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Localized Video Tutorials of Photoshop Elements

We’ve evaluated the presence of video tutorials for non-English users. We have plenty of tutorials available for French, German and Japanese users on Adobe TV, and have scouted the worldwide web to identify good tutorials in each of the available locales, which are shared for public use. We would like to share it for your perusal.


Manish and Bob.


[Manish Kanwal is the Program Manager for Internationalized users ; and Bob is the Product Manager . Both of them manage Photoshop Elements]

Language URLs Comments
Spanish http://www.memoflores.com/podcast/ This is a collection of tutorials for various Adobe products, including many for PSE (over 250) created by a professional Spanish photographer, Guillermo Flores.  The videos are of a very high quality but unfortunately they show the English version of the UI.
Spanish http://www.youtube.com/user/memo06dic You can see all the Tutorials made by this photographer on their YouTube page here
Spanish http://www.youtube.com/user/AgenciaCoria There is also another YouTube use who has some Adobe Tutorials in Spanish – AgenciaCoria
Spanish http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jSauZ4vby0 This user has many Adobe product tutorials, all of which show the Spanish UI, but unfortunately there are less of them, and only one for PSE, which is here
Russian http://3domen.com/articles/2d-grafika-obzory-programm/uroki-po-photoshop/ Various tutorials (PS CS)
Russian http://photoshop-master.org/disc10/ Full tutorial
Russian http://status-video.ru/videocourses/photoshop-cs4.html Full tutorial (PS CS )
Russian http://status-video.ru/videocourses/novoe-v-photoshop-cs5.html Additional tutorial (new functions in PS CS)
Russian http://www.compartstudio.com/shop/index.php?categoryID=79 Full tutorial
Polish http://www.tutoria.pl/sklep/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=Elements&x=0&y=0 As far as we know, there are no completely free Polish video courses on PRE or PSE. (The ad-driven model is not very popular here.) There are various authors who provide commercial courses, and promote their work by posting parts of it on YouTube. These are the most helpful video courses we could find.
This seems like the best localized video tutorial source. It contains commercial tutorials covering many aspects of the Elements family (up to PSE 9 and PRE 10), among other products (Adobe and Adobe-related, like web design or computer graphics stuff). It uses Polish product UI where available.
Polish http://www.youtube.com/user/ghxx/search?query=Elements Many parts are available for free on the YouTube channel.
Polish http://www.swiatobrazu.pl/adobe-photoshop-elements–twoj-cyfrowy-warsztat-film-szkoleniowy-25128.html Fully commercial PSE course.
Polish http://www.youtube.com/user/SwiatObrazuWideo/search?query=elements Only a short teaser is available on the YouTube channel.
Polish http://market-wiedzy.pl/index.php?route=product/search&keyword=Elements&category_id=0 Commercial tutorial offerings, covering the Adobe Elements family (Older version of PSE  and PRE ).
Polish http://www.youtube.com/user/marketwiedzypl/search?query=Elements Some parts of the tutorials are available on the YouTube channel
Polish http://strefakursow.pl/katalog-kursow/grafika/kurs-adobe-photoshop-elements-8.html Another commercial offering covering older version of PSE
Polish http://kursyonline.psboy.pl/library/kurs/7/photoshop-elements-edycja-foto Commercial offering covering older version of Photoshop Elements .
Polish http://www.youtube.com/user/psboypl/search?query=Elements A few teasers are available.
Italian – http://www.teacher-in-a-box.it/videocorsi/photoshop-elements-3-0_31.html Good site, but with paid tutorials
Dutch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58nHE-itDWk Detaching images in Photshop Elements 8
Dutch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2k911o9LHY Clarity and white balance
A bit of static in the background, voice is Clear though.
Dutch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwF4ESykFyI  Creating a water drop in Photoshop
Not overtly professional, static in the background
Dutch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvnDuJ65xyk  Photoshop Elements 8 for seniors
Old fashioned use of language, though understandable because of target group
Dutch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX2CWhr2Qco Creating better black and white portraits in Photoshop Elements
Flemish voice-over, professional video
Dutch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIYwe2pIywc Adobe Photoshop Elements- Watermark Tutorial
Nicely done, with music
Dutch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxZp9dKHS2w Coloring a black and white photo with Photoshop Elements
Dutch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JT0YwhL9o1s Photoshop Elements : tools
Flemish voice-over, static in the background
Czech http://www.fotoradce.cz/video-tutorial-jak-na-barevne-retro-tonovani-clanekid783
Czech http://www.fotoradce.cz/video-tutorial-retusujeme-necistoty-na-fotkach-v-photoshopu-a-gimpu-clanekid584
Czech http://www.fotoradce.cz/video-tutorial-jak-na-cernobile-fotografie-v-photoshopu-a-gimpu-clanekid580
Czech http://www.fotoradce.cz/video-tutorial-jak-vylepsit-zasedle-fotografie-v-photoshopu-a-gimpu-clanekid583
Czech http://www.fotoradce.cz/video-tutorial-jak-na-levitujici-banan-clanekid602
Czech http://www.fotoradce.cz/video-tutorial-jak-vylepsit-tmavy-a-barevne-chladny-portret-clanekid616
Czech http://www.fotoradce.cz/video-tutorial-jak-simulovat-vecerni-svetlo-v-adobe-camera-rawu-clanekid622

Embracing Indian creative workflow

Any kind of digital creative content – whether it is a simple newspaper advert, or a large hoarding, or laying out a complicated magazine or a newspaper – comprises of handling text. Creating such a content for regional audience with software not supporting Indian scripts is like driving a left-hand-drive car in India – not comfortable at all.

How does a customer-oriented company like Adobe approach these users in the Indian subcontinent? Internal research shows that users in India are comfortable using English interface for software – what’s really needed is the ability to compose and handle text in Indic scripts, more so in text publication workflows.

While the publishing workflow is largely based on Adobe InDesign and we started supporting 10 of the most popular languages in Adobe InDesign CS6, there was a need to bridge the gap with other publication workflows utilizing Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Adobe did so with the latest release of Creative Cloud products by introducing Indic script support in Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC. Users can now compose their text in 10 regional languages, generate world class print output, and still be within their beloved Adobe environment.

The Creative Workflow

Common workflows in creation of digital content involve extensive flow of content  cross InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Photographs are clicked with the digital cameras and are beautified in Photoshop. These are brought into Illustrator and converted to vector images and are further used as a part of an art work. Small sections of these images (even raster forms) could as well be converted to form a brush stroke in Illustrator CC. A complex artwork including raster images and vector art is finally rendered to print through an InDesign document, which blends this graphic with text stories to give a phenomenal impact to readers.

Such meshed workflows often use text at various places, and the users ought to be able to work with that text whenever needed in the workflow. They don’t want to wait until the artwork is placed into InDesign for them to be able to insert text in regional languages.

Covering the entire flow

As a creative professional, one always wonders if they could do some raster handling in Illustrator, or some type handling in Photoshop, or some vector handling in InDesign. All of these are possible with Adobe software today, and that makes using these three in our publication workflows so very seamless. Not only that, we also want to create that beautiful type effect in Illustrator using Indic characters in our regional language. We want to give titles to our Photoshop banners in our own language. And much more…

With the latest CC release, joining the excitement of the amazing features, Photoshop and Illustrator also provide support for Indic scripts as in InDesign.

What’s more? The overall experience with Indic scripts has been made far richer with a number of bug fixes.

Adobe Fonts:

In addition to extending Indic script support to Photoshop and Illustrator, we appreciate the need for Adobe fonts in languages other than Hindi. Well-designed Unicode fonts that support Indian scripts can enhance productivity and cross-compatibility of content created by creative users, including the content creators, the designers, and the editors. We thus took this initiative of providing this beautiful set of fonts, starting with Adobe Devanagri.

  1. Adobe Devanagri was introduced in CS6 timeframe, and has now been extended to include the Marathi script as well.
  2. A completely new font, Adobe Gurmukhi has also been introduced. This will come pre-installed for users to start creating content in Punjabi. Also, fonts for more Indian languages are on their way!

To read about the Indic support in InDesign CS6, please read this article.