Chapter 1

Getting Started with Image Editing

In This Chapter

arrow Starting the Photo Editor

arrow Opening, editing, sharing, and saving a photo

arrow Creating a new document

arrow Using Undo History

arrow Finding help

arrow Saving your files

Image editing is incredibly fun, especially with a tool like Photoshop Elements, which enables you to modify, combine, and even draw your own images to your imagination’s content. To get the most out of Elements, you need to understand some basic technical concepts, but like most people, you probably want to jump in, play around, and basically just get started right away.

You’re in luck: In Quick mode, Elements helps you make basic edits to your photos, like revealing your child’s face darkened by a baseball cap’s shadow or cropping out the gigantic trash can on the left edge of ...

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