Photoshop Elements is a quick and easy photo editing software that is proved valuable to professional photographers as well as anyone who wants to color correct their pictures. Apart from the color correction, the elements software also allows edits, organize, add effects and share the photos on the internet.
As with every update of the elements, the recent launch of Photoshop Elements 14 has its share of interesting Photoshop elements 14 tools and effects that add more value to the software and Photoshop elements 14 help the designers to move one step ahead in the world of photo correction and editing.
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Here is the list of updates the latest version offers
#1. Shake reduction
We always aim to click the best selfie of ours or with our friends. It doesn’t matter even if you are using latest your phone with a grand megapixel camera and an updated version of the technology. We still end up with a little bit or a moderate amount of shake in the picture. Sadly, we cannot help to reduce the natural shake in our body to adjust to the technology.
However, you may not make out the blurry image when you check it on your phone screens. But, the moment your file is transferred to an iPad or a laptop, the distortion is profoundly visible. By the time, it’s too late to call for another shot on the same spot to recall the same joyous moment.
With the new Shake Reduction tool introduced in Photoshop Elements 14, controlling the blur and shake of your photos and selfies are just a matter of a click. You can easily choose to fix the image in two modes
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- Auto Shake reduction
- Shake reduction
Auto Shake reduction:
Enhance > Auto shake reduction
It helps the beginners and intermediate level users to correct their photographs with not much to do on their own. Photoshop’s content intelligence, figures out how to best edit your photo by reducing the shake and fixing the perfect shot for you.
Shake reduction/ Manual shake reduction:
Enhance > Shake Reduction
If you want more than what Photoshop can give you through Auto shake reduction, or if you enjoy working a little more on your blurry images. Photoshop allows you to manually reduce the shake and blur of the image. It gives you more control enabling the power to edit and fine tune the details until you achieve the desired results.
Both the options work well on images. And it is only a matter of personal choice whether you choose to work on Auto response or Manual response. With this newly added feature, it is a farewell for the blurry, shaky selfies.
#2. Haze removal tool
Photoshop introduced the new haze removal tool which helps to remove the daunting haze that spreads across your photograph. Usually, when you try to capture a landscape on an outdoor tour, natural haze becomes a problem for professional and amateur photographers. Strangely, the haze is invisible to a human eye while we look at something. But in the case of a camera, the moisture in the air obstructs to capture the natural beauty as we see. We observe a thick patch of haze spread across the image affecting the colors blocking the entire picture. It is the major hurdle when you are all set to capture the beauty of nature. Preserving the desired colors and removing the haze was a herculean task before the new haze removal tool is introduced.
With Photoshop Elements haze removal, spotless horizons, oceans and landscapes have never been so easy. It clears the haze in the image without affecting the colors and clarity of the image, outputting the exact colors and quality as experienced with your naked eye.
You can choose to remove the haze in two methods
- Auto Haze removal
- Haze removal
Auto Haze removal:
Enhance> Auto haze removal
Through this option, Photoshop elements analyze the colors in the image, find the haze and remove it in one click with changing any colors or affecting the background of the image. You can also find the picture much clear with enhanced colors and quality.
Enhance> Haze removal
You can gain more control over the process by choosing haze removal options which enable manually control in removing the haze in the image. There is a sensitivity option that will determine the haze in the photograph by selecting the picture which provides a great level of control in editing the image.
In both the cases, by using the haze removal tool, you will have haze free crisp and colorful image.
#3. Guided effects
Every often there will be an idea in your mind, and you may feel hard to put it down into your image with the current tools you have now. The constraints of the software and Photoshop elements 14 tools may not give you that one step ahead advantages to add the desired effect to your photographs. In other case, beginners and intermediate people may not have the sound technical capacity to design the effect as they conceived. Photoshop elements guided effects can solve your purpose with hundreds of predefined effects which comes to your use in bringing your desired effect to life.
The guided effects are one of the interesting factors that make Photoshop elements easy to use. In the latest version Photoshop Elements 14, the existing guided edits are enhanced and reinforced with more photoshop elements 14 tutorials to walk you through the step by step process to help you achieve the look you wanted.
Few of the guided edits introduced in the 14 are
- Speed Edit
- Using edited results.
#4. Speed edit
While our latest cameras are designed to capture high-quality images of objects moving at certain speed, often, the technology may not be enough to quench your creative thirst. Speed edit, adds motion to the moving object in a two-dimensional space, which is a great idea most of the cameras cannot capture.
With the new speed effect, you can instantly add a movement to a still image. And the level of control that Photoshop elements provide is outstanding to add a dynamic look to your image.
#5. Resize edit
Resizing your images according to your requirement is a tedious task. Imagine an image which you want to use in your print brochure, website and save another copy in low size for future requirements. You have to work on the image multiple times to have an image for every required format. The process can be more boring when you are working on a batch of images, demanding hours of time and boring every time you sit to work.
With resizing effect, you can resize the images in few clicks for print, web and future requirements. It doesn’t make much difference whether you are working on a single image file or a group of images. The resize edit makes the job easy through changing dimensions of your images within few clicks.
#6. Photo merge Panorama edits
The process to stitch and edit multiple images into a single panorama is simplified with the Photo Merge Panorama edit. The step by step tutorial allows you to easily create your panorama image for web and print purposes.
#7. Using edited results
The Photoshop Elements 14 takes the guided edits one step further with the new using guided edits options. It enables you to choose the next step you want to do after your artwork is completed. You may choose between the following options- continue to edit in a different mode, save the file, share it online and some edits will also allow you to print the file directly from this step.
#8. Straighten an image
Often horizontal images are not horizontal and vertical images are not vertical. The wrong alignment usually happens due to the handshake while taking the picture, where the angle of the images is wrongly shot. Photoshop elements introduced straighten an image tool that can work on the images and align it exactly in the axis you wanted it to be.
#9. Refine Selection Brush
When was the last time you tried to manually select your furry friends in Photoshop? It requires a great amount of patience and experience to clearly select the furry animals or objects in any software. For designers and enthusiasts, it is one of the challenging factors posed with any software.
With refine selection brush tool, it is the end of the problem. The tool allows you to easily select the fur and hair objects and animals and automatically creates a copy with ultra fine edges. The enhanced refine section tool gains additional controls for even precise selection that can detail every strand of hair or every blade of grass.
#10. Enhanced People recognition while tagging
The latest version made tagging people in your photos much easier and faster. In the previous versions, the user has to manually select the faces individually in media view to tag them. In the recent Photoshop elements 14 update, the Photoshop elements 14 organizer automatically groups similar face during import.
After finishing importing the photos, faces of people who are not tagged are displayed in the un-named tab, so you can tag people from a whole batch of photos at one time.
#11. Enhanced find by places
The updated find places in Elements 14 automatically tags your images which are embedded with the GPS information. If you camera supports GPS tracking system, every file generated will include the GPS information and they are displayed in the Pinned tab immediately after they are imported.
If your images do not mention the GPS tracking information, you can choose to add the location for them manually. In this case, the images are displayed in the unpinned tab after importing, and once the locations are added to them, they are immediately shifted to the Pinned tab.
#12. Auto smart looks
Photoshop elements 14 features that automatically analyze your photographs and suggests you a set of five effects to choose. The intelligent assessment is based on the color and lighting of your photograph and identifies the content of the image with five predefined color templates among a variety of effects.
With all new effects, Photoshop Elements 14 is exciting to color correct your images or add some spectacular effects just a click away.
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