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Using the Replace Color Command in Photoshop Elements 9

With the Replace Color command in Photoshop Elements, you can replace designated colors in your image with other colors. You first select the colors you want to replace by creating a [more…]

How to Adjust Skin Tones in Images in Photoshop Elements 9

Photoshop Elements has a command specifically designed to adjust the overall color in an image to adjust skin tones to a natural shade. This command is useful if you find that the loved ones in your photos [more…]

Working with the Color Variations Command in Photoshop Elements 9

The Color Variations command in Photoshop Elements is a digital color-correction feature. The command enables you to make corrections by visually comparing thumbnails of color variations of your image. [more…]

How to Apply the Photo Filter Adjustment in Photoshop Elements 9

In Photoshop Elements, you can use the Photo Filter command to apply photo filters to your images, adding special effects. In the old days, photographers used to place colored glass filters in front of [more…]

Removing Dust and Scratches from Images in Photoshop Elements 9

If your images suffer from dust, scratches, or artifacts(blocky pixels or halos), you may need to use a filter in Photoshop Elements to clean them up.

The tools you want to use to eliminate junk from your [more…]

Working with the Smart Brush Tools in Photoshop Elements 9

The Smart Brush and Detail Smart Brush tools in Photoshop Elements enable you to selectively apply an image adjustment or special effects that appear on all or part of your image. These adjustments and [more…]

Using Filters to Create Special Effects in Photoshop Elements 9

Filters, also called plug-ins because they can be installed or removed independently, change the look of your Photoshop Elements image in a variety of ways. They can correct less-than-perfect images by [more…]

How to Work with the Filter Gallery in Photoshop Elements 9

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

How to Add Shadow and Glow Effects in Photoshop Elements 9

Layer styles in Photoshop Elements range from simple shadow, glow, and bevel effects to more complex styles, such as buttons and patterns. The wonderful thing about layer styles is that they’re completely [more…]

Creating Image Panoramas with Photomerge in Photoshop Elements 9

The Photomerge Panorama command enables you to combine multiple images into a single panoramic image. From skylines to mountain ranges, you can take several overlapping shots and stitch them together into [more…]

Choosing Colors when Drawing or Painting in Photoshop Elements 9

Before you start drawing or painting in Photoshop Elements, you may want to change your color to something other than the default black. There are two overlapping color swatches at the bottom of the Tools [more…]

How to Draw with the Pencil Tool in Photoshop Elements 9

Drawing with the Pencil tool in Photoshop Elements creates hard edges. You can’t get the soft, feathery edges that you can with the Brush tool. Keep in mind that if you draw anything other than vertical [more…]

How to Paint with the Brush Tool in Photoshop Elements 9

The Brush tool in Photoshop Elements creates soft-edged strokes. How soft those strokes are depends on which brush you use. By default, even the hardest brush has a slightly soft edge because it’s anti-aliased [more…]

How to Add Text to an Image in Photoshop Elements 9

In Photoshop Elements, you may have an occasional need to add text to an image: a caption, a headline, or maybe even a short paragraph. Elements provides ample tools for creating, editing, stylizing, and [more…]

How to Format Text Added to an Image in Photoshop Elements 9

When you add text to an image in Photoshop Elements, you can specify options for the text before you type. You can find several character and paragraph type settings on the Options bar. These options enable [more…]

How to Use the Type Mask Tool in Photoshop Elements 9

Using the Type Mask tool in Photoshop Elements epitomizes the combination of type and image. The Type Mask tool doesn’t create a new layer. Instead, it creates a selection on the active layer. This is [more…]

How to Stylize and Warp Type in Photoshop Elements 9 Images

You can warp, distort, enhance, and stylize your type in Photoshop Elements. If you’re not careful, your creative typography can outshine your image. If you’ve tried your hand at creating a type mask, [more…]

Using an Online Printing Service with Photoshop Elements 9

Photoshop Elements supports the Adobe Photoshop Services program. The Adobe Photoshop Services program offers online ordering of prints and sharing of photos and projects, and it has a huge array of different [more…]

How to Create an Online Photo Album in Photoshop Elements 9

In Photoshop Elements, when you click Share in either the Organizer or Edit Full mode and open the Share panel, you find Online Album at the top of the list. The term [more…]

Sharing Photos from Photoshop Elements 9 with Photoshop Showcase

Photoshop Showcase Services, easily accessible within Photoshop Elements, allows you to share your photos without paying an online service fee or paying for a Web address. Many creation and sharing options [more…]

Using Photo and Text Effects in Photoshop Elements 9

In addition to the multitude of filters at your disposal, Photoshop Elements also provides a lot of photo and text effects that you can apply to enhance your images. Some effects automatically create a [more…]

Using Search Options to Find Images in Photoshop Elements 9

The Organizer’s Find menu in Photoshop Elements is devoted entirely to searching photos. From the Find menu, you can locate photos in collections, catalogs, and the Organizer window according to a variety [more…]

How to Create a Backup of a Photo Catalog in Photoshop Elements 9

Before you spend much time editing your images in Photoshop Elements, you should know how to create a backup of your photo catalogs. If you spend sufficient time working on a project and it gets to the [more…]

How to Paint with the Quick Selection Tool in Photoshop Elements 9

Think of the Quick Selection tool in Photoshop Elements as a combination Brush, Magic Wand, and Lasso tool. This tool lives up to its “quick” moniker and is easy to use. [more…]

How to Crop Images in Photoshop Elements 9

Cropping a photo in Photoshop Elements is probably one of the easiest things you can do to improve the composition of your photo. Getting rid of the unnecessary background around your subject creates a [more…]

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