Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Improving a photo with adjustment layers, part of Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 10.
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When you want to make corrections to color or lighting in a photo here in the…Full Photo Edit workspace, you can do that either with a direct adjustment or…with an adjustment layer.…I prefer to use adjustment layers, because they're nondestructive of the original…photo, they remain editable, and you can target your adjustment to just part of a…photo when you apply an adjustment layer.…But if you're in a hurry, you might want use a direct adjustment, so let me show…you where those are located.…Those are up here under the Enhance menu.…There are some Auto adjustments here, and then in this section, there are some…adjustments over which you get some controls.…
But I like to use adjustment layers, for the reasons that I mentioned before.…So let me show you how to add an adjustment layer.…Over in the column on the right, I've closed some of the panels to make more…room for my Layers panel and my Adjustments panel.…If your Layers and Adjustment panels aren't showing, go up to the Window menu at…the top of the screen, and choose them from here.…
Next, Jan addresses Elements’ Quick Photo Edit and Guided Photo Edit workspaces, which streamline and simplify many common photo-editing tasks. She then introduces the basics of editing in the Full Photo Edit workspace, which provides tools for selecting portions of images, retouching, compositing images, adding text, and more.
The course wraps up with an overview of Elements 10's sharing features, including creating greeting cards, printing and emailing photos, and sharing photos on Facebook.
- Importing photos
- Keyword tagging
- Arranging photos in albums
- Finding similar photos
- Processing photos in Quick Edit
- Simulating depth of field with Guided Edit
- Retouching blemishes
- Adding text to a selection
- Correcting lighting and color
- Making photo creations
- Sharing photos via email
- Printing photos