Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 is now available on the Falk Library upper floor computers, for use by University of Pittsburgh students, faculty, and staff of the schools of the health sciences.
Photoshop Elements is ideal for both novice and expert users for image editing and enhancement. This software can work with many types of pictures, from selfies on your phone, to professional images captured in RAW, to everything in between.
The following image editing processes can be easily applied through Photoshop Elements:
- Depth of Field: Get your subject to stand out by blurring the background.
- Restore Old Photo: Transform an old scanned photo to give it a fresh and flawless look.
- Photomerge® Compose: Extract an object from one photo and compose it into another.
- Photomerge® Group Shot: Make sure everyone in your group shot is smiling and has their eyes open by blending multiple shots into one.
- Photomerge® Scene Cleaner: Easily remove moving objects, like cars, from a series of photos.
To get started, open your image file(s) in Photoshop Elements. If you are a beginner, select Quick from the top menu. This will apply a Smart Fix to your image, or choose from a selection of other commonly used tools. The Guide option will lead you through a multi-step process to achieve a special effect, such as combining two images into one, or restoring a scanned photo. In Expert mode, you will find the same toolbox and options that are familiar to seasoned Photoshop CC users.
Photoshop Elements can also address image editing needs for charts, figures, and illustrations that are used in presentations or for publication. Some useful techniques are removing backgrounds, adding text, scaling the image size, and saving in a new file format.