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November/December issue and extras online

By Rick LePage  ·  October 30th, 2012

Just a quick note to let everyone know that the digital edition of the November/December issue has been posted in the Magazine section of the Photoshop Elements Techniques website, along with the sample files and other online extras.

If you’re a print magazine subscriber, issues started mailing from the printer on October 26. We hope that most US subscribers should receive their copies by November 8, although Hurricane Sandy might cause some delivery delays on the East Coast. If you’re in Canada, you should receive your issues by November 16, and we anticipate that delivery worldwide will be completed by November 23.

The gorgeous cover image was shot in Southeastern Oregon by subscriber Lori Ziegenhagen. Thanks for letting us use your photo, Lori!

19 Replies to November/December issue and extras online:

  1. Steve

    October 30, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Got mine today, awesome cover image!!

  2. Joseph

    October 30, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Receieved mine on today Tuesday – Day Two of “Sandy” and given we are in the middle of WashDC suburbs, I am surprised it made it — I guess the good ‘ol US Postal Service Motto still holds true!

    Nice magazine by the way!


  3. Lonna

    October 31, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    got mine today (Wed). thanks for all the work you do for us PSE users out here. God Bless those folks in the East.

  4. Ronald

    November 1, 2012 at 7:17 am

    The “Mood Lighting” article by Larry Becker was great.
    I followed the technique step-by-step and learned a lot.
    In the complicated techniques it would help to explain what elements is
    actually doing. I can do the procedure but in some areas I don’t understand the basics
    behind the move.

  5. LeRoy G.

    November 2, 2012 at 5:06 am

    I received my Nov-Dec Oct 31 and enjoyed the section on repair and per serve old photos, am trying to
    learn using masks. also have upgraded from ver 9 to 11 and change is great just trying to
    adjust. Enjoy the Magazine and the work you all are DOING!!!

  6. Edward

    November 2, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    The mail in DC came through but not in CT. we received it on Thursday.

  7. Ena

    November 7, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    In the tutorial for mood lighting, I cannot make step 7 work. Clicking command V I get another layer with the image from step 6.

  8. Robert

    November 8, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Concerning the article “Create Some Mood Lighting”: This excellent article presents some very useful techniques, but it illustrates a problem I have with many otherwise first-rate articles in Photoshop Elements Techniques. The author provides a series of cookbook steps but (as Ronald says) does not explain, for each step, what Elements is actually doing.

    For example, in step 3, why are we making a copy of the blurred layer and then changing the blend mode of the lower blurred layer to Lighten and the blend mode of the upper blurred layer to Darken? What exactly does this do, technically, in Photoshop Elements?

    And in step 4, why are we told to merge the two blurred layers? And again, step 9 does not explain that Alt-Backspace is the equivalent of the Edit-Fill command (although I was able to locate this information with a Google search).

    Similarly, I would have liked the article to clarify that the centerpiece of this technique — the luminosity mask — does not simply allow us to “independently select the highlights and shadows,” as step 8 states, but also to address all the intermediate tones — as I noticed by observing changes in the image during the darkening process, when not only do the shadows become much darker but the intermediate tones also darken somewhat. How exactly does this work? In a similar vein, I would have welcomed at least a brief mention of how the luminosity mask technique that the article describes compares with the use of a gradient map in a similar context.

    Providing these sorts of technical explanations and insights would make it much easier for readers of PET to apply the described techniques more generally — to spot new uses for a given technique, and to use individual elements of a technique in contexts that might not otherwise occur to them.

    I realize that there may be insufficient room in the printed magazine for this detail, but what about footnotes to the online versions of articles, that would direct the interested reader to the technical details? Such an approach would, I think, make an already superb publication even more useful to its readers.

  9. Fred

    November 9, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    I haven’t received my November/December issues of Elements yet. How do I find out if I’m a print magazine subscriber or not?


  10. Renee

    November 10, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    I also have not received my copy for Nov./Dec.


  11. Patricia

    November 14, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Just downloaded some of the offerings in the November/December issue and will start first with the Flawless Fades tutorial. I am mainly working on scrapbooks, and find the collage pages very effective. Love the magazine and all that is available on the website. I’ve been a member since 2005 ~ or was it 2004? Anyway, a long time, and still have all the issues and refer to them often.

  12. Christine

    November 18, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    My copy arrived yesterday (17 Nov) – but then, I am in the UK.

    I’m desperately trying to find the Artistic Filter – Comic (as discussed on page 22) but can’t find it anywhere. It is just what I need. Can you explain in very simple step by step process exactly where it;s hidden … please,,, pretty please.

    • Christine

      November 18, 2012 at 1:55 pm

      Typical! as soon as I ask I go and find it. It’s here: Filter > Sketch > Comic – not in Artistic after all!

  13. Fred

    November 19, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Got mine today ( Nov.19th) thanks guys.

  14. Laura

    November 20, 2012 at 3:15 am

    Got my copies all the way here in Australia :) thank you

    just wondering, who is the top pick for the landscapes? it doesn’t actually say :)

    Thank you ! :D

  15. judith

    November 24, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Not sure where I would be without the mag & website! Thank you thank you!!

  16. Gene

    December 2, 2012 at 9:23 am

    I am still looking for Wendy’s template for a 12 month on one page calendar. Any word yet?


  17. Bob

    December 4, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Well, I have hunted high and low and cannot find my November/December 2012 issue. Since I have never failed to get an issue I am going to assume I have lost or misplaced it. I do not remember seeing it at all so I would like to get a copy. Can anyone tell me if I can reorder a copy of the November/December issue. This by far my favorite photo magazine and I refer to them all often. I can read them on line, but I a really like having the printed copy at hand.

  18. Bob

    December 6, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Thanks Rick for your direct response to my comment above. I grately appreciate what you did. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All.

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