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Photoshop Elements Basics Free Online Course: Index of Lessons

This is the index of all lessons in the Photoshop Elements Basics free online course. The course is currently a work in progress. New lessons will be added here as they are completed. Bookmark this page and check back often for new lessons, or sign up for the newsletter to be notified when new lessons are added.

Note: This course covers the Editor component of Photoshop Elements 4 and higher. A separate course is offered for the Photoshop Elements Organizer, Organize Your Photos with Photoshop Elements.

Lesson 1: The Photoshop Elements Workspace
Explore the Photoshop Elements workspace in this illustrated tutorial.

Lesson 1 Review: Photoshop Elements Workspace
Review what you've learned in Photoshop Elements Lesson One: Getting Around Photoshop Elements.

Lesson 1: Quiz on the Photoshop Elements Workspace
Test your knowledge of the Photoshop Elements workspace with this eight question quiz.

Lesson 2: Working with Documents in Photoshop Elements
Now that you've become familiar with the Photoshop Elements interface, I'm sure you're eager to get started working with documents. We touched a bit on working with documents in lesson one by learning to pan and zoom. In this lesson you'll learn about the Navigator and History palettes, the new window, duplicate image, image size and canvas size commands, the crop tool, and saving images.

Lesson 2: Resizing Practice Exercises for Photoshop Elements Basics
These are the resizing practice exercises for Photoshop Elements Basics Lesson 2 Working with Documents. Practice working with the Image Size command in Photoshop.

Lesson 2: Canvas Size Practice Exercises for Photoshop Elements Basics
These are the canvas size practice exercises for Photoshop Elements Basics Lesson 2 Working with Documents. Practice working with the Canvas Size command in Photoshop Elements.

Lesson 2: The Crop Tool in Photoshop Elements
Learn all about working with the crop tool in Photoshop with this lesson. The crop tool in Photoshop can actually do much more than crop your images. The crop tool can be used to increase your canvas size, to rotate and resample images, and to quickly correct the perspective of an image.

Lesson 2: Crop Tool Practice for Photoshop Elements Basics
These are the crop tool practice exercises for Photoshop Elements Basics Lesson 2: Working with Documents. Practice working with the crop tool in Photoshop Elements.

Lesson 2: Review and Homework
Refresh your memory on what we've learned about working with documents in Photoshop Elements Basics Lesson 2, then complete your homework assignment for this lesson.

Lesson 3: Image Modes and Color Selection
In lesson 3 of Photoshop Elements Basics, you will learn about color modes and color selection methods. This lesson takes a detailed look at the color picker, the color swatches palette, the info palette, and the eyedropper tool. You'll also learn how to create a custom color swatch collection.

Lesson 3 Exercise: Create a Custom Swatch Co
One use for a custom swatch collection is to restrict yourself to specific collection of colors. If you have an image with the colors you want to use, you can create a custom swatch collection from the colors in an existing image. This exercise will show you how.

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