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Aug 13, 2012 4:00 PM

Help!!!

 

  How can I undo the  to  my recent edited  saved photos ,by photoshop, I have open the photo and I am not able to do anything ,  also, the previous work I have done on a antique  restored photo how do make it look like a photo, the paintings over I made it shows, the strokes ,it looks more like a painting over on paper than a photo. thanks

 
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    Aug 13, 2012 7:26 PM   in reply to forumfotos

    If you didn't make a copy before you started work and you changed your photo and saved the changes and closed the photo, you saved the changes and that's it. Never, never work on your original, always use a copy if you don't use a program like the Elements Organizer, lightroom, iphoto, aperture that creates version sets for you.

     
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    Aug 16, 2012 6:08 AM   in reply to forumfotos

    If you post the photo, we may be able to make suggestions that will help you.

     
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    Aug 19, 2012 4:33 AM   in reply to forumfotos

    Can you post a copy of the image before you painted on it?

     
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    Aug 19, 2012 6:53 AM   in reply to hatstead

    This looks a little better.

     

    image_jpeg_rev2.jpg

     
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    Aug 19, 2012 8:36 AM   in reply to forumfotos

    You might try applying a Gaussian Blur to the background. This will obscure the paintstrokes and put emphasis on the subject.

     

    blur.jpg

     
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    Aug 21, 2012 2:31 PM   in reply to forumfotos

    You have to use a very subtle touch -- lower the "Opacity" or "Strength" settings in the Options Bar for the tool to a very low value.

     

    Ken

     
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    Aug 30, 2012 1:54 PM   in reply to forumfotos

    No sample -- using a lower Opacity for your tool is just something that you'll have to experiment with.

     

    Ken

     
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    Sep 1, 2012 8:59 AM   in reply to forumfotos

    Those settings are in the Options Bar when you have your drawing tool chosen.  Sometimes it's labelled as "Opacity", sometimes it's labelled as "Strength". 

     

    Ken

     
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    Nov 5, 2013 1:56 PM   in reply to Barbara B.

    On my very first attempt to use PSE11, I made changes on a photo, but I don't like them.  How do I undo the changes?  How do I work on a copy?  Where are the original photos saved?  Can I download another original from my camera?  How do I automatically make copies to work on?  Where are the originals saved so that I can attach a file to an email?  HELP!!  THANKS!!!

     
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    Nov 5, 2013 2:05 PM   in reply to Barbie1

    How do I undo the changes?

     

    Press Ctrl+Z/command+Z to step backwards, or go to Window>History and click the place you want to be in your edits, or if you want to get rid of everything click Edit>Revert.

     

     

    How do I work on a copy?

     

     

    File>Save As and give the copy a new name. (this isn't necessary if you use the organizer)

     

     

    Where are the original photos saved?

     

     

    Wherever you put them.

     

     

      Can I download another original from my camera?

     

     

    If you still have the photos on your card, yes.

     

     

      How do I automatically make copies to work on?

     

    Not automatic. However, if you use the organizer, you don't need to do this. Just be sure that Save in Version Set with Original and Include in Organizer are turned on in the Save As window.

     

    Where are the originals saved so that I can attach a file to an email?

     

    Wherever you put them.

     
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    Nov 6, 2013 2:04 PM   in reply to Barbara B.

    Thank you so very much for all of your answers!!  I really appreciate 

    them.  Obviously I don't know what I'm doing with my digital camera and 

    Photoshop Elements 11.  Can you recommend a way to learn it..a book, 

    Youtube...whatever?

     

    Thank you again, I really appreciate your help.

     

    Barbara

     

     

     

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