Who said the camera never lies? With the aid of simple image editing software, you can turn average looking pictures into photographic masterpieces. Here's how.
| Step 1: Getting started
Step 2: What you'll need
Step 3: Amputate alien extremities
Step 4: Remove unwanted people
| Step 5: Correct the colour cast
Step 6: Build better backgrounds
Step 7: Downsize your images
Step 1: Getting started
Back in 1988, Elton John sang the words, "You can't argue with the image. The camera never lies." The camera still doesn't lie, but you can argue with what it says if the truth hurts. Here's a quick look at five common photographic truths you may wish to bend, with the help of a widely used photo-editing application, Adobe Photoshop Elements. We used version 2.0, but you can see a preview of version 3.0 here.