Articles tagged with tips
We show you how to make things disappear, chiefly the Elements interface and the Photo Essentials palette. Also, where’s the manual again?
Create a faux panorama; set up the Move tool for photographic tasks; increase the saturation of a single hue; quickly turn back the clock on your edits; get a full-screen preview in Bridge; and unlock the power of the Straighten tool.
50 of our favorite time-saving tricks to help you speed through everyday tasks like managing layers, styling text, setting up new documents, drawing selections, and more.
Filters and image size; Lighten blend mode and the Healing Brush; pasting with precision; finding the right font; Camera Raw and Bridge (Mac); and more.
Learn about layer styles, hot key helpers, editing multiple layers together and more.
Working with filters; fixing the Feather shortcut on the Mac; Smart Brush tips; sharpening for the Web; and more.
There’s no one right way to organize a digital photo library, so I won’t try to impose a comprehensive workflow in this article. Instead, I’m going to share some techniques to get the most out of the Organizer. (Includes some Bridge/iPhoto tips for Mac users.)
Repositioning marquee selections; increasing image size; saving JPEGs; getting the Elements manual.
The layer is one of Elements’ most important features, and mastering their many options can really open up the program for you. Here are some of my favorite layer tips.
Tips & Tricks: Lens Flare filter, adjusting drop shadows, quick zooming, and more.
Lasso tips; making the bounding box disappear; Dodge tool; Camera Raw defaults; adjust layer thumbnail size.
Customizing the Info palette; keyboard shortcuts for quick fills; easier aligning when dragging layers; Elements’ Arrow tool; brush hardness via keyboard; Geometry Options settings
Clipping groups; painting on masks; adding drama with textures; adjustment layer masks; unlocking background layer.
Camera Raw tips; aligning text while typing; adjusting line height; getting custom colors; adding copyright info.