Learn the basics of the most important feature in Photoshop Elements — Layers. Once you have become proficient with Layers you’ll be able to expand and use all the features of Element much more easily.
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Mike begins his tour of the Toolbox with the most basics of tools — Navigation Tools. Learn how to move around your documents; learn how to zoom in on your images and much more.
Getting comfortable selecting parts of your image is the launching pad for all sort of editing magic. Follow along with Mike as he walks you through all the different Selection tools available in Elements.
Continue to learn the ins and outs of selecting with these more advanced Selection tools.
Cropping is a very powerful composition element to image editing. Learn about the Crop Tool and some of the nifty settings that will make your image size manipulations easy.
Mike shows you the power and magic behind all the Retouching Tools in Elements. Learn how to remove red-eye and master how to fix small and large imperfections.
Mike shows you how to remove pixels from your image using the Eraser Tool. Mike also guides you through how to combine layers and remove applied effects with the Eraser Tool for stunning results.
Not sure what the brushes in Elements are for? Mike explains them in this 2-part series.
Mike shows you what the Color Replacement Brush and Pencil Tool can be used for.
Learn how to replace or add large amounts of color with the Paint Bucket Tool. Then move on and learn about the Gradient Tool and adding ranges of color to your images.
Mike introduces you to the concept of Vector elements with a walk-through of the Shape Tools.
Learn how to use the Text Tool to add interest and information to your images with the use of typographical elements.
Being able to manipulate certain aspects of your image is a very powerful skill to have. Mike shows you all the tools that will allow you to enhance different aspects of your images for big impact and results.
Mike shows you the most common adjustments people want to make to their images. Lighting, contrast, saturation are a few of the concepts covered in this video.
A lot of your images may need a bit of sharpening to bring out the details you may miss otherwise. Mike shows you how to use a light hand when bringing out details in your images.
Mike continues his discussion of Layers and expands to some of the more advanced things you can do with Layers.
Building on the two earlier Selection videos, Mike shows you the more fine details of using Selection tools in your images.
If dealing with all the features of the Editor is a little intimidating, then the Guided Edit mode may be just what you need. Mike shows you some of the automatic adjustments you can make without a lot of manipulation needed.
In this video, Mike introduces you to some of the FUN features in Photoshop Elements. Learn how to completely transform your images using special effects.
Sometimes you don’t have the time to meticulously edit your images. Quick Edit Mode may be just what you need for that fast adjustment you need right now!