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Options Bar/Tool Options

Every tool in Photoshop Elements has options that you can change.

The options are explained in the tutorials as you encounter a tool.

In Photoshop Elements 10 and earlier versions, the options are located in the options bar.

In versions 11 and later, the options are located in Tool Options.

Location of the Options

Photoshop Elements 10 & Earlier

In Photoshop Elements 10 and earlier versions, the options bar is located above the work area.

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Photoshop Elements 11 & Later

In Photoshop Elements 11, and subsequent versions, click the Tool Options icon below the work area.

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Reset the Tools

You can reset the options for a tool, or for all of the tools.

The tool or tools are reset to their default options.

Unfortunately, not everything is reset to zero.

Photoshop Elements 10 & Earlier

Do the following.

1) Click the tiny white arrow on the left end of the options bar.

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2) Click Reset Tool or Reset All Tools.

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Photoshop Elements 11 & Later

Do the following.

1) Click the Tool Options icon below the work area.

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2) In the upper-right corner, click the icon below.

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3) Click Reset Tool or Reset All Tools.

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