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Do you want to put photos on the web, but don’t have the time to learn the intricacies of Photoshop? This beginner course will teach you how to make your photographs “web ready” using Photoshop Elements, a simpler and less expensive version of Adobe Photoshop.

While working in Photoshop Elements, you will learn how to:

  • Choose and use various graphic file formats,
  • Reduce photo file sizes,
  • Compress images so they download quickly,
  • Maintain image quality while exporting,
  • Retouch your photos,
  • Change backgrounds and add special effects, and
  • Effectively place an image on a web page.

This course will introduce you to a tool that can help you enhance your website with high quality images.

Workshop Description: In this all-day hands-on workshop, you will learn to use Adobe Photoshop Elements to optimize images for your web pages. While exploring the tools and capabilities of this software through individual and group exercises, you will focus on how best to prepare images for use on your library website. The instructor will provide handouts and a webliography, as well as practical, useful tips that can be applied immediately.

Preliminary Course Outline

  • Overview of Photoshop Elements
    • Introduction to software tools and workspace
    • Hands-on tour of the software
  • Optimize Your Images for the Web
    • Cropping, changing image size, adjusting resolution
    • Working with color palettes
    • Making sense of file formats
  • Customize Your Images
    • Altering layout and background
    • Applying special effects
    • Animating images on your web page
  • Placing Your Images on a Web Page
    • Pasting an image into Word and exporting a web page
    • Copyright concerns and signature releases
    • Image repositories on the web

Workshop Instructor: Jeanne Moje MacDonald