Tag Archives: Photoshop Elements

  • 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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  • Grunge It Up!

    Grunge It Up!

    Use brushes and paper templates to create a grunge effect on alphabets, embellishments, papers, photos and more.

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  • A Review of QwikLearn Photoshop & Photoshop Elements Training

    A Review of QwikLearn Photoshop & Photoshop Elements Training

    Our own designer Susie Roberts shared with us a great review on this updated training: “I have Linda Sattgast to thank for just about everything I know about using Photoshop and Photoshop Elements for digital scrapbooking and photo editing! Linda sets the gold standard for online, screen-based, video training, and she is well known as […]

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  • Create a Realistic Stamped on Wood Effect

    Create a Realistic Stamped on Wood Effect

    In the real world, when you paint on a rough surface, such as timber, you can see the texture coming through the paint and see areas that were missed by the paint brush. To recreate this same look in the digital world, most people just use Blending modes. But this doesn’t always work — blending […]

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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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  • Artsy Photos, Traditional Layouts

    Artsy Photos, Traditional Layouts

    I love the look of Art Journaling. Painted artsy elements, a little bit messy, perfectly imperfect. It’s beautiful. But as much as I love it, I am a traditional scrapbooker at heart, with layered papers trimmed into neat rectangles, 3D embellishments, and photos taking center stage. If you ever feel like I do, take heart. […]

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  • Blending Mode Tips and Tricks

    Blending Mode Tips and Tricks

    The simplest explanation of Blending modes is this: they change the way two (or more) layers look when they are stacked on top of each other. In this tutorial I will share a few tips and tricks when using Blend Modes.

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  • A Little Photo Mask Magic

    A Little Photo Mask Magic

    Just like with any hobby, words and jargon might not make a lot of sense to new scrapbookers. “Mask” is one of these words. To the rest of the world, a mask is something you wear with a costume. Or to rob a bank. Or maybe it’s a type of tape you use to cover […]

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  • Mixing Up ScrapSimple Template Sets

    Mixing Up ScrapSimple Template Sets

    Change isn’t always a good thing, but when it comes to this month’s ScrapSimple Club, it can be fabulous! You can get a lot of scrapping mileage from the different Art Journaling Template sets included in the club. This tutorial will show how mixing templates can give you tons of new scrapping options. By combining […]

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