Photoshop Elements 12 New Quick Edit Features give you 30 one-click effects to choose from.
Watch the video below to see exactly what the new Quick Edit features are and how easy it is to apply them to your photos.
First you need to enter Quick Edit mode, which you do by clicking on the word Quick at the top-center of the Edit Window
3 new panels were added to Photoshop Elements 12 Quick Edit:
Once in Quick Edit mode, you'll see the 3 new buttons at the bottom-right of the window.
Let's take a look at each one, starting with Effects.
Click on the Effects button and the Effects Panel will appear on the right side of the window.
There are 10 different Effects to choose from and the Panel shows a small preview of what your photo will look like with that Effect applied to it.
You can see the name of an Effect by hovering your mouse over its thumbnail in the panel.
To apply one, you just click once on the thumbnail of the Effect that you want.
If you want to try a different one, just click on its thumbnail and that Effect will be applied instead.
Let's move on to the Textures panel.
Click on the Textures button and the Textures Panel will appear on the right side of the window.
There are also 10 different Textures to choose from and the Panel shows a small preview of each Texture.
And just like with the Effects panel you can see the name of a Texture by hovering your mouse over its thumbnail in the panel.
Again, as with the other Photoshop Elements 12 new Quick Edit features, you just click once on the thumbnail of the Texture that you want.
Textures behave a little differently than Effects do. Remember with Effects, if you click on one Effect and then click on a different Effect, the 1st Effect is replaced by the 2nd Effect.
Well with Textures, if you click on one Texture, and then you click on a 2nd Texture, the 2nd Texture is added to the 1st one.
If you want to try a different Texture without it being added to the last one you applied, you need to click on the Reset Image icon at the top of the Panel first.
That will remove the last Texture and return your photo to its original state.
Be aware that if you have applied an Effect, in addition to removing the Texture, it will also remove the Effect when you click on the Reset Image icon.
So if you want to keep the Effect and just get rid of the Texture, go up to the Edit Menu and click "Undo Quick Texture".
Let's move on to the Frames panel.
Click on the Frames button and the Frames Panel will appear on the right side of the window.
You know the routine...
There are also 10 different Frames to choose from and the Panel shows a small preview of each Frame.
And just like with the other 2 panels you can see the name of a Frame by hovering your mouse over its thumbnail in the panel.
Once again, to apply one you just click once on the thumbnail of the Frame that you want.
The Frame that you choose might cover up part of your photo. That has to do with the proportions of your photo in relationship to the proportions of the Frame.
For instance when I applied the top Frame in the Panel (35 mm), it covered the top of the subjects hair. See the before and after below.
I was able to move the photo down by going over to the Toolbox and clicking on the Move Tool to make it active.
Then I moved my cursor over the "After" photo and clicked and dragged downward to adjust the position of my photo in relationship to the Frame.
See the results below.
That wraps up this look at the Photoshop Elements 12 new Quick Edit features.
Until next time,