‘Digital Imaging’ Category

Photoshop Elements 2 Undo History

Photoshop Elements 2 Undo History

Photoshop Elements 2 Undo History

 

Records most editing steps for multiple undoDefault location is fifth from the …

Symmetrical Flowers – Part I

Symmetrical Flowers – Part I

Symmetrical Flowers
[Written for Elements 1. Users of version 2, please note that the command to flip a layer is now found at Image &g …

Why Layers (page 5)?

Why Layers (page 5)?

     To sharpen images, the Filter > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask should always be your first choice. The sharpen t …

Photoshop Elements 2 Burn Tool

Photoshop Elements 2 Burn Tool

Photoshop Elements 2 Burn Tool

 

Used to darken tonesFound at #24 in the Toolbar diagram at left

 
In Ele …

Learning Effects – Part 3

Learning Effects – Part 3

Learning Effects
Before we apply another effect, click on the first state in the History palette before the Asphalt effect, and then c …

Photoshop Elements 2 Color Swatches

Photoshop Elements 2 Color Swatches

Photoshop Elements 2 Color Swatches

 

For storing and organizing color swatchesDefault location is fourth from the …

Symmetrical Flowers – Part II

Symmetrical Flowers – Part II

Symmetrical Flowers
With the top, newly merged layer selected in the Layers palette, use the rectangular marquee tool to once again dr …

Holes

Holes

I get email all the time asking how to make one photo show through a hole or shape in another image. You should be able to figure this …

Photoshop Elements 2 Eyedropper

Photoshop Elements 2 Eyedropper

Photoshop Elements 2 Eyedropper

 

Used for finding color values, and for choosing colorsFound at #25 in the Toolbar diagr …

Learning Effects – Part 4

Learning Effects – Part 4

Learning Effects
Step back in your History palette to before the Brushed Metal effect. Clear your history, too, if you like. You can a …

Photoshop Elements 2 Layers Palette

Photoshop Elements 2 Layers Palette

Photoshop Elements 2 Layers Palette

 

Used for creating and controlling layersDefault location is open, and grouped with …

Simulated Alpha Channels – Part I

Simulated Alpha Channels – Part I

Simulated Alpha Channels
[Please note: Elements 2 allows the saving of selections as alphas. However, since you can’t see or edit them …

Photoshop Elements Fade In

Photoshop Elements Fade In

     This is a continuation of the Holes tutorial. Though both use the same editing technique, that probably isn …

Photoshop Elements 2 Zoom Tool

Photoshop Elements 2 Zoom Tool

Photoshop Elements 2 Zoom Tool

 

Used to change the image’s magnificationFound at #26 in the Toolbar dia …

Redeye Removal I

Redeye Removal I

   Redeye Removal
     How to remove redeye is one of the most frequently asked questions in the Photosho …

Photoshop Elements 2 Layer Styles

Photoshop Elements 2 Layer Styles

 

Photoshop Elements 2 Layer Styles

 

Adds special effects a selected layerDefault location is open, a …

Simulated Alpha Channels – Part II

Simulated Alpha Channels – Part II

Simulated Alpha Channels
Before attempting to paint close to the flower’s edges, zoom way in so you can see exactly what you̵ …

Playing With Styles – Part 1

Playing With Styles – Part 1

     [The Ctrl-J shortcut for duplicating a layer or selection contents to a new layer is disabled in Elements 2. U …

Photoshop Elements 2 Switch Colors

Photoshop Elements 2 Switch Colors

Photoshop Elements 2 Switch Colors

 

Used choosing foreground and background colorsFound at #13, 14, 27 and 28 in th …

Redeye Removal II

Redeye Removal II

Redeye Removal
With the selection active, click on the New Adjustment Layer button at the bottom of the Layers palette (the black and w …

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