Photo Retouching With Adobe Photoshop Elements by Jane Conner-ziser

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Photo Retouching
with Adobe Photoshop Elements
by Jane Conner-ziser
January 28, 2007





Photo Retouching with Adobe Photoshop Elements
by Jane Conner-ziser
Sessions: 16
Tutorial Time: Over 4 hours
MSRP: $59.00 | Click For Best Price
It's been a little while since DigitalDingus has come across another Adobe Photoshop Elements DVD. Software Cinema has another gifted and professional artist I'd like to introduce to you. Jane Conner-ziser has 19 years of experience, specifically in digital imaging, and 25 years of experience overall in the photography industry. Her talents span a wide variety of subjects from being a teacher to creating her own 4' x 5' hand-painted giclee canvas to being a beta tester for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Elements, and other programs. This DVD covers Adobe Photoshop Elements 4, which is an introductory program to editing images, but has become more robust over the last few years as Adobe realized Photoshop was not for everyone.

What Is Covered

The following is an index of topics featured in Retouching with Adobe Photoshop Elements:

  • Session 01: Introduction - Welcome To Photoshop Elements 3:46
  • Session 02: Opening, Cropping, and Saving Files 8:16
  • Session 03: Workspace Setup 8:16
  • Session 04: Learning about Layers 20:22
  • Session 05: How to Make Selections 45:40
  • Session 06: Adjusting Color, Contrast and Value 13:56
  • Session 07: Retouching Techniques for Skin 20:38
  • Session 08: Making and Using Soft Focus Filters 12:40
  • Session 09: Making Black & White Images from Color Photos 5:17
  • Session 10: Hand Tinting Techniques 20:54
  • Session 11: Making Vignettes 10:33
  • Session 12: Making Decorative Borders 9:39
  • Session 13: Adding Text 11:56
  • Session 14: Swapping a Head and Opening Eyes 26:54
  • Session 15: Sharpening and Preparing to Make a Print 5:12
  • Session 16: Bonus Facts and Conclusion 16:07
Photo Retouching With Adobe Photoshop Elements by by Jane Conner-ziser - Session 01
Welcome To Photoshop Elements
Photo Retouching With Adobe Photoshop Elements by by Jane Conner-ziser - Session 03
Workspace Setup
Photo Retouching With Adobe Photoshop Elements by by Jane Conner-ziser - Session 08
Making and Using Soft Focus Filters
Photo Retouching With Adobe Photoshop Elements by by Jane Conner-ziser - Session 09
Making Black & White Images from Color Photos
Photo Retouching With Adobe Photoshop Elements by by Jane Conner-ziser - Session 11
Making Vignettes
Photo Retouching With Adobe Photoshop Elements by by Jane Conner-ziser - Session 12
Making Decorative Borders

Suited Perfectly For Adobe Elements Users

If you haven't purchased any tutorials for Adobe Photoshop Elements, this is a great start. Jane begins the Elements presentation with a warm welcome to and introduces you to the basic windows of Elements. As she moves on into the tutorial, how to setup your workspace and properly saving and cropping files are explored.

Jane presents other features of Elements such as adjusting color, contrasts, retouching skin, soft focus filters, and includes a section preparing your images for print. The DVD contains over four hours of material which can be accessed at any point, at any time.

Pros

  • Simple tutorials for beginners to gain a solid foundation
  • Examples are explained intuitively
  • Sessions are short for easy understanding and instant application to the user's own images
  • Several key Elements processes involving images are featured
  • User has access to the same files as Jane uses during the sessions
  • Over 4 hours of content which is a generous amount of information for beginning users
Cons
  • None observed
Observations
  • Appears to not play in modern "home multimedia" DVD players--only PC-based DVD players
Photo Retouching with Adobe Photoshop Elements is not only a terrific start in learning digital imaging, but a great addition to your collection of multimedia tutorials. Jane Conner-ziser demonstrates her skills in 16 sessions which convey an experienced teacher and user. For anyone using Adobe Elements, this is yet another DVD distributed by Software Cinema which is a winner.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED PLUS

Jane Conner-ziser should be added to your list of sought after instructors who put their knowledge in the multimedia realms, providing a resource for the digital imaging student and the occasional hobbyist who wants to extract more from their time.



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