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The three tools approximate three general levels of functionality and capability. Photoshop Elements is an entry-level image editing package. It provides image editing and some library management capabilities. It has some rich capabilities, and supports all the common editing capabilities of Photoshop. Adjustment layers allow non-destructive editing to a ...


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I would consider Elements to be more along the lines of an entry-level Lightroom than a competitor to Photoshop CS5. All three products serve a certain audience, with some overlap between all three as well. Elements is an excellent entry level tool that allows you to quickly clean up photos at the basic level with prefab tools that do most of the work for ...


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I used your original image in photoshop cs5 expanded the canvas size, selected the blank area using the magic wand tool and used content-aware fill (shift+5) and it filled the image in perfectly. I've never used photoshop elements, what version do you have? A quick google search show elements 9+ has content-aware fill. Anyway I tinkered with it for about 2 ...


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Don't worry that the D5100 isn't listed. The picture controls can be downloaded for use by the software (View NX2) or to be uploaded onto the camera. You're only interested in making them available for View NX2, so don't need to worry about the camera model. If you haven't selected another Picture Control setting in your D5100 menu, it will have defaulted ...


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The banding is caused by limited information in the sky area. You can confirm this by using the dropper tool on each band - you will probably find only a limited set of RGB values. Edit: have had a look and the blue values are all 235, 236, 237. If there is limited information, blur will merely move the bands around. You have to add some random ...


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It would be helpful to know exactly which tool you used to tweak the sky and to see how it looked before. The histogram of you sky looks like it has been posterized, ie. jumping values, and then blurred to fill up the gaps. the causes for this can be working in a 8bit image space, doing multiple operations that should have made decimal values but then ...


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If you install both programs on the same computer, you can open the images in Photoshop Elements directly from within Lightroom. See instructions here or google "lightroom open in photoshop". The advantage of this (compared to exporting the images, then opening in Phososhop) is that the *.PSD files are automatically accessible from Lightroom's catalog, and ...


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I think there are many ways to achieve this feeling...if I were to tackle it I'd do something like this. Aside from the technical aspect of setting the scene I would shoot RAW with color balance somewhere in the range of florescent. I would then use a selective color treatment in photoshop to fine tune my colors. I agree with Phillippe Lavoie on the ...


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The problem seems to be that I set up my phone to encrypt my SD card and when I pulled files to my PC, they came off still encrypted. A fuller discussion of this issue can be found on Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange.


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I tried this with Adobe Photoshop Elements 10(Elements). I created a simple catalog in Elements then tried to open it in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.4.1(Lightroom). I was unable to see the option to "Upgrade Photoshop Elements Catalog" as is suggested by Adobes help file here. I did not see that option under the File menu as it suggested. I actually found a ...


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There are several presets for this type of effect, they're all basically trying to do the same thing: simulate an old print where the paper base under the silver has yellowed with age, so all the colors have shifted a bit higher in the yellows; and the dyes fading at different rates as Stan pointed out. "Old Polar" in Lightroom comes to mind, though clearly ...


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Instead of using the facial recognition to tag the blurry photos, turn off facial recognition for those photos then just drag the appropriate name from the tag list onto the picture. That way your picture will still come up when you search on tags but the system won't link it to a face so it won't confuse or overload the facial recognition software. That ...


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I found the above responses interesting in that I am pretty familiar with PSE (all versions except 11) and I can do just about all the LR and CS edit functions mentioned above, I can do in PSE (some may take a few more clicks). Note I mentioned "edit functions" not organizer functions where LR wins and clearly CS wins for batch processing. PSE now has ...


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The raw file is called that for a reason - because it represents the raw data off the sensor, so no program should really modify it. Any non-destructive raw edits are generally saved in sidecar files or a database. I think Elements has that option to store in either an XMP file or a database. I think the DNG file format allows for writing edits to the ...


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I see it this way: if you're a photographer (or a serious amateur), go with Lightroom. I think LR is a very, very good tool for a photographer. If you need to change not only how the image appears but you want to give a completely different aspect to your images (more of a designer/artist/painter job) then go with Elements. This means that you don't mind ...


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> "Does anyone know of an article or site that lists the features of Lightroom, PS Elements, and PS, side by side?" Yes, ours does - pretty comprehensively: What's Are the Differences Between Adobe Photoshop CS vs. Lightroom vs. Elements? Hope that helps with some of the key details and adds to the conversation.


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It seems it is the same version. The Camera Raw 6.3 (which is the most current) update pages (Windows, OS X) both have links to Photoshop Elements ACR update and Premiere Elements ACR update pages. To reduce your clicks: Photoshop Elements 9 Camera Raw 6.3 update for Windows Photoshop Elements 9 Camera Raw 6.3 update for OS X This new version of the ...


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You can use Content-aware fill which is available in Photoshop Elements 9 and above (see here for an example of how to use it). Basically what will happen is that Photoshop Elements will try to fill the empty space from the surrounding pixels, so in theory it should do what you want. Also if the link above wasn't enough for you, this Google search could ...


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First off I am not sure if there is an easy way to create an invisible watermark in PSE without buying a Digimarc subscription. With that said there is a way to create an (almost) invisible watermark using the blue channel and layer styles but this is not possible in PSE. Here is a tutorial on how this is done in PS. (Maybe download the trial version of ...


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Photoshop Lightroom does basically everything a photographer would want as compared to what Elements can do. If there is a specific feature you want in Elements, just export from Lightroom as a JPG and make your edits in Elements, then pull it back into Lightroom. No specific workflow is needed. Personally, for photography I rarely use Photoshop any longer, ...


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I think the simplest way in PSE11 to create a vignette is to use the guided edit option. Under guided edit under Photo Effects there is a Vignette Effect choice. Once selected you can choose black or white, intensity and also ability to refine the shape.


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I'd try this: Curves adjustment layer. Increase the contrast (steeper curve) in the red layer. Decrease the contrast in the green. Maybe leave the blue linear. Play with it from there... Or, maybe just mess with warming things up (especially highlights) in the color balance dialog. I guess you might be able to get something by messing with in-camera white ...


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Presets are a Lightroom thing. What you need are actions or plugins. Many plugins and actions for Photoshop are compatible with PS Elements. I think if you search on Actions for Photoshop Elements you may find a number of them. I have tried out actions, and I've found that an action that works well on one image looks terrible with others. I've found it ...


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I sucessfully used NEF-to-JPG. It is freeware, and can convert from NEF to JPG or TIFF formats


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With "LCD screen", i assume you mean your camera's screen. The better question would then be "Why can't i see the the posterization on my crappy camera LCD?" and the answer is: because it doesn't have the quality of a real monitor. Also, on the camera, you see the jpeg preview, while in Aperture you see Aperture'S rendering of the RAW file. That said, i ...


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You can use either 'sponging' or 'masking' Which will both achieve the effect i believe you are trying to achieve. Masking is much simpler and more effective i believe but its up to you. Hope it helps!


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Here is a couple tutorials about layers in photoshop elements. TUTORIAL 1 TUTORIAL 2 So after layers make some sense to ya make a levels layer. Paint the Layer mask so it is white on the edges and corners ( ideally make this the shape of the vignette you would like) With the mask selected (it should have a selection bracket around the mask on the curve ...


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The best way to do this is to set up a network share on the computer where the pictures are being shared, with that said. lightroom will see the PSDs that the elements would create but not the edits and elements will not see any changes that lightroom as completed as they both use different databases for their catalogs and elements cant see the "changes" ...


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I am not sure about a JPEG XR Plugin for PSE, however, I would use PNG for my file. You could download GIMP and then use the GIMP JPEG XR Plugin to do what you are looking for. Hope this helps.


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I wasn't able to find the exact breakdown of what your version of Photoshop Elements supports, but I would guess the Photoshop Elements 5.0 document here is very similar to Photoshop Elements 7.0 that you have. This document might help as well. Essentially, the reason that you are probably seeing that error message is because you are trying to open a file ...



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