Often, you may find that a specific area of a photo looks duller than the rest of the photo. When this happens, the Hue/Saturation adjustment is a great place to turn to for a quick color boost.
Photo Editing Techniques
Matt shows you the best way to use the Camera Raw dialog along with the Elements Editor to process different parts of an image for picture perfect results.
Dave shows you how to make a reusable filmstrip template for your photos.
Matt shows you how to use the Shadow & Highlight commands to add detail to bright areas on your image
This is the sample file to follow along with “Vintage Color” from the May/June 2012 issue of Photoshop Elements Techniques.
Matt shows you a neat composition technique to make a landscape image look like a panoramic shot.
A favorite effect is to make a photo appear hand-painted by removing all color and then either selectively restoring some of the colors to their original vivid hues, or replacing them with slight desaturation.
Controlling light is one of the most important things you can do as a photographer. Whether you’re shooting indoors at a party, outside at a sports game, or in a studio, light is the one thing that can make or break a photo. But there are times when you just can’t control light, and that’s where this technique comes in really handy after the shot was taken.
Ever zoom into your photos and notice lots of little “junk” in them? And, when you try to print your files, you see it even more? Well, Elements has a way to help you tame this problem, called the Reduce Noise filter. Let’s take a look at how it works.
You’ve decided to turn some of your work into grayscale. Now, take the next step and use localized editing techniques to make them sing. (Then take these methods and use them on your color images.)
Matt shows you how to use the Healing Brush Tool to tone down shiny spots in your photos.
Sharpening is one of the key steps to making your portraits really stand out. But the specific areas that are sharpened are nearly as important as the sharpening itself.
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.
You don’t have to settle for dull, gray skies. Simply borrow a blue sky from another shot.
Make a portrait pop by adding a soft blur and a vignette effect with a few simple steps.