Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Arranging the panels, part of Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 02 Editing and Retouching Photos .
Another important part of the Expert edit workspace are the panels.…Right now I have my Layers panel open over here in a column on the right that's…known as the Panel Bin.…If your workspace doesn't look like mine, go to into the taskbar at the bottom…of your screen and click the Layers button there.…And that will open the Layers panel as a fixed panel, or a panel that's snapped…into the Panel Bin on the right.…Adobe has taken the panels at things you will use the most and given you buttons…with which to quickly access them down here in the taskbar.…So if I want to see the Effects panel instead of the Layers panel, I'll just…click the Effects button here.…
And that will replace the Layers panel in the Panel Bin.…The same is true of the Graphics panel and the Favorites panel.…When I'm editing and retouching photos, I most often use the Layers panel.…So I'm going to go back and click the Layers panel button here.…There are more panels than just these four and there are a couple of ways to…access those other panels.…
- 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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