Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding selections, part of Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 10.
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A selection isolates part of an image so that you can modify just that area.…You could move, or delete, or fill, or paint, or filter, or add an adjustment to just…a selected area without affecting the rest of the image. And that's really…important for photographers, because you'll often have part of an image that…just needs a little tweak, and you don't want to affect the rest of your photo.…There are lots of different selection methods.…The trick is choosing the best method for a particular selection.…There are Geometric Selection tools here.…If I click on the Rectangular Marquee tool, I can make rectangular or square selections.…
The Elliptical Marquee tool is for making oval or circular selections.…I'll get the Rectangular Marquee tool, and just to show you what it does, I'll…click and drag in the image;…it makes a rectangular selection that's defined by these moving lines,…called marching ants.…Now if I were to do something to the image, like press the Delete or…Backspace key on my keyboard, only the area inside that selection boundary would be affected.…
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