Although Photoshop has a long track record, it isn’t the only Photoshop-compatible program available. PhotoShop Elements, a recent version of Photoshop, can be used to edit raster images, manipulate the color palette, retouch portraits, prepare color balance, merge documents, create color charts, and print multiple images. Most of the features from Elements are similar to Photoshop’s and many of the tools can be added to PhotoShop through plug-ins.
Photoshop is available as a standard install on new computers or as a bundled application with some laptops.
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## Mastering Quick Selection Tools
The tools in the Quick Selection toolbox enable you to quickly select an object from an image. The Quick Selection tools also have the ability to automatically merge or delete selected objects from an image.
## Enhancing and Filtering
Enhancing, which is the act of amplifying or compensating for flaws in an image, is one of the most powerful tools in Photoshop. The tools in the Enhance command group allow you to correct many common types of image flaws, including noise, incorrect exposure, and redeye, as well as to add highlights or adjust the contrast, adjust color, sharpen, and more.
## Adding Effects and Animations
In the latest versions of Photoshop, you have the ability to animate an object, give it a motion blur, add a virtual object to your image, or use the Animation tab to create virtual background and foreground animations. You also have the ability to create an image in motion by animating the background, with the foreground as a virtual object, or just have the foreground move between two distinct frames.
## Creating Composites
The Composite command group combines two or more elements into a single layer that has the properties of the layer on which it resides. With the Layer Composite command, you can combine any number of objects into a single layer and apply transformations to the composite object. You can manipulate the visibility of each element to combine them in many different ways.
## Creating Maps
The Draw and Transform tools in Photoshop provide ample options for creating maps. The Digital Asset Library (DAL) is a new option for creating maps that includes symbols and is easy to use. The Draw Map tool gives you the ability to create a new map layer for your imagery that has the same geometric properties and color palette as the imagery. This layer can be used later to create a customized map for a region of a Google Earth™ view.
Adobe Photoshop takes up a large amount of your hard drive space, and on some computers may crash if you exceed its RAM. If you use Photoshop Elements, you’ll only need 5GB to store your photos, which makes a huge difference.
You will also need a graphics tablet to use Photoshop Elements. It is software that lets you make drawings and designs and is available in both hardware and software forms.
It is also possible to use other 3rd-party apps to create PSDs using Photoshop Elements. If you use Windows, you’ll need Microsoft Paint, a Photoshop alternative, which is included in the standard software distribution. Other 3rd-party apps include GIMP and Paint.NET.
Photoshop Elements is Windows-only software. If you use a Mac or Linux, you’ll need a PC.
There are two sections that you use in Photoshop Elements. The first is the Toolbox, which is where you find all the various tools and features you can use. It displays according to which program you are in, such as shape tools, paintbrush, and so on.
Toolbox works well in Elements, but it doesn’t look very good in Photoshop.
The second tool is the image palette. It is a window that displays your photo or image. In Photoshop Elements, the various tools for adding and removing shapes or changing the color of the image are located in the palette, not in the Toolbox.
Using Photoshop Elements
To open a file, open the file directly from the disk.
Depending on your graphics tablet, it may be the app you need on your Windows PC, tablet or your Android device.
The main program window shows a tab on the left-hand side where you’ll find your file and folder. This can be Photoshop Elements or any other photo editing program you like.
You’ll also find the Elements bar across the bottom of the screen. This shows all the features that are ready for use in the program.
Image layouts are simple and very basic. You have two options for cropping the image. You can crop it by clicking the image and dragging a line across the photo, which will divide the image into equal horizontal and vertical sections. If you click and drag a line across the image, you can resize it.
The upper-right corner of the image is free-moving. You can move it in any direction to
The Pen tool can create custom shapes that you can then fill with color, vectorize or add to paths.
The Paint Bucket is a way to remove specific areas of an image.
The Gradient Tool can create gradients, either from the actual gradient from the image itself or a predefined gradient
Using the Blend Modes provides you a way to combine the opacity of one color with another color.
The Transform tool lets you modify the size, rotation, scale and skew of an image
#1 Position the image in the center of the page horizontally and vertically.
#2 Create a rectangular marquee around the outside edge of the image.
#3 Select the Rectangular Marquee tool from the Tools panel.
#4 Click on the center of the page and drag outward and inward in uniform increments.
#5 The area of the page that is actually covered by the image is the area that the marquee will select and cut.
#6 Click OK.
Note: The size of the marquee will be the largest amount of space that is between your current selection and the corners. If you have the selection set to the original size of the image, it will be correct.
If you copied the image, it will give you a new layer to work on. If you saved the image as a JPEG, it will be working on the original layer that contains the image data. You should see the yellow status bar at the bottom of the workspace indicating that Photoshop is in Magnification mode.
Ok, now we will create a selection from the outside edge of the image that we just selected. Select the Clipping Mask (not shown) and with the Rectangular Marquee tool, make a selection.
Have you ever tried to use the Select & Color Range tool to do a type of selection on an image?
The Select & Color Range tool will help you with that.
Note: You will still need to select the shape and make a selection from the inner edge to the outer edge.
Step 3: Change the color of the selection to red and with the selection still active, press the key combination below to change the selection color.
This key combination will let you change the color of the selection and still keep the current selection. See the below instruction if you do not know how to change the color of the selection.
Step 4: If you want to convert the selection to a path, select the Paths & Gradients panel and choose Vector Mask from the panel
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