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It's time for another episode of my favorite things! In this season of the Scrapbooking Inspiration Podcast I'm sharing my favorite tools, programs and communities for scrapbooking.

Today, Alice Boll joins me to talk about ScrapHappy.

Direct download: SIP68_Scrap_Happy.mp3
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Today I'm going to talk to you all about Photoshop Elements Organizer! Listen in to learn more about Organizing for Absolute Beginners! #digiscrap #scrapbookingToday I'm going to talk to you all about Photoshop Elements Organizer! If you've been around here awhile you know how much I love Photoshop Elements Organizer. I have a brand new class that takes you through the most basic steps of how to use Photoshop Elements Organizer from the very beginning. Listen in to learn more about Organizing for Absolute Beginners!

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Show Notes

  • Organizing for Absolute Beginners has 8 modules and it takes you through everything from understanding how Organizer works, to getting your photos printed or doing a slide show.
  • The class has high quality videos that show you exactly what to do.
  • If you've always put of organizing your photos you are actually in luck! It will be easier to start now that technology has finally count up.
  • You are able to customize how your photos are stored on your hard drive. Create folders that make sense to you and how you organize.
  • In this class we'll cover automated organizing. Organizer monitors the new files that you have imported. You can automate the downloads with Photo Downloader or you can have it watch the folders for new photos.
  • Are you familiar with Face Recognition? It is awesome! PSE is one of the first products that implemented Face Recognition. You can use it along with your contacts and FB friends list. It makes it so easy to tag people.
  • Photoshop Elements Organizer now has Smart Tags. It can look at your photos and see that it has a rose, or a kangaroo, or you're playing golf. It adds those tags automatically to your photo.
  • You can also get an interactive map of where you've taken your photos.
  • You can still organize your photos by the date they were taken, which many people still love to do.
  • PSE Organizer has visual similarity searches. Find one photo and then do a search to find all the photos in your library that are similar.
  • Now Organizer can find your best photos with the Curate feature. If you have a folder of photos Organizer can suggest which photos are the best.

Today I'm going to talk to you all about Photoshop Elements Organizer! Listen in to learn more about Organizing for Absolute Beginners! #digiscrap #scrapbooking

Top Tip

Photoshop Elements is still available as a single purchase and then you use it for as long as you want to. No need to pay monthly or yearly fees. Get your free trial of Photoshop Elements today!

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Have you attended a slide evening recently? Do you own movie projector? No, me neither! Technology that we once used to capture memories is becoming less common, but most of us have still got precious memories stored in old fashioned formats. This is where Forever Media Conversion can help.

I was excited to see this service, but it's not yet available in Australia, where I live. I asked Monica Bradford, fellow memory keeper and Big Picture Classes teacher, to try it out and share her experience with the Digital Scrapbooking HQ community. Monica has been working with me on customer support and is a contributing writer here at Digital Scrapbooking HQ.  Read on to see some of the gems Monica uncovered thanks to a little help from Forever.

Listen in as we chat to about the process and some of the gems she uncovered.

You can see Monica's full review here.

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Take a Look at Forever

Create a new, FREE Forever account here. Then download the mobile app for Android or Apple and play around with your account to see its potential.

As an example, take a look at the album I am using to store all my scrapbook layouts from 2017.

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25% off storage for August with code AUG2017

 

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Direct download: SIP64_Forever_Conversion.mp3
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Karen Fitting from Photos Kept Alive joins me to talk about a guaranteed, future-proof storage solution for your photos.

Karen calls herself a digi-scrapbooker but enjoys hybrid projects combining digital and traditional styles. At Photos Kept Alive she shares her crafty projects as well as helps her customers with “all things photos” – including video transfer, scanning, scrapbooking and weekend events. What she loves most is listening to the stories that go with the pictures. Karen lives in Northern California with her husband and Cocker Spaniel-child.

Listen in as we talk about the only service that is truly a safe storage solution for your photos.

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Take a Look at Forever

Create a new, FREE Forever account here. Then download the mobile app for Android or Apple and play around with your account to see its potential.

As an example, take a look at the album I am using to store all my scrapbook layouts from 2017.

Save on Forever Storage in August

25% off storage for August with code AUG2017

 

Links

Forever guarantee

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Free trial of Forever

 

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Direct download: SIP63_Forever_Storage_mixdown.mp3
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It's time for another season of the Scrapbooking Podcast! This episode marks the beginning of a new series all about my favorite tools and techniques for all things scrapbooking. It's probably no surprise the first episode will be covering Photoshop Elements.

Listen in as I declare my undying love for Photoshop Elements!

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My apologies for the audio on this episode, I will try to improve this in future podcasts. But I think you'll still find the information helpful.

Photoshop Elements Links and Notes

Buy Photoshop Elements

Start with a class!

Which one is you?

Why you will love Photoshop Elements

  • In the Organizer Adobe has paid attention to how people like to organize. They like to know who is in the photo, where it was taken, and what they were doing.
    • Face Recognition is now faster, and more user-friendly.
    • Places View is also improved. With so many cell phone photos the GPS location is included in the meta data of those photos. That data is automatically added to the map in Places View
    • The Events Room using a sorting algorithm that looks for clusters of photos that were taken around the same date and time. That helps you quickly create an event inside the organizer.
  • Photoshop Elements Editor has a diverse audience, as far as skill set goes. To address this PSE has the Expert Mode, Guided Edit Mode, and the Quick Edit Mode.
    • In Quick Edit Mode you can apply instant effects to your photos. Similar to Instagram. With Smart Looks the photo is analyzed and you get the top 5 effects that will look best with that particular photo.
    • In Guided Edit Mode they added 2 new edits. First one is Resize. This will allow you to resize for printing or resize for the web. The second one is Speed which makes it really easy to add a motion blur to your photo.
    • In Expert Mode several new features were added. One really popular one is the Haze Remover. The moisture in the air is captured and can become hazy in the distance. This feature can determine which parts of the photo are hazy and which parts are not, and removes the haze. Shake reduction was also added. This feature will help turn your shaky selfie into a steady shot.
  • You pay once and use it forever!
  • There's lots of help around here for PSE users.

Comments with your questions!

I'd love to help you with your scrapping dilemmas so leave me a comment and I'll try to cover a tool or technique that will help you in an upcoming episode.

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Direct download: SIP62_Photoshop_Elements_for_Scrapbookers.mp3
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