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GetStraight

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Download: Let’s Get This Straight – Images

By Michelle Stelling  ·  July 29th, 2015

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These are the sample images to follow along with Michelle Stelling’s “Let’s Get This Straight” tutorial from the August 2015 issue of PET.

FocusStacking

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Download: Focus Stacking for Depth & Clarity – Images

By Larry Becker  ·  July 29th, 2015

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These are the sample images to follow along with Larry Becker’s “Focus Stacking for Depth & Clarity” tutorial from the August 2015 issue of PET.

StraightenTool

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The Straighten Tool

By Michelle Stelling  ·  July 3rd, 2015

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Tips for using the Straighten tool.

ZoomTool

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The Zoom Tool

By Michelle Stelling  ·  June 17th, 2015

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Tips for using the Zoom tool.

CropTool

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The Crop Tool

By Michelle Stelling  ·  May 20th, 2015

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Learn some techniques for using the Crop tool.

MultilayerDoc

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Tips for Using Multi-layer Documents

By Lesa Snider  ·  February 3rd, 2015

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Learn some tips for using multi-layer documents.

SmartObject

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What is a Smart Object?

By Michelle Stelling  ·  December 9th, 2014

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

Rustic-Lake_houseWeb

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Video: Understanding Masks and Layers

By Larry Becker  ·  April 30th, 2014

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This is an online supplemental video to Larry Becker’s “A Model Holds Her Own” tutorial, found in the May/June 2014 issue of Photographic Elements Techniques magazine.

HealingCloningWeb

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Non-descructive Editing With the Healing Brushes and Clone Stamp Tool

By Lesa Snider  ·  April 22nd, 2014

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Learn how and when to use the Spot Healing Brush, Healing Brush and Clone Stamp tools for non-destructive editing.

LayerMasksPt1

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Top 10 Tips & Tricks For Getting the Most From Layer Masks?

By Erin Peloquin  ·  April 3rd, 2014

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Learn the ins-and-outs of using Layer Masks.

SaveBackgroundWhite

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Change the Background of an Image to White

By Michelle Stelling  ·  March 16th, 2014

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Learn a couple of techniques for changing the background of an image to white.

ExtensionPLease

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Can I Get an Extension Please?

By Diana Day  ·  March 3rd, 2014

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Learn some techniques for expanding the edges of an image.

PET-ducks-Image

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Put All Your Ducks in a Row

By Karen Brockney  ·  January 22nd, 2014

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Learn how to organize objects on a background. Use the Move tool to align and distribute layers. You can use this process to align text on a page, several photos, or other graphic objects.

LayerMasksPt1

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Video: Top 10 Tips & Tricks for Getting the Most From Layer Masks – Part 1

By Erin Peloquin  ·  December 29th, 2013

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This is an online companion video to Erin Peloquin’s “Top 10 Tips & Tricks For Getting the Most From Layer Masks” article, found in the January/February 2014 issue of Photographic Elements Techniques magazine.

LayerMasksPt1

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Video: Top 10 Tips & Tricks for Getting the Most From Layer Masks – Part 2

By Erin Peloquin  ·  December 29th, 2013

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This is Part 2 of an online companion video to Erin Peloquin’s “Top 10 Tips & Tricks For Getting the Most From Layer Masks” article, found in the January/February 2014 issue of Photographic Elements Techniques magazine.

PortraitLiquify

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Using The Liquify Filter To Enhance Curves and Improve Noses

By Erin Peloquin  ·  November 22nd, 2013

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Erin shows you a couple of uses for the Liquify Filter’s Warp tool for your portraits.

EnhancingSkies

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Enhancing the Skies in Your Photos

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  November 18th, 2013

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Matt shows you a couple of techniques to enhance the sky in your images, using either Photoshop Elements 12 or Lightroom.

3DText

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Make a Scene With 3D Text

By Larry Becker  ·  November 18th, 2013

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Larry shows you how to create 3D text to add to your images.

CopyLayerMask12

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Copying Layer Masks in Photoshop Elements 12

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  November 12th, 2013

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Mike will shows you how to copy layer masks using Photoshop Elements 12.

CopyLayerMask11

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Copying Layer Masks in Photoshop Elements 11

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  November 12th, 2013

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Mike will shows you some techniques for copying layer masks using Photoshop Elements 11.

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