If the operating system is in the English, French, German, or Japanese language, Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 Editor automatically chooses the corresponding language setting in the Language drop-down. However, if operating system is not in the English, French, German, or Japanese language, the Language drop-down defaults to English.
Setting the user interface language
You can also change the language through the Preferences dialog box. This action requires Photoshop Elements 11 Editor to be restarted.
Photoshop Elements window
The Photoshop Elements window provides modes to create and edit images. Select one of the following options:
Enables you to edit photos in the Quick mode.
Enables you to edit photos in the Guided Edit mode.
Enables you to edit photos in the Expert mode.
The Expert mode has tools to correct color problems, create special effects, and enhance photos. The Quick mode contains simple tools for correcting color and lighting, and commands to quickly fix common problems, such as red eye. The Guided mode contains tools for basic photo edits, guided activities, and photographic effects. If you are new to digital imaging, Quick or Guided modes are a good place to start fixing photos.
If you’ve worked with image-editing applications before, you’ll find that the Expert mode provides a flexible and powerful image-correction environment. It has lighting and color-correction commands, along with tools for fixing image defects, making selections, adding text, and painting on your images. You can rearrange the Expert workspace to best suit your needs. You can move, hide, and show panels, and arrange panels in the Panel Bin. You can also zoom in or out of the photo, scroll to a different area of the document window, and create multiple windows and views.
A. Inactive tab B. Active tab C. Active image area D. Menu bar E. Options bar F. Toolbox G. Tool Options bar / Photo bin H. Taskbar I. Panel bar
Contains menus for performing tasks. The menus are organized by topic. For example, the Enhance menu contains commands for applying adjustments to an image.
Contains buttons to enter the three available editing modes. Also, contains the Open (recently used files) drop-down and the Create (photo projects) drop-down.
Photo Bin / Tools Options
Toggles between Photo Bin (display and manage thumbnails of currently used photos) and Tools Options (displays and sets options for the currently selected tool)
Use context menus
You can use context menus in the Elements Editor workspace. Context-sensitive menus display commands that are relevant to the active tool, selection, or panel. These menus are often another way to access the commands in the main menus.
Using keyboard commands and modifier keys
You can use keyboard shortcuts in the Elements Editor workspace. Keyboard commands let you quickly execute commands without using a menu; modifier keys let you alter how a tool operates. When available, the keyboard command appears to the right of the command name in the menu.