Artistic Effects in Adobe Photoshop Elements

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Photoshop Elements 11 Layer Styles

Layer styles (also referred to as just styles) in Photoshop Elements 11 range from simple shadows and bevels to more complex designs, such as buttons and patterns. The wonderful characteristic of layer [more…]

How to Apply a Layer Style in Photoshop Elements 11

In Photoshop Elements 11, you have four different photo layer style libraries from which you can choose styles. Here are the steps to apply a style and a description of each of the style libraries: [more…]

How to Edit Layer Styles in Photoshop Elements 11

Layer styles in Photoshop Elements 11 are quite agreeable. They’re not only easy to apply but also equally easy to edit. Here’s how to edit layer styles in Elements: [more…]

How to Add Graphics from the Photoshop Elements 11 Content Panel

If you aren’t the artistic type or need a quick graphic in a pinch, check out the Content panel in Photoshop Elements 11, which shares a space with the Effects panel. [more…]

About Type Tools in Photoshop Elements

Photoshop Elements features horizontal and vertical type that tools are identical in their attributes, so here just look at the two horizontal type tools. For the sake of simplicity, call them the Type [more…]

About Type Modes in Photoshop Elements

You can enter text in Adobe Photoshop Elements in three different modes: point, paragraph, and path. Both the Type and Type Mask tools can enter either point or paragraph mode. Here’s a brief description [more…]

About Type Formats in Photoshop Elements

Adobe Photoshop Elements has seven type tools. Two of them are for entering horizontally oriented type, and two are for entering vertically oriented type. Don’t worry about the vertical type tools. Although [more…]

Create Point Type in Adobe Photoshop Elements

The majority of your type entry in Photoshop Elements will most likely be in point type mode. Point type is useful for short chunks of text, such as headlines, labels, logos, and headings for web pages [more…]

Create Paragraph Type in Adobe Photoshop Elements

Entering paragraph type in Adobe Photoshop Elements is similar to entering text in a word-processing or page-layout program, except that the text is contained inside a bounding box. [more…]

Use the Text On Selection Tool in Adobe Photoshop Elements

You can create path type in Photoshop Elements by first creating a selection of your image, which is similar to the way you create a selection with the Quick Selection tool. Here’s how: [more…]

Use the Text On Shape Tool in Adobe Photoshop Elements

Adobe Photoshop Elements' Text On Shape tool enables you to create type that flows along the perimeter of any shape. To do so, follow these steps: [more…]

The Text On Custom Path Tool in Adobe Photoshop Elements

Although it’s by no means a word-processing or even page-layout program, Elements does give you ample tools for creating, editing, stylizing, and even distorting type. You might have an occasional need [more…]

Specify Type Options in Adobe Photoshop Elements

When you’re using a Type tool in Photoshop Elements, the Tool Options (found at the bottom of the workspace) includes several character and paragraph type settings, as shown in the figure. These options [more…]

How to Edit Text in Photoshop Elements

To correct typos, add and delete type, or change any of the type options in Adobe Photoshop Elements, you can use the Type tool. Simply follow these steps: [more…]

Stylize Type in Adobe Photoshop Elements

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

Paint Type with Color in Adobe Photoshop Elements

Changing the color of text in Photoshop Elements 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…]

How to Warp Type in Adobe Photoshop Elements

If horizontal or vertical text is just way too regimented for you, try the Warp feature. Adobe Photoshop Elements allows you warp your type in your image. The best part about the distortions you apply [more…]

3 Tools for Choosing Colors in Adobe Photoshop Elements

Phostshop Elements is such a deluxe, full-service image-editing program that it doesn’t stop at giving you tools to select, repair, organize, and share your images. It figures that you may need to add [more…]

Mask with Type in Adobe Photoshop Elements 12

Using the Type Mask tool in Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 epitomizes the combination of type and image. Unlike the Type tool, the Type Mask tool doesn't create a new layer. Instead, it creates a selection [more…]

Splash On Color with Elements' Paint Bucket Tool

The Paint Bucket tool in Photoshop Elements is a longtime occupant of the Tools panel. This tool, whose icon looks just like a bucket, behaves like a combination of the Fill command and the Magic Wand [more…]

Choose Foreground and Background Color in Photoshop Elements

Photoshop Elements is such a deluxe, full-service image-editing program that it doesn’t stop at giving you tools to select, repair, organize, and share your images. It figures that you may need to add [more…]

Work with the Photoshop Elements' Color Picker

By default, Photoshop Elements uses a black foreground color and a white background color. If you’re experimenting with color and want to go back to the default colors, press the D key. If you want to [more…]

Photoshop Elements: Color Swatches Panel

Photoshop Elements enables you to select a foreground or background color by selecting a color on the Color Swatches panel. The Color Swatches panel is a digital version of the artist’s paint palette. [more…]

Sample Color with Photoshop Elements' Eyedropper Tool

One way that Photoshop Elements enables you to choose color is via the Eyedropper tool. The Eyedropper tool comes in handy when you want to sample an existing color in an image and use it for another element [more…]

Draw with Photoshop Elements' Pencil Tool

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. In fact, the edges of a pencil stroke can’t even be [more…]

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