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Easter Shapes

By Karen Brockney  ·  April 16th, 2014

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Use the Shape tool to create these cute Easter shapes that can be used to create a pattern for digital scrapbook paper.

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Magnifying Glass

By Karen Brockney  ·  February 14th, 2014

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Learn how to make a magnifying glass that you can move over an underlying image.

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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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Download: 2014 Calendar Templates

By Diana K  ·  October 15th, 2013

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These are the 2014 template files for the “Quick and Easy Calendars from Templates” article in Photoshop Elements Techniques.

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Finding the Elements manual (Elements 11 update)

By Rick LePage  ·  December 7th, 2012

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Something we hear quite often from new Elements users is, “Where’s the manual?” Here are some links to the online PDF manuals for Photoshop Elements.

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Download: 2013 calendar templates

By Rick LePage  ·  October 9th, 2012

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These are the 2013 template files for the “Quick and Easy Calendars from Templates” article in Photoshop Elements Techniques.

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Elements & Lightroom: Editing Start to Finish

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  June 11th, 2012

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In Part 2 of this three-part series, Matt takes you through editing a photo from start to finish and how to incorporate Elements in your Lightroom-based process.

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Elements & Lightroom: Getting Started

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  May 23rd, 2012

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In Part 1 of this three-part series, Matt introduces you to how to integrate Photoshop Elements and Lightroom with a group of very important settings.

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Elements 10 Arrives

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  December 1st, 2011

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Photoshop Elements 10 adds new features that aim to take the guesswork out of cropping, cut down on the time you spend searching, and put you in greater control of your text.

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Adobe Camera Raw: Overview

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  October 13th, 2011

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Mike Rodriguez gives an overview of the Adobe Camera Raw dialog.

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Download: 2012 calendar templates

By Rick LePage  ·  September 28th, 2011

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These are the 2012 template files for the “Quick and Easy Calendars from Templates” article in Photoshop Elements Techniques.

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Elements 10: Crop Overlays

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  September 24th, 2011

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Photoshop Elements 10 adds three overlay options to the Crop tool: a Grid, the Rule of Thirds, and the Golden Mean. Here’s how they work.

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Elements 10: Text on a Path, Shape or Selection

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  September 24th, 2011

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With Version 10, Adobe adds three new tools for manipulating text on a path, shape or selection.

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Word Clouds with Wordle

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  September 2nd, 2011

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Matt shows you how to create your own Word Cloud with the website Wordle and place it on an image.

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Subtle Lighting with Levels

By Liz Ness  ·  March 3rd, 2011

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Like the Boom Vignette, lighting with levels brings out your subjects in a subtle, but effective way.

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The Boom Vignette (More Subtle Than the Name)

By Liz Ness  ·  February 8th, 2011

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Like vignettes, but don’t like how obvious they seem? Try a boom vignette — it’s more subtle than the name suggests!

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3 Digital Backgrounds to Make

By Liz Ness  ·  January 20th, 2011

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Three great elements for digital designs and scrapbook layouts are card-stock, stripes, and off-set polka-dots. Today, we show you how to make them yourself. Plus, we have a download sampler!

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Introducing Photoshop Elements 9

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  January 2nd, 2011

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Adobe has released a new version of its low-cost editing suite. We take you on a tour of the most noteable new features–including the long-awaited arrival of layer masks.

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A Basic Elements Vocabulary

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  January 1st, 2011

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This video covers some basic concepts and tips for getting started with Photoshop Elements, including panels, the Color Picker, managing windows, and more.

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