Since the first of August, Facebook does not allow you to upload pictures directly from desktop photo editing programs such as Photoshop Elements. Photoshop Elements could previously upload photos to Facebook from its Organizer, by clicking on Share > Facebook, as illustrated in the figure below.
Since August 1st, when you do that, you are greeted with the error message below.
Clicking on Continue, the following message appears.
This change affects only desktop applications. Uploading photos and videos from smartphones and tablets are not affected by this new restriction.
Click on the link below to learn more about this change by Facebook. It is unclear whether Facebook will once again be available from Elements in the future.
So, for the foreseeable future, you will need to do it directly from Facebook, navigating to the physical location on your computer where the photo is located. My general approach is to export the photo to a special folder on my desktop, and then direct Facebook to that location. I clean out the folder periodically, since once the photo is uploaded, I no longer need a copy in this special folder.
Until next time...
One of the capabilities the Photo Editor has had for a long time is the ability to play Photoshop Actions.
An Action is similar to a macro in Excel or Word that will complete a series of steps or commands automatically, once started from a single click of the mouse. Using Actions can greatly increase the speed of performing tasks that take multiple steps and are something you do repeatedly while editing a photo.
However, Elements cannot write Actions. The Action must be created using Photoshop CC, and then saved. Additionally, the Action cannot contain any commands that are not in PSE, or used by it internally.
The link below is to an AppTip Sheet that provides an introduction to using Actions in PSE 2018. The process is similar to earlier versions. It used to be a Guided Edit in an earlier version of PSE.
In my next post I will cover how to download, install, and run an Action written by a third party, of which there are hundreds of free ones online.
Until next time…
Over the past several weeks I have posted tutorials on using the Adobe Camera RAW (ACR) in Photoshop Elements 2018. If you missed them, their links are shown below.
Overall RAW Image Processing with ACR
The ACR Workspace
Basic Editing in ACR
Using the ACR Tools
In this post, I have added the final tutorial in the series. It covers using the Detail and Camera Calibration panels of the ACR. As shown in the figure below, the Detail panel is where you go to sharpen and reduce the noise in your RAW images.
To view or print this tutorial, click on the link below.
Using ACR’s Detail and Camera Calibration Panels
I hope you have found these tutorials helpful. If you have please rate it according and share with others over social media.
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In recent posts, I have covered the basic workspace of the ACR, the general approach for processing RAW files, and the Basic Panel sliders.
This post is a short tutorial on the using the ACR’s Tools. To view or download the tutorial, click on the figure below.
Coming next will be a tutorial on the Detail and Camera Calibration panels. Until next time…
I suspect at some point most of you will want to begin to shoot at least some RAW images in your camera. The control and quality you gain from shooting in RAW is significantly greater than is possible than shooting and editing a JPEG image.
There are a lot more topics that I will cover in the future that deal with the main Photo Editor of PSE 2018, but I want to take time now to cover processing images using the Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) editor that is a part of PSE 2018, as well as earlier versions. This is the same, but less feature-rich version that is in Photoshop CC.
In this post, I will overview the steps or process of editing a RAW image. The link below the figure is to a PDF file you can download and print the tutorial.
In the next installment, I’ll cover tips on using the Basic Editing screen in the ACR. Stay tuned.
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It has been far too long since I posted my last Photoshop Elements 15 tutorial. During the past month I have spent a lot of time traveling to softball diamonds and soccer fields to watch my two granddaughters compete in their respective sports. So before the next tournament comes up, I want to post at least one.
In this tutorial, I cover the Clone Stamp tool, the Healing Brush, and the Spot Healing Brush. The Clone Stamp has been around forever, and the healing brushes were added some time after that. More recent versions of Elements added Content Aware technology to the healing brushes. In many cases this technology can significantly improve the results. However, I have to admit there are times when I revert back to the traditional Clone Stamp Tool to complete the task.
As usual the written tutorial is provided in PDF format that is easy to download and print. The figure below shows the before image and the initial application of the Clone Stamp for the example used in the tutorial. Click on it to read or download the tutorial.
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