PDF Articles and Tutorials
This is a list of all the downloadable PDF tutorials and articles on our site, sorted by date. You can also view all of our video tutorials in a similar list, or all of the Web tutorials and articles.
‘Bokeh’ might be a new term, but it really is a time-tested photographic concept that is easy to master, once you know the tricks.
Tips & Tricks: Lens Flare filter, adjusting drop shadows, quick zooming, and more.
In this tutorial, I’ll show you a clever and almost magical way to create stripes and checks using the Gradient tool and the Wave filter. This unique method is so quick and easy, you may find yourself adding stripes to your layouts just for fun.
Making elements to use in your scrapbook pages is one thing. Making them look real is quite another. This exercise will help you learn to use two great tools, Dodge and Burn, to enhance your elements and give them depth. Let’s begin by ‘folding’ our paper so we can practice these techniques.
In part two of our series on the RAW format, we’re going to look at Photoshop Elements’ raw tools, and learn how to use them to process raw files from your camera.
No matter what your budget or your photographic style is, there is a tool that will get you up close and personal with your subject.
Selections are one of the keys to master to work effectively in the digital darkroom. They let us make changes to specific parts of our photos, as opposed to making global changes to our entire photo. Here’s a quick and easy method to make a good selection and really speed up those enhancements.
Personalized photo bookmarks are a unique way of displaying family or pet photos, and they also make delightful gifts for someone who loves to read. By starting off with a few simple steps, then adding your own creativity and photos, you’ll end up with a bookmark any reader will love to carry and show off.
Lasso tips; making the bounding box disappear; Dodge tool; Camera Raw defaults; adjust layer thumbnail size.
The triptych is rooted in medieval religious art, using three panels to communicate passion and beauty. Here’s one of the many variations on the triptych theme that you can create with Photoshop Elements.
Resolution–especially when thinking about printing–is a difficult concept to grasp. Lesa Snider offers a new way to think about it.
Do the people in your photos suffer from an acute case of shiny skin, those overexposed areas that leave folks looking sweatier than they should be? How about those shadowed, double chins? Both can ruin a picture, but they’re easy to get rid of: all you need is the clone stamp tool and a wee bit o’ patience.
One of the keys to a great portrait is the eyes, which are often described as the windows to the soul. If that truly is the case, then it’s our job to make those windows crystal clear and sparkling.
Customizing the Info palette; keyboard shortcuts for quick fills; easier aligning when dragging layers; Elements’ Arrow tool; brush hardness via keyboard; Geometry Options settings
Light is the key to photography, and understanding its power can make us better photographers. In this article, Laurie offers an inspirational look at the different types of light you can find through the day.
There’s something almost magical about light. It attracts our eye, draws us in, and heightens our sense of wonder. Adding a simple glow to your photos can create this magical, mysterious quality and capture the imagination.
The HDR craze has lately created quite a buzz in the photographic community. I’ll show you a way to simulate the effect of an HDR photo–without all of the time and extra software it usually takes to create one.
If you own a digital SLR camera, ‘shoot raw’ is one of those phrases that you hear all the time, but what do Raw files give you that JPEG files can’t? The answer is: ‘quite a bit,’ and ben long tells us why.