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Photoshop Elements 6: 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. All three editing modes—Full Edit. Quick Fix, and Guided Edit—have the same menus, although some choices are grayed out when you’re in Quick Fix or Guided Edit mode. When you need a menu item that’s unavailable in Quick Fix or Guided Edit, just switch back to Full Edit 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 represent only what you may see depending on the situation. 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, then you’ll see some extra menu options not included in this basic list.

System Menu

This is actually a button—a silver camera on a blue circle—at the upper left of the Elements window. Click it to get a pop-out menu for opening, closing, moving, maximizing, and minimizing the Editor, as well as restoring it to its original size.

Welcome Screen

To the right of the System Menu button is button that looks like a little house. Click it when you want to see the Welcome screen (The Welcome Screen). You’d do this if you wanted to change whether Elements starts in the Editor or the Organizer.

File Menu

The commands listed here let you create, import, open, save, and print files.

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