[UPDATE – Elements 11 is out! Get free tutorials for the new version.]
We’ve previously covered 17 hours of free video tutorials for Creative Suite 5, plus three hours for Lightroom 3 – so here’s a chance for Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements… Below the experts share how to get started, the basics of the programs, new features, plus their favorite tips and techniques. Most of the lessons will work for either version 8 or 7. All together there is five hours of free content, spanning over 50 chapters.
The majority of the videos were produced by Lynda.com, which is another excellent source of online tutorials (some free, some paid), and just released a new app for software training on the iPhone.
If you need a copy of either Elements product for your work, just download a free trial.
|Learn Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 and 8|
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|01||Getting Started 01: What is Photoshop Elements?||07m 08s|
|02||Getting Started 02: Get Photos from Files and Folders||05m 51s|
|03||Getting Started 03: Get Photos from a Digital Camera||07m 36s|
|04||Getting Started 04: Tour the Organizer Interface||05m 40s|
|05||Getting Started 05: Viewing Photos||02m 28s|
|06||Getting Started 06: Selecting Photos||02m 01s|
|07||Getting Started 07: Rotating Photos||02m 16s|
|08||Getting Started 08: Hiding and Deleting Photos||05m 00s|
|09||Getting Started 09: Moving Files||04m 10s|
|10||Getting Started 10: Guided Edit Mode||04m 43s|
|11||Getting Started 11: Tour the Full Edit Interface||04m 56s|
|12||Getting Started 12: Using Tools||08m 14s|
|13||Getting Started 13: Saving Files||06m 47s|
|14||Getting Started 14: Manual Selection Tools||06m 30s|
|15||Getting Started 15: Automatic Selection Tools||06m 35s|
|16||Getting Started 16: Using the New Smart Brush Tool||05m 59s|
|17||Getting Started 17: Converting Color to Black and White||02m 49s|
|18||Getting Started 18: Creating Text||04m 16s|
|19||Getting Started 19: Editing Text||02m 08s|
|20||Getting Started 20: Making a Photo Book||10m 10s|
|21||Getting Started 21: Making a Photo Collage||08m 20s|
|22||Getting Started 22: Creating a Slide Show||10m 20s|
|23||Getting Started 23: Making a Panorama||04m 00s|
|24||Getting Started 24: Using E-Mail and Photo Mail||04m 51s|
|25||Getting Started 25: Printing Your Photos||03m 05s|
|26||Getting Started 26: Signing up for Photoshop.com||03m 43s|
|27||Getting Started 27: Viewing and Sharing Photos Online||06m 09s|
|28||Getting Started 28: Backing up and Synchronizing Albums Online||06m 37s|
|29||Getting Started 29: Finding Ongoing Inspiration on Adobe.com||03m 26s|
|30||New Features: Recompose Tool||06m 46s|
|31||New Features: Sharing||06m 54s|
|32||New Features: Backup and Sychronization||05m 38s|
|33||New Features: Photomerge Family of Features||04m 33s|
|34||Use the Recompose Tool to Reframe a Photo||07m 15s|
|35||Analyze and Tag Photos Automatically||08m 13s|
|36||Use Photomerge Exposure in Manual Mode||06m 20s|
|37||Use Photomerge Exposure in Automatic Mode||06m 20s|
|38||Share Albums Online||03m 10s|
|39||Set up an Adobe ID||04m 39s|
|40||Photoshop.com Membership Benefits||08m 16s|
|41||Curving Photos for a Print Look||04m 33s|
|42||Tips Every Newbie Should Know||05m 56s|
|43||Managing and Editing Files with iPhoto and Photoshop Elements||05m 58s|
|44||Using Photoshop Elements and iPhoto Together||05m 12s|
|45||Using Bridge to Manage Your Photos||09m 47s|
For Premiere Elements, the set of videos isn’t as comprehensive, but there’s still some good material here:
|Learn Adobe Premiere Elements 7 and 8|
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|01||Share Albums Online||03m 10s|
|02||Photoshop.com Membership Benefits||08m 16s|
|03||New Features: Use Smart Fix, Smart Trim, and Smart Mix||08m 23s|
|04||Mixing Audio||05m 29s|
|05||Preparing Video for Adobe Acrobat 9 PDF Portfolios||02m 20s|
|06||Customizing Transitions||05m 46s|
|07||Customizing Themes||05m 34s|
|08||Exporting Video Files||05m 02s|
|09||Using Multiple Effects||06m 04s|
7 thoughts on “5 Hours of Free Tutorials for Photoshop/Premiere Elements 7 and 8”
I have CS 2 and Elements 8 and I’m really fond of them and am a keen amateur photographer since years…
These tutorials are not, as the heading states, for Elements 7 and 8
Sorry Marion, this post was written 7 years ago when Elements 8 was released; now Elements 15 is the current version…
Adobe changed the content on their website and removed the old/original tutorials mentioned in this article, and replaced them with training segments for the newer version – sorry about that.
I have premiere elements 14… but can’t find tutorials… do they exist?
Please see our previous reply, just above your comment – thanks.
I have wasted over two hours looking for videos to learn how to use Photo Shop Elements 8. I have been to the ADOBE website, googled, tried YOUTUBE etc to no avail.
When I came across the link to the free tutorials I was so pleased…BUT…
Then I found there was no ‘pot of gold’ at the end of the rainbow…just another link to ADOBE.
I am very disappointed to say the least. I have an older product and can’t receive help in using it.
Sorry. That product is like a dozen years old. Hard to find still-working content for it. Adobe took it down years ago.
Your two hours might have been better spent on a more recent version, if you can swing it. It is supported and runs on modern operating systems.