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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Don’t Let Cloudy Skies Get You Down

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  October 30th, 2013

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Have a photo with boring gray clouds? Matt shows you how to change them from boring to dramatic.

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Remove an Object From its Background and Save it With Transparency

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  October 24th, 2013

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Learn how to remove an object from its background and save it with transparency.

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Soft Glamour Glow

By Lesa Snider  ·  October 24th, 2013

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Learn how to give your portraits a soft romantic look.

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Elements Before and After – Waterfall

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  September 27th, 2013

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Learn the tricks of the trade as Matt edits a waterfall photo, from start to finish, using Camera Raw and the Photoshop Elements Editor.

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An Overview of Photoshop Elements 12

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  September 24th, 2013

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Learn what great new features are included in Photoshop Elements 12.

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Create a Patriotic Composite

By Chuckie Delano  ·  September 17th, 2013

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Use layer masks to create great looking composites!

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Make a Reusable Storyboard (Advanced Mode) – Collage Projects: Part 2

By Karen Brockney  ·  September 10th, 2013

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In part 2 of the Collage Projects series, Karen shows you how to make a simple reusable storyboard template.

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Make a Photo Collage (Basic Mode) – Collage Projects: Part 1

By Karen Brockney  ·  September 5th, 2013

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Learn how to use the Create menu to make a basic photo collage and save it as a Photoshop Elements project.

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Blueprints For Better Architectural Images

By Larry Becker  ·  September 5th, 2013

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Learn some tips for shooting and processing your architectural photos.

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