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How to Format Text Added to an Image in Photoshop Elements 9

When you add text to an image in Photoshop Elements, you can specify options for the text before you type. You can find several character and paragraph type settings on the Options bar. These options enable [more…]

How to Use the Type Mask Tool in Photoshop Elements 9

Using the Type Mask tool in Photoshop Elements epitomizes the combination of type and image. The Type Mask tool doesn’t create a new layer. Instead, it creates a selection on the active layer. This is [more…]

How to Stylize and Warp Type in Photoshop Elements 9 Images

You can warp, distort, enhance, and stylize your type in Photoshop Elements. If you’re not careful, your creative typography can outshine your image. If you’ve tried your hand at creating a type mask, [more…]

Using an Online Printing Service with Photoshop Elements 9

Photoshop Elements supports the Adobe Photoshop Services program. The Adobe Photoshop Services program offers online ordering of prints and sharing of photos and projects, and it has a huge array of different [more…]

How to Create an Online Photo Album in Photoshop Elements 9

In Photoshop Elements, when you click Share in either the Organizer or Edit Full mode and open the Share panel, you find Online Album at the top of the list. The term [more…]

Sharing Photos from Photoshop Elements 9 with Photoshop Showcase

Photoshop Showcase Services, easily accessible within Photoshop Elements, allows you to share your photos without paying an online service fee or paying for a Web address. Many creation and sharing options [more…]

Using Photo and Text Effects in Photoshop Elements 9

In addition to the multitude of filters at your disposal, Photoshop Elements also provides a lot of photo and text effects that you can apply to enhance your images. Some effects automatically create a [more…]

Using Search Options to Find Images in Photoshop Elements 9

The Organizer’s Find menu in Photoshop Elements is devoted entirely to searching photos. From the Find menu, you can locate photos in collections, catalogs, and the Organizer window according to a variety [more…]

How to Create a Backup of a Photo Catalog in Photoshop Elements 9

Before you spend much time editing your images in Photoshop Elements, you should know how to create a backup of your photo catalogs. If you spend sufficient time working on a project and it gets to the [more…]

How to Paint with the Quick Selection Tool in Photoshop Elements 9

Think of the Quick Selection tool in Photoshop Elements as a combination Brush, Magic Wand, and Lasso tool. This tool lives up to its “quick” moniker and is easy to use. [more…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Adjusting the Hue and Saturation of Images in Photoshop Elements 9

The Hue/Saturation command in Photoshop Elements enables you to adjust the colors in your image based on their hue, saturation, and lightness. Hue is the color in your image. [more…]

Specifying Print Options for Printing Images in Photoshop Elements 9

You print files from Photoshop Elements using the File→Print command. Depending on what workspace you have open, you can set print options in the Print dialog box from the Organizer or from within Edit [more…]

Creating Rectangular and Elliptical Selections in Photoshop Elements 9

If you can drag a mouse, you can master the Rectangular and Elliptical Marquee tools to make selections in Photoshop Elements. These two tools are the easiest selection tools to use, so if your desired [more…]

Photoshop 7 Toolbox Shortcuts

Photoshop 7 offers quite a list of toolbox shortcut options in both Windows and Mac versions. The following graphics show the toolboxes and explain each tool and shortcut. To access the tools, press the [more…]

Photoshop 7 Selection Tools

Selecting images or parts of images is a large part of what you use Photoshop 7 to do. With the selection tools you can also draw lines, apply filters, and transform images. The following table shows what [more…]

Photoshop 7 Layer Tools

With Photoshop 7, you can deal with layers upon layers of colors, images, and type. Working with layers is made easier with Photoshop 7’s Layers palette, which help you choose the layer you want to work [more…]

Photoshop 7 Palette Tools

The palettes of Photoshop 7 give you access to groups of related tools. So if you’re focusing on color, you can pull up the color palette and enliven your Photoshop images with a rainbow of shades. The [more…]

Photoshop 7 Navigation Tools

Photoshop 7 offers all sorts of ways to navigate through its features whether you’re using a Mac or a Windows system. Look to the following table to find out how to scroll, zoom, and cycle through Photoshop [more…]

Photoshop 7 Useful Keyboard Shortcuts

Photoshop 7, like every other program, offers keyboard shortcuts to help you do what you want to do quickly and with a minimum of key and mouse movement. The following table shows what to do to accomplish [more…]

Photoshop 7 Painting and Editing Tools

In Photoshop 7, the keyboard shortcuts for painting and editing tools are mostly the same whether you use a Windows-based system or a Mac. The only difference is in the last entry in the following table [more…]

Photoshop 7 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Photoshop 7 offers a host of tools to help you navigate through the program and access layer, palette, selection, and painting and editing tools. You get toolbox shortcuts and keyboard shortcuts, and all [more…]

Features You Find in Photoshop Elements 6.0 Edit Mode

Once you’ve taken a digital photo and downloaded it to your computer, you can edit your photo to pixel perfection using Photoshop Elements 6.0. Take a look at some of the features of Photoshop to help [more…]

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