Making Touch Up Edits
A few tools in the Quick Fix editor are designed to easily fix some specific situations. In the Quick pane, note the addition of four tools in the Tools pane: Red Eye Removal Tool, Whiten Teeth, Make Dull Skies Blue, and Black and White–High Contrast (Figure 4.12).
Figure 4.12 New Touch Up tools.
Unlike the other Quick Fix edits, which apply their adjustments to the entire image or to an area that you first specify using the Quick Selection tool, these Touch Up tools perform the selection and apply the edit in one step.
To make a Touch Up edit:
- With a photo active in the Editor, click one of the Touch Up tool icons to select it.
- Click and drag to define the area to be edited; for example, with the Make Dull Skies Blue tool active, drag in the sky area. Elements makes a selection and applies the effect (Figure 4.13).
Figure 4.13 The Make Dull Skies Blue applies a blue gradient to the selected area.
- Adjust the affected area using the selection tools (Figure 4.14).
Figure 4.14 Use the selection tools to refine where the effect is applied.