In This Chapter
Understanding the Content panel
Using the Content panel to add artwork to images
If you consider yourself a bit on the noncreative side, don't worry. Elements has a huge collection of predefined artwork you can add to your images. This chapter takes a peek at this predefined artwork, but for more on how to integrate your photos with the kinds of decorative details Elements offers, check out Book IX, Chapters 1 and 2, where we talk in more detail about creating projects and sharing files.
Rather than letting you create textures, frames, and background designs on your own, Elements stores a huge amount of prefab artwork. All this is available to you when you are editing images and creating presentations. In this chapter, we cover the Content panel and all the options you have to use the artwork and effects that Elements puts at your fingertips.
When you launch Elements you won't see the Content panel. You choose Window
The Content panel contains two drop-down menus and a set of icons used for sorting the available artwork. When you choose one item from the first drop-down list, the second list reflects choices within the primary category. For example, choose By Type and the second ...