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Lock Layers in Photoshop Elements: Overview             You can fully or partially lock layers in Photoshop Elements to protect their contents. When you fully lock a layer, you protect all its contents from changes. Alternatively, you can apply a partial lock to the transparent pixels in a layer. Doing this then prevents changes only to

The Sponge Tool in Photoshop Elements: Overview             You use the Sponge Tool in Photoshop Elements to make subtle changes to the color saturation of an area. To use the Sponge Tool in Photoshop Elements, select that button from the Toolbox and Tool Options Bar. Note that the Sponge Tool shares the same button in the

Apply Fills in Photoshop Elements: Overview             You can apply fills in Photoshop Elements to fill selections and layers you create with colors, gradients and patterns. One of the most common fills is filling the currently selected background or foreground color into a selection. To do this, select the desired background and foreground colors. Then

The Stroke Command in Photoshop Elements: Overview             The Stroke command in Photoshop Elements lets you paint a colored border around a selection or layer in Elements. This applies an outline to your image selection or selected layer in Photoshop Elements. To perform the Stroke command in Photoshop Elements, first

Duplicate a Layer in Photoshop Elements: Overview             You can quickly duplicate a layer in Photoshop Elements. Doing this then creates another copy of the layer’s content in the same image or within a different image file. You can also duplicate a layer within an image file that has a different pixel resolution. However, doing

Layer Colors in Photoshop Elements – Overview             You use layer colors in Photoshop Elements to assign color tags to layers to better organize them. You can apply a layer color in Photoshop Elements when creating a new layer in the “New Layer” dialog box. In the “New Layer” dialog box, use the “Color” drop-down

Create a Clipping Group in Photoshop Elements: Overview             When you create a clipping group in Photoshop Elements, you make a grouped set of two or more layers. In a clipping group, the content within the bottom layer acts as a mask for the content in the layers above it. The bottom layer will “clip”

Photoshop Elements Training on Layers This blog post is a small Photoshop Elements training on using layers and layer types, as well as creating new layers within Adobe Photoshop Elements 12. This material is taken from our longer Photoshop Elements training course titled “Mastering Photoshop Elements Made Easy™ v.12,” which you can learn more about