Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop Elements

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Set Organizer Preferences in Photoshop Elements 10

The Organizer Preferences dialog box allows you to toggle through a number of panes in the same way the Edit Preferences dialog box does. Here’s a quick overview of what you’ll find in the Organizer Preferences [more…]

Customize Presets in Photoshop Elements 10

Part of the fun of image editing is choosing brush tips, swatch colors, gradient colors, and patterns to create the look you want. To get you started, Elements provides you with a number of preset libraries [more…]

Color Channels in Photoshop Elements 10

Your first level of understanding color 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. Forget about what you [more…]

Bit Depth and Photoshop Elements 10

An important item to understand about color channels is bit depth. A bit holds one of two values; one value is for black, the other for white. The common bit depth of images displayed on your computer [more…]

Type Tools in Photoshop Elements 10

Photoshop Elements now has seven type tools. The horizontal and vertical type tools are identical in their attributes. The two tools for entering vertically oriented type are really designed for the Asian [more…]

Photoshop Elements 10 Text Modes and Formats

You can enter text in Photoshop Elements 10 in three different modes and display and print type in two different formats. The three text modes are point type, paragraph type, and path type. Both the Type [more…]

Create Point Type in Photoshop Elements 10

The majority of your type entry within Photoshop Elements 10 will most likely be in point type mode. Point type is useful for short chunks of text, such as headlines, labels, logos, and headings for web [more…]

Create Paragraph Type in Photoshop Elements 10

If you have larger chunks of text, it’s usually more practical to enter the text in Photoshop Elements 10 as paragraph type. Entering paragraph type is similar to entering text in a word-processing or [more…]

Screen Savers in Photoshop Elements

If you have two or more photos you want to use, you can create a screen saver in Windows or OS X. Follow these steps in Windows 7: [more…]

Flyers, Ads, and Online Auction Projects in Photoshop Elements

Whether you’re selling puppies or advertising an open house, adding a photo to an ad or flyer really helps to drive home your message. Here are the abbreviated steps to quickly create an ad or a flyer: [more…]

7 Fun Things to Do with Photoshop Elements

Even though Elements already gives you a wide array of creations to make — from photo books to greeting cards to CD covers — you can easily do even more with the program. Here, find ideas for using your [more…]

Plan a Photoshop Elements Creation

When you choose a sharing activity in Photoshop Elements for your photos, and ultimately begin work on a creation, you need to ask a few questions: [more…]

How to Add Files from Folders and Removable Media to Photoshop Elements 12

To edit photos in Photoshop Elements, you need to import them into the Photoshop Elements Organizer. Most people have photos on their computer’s hard drive, as well as on removable media, such as CDs or [more…]

How to Download Images from Your Camera with the Elements Downloader

To edit photos in Photoshop Elements, you need to download your images from your camera to your computer’s hard drive and then import photos you want to edit into the Photoshop Elements Organizer. [more…]

How to Import Additional Photos from Folders to Photoshop Elements 12

To edit photos in Photoshop Elements, you need to import them into the Photoshop Elements Organizer. Suppose you have your folders organized and photos copied to various folders. You take some more pictures [more…]

Add People in the Media Browser in Photoshop Elements 12

The Photoshop Elements 12 face-recognition feature enables you to tag people in your photos. For most people, the most enjoyable pictures are those of family and friends. You may take photos of landscapes [more…]

Scan Images for Use in Photoshop Elements 12

You can’t do much in Photoshop Elements until you bring in some pictures to work on. Sometimes that involves scanning images.

Scanners connect through the same ports as cameras and card readers. [more…]

How to Use Scanner Plug-Ins with Photoshop Elements 12 (Windows)

You can’t do much in Photoshop Elements until you bring in some pictures to work on. Sometimes that involves scanning images. Generally, when you install your scanner software, a standalone application [more…]

How to Import Images from Your Phone to Photoshop Elements 12

You can acquire images from cellphones, iPhones, iPods, iPads, and a variety of different handheld devices for use in Photoshop Elements. As a matter of fact, you can do quite a bit with uploading, downloading [more…]

How to Create Images from Scratch in Photoshop Elements 12

You may want to start from scratch by creating a new document in Photoshop Elements. New, blank pages have a number of uses. You can mix and merge images in a new document, create a canvas where you can [more…]

How to Use Guided Mode in Photoshop Elements 12

Guided mode is a marvelous editing feature in Photoshop Elements. You access Guided mode by clicking the Guided tab. Guided mode, as the name implies, is a guided process for performing various editing [more…]

How to Undo Edits Made in Photoshop Elements 12

Just as Photoshop Elements gives you many options for editing your images, it also gives you many options to undo your work if you decide you don’t like the changes that you made. [more…]

Tips for Saving Files with Purpose in Photoshop Elements 12

You can save Photoshop Elements files in a variety of formats. Some format types require you to convert a color mode before you can use the format. Therefore, a relationship exists between file formats [more…]

Save Files for the Web in Photoshop Elements 12

When you want to prepare photos in Photoshop Elements for web browsers and for onscreen viewing such as interactive PDF files, you can optimize the images for the web by choosing File→Save for Web. After [more…]

10 Tips for Composing Better Photos for Elements

You can learn to take photographs that are interesting and well composed, even before you edit them in Photoshop Elements. Some of these tips overlap and contain common concepts, but they’re all free; [more…]

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