Last Christmas, my mother surprised me with a wonderful calendar she’d created using old snapshots from my grandmother’s life. Flipping through the months, you can watch my grandmother change from fearless young woman to exhausted new mother to proud matriarch of…
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Years ago, when I was first learning the ropes of digital photography, there were few things I enjoyed less about editing than having to make selections. Today, they are an integral part of my editing process.
One of the tricky things about publishing a magazine devoted to photo editing is that there’s no exact formula for making a beautiful image.
I start every November with grand plans. I pull out my truffle recipes, devise holiday crafts, and pledge that this will be the year I get my Christmas cards out on time–no, early!
Occasionally someone confides to me that, while they love photography, they don’t really feel like they know how to use their camera.
In the first year of my son’s life, I took just over 5,000 photos … When I need a quick pick-me-up, I scroll through them, marveling at how quickly the time flies.
As I write this, in early April, we’re on the cusp of spring in the Pacific Northwest. It was a gloomy winter here in Portland, and I’m ready for flowers, our local farmers’ market and some sun.
Editing photos isn’t always a simple task; that’s one of the hard truths about using a program like Photoshop Elements.
I love the sense of hope and renewal that comes with turning over the calendar at the beginning of each year.
Fall happens to be my favorite time of the year. The air turns crisp, the trees shower us with color, and pumpkin-filled desserts start filling up display cases at the local bakery—just thinking about it makes me hungry. As if that weren’t enough, it also happens to be a particularly good time to get out and take photos.
Every summer, my husband’s family gathers at his aunt’s house in Northeast Harbor, Maine. It’s a wonderful, rambling old home filled with timeworn furniture, odd knickknacks, and family treasures from generations past. One of my favorite spots in the house…
As the mother of a very active and curious 22-month-old boy, I know a thing or two about blurry photos. Some days it seems like every photo I take has a swirling, toddler-shaped tornado blowing through it.
For those of us living on the West Coast, this is an El Nino year, which means we get some topsy-turvy weather. Here in Oregon, it’s been unusually nice and dry for February…
Note from Rick in Photoshop Elements Techniques for Volume 7, Number 1 (January/February 2010).
Every year, as the holidays approach, I am on the lookout for fun and unique gifts that I can make for family and friends…
There are plenty of good reasons to use Photoshop, but the reality is that Elements offers almost everything a digital photographer or scrapbooker could want. And when you want a little bit more, you can extend Photoshop Elements with actions, which are little hidden gems that more people should know about.
This issue continues our exploration of Photoshop Elements’ essentials, with Mike Rodriguez’s in-depth article on layers.
When I speak with people who want to learn more about Photoshop Elements, I usually tell them that the key to getting the most out of the program is to gain an understanding of two concepts: Levels and layers…
This month, we’re incorporating a few changes inside Photoshop Elements Techniques. We’re hoping that they will make the magazine more useful, and will help strengthen the link between the publication you receive in the mail and the Web site.