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Using the Photoshop Elements Workspace

Photoshop’s Elements workspace provides you with a variety of tools to look at, edit, and organize your photos. Take advantage of the tools shown in the picture here: [more…]

Photoshop Elements Toolbox Shortcuts

Photoshop Elements provides you with numerous keyboard shortcuts to edit, alter, and generally play with your pictures. Explore these shortcuts and perhaps find some features in Elements you didn’t know [more…]

Photoshop Elements 7 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Photoshop Elements 7 offers a variety of tools to help make photo editing easy. Knowing the elements of the workspace gets you going, and when you add toolbox shortcuts and a range of tricks to help select [more…]

Photoshop CS4 Filter Gallery Colors

Most Photoshop CS4 creative filters use foreground color, background color, or both, and you should select these colors before you get into the Filter gallery. Use this list for important Photoshop filters [more…]

Troubleshooting in Photoshop CS4

When you run into a problem with Photoshop CS4, like the program won’t do what you want it to, or Photoshop simply won’t do anything, try these quick fixes to troubleshoot: [more…]

Selection Tricks in Photoshop CS4

Say you want to work on a part, or selection, of an image instead of the whole photo. Photoshop CS4 has a large group of selection commands and tools. Here are a few tricks to add: [more…]

Photoshop CS4 Layer-merging Tricks

Here are some tricks for working with layers in Photoshop CS4 if the Layers palette gets too crowded, or if you need to apply the same filter to multiple layers, streamline your Layers palette, or work [more…]

Photoshop CS4 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Getting around in Photoshop CS4 means knowing, not only the basics, but how to troubleshoot problems, use selection and layer-merging tricks, and getting acquainted with the filter gallery and its colors [more…]

Photoshop CS Painting and Editing Tools Keyboard Shortcuts

Whether you use a PC or a Mac with Photoshop CS, a keystroke or two can change the size of your brush, how opaque your tool is, and even paint a line. The following table shows painting commands for both [more…]

Photoshop CS Palette Shortcuts

Palettes are important in Photoshop CS. Palettes give you access to brushes, colors, and layers, as well as info and actions. The following table shows you how to access a palette: Just find the one you [more…]

Photoshop CS Selection Tricks

You often don't want to edit an entire image in Photoshop CS, but instead just want to select and change a specific part. Photoshop CS offers a whole range of shortcuts to that let you select and edit [more…]

Photoshop CS Navigation Tricks

Navigating through your photos with Photoshop CS is a breeze. You can zoom in and out and change the window size at the same time, and, if you use a Mac, you can toggle between the Photoshop window and [more…]

Keyboard Shortcuts for the Photoshop CS Toolbox

The Photoshop CS toolbox is jam-packed with handy tools to help you manipulate and maneuver through digital images. You’re thinking that it may be helpful to have some keyboard shortcuts to some of those [more…]

Photoshop CS All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Photoshop CS is a wonderful tool to use for adding to, subtracting from, filtering, rearranging, and generally playing with digital images. With the help of the Photoshop toolbox and palettes, you can [more…]

Toolbox Keyboard Shortcuts for Photoshop Elements 5

The Photoshop Elements 5 toolbox offers keyboard shortcuts galore. Get to know Photoshop Elements 5 shortcuts by the visual icons that clue you into their function. For example, if you want to zoom in, [more…]

Keyboard Shortcuts: Selecting Elements with Photoshop Elements 5

Making changes to a picture or part of a picture with Photoshop Elements 5 means making selections. Conveniently, Photoshop Elements 5 gives you a whole list of keyboard shortcuts to help you with every [more…]

How to Use the Workspace in Photoshop Elements 5

The Photoshop Elements 5 workspace offer a range of tools that help you do everything from zooming in on a photo detail to categorizing and storing it. Here's a look at where you can find workspace tools [more…]

Photoshop Elements 5 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Photoshop Elements 5 offers every tool you need to process, pick at, and play with your photos. The Photoshop Elements workspace is your access gate to digital manipulation; and a host of keyboard shortcuts [more…]

How to Edit Photos in iPhoto

iPhoto includes several image editing tools that you can use to correct common problems in your pictures, such as red eye. You can use the editing tools to rotate images, retouch photos, or enhance the [more…]

How to Edit a Photo in Windows 7's Live Paint

Paint, Windows 7's improved drawing program, lets you express your creativity with a number of photo editing tools. You can edit photos using Paint in Windows 7 by adding text, changing colors, and other [more…]

How to Import Images from a Camera Using Windows 7

Not only has Windows 7 changed its photo viewing and organizing features, it has also changed the way you import images from a camera. Now when you transfer images from your camera, Windows asks you to [more…]

How to Adjust Photos Using Windows Live Photo Gallery

You can automatically adjust photos using Windows Live Photo Gallery with Windows 7. Windows 7’s free Windows Live Photo Gallery feature allows you to fix such common mistakes as tilted horizons, red eyes [more…]

How to View Digital Images in the Windows 7 Photo Viewer

You can use the Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 7 to view and organize each of the photos and digital images in your ever-growing image collection. Microsoft moved the Photo Gallery tool from Windows 7 [more…]

How to Resize and Crop a Photo in Windows 7's New Paint Application

Windows Paint, Windows 7's improved drawing program, lets you resize or crop photos. Resizing photos makes them small enough for e-mails or size-specific for inclusion in a document. Many photos can also [more…]

How to Create a Panoramic Photo in Windows Live Photo Gallery

Have you ever taken a series of shots, side by side, trying to convey the vastness of a scene? Why show a series of little shots when you can create one big one? You can use Windows 7 Live Photo Gallery [more…]

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