The Essentials of Correcting Photos in Photoshop Elements 9

One of the primary tasks you’ll want to master in Photoshop Elements 9 is learning the essentials of correcting photos. With a bit of practice, you can become a pro at cropping images, replacing colors in images, adjusting brightness and contrast, and removing scratches or other flaws in photos.

How to Crop Images in Photoshop Elements 9

Cropping a photo in Photoshop Elements is probably one of the easiest things you can do to improve the composition of your photo. Getting rid of the unnecessary background around your subject creates a [more…]

How to Use One-Step Auto Fixes in Photoshop Elements 9

Photoshop Elements has five automatic lighting-, contrast-, and color-correction tools that can improve the appearance of your images with just one menu command. These commands are available in either [more…]

Cloning Elements with the Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop Elements 9

Photoshop Elements provides a Clone Stamp tool that takes sampled pixels from one area and copies, or clones, them onto another area. The advantage of cloning, rather than making a selection and copying [more…]

Fixing Flaws with the Healing Brush Tools in Photoshop Elements 9

Photoshop Elements provides several handy tools to fix flaws and correct minor imperfections in your photos. Use the Healing Brush or Spot Healing Brush tools to retouch blemishes or flaws. [more…]

Using the Dodge and Burn Tools in Photoshop Elements 9

In Photoshop Elements, you can lighten or darken areas of an image using the Dodge and Burn tools, respectively. You can specify the size and softness of your tool by simply selecting from one of the many [more…]

Using the Blur Tool to Soften Image Areas in Photoshop Elements 9

The Blur tool in Photoshop Elements can be used for both repair and more artistic endeavors. You can use the Blur tool to soften a small flaw or part of a rough edge. You can add a little blur to an element [more…]

How to Use the Sharpen Tool in Photoshop Elements 9

The Sharpen tool in Photoshop Elements increases the contrast among adjacent pixels to give the illusion that things are sharper. This tool should be used with restraint, however. Sharpen can quickly give [more…]

How to Use the Color Replacement Tool in Photoshop Elements 9

In Photoshop Elements, the Color Replacement tool allows you to replace the original color of an image with the foreground color. The Color Replacement tool preserves all the tones in the image. The color [more…]

How to Adjust Image Lighting in Photoshop Elements 9

Photoshop Elements has several simple, manual tools you can use to adjust image lighting if the Auto Fix tools don’t produce the desired results. The manual tools offer more control over adjusting overall [more…]

How to Adjust Brightness and Contrast in Photoshop Elements 9

The Brightness/Contrast command in Photoshop Elements doesn’t always do a great job of brightening (making an image darker or lighter) or adding or deleting contrast. The problem with the Brightness/Contrast [more…]

How to Adjust Skin Tones in Images in Photoshop Elements 9

Photoshop Elements has a command specifically designed to adjust the overall color in an image to adjust skin tones to a natural shade. This command is useful if you find that the loved ones in your photos [more…]

Removing Dust and Scratches from Images in Photoshop Elements 9

If your images suffer from dust, scratches, or artifacts(blocky pixels or halos), you may need to use a filter in Photoshop Elements to clean them up.

The tools you want to use to eliminate junk from your [more…]

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