I have recently gotten some emails and messages from customers asking for some tips for using Photoshop Elements. I keep hoping to have time to write a couple of tutorials myself, but this week did not allow that – so I found this one online. It uses PSE 12, but the steps do work in other versions of the program, and I’m sure it’s similar in Photoshop versions as well. Photoshop Elements is a simplified version of Photoshop, and great for scrappers to use because it allows you the flexibility to do all sorts of things without the price tag of the full version of Photoshop.

This tutorial talks about fixing up an Overexposed photo – something we all end up with on occasion! The author talks about the multiply blend tool, which can be used for all sorts of things in scrapping (like adding textures, darkening colors, and more)! 

In this post, we will use the Multiply blend mode to darken an overexposed image. To do this, we will use the fact that the Multiply blend mode is the opposite of the Screen mode. The specifics of how it works are somewhat complicated, but the end result is that the Multiply blend mode darkens an image. In this tutorial, we will see how we can take advantage of this to darken a too-bright, overexposed image.

Source: Practical Photoshop Elements: A Quick Fix for Overexposed Photos – Better Photography