• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Part 1. Learning the Ropes > Choosing Tools from the Toolbox

Choosing Tools from the Toolbox

Tools in the toolbox help you work on portions of a picture in a variety of ways. An example is the Zoom tool, which enlarges your view of a picture. You can switch to the Zoom tool by clicking it in the toolbox or by pressing Z on the keyboard.

Hover and pause the pointer over the Zoom tool. Its name appears in a ToolTip, along with the letter of its shortcut key.

Click the Zoom tool or press Z. The pointer changes to a magnifying-glass symbol, and settings that affect the tool appear in the Options bar.

Click in the center of the area you want enlarged. A magnified view appears in the active image area.

Click again and again to enlarge the view in progressive steps. The magnification percentage appears in the title bar.

NOTE

Zoom In

Zooming doesn't make any changes to the picture itself, just to your view of it in Photoshop Elements so you can work on fine details.


TIP

Shortcut

When using the Zoom tool, right-click anywhere within the active image area and choose Fit on Screen to quickly view the entire image.


Right-click the Brush tool.

Switch to the Impressionist Brush tool. The pointer changes to the brush tip, and settings for the tool appear in the Options bar.

Move the pointer to the area of the picture where you want to use the brush; then click and drag it around, as if painting, to apply the effect.

Because you made a change to the picture, click the Save shortcut in the Shortcuts bar to save your work.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint