Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Touring the interface, part of Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 02 Editing and Retouching Photos .
Let's take an introductory look at the interface of the Expert edit workspace,…which has seen some significant changes in Elements 11.…Familiarizing yourself with the major interface elements will help you to get…more proficient using this workspace.…I've launched my editor from Elements welcome screen and I clicked the Expert…button at the top of the editor to enter Expert edit mode.…Then I used the File > Open command from the menu bar at the top of the screen to…open several photos.…This menu bar is typical of the menu bar that you've seen in lots of computer programs.…
Each menu contains lots of commands that you'll use as you work on images of…your own and during this course.…Some commands have shortcuts that come in handy to speed things up as you become…more proficient in the program.…To remind yourself of the shortcut for a particular command, take a look to the…right at the commands in one of these menus and you'll see that many of that…commands do have shortcuts.…Like Ctrl+O (PC)--that's Command+O on a Mac--to open a document; or Ctrl+S (PC), or…
- 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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