Undo, Redo, and Revert
Undo: This Edit Menu option will become your best friend very quickly. Whenever you make a mistake while editing a document, or you choose a filter or other option that doesn’t look right, use Undo. Edit>Undo will usually tell you what you are undoing such as Undo Brush Tool or Undo Paint Bucket.
Redo: This is the exact opposite of Undo. It’s a great idea to use Undo and Redo in conjunction with each other to get a feel of both photo options simultaneously. You can apply a filter, undo, and then redo to get a good feel of whether the photo looks better with or without that change.
Revert: Edit>Revert will allow you to change your photo back to the last version that was saved. It will undo any unsaved changes you’ve made to the document. It’s much easier than clicking Edit>Undo many times depending on how many changes you’ve made to the photo. Be aware that it will only revert to the last saved version. If you made changes and then saved after that point and change your mind, you’ll have to click Edit>Undo to get back to the point you want and then save the photo again.
Cutting, Copying, Pasting, and Deleting
Cut: Edit>Cut allows you to select a specific portion of the photograph and “cut” it out of the document. You can then paste the cut portion into a separate image or paste it into another portion of that image.
Copy: Copy is a lot like the Cut tool, except in this case it doesn’t remove the selected portion from your image. It will make a copy of the selection allowing you to paste it into another document or somewhere else on your already existing image.
Copy Merged: Copy merged is a great tool to have if you’re working with a document that has many layers. If you select a portion of your document and go to Edit>Copy, Photoshop is only going to copy what you have on the selected layer. Copy Merged will allow you to select and copy everything within your selected area from all layers.
Paste: Pasting allows you to place whatever you’ve selected and copied into your document. You can create a new layer and paste into the new layer, or paste directly onto your already opened image.
Paste Into Selection: Edit>Paste Into Selection allows you to take something you’ve copied and paste it into a specified dimension. You can move the pasted image around until you’re happy with where it’s been placed.
Delete: Delete works the same way as it would if you pressed the delete key on your keyboard. Rather than copying the selection or cutting it from the image and placing it on your clipboard, it deletes that part of the image from your photo.
This post is part of the series: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 Menus - Photoshop Elements Made Easy
This tutorial series will explain all the menu options within Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0. From the File Menu to the Help Menu.
- Adobe Photoshop Elements File Menu - Including New, Open, and Duplicate
- Adobe Photoshop Elements File Menu - Including Save, File Info, and Organize
- Adobe Photoshop Elements File Menu - Including Import, Export, and Print
- Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 Edit Menu - Including Undo, Redo, Cut, and Copy
- Adobe Photoshop Elements Edit Menu - Including Selections, Brushes, and Patterns
- Adobe Photoshop Elements Edit Menu - Including Color Settings, Presets, and Preferences
- How to Rotate Your Images Using Adobe Photoshop Elements
- Adobe Photoshop Elements Image Menu - Including Crop, Transform, and Resize
- Adobe Photoshop Elements Image Menu - Details on Mode, Converting Color Profile, and Magic Extractor
- Adobe Photoshop Elements Enhance Menu - Including Auto Smart Fix, Auto Levels, and Auto Red Eye Fix
- Adobe Photoshop Elements Enhance Menu - Including Adjust Color, Unsharp Mask, and Convert to Black and White
- Adobe Photoshop Elements Layer Menu - Details On New, Duplicate, and Rename Layer
- Adobe Photoshop Elements Layer Menu - Details On Adjustment Layers, Fill Layers, and Layer Content
- Adobe Photoshop Elements Layer Menu - Including Type, Merge, Flatten, Arrange, and Group
- Adobe Photoshop Elements Select Menu - Information On Deselect, Reselect, Inverse, and Feather
- Adobe Photoshop Elements Select Menu - Including Modify, Grow, Similar, and Loading, Saving, and Deleting a Selection