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A Beginner’s Guide to Photoshop Elements 9 - Coming Soon!

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Over the past few months I’ve been thinking about re-recording my popular video series ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Photoshop Elements’, updating it from version 6 to 9. It’s a lot of work so it wasn’t a decision I could take lightly, as not only would I need to update parts of the course that had changed through the versions, but also add additional content on other essential commands and new features that came along with version 9.
Shapes and EffectsIn July I decided I wanted to do it and with a new version of Elements imminent the timing was good. The rumour was a September release but I couldn’t do too much preparation because I hadn’t got a clue what Adobe would change, and the new features they’d give us. I also decided during that time the course would double in content, but it would not be free.
Now I realise I run a free Photoshop training site and the name even supports that notion but this latest series requires too much work and time to give away. The price will be £12.99 (approximately $18) and be available via digital download worldwide and on DVD in the UK and other countries where possible. I’m recording the series in high quality 1024x768 and it’s looking like it is going to come out at something like 10 hours of content. All the videos will be completely re-organised into chapters and re-recorded in Photoshop Elements 9.
Before I’m done writing about money, and what is and isn’t free I want to reassure members of the site that I’ll continue updating content on a weekly basis; I know that’s been a bit lax in recent weeks but I’ve been directing all my free time to the course.
Chabe the Colour of a Car using Hue/Saturation and a Mask
Above, in an example taken from the chapter 'Selections Explained' we'll use the Quick Selection Tool, a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer, and a mask to change the colour of Elvis' pink cadillac.
I’ve listed the chapters below, with each one being split into 4-8 videos-
  1. The Welcome Screen
  2. Installing the Project Files
  3. Introducing the Organiser
  4. Importing & Organising Photos
  5. Tagging Photos
  6. Finding & Viewing Photos
  7. Touring the Guided and Quick Edit Modes
  8. The Guided & Quick Edit Modes in Action
  9. Creating and Sharing Images
  10. Introducing the Full Edit Mode
  11. Basic Photo Edits
  12. Selections Explained
  13. Making Photos Look Their Best
  14. Photo Manipulation
  15. Text & Shapes
  16. Effects & Filters
  17. Blurring & Sharpening
  18. Output & Optimisation
So here’s a summary in bullet-point style-
  •  Available from February 2011.
  •  Content increased by 400% from 2.5 hours to 10.
  •  High quality 1024x 768 video.
  •  Full project files accompany the course.
  •  Available at the bargain price of £12.99 (approx $18).
  •  Available via digital download or DVD.
Please feel free to leave a comment or email me if you have any questions and I’ll do my best to answer them.



How do I get the Photoshop Elements 9 tutorials?

Please let me know, I find it all confusing and just need some help. :)

Premium Vs Free

Hi there,

Thanks for your interest in the course.

The webpage is:

It is a premium course so there is a small cost attached.

If you're looking for free tutorials I have a Beginner's guide to Photoshop Elements 6 available, but it isn't as detailed as the course for 9.

Please let me know if I can help further.




Matt,would this also be helpful to beginners in Elements 7 or is it tailored strictly to 9

Photoshop Elements 7

Hi Dick,

Yes I think this would be helpful to users of any versions of Elements, I'm sure there will be some features that I outline that are not available (like layer masks for example) but because I cover the basics, most of what we go through will be applicable. I'd say for any version between 6 and 9, 90% of the course will be applicable. However I will stipulate that the entire course has been recorded in version 9 and therefore it visually simulates the workspace (although functionality is similar to previous versions, including 7).

For anyone who purchases the course, I'd be more than happy to answer questions on compatibility as they come up, but generally the versions are similar so the course should still be relevant.

I hope that helps, and thanks for your interest.



Is this for elements only??

I have PS cs3 so I was wondering if you have anything like ths tutorial for Photoshop CS3.
I have recently joined 3photoshop and I enjoy the tutorials I have watched, both for content and clarity . Thank you for the help you gave me last week with the problem I was having with Auto levels.

Free Photoshop CS3 Tutorials

Hi John,

No probs for the help, glad we got it sorted for you.

At the moment the only course I have for Photoshop CS3 is one recorded on Levels, it's over 5 hours long and can be found here-

I also have these tutorials on the site recorded in Photoshop CS3-

As far as a beginner's course like the one outlined on this page - I'm afraid not.

Hope that helps


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