Correcting Photos in Adobe Photoshop Elements

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Perform Noise Reduction on an HDR Photograph

In Photoshop Elements, you can edit your tone-mapped HDR image further. Reducing noise is similar to sharpening. Remember, you want to preserve the Background layer of your HDR image in Photoshop Elements [more…]

Correct HDR Photographs in Photoshop Elements

Once you've taken your HDR photographs and tone mapped them, you can open the new HDR image in Photoshp Elements and begin to edit, checking color, white balance, and brightness. [more…]

Straighten HDR Photographs in Photoshop Elements

Correct any lens distortions and straighten your HDR image in Photoshop Elements by choosing Filter→Correct Camera Distortion to open the Correct Camera Distortion dialog box, as shown in the figure. Remember [more…]

Blend HDR Photographs in Photoshop Elements

Clearly, some HDR image edits don’t require blending when you edit them in Photoshop Elements. Say the image looks great. A little sharpening across the image is fine. There is no need for noise reduction [more…]

Reduce Noise in HDR Images with Photoshop Elements

Noise is problematic for high dynamic range (HDR) images. Although you can attempt to reduce noise in other parts of the HDR process, you have the most control over where, how, and how much to remove in [more…]

Reduce Noise in Selected Areas of HDR Images

A common problem with high dynamic range (HDR) images is that they have too much noise, or they may need different levels of noise reduction in different areas. You can reduce noise in HDR images just [more…]

Reduce Noise in HDR Images with Masked Reduction

Tone mapped images don’t always come out of your favorite high dynamic range (HDR) application looking perfect. In fact, most of the time, they need further editing before they’re “perfect.” Some images [more…]

Reduce Noise in HDR Images with Multiple Layers

Tone mapped high dynamic range (HDR) images don’t always come out of your favorite HDR application looking perfect. Some images have too much noise (a common problem with HDR) in general. The pinnacle [more…]

Remove Dust from HDR Images with Cloning

Cloning is one of the most important techniques you should master if you want total control over your high dynamic range (HDR) images. Dust, while not always a problem, is certainly an irritant with dSLRs [more…]

Remove Distractions from HDR Images with Cloning

Tone mapped high dynamic range (HDR) images don’t always come out of your favorite HDR application looking perfect. Sometimes distracting objects can take attention away from the subject or make the scene [more…]

Fix Lens Distortions in HDR Images

Tone mapped high dynamic range (HDR) images don’t always come out of your favorite HDR application looking perfect. Many images have lens distortion, which wide angle lenses tend to accentuate. [more…]

Solve Saturation Problems in HDR Images

When you shoot color photographs in high dynamic range (HDR) photography, it stands to reason that you’ll occasionally run into color problems. Tone mapped images don’t always come out of your favorite [more…]

Correct Color Casts in HDR Images

When you shoot color photographs in high dynamic range (HDR) photography, it stands to reason that you’ll occasionally run into color problems. Color cast is a type of color problem that happens a lot, [more…]

Adjust Levels and Lightness in HDR Images

Tone mapped high dynamic range (HDR) images don’t always come out of your favorite HDR application looking perfect. In fact, most of the time, they need further editing before they’re “perfect.” If you [more…]

How to Smooth Rough Spots in HDR Images

Artifacts can appear in tone mapped high dynamic range (HDR) images that are the result of movement in the scene. Rough spots (as seen in this figure) happen in tone mapping when you have motion that oscillates [more…]

How to Publish Your HDR Images

Publishing or printing your high dynamic range (HDR) photographs is the final step in the HDR process. Snap on your chinstrap, fire up Photoshop Elements, and get going: [more…]

How to Upsample Images in Photoshop Elements 11

Upsampling an image can severely degrade it in Photoshop Elements 11 (or any software). As a general rule, reducing resolution is okay, but increasing resolution isn’t. If you need a higher-resolution [more…]

The Photoshop Elements 11 Scale Command

When you open a photo in Photoshop Elements 11, the photo rests on an underlying layer called the canvas. The canvas and the photo are at a 1:1 ratio. In essence, the canvas is the physical size of your [more…]

Change an Image's Canvas Size in Photoshop Elements 11

When you scale images in Photoshop Elements 11, you maintain the same canvas size. You might (for example) have a canvas size set up for printing a photo — say, 8 x 10 inches — and want to make an image [more…]

How to Use the Crop Tool in Photoshop Elements 11

You can crop an image's canvas size with the Photoshop Elements 11 Crop tool. The Crop tool is a visual method for sizing the canvas.

In Photoshop Elements, you can resize the canvas with new features added [more…]

How to Select a Color Mode in Photoshop Elements 11

If you start in the Photoshop Elements 11 Photo Editor and create a new blank document, you have a choice for defining the color mode of the new document. Choose File→New→Blank File, and the New dialog [more…]

How to Convert Images to Bitmap Mode in Photoshop Elements 11

In Photoshop Elements 11, Bitmap mode isn’t the same as the Windows BMP file format. In Elements, Bitmap mode is a color mode with only two color values — black and white. A Windows BMP file can be an [more…]

How to Convert Images to Grayscale Mode in Photoshop Elements 11

Grayscale images have black and white pixels and any one of 256 levels of gray. By converting an RGB image to grayscale in Photoshop Elements 11, you can make it look like a black-and-white photo. [more…]

The Photoshop Elements 11 Save/Save As Dialog Box

In almost any program, including Photoshop Elements 11, the Save (or Save As) dialog box is a familiar place where you make some choices about the file to be saved. With Save As, you can save a duplicate [more…]

How to Create Versions in Photoshop Elements 11

You can create version sets in the Photoshop Elements Photo Editor and not the Organizer. Versions are similar to stacks, but you create versions from only one file. You might make some edits in an original [more…]

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