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Photoshop 7 Painting and Editing Tools

In Photoshop 7, the keyboard shortcuts for painting and editing tools are mostly the same whether you use a Windows-based system or a Mac. The only difference is in the last entry in the following table [more…]

Photoshop 7 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Photoshop 7 offers a host of tools to help you navigate through the program and access layer, palette, selection, and painting and editing tools. You get toolbox shortcuts and keyboard shortcuts, and all [more…]

Features You Find in Photoshop Elements 6.0 Edit Mode

Once you’ve taken a digital photo and downloaded it to your computer, you can edit your photo to pixel perfection using Photoshop Elements 6.0. Take a look at some of the features of Photoshop to help [more…]

Photoshop Elements 10 Workspace Shortcuts

Photoshop Elements has two separate components: the Organizer and the Full Photo Edit mode. Manage photos in the Organizer. In Full Photo Edit mode, correct brightness and color in photographs, add effects [more…]

Photoshop Elements 10 Toolbox Shortcuts

Photoshop Elements editing tools have keyboard shortcuts. When you open photos from the Organizer in Full Screen view, Quick Edit tool icons are there for correcting and editing photographs. [more…]

Photoshop Elements 10 Selection Tricks

Photoshop keyboard shortcuts help you edit photographs quickly. Work with layers and selections, on a Macintosh or in Windows, with these shortcuts and cut, copy, paste, deselect, and adjust all you want [more…]

Photoshop Elements 10 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The Photoshop Elements 10 Full Photo Edit mode workspace is where you correct brightness and color in photographs, add effects, and fix red-eye. Editing tools have icons and keyboard shortcuts, on Macintosh [more…]

Download Images to a Mac with a Card Reader

Your camera probably has a USB port and cable you can use to download your images. This method uses camera battery power and is also fairly slow. You’ll get images into your computer faster if you use [more…]

Add Keywords to Your Landscape Photos

Keywords keep you organized, especially when you want to find photographs. For example, if you take photos of Yosemite National Park, you could use Yosemite [more…]

Rank Your Photos in Photoshop Elements

If you’ve imported lots of pictures, it’s hard to know which ones to edit. You can make things easy on yourself by ranking your imported images so that the fine distinctions between images become more [more…]

Edit Your Nature Photos with Photoshop Elements

Your digital camera does a great job of capturing your nature and landscape images. But digital images generally need a bit of work. Photoshop Elements is your digital darkroom. This application can do [more…]

Resize Your Nature Photos in Photoshop Elements

Your digital camera has a set size and resolution for the images it captures. The size depends on the resolution of the camera in megapixels. You can use Photoshop Elements to resize your images prior [more…]

Crop Your Landscape Photos in Photoshop Elements

You can use Photoshop Elements to crop your images prior to exporting them for e-mail, posting them on a website, or creating prints. To do so, specify the image size and resolution. You can also crop [more…]

Sharpen Your Nature Images with Photoshop Elements

Nature and landscape photos captured by a digital camera are a little soft. This has nothing to do with the camera lens but has everything to do with the camera sensor. Fortunately, you can sharpen your [more…]

Editing Photos for Online Albums in Photoshop Elements 10

Online albums on social networking sites like Facebook are a popular way to share photos. In Photoshop Elements 10, four adjustments are all you need to improve pictures taken with cell phones, point-and-shoot [more…]

Zooming with Keyboard Shortcuts in Photoshop Elements 10

As you use Photoshop Elements 10, you can use keyboard shortcuts for some quick zooms in and out of photos. Here are a few shortcuts to remember when you need to quickly change the zoom level in Photoshop [more…]

Photoshop Elements 10: Create a Smart Album to Organize Images

Create a Smart Album in the Photoshop Elements 10 Organizer to save not only your search results but also a complex set of search criteria. Organizing all of your Photoshop images into albums saves time [more…]

Photoshop Elements 10: Choosing Resolution for Print or Screen Images

In Photoshop Elements 10, you can select the right resolution for an image in the Image Size dialog box. To access the Image Size dialog box, choose Image→Resize→Image Size. When you print digital images [more…]

Photoshop Elements 10 All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

In Photoshop Elements 10, tools help you edit, organize, and share images as prints or digital projects. When you edit images, zoom in to make precise edits, and zoom out to check the results — the keyboard [more…]

Save Your Nature Photography in Photoshop Elements

After you edit an image, it’s time to save it. You can save your nature photos in any format supported by Photoshop Elements. If you’re editing a RAW file, your only option is to save to a different format [more…]

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…]

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