Your photo is now open in Photo Editor for editing. You can use the basic photo-fixing tools in Photoshop Elements and perform some common editing tasks quickly, such as fixing the exposure or applying the pencil sketch effect to your photo.

Fix an overexposed photo

Sometimes, the photos you take turn out to be a little too dark or a little too light. You can fix these overexposed and underexposed photos in a few clicks with Photoshop Elements.

Fix an overexposed photo

Follow these steps to fix an overexposed photo:

  1. Open the photo in Photo Editor.

  2. In the Quick view, make sure Adjustments is selected in the lower-right area of the Action Bar.

    Taskbar in Quick view
  3. Click the Exposure option in the right pane. Photoshop Elements adjusts the exposure and displays nine thumbnails of the photo, each at a different exposure level.

    Exposure
  4. Click the thumbnail of your choice.

  5. Save the photo using any of these options:

    • File > Save: Overwrites the photo you have opened.
    • File > Save As: Saves the fixed photo in a new file. The original photo is untouched.
    • File > Save For Web: Saves the fixed photo in a web-friendly format of your choice. The original photo is untouched.

Apply the Pencil Sketch effect

Follow these steps to apply the Pencil Sketch effect to a photo:

  1. Open the photo in Photo Editor.

  2. In the Quick view, make sure Effects is selected in the lower-right area of the Action Bar.

  3. In the right pane, click Pencil Sketch. Photoshop Elements applies the effect and displays thumbnails of the photo, each with a different pencil sketch effect.

  4. Select a thumbnail in which the Pencil Sketch effect looks good by clicking it.

    Effects in Quick mode
  5. Save the photo using any of these options:

    • File > Save: Overwrites the photo you have opened.
    • File > Save As: Saves the fixed photo in a new file. The original photo is untouched.
    • File > Save For Web: Saves the fixed photo in a web-friendly format of your choice. The original photo is untouched.

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