A simple fix for under-eye circles.  It doesn’t work for every photo, but when it does work, it’s quick and easy.

(Elements doesn’t have the Patch Tool, but this method applies pretty much the same to the Clone or Healing tools.)

First, duplicate the Background layer (or maybe select the face, and duplicate that):

Patch Tool for eye bags

Choose the Patch Tool, and draw around the problem area:

Patch Tool for eye bags

When you release the mouse, the marching ants will be going around your selected area, the same as any other tool:

Patch Tool for eye bags

Click and drag the area to another area of plain detail. Release the mouse when you’re chosen a satisfactory area:

Patch Tool for eye bags

Press Ctrl D (Cmd D on a Mac) to deselect the marching ants. Now, the area looks *too* flat, of course:

Patch Tool for eye bags

Repeat the previous steps for all the other eyebags in the photo, until no eyebags are visible at all.

Then lower the layer opacity gradually to let some of the natural shape of the bags come through, so your subject doesn’t look like a weird robot:

Patch Tool for eye bags