There are usually several ways to do anything with Adobe products.
Here is one way with Elements 9:
I will be taking photos of flowers at a flower show. These will be mostly close ups of winning specimens and arrangements for inclusion in a 'book of evidence' for submission to the Federated Garden Clubs of NYS.
As these items are displayed among a lot of other material, the backgrounds tend to get so busy that they take away from the subject.
I often see pictures of flowers with an entirely black (or other color) background, which sets off the blossoms to their very best advantage.
I have AdobePhotoshop Elements 9 installed, but find no guidance in the 'classroom in a book'.
Hope someone can tell me how to do this.