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Full Steam Ahead

By Diana Day  ·  July 31st, 2013

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This tutorial uses custom brushes, layer styles and layer masks to create an image with a Steampunk Flair.

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Full Steam Ahead Tips and Resources

By Diana Day  ·  June 26th, 2013

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Create your own edgy poster effect with this companion to Diana Day’s “Full Steam Ahead” tutorial in the July/August 2013 issue.

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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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Adding Gold Metallic Trim and Glitter

By Karen Brockney  ·  October 17th, 2012

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If you love vintage stationary and boxes with glittery gold trim, Karen shows you how to create a similar, digital effect.

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Unlocking Layer Styles

By Jeff Carlson  ·  March 10th, 2012

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From subtle drop shadows to wacky patterns, layer styles make it easy to achieve complex effects. We’ll show you how to apply them, how to fine-tune them, and some interesting things you can do with them.

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Layer Style Resources and Links

By Diana Day  ·  February 28th, 2012

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Resources for the glitter layer styles used in Diana Day’s “Painting with Layer Styles” tutorial in the March/April 2012 issue, as well as links to additional download sites.

If your layer style included a .xml file, it will appear in the Layer Styles menu.

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How to Install Layer Styles in Photoshop Elements

By Diana Day  ·  February 28th, 2012

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Learn how to install third-party layer styles in Photoshop Elements

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Painting with Layer Styles: Ideas and Tips

By Diana Day  ·  February 28th, 2012

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This is an online companion to Jeff Carlson’s “Unlocking Layer Styles” article in the March/April 2012 issue of Photoshop Elements Techniques.

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P.E.T.’s Best Tips and Tricks for Photoshop Elements

By P.E.T. Staff  ·  January 5th, 2011

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50 of our favorite time-saving tricks to help you speed through everyday tasks like managing layers, styling text, setting up new documents, drawing selections, and more.

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Tips for Working with Layers, Part 2

By Dave Cross  ·  September 28th, 2009

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Learn about layer styles, hot key helpers, editing multiple layers together and more.

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Making Cool Light Streaks

By Corey Barker  ·  February 16th, 2009

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Corey shows you how to create a cool brush that will add light streaks to your images.

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Let There Be Light

By Corey Barker  ·  January 5th, 2008

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One of the best and easiest ways to enhance a photo is to add simple lighting effects. In this case, we’ll generate an eye-catching light burst effect from scratch right inside Photoshop Elements.

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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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Creative Text Effects

By Corey Barker  ·  July 1st, 2007

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Corey gets you started with fun text effects you can do right in Elements.

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Adding Custom Brushes and Layer Styles

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  May 10th, 2007

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This video is a supplement to the Scrapbookers Workshop article in Volume 4, Number 3.

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Layer Styles: Revamped, Retooled And Better Than Ever

By Sara Froehlich  ·  January 6th, 2007

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Let’s look at all the options available for using and saving Layer Styles.

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Creating Golden Text

By Dave Huss  ·  June 12th, 2006

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Today, type that conveys the message is itself a graphic element that imparts emotion to your message.

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Unlocking The Power Of Layer Styles

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  March 24th, 2006

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One of the best features in Photoshop Elements for working fast is layer styles. In short, they simply make you look like a superstar when all you did was click a button.

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Inner Shadow

By Dave Cross  ·  March 1st, 2006

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Here’s a very simple effect that is created with an adjustment layer and the Layer Style called Inner Shadow. Here’s the original image: Step One: Use the Rectangular Marquee tool to make a rectangular selection – the size doesn’t really…

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