Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Adjusting lighting, part of Photoshop Elements 11 Essential Training: 2 Editing & Retouching Photos.
The controls in the second section of the Basic Panel are for adjusting the…tonal values in a photo.…I think these sliders are pretty intuitive, because for one thing, they are…all located in one place, and you can approach them in the order in which…they are presented here in the Basic Panel, and then you can just go back and…tweak any one of them.…Another thing that makes these sliders relatively easy to use is that each of…the major sliders affects a different portion of the tonal values as you see…them here in the histogram.…I'll tell you about each of those as we go through the sliders.…But first, I want to show you that there is an Auto button here.…
Now, I kind of think that clicking Auto defeats one of the big advantages of…using Camera Raw, which is that you get to process the photos the way that…you want them to look.…But, if you're in a hurry, or if you're looking for a starting place, you can try…clicking Auto, and you can see that that adjusted all of these sliders as…Elements guessed they should be.…
- Arranging the panels and interface
- Cropping and resizing photos
- Creating new layers
- Refining selections
- Hiding content with a layer mask
- Using adjustment layers
- Correcting color, lighting, and contrast
- Converting a color photo to black and white
- Creating a panorama from multiple photos
- Retouching blemishes and wrinkles
- Making adjustments in Camera Raw
Skill Level Beginner
1. Expert Edit Basics
2. Working with Layers
3. Using Selections and Masks
4. Correcting Photos
5. Using Photomerge
7. Processing in Camera Raw
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