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Photoshop Elements 4: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage

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Appendix B. The Editor, Menu by Menu

The Editor’s menus are far more complex than the menus in the Organizer. Both Standard Edit and Quick Fix have the same menus, although most choices are grayed out when you’re in Quick Fix mode. If you need a menu item that’s unavailable in Quick Fix, just switch back to the Standard Editor to use it.

Several of the menus in Elements are dynamic; they change quite a bit to reflect the choices currently applicable to your image. That means the choices you see in this appendix are only representative of what you might see sometimes. The Layer menu, for instance, offers you very different options depending on the current state of your image and which layer is active.

Note

If you have Adobe Premiere Elements installed, you’ll see some extra menu options not included in this basic list.

File Menu

The File menu commands let you create, import, browse, save, and print files.

New

Choose this menu item if you want to start a new file in Elements. You can choose from:

  • Blank file. Press Ctrl+N

  • Image from Clipboard. This automatically pastes anything you’ve copied into a new file.

  • Photomerge Panorama. See Section 10.1 for more about how to combine your photos into panoramas.

Create

Choose Create New Creation or press Alt+Ctrl+C to bring up the Organizer’s Create wizard (see Section 14.5.3). If you know the kind of project you want, you can go directly to its wizard. You can choose to make a:

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