Chapter 10

Correcting Contrast, Color, and Clarity

In This Chapter

arrow Editing your photos logically

arrow Adjusting lighting, color, and clarity

arrow Working with the Smart Brush tools

If you’ve tried the quick and easy automatic fixes on your images and they didn’t quite do the job, you’ve come to the right place. The great thing about Elements is that it offers multiple ways and multiple levels of repairing and enhancing your images. If an auto fix doesn’t cut it, move on to a manual fix.

technicalstuff.eps If you’re still not happy, you can consider shooting in Camera Raw format, as long as your camera can do so. Elements has wonderful Camera Raw support, enabling you to process your images to your exact specifications. (Covering Camera Raw, however, is beyond the scope of this book, but you can find information about it in Digital SLR Cameras & Photography For Dummies, 5th Edition by David D. Busch. Chances are good that if you can’t find the tools to correct and repair your images in Elements, those images ...

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