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Zooming with Keyboard Shortcuts in Photoshop Elements 9

For some quick zooms in and out of photos as you use Photoshop Elements 9, you can use keyboard shortcuts. Here are a few to keep in mind when you need to quickly change the zoom level: [more…]

Organizing Images Automatically with a Photoshop Elements 9 Smart Album

In the Photoshop Elements 9 Organizer, you can perform a search based on a number of different criteria — and ultimately save the searches in a Smart Album. You can, for example, rate images with stars [more…]

Choosing an Image Resolution for Print or Screen in Photoshop Elements 9

When you print digital images or share them on onscreen, choosing the right resolution for your output is of paramount importance. Good ol’ 72-ppi images can be forgiving, and you can get many of your [more…]

Editing Photos for Online Albums in Photoshop Elements 9

Online albums on social networking sites like Facebook are a popular way to share photos. In Photoshop Elements 9, four adjustments are all you need to improve pictures taken with cell phones, point-and-shoot [more…]

Photoshop Elements 9 All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

In Photoshop Elements 9, you find tools for editing, organizing, and sharing your images as prints or digital projects, and this Cheat Sheet highlights features you’ll want to use again and again. When [more…]

How to Change the Organizer Display in Photoshop Elements 9

When you open Photoshop Elements’ Organizer, the default view is a Thumbnail display. Your photos, videos, projects, and audio files appear with a mini image or icon that can be adjusted to different sizes [more…]

How to Start and Exit Photoshop Elements 9

Photoshop Elements provides several methods for starting and exiting the program. You can open Photoshop Elements by using the Start menu or a desktop shortcut. When you want to exit the program, you can [more…]

Exploring the Photoshop Elements 9 Workspace

The Photoshop Elements workspace in Edit mode shows you some of the power that Elements offers with just a click of your mouse button. When it comes to editing a photograph, you find quite a collection [more…]

How to Navigate the Edit Full Mode in Photoshop Elements 9

Edit Full mode in Photoshop Elements offers bundles of tools that you can use to edit your images, from correction tools for fixing color and clarity to filters, layers, and more for changing existing [more…]

Looking at the Photoshop Elements 9 Menus

The menus in Photoshop Elements are logically constructed and identified to provide commands for working with your pictures. The menus include many commands that you don’t find supported in tools and on [more…]

Using the Photoshop Elements 9 Tools Panel

Photoshop Elements provides a good number of panels for different purposes. The one that you’ll use most often is the Tools panel. You typically first click a tool on the Tools panel and then use another [more…]

How to Work with Settings Panels in Photoshop Elements 9

Photoshop Elements provides a multitude of panels that contain settings and options used to refine the tools you select on the Tools panel and tasks you perform to edit images. [more…]

How to Change Workspace Views in Photoshop Elements 9

In addition to Edit Full mode, Photoshop Elements offers you other workspace views, tailored to the kinds of tasks people typically want to perform when editing photos. [more…]

Working with the Photoshop Elements 9 Project Bin

The Project Bin in Photoshop Elements displays thumbnail views of all your open images. Regardless of whether you work in Edit Full or Edit Quick mode, you can immediately see a small image of all the [more…]

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…]

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