8. Painting, Drawing, and Adding Type

In this chapter, you’ll learn how to paint and draw your own masterpieces and how to add type when you need words to supplement your pictures.

If you want to get technical about it—and I don’t, but bear with me for a moment—the Photoshop Elements Editor is not a paint program; it’s an image editor (hence the name). It’s descended from Adobe’s Big Mama Photoshop, which is also an image editor, and as such both programs are fundamentally designed for making changes to existing pictures. But nothing stays the same forever, and it didn’t take long before artists discovered that the electronic darkroom made an equally wonderful electronic painting studio. These days, it would probably be more difficult to find ...

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