Monthly Archives: November 2011

37. Help!

Photoshop is at best exciting and at its worst, daunting.  There is always Help.  Help is on the menu bar to the far right.  The Help menu that you get when you are in the Organizer has different options than … Continue reading

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36. Making a Photo Collage

OK – this is where they put the FUN in Photoshop Elements.  For this activity we will choose photos to put together on another page.  These pages are like making a digital scrapbook with the added option of printing the … Continue reading

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35. Render Black and White using layers And pull color back in

This approach to converting a picture to black and white results in an image very similar to the results given when using the process for Blog post #34.  The only advantage to this approach, and it’s a LARGE advantage: if … Continue reading

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34. Render a Color Image to Black/White with predetermined options AND pull out some color …

Below is only one way to render a color image to black and white.  There are some programmed settings in Photoshop Elements that make the transition as easy as a button – literally. You have selected an image and are … Continue reading

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33. Quick Selection Tool

Some people love this tool – I do not.  Here is all I know about a tool that I use infrequently.  The purpose is to select a portion of the image. The tool looks like a rod with a dashed … Continue reading

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32. Clone Tool

I understand that you, as the photographer, were busy capturing a moment, and now have a lovely expression on the subject only to notice the distracting sign just off the left shoulder.  Problem? No, not with the ever so wonderful … Continue reading

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31. Zoom Tool

Let’s get close up with the Zoom tool.  You will need this tool frequently.  It especially comes in handy when using the Clone tool.   There are many ways to zoom, here are a few: The tool on the tool … Continue reading

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