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December 19th, 2003

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What is the best way to become more familiar with photoshop elements?

I've been playing around with photoshop elements 10 and I'm just having a really hard time with layers, masking, white and black brushes, etc. I know there are lots of different books and tutorials out there, but which would best someone who is JUST getting started and isn't fully familiar with all of the terms and lingo? Thank you!!!

Yes, the vocabulary of photo editing is the big bump that brings doing tutorials and understanding what they're talking about in the books to a huge, sloppy, skidding stop. You have to be patient and take your baby steps. Thankfully, learning occurs faster and faster as time goes by.

Everyone has a hard time with layers at the beginning. Becoming friends with them takes a little time. It's a matter of getting used to using them. It helps to start with simple projects. Trying to do the project of a lifetime a week after you get Elements is just going to be really, really frustrating.

The same goes for using masks. Here's a helpful hint: use a Reveal All mask (the white one). In all the years I've used Elements, I've used a Hide All mask (the black one) once. Just play around with a mask. Open an image. Right click on it and click on "Layer From Background". Add a mask to it. Press D on your keyboard to make sure the foreground color is black and the background color is white. Click on the mask - yep, move the cursor to the layer with the mask on it and click on the mask. This puts a thin line all around the inside of the mask showing that it's highlighted. (Click on the picture's thumbnail in the layer and you'll see the line disappear.) Now, click on the Paintbrush and start painting on the picture in the workspace. Wherever you paint black, you "erase" the picture. Now, press X on your keyboard to switch the black and white swatches and paint with white. When you paint with white, you "unerase" the parts you've just erased.

If you use an adjustment layer, it will have a mask attached to its layer. This is a fun thing because, let's say you have a picture that's a little dark in place so, to lighten it up, you use a Levels adjustment layer. But this makes some parts of the picture too light. Click on the black swatch at the bottom of the toolbar and change it to gray. Click the mask on the Levels Adjustment layer and paint the too light areas with gray. This will protect (or "mask") those areas and keep the adjustment layer from effecting them as much.

Like layers, you'll get used to masking and it will make more sense to you as you get experience with it.

Join a good Elements forum. It will be hard to ask questions at first but you don't know how to put your Elements problems into words. Just lurk and read. You won't understand everything that's being discussed but, little by little, it will start making sense. I learned tons of helpful things from participating in an Elements forum. It's where you learn about the best places to find brushes or plugins, about how to install extras into Elements. Most importantly, it's where you'll find people to hold your hand while you try things. I like Elements Village. You'll find experts to newbies there and everyone is kind.
http://www.elementsvillage.com/forums/

As you gain experience, you might consider a subscription to Photoshop Elements Techniques. It's not cheap but it has a lot of helpful techniques and tricks.

Here's my favorite Elements tutorial site.
http://www.alibony.com/pse/index.php

Also, if there's a bookstore near you, in the magazine section, look for the smallish-sized "Focus Guide Photoshop". This little magazine comes from the UK and it's not very cheap ($15) but it always includes a lot of Elements information. Each issue has a theme.

Just stick with Elements and it will suddenly occur to you that you're comfortable with it.

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