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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…]

Adjust Color Temperature with Photo Filters in Photoshop Elements 10

Elements gives you the digital version of old-fashioned color filters with the Photo Filter command. Light has its own color temperature. A photo shot in a higher color temperature of light makes the image [more…]

Map Colors in Photoshop Elements 10

Elements provides color mapper commands that change the colors in your image by mapping them to other values. You find the color mappers on the Filter→Adjustments submenu. [more…]

Adjust Image Clarity in Photoshop Elements 10

After your image has the right contrast and color, and you fix any flaws, you’re ready to work on the overall clarity of that image. Although you may have fixed the nitpicky little blemishes with the healing [more…]

Remove Noise, Artifacts, Dust, and Scratches from Your Images

The Photoshop Elements 10 tools you want to use to eliminate junk from your images are found on the Filter→Noise submenu in Full Photo Edit or Quick Photo Edit mode. With the exception of the Add Noise [more…]

Blur Images as Needed in Photoshop Elements 10

It may sound odd that anyone would intentionally want to blur an image. But, if your photo is overly grainy or suffers from a nasty moiré (wavy) pattern [more…]

Improve Focus by Sharpening Images in Photoshop Elements 10

If your images don’t need any contrast, color, and flaw fixing, feel free to jump right into sharpening. Sometimes, images captured by a scanner or a digital camera are a little soft, and it’s not due [more…]

Filter Basics in Photoshop Elements 10

Filters have been around since the early days of digital imaging, when Photoshop was just a little bitty program. Filters, also called plug-ins because they can be installed or removed independently, change [more…]

Improve Your Contrast in Macro and Close-Up

The great photographers of the black-and-white film period knew the importance of manipulating their exposures after the image was captured on film. They would spend hours in the dark room. Now you have [more…]

Correct an Underexposed (or Overexposed) Image

Your exposure determines how bright your image looks. An underexposed photograph appears dark all around and typically contains little to no detail in the shadow areas. An overexposed image appears bright [more…]

How Postproduction Sharpening Filters Work

Sharpening filters work in postproduction by emphasizing the edges (or adjacent areas with tonal contrast to one another) in an image. They create a fine highlight on the darker side of the edge, and a [more…]

Enhance Sharpness in a Close-Up Photograph Postproduction

Sharpness is very important, especially in macro and close-up photography. It’s easy to spot focus-related errors in this genre because so much close detail is visible in the photographs. [more…]

Adjust the Contrast in Postproduction

Getting the correct exposure is one of the first steps to creating a beautiful close-up photograph, as it ensures you have detail in your shadows and highlights. The next step is to enhance your exposures [more…]

Sharpen a Close-Up Photograph with in Photoshop

There are always multiple methods of achieving any task in Photoshop, and this is true for sharpening your macro or close-up image. One trick, which many photographers prefer, enables you to sharpen an [more…]

Improve Color in Your Macro or Close-Up Image

Color plays an important role in macro and close-up photography, whether it’s to depict a small subject for what it truly looks like (as in small product photography) or to create a certain mood in an [more…]

The Downsides to Sharpening Macro Photographs

The postproduction sharpening tool is one that can enhance or destroy the quality of a macro or close-up image, depending on how you use it. It works best when applied in moderation, with just enough of [more…]

Enhance Composition and Aesthetics in Your Macro Photograph

In macro and close-up photography, your subject is often very obvious, since the camera is so close to it and it’s often represented largely in your frame. Even so, you can improve its presence and lead [more…]

Corrective and Destructive Filters in Photoshop Elements 10

Photoshop Elements 10 offers a variety of filters. Although there are no hard and fast rules, most digital-imaging folks classify filters into two basic categories, [more…]

Fade a Filter in Photoshop Elements 10

When working in Photoshop Elements 10, you might not want the full effect of a filter applied to your image. Fading a filter a bit softens the effect and can make it look less “computerish.” [more…]

Photoshop Elements 10 Filter Gallery

When you apply a filter in Photoshop Elements 10, you’re presented with a gargantuan dialog box. This editing windowis the Filter Gallery. You can also access it by choosing Filter→Filter Gallery. In the [more…]

Distort Images with the Liquify Filter in Photoshop Elements 10

The Liquify filter in Photoshop Elements 10 is much more than a filter. It’s a distortion that allows you to manipulate an image as though it were warm taffy. You can interactively twist, pull, twirl, [more…]

Correct Camera Distortion in Photoshop Elements 10

The Correct Camera Distortion filter in Photoshop Elements 10 fixes the distorted perspective created by both vertical and horizontal tilting of the camera. As a bonus, this filter also corrects other [more…]

Stylize Type in Photoshop Elements 10

If you’ve tried your hand at creating a type mask, you know that Photoshop Elements 10 is capable of much more than just throwing a few black letters at the bottom of your image. With a few clicks here [more…]

Paint Type with Color and Gradients

Changing the color of text in Photoshop Elements 10 is as easy as highlighting it and selecting a color from the Color Picker. But what if you want to do something a little less conventional, such as apply [more…]

Warp Your Type in Photoshop Elements 10

If horizontal or vertical text is just way too regimented for you, try the Photoshop Elements 10 Warp feature. The best part about the distortions you apply is that the text remains fully editable. This [more…]

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