Photo projects help you create professional-looking photo books, greeting cards, photo calendars, photo collages, CD/DVD jackets, and CD/DVD labels in a jiffy. The Create button, available in the upper-right corner of the Photoshop Elements window, lists the available photo projects in Photoshop Elements. 

Photo projects are saved in the Photo Projects Format (.pse) format. You can print the photo projects on your home printer, save to your hard drive, or share via email.

Create photo projects
Create button and list of available options

Note:

If you are creating large photo projects with many pages, you will need at least 1 GB of RAM for optimum performance.

Create photo books

Photo books are great keepsakes for your memories. With various size and theme options, Photoshop Elements makes it easy to create photo books.

  1. Select Create > Photo Book.

  2. Photo book

    Do the following in the Photo Book dialog box and click OK:

    • Select a size for the photo book.
    • Select a theme.
    • Select Autofill with selected images if you want to use images selected in the Photo Bin.
    • Specify the number of pages (2 to 78) for the photo book.
  3. The project opens with following options in the lower-right corner:

    • Pages: Shows you the pages of the photo book
    • Layout: Shows the layout of the photo book
    • Graphics: Lets you change the background, frames, and graphics in the photo book

    Do the following:

    • Add photos to your photo book.
    • Add the background.
    • Add frames if you want to add more photos on one page.
    • Add graphics if necessary. 
  4. (Optional) Click Advanced Mode or Basic Mode to set the mode in which you want to view and modify the photos you want to work with.

    In the Basic mode, you can add text and move text or graphics.

    In the Advanced mode, you get the complete toolbox and layer option. You can use the options to retouch the images and edit layers. 

  5. Do one of the following to save the photo book:

    • In the Taskbar, click Save.
    • Choose File > Save. By default, projects are saved in your My Pictures folder, although you can save projects to another location.
    • Press Ctrl+S (Windows) or Command+S (Mac OS).
  6. .Do one of the following to print the photo book:

    • Select File > Print.
    • Press Ctrl+P (Windows) or Command+P (Mac OS).

    Note:

    If a photo used in the photo book is moved from its original location in your computer, you cannot print the book. However, you can still save the project.

Create greeting cards

Create your own greeting cards in a few easy steps.

Greeting cards
Sample photo greeting cards

  1. Select Create Greeting Card.

  2. Greeting card

    Do the following in the Greeting Card dialog box and click OK:

    • Select a size for the greeting card.
    • Select a theme.
    • Select Autofill with selected images if you want to use images selected in the Photo Bin.
  3. The project opens with following options in the lower-right corner:

    • Pages: Shows you the pages of the greeting card
    • Layout: Shows the layout of the greeting card
    • Graphics: Lets you change the background, frames, and graphics in the greeting card

    Do the following:

    • Add photos to your greeting card.
    • Add the background.
    • Add frames if you want to add more photos on one page.
    • Add graphics if necessary. 
  4. (Optional) Click Advanced Mode or Basic Mode to set the mode in which you want to view and modify the photos you want to work with.

    In the Basic mode, you can add text and move text or graphics.

    In the Advanced mode, you get the complete toolbox and layer option. You can use the options to retouch the images and edit layers. 

  5. Do one of the following to save the greeting card:

    • In the Taskbar, click Save.
    • Choose File Save. By default, projects are saved in your My Pictures folder, although you can save projects to another location.
    • Press Ctrl+S (Windows) or Command+S (Mac OS).
  6. Do one of the following to print the greeting card:

    • Select File Print and click OK.
    • Press Ctrl+P (Windows) or Command+P (Mac OS) and click OK.

    Note:

    If a photo used in the greeting card is moved from its original location in your computer, you cannot print the greeting card. However, you can still save the project.

Create photo calendars

Showcase your photos by creating photo calendars with Photoshop Elements. 

  1. Select Create Photo Calendar.

  2. Photo cal

    Do the following in the Photo Calendar dialog box and click OK:

    • Select starting month and year.
    • Select a size for the calendar.
    • Select a theme.
    • Select Autofill with selected images if you want to use images selected in the Photo Bin.
  3. The project opens with following options in the lower-right corner:

    • Pages: Shows you the pages of the photo book
    • Layout: Shows the layout of the photo book
    • Graphics: Lets you change the background, frames, and graphics in the photo book

    Do the following:

    • Add photos to your calendar.
    • Add the background.
    • Add frames if you want to add more photos on one page.
    • Add graphics if necessary. 
  4. (Optional) Click Advanced Mode or Basic Mode to set the mode in which you want to view and modify the photos you want to work with.

    In the Basic mode, you can add text and move text or graphics.

    In the Advanced mode, you get the complete toolbox and layer option. You can use the options to retouch the images and edit layers. 

  5. Do one of the following to save the calendar:

    • In the Taskbar, click Save.
    • Choose File Save. By default, projects are saved in your My Pictures folder, although you can save projects to another location.
    • Press Ctrl+S (Windows) or Command+S (Mac OS).
  6. Do one of the following to print the calendar:

    • Select File Print.
    • Press Ctrl+P (Windows) or Command+P (Mac OS).

    Note:

    If a photo used in the calendar is moved from its original location in your computer, you cannot print the calender. However, you can still save the project.

Create photo collages

Create great photo collages easily to make memories last.  

Photo Collages
Sample photo collages

  1. Select Create Photo Collage.

  2. Photo coll

    Do the following in the Photo Collage dialog box and click OK:

    • Select a size for the photo collage.
    • Select a theme.
    • Select Autofill with selected images if you want to use images selected in the Photo Bin.
  3. The project opens with following options in the lower-right corner:

    • Pages: Shows you the pages of the photo collage
    • Layout: Shows the layout of the photo collage
    • Graphics: Lets you change the background, frames, and graphics in the photo collage

    Do the following:

    • Add photos to your photo collage.
    • Add the background.
    • Add frames if you want to add more photos on one page.
    • Add graphics if necessary. 
  4. (Optional) Click Advanced Mode or Basic Mode to set the mode in which you want to view and modify the photos you want to work with.

    In the Basic mode, you can add text and move text or graphics.

    In the Advanced mode, you get the complete toolbox and layer option. You can use the options to retouch the images and edit layers. 

  5. Do one of the following to save the photo collage:

    • In the Taskbar, click Save.
    • Choose File Save. By default, projects are saved in your My Pictures folder, although you can save projects to another location.
    • Press Ctrl+S (Windows) or Command+S (Mac OS).
  6. Do one of the following to print the photo collage:

    • Select File Print.
    • Press Ctrl+P (Windows) or Command+P (Mac OS).

    Note:

    If a photo used in the photo collage is moved from its original location in your computer, you cannot print the photo collage. However, you can still save the project.

Create CD and DVD jackets

Photoshop Elements lets you create disc jackets (covers) for a CD and DVD case.

CD and DVD jackets
Sample CD and DVD jackets

  1. Do the following:

    • To create a CD jacket, select Create > CD Jacket.
    • To create a DVD jacket, select Create > DVD Jacket.
  2. Do the following in the dialog box and click OK:

    • Select a size for the jacket.
    • Select a theme.
    • Select Autofill with selected images if you want to use images selected in the Photo Bin.
  3. The project opens with following options in the lower-right corner:

    • Pages: Shows you the pages of the CD/DVD jacket
    • Layout: Shows the layout of the photo book
    • Graphics: Lets you change the background, frames, and graphics in the photo book

    Do the following:

    • Add photos to your CD/DVD jacket
    • Add the background.
    • Add frames if you want to add more photos on one page.
    • Add graphics if necessary. 
  4. (Optional) Click Advanced Mode or Basic Mode to set the mode in which you want to view and modify the photos you want to work with.

    In the Basic mode, you can add text and move text or graphics.

    In the Advanced mode, you get the complete toolbox and layer option. You can use the options to retouch the images and edit layers. 

  5. Do one of the following to save the CD/DVD jacket:

    • In the Taskbar, click Save.
    • Choose File Save. By default, projects are saved in your My Pictures folder, although you can save projects to another location.
    • Press Ctrl+S (Windows) or Command+S (Mac OS).
  6. Do one of the following to print the CD/DVD jacket:

    • Select File Print.
    • Press Ctrl+P (Windows) or Command+P (Mac OS).

    Note:

    If a photo used in the CD/DVD jacket is moved from its original location in your computer, you cannot print the CD/DVD jacket. However, you can still save the project.

Create CD and DVD labels

Photoshop Elements lets you create adhesive disc labels for CDs and DVDs, or labels for printable CDs and DVDs, using an inkjet printer. 

CD and DVD labels
Sample CD and DVD labels

  1. Select Create > CD/DVD Label.

  2. Do the following in the CD/DVD Label dialog box and click OK:

    • Select a size for the CD/DVD label.
    • Select a theme.
    • Select Autofill with selected images if you want to use images selected in the Photo Bin.
  3. The project opens with following options in the lower-right corner:

    • Pages: Shows you the pages of the photo book
    • Layout: Shows the layout of the photo book
    • Graphics: Lets you change the background, frames, and graphics in the CD/DVD label

    Do the following:

    • Add photos to your CD/DVD label.
    • Add the background.
    • Add frames if you want to add more photos on one page.
    • Add graphics if necessary.
  4. (Optional) Click Advanced Mode or Basic Mode to set the mode in which you want to view and modify the photos you want to work with.

    In the Basic mode, you can add text and move text or graphics.

    In the Advanced mode, you get the complete toolbox and layer option. You can use the options to retouch the images and edit layers. 

  5. Do one of the following to save the CD/DVD jacket:

    • In the Taskbar, click Save.
    • Choose File Save. By default, projects are saved in your My Pictures folder, although you can save projects to another location.
    • Press Ctrl+S (Windows) or Command+S (Mac OS).
  6. Do one of the following to print the CD/DVD label:

    • Select File Print.
    • Press Ctrl+P (Windows) or Command+P (Mac OS).

    Note:

    If a photo used in the CD/DVD label is moved from its original location in your computer, you cannot print the CD/DVD label. However, you can still save the project.

Create slideshows

Slideshows are a fun way to share media files. With Photoshop Elements, you can customize slideshows with music clips, clip art, text, and even voice narration. Images in PDF do not display in slideshows.

When you create a slideshow, Photoshop Elements opens the Elements Organizer for further processing. See Creating slideshow for details.

Note:

For a video about slideshows, see www.adobe.com/go/lrvid913_pse_en

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