In Photoshop Elements, you can modify photo collages, greeting cards, and CD/DVD disc jackets and labels. The Create panel lets you add various frames, textures, backgrounds, and graphics to your projects, as well as apply text effects. You can also resize, rotate, and move images.
About photo project edits
Add images to a photo project
You can add images to a photo project, and then rearrange, modify, or replace them.
Photoshop Elements adds all the images in a project to your default catalog.
Photo projects (Creations) are saved as .pse files. When you save a photo project, Photoshop Elements saves any unsaved images added to the project. Photoshop Elements saves the image as a copy of the original image in the same location.
Note: If the location is not writable, Photoshop Elements saves the image in %My Documents%Adobe\Photo Creations.
If you relocate the images used in a photo book, missing file icons appear in the photo book instead of the images. Reimport the images by clicking the ? sign, or reconnect all the missing files in the Organize workspace. After reconnecting the files, close the project and reopen it.
To add photos to project, do one of the following:
- Click an empty photo placeholder and then select a photo, or right-click an existing photo and click Replace Photo.
- Drag a photo to an empty photo placeholder.
- Choose File > Open. Choose the photos you want to add. If you do not see the images, navigate to where they are located, and then click Open, which places them in the Photo Bin. Drag photos into your photo project from your photo bin.
Edit photos in the Quick mode
Add new pages to a photo project [Photo Books only]
Reposition or resize photos in a photo project
Replace or remove photos in a photo project
Rotate photos in a photo project
- Click anywhere within the bounding box and a circle appears below the selection. Position the cursor over the circle. When the curved four-headed arrow appears, drag the track ball handle to rotate the image.
- Position the Move tool over a corner. When the curved double-headed arrow appears, drag it to rotate the photo. The further away the cursor is from the corner, the more control you have to make more accurate changes.
Edit photo project pages in Photoshop
If you have Adobe® Photoshop® and Photoshop Elements installed on the same computer, you can send JPEG, GIF, and other single-page photo files to Photoshop. In Elements Organizer, choose Edit > Edit with Photoshop. Photoshop does not support the multipage PSE file format, so it cannot edit entire photo projects. However, Photoshop can edit individual pages of a photo project, which are in the single-page PSD format.
Photoshop offers direct control over many aspects of photo project pages, including direct editing of photo layers (called Smart Objects in Photoshop) and frames. These features are limited in Photoshop Elements to preserve its easy, automatic image-editing workflow.