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Photoshop Elements Tutorial That Reveals How To Hand Tint A Digital Image

Tue, 04 Aug 2009 12:10:00 +0000

Adding hand tinting to your photos creates amazing results, turning an ordinary photo into a masterpiece. By adding a few tints to a black and white you can transform your it into something you will want to frame and put where everyone can see .

I always recommend you work with a copy of your photo so your first step is to open the photo in your software program then choose file and save as to give it a new name. I also always tell people to save their work to their desktop so you can easily find it while you are working on it.

In Elements you will want to open up the layers palette then use your mouse and drag the photo background layer to the copy icon, thereby creating a new copy of your photo on a different layer; click on "Target" and select this new layer and press SHIFT+ CTRL +U to remove the color from the digital photo. Finally hit CTRL to bring up the "Levels" dialog.

Something to remember is to hit "Auto" to see what your image looks like and then play with it from there. To darken shadows use the Black slider more to the right; to brighten the highlights you can move the White slider to the left; when this is finished you can click OK.

With this layer still selected and in black and white I want you to choose the eraser tool with a soft round brush set at round 5-10% opacity and about 30 pixels breadth. Keeping in mind that you are trying for a soft, transparent look begin to edit the areas where you would like to see a bit more color. Always remember that you can use the Undo, or Ctrl+Z button at anytime if you accidentally erase something you wanted to keep.

Now increase your brush size to enhance the areas where you would like more color and finally you can either merge all of the layers or simply flatten and then save your beautifully hand-tinted digital photo.
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Adobe Photoshop Elements Video Tutorials And Newbie Tips

Tue, 04 Aug 2009 12:10:00 +0000

With social networks now becoming a convenient means to keep in touch with friends and relatives all over the world, more and more people have been looking into finding ways and means not only to share their memories over the Internet to their loved ones, especially those that were taken years back to strike up a conversation and bring back memories.

It is not surprising, then, that software programs which have been used solely by graphic designers and advertising firms are now making their way into personal computers and laptops. While Adobe Elements is undoubtedly one of the best software programs to use for editing and tweaking your photos, it can be a little bit overwhelming and intimidating for the average person to use. There are a number of different websites now that offer tutorials to help you get started and maximize the use of Adobe Elements. To make sure that you get to maximize this powerful software program, here are some things that you can look for.

Starting from the Beginning

One of the first things to look for when choosing a tutorial program over the Internet is to make sure that the tutorial covers first the basic rather than jumping in right away to the fancy stuff. This is extremely helpful, especially if you are very new to using Adobe Elements altogether. By giving you an overview of where to find each of the different basic tools used in most projects, it will be a lot easier for you to follow more advance techniques and eventually become more and more confident to experiment on the different things that could be done using this software program.

Video Tutorials

Another thing to look for in a tutorial program over the Internet is whether or not there are video tutorials that would guide you through certain basic techniques and processes. Many times, Adobe Premier Elements tutorials that are found over the Internet are created by people who have a vast knowledge on the use of the software program. What may appear to them as sheer basic instructions can still sound extremely vague and confusing for a person extremely new to the software program! With the video tutorial, you will be able to understand what they are talking about and follow these step-by-step, pausing the video once in a while in order to make sure that you are doing it correctly.


Finally, make sure that the tutorial program that you are taking will cover those applications and techniques that you will need the most. There are a number of tutorial websites over the Internet that list down the tutorial pages by sections. These are great because you would be able to maximize your time in just learning what you need. Nothing could be extremely more frustrating on the part of the person trying to learn the ins and outs of Adobe Premier Elements by spending too much time learning things that are self-explanatory and would be unable to go to progress unless this particular chapter is completed.
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