Sometimes your subject is too dark and blends into the background: maybe there just wasn’t enough light, or you forgot to use fill flash, or a host of other reasons that could have caused this. You could go and retake the photo if you realize it right away. However, you don’t always realize it immediately, so you’ll need to get Elements to help out. For those times, there’s a really clever way in Elements to essentially paint your light onto the subject after the fact.
Open a photo where the subject(s) of the image appears too dark.
Click on the Create New Adjustment Layer icon ...