Photoshop and Photoshop Elements (PSE)

  • Better Photos: Adjusting White Balance in PSE

    Better Photos: Adjusting White Balance in PSE

    Take your photos from drab to fab by adjusting the white balance in Photoshop elements using a Levels adjustment.

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  • Sharpen Photos Using the High Pass Filter in PSE

    Sharpen Photos Using the High Pass Filter in PSE

    If you are like many of us you have quite a few blurry photos ranging from a little to a lot blurry. Using filters is one of my favorite ways to not only lighten photos but sharpen them. Sometimes just a little sharpening can make a world of difference to your photo. You are not […]

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  • Quickly Lighten a Photo in PS & PSE

    Quickly Lighten a Photo in PS & PSE

    Learn how to lighten photos with this super quick tip using a blend mode, you won’t believe how easy it is!

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  • Quick Photo Editing Using the Adobe Lightroom App

    Quick Photo Editing Using the Adobe Lightroom App

    Edit your photos quickly using the Adobe Lightroom App for ios and Android platforms! You will be amazed at the cool effects you can achieve easily using this fun app.

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  • Recoloring Colored ScrapSimple Templates: Color Replacement Tool

    Recoloring Colored ScrapSimple Templates: Color Replacement Tool

    About a month ago, I wrote a tutorial on using the Hue/Saturation window to change the colors on the new pre-colored ScrapSimple Templates. The Hue/Saturation window has been my favorite method for recoloring for, well, forever! Seriously. Until now. I’ve been playing around with the Replace Color window in Photoshop Elements and I don’t know […]

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  • Take Your Photos from Good to Great Using PSE

    Take Your Photos from Good to Great Using PSE

    Photo editing is my first love and the part of digital scrapbooking that I enjoy the most. Although it’s a subject worthy of a large, heavy book, I’d like to show you how I changed these photos with a few of the photo editing techniques I use routinely. Cropping. Most photos need some cropping to help […]

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  • Using Shortcut Keys in Photoshop

    Using Shortcut Keys in Photoshop

    Once you get the hang of Photoshop shortcuts keys, they can really speed up your digital scrapbooking. One nice thing about shortcuts is that they are often the same for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. While you can change and customize them in Photoshop, this tutorial will cover how to find the default keyboard shortcuts, plus […]

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  • Favorite Keyboard Shortcuts for Photoshop Elements

    Favorite Keyboard Shortcuts for Photoshop Elements

    When scrapping, I love to use keyboard shortcuts. They are exactly that – shortcuts – and they are great timesavers. It’s so simple to just press two or three keys to accomplish a task.

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  • Dodge & Burn Your Way to Perfect Pics!

    Dodge & Burn Your Way to Perfect Pics!

    Have you ever said, “That photo would be perfect if only this part was lighter – or that part was darker”? More times than not, just about any photo can be improved by a little lightening or darkening of an area or element in the photo.
    The Dodge & Burn tools are like magic when it comes to enhancing photos!

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  • Getting to Know the Layers Panel in PSE

    Getting to Know the Layers Panel in PSE

    Whether you are new to Photoshop Elements or have been using it for years, it’s always interesting to explore a bit and see the various menu options that are available. Today, let’s explore the Layers panel (or Layers palette). Keep in mind that in other versions of Photoshop Elements, the icons might be placed a […]

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