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Pixel basics

Everything you do in Photoshop Elements involves controlling and changing pixels. Pixels—individual, tiny squares, or picture elements—make up your entire image and are typically not visible as individual elements until you zoom in on your picture (Figure 2.1). In fact, Photoshop Elements may even have derived its name at least in part from these small but powerful image structures.

Figure 2.1. Pixels become more visible as you increase the magnification of your image.



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