Correcting Photos in Adobe Photoshop Elements

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The Photoshop Elements 10 Image Window

Make sure that you have an image loaded into the image window within Photoshop Elements 10. Here’s a quick look at important tools and features in the image window. [more…]

Information Box Pop-Up Menu in the Image Window

The Information box’s pop-up menu in the Photoshop Elements 10 Image window enables you to choose the type of information you want to view in the Information box. Click the right-pointing arrow to open [more…]

Panels Settings and Options Available in Photoshop Elements 10

Elements provides you with a bunch 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. Assume for a moment that you [more…]

Interface Options for Using Tools in Photoshop Elements 10

With all the settings you can use for any given tool, trying to find the option for the edit you want to make can become downright frustrating. To help simplify the process of using tools and selecting [more…]

The Project Bin in Photoshop Elements 10

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

Use Quick Photo Edit Mode in Photoshop Elements 10

Quick Photo Edit mode is designed to provide you with just those tools that you need to prepare a picture for its intended destination, whether it’s printing, onscreen viewing, or one of the other organizing [more…]

Contrast Adjustments in 8-Bit versus 16-Bit Images

There are major advantages of working with 16-bit images in Photoshop Elements 10. Take a look at the results you get when adjusting a photo using levels on an 8-bit image and the same adjustment on a [more…]

Use Guided Photo Edit Mode in Photoshop Elements 10

Guided Photo Edit mode, as the name implies, is a guided process for performing various editing tasks. Guided Photo Edit mode is accessed by clicking the Guided tab adjacent to the Quick Tab. When you [more…]

Undo History Panel in Photoshop Elements 10

Elements takes the Undo command to new levels by offering you the Undo History panel on which all (well, almost all) your changes in an editing session are recorded and available for undoing at any step [more…]

Photoshop Elements 10 Help

Rather than accumulate a library of Elements books, all you need to do is look within Elements to find valuable help information quickly and easily. If you’re stuck on understanding a feature, ample help [more…]

Use the Cropping Tool in Photoshop Elements 10

Cropping a photo is probably one of the easiest things you can do to improve its composition. Getting rid of the unnecessary background around your subject creates a better focal point. The most common [more…]

Straighten Images in Photoshop Elements 10

A dead giveaway of amateurish photography is crooked horizon lines. Not a problem. Elements gives you several ways to straighten those images after the fact. So, after your next photo shoot, launch the [more…]

Use the Recompose Tool in Photoshop Elements 10

This great tool actually allows you to resize, or as the name implies, recompose, your image without losing any vital content. For example, if you need to have people in your shot closer together because [more…]

Auto Red Eye Fix Command in Photoshop Elements 10

The Auto Red Eye Fix command automatically detects and eliminates red-eye in an image. Red-eye happens when a person or an animal (where red-eye can also be yellow-, green-, or even blue-eye) looks directly [more…]

How to Edit in Photoshop Elements 10's Quick Photo Edit Mode

Quick Photo Edit mode is a pared-down version of Full Photo Edit mode that conveniently provides basic fixing tools and tosses in a few unique features, such as a before-and-after preview of your image [more…]

Tools Panel in Photoshop Elements 10 Quick Photo Edit Mode

The Tools panel in Photoshop Elements 10 enables you to ad finishing touches to your images. Quick Photo Edit mode offers the Quick Selection tool for your selection tasks; with this tool, you can apply [more…]

Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop Elements 10

Elements enables you to clone elements without the hassle of genetically engineering DNA. In fact, the Clone Stamp tool works by just taking sampled pixels from one area and copying, or [more…]

Retouch Images with the Healing Brush Tool

The Healing Brush tool in Photoshop Element s10 is similar to the Clone Stamp tool in that you clone pixels from one area onto another area. But the Healing Brush is superior in that it takes into account [more…]

Zero in on Image Flaws with the Spot Healing Brush

Whereas the Healing Brush in Photoshop Elements 10 is designed to fix larger flawed areas, the Spot Healing Brush is designed for smaller imperfections, with one exception — the Content Aware option. The [more…]

Eliminate Color in Images with the Remove Color Command

There may be times when you don’t want any color in an image. With the Remove Color command in Photoshop Elements 10, you can easily eliminate all the color from an image, layer, or selection. To use this [more…]

Switch Colors with the Replace Colors Command

The Replace Color command in Photoshop Elements 10 enables you to replace designated colors in your image with other colors. You first select the colors you want to replace by creating a [more…]

How to Correct Images with Color Curves

Photoshop Elements 10 borrowed a much-used feature from Photoshop named Curves. However, it added the word Color and took away some of its sophistication. Nevertheless, the Color Curves adjustment attempts [more…]

Adjust Skin Tones in Your Photoshop Elements 10 Images

Occasionally, you may find that the loved ones in your photos have taken on a rather sickly shade of green, red, or some other non-flesh-colored tone. To rectify that problem, Elements has a command specifically [more…]

Defringe Layers in Photoshop Elements 10

A telltale sign of haphazardly composited images is selections with fringe — the unattractive kind that consists of background pixels that surround the edges of your selections. Inevitably, when you move [more…]

Correct Images with Color Variations in Photoshop Elements 10

The Color Variations command is a digital color-correction feature that’s been around for years and is largely unchanged. That’s probably because it’s one of those great features that’s easy to use and [more…]

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