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Make a Batch of Christmas Cookies

By Karen Brockney  ·  December 2nd, 2014

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Use the Cookie Cutter tool and presets from the companion Cookie Goodies Kit to make and decorate a batch of truly calorie-free Christmas cookies.

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Download Christmas Cookie Goodies: Free Brushes, Patterns, Shapes, Elements, Styles & Textures

By Karen Brockney  ·  December 2nd, 2014

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Download the custom styles, patterns, brushes, custom shapes and textures used in the Bake a Batch of Christmas Cookies video.

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Create a Valentine’s Day Card

By Chuckie Delano  ·  February 5th, 2014

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Create a fun Valentine’s Day card using layer masks, the Shape tool and the Gradient tool.

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How to Install Custom Shapes and Layer Styles

By Diana Day  ·  June 26th, 2013

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Learn how to install Custom Shapes and Layer Styles.

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Using Custom Shapes to Create a ‘Quick Page’

By Karen Brockney  ·  August 3rd, 2012

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A ‘quick page’ is a backdrop with a frame and embellishments for one or more photos that you can add interchangeably. Karen shows you how to use custom shapes to create your own ‘quick page’ to really showcase your best photos.

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Loading and Installing Custom Shapes

By Karen Brockney  ·  July 24th, 2012

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Photoshop Elements contains many custom shapes to play with, but did you know you can also add more? Karen takes you through how to download custom shapes and access them through Elements!

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Cookie Cutter Resources, Ideas, and Links

By Diana Day  ·  February 27th, 2012

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This is an online companion to Diana Day’s “Get Cooking with the Cookie Cutter” article in the upcoming March/April 2012 issue of Photoshop Elements Techniques.

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Download: Diana’s Custom Shape Set

By Diana Day  ·  February 27th, 2012

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This is a set of custom shapes created by Diana Day and included as part of the “Get Cooking with the Cookie Cutter” article in the March/April 2012 issue of Photoshop Elements Techniques.

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Cropping by the Rules

By Liz Ness  ·  April 8th, 2011

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Sure, you should always be thinking about composition when you’re shooting, but we’ve got a handy add-on for working the Rule of Thirds inside Elements.

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Download: P.E.T. Thirds and Golden Mean file

By Rick LePage  ·  March 3rd, 2011

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This is the PET Golden & Thirds Template custom shape file for Photoshop Elements, for use with Liz Ness’ “Cropping with the Rules” article in the March/April 2011 issue of Photoshop Elements Techniques.

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Think Outside The Box

By Nancy Marti  ·  January 5th, 2008

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Designing elements for a scrapbook kit can be a challenge. You quickly learn to recognize basic shapes enhanced with layer styles as just that: basic shapes. The challenge is to create something new and unique. To do this, you need to see beyond the obvious or ‘think outside the box.’

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