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How to Use the Undo History Panel in Photoshop Elements 9

In Photoshop Elements, your options to undo your work provide you much more than reverting to the last view (as Undo typically works in other applications). The Undo command has been one of the most frequently [more…]

Getting Help in Photoshop Elements 9

Rather than accumulate a library of Photoshop Elements books as help resources, you can look within Elements 9 to find valuable help information quickly and easily. If you’re stuck on understanding a feature [more…]

How to Specify Editing Preferences in Photoshop Elements 9

Editing Preferences are settings that provide a means to customize your work in Photoshop Elements and to fine-tune the program according to your personal work habits. [more…]

How to Control Organizer Preferences in Photoshop Elements 9

Photoshop Elements provides Organizer preferences that enable you to specify different organization settings as you work in Elements. When you’re setting the Organizer preferences, you’re setting preferences [more…]

How to Customize Presets in Photoshop Elements 9

Photoshop Elements provides you with a number of preset libraries that you can load and use when editing images. You can load a Brushes library to acquire different brush tips you use with the Brush tool [more…]

Working with Color in Photoshop Elements 9

When working with color images in Photoshop Elements, you should have an understanding of some fundamental color principles. This will help to make your work in Elements easier when you’re editing color [more…]

How to Convert 8-Bit Images to 16-Bit Images in Photoshop Elements 9

In Photoshop Elements, you can convert 8-bit images to 16-bit images if you don’t have a digital camera capable of capturing 16-bit images. You can convert any image taken in 8-bit mode with a digital [more…]

How to Set Up the Color Management System in Photoshop Elements 9

In Photoshop Elements, when it comes to color, the challenge isn’t understanding color theory or definitions, but matching the RGB color on your computer monitor as closely as possible to your output. [more…]

Understanding Image Resolution in Photoshop Elements 9

The number of pixels in an image determines its image resolution. When you open a picture in Photoshop Elements, you’re looking at a huge mass of pixels. These pixels are tiny, colored squares, and the [more…]

How to Convert Images to Bitmap Mode in Photoshop Elements 9

Photoshop Elements enables you to convert images to bitmap mode, commonly used in printing line art, such as black-and-white logos, illustrations, or black-and-white effects that you create from your RGB [more…]

How to Convert Images to Grayscale Mode in Photoshop Elements 9

In Photoshop Elements, you can convert an RGB image to grayscale, making it look like a black-and-white photo. Grayscale images have black and white pixels and any one of 256 levels of gray. You don’t [more…]

Using the Save As Dialog Box in Photoshop Elements 9

Photoshop Elements files can be saved in a variety of different formats using the Save As dialog box. Some format types require you to convert a color mode before the format can be used. Therefore, a relationship [more…]

Working with File Formats in Photoshop Elements 9

When you save files in Photoshop Elements, you need to pick a file format in the Format drop-down menu found in the Save As dialog box.

When you choose from the different format options, keep the following [more…]

How to Import Photos from a Camera into Photoshop Elements 9

Copying photos from your digital camera to your computer so that you can work with them in Photoshop Elements is simple if you’re familiar with your camera and the tools at your disposal. You can use the [more…]

How to Scan Images into Photoshop Elements 9

If you have photo prints that you want to edit in Photoshop Elements, you can use a scanner to import them into the program. Scanners connect through the same ports as cameras and card readers. Typically [more…]

Importing Images from Storage Media into Photoshop Elements 9

When you acquire images in Photoshop Elements from media sources, such as CD-ROMs, DVDs, external hard drives, and your internal hard drive, the process is very similar to opening files from digital cameras [more…]

How to Acquire Photos from Cell Phones in Photoshop Elements 9

In Photoshop Elements, you can acquire images from cell phones, iPhones, iPods, iPads and other handheld devices. You can upload, download, and prepare photos for handheld devices. [more…]

Working with Camera Raw Images in Photoshop Elements 9

You can work with Camera Raw images in Photoshop Elements if your digital camera is capable of capturing images in the Camera Raw format. If you don’t currently have a camera capable of capturing Camera [more…]

How to View Photos in the Photoshop Elements 9 Organizer

The Photoshop Elements Organizer is a powerful tool that helps you locate files and keeps your photos arranged and organized. You can access the Organizer in Windows by clicking the Organizer button on [more…]

How to Change Image Size and Resolution in Photoshop Elements 9

You can change an image’s size and resolution in Photoshop Elements. In some cases, images are too large, and you need to reduce their resolution and physical size. In other cases, you might need a higher [more…]

How to Create a New Document in Photoshop Elements 9

You may want to start from scratch by creating a new document in Photoshop Elements. New, blank pages in Elements have a number of uses. You can mix and merge images in a new document; create a canvas [more…]

How to View Photos in a Slide Show in Photoshop Elements 9

You can view your pictures as a slide show from the Organizer in Photoshop Elements. In addition, you can set up a self-running slide show (in Full Screen view), complete with transition effects and background [more…]

How to Zoom In and Out of Images in Photoshop Elements 9

Zooming in and out of images in Photoshop Elements 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 [more…]

How to View Multiple Documents in Photoshop Elements 9

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

Using Pan and Zoom with Images in Photoshop Elements 9

When you zoom in on a Photoshop Elements document, scroll bars provide a means for panning the image — moving the image inside the window. You can also use the Hand tool to pan the image. Zoom in to an [more…]

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