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4. Add effects to your text if you want to spice them up. Click the arrow to open the Styles and Effects palette. Select Effects from the left drop-down list and Text Effects from the right drop-down list. In the Layers palette, select your text layer and apply the chosen effect. Figure 11-16 demonstrates the Medium Outline effect.
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Chapter 11: Using Layers
Move Image Elements to a New Photo
1. With the first image open in Adobe Photoshop Elements, select the person or object you wish to move to the second image using one of the selection tools, such as the Marquee or Magic Wand, as shown in Figure 11-17.
2. Choose LayerONewOLayer Via Cut from the menu bar. The section becomes a new and independent layer. The new image is assigned to Layer 1, and the original image is assigned to the Background layer.
3. Select Layer 1 in the Layers palette to make it the active layer.
4. Choose SelectOAll.
5. Choose EditOCopy.
6. Open the photo that you want to use as the background.
7. Select the second image and choose EditOPaste. The object from the first photo is added to a new Layer 3, as shown in Figure 11-18.
8. Choose WindowOLayers and select Layer 3, the new object layer from the Layers palette.
9. Adjust the location and size of the object until it fits the place on the new image.
10. Choose WindowOLayers and select the Background layer from the Layers palette. The original Background layer is on the bottom and the new object layer is on top.
11. Choose FileOSave.
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Paint on an Image
Paint on an Image
1. With an image open in Adobe Photoshop Elements, select the Color Selector tool in the toolbox to open the Color Picker dialog box, as shown in Figure 11-19.
# Painting on an image with digital brushes and other tools is primary
to touching up and editing photographs with Elements. Be sure to experiment with all the tools to discover their uses.
2. Click within the Color Picker's foreground color box to select a paint color.
#Drag the vertical slider on the color bar to the right of the color palette to select a color family for the palette (see the highlight in Figure 11-19). You can select a color to paint with from the photo— graph by selecting the Eyedropper tool and selecting on a color.
3. Click OK.
4. Select the Paintbrush tool, as shown in Figure 11-20.
5. Use the Brush tool to paint an area with the selected color.
#The other paint tools work in similar ways to the Brush tool. The Fill tool floods a color into a selected area of the photo.T" " „ filling broad areas. I could have masked or moved to a layer and — filled the background instead of brushed in Figure 11-20.
6. You can paint other areas or process the image with other tools or effects. See Figure 11-20 for a completed image (note that the background has been painted over).
7. Choose FileOSave.
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Chapter 11: Using Layers
Add a Digital Frame to a Photo
1. This simple feature of Photoshop Elements can give the finishing touch to photos to be shared with friends. With an image open in Adobe Photoshop Elements, click the arrow to open the Styles and Effects palette. Select Frames in the right drop-down list. Select the frame you want to apply to your photo. Figure 11-21 displays the Wild Frame.
#The tattered and torn edge frames work better with smaller photos where the effect shows up better. The larger the image size the less detailed these edges appear. These effects are great for Web pages in particular.
2. Choose FileOSave.