Using Gradient Maps, Mike demonstrates how to create soft and luscious tones for all types of images.
Photo Editing Techniques
Enhance your photos in hundreds of different ways, including painting with light, creating vignettes, soft focus effects, and more.
Shooting at a high ISO can be convenient and a necessary evil depending on your situation. However, once those images shot at 1600 ISO are loaded on the computer, the noise becomes almost overwhelming. Matt walks you through the wonders of Camera Raw’s amazing Noise Reduction panel to help you polish off your photos!
Sun flare can ruin a perfectly wonderful image and can be extremely exhausting to try and remove. Larry gives you some tips and tricks for helping repair those sunny rays and allow them to help enhance your images, instead of ruining them!
Follow along with Matt as he takes you through his complete editing process on a recent image, taken at The Racetrack Playa in Death Valley.
Do you have any dull digital images that need a basic pick-me-up? With just three simple layers, Karen walks you through how to take a gray, flat image and give it a much-needed boost!
What happens when you take an image that appears too hazy to fix? Larry walks you through some easy steps to repair a foggy photo!
In another of Matt’s ‘How to Edit a Photo, Start to Finish’ videos, he works his way through editing an image with a difficult, over-exposure issue.
Correcting red-eye is just the tip of the iceberg – Larry walks you through some advanced techniques for retouching someone’s eyes in a portrait.
When a single shot doesn’t capture a scene the way you see it, shoot and blend multiple exposures to get the best of each.
In another one of Matt’s great ‘How to Edit a Photo, Start to Finish’ videos, he takes you through how to edit an underexposed landscape photograph.
Which of Elements’ many sharpening tools to use on your photo? We explain the differences and show you how to get the best results from each tool for crisp, clear details every time.
Many times, when you take architectural photos, the images seem a little flat. Larry takes you through some simple ways to improve these shots.
Sometimes, there’s an item in a photo that you wish you could move over. Dave shows you a great way to scoot a subject over and two ways to clean up your background.
Confused about which selection tool to use? We’ll take you through the options and show you how to put them to work in three common scenarios.
As wacky as it sounds, sharpening clouds can give your landscape photos a quality POP! Larry takes you through the process with a very basic step-by-step.
Liz demonstrates how to give your photos a classic look with a Levels adjustment layer, as seen in the May/June 2012 issue.
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.
Karen demonstrates how to add an “Aged Aqua” effect to any photo, then shows you how to save that effect to use on other photos at another time.
Larry Becker takes you through how to quickly create a panorama using the Photomerge tool inside of Elements.