You will find the Guided Edit tab at the top of the Editor window between Quick and Expert. Just click on the tab to move your photo automatically into Guided Edit mode. Once there, you will see an array of options under three broad categories: Touchups, Photo Effects, and Photo Play.
The first of these, Touchups, guides you step-by-step through many basic editing tasks, such as cropping, straightening, and color correction. It can be a great help when you are a beginning scrapper. The other two categories, Photo Effects and Photo Play, are great for guiding you through more complex photo manipulations. You might not want to use every option, but it’s nice to know what’s available.
As one example, let’s work with Depth of Field from the Photo Effects category. Depth of field, to put it very simply, is how much of the photo is in sharp focus vs. out of focus or blurry. We usually want our whole photo to be sharp and clear, but sometimes we might want to emphasize just one part of it. Having control over the depth of field allows us to do that. Digital SLR cameras achieve depth of field effortlessly. Those of us who take photos with point-and-shoot cameras – or our phones – can still achieve the artistic depth of field effect through Guided Edit.
Here’s how it works. This is the original photo of a flower in my yard.
– Notice that you have different View options. Give them a try to see which one you like.
– When working on your photo, if you don’t like how it’s going, just click on the Reset icon to begin again.