Tuesday, 16 August 2011

If you are attending our free Introductory Evening tonight or next week, we suggest you download the Photoshop Elements free trial  and have a play.

In addition to the Perspective-related "Homework" that Ralph will set out, I suggest you see if you can use PSE9 to
  • load a picture into the Editor
  • crop and straighten
  • run "Auto Smart Fix" and if you have time, have a play with the other auto Settings on the Enhance menu 
  • reduce the size/number of pixels (eg for email) 
You get 30 days with the fully-functional software for free, and you don't have to give your credit card details in advance (in fact you should shop around if you intend to buy a licensed copy, eg try Amazon. Also rumour has it that version 10 is due in September....). If you are familiar with Photoshop or Elements, there is also a Lightroom demo on the same site which is worth a look. Adobe provides free support and training videos. Just be sure to focus on basic topics first as the material does not appear to be in order.