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By Wendi E. M.
Scarth.

 

Photoshop/Elements

 

The Differences Between Photoshop And Photoshop Elements

Photoshop Elements: Its Missing Features

Missing Features

Their Purpose?

Who’ll Notice?

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Colour Balance

Colour adjustment

Wide audience

Adjustment Curves

Tonal and colour corrections

Advanced users

Channels Palette

Colour adjustment

Advanced users

You still can edit colour channels separately by using the Levels dialogue.

CMYK Colours

Pre-print image processing

Printing industry pros

It doesn't matter if you print your image with your jet printer or in photolab

Transform Selection

Selections

Wide audience

Quick Masks

Selections

Wide audience

Layer Groups

Manipulation, design

Wide audience

You can't change individual layers in a layer group (for example, when working on file created in full Photoshop) This problem may be solved by ungrouping layers.

Some Layer Style Functions

Manipulation, design

Wide audience

You can't, for example, create a separate layer from layer style.

* Layer Masks

Retouching, manipulation

Wide audience

Elements supports only adjustment layer masks.

Smart Objects

Non-destructive transformations

Advanced users

Smart Filters

Non-destructive filtering

Advanced users

Pen Tools

Design

Advanced users

You can't create or edit vector paths and masks. This may be partially resolved by creating path from raster selections and preset shapes.

Vector Masks

Design

Wide audience

Paths

Design

Advanced users

Actions Palette

Automating work

Wide audience

You can use the existing actions (pre-packaged macro commands) available in the Effects palette; however, Elements won't let you record custom actions.

Some Web Components

Web graphics

Web designers

You can't slice images; comparatively weak GIF animator, quite sufficient though to create a simple animated banner or button.

*Layer Masks is a new addition to Photoshop Elements Editor 9/10

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