There are many different ways that you can use to modify the properties of a digital image. Adobe Photoshop Elements has great options that can let you do advanced adjustments to your digital images. In this video, author Richard Harrington walks you through how to stylize a digital image in Photoshop Elements.
- Earlier, we discussed the importance of having a consistent visual style to your imagery. If you can't find images that have a consistent style, tools like Photoshop Elements make it possible to apply a digital style. Let me show you some of the filters and recipes that it has. I'll choose to open up two files. I'll choose File, Open, or press Control + O, and navigate to folder 5_5. In this case, I have two urban photos.
I'll click Open. Let's go to the Quick menu, and you'll see there's a category here called Effects. This presents you with a great series of different looks. If you click on a category, it'll give you several choices that you can quickly audition. This makes it simple to give things a consistent color tint, maybe a black-and-white look with a slight bluish cast.
That works well. And if you see here, there's lots of different choices, including true black and white, lithographs, and other styles that you can apply, giving the photo a particular look. If you find something that you like, you can easily apply this to other imagery. With a simple click, it applies as a single effect.
Now, you can easily save the file and go to another image. You'll notice, for example, that if you have multiple images available, you can quickly switch to them and then apply the look to another photo, and with one click, it's going to apply, giving you a wide range of quick effects. If you're looking for other options, you can also jump into the Expert editor, and in this case, you'll see the original photo beneath the stylized photo.
Using the opacity slider, you can mix the results of the two together to dial in the look that you want. Additionally, feel free to just work with the original image and under the Filter menu, you'll find a wide range of style filters that could be applied, allowing you to create different looks, sketch techniques, or brush strokes, giving you a wide range of recipes. Now, this was just a quick glimpse of what Photoshop Elements can do.
But if you find yourself working with a lot of photographic content and illustrations, the advanced tools inside of it will be quite useful to help you get professional results and to put you in control. Remember, you can find a lot more training available in the online library on how to use Photoshop Elements, and I encourage you to check that out. Now, let's move on and explore what the tools are that are built in to Microsoft's products.
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