Photo Editing for Absolute Beginners | Melissa Shanhun | Skillshare
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11 Videos (50m)
    • Photo Editing for Absolute Beginners Intro

    • Edit a Photo

    • The Photoshop Elements Workspace

    • Photoshop Elements Workspace

    • Crop a photo for printing

    • Print a Photo at Home

    • Print multiple photos on one piece of paper

    • Print multiple photos on a 4x6

    • Add a line of text to a photo

    • Add a box of text to a photo

    • Swap faces in a photo


About This Class


Have you got a copy of Photoshop Elements on your computer that is gathering dust?

Have you tried following tutorials only to find they assume you know which panel is which what, and what all the names and icons mean?

Do you just want to print a photo, but no one will give you a straight answer on how to do it?

I hear you!

Photo Editing for Absolute Beginners answers the most common questions that new Photoshop Elements users ask me. Straight to the point, using the simplest method that will get you in and out of Photoshop Elements in a couple of minutes.

You'll learn how to:

  • Find your way around the Photoshop Elements workspace - so you can find the tools and commands you need
  • Open a photo in Photoshop Elements - and save it so that you can't ruin your original
  • Edit a photo in quick mode - and improve the look of your photos
  • Crop a photo for printing - so you get the whole subject in the frame
  • Add text to a photo - tell your story or make a postcard
  • Save a photo for printing online - so the prints look the best they can
  • Print at home - on photo paper of ANY size
  • Print multiple photos on a 4x6 - a cost effective way to get your smaller prints

Here's what's included in the class.

  • 7 videos that show you the very basics of photo editing Photoshop Elements - straight and to the point!
  • Full-color PDF handouts that walk you step-by-step through each tutorial - keep them handy for future reference.
  • Interactive comments below each video and access to me so that you can get specific help if you need it - sometimes you need extra help.

What are the requirements?

  • Download and install Photoshop Elements 11 or newer
  • Some photos you want to edit or print

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Make basic edits to a photo
  • Save your photo for printing
  • Print photos in a variety of sizes
  • Add titles and text to a photo

Who is the target audience?

  • Those new to Photoshop Elements - no previous experience necessary





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  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • All Levels
  • Beg/Int
  • Int/Adv


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Melissa Shanhun

Helping your tell your story in words and photos

G'day, I'm Melissa, Aussie mum, digital scrapbooker, professional organizer and teacher. I love pairing photos with memories of meaningful moments in my everyday life.

Here in Perth, I spend my everyday life with my husband, Phill, and our three little ones: Emily, Edward, Lucy and Matthew. Digital scrapbooking helps me tell the stories in our life. I love the versatility of digi scrapping. I can go simple, using phone photos and a line of journaling. Or, I can spend time in Photoshop ...

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