Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with selections, part of Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 11.
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Making a selection in a photograph allows you to edit part of a photograph…without affecting the rest of the photograph.…Let's open a couple of images into the Expert Edit workspace to take a look at…the Selection tools there and some of the things that you can do with them.…I'll select both of these and click the Editor button at the bottom of the…Organizer and here in the Expert Edit workspace I'll go over to the toolbar…where the Selection tools appear in the second section of the toolbar.…There are three groups of Selection tools here, let's start with the geometric group.…I'll select the Rectangular Marquee tool and in the image I'll click and drag…and that creates a selection in the shape of a rectangle.…
The moving dashed lines are known as marching ants, those represent the…boundary of the selection.…Now whatever I do to the image will occur only inside of these marching ants.…That could be anything from filtering to painting, to filling with color,…to copying or moving.…So for example, if I get the Move tool in the toolbar and I click and drag, only…
The course begins with a look at how to import your photos into Elements, and then dives right into editing photos with the Photo Fix, Quick Edit, and Guided Edit workspaces. Jan also introduces the Expert Edit workspace, which provides tools for making selections, retouching, compositing, adding text, and more. Finally, the course reviews the Elements 11 sharing features, including crafting photo creations like greeting cards, emailing photos, and sharing photos on Facebook.
- What is Elements?
- Working with catalogs
- Importing photos from your computer, camera, or iPhoto
- Applying one-click photo adjustments in the Organizer
- Using Quick Edit and Guided Edit in the Editor
- Retouching with the Healing Brush tools
- Correcting skin tones
- Editing automatically with actions
- Organizing photos by people, places, or events
- Sharing photos by email and on Facebook