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Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 Made Easy For Beginners

This is the easy way for complete beginners to become expert Photoshop users

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Everything you need to turn ordinary photos into impressive masterpieces

  • Whopping 15 Hours of Expert Instruction
  • More than 120 Individual Video Tutorials
  • Course starts right at the very beginning
  • Everything is explained in clear detail
  • Full coverage of basic functions in Elements 14
  • How to use Photoshop Organizer efficiently
  • Where to get great content
  • Printing your photos so they look professional
  • Working miracles with the Editor
  • Speeding your projects with Quick Mode
  • Practical retouching and enhancing techniques
  • Includes exercise files to practice what you’ve learned.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 For Beginners

We've all seen amazing photos of models, natural scenes, and events that look absolutely perfect. Somebody will say "It's been Photoshopped!" Now you can have the advanced skills required to use Photoshop Elements 14 like a pro. This big 15 hour course starts right at the very beginning showing you how to download the software and get it going. Then we carefully walk you through each and every step toward becoming a true Photoshop power user. Use these skills for your job, your hobby, or even start a new business.

Many Photoshop courses are designed for people who have some experience using the application. While this course will be very useful to students with experience, it was designed for the person who has never worked with Photoshop before and knows nothing about it.

Contents and Overview

This course starts right at the very beginning with how to get PSE14 and install it. We review what is different in Elements 14 so those who have worked with the previous version can fast forward to the new functions they need to understand. In Chapter 2 you learn start up, the all important keyboard shortcuts that will greatly speed your work, and how to get answers using Help. We also set up your preferences so you can customize PSE14 for your use.

Next you learn how to use Quick Start. That is the perfect way for the beginner to see impressive results. This includes an exercise where you create a slide show worthy of a professional presentation. Next we learn the many functions of The Organizer including catalogs, media browser, timelines, instant fix, image properties and much more.

We cover Acquiring Content and Printing before getting to the heart of PSE14: The Editor. This is where you learn how to create a workspace and manipulate your content for desired results. Later we look at editing in Expert Mode. Along the way we study the often used Quick Mode where you can instantly remove red eyes, add effects, textures, frames, and auto smart tone.

As you progress we study Guided Editing where you resize photos and perform guided edits on image properties. Later we work on filters, lighting, adding text, text effects, color effects and much more as we advance through the massive 15 hours of instruction that take you through every detail of Photoshop Elements 14.


Your Instructor


Simon Sez IT
Simon Sez IT

The “IT" in Simon Sez IT stands for “Information Technology." We offer instruction to help learners win when it comes to computer and software technology. Learning software skills in an easy, self-paced way for an affordable price is what Simon Sez IT is all about.

The company was founded in 2008 by Chris “Simon" Calder, Director of IT operations for one of Los Angeles' most prestigious institutions. In this role, Simon saw the need for low-stress software training for hundreds of employees in his company who were facing technological upgrades at work. That's how the idea of Simon Sez IT was born.

Since then, Simon Sez IT has built a rapid and loyal following. At a time when many companies were struggling to survive, Simon Sez IT thrived—providing accessible, low-cost computer and software training to people of all ages, regardless of their computer experience. In our first four years alone, we serviced tens of thousands of satisfied customers in over 180 countries.

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Class Curriculum


  Chapter 6: Printing
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  Chapter 11: Text
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  Chapter 14: Backup and Restore
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  Chapter 16: Editing in Expert Mode - Part 2
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  Chapter 19: Guided Editing - Part 2
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  Chapter 21: Working with Lighting
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  Chapter 23: Filters
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  Chaoter 24: Styles and Effects
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  Chapter 26: Text Effects
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  Chapter 27: Blending Modes
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Will your videos work with iPhone, iPads, and Android devices?

All of our courses are compatible with iPhones and iPads and most Android devices. If you are looking to confirm that it works for you, feel free to view the free preview videos offered for each course.

Will your videos work with Mac computers?

All of our courses are compatible with both Windows (PC) and Mac computers.

Can I try a course I am interested in before I purchase a course?

Absolutely. The first set of videos for each course is free. Our thinking is that this allows you to hear the teacher's voice and see the visuals. To watch a free video, just click onto the course of interest. Then click the video lesson that has the “Preview” button.

What if I have questions or problems while I am watching my tutorial?

Should you have any problems using the system, we offer free technical support to customers. Just send an email to [email protected] and we will respond promptly.

Do you offer any online quizzes or testing tools?

We offer online testing for over 50% of our courses. Testing is also available with our newly published courses. The course tests can be simply used as testing tools or to earn a Certificate of Completion for a given course. The Certificate of Completion can be earned with a passing grade of 70%.

Do you offer Certificates of Completion?

We offer Certificates of Completion for courses that offer an online quiz (currently over 50% of our courses). The Certificates of Completion are offered as part of the online test/quiz, which accompanies the course. You will need a passing grade of 70% in order to receive a Certificate. The quizzes are based solely on course content.

Do you offer a subscription option?

Yes, we offer a monthly or annual membership. Any monthly or annual subscription includes unlimited access to all StreamSkill.com courses including new courses released while your subscription is active. Click here http://streamskill.com/course/streamskill-membership/ to get additional details about the Ultimate Training Library membership.

Do you provide any group discounts?

Yes, we offer group discounts or multiple users. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Do you offer discounts for non-profits or educational institutions?

Yes, we offer 20% off discounts to non-profit, educational, and government agencies. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Can I interact with others who are taking the same course?

Yes, you can interact with others by using the discussion section offered for each course.

How long have you been in business?

We started our company in 2008 with our first course for Excel 2007. Since that time, our company has published over 60 courses, with tens of thousands of satisfied customers in over 100 countries.

Where is Simon Sez IT located?

Simon Sez IT is located in sunny Los Angeles, California.

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