Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding layers, part of Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 10.
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One of the big advantages of working in the Full Photo Edit workspace, over the…other editing workspaces, is that here you can take advantage of layers.…The beauty of layers is that layers allow you to treat different pieces of…artwork as independent images.…So if you have a separate graphic or part of a photo on its own layer, you can…paint on that layer, you can filter that layer, you can add an effect to that…layer, you can move that layer, all without having any impact at all on the rest of the image.…Control central for layers is over here in the Layers panel.…
If your Layers panel isn't showing, then go up to the Window menu and choose Layers.…Each bar in the Layers panel represents a separate layer.…To see what's on each layer in this file, I'm going to make one layer at a time visible.…I'll start with the layer on the bottom, the Background layer, holding down the…Alt key -- that's the Option key on a Mac -- as I click on the eye icon to the left…of the Background layer.…So now I've turned off the eye icons on the other two layers, and what you see in…
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