Select File > Open or select the Open button to open a photo over which you would like to apply the effect.
Enhanced Quick Mode
- Photoshop Elements User Guide
- Introduction to Photoshop Elements
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- Fixing and enhancing photos
- Resize images
- Process camera raw image files
- Add blur, replace colors, and clone image areas
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- Retouch and correct photos
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- Quick Actions
- Guided edits, effects, and filters
- Guided mode
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- Working with colors
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- Keyboard shortcuts
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- Keys for selecting and moving objects
- Keys for the Layers panel
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- Keys for painting and brushes
- Keys for using text
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- Keys for the Color Swatches panel
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- Keys for the Filter Gallery
- Keys for using blending modes
- Keys for viewing images (expertmode)
The Quick mode groups basic photo-fixing tools in one place to quickly fix the exposure, color, sharpness, and other aspects of an image. You can further transform your photos using Effects, Quick Actions, Textures, and Frames panels, available next to the Adjustments panel.
The Effects panel provides a single location from which you can apply photo effects. The Effects panel is located on the taskbar in Quick and Advanced mode. It displays thumbnail examples of the artwork or effects that you can add or apply to a photo. Most sections offer a menu of category options and corresponding subcategories. There are three categories of effects you can choose from: Artistic, Classic, and Color Match.
In one click, transform your photos with effects inspired by famous works of art or popular art styles. Choose from amazing Artistic effects that you can apply to all or part of your photo, and easily adjust the results for exactly the look you want. You can access these artistic effects in Quick and Advanced modes.
Five new Artistic Effects have been introduced in Photoshop Elements 2024.
There are 55 Classic effects ranging from Black & white to Vintage looks to Cross-process presets. Select a Classic effect to view available variations within the preset.
The following list provides a brief description of each of the available effects:
Auto Smart Looks
Effects are applied as a new layer with a layer mask. You can edit the layer mask in Advanced mode to remove/reduce effects from certain areas.
Provides a color tint (such as golden, sepia, green) to the image. Available variations:
Applies a season effect to the image. Available variations:
Applies an effect to make the image appear like a pencil sketch. Available variations:
- Soft Lines
- Pencil Sketch
- Colored Pencil
Applies an effect that makes the image appear as it is a photograph taken by a toy camera. Available variations:
- Toy Camera
- Lomo Blue
- Lomo Contrast
- Lomo Green
Black & White
Applies a Black & White effect to the image. Available variations:
- Simple B & W
- Old School
- Tinted Black
Applies a lithograph effect to the image. Available variations:
Applies the effect of processing of photographic film in a chemical solution intended for a different type of film. Available variations:
- Deep Blue
- Orange Wash
- Blue Wash
- Green Wash
- Purple Wash
Applies the effect of tinting the highlights in a black and white image one color and the shadows another color. Available variations:
- Split Tone
- Blue Tone
- Red Tone
- Green Tone
- Grey Tone
Applies a vintage effect to the image. Available variations:
- Vintage Leak
- Faded Vintage
- Vintage Color
- Sepia Glow
- Heavy Vintage
Applies the effect of light on the negative of a picture that has leaked into the light-tight chamber of a camera. Available variations:
- Diffused Colors
- Burnt Edges
- Soft Leak
- White Leak
- Yellow Streak
Choose from built-in presets or use a photo of your own. You can further fine-tune hue, saturation, and brightness. Explore the Color Match effect in Quick and Advanced modes.
Apply Color Match effect in Quick mode
Within the Effects panel, choose from built-in presets available within the Color Match.Note:
Color Match effects are mutually exclusive, and any presets applied to the main input photo will be replaced by the effect of another preset since layers are not added.
If you want to apply one preset over another, you can do it in either of these two ways:
- Save the outcome of your first preset and use it as an input photo when applying the next preset.
- Apply the first preset in Quick mode > Switch to Advanced mode > Use the result from Quick mode as your input photo in the Advanced mode, and then select the desired preset to apply.
You can further fine-tune the Saturation, Hue, and Brightness of your photo based on your requirements.
Select the Undobutton if you'd like to cancel the edits and the Redo button to redo the edits.
Select File > Save As to save the photo, or select Share to share it on social platforms.
Use the Textures panel to choose from ten textures you can apply to your photo. Textures simulate various surfaces or backgrounds that the photo could be printed on. For example, old paper look, cracked paint texture, rough blue grid, chrome feel.
Textures are applied as a new layer with a layer mask. You can edit the layer mask in Advanced mode to remove/reduce texture from certain areas (face/skin).
Use the Frames panel to choose and apply from available frames for your photo. The frame is automatically fitted in the best possible way. You can also move or transform the image and frame. This can be done by using the move tool and double-clicking the frame. You can change the background color from white to any other choice in Advanced mode by modifying the Color Fill layer.
Apply an Effect, Texture, or Frame
Open a photo in Photoshop Elements Editor and switch to Quick mode.
Three panels - Effects, Textures, and Frames - are available in addition to the Adjustments panel. Select the icon for any of the panels.
The Panel bar displays live preview thumbnails of the open image. Click a thumbnail to apply the Effect, Texture, or Frame.
Switch to the Advanced mode, and modify the effect, texture, or frame that you used on the image. The modification applied in the Quick mode is available in a separate layer. (Optional)