Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop Elements

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Media Browser in Photoshop Elements 10

When you add photos to the Organizer in Photoshop Elements 10, the photos and any additional media appear as thumbnails in the central portion of the Organizer window. This area is called the Media Browser [more…]

View Images by Folder Location in Photoshop Elements 10

The folders you create on your hard drive can be viewed in the Organizer. To change the default view, which is called Thumbnail view, click the down-pointing arrow, labeled Display, in the top-right corner [more…]

How to Launch Adobe Photoshop Elements 10

There are two separate components to Photoshop Elements 10: the Organizer and the Full Photo Edit mode. The Organizer is where you manage photos, and the Full Photo Edit mode is where you correct photos [more…]

Image Requirements for Using a Scanner with Photoshop Elements 10

All scanning software provides you with options for determining resolution and color mode before you start a new scan. You should decide what output you intend to use and scan originals at target resolutions [more…]

Use Scanner Plug-Ins with Photoshop Elements 10

When you install your scanner software, a standalone application and a plug-in are installed to control the scanning process. Plug-ins are designed to work inside other software programs, such as Photoshop [more…]

Scan Multiple Photos at Once with Photoshop Elements 10

If you have several photos to scan, you can lay them out on the scanner platen and perform a single scan to acquire all images in one pass. Arrange the photos to scan on the glass and set up all the options [more…]

Load Images from Handheld Devices to Photoshop Elements 10

You can acquire images from cell phones, iPhones, iPods, iPads, and a variety of different handheld devices. As a matter of fact, there’s quite a bit you can do with uploading, downloading, and preparing [more…]

Use iTunes to Upload Photoshop Elements 10 Photos

The best way to upload Photoshop Elements 10 creations, scans, and edited or modified photos to your iPhone or iPad is to use Apple's iTunes. [more…]

Options Bar in Photoshop Elements 10 Organizer

Above the image window and below the Shortcuts bar, you find the Options bar. The Options bar is ever-changing, offering different options when you select different tools on the Tools panel. When you click [more…]

View Multiple Documents in Photoshop Elements 10

To work on any image in one of the editors, you need to become familiar with moving around the Elements interface and bringing photos in view in the main image window. [more…]

Use Pan and Zoom in Photoshop Elements 10

When you zoom in on a document larger than the image window can accommodate, scroll bars provide a means for moving the image inside the window. Moving the image around a window is called [more…]

Get to Know the Photoshop Elements 10 Organizer Window

To begin using Photoshop Elements 10, you need an overall view of the Organizer and the various panels associated with it. Here is a glimpse of the Organizer workspace. [more…]

Pixels and Photoshop Elements 10 Images

Files you open in Elements are composed of millions of tiny, square pixels. Each pixel has one, and only one, color value. The arrangement of the pixels of different shades and colors creates an illusion [more…]

Save/Save As Dialog Box in Photoshop Elements 10

In most any program, the Save (or Save As) dialog box is a familiar place where you make choices about the file to be saved. With Save As, you can save a duplicate copy of your image, or save a modified [more…]

Menu Bar in Photoshop Elements 10

Elements supports drop-down menus, like just about every other program you launch. The menus are logically constructed and identified to provide commands for working with your pictures [more…]

Contextual Menus in Photoshop Elements 10

Contextual menus are common to many programs, and Photoshop Elements is no exception. They’re those little menus that appear when you right-click (Control-click on a Macintosh with a one-button mouse), [more…]

Tools Panel in Photoshop Elements 10

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

Panels Settings and Options Available in Photoshop Elements 10

Elements provides you with a bunch 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. Assume for a moment that you [more…]

Interface Options for Using Tools in Photoshop Elements 10

With all the settings you can use for any given tool, trying to find the option for the edit you want to make can become downright frustrating. To help simplify the process of using tools and selecting [more…]

The Project Bin in Photoshop Elements 10

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

Create New Images in Photoshop Elements 10

You can create new, blank documents by using one of several options. On the Welcome screen, which appears when you first launch Elements, click Edit to launch the Full Photo Edit mode. Choose File→New [more…]

Add Pages to an Existing Photoshop Elements 10 Project

Rather than create a new, blank file, you can add pages to an existing file in the form of a project. Just follow these steps: [more…]

Launch and Navigate Preferences in Photoshop Elements 10

Preferences, which you can access in Full Photo Edit mode, are all contained in a dialog box that’s organized into nine panes. By default, when you open the Preferences dialog box, you first see the General [more…]

Preferences Panes in Photoshop Elements 10

The settings in the Preferences dialog box are organized into different panes that reflect key categories of preferences. The following list briefly describes the types of settings you can adjust in each [more…]

Photoshop Elements 10 Organizer Preferences

The set of Preferences that appears when you open the Organizer and choose Edit→Preferences or press Ctrl+K (Adobe Elements 10 Organizer→Preferences or Command+K on the Macintosh) differs from the Preferences [more…]

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