As you become more adept with Photoshop, you’ll use its tools to create tutorials for editing images on your own. However, be warned: It takes years to learn Photoshop’s powerful features, and the more experience you gain, the more likely you are to drop into a problem that you can solve, but only with your experience and knowledge of the tools.
Repairing images and retouching photographs
The basic tools for repairing and retouching images have not changed much since the early days of Photoshop, but some aspects of how those tools work have changed and some work with different image formats than the old days of EPS and GIF. The following sections detail how you can use the tools in Photoshop to repair or retouch images and how to convert images to different formats.
The tools for repairing and retouching images in Photoshop include the following:
Levels: Photoshop’s levels tool enables you to make basic image adjustments and enables you to set levels that hold a color’s color in its middle. Levels is also used to create a less-expensive duplicate of a file.
To use Levels, you must first convert an image to a grayscale image (see the upcoming “Converting a color image to grayscale” section for details). After you convert the image to grayscale, Levels enables you to adjust the gray scale in an image to adjust the contrast and lightness or darkness.
Figure 14-3 shows an image adjusted with Levels.
**Figure 14-3:** Level Photoshop enables you to change the contrast and lightness/darkness of an image.
For your convenience, Photoshop includes a preset Levels tool. You just need to click the Levels icon in the Adjustments panel in the Tools area. Click the thumbnail in the image window for the level you want to use. To reset the image to default levels, click Default.
In Figure 14-4, I show another image. I clicked the levels tool and changed the image’s color to read as white.
You can also create or duplicate a Levels adjustment, but not at the same time as you’re saving the image to your hard drive.
**Figure 14-4:** Level Photoshop enables you to color an image using a preset level.
Converting a color image to grayscale
Converting a color image to grayscale enables you to reduce the number of colors in an image. The image looks different and
In this tutorial, we will learn how to use Photoshop Elements to turn your family pictures into fine art.
What is Photoshop Elements?
Photoshop Elements is a graphics editor for photographers, image editors, hobbyists and more. It contains almost every feature of Photoshop but in a simpler, more accessible interface. It is designed for use with the Adobe Creative Cloud. It is available for Windows, Mac, iPhone and Android.
Why use Photoshop Elements?
Photoshop Elements makes it simple to edit images in a wide variety of ways. It is easier to use than Photoshop but it works well as a standalone product.
Adobe Photoshop Elements is ideal for beginners because it is one of the most popular alternatives to Photoshop. A basic knowledge of using a graphics editor is enough to get you started with Adobe Photoshop Elements and the other features are accessible with little effort.
What is the difference between Photoshop Elements and Photoshop?
This is a significant difference between Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Elements. Photoshop Elements is a simple alternative to Photoshop. You will need to learn less to use it but the difference is huge.
The user interface in Photoshop Elements is laid out differently. Elements automatically searches for layers and tools, which makes it easier to find in a new way. You can also create new art with templates. These templates are called styles.
You can import your own photographs and edit them in Elements to turn them into paintings, photographs, or even something new entirely.
Photoshop Elements is a great tool for people who take and edit a lot of images. It is perfect for making postcards and cards, and also for people who would rather take a casual, natural photo of their families than go to a professional location.
Adobe Photoshop Elements Tutorial: How to Turn Family Pictures into Fine Art
Step 1: Open Photoshop Elements
Open Photoshop Elements from the launcher by clicking the icon on your desktop. Open Photoshop Elements by clicking the icon on your desktop. You will need to be logged in to use the digital cloud. Alternatively, you can download it from Adobe.com.
Step 2: Open a Photographic Picture
You can use a photographic picture that you have taken. It can be a picture of you or your family.
You will have a finder in Elements that you can use to navigate your photo. By default, Photoshop Elements starts with the current view. You can choose a different view by clicking the arrow at the top right of
GURGAON: The Haryana police on Friday arrested a 46-year-old man and three others for allegedly selling contaminated liquor.
During the interrogation, they told the police that they had purchased the liquor from a shop in the Ashok Park area of Sector 8.
The excise officials are investigating the matter and are going to conduct an analysis of the seized liquor in the presence of a sniffer dog at a forensic laboratory.
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During the interrogation, they told the police that they had purchased the liquor from a shop in the Ashok Park area of Sector 8. PHOTO: PTI PHOTOStructure-activity relationships of tachykinin- and substance P-like peptides as 5-hydroxytryptamine4 receptor ligands.
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When you play a killer game, really? That’s just great! You should use that in your next movie!
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The movie focuses on a man named Kyle Reese, an ex-soldier who’s now been excommunicated from society, surviving with only a couple of ex-girlfriends, his dog, and a typewriter. The only thing is, these ex-girlfriends have all been turned into flesh eating creatures who inhabit the city of Los Angeles during the summer. It’s a story of survival, and how difficult it is for someone to survive when they’ve lost everything, and the world doesn’t give a shit when those survivors kill anything that moves. It’s also about how the bad guys are really pretty cool, and the hero really isn’t very, you know, the hero.
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