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Turn a Dull Shot into a “Moody” Masterpiece

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  August 7th, 2010

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Mike Rodriguez shows you a technique to add a little bit of “mood” to those photos that seem a bit drab.

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Getting the Hipstamatic Look

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  June 28th, 2010

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Hipstamatic is one of the hottest iPhone apps out there, and it gives a very cool cross-processed, funky, ’70s look to your photos. Mike Rodriguez shows you how you can approximate the effect inside Elements quite easily.

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More on the Recompose Feature

By Dave Cross  ·  January 25th, 2010

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Do you have a great shot that needs some tightening up? The Recompose feature in Elements 8 may do the trick!

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Getting True Symmetry in Your Photos

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  December 7th, 2009

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Matt shows you how to use guides (found in Elements 8 and up) to get your images to look balanced and appealing.

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Adjustment Layer Panels

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  October 21st, 2009

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Mike shows you the improvements and differences in Adjustment Layers in Elements 8 and 9

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Installing actions in Photoshop Elements 6 (Mac OS X)

By Diana Day  ·  October 1st, 2009

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Here are detailed instructions for adding actions to Photoshop Elements 6 for the Mac.

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Installing actions in Photoshop Elements 7 (Windows XP & Vista)

By Diana Day  ·  October 1st, 2009

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Here are detailed instructions for adding actions to Photoshop Elements 7 for Windows XP and Vista.

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Installing actions in Photoshop Elements 6 (Windows XP & Vista)

By Diana Day  ·  October 1st, 2009

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Installing actions in Photoshop Elements can sometimes be confusing. The method and location of installation is different with each version of Elements and computer operating system. Because of all these variations, it’s important that you use the correct instructions for…

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Photomerge Exposure

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  September 15th, 2009

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This feature easily lets you blend multiple versions of the same scene into one properly exposed photo. (Elements 8 and up.)

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Elements 8: Recompose Tool

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  September 15th, 2009

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Elements new Recompose tool lets you resize and adjust the orientation of your photos without distorting the important stuff.

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Elements 8: Updated Organizer (Windows)

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  September 15th, 2009

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Adobe didn’t forget about managing your pictures: they pumped up the Organizer with some great new features as well. (Windows-only)

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Elements 8: The New Look (Part 2)

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  September 15th, 2009

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Elements 8 has some other changes to its look; among them new ways to rearrange your panels (formerly known as palettes).

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Elements 8: The New Look

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  September 15th, 2009

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One of the big enhancements in Version 8 is a redesigned look (inherited from Photoshop CS4), including the new tabbed document feature.

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Layers 101: Understanding Elements’ Foundation

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  May 5th, 2009

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The foundation of Photoshop Elements is the layer, so a good grasp of what they are and how they work is vital for taking that next leap in your Elements education.

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Inside Photoshop Elements 7

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  September 5th, 2008

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The world of accessible digital image editing and creativity has taken yet another step forward with Version 7 of Photoshop Elements. Adobe’s latest offering sports several new and enhanced features, and a brand new way of sharing, storing, and backing up your images online.

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Elements 7 Overview

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  August 26th, 2008

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Mike Rodriguez walks you through some of Elements 7’s new features.

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Smart Brush

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  August 26th, 2008

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Using the new Smart Brush tool.

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Photomerge Scene Cleaner

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  August 26th, 2008

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Working with Elements 7’s new Scene Cleaner feature.

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Photoshop.com, Part 2

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  August 26th, 2008

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Mike explores the sharing, backup and synchronization features at Photoshop.com.

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Photoshop.com, Part 1

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  August 26th, 2008

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Mike shows you how get connected to Photoshop.com and start uploading images.

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