6. Dazzling Effects and Professional Techniques

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This chapter is a collection of things you can do using Photoshop Elements. It includes emphasizing a subject by creating a false depth of field, creating a hand-tinted look to your favorite photos, and isolating color for effect. You will also discover the fun of converting photos into puzzles.

Emphasizing the Subject

Oftentimes when you take a photograph of someone or something, the subject gets lost in the background or the background is too close, like the stone wall in the wedding photo shown in Figure 6.1.

Figure 6.1. A cluttered background is distracting.

The secret to emphasizing the subject ...

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