Using Reflectors to Bounce Flash

ap2013n_3610_web

Last fall I was asked by my sister to do the bridal portraits her sweet, soon-to-be daughter-in-law. It is a tradition in the South to have bridal portraits shot months before the wedding, and have one or more of the portraits on display at the wedding reception. I have shot one wedding, but never a […]

When Actions Will Not Load in PSE

What to do when actions won't install in PSE

Thanks to the handy-dandy Actions panel is in Photoshop Elements 11 and 12, installing actions no longer has to be a complicated and frustrating task. However, if you are a PSE user who upgraded from an older version, you may prefer using actions through the Photo Effects panel because the thumbnails are easier to read […]

Five Editing Mistakes to Avoid

Action/Preset overload

This post is by Andrea Thomas of Speechless Photography. There are a few things that I did to my photos when I was just starting out that really make me cringe when I look back. I know I’m not alone in this, as these issues seem to be pretty common when it comes to new […]

Brushes Installing vs Loading

PSEcustombrushinstalled

Custom brushes have been discussed here at Everyday Elements several times over the years. Usually I recommend that you “load” the brushes, not actually “install” them. However, I have never explained what the difference is. Today is the day I remedy that oversight. First let me define “custom brush.” Those are brushes that do not […]

Wacom Intuos Touch Tablet Review

Wacomblogpost04

Hello! My name is Susan Dusseault, from Lily Fields Photography. Amanda invited me to share about my experience with the Wacam Intuos Touch small tablet because she gets many questions related to tablets. A little history first… I had been eyeing the pen tablets for a while but was afraid to make the jump from […]