  • Sharing Your Work
  • Making Creations
  • Composing Better Photos
  • Project Ideas

After the Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 training course

After completing the After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Know how to use automated and guided tools to perform basic edits
  • Understand how to crop images, correct color, adjust the contrast and sharpen your images
  • Identify how to select, fix and enhance isolated areas of your photographs and apply adjustment layers
  • Know how to apply advanced editing effects to create more artistic images
  • Identify how to prepare a file for printing and share your images online
  • Know how to use automated and guided tools to perform basic edits
  • Understand how to crop images, correct color, adjust the contrast and sharpen your images
  • Identify how to select, fix and enhance isolated areas of your photographs and apply adjustment layers
  • Know how to apply advanced editing effects to create more artistic images
  • Identify how to prepare a file for printing and share your images online

Course duration

The Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 training course is 24 hours long, taught over 4 weeks.

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