Correcting Photos in Adobe Photoshop Elements

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The Photoshop Elements 11 Sharpen Tool

In theory, the Sharpen tool in Photoshop Elements 11 is nothing more than the Blur tool in reverse — instead of decreasing contrast among pixels, the Sharpen tool increases the contrast. In practice, however [more…]

How to Zero In with the Photoshop Elements 11 Spot Healing Brush

The Spot Healing Brush in Photoshop Elements 11 is designed for smaller blemishes and little imperfections, with the exception of the Content Aware option. The Spot Healing Brush doesn’t require you to [more…]

How to Use Photomerge Style Match in Photoshop Elements 11

You can match, or apply, the “style” of one image onto another image with the Photomerge Style Match feature in Photoshop Elements 11. It’s hard to describe in words exactly what Adobe defines as style [more…]

How to Use the Photoshop Elements 11 Histogram Panel

You need to get inside your image and look at its guts with the Photoshop Elements 11 Histogram panel — and keep it onscreen so that you can see its constant feedback on your image adjustments. One of [more…]

How to Adjust Lighting in Photoshop Elements 11

Photoshop Elements 11 has several simple, manual tools you can use to fix lighting if the Auto tools don’t cut the mustard. The manual tools offer more control for adjusting overall contrast, as well as [more…]

Ten Ways to Adjust Color in Photoshop Elements 11

You can usually do a decent job of correcting your image's color with one of the many Photoshop Elements 11 adjustments. Occasionally, you may want to change the color of your image to create a certain [more…]

Five Ways to Adjust Clarity in Photoshop Elements 11

Sometimes, improving the contrast and color and getting rid of flaws can reduce the clarity and sharpness of an image in Photoshop Elements 11. So you want to be sure that your image is as soft as it’s [more…]

How to Use the Photoshop Elements 11 Smart Brush Tool

The Smart Brush tool in Photoshop Elements 11 allows you to paint a variety of image adjustments on all or just a portion of your image. The action of the tool is similar to that of the Selection Brush [more…]

The Photoshop Elements 11 Detail Smart Brush

The Detail Smart Brush tool in Photoshop Elements 11 also enables you to paint various image adjustments on all or part of your image. The action of the tool is similar to the regular Brush tool, enabling [more…]

Stitch Scenes with the Photoshop Elements 11 Photomerge Panorama Command

The Photomerge Panorama command in Photoshop Elements 11 enables you to combine multiple images into a single panoramic image. You can take several overlapping photos, from skylines to mountain ranges, [more…]

How to Create a Photomerge Group Shot in Photoshop Elements 11

Getting a group of people to smile, not blink or fidget, and look in the same direction is about as easy as herding cats. With Photoshop Elements 11, you no longer have to worry about snapping the perfect [more…]

How to Use Photomerge Faces in Photoshop Elements 11

Photomerge Faces in Photoshop Elements 11 enables you to create the perfect portrait by compositing several less-than-perfect shots of a person. For example, you can get the smile from one shot, the eyes [more…]

Create a Photomerge Scene Cleaner Composite in Photoshop Elements 11

Photoshop Elements 11's Photomerge Scene Cleaner sounds like a covert job with the CIA where you spend your days mopping up evidence at crime scenes, but it isn’t quite that intriguing. This Photomerge [more…]

Fix Lighting with Photomerge Exposure in Photoshop Elements 11

With Photomerge Exposure in Photoshop Elements 11, you can take photos with two different exposure settings and let the command blend them together for the perfect shot. [more…]

How to Get Photoshop Elements Help in Guided Mode

The Guided panel in Photoshop Elements 11 provides you easy control over important editing tasks that you perform routinely when working on images. Click the Guided button at the top of the Photo Editor [more…]

How to Sharpen a Photo in Photoshop Elements 11

An important edit listed under Touchups in Photoshop Elements 11 is Sharpen Photo. This is another edit you’ll make frequently when working on your photos in Elements. To get a feel for using the Sharpen [more…]

How to Enhance Photoshop Elements Images with Photo Effects

Photo effects in Photoshop Elements 11 work like applying filters; whereas the Filter Gallery dialog box provides you with many options to apply a filter, the Guided panel offers you filter effects and [more…]

Adjust Contrast and Color with Photoshop Elements Levels Adjustment

The Levels adjustment in Photoshop Elements 11 is one of the most effective commands in correcting the contrast of an image. You often use Levels on adjustment layers. Creating an adjustment layer and [more…]

Edit a Photo with Adobe Revel

Photoshop Elements allows you to share files on social networks such as Adobe Revel and Facebook. To edit a photo using Adobe Revel on a Mac or iOS device, do the following: [more…]

How to Resample Images in Photoshop Elements 12

Sometimes when you are working with images in Photoshop Elements, the images are too large, and you need to reduce their resolution and physical size. In other cases, you might need a higher resolution [more…]

How to Convert to Bitmap Mode in Photoshop Elements 12

Sometimes you may want to convert an image to bitmap mode in Photoshop Elements. Bitmap mode is most commonly used in printing line art, such as black-and-white logos, illustrations, or black-and-white [more…]

Convert Images to Grayscale Mode in Photoshop Elements 12

Grayscale images have black-and-white pixels and any one of an additional 254 levels of gray. By converting an RGB image to grayscale in Photoshop Elements 12, you can make it look like a black-and-white [more…]

Convert Images to Indexed Color Mode in Photoshop Elements 12

Indexed Color in Photoshop Elements is a mode you use occasionally with web graphics saved in GIF or PNG-8 format. When saving indexed color images, sometimes you can create smaller file sizes than RGB [more…]

5 Drawing and Painting Tools in Photoshop Elements 12

Drawing and painting tools in Photoshop Elements 12 provide you with a huge number of options for adding illustrations, paintings, and effects and modifying brightness and contrast in photos. Don’t think [more…]

Cloning and Healing Tools in Photoshop Elements 12

The cloning and healing tools in Photoshop Elements 12 are used for effects and when you need to clean up images. Cloninginvolves duplicating an image area to construct image content that wasn’t in the [more…]

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