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Enhancing Your Macro and Close-Up Images in Postproduction

All is not lost if you don't get the perfect shot. Postproduction photo-editing software enables you to enhance your macro and close-up digital images, as well as to correct minor mistakes that took place [more…]

Photoshop Elements 10 Workspace Shortcuts

Photoshop Elements has two separate components: the Organizer and the Full Photo Edit mode. Manage photos in the Organizer. In Full Photo Edit mode, correct brightness and color in photographs, add effects [more…]

Photoshop Elements 10 Toolbox Shortcuts

Photoshop Elements editing tools have keyboard shortcuts. When you open photos from the Organizer in Full Screen view, Quick Edit tool icons are there for correcting and editing photographs. [more…]

Photoshop Elements 10 Selection Tricks

Photoshop keyboard shortcuts help you edit photographs quickly. Work with layers and selections, on a Macintosh or in Windows, with these shortcuts and cut, copy, paste, deselect, and adjust all you want [more…]

Photoshop Elements 10 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The Photoshop Elements 10 Full Photo Edit mode workspace is where you correct brightness and color in photographs, add effects, and fix red-eye. Editing tools have icons and keyboard shortcuts, on Macintosh [more…]

How to Fix an Out-of-Focus Photo

There’s nothing worse than an image where the subject is out of focus. This often occurs when you shoot with a large aperture. If your focus isn’t spot-on, the entire image appears to be out of focus. [more…]

How to Fix Brightness and Colors in Landscape Photos

The immediacy of digital photography leads many landscape photographers to think they can just point and shoot and the law of averages will give them some good shots. Although this is true, you get much [more…]

HDR Photography for Landscapes and Nature

A method known as high-definition range (HDR) photography enables you to create landscape and nature images that have a wider range of colors and tonality than previously possible with digital photography [more…]

Shoot Landscape Images for Your HDR Photo

Creating landscape and nature images to merge into HDR isn’t rocket science, but you have to follow a sequence and use some specific tools. The images you merge using HDR software need to be perfectly [more…]

Create an HDR Landscape Image in Photoshop Elements 9

If you don’t have Photoshop or Lightroom coupled with Photomatix or HDR Efex Pro, you can get a a surprisingly realistic HDR image by merging exposures in Photoshop Elements. To merge exposures in Photoshop [more…]

Take a Landscape Panorama Picture

Landscapes that go on for miles and miles and miles deserve special treatment. Instead of creating a landscape image with the standard digital photography 4:3 aspect ratio, go really wide and create a [more…]

Stitch Panorama Images in Photoshop Elements

After you take landscape images for a panorama, you stitch them together to make a single image. Many newer cameras have stitching software as part of the package. If your camera doesn’t have stitching [more…]

Download Images to a Mac with a Card Reader

Your camera probably has a USB port and cable you can use to download your images. This method uses camera battery power and is also fairly slow. You’ll get images into your computer faster if you use [more…]

Add Keywords to Your Landscape Photos

Keywords keep you organized, especially when you want to find photographs. For example, if you take photos of Yosemite National Park, you could use Yosemite [more…]

Rank Your Photos in Photoshop Elements

If you’ve imported lots of pictures, it’s hard to know which ones to edit. You can make things easy on yourself by ranking your imported images so that the fine distinctions between images become more [more…]

Edit Your Nature Photos with Photoshop Elements

Your digital camera does a great job of capturing your nature and landscape images. But digital images generally need a bit of work. Photoshop Elements is your digital darkroom. This application can do [more…]

Resize Your Nature Photos in Photoshop Elements

Your digital camera has a set size and resolution for the images it captures. The size depends on the resolution of the camera in megapixels. You can use Photoshop Elements to resize your images prior [more…]

Crop Your Landscape Photos in Photoshop Elements

You can use Photoshop Elements to crop your images prior to exporting them for e-mail, posting them on a website, or creating prints. To do so, specify the image size and resolution. You can also crop [more…]

Sharpen Your Nature Images with Photoshop Elements

Nature and landscape photos captured by a digital camera are a little soft. This has nothing to do with the camera lens but has everything to do with the camera sensor. Fortunately, you can sharpen your [more…]

Editing Photos for Online Albums in Photoshop Elements 10

Online albums on social networking sites like Facebook are a popular way to share photos. In Photoshop Elements 10, four adjustments are all you need to improve pictures taken with cell phones, point-and-shoot [more…]

Zooming with Keyboard Shortcuts in Photoshop Elements 10

As you use Photoshop Elements 10, you can use keyboard shortcuts for some quick zooms in and out of photos. Here are a few shortcuts to remember when you need to quickly change the zoom level in Photoshop [more…]

Photoshop Elements 10: Create a Smart Album to Organize Images

Create a Smart Album in the Photoshop Elements 10 Organizer to save not only your search results but also a complex set of search criteria. Organizing all of your Photoshop images into albums saves time [more…]

Photoshop Elements 10: Choosing Resolution for Print or Screen Images

In Photoshop Elements 10, you can select the right resolution for an image in the Image Size dialog box. To access the Image Size dialog box, choose Image→Resize→Image Size. When you print digital images [more…]

Photoshop Elements 10 All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

In Photoshop Elements 10, tools help you edit, organize, and share images as prints or digital projects. When you edit images, zoom in to make precise edits, and zoom out to check the results — the keyboard [more…]

Save Your Nature Photography in Photoshop Elements

After you edit an image, it’s time to save it. You can save your nature photos in any format supported by Photoshop Elements. If you’re editing a RAW file, your only option is to save to a different format [more…]

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