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Photoshop® Elements 7 All-in-One For Dummies® by Barbara Obermeier, Ted Padova

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Chapter 11. Time Travel — Undoing in Elements

In This Chapter

  • Understanding undoing in Elements

  • Returning to unedited files

  • Using the Undo History panel

Back in 1984, Apple Computer brought windowing interfaces to the masses with the introduction of the Macintosh computer. Also tucked into that interface was the Undo command. Both innovations revolutionized the way people work on a microcomputer. Together with the Cut, Copy, and Paste commands, these features became a standard in all programs that followed.

The fact that we can Undo our last edit in a program like Elements gives us the freedom to experiment, as well as the chance to immediately correct mistakes. Adobe has taken that initial Undo feature introduced by Apple Computer and broadened it in Photoshop Elements so you can retrace an entire series of editing steps with multiple undos, see a visual list of edits in the Undo History panel, and work with different editing states.

In this chapter, we explore the many options you have to branch out, experiment a little, and retrace your editing steps or overcome a series of editing mistakes without having to save multiple versions of your photos.

Time Travel — Undoing in Elements

Undoing What's Done with the Undo Command

As you might suspect, the Undo command is found in the Edit menu. To undo an editing step, you simply choose Edit

When you open the Edit menu, you find the Undo command at the top of the menu. In addition, ...

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