How to Brighten Shadows in Photoshop Elements

A recent question I was asked on Facebook was how to brighten shadows in a picture. I thought that would make for a great blog tutorial, so here we go! I am tackling the shadow issue from two directions – a jpg image and a raw image. JPG Images: As always with Photoshop and Photoshop […]

What to do When Raw Files Will Not Open in ACR

This is probably in the top five up most frequently asked questions – “Why can’t I open my raw files in PSE or Photoshop?” The answer is very simple but not one that is natural to figure out on your own. I experienced the same problem when I bought my Nikon D90 and I couldn’t […]

Raw versus JPG

Every time I teach a beginners workshop, be it on Lightroom, Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, a question that always comes up at least once is “What is raw?”┬áSo, I thought I’d do a basic overview of the two file types. Again – a BASIC overview. The listed information is not all-inclusive; there is a LOT […]

Syncing White Balance With Gray Card in Adobe Camera Raw

  Special Announcements! Everyday Elements is going to be undergoing some “remodeling” later this week and certain pages may not be available at various times. By next week all should be well again, so just hang tight. Also, Everyday Basics 123, a brand new set of actions for beginners with PSE and/or Photoshop, will be […]

Editing Raw Files With Adobe Camera Raw

Today we are going to tackle editing raw files with ACR. Both Photoshop Elements and Photshop CS# come with a plug-in called Adobe Camera Raw, which converts their raw files to a format (such as JPG, TIFF, or DNG) that can be edited in PSE and PS. This tutorial used Photoshop Elements 9, but all […]

Photo Editing With I Heart Faces

It’s Friday again, which for many in the online photog world means Fix It Friday time with I Heart Faces. This week’s image was provided by a friend of mine, Michelle Johnson of Love That Shot. She did a great job taking the shot and as with all pictures that are “right” coming from the […]

Batch Process With Adobe Camera RAW

This post was originally published at my other photography blog, Photography Haven, which I no longer keep up. Today’s tutorial is on batch processing in Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) which both PSE 7 and 8, as well as Photoshop CS2 through CS5 have included in their programs. The main requirement for this tutorial is that […]