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The Home Screen in Photoshop Elements- Instructions: A picture of the Home Screen in Photoshop Elements 2019.

The Home Screen in Photoshop Elements: Overview

            The Home Screen in Photoshop Elements appears after opening Photoshop Elements 2019. This screen replaces the Welcome Screen in Photoshop Elements from previous versions of the software. The Home Screen in Photoshop Elements contains auto-generated photo and video collages and slideshows from imported media. It also lets you find new editing projects, get inspiring ideas, open different workspaces, open recent files, and get help.

            The Search bar at the top of the Home Screen in Photoshop Elements lets you search and find help files and tutorials. To search, enter the desired text in the Search bar and then press your keyboard’s “Enter” key. Matching results appear as hyperlinks in the Home Screen. You can then click a hyperlink to open it in your web browser. To return “Home” in the Home Screen, click the “Home” link in the breadcrumbs area in the upper-left corner of the screen.

            The card carousel in the upper part of the Home Screen in Photoshop Elements gives access to new features, projects, and ideas. To scroll through the carousel, click the arrows at its left and right sides. Cards labeled “What’s New” (with a blue tag) show new Photoshop Elements features. To access them, click the “Open Link” button that appears when you hover over a “What’s New” card to open it in your web browser. Cards labeled “Inspiration” (with an orange tag) show resources and examples of how others use specific features. To access these resources, click the “View” button that appears when you hover over an “Inspiration” card. The “Try This” cards (with green tags) let you try helpful Photoshop Elements features. To try a feature, click the “Try” button that appears when you hover over the feature card. Photoshop Elements then opens, and an on-screen guide walks you through the steps.

The Home Screen in Photoshop Elements- Instructions: A picture of the Home Screen in Photoshop Elements 2019.

The Home Screen in Photoshop Elements- Instructions: A picture of the Home Screen in Photoshop Elements 2019.

            Auto Creations are periodically generated by the software based on the imported media. You can view auto-created photo collages, slideshows, video collages, and also Candid Moments in this area. To open a displayed auto creation, click the “Open” button next to it. If you want to view all the available creations, click “View All” button below the Auto Creations thumbnail. To select specific creations, click the number icons below the Auto Creations thumbnail.

            The Home Screen in Photoshop Elements also contains links to different workspaces in Photoshop Elements. Clicking the “Organizer” button in the Home Screen then opens the Organizer window. The Organizer lets you import, view and arrange pictures, so your image library stays as efficient and organized as possible. Clicking the “Photo Editor” button in the Home Screen then opens the “Photo Editor” window. This window contains all the features for creating and also editing images. Users of Adobe Photoshop Elements Premiere can click the “Video Editor” button to then open the video editor window of that application.

            The Home Screen in Photoshop Elements also lets you open recently-accessed project files. Elements displays up to six project files in the “Recent Files” area on the Home Screen. To quickly open one of these files, click its link.

            To close The Home Screen in Photoshop Elements, click the “Close” button in the upper-right corner of the window. If you want to open the Home Screen again, click the “Home Screen” button in the Taskbar at the bottom of the Organizer or the Photo Editor windows, or re-launch the Elements application if it is closed.

The Home Screen in Photoshop Elements: Instructions

  1. The Home Screen in Photoshop Elements appears after opening Photoshop Elements 2019.
  2. To find help documentation in the Home Screen in Photoshop Elements, enter the desired text in the Search bar at the top of the Home Screen.
  3. Then press the “Enter” key on your keyboard to show hyperlinks for matching help files
  4. Then click a hyperlink to open it in your web browser.
  5. To access “What’s New” features, click the “Open” link that appears when you hover over a “What’s New” card at the top of the Home Screen.
  6. To access inspirational ideas, click the “View” button that appears when you hover over an “Inspiration” card.
  7. If you want to try a feature with an on-screen guide, click the “Try” button that appears when you hover over a “Try This” card.
  8. To open a displayed auto creation, click the “Open” button that appears next to it.
  9. If you want to view all the available creations, click “View All” button below the Auto Creations thumbnail.
  10. If you want to select specific creations, click the number icons below the Auto Creations thumbnail.
  11. To open the “Organizer” window, click the “Organizer” button in the Home Screen.
  12. To open the “Photo Editor” window, click the “Photo Editor” button within the Home Screen.
  13. If you want to quickly open recently-accessed files, click the link to the file that appears in the Home Screen.
  14. To close the Home Screen in Photoshop Elements, click the “Close” button in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  15. To open the Home Screen, click the “Home Screen” button in the Taskbar at the bottom of the Organizer or the Editor, or re-launch the Elements application if it is closed.

The Home Screen in Photoshop Elements: Video Lesson

            The following video lesson, titled “The Home Screen, shows you how to use the Home Screen in Photoshop Elements. This video on how to use the Home Screen in Photoshop Elements is from our complete Photoshop Elements tutorial, titled “Mastering Photoshop Elements Made Easy v.2019.”

 

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