Adobe Photoshop has evolved in leaps and bounds over the years and still remains as the most effective photo editing program to this day! It became my primary photo editing program when I first started blogging in 2004. I now mostly use Adobe Lightroom these days for my photo processing needs, but I still love to use Photoshop! I’ve also come to love PSE for quick and basic photo editing, such as rotating, resizing, cropping and fixing poor lighting or white balance. It’s a simplified version of Photoshop and Lightroom that’s user-friendly and budget-friendly. That’s why PSE is the perfect photo editing program to begin with if you’ve never used a photo editing program before, or simply wanting a more advanced photo editing program opposed to the free photo editing programs.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 is the latest version of Photoshop Elements. It has new and improved features like the capability of removing camera shake that comes from unsteady hands, removing haze from images, giving them a fresh, crisp look; and faster edits. It also features 34 Guided Edits. Some of the new options within the Guided Edits include a feature that enables you to add a sense of motion to your pictures and resizing a picture to fit a certain frame. One of the drawbacks about Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 is it can be inconvenient if I’m wanting to edit a number of pictures simultaneously.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 14: Editing Examples
I originally gave this picture a hazy, dream-like effect in Adobe’s Photoshop Lightroom 6 by lowering the contrast.
After: Auto Contrast
I livened it up by going to the Enhance section and clicking on Auto Contrast within Adobe Photoshop Elements 14.
There’s many effects you can apply on your pictures, including Old Vignette, Squares, Pathway, Maze, Zig Zag, and Winters, to name a few.
After: Zig Zag
I believe that photography should be fun! In this picture, I added Effects (Zig Zag) by going to the Window section.
After: Convert to Black and White
I love watching old movies, so I naturally appreciate the look of black and white photography. I instantly gave this picture a black and white look by clicking on the Convert to Black and White underneath Enhance.
This picture is exceptionally bright! I thought it needed a little pop, but not where it looked a little washed out in some areas.
That’s where vibrance comes into play, which can be achieved by clicking on Color on the right side, and then clicking on the Vibrance section. It shows nine different vibrancy levels. I picked the last one! I still wanted to tinker with the picture a little.
After After: Lower Exposure
I lowered the Exposure and Contrast (found underneath Adjustments). Then, I turned around and added brightness to the bottle with a different photo editing program. This made everything else seem like an afterthought, picture wise!
What is your go-to photo editing program?
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This sounds like a really great program. I Have been considering getting this & you totally just convinced me.
This is the fourth blog post I have read about Adobe Photoshop today and I am convinced. I need this for my photos and blogs.
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I love that zig zag design! We have photoshop, and as much as my hubby loves it I don’t understand it I think this would be much more up my alley!
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I use Elements all the time. It’s a fast way to get my pictures up to snuff, and it’s easy to use with a small amount of practice.
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From better to it’s best! That’s what Adobe always does! Been famous since I was in college and it’s still in use by a lot of people up to now! I love it and it’s something I think a blogger must have (for taking nice photos).
I just started working with Adobe Photoshop Elements and I am completely in love. Unfortunately, I suffer from hand shake and I don’t take photos that are always crisp so I need a little assistance here and there. I’m so thankful for a program that is able to help me through when there is nothing that I am able to do to “stop the shake”. Just looking at the pictures in your post and WOW. I have so much to learn and I am so excited! Thank you for sharing your experience!
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Great transformatuon. I am still figuring out how to use mine lol. You did a great job!
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I really need to look into Adobe Photoshop. I need to improve the quality of my photos and this may be the way to get there!
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These pictures are gorgeous! Yes, it has evolved. I took a class on adobe about 10 years ago and there have been so many advancements. Looks like I need to take another class!
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I love Photoshop! I currently have both Photoshop and Lightroom. I use both applications everyday. I can’t live without! 😉
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I love Photoshop Elements. It was one of the best things I bought for photography to improve my images.
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This is such a great program. I like how many things you can do with it.
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This sounds like a really great program. I Have been considering getting it, thank you so much for all the info!
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This looks like an awesome program. I will have to add it to my Christmas wish list.
I would love to try this photo shop! I do so much with photos and need a good photo editing program!
This looks so awesome! I am using Photoshop but these info looks new and I’m not aware of it so will definitely be looking for it 😀 Thank you for sharing!
It’s fun to play around and see what we can do with the pictures. I like to do that when I have some real free time too. Great pictures make me happy.