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Photoshop Elements 7 is packed with features to help amateur photographers with every stage of digital photo processing, from getting organized to sharing projects with family and friends. In Photoshop Elements 7 for Windows Essential Training, Jan Kabili shares workflow techniques for organizing, editing, creating projects, and sharing. She also demonstrates how to enhance photos with this budget-friendly software. Jan explains the latest updates to the Organizer and Editor workspaces, and also covers new features like the Smart Brush tool and Photoshop.com integration. Elements is very well known for its project features, and Jan shows how to create books, collages, panoramas, and more. Example files accompany the course.
There is another new tool in the new Touch Up palette here in the Task pane of the Quick Fix workspace that is the Blue Skies tool. The Blue Skies tool will help you take dull skies in your photos and give them a lift, let's see how it works, all I'm going to do is select the Blue Sky tool come into the photo and start to drag the brush, immediately a selection is made and the selection is filled with an adjustment that makes that dull blue sky pop. The only thing I have left to do is come in and clean up the edge of the selection. We have included the hands and we have failed to include this bit right in here between the arms.
I just come up to the Options bar for the Blue Skies tool, I'll click the minus sign and I come over to the hand and paint away that erroneous selection. I'll make my brush a little smaller to get that finger and there is a little bit more here to subtract from the selection the edge of the porch. So I'm going to make the brush a little bit bigger for that and just click on it. Now I want to add in this bit between the arms to the selection so that, that also becomes blue, I'll go up to the plus icon in the Options bar, select it come back down to the arms and just click and drag and it is done.
So that is how quick it is to use the new Blue Skies tool to give your dull sky a new life.
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