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Removing Red Eye from a Digital Photo with Adobe Photoshop Elements

Your digital picture subjects may end up with a case of red eye. If you can’t prevent the red eye when you take the picture, you can remove it in Adobe Photoshop Elements using the Red Eye tool designed [more…]

How to Use Your Image Editor’s Correct Camera Distortion Filter

If you get a distorted view of a subject in a digital photo, use your image-editing program’s Correct Camera Distortion filter to change the distorted image to a normal perspective. Just remember that [more…]

How to Fix Color Casts in Your Digital Photos

A color cast is a tint that discolors your digital image. If a color cast appears in an image captured with a digital camera, get rid of that color cast by using your digital editing application. [more…]

How to Straighten a Digital Photo in Your Image Editor

When you use your digital camera, you may have a hard time capturing a picture that’s perfectly level. If you have a photograph that’s well composed but a little crooked or askew, you can easily straighten [more…]

Cloning in Your Digital Image to Cover Flaws

You can clone (copy and paste) pixels in your digital image to cover up defects in your photo. Just pick up the Clone tool, provided in most photo editors. With this Clone tool, copy and paste pixels simply [more…]

Editing Digital Photos in Corel Paint Shop Pro

Corel Paint Shop Pro (PSP) is a general-purpose image editor with a reputation as the “poor man’s Photoshop” because Paint Shop Pro provides a substantial portion of Photoshop’s capabilities for less. [more…]

Deleting a Layer in a Digital Photo in Adobe Photoshop Elements

To adjust how your digital photo looks, you can delete a layer (or layers) from that photo. Deleting a layer removes that layer’s contents from the image file. Use Adobe Photoshop Elements to delete a [more…]

Enlarging Your Digital Image’s Canvas

You can increase the size of your digital image’s canvas (a virtual backdrop for your image). Increasing the canvas for your image lets you add to that image. How you adjust the canvas varies from program [more…]

Using Basic Brightness/Contrast Controls on Your Digital Image

Many photo-editing programs offer one-shot brightness/contrast filters that adjust your digital photo automatically. Most programs also provide brightness/contrast controls that let you specify the extent [more…]

How to Fade a Filter in Your Image-Editing Software

Your image-editing program’s filters, also called plug-ins because you can install or remove them independently, can change the look of your digital image in a variety of ways. Some filters correct less-than-perfect [more…]

Making a Selection in a Digital Image by Using Marquee Tools

Making a selection in your digital image tells your software which pixels to change and which pixels to leave alone. Your editing software probably indicates selection outlines with a blinking, dashed [more…]

Drawing Freehand Selections on Your Digital Image

The freehand selection tools let you select irregular areas of a digital image by tracing around them with your mouse. Frankly, you need a steady hand to draw precise selection outlines. To brave the freehand [more…]

Using Adobe Photoshop Elements to Work with Digital Photos

Adobe Photoshop Elements is a powerful junior version of the full Photoshop program. Elements has most of the functionality, but it lacks some of the standard Photoshop features that the average photographer [more…]

Changing the Onscreen Display Size of a Digital Photo with Adobe Photoshop Elements

For onscreen photos, pixel count (resolution) determines the display size of the picture. If you want to change the display size of a digital photo, you must either add or remove pixels from the image [more…]

How to Turn Your Digital Photos into Artwork

If you want to make your digital photo look as though it’s the work of an artist, your image-editing program may offer artistic effects or filters. These art effects [more…]

How to Undo Edits to Your Digital Images

While you edit your digital photos in an image-editing program, you’re bound to make a mistake every now and then that you want to undo. Fortunately, you can undo most mistakes by using these undo safety [more…]

Refining Your Digital Image Editor’s Selection Outline

It’s hard to get a digital image selection outline just right on the first try. Expect to refine your selection outline at least a little bit. You can refine your outline in a number of ways: [more…]

Moving Your Digital Image Selection

You can move and copy digital image selections in your photo editor by using the commands Cut, Copy, and Paste. These commands probably appear in the Edit menu. Here’s the Cut/Copy/Paste command routine [more…]

Using Image-Editing Software Filters on Your Digital Photo

If you want to apply a change to an entire area of your digital photo, you can use a filter in your image editor. Almost all filters in image-editing software [more…]

Adjusting a Pasted Selection in Your Digital Image

Some programs don’t let you move pasted images easily. In the photo editors that do, however, you can adjust the pasted selection without affecting the underlying image. If your editor lets you adjust [more…]

The Types of Image-Editing Filters

If your image editor offers filters, you can apply those filters to your digital photos for a wide range of uses. Whether you want to correct your digital photo or manipulate it for effect, filters can [more…]

How to Establish Your Image Editing Workflow

Establish a workflow that you use to edit your digital photos. A workflow is the order in which you perform all the tasks associated with image editing in particular circumstances. A well-planned workflow [more…]

Using Basic Image-Editing Software on Your Digital Photos

You can use image-editing software to alter your digital photos in just about any way you see fit. You can use this software to edit appearance problems, edit out excess background, apply special effects [more…]

Manipulating Your Digital Photos in Corel PhotoImpact

PhotoImpact is a general-purpose image-editing program that Corel recently acquired. PhotoImpact has been on the market for more than a decade, and it has a particularly strong palette of features. You [more…]

Choosing an Image-Editing Program for Your Digital Photos

If you want to edit the photos you take with your digital camera, you have many choices in image-editing programs to do the job. You can get professional-level [more…]

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