Flickr (`www.flickr.com`) is a great place to share your pictures, and Photoshop is a tool you can use to manage your photos. Most photo editors like Picasa, iPhoto, and Aperture integrate with Flickr.
Knowing how to use Photoshop provides serious benefits when you use the program. You can manipulate an image with ease, and Photoshop has robust features for making proper adjustments to color, borders, and other details.
Mastering the Edit Bucket
Photoshop contains a number of tools that enable you to modify an image. Some of these tools enable you to modify just a few pixels in a picture, whereas others enable you to modify the entire picture. In this section, we look at the Edit Bucket, which contains the tools you can use to fine-tune your image.
The Edit Bucket is a collection of tools that provide you with great power for editing an image, but they can be intimidating if you’re not sure which ones you should use. Fortunately, Photoshop does a good job of making tools easy to use.
To access the Edit Bucket, click the Edit with Selection button in the main menu at the top of the screen, as shown in Figure 3-2. The Bucket icon (indicated by the green check mark at the top-right side of the Tools tool) appears in the Layers panel, where it enables you to select an image.
A series of tools in the Edit Bucket are dedicated to modifying a single layer:
• Rectangular tool: Creates a rectangular selection or creates a freehand selection.
• Magic Wand tool: Finds and selects objects.
• Clone Stamp tool: Replaces a portion of an image with a copy from the same image.
• Content-Aware Move tool: Moves objects in a photo.
• Dodge and Burn tools: Lightens and darkens, respectively, a small area within a selection.
• Smart Brush tool: Cleans up a small area by automatically selecting a brush from a group of brushes.
The Brushing tools enable you to paint with a brush that is automatically selected based on the type of brush you have selected. You may think of the Brush tools as the replacement for the regular brush tool (Point by Point), but the Brush tools enable more control over your brush.
**Figure 3-2:** The Edit tool’s tools provide a variety of ways to select and modify an image.
The App contains basic image editing tools like levels, curves and filters that help manipulate images, it also contains a selection tool, a handful of brushes and a basic undo-redo system. You can get a trial version of Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Photoshop Elements for 30 days. You can edit 30 images and preview thumbnails, edit vector and bitmap images, apply filters, scale and crop images and create and edit animations. The App also contains an assortment of popular Photoshop presets and preset layers that you can use in Elements.
Please note this is a paid App and Approx the price. It is also known as Photoshop JPEG, Photoshop 6, Photoshop Elements 11.
Features of Adobe Photoshop Elements
Convert your image from any image format
Protect your files with secured passwords and AEAD-AES256 encryption
Add watermark and face & eyes selection
Create new and convert existing photos
Trim and crop images, remove red eye, add posterize and sepia
Adjust and enhance colors
Chromogenic color reproduction
Apply filters, tone mapping and spot healing
Resize and resize images
Adjust, crop and sharpen images
Invert, crop and create graphics
Sharpen images with the Sharpen tool
Rotate and flip images
Crop, resize, and rearrange elements on the canvas
Save and export images in multiple sizes and formats
Create stunning digital images with the Image Effects tool
Create and edit stunning animation with the Brushes tool
Trim, edit or enhance existing animations
Show or hide strokes, paths, and type tools
Publish PSD images to the web or Email images
Output images to a PDF
Apply photographic effects to your images and work on RAW
Create and edit RAW images and work on JPEG images
Archive and index your photos with the Catalog module
Save any cropped images to a JPG for easier emailing
Works with most devices, including the iPad and iPhone
What’s New in Elements 11.1.1
New time-saving memory modes for JPEG, RAW, and TIFF images
Enhanced RAW workflows
Updated content for even better use of your software
We have updated the Quick Fix panel to work better with your graphics work.
New features to enhance your work
The new Curves mode gives you more control over the shape and tone of
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I’ve been using java 8-jdk and javac for a while now. I had to update the path system variable to point to the java folder, but now when I open netbeans and try to import java.util.* I can’t.
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Many of the options are self-explanatory. The easiest way to familiarize yourself with the settings is to select the Dialog Box Options button and choose the Advanced options. All of the settings will be displayed.
6. Once you have selected the settings, click OK to start creating your document.
Figure 2-3. The New Document dialog box has several options that are self-explanatory. The following example shows the options you see when you create a new document with a size of 10,080 x 7,200 pixels.
Figure 2-3. Here you can change the document settings. The easiest way to learn about the options is to click the Options button and choose Advanced options.
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