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Create Photos With an Edge

By Liz Ness  ·  December 9th, 2013

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Create custom borders for your images using the brush tool.

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Creating Fall-Inspired Leaf Patterns and Brushes

By Dave Cross  ·  November 14th, 2012

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Using just a plain image of a fall-colored leaf, Dave shows you how to turn it into a pattern and a brush that can be used in multiple different ways!

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Using Brushes as Stamps

By Karen Brockney  ·  July 9th, 2012

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Karen uses brushes as ‘digital stamps’ to create a textured background for any photo.

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Loading and Installing Brushes

By Karen Brockney  ·  June 21st, 2012

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Karen shows you how to load and install custom brush sets inside of Photoshop Elements, on both a Mac and a PC.

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Star Effects

By Karen Brockney  ·  April 27th, 2012

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Karen shows you how to create your own star brushes, then apply them to any of your photos.

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Reusable Border Effects, Part 2

By Dave Cross  ·  April 19th, 2012

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In the second part of his Reusable Border Effects series, Dave shows you how to create a unique edge effect using layer masks and the Brush tool.

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Using Silhouette Brushes

By Diana Day  ·  April 18th, 2012

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Learn how to get the look of a silhouette photo with the help of third-party brushes.

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Links: May/June 2012 issue

By Kelly Turner  ·  April 17th, 2012

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Get the look of a silhouette by downloading third-party silhouette brushes.

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Creating Straight Lines, Dotted Lines and Scalloped Photo Frames

By Karen Brockney  ·  March 13th, 2012

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Learn how to customize your Brush tool options and create straight and dotted lines, along with a nice scalloped edge that can be used as a unique photo frame.

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Tips & Tricks (November/December 2011)

By Matt Kloskowski & Jeff Carlson  ·  December 26th, 2011

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One-click vignette; clear away red eyes; using the Eyedropper Tool’s sampling option; resize brushes the fast way (MAC).

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Loving the Brush

By Elizabeth  ·  August 23rd, 2011

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Brushes are one of the most misunderstood tools of Photoshop Elements: I feel as if they never get enough love and appreciation.

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Tips & Tricks (May/June 2011)

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  June 8th, 2011

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Getting sharp edges when applying a stroke to a selection; rearranging brushes in the Brush Picker; how to position lens flare; and accessing full-screen mode in Camera Raw.

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Create a Signature Brush

By Elizabeth LePage  ·  April 13th, 2011

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Quickly create a custom signature (or text) brush that you can use as a watermark over and over again for your photos.

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Defining Custom Brushes

By Corey Barker  ·  October 10th, 2010

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In this quick video, Corey shows you how to create a custom brush from a photo.

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Download: Fairy Brush Set

By Rick LePage  ·  August 21st, 2010

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This is a set of fairy brushes for use with your projects, including Wendy Williams’ “Baby in a Flower” tutorial.

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The Brush Tool

By Diana Day  ·  July 20th, 2010

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Learn to master one of Elements’ most useful tools–and unleash your inner artist–with Diana Day’s excellent overview on using brushes in Elements.

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Where to Find Great Brushes Online

By Diana Day  ·  July 13th, 2010

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If you can’t find exactly what you want among the brushes included with Elements, try searching the Web.

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Combining Often-Used Brushes Into a Set

By Diana Day  ·  July 13th, 2010

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Tired of switching back and forth between different brush libraries to use your favorite brushes? Here’s how to combine the brushes you use most often into a custom brush set.

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Online Tutorials for Drawing & Painting

By Diana Day  ·  July 13th, 2010

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Want to become more adept at working with brushes? Check out these tutorials across the Web.

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Using a Brush in Photoshop Elements Without Installing It

By Diana Day  ·  March 5th, 2010

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If you download many new brush sets to use in Elements, you may not wish to install them all in the Presets/Brushes folder as it may cause Elements to run slower.

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