Chapter 1

Getting Started with Image Editing


Bullet Opening the Home screen

Bullet Starting the Photo Editor

Bullet Opening, editing, sharing, and saving a photo

Bullet Using Undo History

Bullet Finding help

Bullet 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 your otherwise perfect landscape shot. In this chapter, we help you jump-start your image-editing skills ...

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