Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop Elements

What You'll Learn

Adobe's Photoshop Elements is tailor-made for non-professional photographers who need a capable but affordable photo editing and management application. This introductory class will get you started using Elements to enhance your own photos and/or create great composite documents like flyers, cards, books, and posters.

You'll learn how and why to import your photos into Elements. You'll get an overview of the various workspaces in Elements, then dive into Elements' editing features, which range from automatic buttons to a full-featured editing workspace. You'll discover what you can do in each editing workspace and pick up practical techniques for fixing common photo problems and making pro-level enhancements. Photoshop layers are introduced and explained.

The full version of Photoshop has changed to a subscription model so Elements is now an even better choice for non-professionals. iPhoto, Picasa, and Lightroom all integrate with Elements. You will see how.

This workshop will cover:

  • Importing photos from a digital camera or hard drive
  • Overview of all the Elements workspaces
  • Introduction to the Organizer, the full featured catalog workspace
  • Introduction to the full-featured Expert Edit workspace
  • Special feature overviews, Tips, Resources and Gotcha's

This class is for both Mac and Windows users. It will be taught using the latest version of the program, Photoshop Elements 11.

Who Should Take This

Hobbyist and amateur photographers with little to no Elements experience. If you have the full-featured version of Photoshop, take Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop instead.

Presented By Steve Gandy

Steve Gandy

Steve Gandy is an educator, trainer, technology support professional and life-long photographer. Steve has introduced the ins-and-outs of digital photography to students young and old since 1995 and has been involved in education since 1978. His photography is varied but he focuses on nature, travel, and sports. Steve has contributed to training books and websites on Photoshop Elements, StarOffice/OpenOffice and other educational topics. He leads photographic tours to the southern Utah canyon lands.

BDA Members


BDA Members: $69.00

Non-Members: $89.00

Available Dates

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Customer Comments

Nice quick into. Relaxed presentation.Vince
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Comments For: Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop Elements

Great class!Christian on 10/15/2014
I needed an overview to get me started and this was perfect!Mary on 12/13/2013
Nice quick into. Relaxed presentation.Vince on 12/13/2013
Steve Gandy did a fine job presenting an introduction to Photoshop Elements. He selected enough material to get us started without trying to pack too much into this 3-hour class.Vince on 12/3/2013