Elements 10: Adding color to certain objects

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I wanted to upload pictures hand drawn, then add final touches to them (when explained to the Best Buy associate, he recommended this program ). However, I am having trouble finding a simple solution to adding color to certain objects. I only see the options of "Black and White," or "Hue," but nothing to single out an object and maybe add the color yellow. Any help is appreciated, as this is for a project that does have an upcoming due date. Thank you
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Chris Cox

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Which product are you using?
Which version?
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Adobe photoshop elements 10. I am just being honest, but I bought this product to simply be able to shade in some objects, add text, and add color to a few certain objects on pictures I have scanned into my computer. Right now, your product seems like one of the most difficult to understand in trying to accomplish these goals. I have been attempting throughout the day ( with various frustrations ) to do only picture #1 ( I have ten of these ). Please suggest the best way on all these topics, less I return this product to Best Buy for a refund with the hopes of a program that may be easier to handle.
-Daniel
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First, we need to know what you're trying to accomplish. Your description thus far doesn't tell us what you're trying to do.

Can you post an example picture of what you are trying to do?

It sounds like you need to use adjustments, or a selection or layer mask to isolate the object and change the colors.

And there are thousands of tutorials available on the web about these topics.
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Let's say my friend drew a picture of a ninja and colored it with a pencil.....I need to know how to shade it in on adobe photoshop to "touch it up" with the "ink.": She drew two little squares that I would like to have colored yellow, but that is giving me difficulty as well. Also, I need to know how to add text, move the text, and adjust the size. Being told howt o accomplish these three things would make life a whole lot easier.
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You could use the paintbrush tools.
Or make a selection and use adjustments.
Or duplicate the selection and use a layer mask (then any combination of layers or adjustment layers).

Something that simple has many ways to be done in Photoshop -- which one is best depends on exactly what you're trying to accomplish.

Text is also easy -- just use the text tool, set the font, size, etc. and move the text layer around as needed.
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I am trying to change the color of the paint brush tool, and I am having difficulty. I am only getting options like "opaqueness" and crap like that. Also, where is the text tool? This is one of the most confusing programs I have used in a long time. Please help
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You just change the foreground color.

And there are thousands of tutorials available on the web...