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Elements - Level 1

Recorded Course | 8 Hours | 9 Modules | 65 Lessons | $120 (€100, £90)
  ELEMENTS LEVEL 1  - Beginners Course

About This Course

For the majority of users, Photoshop Elements is more than enough for their image editing needs. In fact, although Adobe do not want you to know this, Elements IS Photoshop, just not with some of the shiny bells and whistles which most of us do not need anyway.

Instead of the "This tool has this effect - now find ways to use it" school of teaching, we have geared this course to match how most people want to work on their shots. What are the various tools for making skin better? What are the tools to lighten the sky? How do I seamlessly cut an element out of my picture?

Learn when these and other tools should be used, even learn when they should not be used!

Using Layers, masks, and brushes, this course shows you how to use Photoshop Elements® to make your photographs come out looking their best. At the end, your images will be of professional-level quality.

Elements Level 1 - Learn how to use Masks to blend multiple images together  
Learn how to use Masks to blend multiple images together

What kind of student takes this course?

The Elements Level 1 Course is aimed squarely at people who feel they are barely scratching the surface of image editing, but want to delve much deeper. They will have a keen desire to understand layers, masks, as well as color and tone adjustments.

What past experience is needed?

You will need to know how to find files on your computer, to open and save a file in another location, and to be able to download files from the likes of Dropbox and Google Drive.

Recommended Equipment

All of the techniques shown on this course apply from Elements 9 right through to the latest version. You will need to have Elements loaded onto your computer (laptop or desktop), and be ready to go. Please note, this course is not suitable for tablet users.

- A free 30-day trial of Adobe Photoshop Elements is available for download from this link.

  Elements Level 1 - Learn how to apply blur effects to any image
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At the end of the course, you will be able to understand and use many of the key techniques in Elements. You will also be well-prepared to improve your images in every way.


High-Resolution original source files will be supplied to each student so you can work on the same photos that are in the notes and that the tutor is working on as well. We do this because sometimes the same effect can turn out slightly differently on different kinds of images. This can be confusing for those new to image editing. We believe this approach is a significant aid to learning what are very complex programmes.

Sample page from the Tutorial Notes (Click for larger image)  
Sample page from the Tutorial Notes
(Click for larger image)


In-depth PDF tutorial notes which are carefully worded and appropriately illustrated are an integral part of all of our courses. Lectures of all kinds tend to have an effect that lasts only a short while, particularly if notes are not supplied. We believe our handouts are the key to making your newly gained knowledge much more long-lasting.

As part of that philosophy, you will receive detailed notes covering the whole course that will aid learning while on the course, and in the weeks and months afterward.

>>More details on our PDF Tutorial Notes here.

Course structure

We want to help make your learning experience more relaxed and more enjoyable, so all of our courses are set into specific Modules that cover a central theme. Think of these like the chapters in a book. >>More details on our course structure here.

TV Studio

When we decided to create our own Photography TV Production Company, we were determined to deliver the highest quality video training possible. >>More details on our TV Studio here.

  Elements Level 1 - LLearn how to change any color in an image
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Video Structure

To further help improve your learning experience, we take great care to ensure you always know where you are in one of our training videos. Each Segment Video corresponds to the relevant page in the Tutorial Notes you received, and have the same name and number. >>More details on our Video Structure here


Our Learning Management System (LMS) is considered best in class and has all the features needed to ensure you have a rewarding and enjoyable learning experience. It is intuitive and a joy to use, and works on any device. >>More details on our LMS here


Participants of this course are welcome to join our exclusive Facebook Community Forum, where students new and old regularly chime in with answers to your photography issues. >>More details on our Community Forums here.

Getting started with Online Learning

Online learning means that you can watch at any time of the day or night, but things can get in the way! >>Here are tips that will make your learning much more effective.

Certificate at the end of the course
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Photoshop Elements - Level 1


A signed Certificate of Completion is awarded at the end of the course.


First and foremost, we believe there are no stupid questions, just questions about things you do not understand. On our courses, you will never be made to feel silly for seeking answers or clarification, that is what you pay us for.

All of our courses are designed around common photography scenarios, either ones that you regularly find yourself in, or would like to find yourself in. Our teaching methodology is designed to show you how to take better pictures in every one of them. The content of all of our courses is developed to build on the previous week's tips. This approach allows you quickly and confidently to understand how to improve every photo you take.

We teach each of our courses in such a way that the knowledge you pick up can be easily spread into other areas of image editing.


If you have any queries about this or any other of our courses, please pop an email to

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Every recorded course video comes with the following benefits:
- On Demand -
play & pause
when you want
- Lifetime Access -
downloadable files
Works on
mobile, tablet
& desktop
Free lifetime hints
& tips, even after
course is finished
Module 1: What To Do First
Screen & Panels Layout Make Sure Image Size Is Set To 240ppi
Change The Preferences To Speed Things Along Use Auto Contrast To Try To Brighten The Exposure
Change The Color Settings For Better Color Save Your File As Jpeg 12
Use Convert To Profile When Sending Pics To Labs  
Module 2: Straighten, Crop And Resize
Straighten Multiple Crooked Scans In One Go Correct Perspective With The Lens Correction Filter
Crop Images To A Specific Size Or To Improve Composition Create A Panorama With The Photomerge Tool
Use A Reverse Crop To Expand The Canvas Use Image Size To Enlarge Images & Keep Quality
Use The Straighten Tool To Level The Horizon  
Module 3: Improve Colors And Tone
How To Duplicate The Background Layer Use Hue/Saturation To Warm Up A Picture
Use Levels To Fine Tune Your Exposure Use Selective Color To Change A Specific Color
Lighten An Underexposure Using Blend Modes Create A Better Sepia Tone With A Gradient Map
Darken Overexposure With Shadow/Highlights Colorize A Black & White Photo
Lighten Shadows With The Shadow/Highlights Tool Which Black & White Do You Want?
Lighten Shadows With Shadow/Highlights Use The Clone Stamp Tool To Remove Unwanted Elements
Reduce Noise In Photos With The Reduce Noise Filter Use Dodge & Burn To Lighten/Darken Parts Of Your Picture
Module 4: Layers And Selections
Controlling Layer Visibility Use Adjustment Layers For Non-Destructive Editing
Make A Selection, Inverse It And Then Feather It Use A Mask To Blend Photos Together
Use Different Selection Tools For Different Jobs Enhance A Sky With A Gradient Fill Layer
Fix A Faded Photo In Three Easy Steps  
Module 5: Retouching Portraits
Remove Skin Blemishes With The Spot Healing Brush Brighten Eyes With A Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer
Change Eye Color Using The Color Picker Emphasize Eyelashes Using Brushes On Blank Layers
Reduce Wrinkles With The Healing Brush Make Someone Smile With The Liquefy Tool
Whiten Teeth Using Hue/Saturation  
Module 6: Adding Special Effects
Use A Photo Filter To Enhance Images Create A Short Depth Of Field With A Blurred Layer
Use Layer Opacity To Create A Soft Focus Effect Create A Vignette To Focus Attention On The Subject
Show Movement With The Motion Blur Filter  
Module 7: Putting Text In Images
Create A Custom Watermark To Protect Your Images Put A Drop Shadow On Text
Module 8: Turn Photos Into Paintings
Make Your Photos Look Like A Color Sketch Make Photos Look Like An Oil Painting
Create A Pen & Ink Drawing Create An Artist's Sketch From Any Photo
Give Photos A Woodcut Look Turn Photos Into Watercolors
Module 9: Give Photos A Professional Look
Raise A Part Of A Photo Above Itself Make A Photo Look Like A Gallery Print
Put A Border On A Print  

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RECORDED COURSE - Learn on Laptop, Desktop & Smart Device
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Course Length 8 Hours
No. of Modules 9 Modules
No. of Lessons 65 Lessons
Fee $120 (€100, £90)
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