Chapter 4. Importing Source Images

You’ve learned how to start blank images in Elements, and it’s something you’ll find yourself doing whenever you need a quickie Web graphic, like a button or a logo. But the real reason that Elements exists, just like Photoshop, is to clean up, retouch, edit, color correct, and work with photographs and scanned images in general. (That’s why it’s bundled with many of the better cameras and scanners.)

In this chapter you will

  • Import a scanned image

  • Import an image from a digital camera

  • Capture still images from video

  • Change the image size

  • Change the canvas size

Using a Scanner

A basic desktop scanner is a device that looks and works something like a photocopier. It contains a lens and a glass platform that holds the original ...

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