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Video Tutorials of Photoshop Elements

We have plenty of tutorials available on Adobe TV, and have scouted the worldwide web to identify good tutorials outside that forum which are available for public use. We would like to share it for your perusal.

[Manish is the Product Manager for Photoshop Elements.]

URLs Comments
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 photographer, Guillermo Flores.
http://www.youtube.com/user/memo06dic You can see all the Tutorials made by this photographer on their YouTube page here
There is also another YouTube use who has some Adobe Tutorials – AgenciaCoria
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jSauZ4vby0
http://3domen.com/articles/2d-grafika-obzory-programm/uroki-po-photoshop/ Various tutorials (PS CS)
http://photoshop-master.org/disc10/ Full tutorial
http://status-video.ru/videocourses/photoshop-cs4.html Full tutorial (PS CS )
http://status-video.ru/videocourses/novoe-v-photoshop-cs5.html Additional tutorial (new functions in PS CS)
http://www.compartstudio.com/shop/index.php?categoryID=79 Full tutorial
http://www.tutoria.pl/sklep/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=Elements&x=0&y=0 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). .
http://www.youtube.com/user/ghxx/search?query=Elements Many parts are available for free on the YouTube channel.
http://www.swiatobrazu.pl/adobe-photoshop-elements–twoj-cyfrowy-warsztat-film-szkoleniowy-25128.html Fully commercial PSE course.
http://www.youtube.com/user/SwiatObrazuWideo/search?query=elements Only a short teaser is available on the YouTube channel.
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 ).
http://www.youtube.com/user/marketwiedzypl/search?query=Elements Some parts of the tutorials are available on the YouTube channel
http://strefakursow.pl/katalog-kursow/grafika/kurs-adobe-photoshop-elements-8.html Another commercial offering covering older version of PSE
http://kursyonline.psboy.pl/library/kurs/7/photoshop-elements-edycja-foto Commercial offering covering older version of Photoshop Elements .
http://www.youtube.com/user/psboypl/search?query=Elements A few teasers are available.
– http://www.teacher-in-a-box.it/videocorsi/photoshop-elements-3-0_31.html Good site, but with paid tutorials
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58nHE-itDWk Detaching images in Photshop Elements 8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2k911o9LHY Clarity and white balance
A bit of static in the background, voice is Clear though.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwF4ESykFyI  Creating a water drop in Photoshop
Not overtly professional, static in the background
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvnDuJ65xyk  Photoshop Elements 8 for seniors
Old fashioned use of language, though understandable because of target group
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX2CWhr2Qco Creating better black and white portraits in Photoshop Elements
Flemish voice-over, professional video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIYwe2pIywc Adobe Photoshop Elements- Watermark Tutorial
Nicely done, with music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxZp9dKHS2w Coloring a black and white photo with Photoshop Elements
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JT0YwhL9o1s Photoshop Elements : tools
Flemish voice-over, static in the background
http://www.fotoradce.cz/video-tutorial-jak-na-barevne-retro-tonovani-clanekid783
http://www.fotoradce.cz/video-tutorial-jak-vylepsit-tmavy-a-barevne-chladny-portret-clanekid616
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.