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Some New Artistic Filters in Elements 11

Posted by on Jan 26, 2013 in Notes and Tips | Comments Off on Some New Artistic Filters in Elements 11

Some New Artistic Filters in Elements 11

With Elements 11 there are many new features and changes. Here are just a few from the Artistic Sketch Filters that are new in Elements 11. As with all of the Artistic Filters there are a multitude of adjustment sliders and options that allow you to create a completely unique and custom look. We will cover this and more in our Photo Editing Class. Comic  From the Menu tabs select Filters: Sketch > Comic You can see that there are several Presets to choose from and a number of color and outline adjustments that can be made to produce the uniquely customized effects to your image giving it an artistic look.   Graphic Novel  From the Menu tabs select Filters: Sketch > Graphic Novel Again you have a choice of presets; Painted Gray, Fine Detail, Hard Edges and Twisted Plot. You can also adjust the various sliders to produce the effect that you like.   Pen and Ink From the Menu tabs select Filters: Sketch > Pen and Ink Select form the Presets and then adjust your Ink and Pen controls for a custom sketch.   Remember to apply these filters on a New Layer and then it is easy to select the one that you like best, or to combine one or more of these effects with the original to produce an even more artistic result.   Sign up now for one of our classes and learn how to do this and so much more with Elements 11. Class Schedules With Elements 11 there are many new features and changes....

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Elements 11 Expert Edit Tool Box

Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 in Notes and Tips | Comments Off on Elements 11 Expert Edit Tool Box

Elements 11 Expert Edit Tool Box

Photoshop Elements 11 Tool Panel   The Tool Panel in Elements 11 Expert Edit mode is divided into six categories; view, select, enhance, draw, modify and color. The Tools Panel is located in a fixed position on the left side of the Editor window and unlike previous editions of Elements it cannot be moved or resized. The Tools in Elements offer an amazing selection for working on your photographs. There are more than 24 primary Tools and an additional set of more than two dozen Secondary Tools. In the Tools Panel you can see which visible Primary Tools have hidden Secondary Tools by the little arrow in the upper right of the tool icon. When you hover over the Tool Icon with your mouse the name of the tool is displayed. Elements 11 Primary Tools   Big Tip: If you use the Keyboard Shortcuts for selecting the tools you need you can save a ton of time while editing your photos. You won’t need to take the time to interrupt what you are doing and move the mouse all the way across the screen to select the next tool that you need. To activate a new tool just type the shortcut letter for that tool and it becomes the active tool. To see the shortcut key for each tool just hover over the tool and shortcut key is located to the right in parentheses. The shortcuts are for the Primary Tools only but if you press the shortcut key again it will step through the secondary tools until you find the tool that you need. All of this and much, much more will be covered in our Photoshop Elements 11 Classes. Check out our Class Schedule for Getting Started, Photo Editing and Expert Editing Classes. Register now, our classes are small and are filling up...

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Good Bye Welcome Screen Elements 11

Posted by on Jan 7, 2013 in Notes and Tips | Comments Off on Good Bye Welcome Screen Elements 11

Good Bye Welcome Screen Elements 11

Here’s how to get rid of that annoying welcome screen that shows up every time you launch Photoshop Elements 11. If you are feeling welcomed enough you can turn off the welcome screen that appears every time you start elements. With the Welcome screen open find the little Gear Icon in the upper right corner. Click on it to display a section that allows you to select how you want Elements to open on startup. Here you can select “On Start Always Launch:” Welcome Window, Organizer or Photo Editor. My recommendation is that you select the program that you use the most when you launch Elements. I use Photo Editor. When you have made your selection click Done. That’s it! You can always shift back at any time by going to Help Menu and select “Welcome Screen”. Once the program launches there is a small Icon at the bottom of the screen that will allow you to launch the other feature. For example if you start in Photo Editor the Icon at the bottom of the screen will be for launching Organizer. When you are in the Organizer the Icon will launch Photo Editor. We will cover this and much, much more in the Getting Started Class. I hope you will join us and learn to use Photoshop Elements...

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Expert Edit

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Expert Edit

Learn to harness the power of Photoshop with the Expert Editing features available in Elements 12

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Guided Edit

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Guided Edit

Learn how to use Guided Edits to help you make your photo stand out from the ordinary

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Quick Edits

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Quick Edits

You can make quick edits to improve the look of your photos with Elements 11

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Organizer

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Organizer

Learn to use Elements 11 to Organize, Share, Tag, Search and Quick Edit your photos

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