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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.

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Lightroom to Elements Skin Softening

By Erin Peloquin  ·  March 21st, 2014

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Learn how to soften skin using Lightroom and Elements. If you don’t use Lightroom you can still learn some skin softening techniques, start at the 5 minute mark.

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Video: Atmospheric Lighting Adds Mist-ery

By Larry Becker  ·  February 27th, 2014

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This is an online companion video to Larry Becker’s “Atmospheric Lighting adds Mist-ery” tutorial, found in the March/April 2014 issue of Photographic Elements Techniques magazine.

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Advanced Portrait Editing

By Erin Peloquin  ·  February 19th, 2014

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Learn the techniques needed to edit your portraits like the pros do.

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The Dynamic Duo

By Chuckie Delano  ·  February 11th, 2014

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Combine Healing and Cloning for better photo repair.

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Use Contouring to Add Depth and Dimension to Your Portraits

By Erin Peloqrin  ·  January 10th, 2014

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Learn how to use contouring to add depth and dimension to your portraits.

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With a Nip and a Tuck

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  January 10th, 2014

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The Liquify filter is one of the hidden gems in Elements. This article will show you a few different ways to take advantage of it for retouching your photos.

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Editing in Lightroom and Elements

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  January 6th, 2014

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Matt shares some tips for editing a photo in Lightroom, then takes it into Photoshop Elements for the finishing touches.

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Create a Bokeh Effect With the Lens Blur Filter

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  December 19th, 2013

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Learn how to use the Lens Blur Filter to create a Bokeh effect, that can used to create backgrounds.

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Use Photomerge Exposure to Create HDR Effects

By Chuckie Delano  ·  December 13th, 2013

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Chuckie shows how to use Photomerge Exposure to create HDR like effects on images.

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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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Lightroom Camera Profiles

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  November 22nd, 2013

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Matt gives you some tips for using Lightroom Camera Profiles.

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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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Sharpening Your Photos in Camera Raw

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  November 5th, 2013

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Matt gives you some tips for sharpening your photos in Camera Raw.

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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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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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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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Elements Before and After – Washington Coastline

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  August 24th, 2013

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

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Create Custom Layer Masks

By Chuckie Delano  ·  August 16th, 2013

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Learn how to create custom layer masks to enhance your images.

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Lightroom 5 – What it Means For Elements Users

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  August 9th, 2013

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Take a look at the most important new features of the newly released Lightroom 5, and how they impact Elements users.

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