I use Photoshop and Photoshop Elements pretty much daily. But I often can’t remember the exact steps to complete a certain edit or effect that I want to create. I don’t do it enough. I either have to go to my notes, a magazine article, or perhaps a previous blog post to fill in the blanks to fill in the blanks of my memory.
What I have been doing for awhile now is to prepare a cheat sheet that lays out the basic steps concisely. I think that these cheat sheets may come in handy for others as well.
That is where the AppTip Sheets come in. They are kept as short as possible, and assume the reader knows how to use the subject program. They just need a little help in putting steps together. Another possible scenario is to provide a top level view of the various screens for a new app on a smartphone or tablet. These cheat sheets help me a lot. Maybe they will you, as well.
So, in this post, I have included an AppTip Sheet for removing a colorcast in a photo. The screens are for Photoshop Elements 2018, but older versions of Elements work equally as well.
Let me know what you think of this type of format. I plan to post others shortly. If you have an idea for a certain topic or program, let me know that as well.
Until next time…
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…
In this tutorial, we will cover the Basic editing panel in PSE 2018’s Adobe Camera RAW (ACR) editor. If you select a RAW image in the Organizer to edit, it is the ACR workspace that opens.
Specifically, the tutorial deals with the Basic sliders on the right side of the workspace. The other screen such as Details etc will be covered in later tutorials. However, using the Basic sliders is often all you need to greatly improve your image. And remember, most every RAW image needs some adjustment, since it has not been processed by your camera before being written to the memory card, like JPEG images have.
Click on the figure below to view and/or print the tutorial.
In the next tutorial, we will cover the other screens in the ACR. If you found this tutorial helpful, leave a comment or Like it.
Until next time…
In the post, I have covered the general process of using the RAW image editor in Photoshop Elements 2018, the ACR.
We have one more topic to cover before getting to the fun part of editing your images, and that is a quick review of the screen layout, and Preferences.
Click on the link below to view or download the tutorial that reviews the ACR workspace screen.
PSE 2018 ACR Workspace Tutorial
Next time, I will cover how to effectively use the Basic panel shown in the figure above. Please leave any comments below, click I=on the Like button if you found this tutorial helpful.
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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Until next time…http://www.donstouder.com/Digital-Photo-Corner/Photoshop%20Elements%2015%20Tutorials/2018%20basic%20raw%20process.pdf
If you have been reading my blog posts for the past several months, you know I have been posting a series of Photoshop Elements 15 tutorials, covering both the Organizer and the Photo Editor.
Well, now that PSE 2018 has been released, I will continue the series, but will be using PSE 2018 for the figures and any changes to the steps in PSE 15 that were introduced in PSE 2018. Additionally, I will be posting tutorials that go into more of the details on how to use the brand new features of PSE 2018.
This tutorial will cover the Refine Edge Tool. Accessing the tool has been made easier in more recent versions of PSE, because there is a button to access the tool from the various selection tools, as shown in the figure below. You can still access it from Select > Refine Edge from the Menu bar, however.
Click on the link below to open the PDF file containing the tutorial.
Refine Edge Tool Tutorial
There is also the Refine Selection Brush tool, that is available as one of the selection tools from within the Tool Option bar as shown below. This tool works essentially the same as the Refine Edge. It basically is just an alternative way to access the basic capability.
Linda Sattgast (www.digitalscrapper.com) has an excellent YouTube video describing how to use the Refine Selection Brush. Its link is shown below.
However you chose to access Refine Edge, brush or tool, it can really improve your selections, especially if they contain hair.
Until next time.