Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Retouching blemishes, part of Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 10.
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When you're working on a portrait,…whether it's a professional portrait, or a picture of a friend, you can try to…make the skin look better by removing any unwanted blemishes.…To do that, I'll use the Healing Brush tools here in the Full Photo Edit workspace.…When I'm retouching, I like to be zoomed into 100%.…So I'll get the Zoom tool, I'll go up to the options bar, and I'll click the 1:1 button there.…Here I see a couple of blemishes I'd like to remove,…so I'll go to the toolbar, and I'll click on the tool that looks like a band-aid.…From the flyout menu, I'm going to start with the Spot Healing Brush tool.…
Then I'll move into the image and I'll find a spot that I want to remove, say…this dark area right here.…I'll make the brush tip just big enough to cover that spot.…I'll do that by using the bracket keys on the keyboard, which are located just to…the right of the P key.…Each time I press the right bracket key, the brush tip gets bigger; each time I…press the left bracket key, it gets smaller.…
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