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Adobe Photoshop Elements v 2.0
File Types
  • Four most universal file formats are
  • PSD Photoshop Document format
  • TIFF Tagged Image File Format
  • JPEG Joint Photographic Experts Group
  • GIF Graphics Interchange Format
  • PSD - Photoshop Document Format
  • Developed exclusively for Photoshop.
  • Cross-Application Compatibility not good.
  • Used to store images that needs to be re-edited.
  • Stores all image data ie. preserves layers,
    modes, styles, text etc
  • Larger than most file formats.

TIFF - Tagged Image File Format
  • Best cross-application and cross-platform
  • No degradation in image quality
  • Provides several compression options

JPEG- Joint Photographic Experts Group
  • Compresses image to very small size
  • Degradation in image quality
  • Very widely used

GIF - Graphics Interchange Format
  • Used exclusively for web graphics and animation
  • Maximum of 256 colors
  • Very small file

Less Common File Types
  • EPS - Encapsulated PostScript
  • BMP - Bitmap file
  • PDF - Portable Document Format
  • PICT- Macintosh Picture Format
  • PNG - Portable Network Graphics

Palette Well
  • Palette well allows you to dock a series of
    palette windows in a tabbed menu.
  • Click a palette name tab in the well to open it.
    You can drag and drop it in the work area

Palette tabs
Palette Well
  • Palettes provide a flexible interface to tools
    and options
  • Some of the most commonly used palettes are the
    Filters, Layers, How to

Layers Palette
  • Layers are independent images that can be
  • The final image will be made up from all of the
    layers within the image depending on the order
    that the layers are in and the transparency
    levels that are set for each layer .
  • To make a background as a layer click layer
    menu-new-Layer From Background.

  • Click Ok in the window that pops up. Layer0 is
    created and can be manipulated in the layers

Filters Palette
  • Filters let you apply special visual effects to
    your images, such as mosaic tile, lighting, and
    three-dimensional effects.
  • You can also use some filters to clean up or
    retouch your photos.
  • You can't use some filters on images in Grayscale
    mode, or any filters on images in Bitmap

How to Palette
  • The How To palette provides activities, called
    recipes, that guide you through different
    image-editing tasks.
  • For example, you can view instructions about
    restoring an old photograph.
  • The More button shows several options for the
    palettes eg. closing the palette back to palette

Options Bar
  • Photoshop Elements provides several options for
    every tool in the tool box .The options are
    displayed below the Menu Bar in the options bar.
  • The above image displays options for the
    Horizontal Type Tool Used to enter text in a

  • Marquee
  • Used to make square, rectangular, circular or
    oval shaped selections
  • Right Click on a tool in the toolbox to display
    available options.
  • Drag the tool on the picture to make a selection
    of your shape
  • Lasso
  • The lasso and polygonal lasso tools let you draw
    both straight-edged and freehand segments of a
    selection border.
  • With the magnetic lasso tool, the selection
    border snaps to edges you drag over in the image

  • Move
  • Used to move selections made in a image.
  • Magic Wand
  • The magic wand tool lets you select an area of
    similar colors (for example, a blue sky) without
    having to trace its outline.
  • Crop Tool
  • Cropping is the process of selecting and removing
    a portion of an image to create focus. You can
    crop an image using the crop tool.
  • Selection Brush
  • The selection brush tool lets you drag with a
    variety of soft-edged or hard-edged brushes to
    define selected areas

  • Custom Shape tool
  • The custom shape tool provides many different
    shape options for you to use in your images
  • The shapes can be accessed from the options bar
  • Type Tool
  • You can enter text horizontally or vertically,
    depending on which type tool you select.
  • The length of a line grows or shrinks as you edit
    it, but it doesn't wrap to the next line
  • Gradient Tool
  • The gradient tools create a gradual blend between
    multiple colors. You can choose from existing
    gradient fills or create your own.
  • Paint Bucket Tool
  • The paint bucket tool fills an area that is
    similar in color value to the pixels you click

  • Brush tool
  • The brush tool creates soft or hard strokes of
    color and can simulate airbrush techniques
  • Pencil Tool
  • The pencil tool creates hard-edged freehand lines
  • Red Eye Tool
  • Red eye occurs in photos when light from a camera
    flash reflects off the back of a person's eye.
  • You can easily remove red eye from an image
    using the red eye brush
  • Eraser Tool
  • If you're working on the Background layer or on a
    layer with locked transparency, erased pixels
    change to the background color otherwise, erased
    pixels become transparent.

  • Blur tool
  • The blur tool softens hard edges or areas in an
    image to reduce detail.
  • Sharpen Tool
  • The sharpen tool focuses soft edges to increase
  • Smudge Tool
  • The smudge tool either smudges the existing
    colors in your image or smears new color through
    your image.
  • Sponge Tool
  • The sponge tool subtly changes the color
    saturation of an area. In Grayscale mode, the
    tool increases or decreases contrast by moving
    gray levels away from or toward the neutral gray.

  • Dodge tool
  • Used to lighten an area of the image
  • Use the dodge tool to bring out details in shadows
  • Burn Tool
  • Used to increase the exposure to darken areas on
    an image.
  • Use the burn tool to bring out details in
    highlights. .
  • Eye Dropper Tool
  • The eyedropper tool samples color from an image
    or even your desktop to designate a new
    foreground or background color.
  • Clone Stamper Tool
  • The clone stamp tool takes a sample of an image,
    which you can then apply over another image or
    part of the same image

  • Hand tool
  • If you have enlarged your image, you can navigate
    to bring another area of the image into view
    using this tool
  • Zoom Tool
  • You can magnify or reduce your view using various
  • The window's title bar displays the zoom
    percentage .

Menu Bar
  • The Menu Bar is a graphic user interface that is
    shared with every application.
  • You can access all Photoshop elements operations
    in the Menu Bar.
  • Two important options in the bar is the Image and

Image Bar
  • The Duplicate Image makes and instant copy of the
  • Working on duplicates will ensure that your
    original maintains integrity.
  • The Rotate menu has several options that lets you
    turn your image in degrees or flip it.

The Straighten and crop image used to straighten
images with perpendicular edges skewed by partial
rotation e.g. misplacement while scanning
The Transform menu is used to change the size,
orientation, or distortion of an image.
  • The Crop command is useful when you use a
    rectangular marquee to designate an area you want
    to crop

The Resize menu is used to change the overall
size of the image
  • You can change the size of the image ,
    canvas (if you want to add a border to
    the image) or scale the active layer of the image
  • The Adjustments menu is to create some special
    effects or make adjustments to the image

The Equalize command redistributes the brightness
values of the pixels in an image so that they
more evenly represent the entire range of
brightness levels
  • You might use the Equalize command when a
    scanned image appears darker than the
  • The Gradient Map command maps the
    equivalent grayscale range of an image to
    the colors of a specified gradient fill
  • The Invert command inverts the colors in
    an image. You might use this command to
    make a positive black-and-white image negative or
    to make a positive from a scanned
    black-and-white negative
  • The Posterize command reduces the number
    of colors to that specified. Can be used
    to make fast loading web graphics.
  • The Threshold command turns all pixels in
    the image to either black and white.

The Mode menu determines whether the image
contains only gray scale,256 colors or display
all colors
Enhance Menu
  • The Enhance menu specializes in commands that are
    used to adjust image brightness, contrast and
    color balance
  • To enhance the contrast of an image that has an
    average distribution of color values, use the
    Auto Levels command

The Auto Contrast command adjusts the overall
contrast and mixture of colors in an image
  • The Auto Color Correction command adjusts
    the contrast and color by
    identifying shadows, and highlights in the image
    as a whole

The Quick Fix command lets you adjust the
brightness, color, sharpness, and even the
rotation of your image in a single dialog box .
The Adjust lighting ,Adjust Color and Adjust
Brightness/Contrast commands are used to
manipulate the image manually
  • For example pictures taken in bright light, where
    shadows are often so dark that they show little
    detail. You can lighten such shadows using the
    Fill Flash command.

The Adjust color menu has submenu to quickly
adjust an image's color balance to remove
unwanted color casts or to correct color
saturation .
  • The Remove Color can be used to convert an image
    to black and white

The Color Variations command lets you adjust the
color balance, contrast, and saturation of an
image by selecting previews that show the effect
of different adjustments
The Adjust Brightness/Contrast menu is used to
change the brightness and contrast of the image
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