Have you checked out Auto Smart Tone under the Adjust Tab to the right top of the Expert workspace?
Also under Adjust Tab, please check out Color which includes Hue, Lightness, Saturation, and Vibrance.
Please let us know if that will work for you.
Mr. Romano - thanks for taking the time to respond - played with
SmartTone last night, and as well with HSL(vibrance) - they seem to do
the trick - just in a different way...I realize it is becomes more and
more difficult come up with new ways to do the old stuff with each new
Thanks for the follow up and glad the suggestions worked for you.
Principles tend to remain the same from version to version, but it is those features that move around, get modified, or are discontinued that change from version to version. As I always write, it is frustrating to be armed with principles when you cannot find a feature.
Please do not hesitate to ask if your have any further questions on your Premiere Elements worksflows.
Continued success with your Premiere Elements projects.