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How can I create a toy camera effect in Elements?

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Q&A, by Mark White
August 18, 2016

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Toy cameras are famed for their lo-fi approach to taking pictures. Photoshop Elements offers a simple one-click fix to turning any shot into a toy camera-taken photo; just go to the Quick section of the program to find the filter.

Elements offers a host of filters, including Tints, Smart Looks, Seasons and Pencil Sketch. Toy Camera is the fi?h down on the right-hand list, and for every picture, it offers five potential options to edit your picture with. Each varies in style, colour and contrast, and each can be applied with just a click.

Head to the Expert section to tone down the opacity of the effect, and feel free to go back to the Quick section of Elements to add another filter on top of the first one. You can build these effects up to form a completely new look.