Correcting Photos in Adobe Photoshop Elements

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Camera Raw Files in Photoshop Elements 11

Photoshop Elements 11 Camera Raw images enable you to post-process your pictures. When you take a picture with a digital camera in Camera Raw format, the camera’s sensor records as much information as [more…]

How to Acquire Camera Raw Images in Photoshop Elements 11

You probably have some Camera Raw images on your hard drive. That’s where you want them. Opening files from your hard drive is much faster than working off media cards. To open a Camera Raw image in Photoshop [more…]

The Camera Raw Window's Settings in Photoshop Elements 11

The Camera Raw window in Photoshop Elements 11 has a large number of settings, as the following list describes. Familiarize yourself with these settings in order to make the most of your images. [more…]

How to Make Adjustments in the Camera Raw Converter

The idea behind using the raw converter is that you want to get the tonal range and brightness values set to an optimum before opening the image in Photoshop Elements 11. You’ll find your editing tasks [more…]

Foreground and Background Colors in Photoshop Elements Images

Foreground and background colors appear in the Tools panel of Photoshop Elements 11 as large color swatches. What you see in the two-color swatches represents the currently selected color for a foreground [more…]

The Photoshop Elements 11 Color Picker

The Color Picker in Photoshop Elements 11 provides you with a color spectrum displaying all the colors available within a given color mode. If you’re in RGB mode, you can choose from a color panel of more [more…]

Grab Color from the Photoshop Elements Color Swatches Panel

Selecting color in the Color Picker in Photoshop Elements 11 is fine when you want to make a single color selection and use it once. However, if you want to create your own custom color panel and reuse [more…]

How to Lift and Sample Color in Photoshop Elements 11

If you have a photo that has colors you want to add to your Color Swatches in Photoshop Elements 11, you can sample colors in an open image. Click the Eyedropper tool and click anywhere on a photo in the [more…]

Adobe Kuler and Photoshop Elements 11

Adobe provides a free community website for Photoshop Elements 11 users to explore color from a vast number of color palettes and share color combinations with other users. The service is called [more…]

RGB Color Channels in Photoshop Elements 11

Your first level of color mastery in Photoshop Elements 11 is to understand what RGB is and how it comes about. RGB stands for red, green, and blue. These are the primary colors in the computer world. [more…]

Bit Depth and Figures in Photoshop Elements 11

An important item to understand about channels in Photoshop Elements 11 is bit depth. A bit holds one of two values; one value is for black, the other for white. When you have 256 levels of gray, you’re [more…]

How to Use the Undo Command in Photoshop Elements 11

As you might expect, the Undo command in Photoshop Elements 11 is found on the Edit menu. To undo an editing step, you simply choose Edit→Undo or press Ctrl+Z or Command+Z. This simple command helps you [more…]

The Undo History Panel in Photoshop Elements 11

Using menu commands and keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop Elements 11 enables you to travel back and forward in time to undo and redo edits using single menu choices or keyboard shortcuts for each undo/redo [more…]

How to Downsample Images in Photoshop Elements 11

You can change an image’s size and resolution in a couple different ways within Photoshop Elements 11. One method involves the Image Size dialog box, which you use in many of your editing sessions in Elements [more…]

How to Apply One-Step Auto Fixes in Photoshop Elements 11

Photoshop Elements 11 has five automatic lighting-, contrast-, and color-correction tools that can quickly improve the look of your images with a single menu command. These commands are available in either [more…]

How to Fix Red Eye in Photoshop Elements 11

Photoshop Elements 11 offers you a couple of ways to fix red eye in your images. The Auto Red Eye Fix command automatically detects and eliminates red-eye in an image. [more…]

How to Edit in Quick Mode in Photoshop Elements 11

Quick mode in Photoshop Elements 11 is a pared-down version of Expert mode that provides basic image-correcting tools and throws in a few dedicated features — such as a before-and-after preview of your [more…]

Clone with the Photoshop Elements 11 Clone Stamp Tool

The Clone Stamp tool in Photoshop Elements 11 can be used when retouching imperfections, such as scratches, scars, bruises, date/time stamp imprints from cameras, and other minor flaws. In fact, that used [more…]

How to Use the Healing Brush Tool in Photoshop Elements 11

The Healing Brush tool in Photoshop Elements 11 lets you clone pixels from one area and apply them to another area. The problem with the Clone Stamp tool is that it doesn’t take the tonality of the flawed [more…]

How to Fix Photos in Photoshop Elements 11

You probably have a few photos that require a number of digital fixes. You can fix them in Photoshop Elements 11. Although it may seem like fixing them is too much trouble or will take too long, you’ll [more…]

Colorize with the Photoshop Elements 11 Color Replacement Tool

The Color Replacement tool in Photoshop Elements 11 allows you to replace the original color of an image with the foreground color. You can use this tool in a variety of ways. Create the look of a hand-painted [more…]

The Photoshop Elements 11 Dodge and Burn Tools

The Dodge and Burn tools in Photoshop Elements 11 adopt their icons from analog tools used in photography darkrooms. The digital counterparts are a great deal more flexible and precise. [more…]

Turn Color Up or Down with the Photoshop Elements 11 Sponge Tool

The Sponge tool in Photoshop Elements 11 soaks up or squeezes out color. It can reduce the richness or intensity (or saturation) of a color in applied areas. It can also perform the reverse, giving a specific [more…]

How to Smooth with the Photoshop Elements 11 Smudge Tool

The Smudge tool in Photoshop Elements 11 performs a kind of warping effect by pushing your pixels around as if they consisted of wet paint, using the color that’s under the cursor when you start to stroke [more…]

Soften with the Photoshop Elements 11 Blur Tool

The Blur tool in Photoshop Elements 11 can repair an image, or you can use it for more creative tasks. Adding a little blur here and there can save an image with a few defects. Blurring can also be used [more…]

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