Pre-mommy days I modeled for a living. Contrary to popular belief, Photoshop has aways intimidated me & I didn't know how to use the program myself. Yes my professional photos were photoshopped to the max, I would be pretty mad if they weren't lol... Who doesn't want a flawless photo in a magazine? But I was a model & yes I am also pretty in real life haters & I also know what makeup is & how to use the same filters every other girl plays with on there phones, so my personal photos are just as real as yours ;-)
I always felt that photoshop was a program only suitable for the professional photographers I worked with. It just looked really hard to use & there was no reason for me to have to make cover photos out of my phone snapshots!
Long boring story short... Boy was I was SO wrong! When Best Buy contacted me about doing a review for the new Adobe Photoshop Elements or the new Adobe Photoshop coming out this month, I decided to admit my shortcomings and take a look at what Adobe considers a more casual/beginner editing program, that being Elements.
Is it really for beginners?
Yes, there’s a learning curve, and yes, it will take some time to master all the fabulous features and tools, but Adobe PhotoShop Elements has now made it that even a casual picture-taker or those just getting started can easily organize, edit, and share their photos and videos. My blog is going to be looking pretty sweet thanks to this program!!!
Let me show you how awesome the new Adobe Photoshop Elements really is!
Whiten teeth or make skies a vibrant blue in one step. Make unwanted stuff vanish with one brush stroke, and get intelligent tone corrections with a tool that remembers the looks you like.
Move objects in a photo — the background just fills in.
Photo remixes and mashups are easy with Photomerge Compose. Pull something out of one photo, pop it into another, and the color and lighting blend for a realistic-looking scene.
The perfect composition is the one you like best. Elements suggests four different options — you just pick your favorite.
Straightening’s a snap — edges fill in like magic.
Relive your journeys – view photos and videos on a map based on where they were taken.
Put a cool twist on your Facebook page by blending your profile and cover photos in ways your friends won’t just Like, they’ll love.*
Share photos on Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo and Twitter.
Use photos, text and themed graphics to create great-looking customized jackets and labels for your CDs and DVDs.
Support for High DPI on Windows and Retina Display on Mac means you always see your photos full res — no compromises.
Find great creative ideas, tips, tricks, and help right at your fingertips, right inside Elements.
Your selfies’ best friend! Just click to remove the camera shake that comes from unsteady hands.
Easily remove haze to make the background as crisp as what’s up front. Great for landscape shots.
Selecting hair, pet fur and other fine details used to be a chore. No more! Just paint loosely over the area and Elements does the rest.
Photoshop Elements recognizes the faces in your photos and stacks them by person during import, so it’s easy to find photos of specific people later.
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