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Photoshop Elements 12 For Dummies Extras

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Photoshop Elements 12 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

As you edit images in Photoshop Elements 12, you need to know your way around the Editor workspace and the Tools panel — especially the selection tools. Check out the visual reference to the Photo Editor [more…]

What's New in Photoshop Elements 12

Photoshop Elements is in its 12th version. With each new software upgrade, users expect to be wowed with new wonderful features, and Elements 12 doesn’t disappoint. This version offers some new tools and [more…]

Easy Tips for First-Time Photo Editors

If you’re new to editing photos or this is your first time using Photoshop Elements 12, the basic tasks you do the most often are adding photos to the Elements Organizer, editing a photo in the Photo Editor [more…]

How to Organize Your Photos with Photoshop Elements 12

Before you begin anything in Photoshop Elements 12, your first job is to organize photos on your hard drive. Organizing the photos in folders helps you manage them efficiently. [more…]

How to Create an Album in the Photo Editor

Photoshop Elements 12 allows you to organize your photos in an album. After your photos are organized into albums, you can quickly sort through large collections of photos. [more…]

Dynamically Update Saved Searches

In earlier versions of Photoshop Elements, Smart Albums dynamically updated the contents of an album as you tagged photos. In Elements 12, you don’t have Smart Albums; however, you do have opportunities [more…]

How to Find and Load Photoshop Elements 12 Actions

Hundreds of Actions are hosted on websites created by Photoshop and Photoshop Elements users. You can download free Actions sets and install them in Photoshop Elements. [more…]

Save Photos in Photoshop Elements 12 for Online Display

When you prepare photos for web browsers and for onscreen viewing files, you should optimize the images from within Photoshop Elements 12. [more…]

Adjust Brightness and Contrast with the Smart Brush Tool

The Smart Brush tool in Photoshop Elements 12 enables you to selectively apply an image adjustment or special effects that appear on all or part of your image. [more…]

Create an Out-of-Bounds Effect in Guided Edit Mode

With the Out of Bounds Guided edit, you can make a subject pop out of the photo. You replace part of the original photo with a solid color or gradient, which gives the effect of a subject popping out of [more…]

Create a Photo Calendar in Photoshop Elements 12

Photo calendars are easy projects you can make in Photoshop Elements 12. You can create a calendar reflecting events, people, occasions, or family, and then you can send the calendar as a PDF file to others [more…]

Create a Custom Photo Calendar in Photoshop Elements 12

When using the Create panel to create photo calendars, you’re limited to the templates Photoshop Elements provides you. If you want a calendar with a year-at-a-glance or multiple months on different pages [more…]

How to Select Hair in Photoshop Elements 12

When you have a portrait photo and want to change the background or paste the person’s image into another photo, selecting a subject’s hair can be a challenge. When you shoot photos of people, especially [more…]

Create a High-Key Photo in Photoshop Elements 12

Sometimes you shoot a picture that shows a great subject but also has many distracting elements or objects surrounding the subject. The result is a mediocre photo. Photoshop Elements has many tools and [more…]

Correct Photos with Uneven Lighting in Photoshop Elements 12

A common problem you face as a photographer is overcoming problems with uneven lighting in the foregrounds and backgrounds. Whether you shoot a photo indoors or outdoors, you often find strong backlighting [more…]

Color Correct Skin Tones in Photoshop Elements 12

When it comes to color correction, the most important thing to know how to do in Photoshop Elements 12 is how to make color corrections for skin tones. You can have photos of buildings, foliage, and inanimate [more…]

Work with Negatives and Slides in Photoshop Elements 12

If you were shooting pictures in the days before digital cameras, you may have a number of slides and negatives that you want to edit in Photoshop Elements 12. Follow these three broad steps: [more…]

Create a 3D Sphere in Photoshop Elements 12

Adobe Photoshop CS6 includes a number of tools that enable you to create 3D graphics and tools for animating 3D elements. Unfortunately, Photoshop Elements 12 doesn’t have the same compliment of tools; [more…]

Scan Photos into Photoshop Elements 12 Using a TWAIN Plug-In

In the Windows Organizer, you can scan photos by choosing File→Get Photos and Videos→From Scanner. In most cases, your scanner is automatically recognized by the Windows Organizer. However, on the Mac [more…]

Create Custom Page Sizes

If you find yourself routinely creating new blank pages in Photoshop Elements 12 where the size is not an option in the New dialog box Size drop-down menu, you can create your own custom page sizes and [more…]

Step-by-Step Workflow in Photoshop Elements 12 to Correct and Enhance Your Image

Sometimes when you’re in the throes of trying to fix your images and get them out the door, you tend to dive into your arsenal of editing tools willy nilly. But if you can take a few moments to employ [more…]

Most Useful Photoshop Elements 12 Blend Modes

With a whopping 27 blend modes, Photoshop Elements 12 provides a lot of ways for your layers to interact with one another. And while it may be useful to know the mathematical calculations involved with [more…]

10 Ways to Add Creative Flair to Your Images in Photoshop Elements 12

Want your photos to stand out? Here's a short list of easy ways to add a little creative interest to your images in Photoshop Elements 12: [more…]

Create Sepia Tones in Photoshop Elements 12

A sepia tone is a reddish brown monochrome tint. The effect renders your photo with a warm antique feeling. Photoshop Elements 12 offers several methods that you can use to create a sepia tone. Some methods [more…]

Using the Camera Raw Converter in Photoshop Elements 12

Camera Raw images enable you to post-process your pictures. When you take a digital picture in Camera Raw format, the camera's sensor records as much information as it can. When you open a Camera Raw file [more…]

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