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Image Editing Basics for Adobe Photoshop Elements 11

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This lesson begins with an overview of the core concepts behind image correction, and then introduces a range of quick and easy techniques to help you get more from your photos in just a few clicks

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Explore the many powerful and versatile editing tools that make it easy to get more from your photos in Photoshop Elements—even if you’re a beginner. Start with a few of the easy-to-use, one-step image correction features, and then experiment with a few more advanced techniques, such as layering preset adjustments with the Smart Brush.

Getting started

You’ll start by importing the sample images for this lesson to your CIB Catalog.

  1. Start Photoshop Elements and click Organizer in the Welcome Screen. Check the lower right corner of the Organizer workspace to make sure the CIB Catalog is loaded—if not, choose File > Manage Catalogs and select it from the list.
  2. Click the Import button at the upper left of the Organizer workspace and choose From Files And Folders from the drop-down menu. In the Get Photos And Videos From Files And Folders dialog box, locate and select your Lesson04 folder. Disable the automatic processing options; then, click Get Media.
  3. In the Import Attached Keyword Tags dialog box, click Select All; then, click OK.
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