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Q: I need to watch the tutorials as most written instructions don't say enough. And if i do happen to find written instructions i need to be able to print them to read as i try it in PSE. Your instructions don't print all of it.
Your videos don't work. The sign that comes up says "Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file"
Helppppp. I so want to learn to make cool digital art. I am totally lost with "my pictures" full of PS files that have crawling ants marching around them.
I dont want to open those files anymore as they as my computer beeps when I try to save them.
I just don't know what to do despite buying "100 Simplified tips and treats for PS Elements 8" I spent hours in the store looking through Dummies books and getting no answers. Most books cost about $50.00 in Canada and i paid $129.00 for PSE 8. I can'ty buy anymore and don't imagine the $20.00 rebate is eligible in Canada....It is soooo frustrating to not find a book or learning tutorial or instructions that are for BEGINNERS. I am so tired of this and the mess I have here in my pictures files. Need tutorials I can use......PLEASE help!A:
I'm sorry you've experienced so much frustration with my website Pavel. It's frustrating enough trying to learn Photoshop Elements when everything is presented in a smooth manner.
To view the videos you need to have QuickTime Player installed on your computer. You can download it for free at Quicktime Player
I assume the crawling ants you
refer to are showing that you have made a selection. Maybe you didn't mean to make a selection, but if you had the Marquee tool selected in the Toolbox and you tried to draw on your photo it would create a selection. When you create a selection it is indicated by what are commonly called "marching ants".
To get rid of them go up to the Select menu and choose Deselect.
As for the information in the tutorials I can only suggest that maybe you could jot down some notes as you read through the tutorials.
I urge you to just be patient and try one thing at a time and you will be able to learn Photoshop Elements. If you have a photo that's not perfectly straight, go to the Straighten Tool Tutorial. It's a pretty short lesson on how to straighten your photos. Now you know how to straighten a crooked photo with Photoshop Elements.
But more important you gained some success and experience with using Elements. Now if you can find a photo that could use more contrast go to the Add Contrast Tutorial. Apply those easy-to-follow steps to your own photo.
Now not only have you improved the look of your photo, but you also got some experience creating a new Layer and using a Blend Mode with Photoshop Elements. Gradually you'll gain more confidence and enjoy using the program more.
And if you can't find the help you need on my site, do a search on Google and You'll probably find what you need.
Just remember, if you give up you will be 100% guaranteed not to learn how to use Photoshop Elements. But as long as you keep trying you are sure to make progress.
Good luck Pavel. Let us know of your progress!