BASIC ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS INSTRUCTIONS
TO ORGANIZE YOUR PHOTOS IN “COLLECTIONS”:
1) Click on the Organize button at the top of the window.
2) Click on the Collections tab, which is right under the Organize button.
3) Click on New… button.
4) Type a name for this collection, such as 2008 Vacation Pictures.
Note: They don’t use “folders” in the Adobe Photoshop Elements program. Your pictures are organized into “collections” instead.
5) Click on OK.
6) Click & drag pictures from the main Photo Well window to the 2008 Vacation Pictures collection icon on the right.
Note: The pictures you drag will be in both places, the main Photo Well window and the 2008 Vacation Pictures collection. They will not be removed from the Photo Well window.
Note 2: The Photo Well window is a catalog of ALL of the pictures on your hard drive with the newest pictures at the top and the oldest pictures at the bottom.
7) Click into the tiny square box next to 2008 Vacation Pictures to see just the pictures you have put in the 2008 Vacation Pictures collection. Note how there is an icon of a pair of binoculars in this box after you click on it.
8) To return to seeing all of your pictures again, click on the tiny Binoculars icon, or click on the Show All button at the top of the main window.
9) Once you have organized your pictures into collections, such as the 2008 Vacation Pictures collection, you can easily print an album or collage of just the pictures in that collection.
10) To print the pictures in the 2008 Vacation Pictures collection, see our instructions on printing pictures in the Adobe Photoshop Elements program.
Note: After you finish with these instructions, click on the Photo Well button to return to seeing all of your photos at once. (Or click on the Home button (it has a picture of a house on it) to see all of your pictures, if the Photo Well button doesn’t work.)