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You might find that Quick Fix doesn't do what you want for every image you try it on, but you won't find out unless you try. Answer the Quiz questions, and then use the Activities to get some experience with Quick Fix under your belt.


  1. Unsharp masking reduces the sharpness of an image by masking off parts of it.
    1. True
    2. False
  2. Which of the following is not a component of color?
    1. Hue
    2. Brightness
    3. Shade
    4. Saturation
  3. Which Quick Fix should you always do last?
    1. Red Eye
    2. Levels
    3. Saturation
    4. Sharpen

Quiz Answers

  1. B. Unsharp masking actually uses a mask that covers everything but the edges within the image. Because of the mask, Photoshop Elements can increase the contrast on those edges without affecting the rest of the picture.

  2. C. The color model we're using in this hour is called HSB, for Hue, Saturation, and Brightness.

  3. D. Photoshop Elements conveniently places the four Quick Fix categories in the appropriate order for applying them.


  1. Go through your photo collection and find a photo that's really dark. Experiment with the Lighting Quick Fixes until you find the best way to lighten the image. What happens when you lighten it too much?
  2. Now try the same thing with a photo that's overexposed (too light). Do you have the same degree of success? If not, why do you think that's the case?
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