Features You Find in Photoshop Elements 6.0 Edit Mode - dummies

Features You Find in Photoshop Elements 6.0 Edit Mode

By Doug Sahlin

Part of Digital Photography Workbook For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Once you’ve taken a digital photo and downloaded it to your computer, you can edit your photo to pixel perfection using Photoshop Elements 6.0. Take a look at some of the features of Photoshop to help you get started:


  • Toolbox: You can access all tools when working in Full Edit mode. A tool with a black triangle in the lower right corner has additional tools nested with the currently displayed tool. Click the triangle to reveal a flyout displaying all nested tools.

  • Tool keyboard shortcuts: Pause your cursor over a tool to reveal its keyboard shortcut.

  • menu bar: Contains menu groups that are organized by topic. Click a menu group name to reveal commands in that group.

  • Options bar: Displays available options for the selected tool.

  • Project Bin: Displays thumbnails of all images open in the editor.

  • Layers palette: Shows thumbnails of all layers used in the current image. You can modify the effect a layer has on underlying layers by changing its blend mode and opacity.

  • Effects palette: Shows thumbnails of effects you can use to modify images. Effects can be used to make images look like paintings, pencil sketches, and more. There are also effects you can add to text and much more.