Harness Filters in Elements’ Quick Mode
WHY SLAVE FOR HOURS IN EXPERT MODE WHEN QUICK FILTERS CAN HELP?
PHOTO EDITORS CAN be very lazy people. It’s true. We’re sorry to tar everyone with the same brush, but why else would Adobe invent actions? Why else would presets become a thing? And why else would Elements have a Quick mode?
Okay, it’s not just photo editors – everyone looks for a quick fix every now and then, and that’s exactly what Adobe offers with the Quick mode section of its Elements package. It’s designed for speed, ease of use and quality too: yes, you can make beautiful edits to your photos in seconds, as well as hours.
The Quick mode is intuitive and varied. The Smart Looks present you with filters based on how your image looks, which is pretty clever, and there are tons of different filters to choose from: not just a few warmer, brighter versions of your images. There are vintage camera style effects for you to browse through, black and white, sepia and split tone effects, and even seasonal picks and light leak effects in the tab. There’s something for any photo for sure, and whether you’re looking for a way to improve your start images, or you’re hoping to finish a composition with a flourish, this is definitely a mode worth exploring.
Let’s dive into our top picks for Quick mode filters and see what this section of Elements can do. It’s a great part of the program, whether you’re looking to save some time and simplify things, or you’re just after some quality.