Finishing Touches in a Flash: Using the PSE Favorites Panel

Do you find yourself reaching for the same styles and shadows every time you open Photoshop Elements?

Make it easy on yourself and set up some favorites.

When you are working in Expert mode, there is a favorite panel on the right hand side of your screen. It comes pre-loaded with some favorites, but you can remove them and add your own.

Here’s how to use favorites:

  1. To add an item to the favorites, simply click with your right mouse button (or Cmd+Click on a Mac) and select Add to Favorites.
  2. To remove an item to the favorites, simply click with your right mouse button (or Cmd+Click on a Mac) and select Remove from Favorites.
  3. To view your favorites, click on the star icon at the bottom right of the screen, or the favorites tab (if you are using the custom workspace).
  4. To apply a favorite to your layout, just double click on the icon.

Remember, if you are using the custom workspace mode, you can drag a panel out of the Panel Bin if you want to remove it from the Panel Bin and keep it open.

Favorites in Action

Here’s my page, almost finished.

I used my favorites to quickly add:

  1. A title with Anna Forrest’s script/action
  2. Added borders to my photos with Wendyzine’s styles
  3. Added a low shadow to the paper elements using One Little Bird’s styles
  4. Saved it for the web and as a high resolution jpg

You can see it’s made all the difference, the layout looks much more finished and are ready for printing!

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Favorites make it quick and easy to get those pages done!

PS Layout supplies from Elise’s Pieces Learn and Grow Kit

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