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Organize your images. Open the photo browser and make the necessary edits to the images you plan to use in the slideshow.

The slideshow will be shown full screen, so for the best image quality the size should be at least 1280 x 1024 pixels with a resolution of 72 pixels per inch. (See “Use the correct image size” on page 5.) After you are through editing the images, tag each of them or put them into a collection in the Organizer.


Create your title slide. In Photoshop Elements, choose File > New. For Height and Width, enter the same pixel values that you used for your slide images. The resolution should still be 72.

In the new file, select the color that you want to use for the background by clicking the Default Color icon (). Select a color from the Color Picker that appears. Then click the Paint Bucket tool () and click anywhere in the image.

Finally, select the Type tool (). Position the cursor in the center of the image. Click to enter your title text.

Change the font and text color. Double-click to select the text. On the options bar, use the pop-up menus to select different fonts and sizes. To change the color, simply click the color swatch on the options bar and use the Color Picker to select a new color.

Choose File > Save As and save the file in the Photoshop format in case you want to make changes later. Save it and place it with your other images in the Organizer. Note: To find out about creating a title slide with a photographic background, see Project 12.


Choose the slideshow images.

  • In the Organizer or Editor click the Creations button.

  • Choose Slide Show and click OK. Choose Simple PDF Slideshow and click OK. The Simple Slide Show dialog box will appear.

  • Click on Add Photos.

  • The Add Photos dialog box will appear. Select the Tag or Collection radio button depending on how you originally categorized your images. Use the pull-down menu to choose your set of images and click OK.


Set up your slideshow options. Now, back in the Simple Slide Show dialog box, drag and drop images into your preferred order. You can use Add Photo, Use Photo Again, and Remove Photo to edit your show.


Set up your final options. In the Slide Show Options area, you are going to set up your advanced timing, looping, and transitions.

The default setting for advancing the images is five seconds. If your slides are images only, this may be too long. If your slides have any text, this may be too short. Decide what time works best for your slides and enter that value. If you want the slideshow to repeat after it’s finished, then select the Loop after Last Page check box.

Finally, choose the transition that you want to occur between slides. You may want to experiment to see which you like best.

Save your slideshow. At this point, you can save your file as Name.pdf or save it with a new name.



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