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Photoshop Elements Organizer2b

Posted by Lynne Phillips on

Effectively using Photoshop Elements Organizer can save you time so that your scrapbooking time is not wasted. Let’s get started.

Using Custom Keyword Tags

Using Keyword Tags allows you to organize your photos and supplies for easy access. I will admit that I am a little OCD when it comes to organization. The handout that I have included in this lesson attests to that. Feel free to copy my organization system or create one that works for you.

Let’s continue  working on this organization system. Your photos and supplies should already be organized on your hard or external drive, according to how you want to access them. I have my photos and digital scrapbook supplies stored on an external hard drive.

Tagging A Photo

  • Open the photo that you want to tag, in Photoshop Elements Photo Organizer.
  • Click the “New Category” option, in the Keyword panel and complete the information.
  • Next click the “New Sub-Category” option and complete the information.
  • Continue creating Sub-Categories, until the categories match your organization system on your hard or storage drive.
  • Next, click on the “Image Tags” at the bottom of your keyword panel. Select all keywords that you have just created in the first few steps above.
  • You can now drag each of the keyword icons onto your photo. When complete, the photo is now categorized and tagged in a manner that matches your organization system.


This works great for a single photo addition. But what if you want to add multiple photos of the same category? Photoshop Elements has the answer for this also.

Tagging Multiple Photos

Tagging multiple photos is quick and easy. Both of which are good when you have a lot of photos to categorize.

  • Open the photos that you want to tag, in Photoshop Elements Photo Organizer. Click the “New Category” option, in the Keyword panel and complete the information.
  • Next click the “New Sub-Category” option and complete the information.
  • Continue creating Sub-Categories, until the categories match your organization system on your hard or storage drive.
  • Next, click on the “Image Tags” at the bottom of your keyword panel. Select all keywords that you have just created in the first few steps above.
  • Now, return to your photos. Click a photo and then press Shift-click to add the remaining photos, if they are in a group. Ctrl-click if the remaining photos are scattered in your Organizer.
  • Once you have selected your photos, simply drag the tag name unto 1 photo, and all of the remaining selected photos, will have the same tag. Now that is a time saver.

Think of how quickly you can organize a lot of photos in a short time. This is great for events such as birthdays, holidays etc. Utilizing this one set of commands has saved me hours of time.

 

Let’s Get Scrapping!

Lynne

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