I am brand new to Photoshop Elements – where do I start?

A good place to start for “newbies” is the webinar recording bundle. It is six recordings of webinars, with corresponding notes.

What the heck are actions?

Actions are files that load into Photoshop and/or Photoshop Elements and play out steps that the creator recorded. They usually help fix issues like exposure, contrast, etc., or they add creative looks such as vintage, black and white and more.

The Getting Started with Actions webinar is perfect for helping new PSE or action users to learn how to download actions and when & how to use them.

How are actions installed?

Installing actions varies by the program you have. If you have Photoshop CS or CC, click here. If you have Photoshop Elements 6 – 10, click here. For Photoshop Elements 11 and 12 users, click here.

Will your actions work on a Mac?

Definitely! In fact, I work on a PC desktop and a Macbook Pro laptop and test all actions on both computers.

Will your actions work in Photoshop as well as PSE?

Definitely! 100% of the actions work in both Photoshop CS3 thru CS6, CC (Creative Cloud), and PSE 6 thru PSE 12. And, when you purchase action sets from Everyday Elements, you get the Photoshop and PSE sets; no need to ask for upgrades should you ever move up from PSE to Photoshop.

Do you have any free actions?

Most certainly! Check out the Everyday Samples for some simple but effective workflow actions and a few creative ones as well!

How do I install and use textures?

Textures are actually pictures of textures. You do not “install” them into PSE like you do actions. Instead you layer the textures on the image you wish to add them too. I have a thorough and affordable mini-workshop for both PSE and Photoshop. It takes you step-by-step through using textures.

Do you give refunds?

No. Immediately upon purchase of an action set or a workshop, you are able to download the a packet with the action files, or a workshop packet that has links to private video tutorials, things which I cannot reclaim.

Do you teach Lightroom workshops?

I do teach Lightroom, but not here at Everyday Elements. Instead, I am the “Lightroom Instructor” for Pretty Presets. You can check out what live and recorded classes we have available by visiting the workshop page there.