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January/February issue online

By Rick LePage  ·  January 2nd, 2013

v10-n1-500pxJust a quick note to let PET subscribers know that the January/February 2013 issue — the first of our 10th year!!! — is now online and downloadable as a PDF.

If you’re a print magazine subscriber, issues started mailing December 21. US subscribers should receive their copies by January 7. Canadian subscribers should receive their issues by January 15; delivery worldwide should be complete by January 22.

If you’re missing your issue after the dates listed above, send us a note via our contact form on the website. (If you subscribed after December 6, 2012, note that our second mailing will go out from the printer in late January for an early February delivery. After that, you’ll be on the schedule for the initial mailing.)

We’re working on a true digital version of the magazine for later this year, so stay tuned for that and lots more!

27 Replies to January/February issue online:

  1. Nancy

    January 2, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Great issue! Thanks….Happy 10th Anniversary and wishing you many more!

  2. Lourdes

    January 2, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    This is one of my favorite issues. Thanks so much for the great work. Congratulations on 10 great years and many more!!!

  3. Mike

    January 2, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Snow? What’s snow? I live in Queensland; the Sunshine state of Australia. Seriously I enjoy the articles, especially on using Elements 11(which I’m new to and gradually learning to use). Keep up the good work.

  4. Hank

    January 2, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Another great issue. I am a print subscriber and I have downloaded this issue. Just borrowed my wife’s second monitor and this is working out great. Now I don’t have to switch from my reading glasses to regular one which makes it a lot easier to work the articles.

  5. Brad

    January 3, 2013 at 10:13 am

    I too enjoyed this issue. The Camera Raw work flow is very helpful. I read with interest “organization with Lightroom”. My friends have been pushing me to begin using LIghtroom. Did I get it correctly that my windows folders within “my pictures” should not be organized/labeled by date? I think the Canon utility upload utility automatically assigns.

  6. Richard

    January 3, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    I still haven’t received the November/December issue. My new address is: 1643 Frenette St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K4A 5B7

  7. Carl

    January 4, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Can use camera raw with Elements 11-Ihave a new NIkon coolpix p7700

    • Julie

      January 4, 2013 at 7:11 pm

      Carl, PSE11 can work with the raw files from your Nikon Coolpix p7700 however it needs to be updated from the version of Camera Raw that it shipped with. You need Camera Raw version 7.2 and PSE11 shipped with Camera Raw 7.1. Just use the updater under Help in PSE11’s main menu and you should be good to go…

      • Carl

        January 5, 2013 at 5:36 am

        Julie – Tks for the replay
        I go to the updates in the file menu
        I see PHS Elements 11
        Under that is Photo a checked box Photoshop Camera Raw 7.3 Updates
        and I click on the Learn More which is in blue
        But then I do not see anything for the Raw update for version 7.2
        I am so puzzled

      • Julie

        January 5, 2013 at 5:51 am

        Carl, sorry I should have been more clear. What I should have said was that you need *at least* Camera Raw version 7.2. Version 7.3 will do the trick as well. Go ahead and do the update to 7.3.

        It’s a bit hard to carry on a conversation here but if you need more help, you might want to post at the forum. Just go to the “Community” link at the top of this page and then click on Elements Village.

      • Carl

        January 5, 2013 at 6:12 am

        the only update for raw I see is CAMERA RAW 6.6 FOR ELEMENTS 11

      • Julie

        January 5, 2013 at 10:04 am

        Carl, something is amiss there. I’m pretty sure that PSE11 shipped with Camera Raw 7.1 and I’d be surprised if you are getting offered version 6.6 as an update. Do you know what version is installed right now? You can check by going to Help>About Plug In and click on Camera Raw.

  8. Carl

    January 5, 2013 at 5:48 am

    I do not see any updates for PS Elements 11

  9. Chris

    January 6, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Happy 10 Year Anniversary. Beautiful cover photo. Curious….. was there a winter photo challenge for December? Is there a photo challenge for January? No mention of either and no subscriber showcase in the current issue. Thanks, Chris

  10. Carl

    January 7, 2013 at 4:00 am

    Can anyone help_
    I have a Nikon Coolpix P7700 and shot raw-Elements 11 does not accept this raw format- does andyone know of a new download of raw that I can use -how do I get this download

    • Julie

      January 7, 2013 at 4:09 am

      Carl, Adobe no longer provides PSE Camera Raw files for download – you must go through PSE’s updater. You indicated before that the updater isn’t offering you the update to Camera Raw 7.2 or 7.3. If this is the case, I would suggest that you contact Adobe directly. You can find contact information on

  11. Bernadette

    January 9, 2013 at 11:49 am

    After I downloaded the Jan/Feb Magazine, I am not able to download the starting photo and find more examples of how to vary the typographic portrait. What should I do? I would like to work on “Put your own stamp on it” Thanks

  12. Joe

    January 10, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Hello, Was a little disappointed with my January/February issue 2013. First of all, the note book holes where not lined up. And my second comment is, The magazine is called Photographic Elements Techniques, I just don’t understand where the article.” Keep Your Camera Dust Free”, fits in? This is a wonderful magazine and always was. I subscribe to many photo magazines and don’t care to read in a techniques magazine. Maybe I’m a little out of line, But, We had a vote on this and all my friends 6 voted, it was a bad choice.
    Just our opinion.

  13. Lourdes

    January 10, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    While I respect and understand Joe’s disappointment, I was glad to see the article about “Keep Your Camera Dust Free”. Also, just because Joe and all of his 6 friends voted “it was a bad choice”, it doesn’t mean they are representing all subscribers. I have been using Photoshop Elements for many years and taking photographs with several cameras for many years, yet I don’t consider myself an expert. While I know I must keep my camera dust free, a lot of people are not aware of that. Thank you for publishing the article.

    Just another opinion.

  14. Jacqueline

    January 17, 2013 at 10:22 am

    I agree with Joe except that I was very disappointed in the recent issue – I have no interest in Lightroom or Camera care – if I was I would buy a different magazine!

    There is no comparison between the latest issue and Nov/Dec issue.

    If this Jan issue is a taste of a new trend in the magazine I will not renew my subscription.

    Your previous issues have been informative and for years have provided me with excellent resources.

    Please, take into consideration a subscriber for over 4 years.



  15. Jean

    January 17, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    I agree with Jacqueline and Joe (and maybe others). I have no interest in Lightroom, Organizer is very well for my needs. Please, keep your magazine in PSE techniques.

    Where I can find the extras for the last Issue?

  16. Janet

    January 18, 2013 at 7:06 am

    Happy Tenth Anniversary! I think I’ve subscribed for most of those ten years. This being my absolute favorite magazine, I’ll have to agree that I was somewhat disappointed in the latest issue. Please go back to just articles that relate to PSE.


    January 24, 2013 at 8:59 am

    I would if I received one,Have not received issue due Jan 7th

  18. Alan

    February 7, 2013 at 8:32 am

    I have always looked forward to my copy of “Photoshop Elements Magazine”.
    The tutorials are first class and have been of great help on many occasions.
    Despite the once in a year sell it to you, next update of the program taking up two or three pages the mag is great.
    I have now received my January / February issue to find that it’s now called “Photographic Elements Techniques” With tips on Lightroom and How to keep your camera dust free.
    I don’t use Lightroom or have a DSLR and if I did I would most probably purchase books or magazines on the subject.
    I do not want to spend out on something I do not need, so I am considering whether or not to re subscribing. Please let’s return to a magazine on useful tips on Elements and it’s benefits.
    What’s happened to the photograph competition??

    • Joe

      February 7, 2013 at 9:06 am


  19. Pauline

    February 16, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    I subscribed today, for 2 years, based on the sample issues which I downloaded and which I thought were excellent. I have to say I am a little dissapointed by the latest issue for the same reason as others have posted. . I thought this magazine was dedicated to Elements techniques. Also was looking forward to the photo challenges related to the articles in each issue.

    Hope the editors take note of the comments and they return to the obviously popular format. If not I may take advantage of the money-back guarantee.

  20. William

    March 23, 2013 at 5:09 am

    Just curious to know why the Jan/Feb 2013 issue is over 180mb in size. Normal sizes range from 20 to maybe as high as 40mb for each issue’s PDF. Why 188mb?

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