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Importing Source Images

You've learned how to start blank images in Elements, and it's something you'll find yourself doing whenever you need a quickie Web graphic, like a button or a logo. But the real reason that Elements exists, just like Photoshop, is to clean up, retouch, edit, color correct, and work with photographs and scanned images in general. (That's why it's bundled with many of the better cameras and scanners.)

Making a Scan

The first step in scanning a picture is to put it into the scanner face down. Until you've actually made a scan, you may not know what end of the scanner is the “top.” Quite often, you can't tell by looking, or with logic. Of course, if your picture doesn't fill the scanner screen, you may choose to place it sideways to shorten the scanning time, as I have in Figure 22.14. Turning the image 90 degrees on the screen is probably quicker than scanning a correctly oriented portrait. However, you'll do yourself a favor and save a ton of time if you learn to place pictures in the scanner straight against an edge. You can always rotate it back, a half degree at a time, but why should you, when you can be a little careful and get it scanned right to begin with?


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