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A Quick Tour of Photoshop Elements

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If you're new to Photoshop Elements, this lesson will familiarize you with the Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 workspace and provide you with an overview of the tools and procedures you’ll use to capture and edit your digital images.

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Creating a Photoshop.com account

Another way to share your photos and videos is by creating an online album. You’ll learn how to do that in lesson 5, “Printing, Sharing and Exporting,” but for now you can go ahead and create your free Photoshop.com account so that you’re ready to take advantage of the exciting new Adobe-hosted Web-based services that extend the capabilities of Photoshop Elements.

With your free Photoshop.com membership you get your own personal web page, where you can not only share and showcase your images but also access your photos and videos anytime and anywhere that you can connect to the internet. You can use your Photoshop.com storage space to back up your Photoshop Elements albums and effortlessly safeguard your memories.

You’ll also get access to the Photoshop.com Inspiration Browser, with regularly updated downloadable content such as sharing templates, page layouts, artwork, borders, frames, backgrounds, and more—as well as integrated tutorials offering tips and tricks related to whatever you’re working on, providing a powerful way to advance your skill set with Photoshop Elements. (See the illustration on the next page.)

You can share your Photoshop.com web gallery with the world at large, or privately with friends, family, or clients to whom you chose to give the address. Check out http://bob.photoshop.com for an example of what your own sharing website could look like.

  1. To sign up for your free Photoshop.com account, do one of the following:
  2. Fill out your personal details in the Photoshop.com Membership dialog box (see the illustration on the next page), and then click Create Account. Enjoy!
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