Merge Photos with Graphics

Merge photos with graphics and create fantastic effects using blending modes.

This surreal merge photos with graphics effect may look intricate and complicated, but merely by making use of the graphics and backgrounds that come with Elements, it’s something that anybody can do, and on any portrait they like. We’re using a simple graphic called Brass Leaves, which you’ll find within the hundreds of graphics, frames and effects that come with Photoshop Elements, in this tutorial. However, if you prefer, you could always use one of the others graphics.
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The Importance of Bit Depth

The Importance of Bit Depth

Each digital file you create (capture or scan) is capable of representing a specific number of colors. This capability, usually referred to as the ‘mode’ or ‘color depth’ of the picture, is expressed in terms of the number of ‘bits’. Most photos these days are created in 24-bit mode. This means that each of the three color channels (Red, Green and Blue) is capable of displaying 256 levels of color (or 8 bits per channel). When the three channels are combined, a 24-bit image can contain a staggering 16.7 million separate tones/hues.
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The Steps in the Digital Process

The Steps in the Digital Process

The Steps in the Digital Process

The digital imaging process contains three separate steps – capture, manipulate and output. Capturing the image is the first step. It is at this point that the color, quality and detail of your image will be determined. Careful adjustment of either the camera or scanner settings will help ensure that your images contain as much of the original’s information as possible. In particular, you should ensure that delicate highlight and shadow details are evident in the final image.
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Enhance your images automatically

Automatic Image Enhancement

Correct common photo problems quickly using automatic enhancement tools such as the powerful Auto Smart Tone.

Most people would probably prefer to spend more time taking photographs than editing them. For
this reason Photoshop Elements’ editing modes are crammed full of menu commands that are designed to automatically enhance your shots with the minimum of time and effort on your part. The automatic enhancement commands are designed to overcome common photo problems with a few clicks. Read more