Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Depth of Field Guided Edit option, part of Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 10.
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Photoshop Elements 10 contains a couple of new guided edit techniques that…are pretty exciting.…The one that I think is most useful is the Depth Of Field guided edit that you…can use to simulate a shallow depth of field in your photos…either to blur out a distracting background, or to focus the viewer's attention…on the part of a photo that you think is most important.…To show you the Depth Of Field guided edit, I am going to open both these photos…into the Guided Photo Edit workspace.…I'll select them both, and then I'll click the arrow to the right of the Fix tab…and choose Guided Photo Edit.…
I'd like to start with the photo on the left in the Project Bin, so I'll…double-click that, and then I'll move over to the list of guided edits in the…column on the right.…I'll find the Depth Of Field guided edit under the Lens Effects category.…I'll select Depth Of Field, and the first instruction I see in this technique…is to choose a method;…either the Simple method, or the Custom method.…I'll start with the Simple method, and then I'll scroll up to the top of the…
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