Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Adjusting lighting, part of Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 11.
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If you have a photo that's too dark or too light or looks flat or needs less…contrast or needs the lighting to be evened out, you can sometimes fix those…lighting problems in Quick Edit, using the Exposure and Levels Adjustments.…I'm going to open a couple of images with lighting problems here in the…Organizer, and then I'll click the Editor button to open them into the Editor.…I'm in the Quick Fix workspace.…Down here in the Photo Bin, I'm going to double-click this image on the right.…If your Photo Bin isn't showing, you can open it by clicking the Photo Bin…icon in the taskbar.…
Now, here's an image with uneven lighting, I'd like to open up the dark areas…without blowing out the highlights, so that there is detail in both the shadows…and the highlight areas.…For that I'll go to the Levels controls, clicking the arrow to the right of…Levels in the Quick Edit workspace.…In Levels, I can adjust the dark areas, the Shadows;…the light areas, the Highlights;…and the Midtones separately.…I'll start with the Shadows, clicking on the Shadows tab, and that gives me a…
The course begins with a look at how to import your photos into Elements, and then dives right into editing photos with the Photo Fix, Quick Edit, and Guided Edit workspaces. Jan also introduces the Expert Edit workspace, which provides tools for making selections, retouching, compositing, adding text, and more. Finally, the course reviews the Elements 11 sharing features, including crafting photo creations like greeting cards, emailing photos, and sharing photos on Facebook.
- What is Elements?
- Working with catalogs
- Importing photos from your computer, camera, or iPhoto
- Applying one-click photo adjustments in the Organizer
- Using Quick Edit and Guided Edit in the Editor
- Retouching with the Healing Brush tools
- Correcting skin tones
- Editing automatically with actions
- Organizing photos by people, places, or events
- Sharing photos by email and on Facebook