Source. Sets the source to use for repairing pixels. Sampled uses pixels from the current image. Pattern uses pixels from a pattern. If you chose Pattern, select a pattern from the Pattern palette.
Aligned. Samples pixels continuously, without losing the current sampling point, even if you release the mouse button. Deselect Aligned to continue using the sampled pixels from the initial sampling point each time you stop and resume painting.
Use All Layers. Samples data from all visible layers. Deselect Use All Layers to sample only from the active layer.
Choose File > New > Photomerge Panorama. Then click Browse and navigate to the “cars_pano” folder in the Tutorials folder located inside the Adobe Photoshop Elements application folder. Open the folder and select all the image files. (Hold the Shift key and click on each image to select all files.)
Click Open to add the images to the Source Files list in the Photomerge dialog box.
When the images are added to the Photomerge dialog box, click OK.
To change your view of the composition, use the Navigator. Position the pointer in the red box in the Navigator thumbnail. Drag the red box over the area of the composition you wish to view. Use the zoom out or zoom in button, or drag the slider bar to adjust the magnification of your composition in the work area.
For more info go to Help>Tutorial>Photomerge Panorama
Graphic File Formats 0 Rudimentary Windows graphics, Windows icons Bitmap – Used for Windows images; Format inefficient, but standardized enough to be reliable; BMP (.bmp) Image capture, still video image capture An Apple Macintosh picture file format; PICT (.pct) Initial image capture, hard-copy publication photos, images Tagged Image File Format – Large files generally saved with a great deal of data information (color range, resolution, etc.); TIFF (.tif) Image manipulation Native Photoshop file format ; Can be imported into other image manipulation programs; PSD (.psd) Browser images Photographic images Diagrams, Clip Art, Maps, Limited color-range images Best used for: Characteristics: File format (suffix) Portable Network Graphic format – ‘Lossless’ format; Works best with Windows browser applications; Displays 24-bit color AND supports transparency; “Scales” within windows; PNG (.png) Joint Photographic Experts Group – Best for photo display; Image compression user-defined, but image quality can suffer; JPEG (.jpg) Graphics Interchange Format – Limited to 256 colors or less; Displays single color areas best; File sizes not good for large images; Supports transparency; GIF (.gif)
Image Resolution The number of pixels displayed per unit of measure (usually “dots per inch” - dpi)
High resolutions result in slower imaging & printing times, larger file sizes
Most monitors cannot display more than 96 dpi, no matter what resolution the image is…
Click the Create a New Layer icon in the Layers palette. A new layer appears above the active layer in the Layers palette. You’ll also discover that creating type with the type tool and using the shape tool will automatically add a new layer.
Here’s how to name a layer. Double-click a layer thumbnail to open the Layer Properties dialog box. Type the name of the layer in the text box, then click OK. Or, you can just double-click the layer name in the Layers palette and type a new name.
Click the three hats layer in the Layers palette to make it active. Then select the Move tool and drag the artwork on the active layer. Notice that only the artwork on the active layer is moved. You can position a hat over the dummy’s head.
While working on this tutorial, use the Undo button to undo (Control + z) any action and restore the artwork.
You can also remove artwork from your document by deleting a layer. Make the shoe layer active in the Layers palette, then click the Delete Layer icon. Click Yes to confirm you want to delete the selected layer. Only the active layer and its artwork are removed from the file.
1. Open “Basket.psd” in the Tutorials folder located inside the Adobe Photoshop Elements application folder. Drag the basket layer to “Start.psd.” Close “Basket.psd.” Make sure the basket layer in “Start.psd” is active.
2. Choose Image > Transform > Free Transform. A bounding box with handles appears around the artwork you’re modifying.
3. To scale artwork, position the pointer over any edge of the bounding box until you see a double-headed arrow. Holding the Shift key constrains the proportions of the image as you scale it. When you’re happy with the new size, click the Commit button .
4. To rotate the artwork, position the pointer outside the transformation bounding box until you see a curved double-headed arrow. Drag clockwise or counterclockwise to rotate the artwork. Press Enter (Windows) or Return (Mac OS), or click the Commit button to apply the transformation changes.
An efficient way to work with layers is to link two or more of them together. By linking layers, you can move and transform them together, maintaining their alignment with each other.
With the Pants layer active in the Layers palette, click the small box to the right of the eye icon in the Shirt layer. A link icon appears in the box, indicating that the Shirt layer is now linked to the Pants layer. Select the Move tool, position it in the image window, and drag. Notice that the artwork on the linked layers moves at the same time.
To unlink a layer, click the link icon in the linked layer. The link icon disappears, and the layer is no longer linked to the active layer.
When you’ve finished editing all the layers in your image, you can flatten the file’s layers. This merges all the layers into a single background layer, greatly reducing the file size. Be aware that when you flatten an image and save it you lose the layers. To preserve the layers, save the image to another file name.
To flatten a file, choose Layer > Flatten Image.
To save the flattened image, choose File > Save As.
In the dialog box, type a new name for your flattened file, select a file format if desired, and click Save.