by Charlie Cook – Recode Editor-in-Chief Charlie Cook is joined by French photographer Chris Lefebvre to explain how to make your photos more accessible to all, and why the world should care.
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But if you’re like me, you may not have been a fan of the photo-editing process itself.
In this article, I will be using the same tools and software as Chris, but instead of just editing photos for the sake of editing them, I want to use them to show you the power of the digital tools and the tools that make photography easier for everyone.
So, for now, I’m going to show how you can use Photoshop Elements 2.5 to create a photo of your own, or at least a photo that you think is fun to look at.
I have a ton of photos in my portfolio, and the best way to showcase them is to show them to people, so this tutorial is going to be about using the editing tools in Photoshop Elements.
And we’re going to start with a simple, two-photo sequence, which you can see here.
In this first image, I’ve used the “P” and “P+” buttons to select the first and last image.
The “P-” button is where the “paint brush” tool comes in.
You can use this tool to paint over a part of the image, and you can also paint over individual objects in the image.
I’ve also used the tools to paint some edges around the image with the “b” key.
And, just to give you an idea of what I’m doing, here’s a picture of the same image with some highlights.
The highlights are the ones I’m painting.
If you click on the highlight, you’ll see an overlay that will give you a preview of the entire image.
This is where you can adjust the size of the highlight and the opacity of the area that you’re painting.
I’ve set the opacity to “none”, which means I’m only painting the area around the highlight.
In the second image, we’ve used “A” and the “B” buttons.
In addition to making it easier to get into the painting mode, these two buttons are also useful when you want to change the focus of the paintbrush.
I can also choose the “Toggle to Fullscreen” and move the camera around to get a different perspective, but we’ll get into that later.
In the third image, the highlight is darker.
You’ll see a new layer added to the image that lets you paint over it.
This is where we start changing the focus in the paint brush.
I’ll go into more detail about the painting tool later.
Now, let’s get started.
First, we’re using the “F” and “/” buttons in Photoshop to select two images in the hierarchy of our image.
In these images, I have the first image and the second.
If you use “Ctrl+F” or “Ctrl-F” to select multiple images, you can get the same result with the second one, but if you use the same technique, you get to select a single image.
In our example, we chose to move the mouse cursor over the first photo, and then click on a button on the first picture to select it.
The mouse cursor will appear in the area where the mouse pointer would normally be.
To bring the cursor to the first photograph, we just click the “1” button, and that brings up the menu to select this picture.
Now that we’ve selected the first item, we can change the size and opacity of this image.
To do this, we’ll just use the “Ctrl + O” or the “Shift + O.”
These are both shortcuts to drag your mouse around to select more items in the list.
To make it easier, you could also drag the cursor with your mouse to select several items at once.
But if that’s too cumbersome, you have the option to select one item at a time by clicking on the “X” button.
To change the opacity and size of our final image, simply click on “O” and you’ll change the transparency of the whole image.
If we don’t change the brightness of the background, you might notice that the image becomes dark.
That’s because the pixels are black.
But that’s normal for a photo.
When you zoom in, you see the pixels being highlighted.
In our example here, the image is 100% transparent, but with the mouse moving, it will appear a little darker than it actually is.
This might be a little frustrating for some people, but I promise it’s not a deal-breaker.
The first thing we’re doing is moving the mouse.
When we’re in painting mode in Photoshop, we use the cursor keys to drag the mouse over the objects in our image, as shown here.
When the mouse is in the painting range, we drag the pointer down and then up. When