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Letter From the Editor Email Archive

Our “Letter from the Editor” is a regular email newsletter that we send out to subscribers of Photoshop Elements Techniques. It includes fun links, information about happenings in the magazine and on the website, photo tips, forum links and lots more. To view any of the past newsletters, click the appropriate links below. (If you’re looking for the Editor’s Note columns from the magazine, they’re all available via the “editors-note” tag.)

Our most recent newsletter is the August 2012 edition (shown below).

2012 editions:

  • August
    Stalking unwary photographic subjects; September Photo Challenge: Water; Previous Challenge winners posted; Upcoming changes to the PET Gallery; What’s happening online; September/October issue update.
  • June
    Backing up? Check your backups!; July Photo Challenge: Food; The Best of PET, Vol. 6 DVD sale; online videos galore; July/August issue update.
  • April
    Shooting in the rain; Get email notifications on posts and comments; Perfect Effects Free (and free preset pack); Photo Challenge update; Digital Scrapper dotted circle tutorial; free Lomo Light Leak overlays; Finding Portland time-lapse; mailing dates for the rest of 2012.
  • March
    Beware of over-editing portraits; Congrats to Black and White Challenge Winners; April Photo Challenge: Animals; Demystifying Blend Modes.
  • February
    What? No snow in San Francisco?; February Photo Challenge: Home; recent website videos: noise reduction, fun photo edges, fixing a “bad” eye, removing dust spots; More Ask Liz; Exposure 4.
  • January
    Happy New Year!; January Photo Challenge: Black & White; January/February issue and extras online; recent videos: cloning vs. healing, restoring faded photos, retouching the shape and color of teeth, removing power lines from a photo.

2011 editions:

  • December
    Year-end organization; Photo Challenge update; recent website videos; Ask Liz; Focus on sharpening; Snowbirds! Remember your change of address.
  • November
    Creative block and Steve Simon’s The Passionate Photographer; November Photo Challenge theme: Motion; holiday projects; printing your projects; Essentials 4 released; iPad update; Premiere Elements forum; 2012 magazine mailing dates.
  • October
    Photoshop Elements 10 arrives; October Photo Challenge: Reflections; August challenge winners; 2012 calendar templates posted; recent videos and posts; fix for Mac Firefox video problems.
  • September
    Putting down roots; September Photo Challenge: Mornings; Textures galore; Instagram, skin tone and other new videos; Correcting shadows and highlights; Dear Photograph and other links.
  • July
    Getting a fresh perspective; Take the August Photo Challenge: Shadows; 13 new cheatsheets posted, with more on the way; Latest videos; Top-ranked Tutorials list; “The Best of P.E.T., Vol. 5″ released.
  • April
    Creativity, Knowledge and More; New “Quick Tips” video series; New magazine Links page; 2011 issue mailing dates; Composite Master Class contest; Learn Photoshop Elements Today iPad app update.

2010 editions:

  • November
    Get More Photo Goodies; Creative Inspiration: The Colors of Fall; Learn Elements DVD on sale; Calendar templates and other holiday projects.
  • September
    Creative Inspiration: Imagined Worlds; The Joy of Doodles.
  • May
    While the World Sleeps; Finding the Right Words; New Photo Tips Column.
  • April
    The New Site is Up!
  • March
    Hey LePage, What’s Up with the New Site?; Plug-ins Article Extras; Panasonic Lumix Camera; Red River Paper; Blending Exposures; Change of address? Not Sure When Your Subscription ends?
  • January
    Photoblogging in 2010; Cool photo gear from Portland; Ghostbones’ textures are back; In the forums.

2009 editions:

  • November
    Calendars, calendars, and more calendars; Other holiday projects; In the forums; Totally non-Elements-related: Seattle.
  • September
    Photoshop Elements 8 announced; What about my Elements?; New Bamboo tablets from Wacom; In the forums;
  • July
    July/August issue published; Get your free back issues right here!; Open JPEGs in Camera Raw; Photojojo fun.
  • May
    Submitting Images for the Subscriber Showcase; … but, what about the Subscriber Gallery?; “Pseudo” HDR effect; Control your Canon Digital Rebel from your iPhone!; Dogs and Cats, Oh My…
  • April
    Recent videos; Speaking of search; More texturizing; Taking the “Dave Cross Fix It Challenge”; Research survey.
  • March
    March/April issue is done; Get the newsletter index; Recent videos; Free tutorials from Matt & Scott’s new book; Camera Raw 5.3 is out; Moving? Changing email address? Want help?

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