Photoshop Elements Tutorials and User Resources
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Learn about the latest version of Photoshop Elements, Adobe's photo-editing software for photo hobbyists. Photoshop Elements includes a full-featured photo editor, an integrated photo organizer, fun photo projects, artwork and themes, and loads of sharing options.
Tilt Shift Manual Method for Photoshop Elements (Any Version)
The guided tilt shift effect was added to Photoshop Elements in version 11, but you can still produce this effect manually in any version of Photoshop Elements by following this tutorial
Using The Tilt Shift Guided Edit in Photoshop Elements 11
This tutorial will show you how to produce the popular tilt shift effect with the new guided edit in Photoshop Elements 11.
What's New in Photoshop Elements 11
Take a tour of all the new features in Photoshop Elements 11 with screen shots and details.
Useful Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts
Every Photoshop user probably has their personal favorite selection of keyboard shortcuts they consider essential. These are the keyboard shortcuts that I use the most, along with some that I don't use often, but always end up having to look up when I need them.
Photoshop User's Favorite Keyboard Shortcuts
Useful Photoshop keyboard shortcuts suggested by readers. Browse reader answers, or add your own.
18 256x256 Seamless Pattern Textures by Shelby Kate Schmitz
Download 18 256x256 pixel seamless pattern texture files to use as backgrounds or fills in your projects. All 18 patterns are included in the Photoshop Pattern Set file, or you can download the individual patterns as PNG files.
Adobe Photoshop Elements User Reviews
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Free Orton Effect Action for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements
This action creates an Orton Effect on your image to give it a dreamy quality. The Orton Effect works best on candid portraits, landscapes, and photos of children or animals. Besides creating a dream-like effect, it can be useful for salvaging photos that you didn't quite get in focus to begin with.
Rubber Stamp Effect Photoshop Elements Tutorial
This tutorial will show you how to apply a stamp effect to text or an image with Photoshop Elements. In this case, we will mimic a rubber stamp, but this effect can also be used to create a grunge or distressed effect on text or graphics.
Add a Mat Frame to a Photo with Photoshop or Elements
Sometimes a certain photo just needs an extra special treatment to make it pop. One simple way to make a photo pop is to add a matted frame to it. This tutorial shows you how to add a matted frame with Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.
Edit JPEG Files in Camera Raw with Photoshop Elements
Did you know you can open your JPEG photo in Adobe Camera Raw with Photoshop Elements 7? This will give you all the same non-destructive photo adjustments that you have available for processing raw camera files.
Free Layer Mask Tool for Photoshop Elements 5 and lower (Win/Mac)
Download a free action that will allow you to use layer masks in Photoshop Elements. The tool works in Photoshop Elements 5 and lower on both Macintosh and Windows platforms.
Photoshop Elements Tips
Readers share their favorite tips for Photoshop Elements.
10 Things You Might Not Know About Photoshop Elements 7
Even if you have used Photoshop Elements for some time, you may have missed some of its features. Here are 10 tips to help you work more efficiently in Photoshop Elements 7! While some of these tips work in previous versions of Elements, changing interface brightness, the Smart Brush tools, and the Action Player are brand new in Photoshop Elements 7.
Free Trim Action for Photoshop Elements 6 and 7
The free trim tool for Photoshop Elements quickly removes excess blank image area from around an image. This can be either a solid color or transparent background area.
How to Install Layer Styles in Older Versions of Photoshop Elements
There are hundreds of Web sites offering free Photoshop layer style effects in ASL file format. These Layer styles can also be used in Photoshop Elements. Here's what to do with these files to get them working in Elements.
What's New in Photoshop Elements 7
Is Photoshop Elements 7 worth your upgrade dollars? Here's a summary of the new features to help you decide.
How Do I Transfer a Photoshop Elements Catalog from Windows to Mac?
If you're a Photoshop Elements user who's switched from Windows to Macintosh, you maybe wondering how to transfer your Photoshop Elements catalog, along with your keyword tags and captions, to your new Mac computer. This article explains what you need to do.
Cutout Text Effect in Photoshop Elements
Here's how to create a 3D cutout text effect with Photoshop Elements. This effect makes text appear as though it is punched out of a surface. In this tutorial you will work with layers, the horizontal type selection tool, and layer style effects.
Summer Splash Frame with Photoshop Elements
Here is a quick and easy tutorial which will show you how to make a fun photo frame for the summer using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.
Put an Image or Photo Into Text with Photoshop Elements
You may have seen the text effect where a photo or other image is used to fill a block of text. This effect is easy to do with the layer grouping feature in Photoshop Elements. Old timers may know this technique as a clipping path. In this tutorial you'll work with the type tool, layers, adjustment layers, and layer styles.
Create See-Through Text with Photoshop Elements
This tutorial will show you how to create a see-through text effect with Photoshop Elements. In this beginner tutorial you will work with the type tool, the move tool, the effects palette, layers, blending modes, and layer styles.
Free Layer Mask Tool for Photoshop Elements
Download a free action that will allow you to use layer masks in Photoshop Elements. The tool works in any version of Elements on both Macintosh and Windows platforms.
How do I Merge Catalogs in Photoshop Elements Organizer?
Unfortunately, Adobe does not provide a utility for merging catalogs. The best you can do is write your tag information into the photo files themselves, then import these photos into the other catalog. This article provides a detailed explanation of the procedure.
Create a Greeting Card in Photoshop Elements
Creating a custom greeting card is just one of the fun things you can do in Photoshop Elements. But the greeting card project in Photoshop Elements only gets you started on the front card design and doesn't give you a finished printable card. This tutorial will show you how to do that including adding text and special effects, embellishing the card with additional artwork, all the way through pri…
What's New in Photoshop Elements 6
Photoshop Elements is Adobe's photo-editing software for photo-hobbyists. Want to know what's new in Photoshop Elements 6? Come with me on a screen shot tour as I explore and comment on many of the new features in Photoshop Elements 6.
Resize Multiple Files with Photoshop Elements
Sometimes when you want to post photos on the Web or email them, it is better to scale them down to a smaller size so your recipient can load them faster. You can resize a whole folder of pictures or multiple pictures at once using Photoshop Elements Editor or Organizer. This tutorial will walk you through both methods.
Make Text Stand Out on any Background in Photoshop Elements
You can make text stand out on a photo better by placing a solid color behind it that subtly fades into the background. This is easy to do in Photoshop using the outer glow layer style effect, but since Photoshop Elements does not give you as much control over layer effects, it is something you will have to do manually.
Do Tags Added in Photoshop Elements Carry Over to Other Software?
Learn how to ensure the tagging work you do in Photoshop Elements will carry over to other software, including Windows Vista and the Windows Photo Gallery included with Windows Vista.
How to Make Printed Creation Content for Photoshop Elements 5
Wayne Jiang, Adobe's content designer for Photoshop Elements 5, has created a detailed, 17-page document on how to create and test content for Photoshop Elements 5. Download it here.
What's New in Photoshop Elements 5?
Want to know what is new in Photoshop Elements 5? Explore all the new features of Photoshop Elements 5 with screen shots and commentary from a long-time user of Photoshop Elements.
Combining Two Photos into One Page in Photoshop Elements
With this tutorial, I will show you how to combine two photos into one document using Photoshop Elements. This is something you might want to do to show a before and after version of an image correction. Just for fun, we'll add some text to the new document as this is another basic task that a new user may wish to learn.
Restore a Discolored Photo with Photoshop Elements
If you've got old photographs in your family album that have faded, you may wish to scan them in and then repair them using Photoshop Elements. It couldn't be simpler to restore a discolored photo.
How Do I Transfer my Photoshop Elements Catalog to a New Computer?
Sooner or later, you're going to have a new computer. So what do you do about transferring your Photoshop Elements Organizer catalog to a new computer so that all your keyword tags, creations, categories, captions, and photos are retained? The built-in backup feature of Photoshop Elements is perfect for this!
Create a Dreamy Photo Effect with Photoshop Elements
This tutorial shows you how to give a photo that soft, dreamy quality. It's especially nice for close-ups and portraits because it softens the photo and minimizes details that might be distracting. This tutorial will show you some of the benefits of using blend modes, adjustment layers, and clipping masks.
Free Online Class: Organize Your Photos with Photoshop Elements
Are you downing in digital photos and looking for a better way to organize them? If so, this free e-mail course is for you! In just two weeks of daily lessons, you will learn how to utilize all the features of Photoshop Elements 3's Photo Organizer to get your photo collection organized and begin enjoying your photos more.
Comparison of Photoshop and Photoshop Elements
Is Photoshop worth the extra $500 compared to Photoshop Elements? Check out this overview of the differences and decide for yourself.
What's New in Photoshop Elements 4 - Screen Shots and Review
Explore the new and enhanced features in Photoshop Elements 4 with descriptions and screen shots.
How to Fix Problems With Photoshop Elements
Is Photoshop Elements doing something strange that you just can't figure out? Then it may be time to trash your preferences! This simple procedure cures a good portion of problems.
Elements Quick Tips
A collection of tips and tricks to help you get more out of Photoshop Elements.
Photoshop Elements 3: 50 Ways to Create Cool Pictures (Book)
With straightforward language, Dave Huss demonstrates practical techniques for improving your photos with Photoshop Elements. His casual writing style and sense of humor make you want to keep reading and learning.
Adobe Photoshop Elements One-Click Wow! - Book Review
If you want to instantly create professional type & photo effects in less time than it takes to say it, Adobe Photoshop Elements One-Click Wow! is just what you need.
Photoshop Elements 2 Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks (Book)
With brief but informative text instruction and lots of clear, easy-to-follow visuals, Photoshop Elements 2 Top 100 Simplified Tips and Tricks will show you how to save time, be more productive, and do more cool stuff in Photoshop Elements 2.
The Photoshop Elements Book for Digital Photographers (Book)
This book shows you how to achieve the most requested digital photography techniques and effects used by the pros, but falls a bit short in challenging readers to a deeper understanding of what they are doing.
Book Review: Photoshop Elements 2 Solutions
This is a fabulous book for anyone who wants to make their pictures look their best. Provides easy-to-follow instruction on a wide range of topics in a very pleasing layout.
Book Review: The Hidden Power of Photoshop Elements 2
For folks looking for the full power of Photoshop without the high price, this book and the bonus Power Tools provided on the accompanying CD can help them achieve that with Photoshop Elements. If you think you've gone as far as you can go with Elements but want to do more, get this book before you consider stepping up to Photoshop.
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An email discussion group for users of Photoshop Elements.
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Layered Frames in Photoshop PSD Format for Your Christmas Projects
Free Christmas frames in layered PSD format. These are high resolution frames with layers so you can customize the size, colors, patterns, and so on. Use them in your digital scrapbooks, greeting cards, or other Christmas projects.
Liz Masoner, Contributing Writer for Photoshop Elements
Liz Masoner is a contributing writer for Photoshop Elements on About.com Graphics Software.