Types of Actions and When to Use Them

Actions, actions, actions! Lots of talk about actions, both here and at so many other places. I am a member of Clickin Moms, an incredible message board for women who are amateur or professional photographers, and I frequently see the question “When do you run actions? Before or after general edits?” Well, I have the […]

Using Gradients in Photoshop Elements

I love, love, love Gradient Map and Gradient adjustment layers in Photoshop Elements (and regular PS)! You can create subtle or dramatic color and temperature changes with them, and I often use them in my actions and general work flow. So I thought I would share how to create your own gradients and how to […]

Get Your Creative Juices Flowing – Take a Walk

Are you in a slump? Feel like your pictures are the same things all the time? Not inspired by anything lately? I have the solution: take a walk. A photo walk that is. Whether on your own or with other photog enthusiasts, a photo walk can really help you out of those camera slumps that […]

Defog Digital Images With Levels

This post was moved over from Photography Haven. Those new to digital photography may be asking “Defog? What the heck is defogging?” Well, many digital images come out of the camera with a bit of a haze on them. Sometimes that is from incorrect exposure settings, sometimes because of the sun hitting your sensor and […]

Templates, Collages and Storyboards for PSE

The vendors listed below provide free or for purchase templates, collages or storyboards that are compatible with Photoshop Elements. Fototale Designs Photo Card Boutique The Album Cafe

Online Workshops for Photoshop Elements

Everyday Elements are online workshops designed to help you learn how to use Photoshop Elements for portrait editing. There are five different classes so hopefully you will find one that meets your needs. Each group workshop lasts 2.5 hours, during which time attendees will be able to see my screen as I edit photos and […]

Photoshop Elements Tutorials

This is a post I created a not long after I started Everyday Elements. I have since grown my own tutorial index significantly. If you would like to see all the written tutorials here, see the Tutorial Index. Below are tutorials that are either made for Photoshop Elements or were made in Photoshop and will […]

Textures for PSE and PS

There are beautiful textures, veils and overlays, both free and for purchase all over the Internet. Below are places you can either download them free or purchase from a talented designer. If you need help with how to use textures, read through my tutorial on using textures and photo veils. Textures for Free: Brusheezy Free […]

Free and For Purchase PSE Actions by Various Designers

Places to find free Photoshop Elements actions: Actions and Designs by Jess Ella Publishing Everyday Elements I Brake For Bokeh Isabella LaFrance Photography MCP Actions My Four Hens Photography Nelly Nero Paints the Moon Pamela Topping Texas Chicks Blogs and Pics The Pioneer Woman Places you can purchase actions for Photoshop Elements Dress It Up […]

Logos and Branding

Need a premade or custom logo? McCarthy Photography Kelly Ridgell Designs Michelle Tiek Photography and Design