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Correct Animal Eye Glare

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Correct gold, white or green eyes on animals and add a glint to make the corrections look realistic.

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What is a Smart Object?

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An informative video that explains what a Smart Object is and how they are different from other files.

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Creating and Managing Your Custom Brushes

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Save your custom brushes to brush sets to use in your projects, again and again.


Make a Batch of Christmas Cookies

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Use the Cookie Cutter tool and presets from the companion Cookie Goodies Kit to make and decorate a batch of truly calorie-free Christmas cookies.

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Download Christmas Cookie Goodies: Free Brushes, Patterns, Shapes, Elements, Styles & Textures

December 2nd, 2014

Download the custom styles, patterns, brushes, custom shapes and textures used in the Bake a Batch of Christmas Cookies video.

Black & White: Photo Challenge Finalists

November 12th, 2014

See the finalist from the Back & White Photo Challenge and vote for your favorite.

New Photo Challenge: Macro

November 12th, 2014

Find out how you can participate in the “Macro” Photo-Challenge!

Download: Free Grunge Textures (Grunge Pack 1)

November 7th, 2014

Here are three collections of royalty-free textures from Photo Elements Techniques.

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