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Getting Started with the Elements Editor

This series walks you through the basics of Photoshop Elements’ Editor (Windows and Mac).

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Introducing Photoshop Elements 13

By Diana K  ·  September 24th, 2014

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See what’s new in Adobe Photoshop Elements 13.

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Introducing Photoshop Elements 12

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  September 24th, 2013

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See what’s new in the latest version of Adobe Photoshop Elements–including a retooled interface, improved selection tools, and fun artistic effects.

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Photoshop Elements 11 Arrives

By Kelly  ·  September 24th, 2012

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See what’s new in the latest version of Adobe Photoshop Elements–including a retooled interface, improved selection tools, and fun artistic effects.

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Elements & Lightroom: Editing Start to Finish

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  June 11th, 2012

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In Part 2 of this three-part series, Matt takes you through editing a photo from start to finish and how to incorporate Elements in your Lightroom-based process.

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Printing Basics in Photoshop Elements

By Larry Becker  ·  June 8th, 2012

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Larry takes the confusion out of printing by offering up a step-by-step guide, including how to find your photo’s ideal Resolution and what’s important inside the Print dialog box.

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Introduction to the Editor

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  January 1st, 2010

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Get a brief overview of the major features you will be using in the Photoshop Elements Editor.

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Introduction to Layers, Part 1

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  January 1st, 2010

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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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Navigation Tools

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  January 1st, 2010

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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.

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Selection Tools, Part 1

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  January 1st, 2010

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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.

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Selection Tools, Part 2

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  January 1st, 2010

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Continue to learn the ins and outs of selecting with these more advanced Selection tools.

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Crop Tool

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  January 1st, 2010

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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.

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Retouching Tools

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  January 1st, 2010

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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.

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Eraser Tool

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  January 1st, 2010

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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.

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Intro to Brushes, Part 1

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  January 1st, 2010

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Not sure what the brushes in Elements are for? Mike explains them in this 2-part series.

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Intro to Brushes, Part 2

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  January 1st, 2010

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Mike shows you what the Color Replacement Brush and Pencil Tool can be used for.

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Paint Bucket and Gradient Tools

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  January 1st, 2010

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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.

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Shape Tools

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  January 1st, 2010

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Mike introduces you to the concept of Vector elements with a walk-through of the Shape Tools.

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Text Tool

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  January 1st, 2010

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Learn how to use the Text Tool to add interest and information to your images with the use of typographical elements.

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Blur, Sharpen, Smudge, Dodge, Burn Tools

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  January 1st, 2010

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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.

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Making Adjustments to Images

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  January 1st, 2010

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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.

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