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No more "Style match" function?

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Jan 06, 2023 Jan 06, 2023

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I just purchased PS Elements 2023 after using PSE 11 for many years, and I was hoping to find new useful tools additional to the ones I already knew. But instead , PSE 2023 seems to have rather less than more. Especially one tool is missing: In the past I loved the photomerge function "style match" and used it quite often. Now it seems to be removed from PSE. Really? Why should adobe discontinue a working functionality? Maybe I am wrong, and someone can help me find the tool (maybe renamed?) or show me a workaround to achieve the same effect? Style match was a rather complex function, transferring not only color schemes from one Image to another but also, contrast/clarity and other style characteristics - something you cannot do easily by hand. I wonder whether it was removed because too few people used it or because adobe wants to force its customers to move to another adobe product, preferably a subscription, like they did with Lightroom...

After all a very disappointing experience!       

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Jan 06, 2023 Jan 06, 2023

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The style match tool hasn't been included is quite some time.  You have than enough tools to match styles, with a little bit of work I think you make the new abilites / guided edits a bit more useful.   Within the new version (pse 2023) there is a guided edit-- photomerge exposure- which would be a good place to start with.  Then use (under the basic guided edit tab choose LEVELS and go with that.  I think using those two produces just aboutthe same effect you had in your earlier version. 

The screenshot below is from PSE version 10. 2023-01-06_163350.png


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Jan 07, 2023 Jan 07, 2023

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I'm not sure that the Photomerge Exposure Guided Edit does what you want to do.  However, you may want to look at the Artistic Effects which have a large selection of style transfer presets.  These are found under the Effects tab.

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There are many options to create an effect but AFAIK, you cannot use your own image as a style template.  That ability only exists in a subscription version of Photoshop.

 

 

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I've tried to use my own images as style templates and couldn't do it.    

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