For more on Photoshop basics, check out Chapter 2.
Using Photoshop Elements
Photoshop Elements is a free digital photography editor designed for Photoshop-neophytes or people who just need a quick go-to app, like most beginners. Some Photoshop Elements users build full images from scratch using layers, but for most people, it’s best to use the filter effects and adjustments tools to quickly apply a range of changes to an image.
The capabilities of Photoshop Elements aren’t as robust as those of Photoshop, but they’re better than nothing. The following list shows some of the strengths and weaknesses of Photoshop Elements.
Good for simple processing: Elements’ image-processing tools are pretty easy to use, even if you’ve never touched a photo before. The tools are also fairly easy to customize and modify.
Good for quick edits: While the editing tools may be more forgiving than those of other Photoshop packages, the available tools are limited. Photoshop Elements doesn’t offer the same editing range and robustness as Photoshop, for example.
Good for basic image adjustments: Elements’ image-adjustment tools offer a basic set of adjustments and work well for basic photo-editing jobs. You can see the adjustments in action by choosing Enhance⇒Adjust Lighting and Effects⇒Adjust Lighting and Adjust Color. The adjustments in Photoshop Elements work just as well as they do in Photoshop. (See Chapter 2 for more on image adjustments.)
Good for creating photos from scratch: Elements doesn’t come with a selection tool, but it does have an outline drawing tool, which is a good replacement for the drawing tools in some image editors. (In Chapter 4, you see how to use the Outline tool.)
Good for creating layered PSD files: Elements is very capable of saving image files in the popular.PSD format, the most commonly used image format in graphic design. (See Chapter 2 for information on saving your images in PSD format.)
Good for organizing and managing images: Elements offers an effective way of managing large collections of images using libraries, a feature that can greatly simplify image acquisition.
Comparing the Tools Between Photoshop and Photoshop Elements
The best way to learn how to use the major components of the two programs is to jump in and start working with a picture. You can easily compare the differences between Photoshop and Photoshop Elements by using the free Zoom! app, which zooms in on your image for you to see the various changes made to it, including
Even if you are currently using Photoshop for other reasons, it is worth learning about and using Photoshop Elements. Here are the tips to get you started with Adobe Photoshop Elements – how to make images the right size, how to format a document, how to export images, how to make text, how to get rid of unwanted items, and more.
Portrait Photography: Photography Tips for Adobe Photoshop Elements
Photographers of all levels and skill levels tend to get caught up in the details of getting a great portrait. If you’re reading this article you’re on the right track. However, there are some basic settings that can make a big difference.
Take these additional photos of your subject’s face and share your best tips and techniques in the comments section below.
Using a tripod will help you control light and get a lower-camera-shutter-speed image than with your hand holding the camera.
A photo without background distractions will help you get a better image that is more important than the background.
Proper posing is a great way to avoid unwanted background distractions and help you get your perfect shot.
A list of useful website links and further reading on portraiture can be found at Pixrocket: Photography Portal.
How to Use Photoshop Elements: Editing Images
When you open Photoshop Elements it will automatically create a new document. This document contains a “quick” guide with some basic options.
To get into these options and make an image “proper” you’ll need to click the button labeled “Edit” in the upper-left corner. This will bring up a menu bar above the image.
The first option to explore is “Select” on the left. You can choose items in the image like the type of photo you’d like to edit. Once selected you can crop the image (including changing the dimensions – it’s a great way to get rid of unwanted background items, like the aforementioned tripod or bothersome flower), move it and re-size it. You can also change the brightness and contrast of the image.
The next option is “Enhance” on the left. You can apply a filter to your image. There are many different filters to choose from, including blurring, sharpening and adding borders around the image. You can also add frames and “layers” to an image.
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article.Welcome to my page!I’m a witch/firbolgy and Pagan living in the wonderful county of Monmouthshire, South Wales.
All my friends call me Sheila and am very proud of my family name!
I live in the beautiful County of Monmouthshire, South Wales and am proud to be a Welsh Woman.
I will be studying for my degrees in Myths and Legends and the History of Witchcraft and Paganism within the next few years and will use this site as a diary and inspiration for my studies.
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Friday, 3 September 2015
A Witches Night in Mid Wales 2013
The night is finally here and as I prepare to venture out into the dark for the first time this year I am very excited. Within the past few years I have
become a firm believer in Halloween and the darker side of the week.
This year I am going to a witches night which I have been invited to
as a guest, I believe, by Alice Hone who I feel rather grand, well he is a
goddess to me!
I have been told that the day is known as All Hallow’s Eve which is
an English custom originating from the ancient Christian feast of All Saints
The Ancient Celts believed that the spirits of the dead inhabited
the world of the living and were inescapable. Therefore, the nights of 31 October
were believed to be the most likely time for spirits to walk the earth.
A young woman was sexually assaulted by a man on a train while trying to stop his impromptu cunnilingus (which is always fun to watch), but she wasn’t the first.
A 23-year-old woman watched as the man’s (admittedly stunning) oral skills worked their way from his mouth up to hers, all the while waiting for the opportune moment to alert the conductor.
Moments before catching the train, a 27-year-old woman was on a train when she was assaulted by a fellow passenger. She told the man to stop, but he ignored her and continued oral assault. She felt she had no option, and had to point out the offender.
It is just one of many stories like this one, where the act of stopping is often a helpless one.
More and more women are avoiding using the term “rape” to describe their experience, but it is definitely not the only term that could be used. They are also sometimes not categorised as rape victims at all, by police, courts, and others. In Australia, we now also have the Home Affairs Minister’s definition of ‘conventional’ rape.
Note, we call it “sexual assault” and rape when we discuss what’s happening to women, but that’s not what we use in the Australian legal system. So-called legal rape. We generally don’t use the term “sexual assault”, which is the term used by the UN, in Australia.
Australia is very heteronormative. In its approach to sex. And “rape” means vaginal, anal or oral penetration. So-called “sexual assault” means that’s happening, but the “completion” is missing.
There’s a very long history of women’s’ resistance to being raped, before the term was even coined. In the Victorian era, women would openly reject the advances of men and make noises to let men know they were not interested. Even if a man was persistent, they would be able to physically resist.
Some women didn’t want to be strangled, or pulled on, or thrown down. They didn’t want to be used by the man they were with, even if they had had some consensual sex. But they would still resist, physically and verbally.
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