Photoshop Elements 6 For Dummies
Editing photos in Photoshop Elements 6 is easy with a little guidance on how to maneuver through the application, how to use the shortcuts, and how to select images and parts of images.
How to Maneuver through Photoshop Elements 6
Photoshop Elements 6 offers numerous tools you can use to look at and manipulate images in your computer. This photo and list walk you through the basics.
Open an image in the Elements Full Edit mode by choosing File, Open.
Get information about your image by looking at the status bar. Click the right-pointing arrows to get more editing options for your document.
Need to see detail in your image? Zoom into your image by pressing Ctrl+spacebar and clicking. Zoom back out by pressing Alt+spacebar and clicking.
Easily switch between open documents by clicking images in the Project Bin.
Access panels as needed by choosing them from the Window menu or the Palette Bin.
Show files from the Organizer by selecting options in the Show Open Files drop-down menu in the Project Bin.
Toolbox Shortcuts for Photoshop Elements 6
You can access many of the editing tools in Photoshop Elements 6 through keyboard shortcuts. See this chart for the editing tool and its keyboard shortcut:
How to Select an Image with Photoshop Elements 6
Manipulating images is what Photoshop Elements 6 is designed to do. This table tells you how to select your heart out — everything from adding to a selection in Photoshop to deselecting to hiding a selection. If you can select it, this table tells you how.
|To Do This . . .||Do This . . .|
|Add to selection||Shift+drag|
|Deselect from a selection||Alt+drag|
|Deselect all but intersected area||Shift+Alt+drag|
|Reselect last selection||Ctrl+Shift+D|
|Hide selection outline||Ctrl+H|
|Paste last cut or copied image||Ctrl+V|
|Paste into a selection||Ctrl+Shift+V|
|Adjust hue or saturation||Ctrl+U|
|Adjust image size||Ctrl+Alt+I|
|Open pop-up menu for Create options||Ctrl+Alt+C|