- How Did You Do That?
- Adding a Decorative Border
- Creating a Gradient Fill
- Adding a Vignette to a Portrait
- Creating a High-Contrast Black-and-White Picture
- Fading Out Color
- Coloring a Single Object
- Deleting the Background
- Making a Photo Look Like an Oil Painting
- Posterizing a Picture
- Making a Photo Look Like a Sketch
- Applying the Pointillize Filter
- Trimming a Photo into a Custom Shape
- Applying Effects with the Smart Brush
- Touching Up with the Detail Smart Brush
Applying Effects with the Smart Brush
Using the Photoshop Elements new Smart Brush, you can apply special effects with a paintbrush, putting them right where you want them and nowhere else. It’s a great tool for cleaning up snapshots with a minimum of fuss.
- With an image open in the Editor’s Full Edit mode, click the Smart Brush tool.
- Choose an effects category from the pop-up menu at the top of the Smart Paint palette.
- Click an effect to apply.
Paint over the area to which you want to apply the effect.
- To remove an area from the selection, click the Remove from Selection brush.
- Paint over the area that shouldn’t have the effect.
- To modify the settings, double-click the Pin in the image window or the layer’s thumbnail in the Layers palette.
Make your changes and click OK.