Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring auto adjustments, part of Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 02 Editing and Retouching Photos .
The biggest difference between the Expert Edit Mode and the other editing modes…in Elements is that in Expert Edit Mode you get to control the corrections that…you make to an image.…But sometimes even when you're in Expert Edit Mode you may be in a hurry or you…may be working with a snapshot that doesn't have to be just perfect, and in that…case you may prefer to use some of the auto correction controls.…To show you those I've made six copies of the same photo and put each copy on a…separate layer here in this image.…I'll start with the top layer selected, and I'm going to apply Auto Levels to this layer.…
Auto Levels is a command that's located under the Enhance menu right here.…I'll apply this command by clicking on it in this menu, and that's all there is to it.…Now what is it that Auto Levels does?…You remember from an earlier movie about Levels Adjustment layers that one of…the things that a Levels Adjustment will do is adjust the contrast in an image…and that's what's happened here.…Auto Levels has taken the darkest pixels in the image and pushed those to black,…
- 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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