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d-p-t.net Ezine, Issue #011
January 16, 2008
Dear Stay Focussed reader!

Welcome to the digital-photography-tips.net monthly ezine;

This month . . .

  • New additions to the site
  • More ways to contribute to digital-photography-tips.net!
  • A night time photography tip
  • Photoshop Elements tips - find your way around your image, the easy way!




Additions to the site – the newest photography tips and tricks!

Here's the latest additions to the site, and a few other highlights, – always worth a look . . .




Contribute to digital-photography-tips.net!

There are now three places on digital-photography-tips.net where you, the reader can contribute.

Join those who have already contributed and share your photos and stories with the world!





Photogenic places of the world - #10
Bruges

There are times when the ruggedness of a place is its beauty. A place that springs to mind is the North Yorkshire coast in England.

Digital photography tips; Yorkshire Coastline

The coastline is extremely photogenic, and there are many opportunities for capturing it.

In my photo I chose a low viewpoint. In fact, I actually balanced my camera on a pile of pebbles that I scooped together on the beach.

The good things about digital cameras is that you don't have to be looking through the viewfinder in order to frame your photo - they come with really useful screens on the back!

I let my friends wander on along the beach, and then took a couple of photos. I really wanted to get them into the shot somewhere. And here's a good tip - if you're photographing scenery, it is sometimes nice to get people into it.

Click to read a digital photography tutorial on shooting angles.

 



Photoshop Elements tips and tricks

In this section – tips and tricks to help you get the most out of Photoshop. These tips will always be based on Adobe Photoshop Elements – the home user version of the software package the pros use.

Moving around your image
If you find yourself zooming in and out of images a lot while you're editing, then these tips are for you.

  • Zoomed in too close? Just double click the "hand" on the toolbar, and you'll zoom out to "fit screen" size.
  • Want to see your image at actual size? (useful to see detail) Double click on the "magnifying glass" on the toolbar and your image will zoom to actual pixel size.
  • Here's a quick way to zoom in - hold down [Ctrl] and [Spacebar] and no matter what tool you were using, it will change to the zoom-in tool. Click the mouse to zoom. Releasing the keys returns you to whatever tool you were using before.
  • And to quickly zoom out - hold down [Ctrl], [Spacebar] and [Alt] - it works the same as zooming-in (above), but in reverse!
  • If you've zoomed in, and need to get to the "hand" tool (so that you can grab your image and move it around), just hold down the [Spacebar].



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