Take an inside look at one of Elements’ most versatile tools, which is used for everything from creating backgrounds to darkening skies.
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This video walks you through the options found in the Refine Edge command.
This is a companion to Diana Day’s “Grasp the Gradient Tool” article from the May/June 2011 issue of Photoshop Elements Techniques.
Here are a few exercises you can follow to learn more about the Gradient tool and some of the things you can do with it.
This short video shows how to access the nested tools in the Elements Toolbox. (Includes a Toolbox Shortcuts PDF.)
Part Quick Selection tool, part adjustment layer magic, the Smart Brush makes dramatic changes to your photos without requiring you to be a pro.
An inside look at the options and formats in Elements’ Save As and Save For Web dialog boxes.
Learn to master one of Elements’ most useful tools–and unleash your inner artist–with Diana Day’s excellent overview on using brushes in Elements.
Elements gives you several tools for resizing images, but for maximum control over the process and your final image, the best place to start is the Image Size dialog box.
Making selective edits is easy when you use Elements’ intelligent selection tools; our guide shows you all you need to know to master them today.
The Shape tools create vector graphics that can be scaled without distortion, and you can use them for all sorts of things: collages, embellishments, frames and non-standard selections.
Let’s take a look at this straightforward–but very useful–tool, along with its close cousins, the Cookie Cutter and Straighten tools.
Even when we do everything right, the occasional rogue pixel pops up and needs to be dealt with, or perhaps there’s something in the image that just doesn’t belong and needs to be removed. It’s time to call upon the Healing and Clone tools.