Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop Elements

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How to Start and Exit Photoshop Elements 9

Photoshop Elements provides several methods for starting and exiting the program. You can open Photoshop Elements by using the Start menu or a desktop shortcut. When you want to exit the program, you can [more…]

Exploring the Photoshop Elements 9 Workspace

The Photoshop Elements workspace in Edit mode shows you some of the power that Elements offers with just a click of your mouse button. When it comes to editing a photograph, you find quite a collection [more…]

How to Navigate the Edit Full Mode in Photoshop Elements 9

Edit Full mode in Photoshop Elements offers bundles of tools that you can use to edit your images, from correction tools for fixing color and clarity to filters, layers, and more for changing existing [more…]

Looking at the Photoshop Elements 9 Menus

The menus in Photoshop Elements are logically constructed and identified to provide commands for working with your pictures. The menus include many commands that you don’t find supported in tools and on [more…]

Using the Photoshop Elements 9 Tools Panel

Photoshop Elements provides a good number of panels for different purposes. The one that you’ll use most often is the Tools panel. You typically first click a tool on the Tools panel and then use another [more…]

How to Work with Settings Panels in Photoshop Elements 9

Photoshop Elements provides a multitude 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. [more…]

How to Change Workspace Views in Photoshop Elements 9

In addition to Edit Full mode, Photoshop Elements offers you other workspace views, tailored to the kinds of tasks people typically want to perform when editing photos. [more…]

Working with the Photoshop Elements 9 Project Bin

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

How to Use the Undo History Panel in Photoshop Elements 9

In Photoshop Elements, your options to undo your work provide you much more than reverting to the last view (as Undo typically works in other applications). The Undo command has been one of the most frequently [more…]

Getting Help in Photoshop Elements 9

Rather than accumulate a library of Photoshop Elements books as help resources, you can look within Elements 9 to find valuable help information quickly and easily. If you’re stuck on understanding a feature [more…]

How to Specify Editing Preferences in Photoshop Elements 9

Editing Preferences are settings that provide a means to customize your work in Photoshop Elements and to fine-tune the program according to your personal work habits. [more…]

How to Control Organizer Preferences in Photoshop Elements 9

Photoshop Elements provides Organizer preferences that enable you to specify different organization settings as you work in Elements. When you’re setting the Organizer preferences, you’re setting preferences [more…]

How to Customize Presets in Photoshop Elements 9

Photoshop Elements provides you with a number of preset libraries that you can load and use when editing images. You can load a Brushes library to acquire different brush tips you use with the Brush tool [more…]

Working with Color in Photoshop Elements 9

When working with color images in Photoshop Elements, you should have an understanding of some fundamental color principles. This will help to make your work in Elements easier when you’re editing color [more…]

How to Convert 8-Bit Images to 16-Bit Images in Photoshop Elements 9

In Photoshop Elements, you can convert 8-bit images to 16-bit images if you don’t have a digital camera capable of capturing 16-bit images. You can convert any image taken in 8-bit mode with a digital [more…]

How to Set Up the Color Management System in Photoshop Elements 9

In Photoshop Elements, when it comes to color, the challenge isn’t understanding color theory or definitions, but matching the RGB color on your computer monitor as closely as possible to your output. [more…]

Understanding Image Resolution in Photoshop Elements 9

The number of pixels in an image determines its image resolution. When you open a picture in Photoshop Elements, you’re looking at a huge mass of pixels. These pixels are tiny, colored squares, and the [more…]

How to Convert Images to Bitmap Mode in Photoshop Elements 9

Photoshop Elements enables you to convert images to bitmap mode, commonly used in printing line art, such as black-and-white logos, illustrations, or black-and-white effects that you create from your RGB [more…]

How to Convert Images to Grayscale Mode in Photoshop Elements 9

In Photoshop Elements, you can convert an RGB image to grayscale, making it look like a black-and-white photo. Grayscale images have black and white pixels and any one of 256 levels of gray. You don’t [more…]

Using the Save As Dialog Box in Photoshop Elements 9

Photoshop Elements files can be saved in a variety of different formats using the Save As dialog box. Some format types require you to convert a color mode before the format can be used. Therefore, a relationship [more…]

Working with File Formats in Photoshop Elements 9

When you save files in Photoshop Elements, you need to pick a file format in the Format drop-down menu found in the Save As dialog box.

When you choose from the different format options, keep the following [more…]

How to Change Image Size and Resolution in Photoshop Elements 9

You can change an image’s size and resolution in Photoshop Elements. In some cases, images are too large, and you need to reduce their resolution and physical size. In other cases, you might need a higher [more…]

Organize Photos and Media with Photoshop Elements 10

Several years ago, photos for the average user took up less space on hard drives and fewer images needed organizing. Photos and media, over the past decade, have become the primary data source on the average [more…]

Copy Files to Folders in the Photoshop Elements 10 Organizer

After files are copied to folders, you can easily get the photos into the Organizer Media Browser. To add files to the Organizer, choose File→Get Photos and Videos→From Files and Folders, or press Ctrl+Shift+G [more…]

Use the Photoshop Elements 10 Downloader

When you insert a media card from a camera or attach a camera to your computer via a USB port, you see an Autoplay Wizard on Windows or a dialog box for importing photos into iPhoto on the Macintosh. Cancel [more…]

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