Getting started with Photoshop Elements

Installing Photoshop Elements

All staff can install Photoshop Elements see http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/ithelp/my-computer/programs/program-installer

Good practice: make a copy of your image

Before editing your image with Photoshop Elements it’s always good practice to make a copy of the original image file as a backup. This is because many of the tasks that you perform in Photoshop Elements are permanent and don’t allow you to revert back to the original image if you make a mistake or change your mind.

The easiest way to make a copy of your image is to Copy and Paste it into the same folder with a different name as follows:

1. Locate the image file on your computer

2. Right click the image file and select Copy from the menu

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3. Right click on the empty workspace and select Paste from the menu

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A copy of your original image will be created. 

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Keep the copy of your image in a safe place in case you ever need to use it again in the future.

Opening your image in Photoshop Elements

To edit your image in Photoshop Elements you will need to open it into the Photoshop Elements workspace.

1. Launch Photoshop Elements from Start > All ProgramsPhotoshop Elements 10 > Adobe Photoshop Elements > Choose Edit.

2. From the File menu select Open…

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The Open window will appear.

3. Browse for your image

4. Click to select your image

5. Click the Open button or double click on the file