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Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide by Jeff Carlson

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9. Filters and Effects

For decades, photographers have used lens filters to improve and alter the look of their photographs. Filters are frequently used to change the intensity of color values and to lighten certain tones and darken others. In addition to using filters, photographers also rely on darkroom and printing techniques to create wonderfully creative effects.

But thanks to the advancements of digital technology, you don’t have to fiddle with chemicals or additional camera equipment to enhance your photographs. The filters and effects included in Photoshop Elements go far beyond what’s been possible in traditional photography. Many of these filters (such as the Sharpen filters) allow you to make subtle corrections and improvements to ...

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