Keep in mind that in order to be able to edit layer-based images, you need to have all the photographs, graphics, and artwork on separate layers and layers aligned. This way you can use layer effects to manipulate one layer to change another layer below it.
The following sections tell you what to expect from Photoshop when you open it for the first time and give you a basic plan of attack.
Getting acquainted with Photoshop
When you first start Photoshop, you’re presented with the dialog box shown in Figure 13-1. Although the dialog box’s name and contents vary depending on which version of Photoshop you own, it’s generally the same.
**Figure 13-1:** The Photoshop welcome screen.
You can see both the default settings and your last 100 adjustments when you first open Photoshop. The default settings are those last used when you closed down the program or adjusted the settings. Photoshop allows you to reopen the program in its default settings.
You can customize the default settings by doing these three things:
Click the New button to open the dialog box shown in Figure 13-1.
Click Customize New Documents.
Click the Preferences tab to see what’s unique to your version of Photoshop.
If you’ve never edited a photo in Photoshop before, the first 30 seconds or so are the most important. After you set the default settings, you’ll spend more time learning the ins and outs of the program.
If you’re someone who likes things organized, you can make custom folders and save your files to the specific folders that have been custom set in Photoshop. For example, you can create a folder titled Branding, which contains all the brand-related graphics, logos, and artwork.
Turning on the layers
The first time you open a photo or graphic, Photoshop will ask you to turn on its layer-based editing features. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Choose File⇒Open.
The Open dialog box appears.
2. Navigate to the folder containing the image you want to open.
3. Click the image to open it.
If you haven’t set up custom folders for your images, the folder or drive that contains the file is listed.
4. Select the Open With Previous Photoshop Version option.
5. Click OK.
The program displays the dialog box shown in Figure 13-2. Click OK.
We’re here to help you understand Photoshop Elements better and how to make great images with it. In this post, we’re going to give you a quick overview of Photoshop Elements.
What is Photoshop Elements?
Photoshop Elements is a free alternative to Adobe Photoshop. It is meant for everyday use and for hobbyists. If you are a professional Photoshop user, you can usually find a way to work around the differences in the two programs.
Adobe Photoshop Elements is available for Windows 10, macOS and iOS.
It includes lots of elements, such as:
Photoshop Touch and iOS Design
Photoshop Elements and iOS Design
The Elements Editor
New Features Not Available in Photoshop
The download size is quite hefty. It is a good thing if you own the full version of Photoshop as well, because it will add a lot of features.
It’s one of the few free alternative applications that boasts a long list of features. There are fewer layers, no layers panel, no live histograms and no Photoshop Actions. However, it does support layers, masks, adjustment layers, layer comps, smart objects, and text, and Photoshop ACR (Adobe Camera Raw).
What is the Photoshop Elements way of using layers?
Like Photoshop, Photoshop Elements allows you to have layers for both the canvas and the mask.
When you place your work under the Lens Correction tab, you will see your Photoshop Elements canvas and canvas mask. If you drag the mask up, you can edit the masking in front of your image. If you move your cursor away from the image, you can work on the full Photoshop Elements canvas.
What is the Photoshop Elements way of using adjustment layers?
Adobe Photoshop Elements doesn’t have adjustment layers like Photoshop does. The three types of adjustment layers available for Photoshop Elements are Lens Correction, Exposure, and Levels.
What are the Photoshop Elements ways of using layers?
Photoshop Elements and Photoshop Touch have a layer comp button for the placement of layers. As mentioned, there are fewer layers in Photoshop Elements than in Photoshop, but the biggest limitation is the inability to see layers. The layer comp button in Photoshop Elements moves each layer in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.
The Photoshop Elements way of using the Levels Adjustment Layer
You can use the Photoshop Elements Levels Adjustment Layer in the same way as Photoshop. The Levels adjustment layer
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