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Archive Your Nature Photography Work with Photoshop Elements

Your computer can fail at the least opportune moment. Archive your nature and landscape photographs so that your images are not lost. You can back up your Photoshop Elements catalog to a hard drive. [more…]

Zoom In and Out of Images with Photoshop Elements 10

Zooming in and out of images is a task you perform routinely while editing images in the image window, and also when working in other windows, such as the Camera Raw window and the Full Screen view. Zooming [more…]

Organize Photos and Media with Photoshop Elements 10

Several years ago, photos for the average user took up less space on hard drives and fewer images needed organizing. Photos and media, over the past decade, have become the primary data source on the average [more…]

Copy Files to Folders in the Photoshop Elements 10 Organizer

After files are copied to folders, you can easily get the photos into the Organizer Media Browser. To add files to the Organizer, choose File→Get Photos and Videos→From Files and Folders, or press Ctrl+Shift+G [more…]

Use the Photoshop Elements 10 Downloader

When you insert a media card from a camera or attach a camera to your computer via a USB port, you see an Autoplay Wizard on Windows or a dialog box for importing photos into iPhoto on the Macintosh. Cancel [more…]

Media Browser in Photoshop Elements 10

When you add photos to the Organizer in Photoshop Elements 10, the photos and any additional media appear as thumbnails in the central portion of the Organizer window. This area is called the Media Browser [more…]

View Images by Folder Location in Photoshop Elements 10

The folders you create on your hard drive can be viewed in the Organizer. To change the default view, which is called Thumbnail view, click the down-pointing arrow, labeled Display, in the top-right corner [more…]

How to Launch Adobe Photoshop Elements 10

There are two separate components to Photoshop Elements 10: the Organizer and the Full Photo Edit mode. The Organizer is where you manage photos, and the Full Photo Edit mode is where you correct photos [more…]

Image Requirements for Using a Scanner with Photoshop Elements 10

All scanning software provides you with options for determining resolution and color mode before you start a new scan. You should decide what output you intend to use and scan originals at target resolutions [more…]

Use Scanner Plug-Ins with Photoshop Elements 10

When you install your scanner software, a standalone application and a plug-in are installed to control the scanning process. Plug-ins are designed to work inside other software programs, such as Photoshop [more…]

Scan Multiple Photos at Once with Photoshop Elements 10

If you have several photos to scan, you can lay them out on the scanner platen and perform a single scan to acquire all images in one pass. Arrange the photos to scan on the glass and set up all the options [more…]

Load Images from Handheld Devices to Photoshop Elements 10

You can acquire images from cell phones, iPhones, iPods, iPads, and a variety of different handheld devices. As a matter of fact, there’s quite a bit you can do with uploading, downloading, and preparing [more…]

Use iTunes to Upload Photoshop Elements 10 Photos

The best way to upload Photoshop Elements 10 creations, scans, and edited or modified photos to your iPhone or iPad is to use Apple's iTunes. [more…]

Use the Photoshop Elements 10 Catalog Manager

Catalogs are created, deleted, and managed in the Catalog Manager. When you open files in the Organizer, all your files are saved automatically to a catalog. To access the Catalog Manager, choose File→Catalog [more…]

Splitting and Switching Catalogs in Photoshop Elements 10

Unfortunately, Photoshop Elements 10 doesn’t provide you with a command to split large catalogs in the Catalog Manager into smaller ones. It’s best to understand first how you want to organize your photos [more…]

Back Up Your Catalog Manager in Photoshop Elements 10

When organizing your files, adding keyword tags, creating albums, and creating stacks and version sets, you want to back up the catalog file in case it becomes corrupted. Fortunately, backing up catalogs [more…]

Back Up Photos and Files with Photoshop Elements 10

With files stored all over your hard drive, manually copying files to a second hard drive, CD, or DVD would take quite a bit of time. Fortunately, Photoshop Elements 10 makes finding files to back up a [more…]

Change the Photoshop Elements 10 Organizer Display

When you open the Organizer, the default view is a Thumbnail view. Your photos, videos, projects, audio files, and so on are shown with a mini image or icon that you can adjust to different sizes. On the [more…]

View Photos in a Slide Show in Photoshop Elements 10

To take an alternative view of your Organizer files, you can see your pictures in a self-running slide show (in Full Screen view), complete with transition effects and background music. Full Screen view [more…]

View Photos in a Self-Running Slide Show in Photoshop Elements 10

Manually clicking arrows to view slides is more work than you need to do. With just a few adjustments, Photoshop Elements 10 can autoplay a slide show complete with background music. [more…]

Panels and Toolbar in Photoshop Elements 10 Full Screen View

Full Screen view provides you with several editing tools. When you open selected photos from the Organizer in Full Screen view, you find two panels on the left side of the screen. The Quick Edit panel [more…]

Rate Images in Photoshop Elements 10

You can rate photos in the Organizer by tagging images with one to five stars. You might have some photos that are exceptional, which you want to give five-star ratings, whereas poor photos with lighting [more…]

Options Bar in Photoshop Elements 10 Organizer

Above the image window and below the Shortcuts bar, you find the Options bar. The Options bar is ever-changing, offering different options when you select different tools on the Tools panel. When you click [more…]

View Multiple Documents in Photoshop Elements 10

To work on any image in one of the editors, you need to become familiar with moving around the Elements interface and bringing photos in view in the main image window. [more…]

Use Pan and Zoom in Photoshop Elements 10

When you zoom in on a document larger than the image window can accommodate, scroll bars provide a means for moving the image inside the window. Moving the image around a window is called [more…]

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