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Correcting Photos in Adobe Photoshop Elements

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Adjust Color Temperature with Photo Filters in Photoshop Elements 10

Elements gives you the digital version of old-fashioned color filters with the Photo Filter command. Light has its own color temperature. A photo shot in a higher color temperature of light makes the image [more…]

Map Colors in Photoshop Elements 10

Elements provides color mapper commands that change the colors in your image by mapping them to other values. You find the color mappers on the Filter→Adjustments submenu. [more…]

Adjust Image Clarity in Photoshop Elements 10

After your image has the right contrast and color, and you fix any flaws, you’re ready to work on the overall clarity of that image. Although you may have fixed the nitpicky little blemishes with the healing [more…]

Remove Noise, Artifacts, Dust, and Scratches from Your Images

The Photoshop Elements 10 tools you want to use to eliminate junk from your images are found on the Filter→Noise submenu in Full Photo Edit or Quick Photo Edit mode. With the exception of the Add Noise [more…]

Blur Images as Needed in Photoshop Elements 10

It may sound odd that anyone would intentionally want to blur an image. But, if your photo is overly grainy or suffers from a nasty moiré (wavy) pattern [more…]

Improve Focus by Sharpening Images in Photoshop Elements 10

If your images don’t need any contrast, color, and flaw fixing, feel free to jump right into sharpening. Sometimes, images captured by a scanner or a digital camera are a little soft, and it’s not due [more…]

Smart Brush Tool in Photoshop Elements 10

The Smart Brush tool enables you to selectively apply an image adjustment or special effects that appear on all or part of your image. What’s even more exciting is that these adjustments and effects are [more…]

Detail Smart Brush Tool in Photoshop Elements 10

The Detail Smart Brush tool enables you to selectively apply an image adjustment or special effects that appear on all or part of your image. What’s even more exciting is that these adjustments and effects [more…]

Lighten and Darken with Dodge and Burn Tools

With the Dodge and Burn tools in Photoshop Elements 10, you can specify the size and softness of your tool by simply selecting from one of the many brush tips. You can also limit the correction to various [more…]

Smudge Away Rough Spots in Your Images

The Smudge tool in Photoshop Elements 10, one of the focus tools, pushes your pixels around using the color that’s under the cursor when you start to drag. Think of it as dragging a brush through wet paint [more…]

The Blur and Sharpen Tools in Photoshop Elements 10

If the Blur tool is yin, then the Sharpen tool is yang. The Blur tool can be used to repair images, as well as for more artistic endeavors. The Sharpen tool increases the contrast among adjacent pixels [more…]

How to Sponge Color On and Off Images in Photoshop Elements 10

The Sponge tool soaks up color or squeezes it out. In more technical terms, this tool reduces or increases the intensity, or saturation, of color in both color and grayscale images. Yes, the Sponge tool [more…]

Edit Your Photos Using a Logical Workflow

Try to employ some kind of logical workflow when you tackle the correction and repair of your images. By performing steps in a particular order, you will be less likely to exacerbate the flaws and more [more…]

Fix Lighting in Your Images with Shadows/Highlights

The Shadows/Highlights command in Photoshop Elements 10 offers a quick and easy method of correcting over- and underexposed areas, as shown on the left. This feature works especially well with images shot [more…]

Pinpoint Proper Contrast with Photoshop Elements 10 Levels

If you want real horsepower when it comes to correcting the brightness and contrast (and even the color) in your image, look no further than the Levels command. Granted, the dialog box is a tad more complex [more…]

Automatically Remove Colorcasts from Images

you can usually do a pretty good job of correcting the color with one of the many Photoshop Elements 10 adjustments. Sometimes, an unexpected colorcast [more…]

Hue/Saturation Command in Photoshop Elements 10

The Hue/Saturation command enables you to adjust the colors in your image based on their hue, saturation, and lightness. Hue is the color in your image. [more…]

Color Replacement Tool in Photoshop Elements 10

The Color Replacement tool allows you to replace the original color of an image with the foreground color. You can use this tool in a multitude of ways: [more…]

Auto Contrast and Auto Color Correction Commands as One-Step Auto Fixes

The Auto Contrast and Auto Color Correction commands are two of the five tools that Photoshop Elements 10 offers to improve the appearance of your images. These commands are available in either Full Photo [more…]

Auto Sharpen Command as One-Step Auto Fix

The Auto Sharpen Command is just one of five automatic lighting-, contrast-, and color-correction tools provided by Photoshop Elements 10 to improve the appearance of your images with just one menu command [more…]

Auto Smart Fix and Auto Levels Commands as One-Step Auto Fixes

The Auto Smart Fix command and Auto Levels command are two of the five automatic lighting-, contrast-, and color-correction tools that Photoshop Elements 10 provides to improve the appearance of your images [more…]

Editing Text in Photoshop Elements 10

You can apply type settings either before or after you enter your text in Photoshop Elements 10. To correct typos, add and delete type, or change any of the type options, simply follow these steps: [more…]

Simplify Type in Photoshop Elements 10

Photoshop Elements 10 can display and print type in two different formats: vector and raster. Occasionally, however, you may need to simplify your type — to convert your type into pixels. After it’s simplified [more…]

Masking with Type in Photoshop Elements 10

Using the Type Mask tool in Photoshop Elements 10 epitomizes the combination of type and image. Unlike its conventional cousin, the Type Mask tool doesn’t create a new layer. Instead, it creates a selection [more…]

HDR Photography: Sharpen Images in Photoshop Elements

Remember, you want to preserve the Background layer of your HDR image in Photoshop Elements so you have the original tone mapped image within this file. Layers are important when it comes to editing a [more…]

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