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Eric C. M. Basir


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Ask me about anything related to working on your photos in Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Photoshop Elements: Tools, functions, color, contrast, manipulation, restoration and scanning.

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Since 1999, I have served as a digital photo retoucher for companies of all sizes, including United Airlines, K-Mart. I also serve individuals with their personal photos. This includes training through my video courses. Ask me about anything related to working on your photos: Color, contrast, manipulation, restoration, software, hardware. I run a no-charge photo retouching and restoration how-to YouTube channel here: I also run a blog full of great advice:


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2016-03-21 Drag and Move original size images to another image to have same original size.:

This is a tough one to answer without seeing what you are describing. However, I wondering if you are checking the menu for Image = Image Size... and making sure the PPI/DPI is the same between documents

2016-02-05 Photo Editing:

Thanks for asking Sadie. With your picture open, simply to to the menu for Filter = Pixelate = Color Halftone. Experiment with the settings and you'll be set!     I made a short movie for you. https://www

2015-11-11 image size:

James, I recommend Epson for scanners and inkjet printers. Yes, those salesmen are notorious for being uneducated about the product and customer.    For photos and artwork, inkjet is best. I am not of

2015-11-11 image size:

James, the Image Size in PSElements is the total size in RAM. When you save a JPG of that file is compressed greatly and you will have a smaller filesize. Try saving your scan as a TIF first. Then you'll

2015-05-12 need select particular area using action script:

Imran, I am not familiar with any such actions—at least ones that actually work to my liking. However, I suggest experimenting with Color Range. In conjunction with the Quickmask function, you can get


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