How to create a brush with text {and a freebie}

written by Beckie of I know it has been posted here a couple of times, but it’s something that gets asked a lot! “How do you create a brush in Photoshop?” (Amanda has instructions for PSE users HERE and HERE) Making a brush out of text is actually much simpler than you’d think. First, you […]

Free Action to Reset Your Edit

Ever just feel like starting over with an edit? It doesn’t happen often, but it does happen. When you do feel like that, there are three ways you can do all your work: Close the image without saving it and the work you’ve done will be gone. Go to the History panel (Undo History panel […]

August 2012 Newsletter

The August newsletter was sent out this morning, with a fun new action and code for a workshop retirement sale. If you are getting the newsletter and do not wish to receive it any longer, there is an UNSUBSCRIBE option at the bottom. It takes just a few moments to do and you will no […]

How to Use Curves Presets {and free presets giveaway}

Remember (way back) when I did a tutorial on how PSE users can access the Curves adjustment via an action? Presets were briefly mentioned towards the end and for a while I gave a few away as a free download. Today I am revisiting curves presets, which can give you some very quick and easy […]

Free Green Grass Action for Photoshop {and Elements}

Earlier this week I did a tutorial on how to make grass greener, and a natural progression from that is an action to make the process fast and easy. Today I bring you Green Grass, a free action that works in Photoshop CS and Photoshop Elements (versions 6 thru 10). There are two layers to […]

Create a Dreamy Effect in Photoshop {Elements}

A fun and simple effect you can apply to your pictures is a dreamy, ethereal look. In addition to the tutorial on how to do it  yourself, I am giving you a free action to use, called Make Dreamy, so read through to the end to see how to download it. Okay, first things first […]

Celebrating Facebook Milestone

10,000 Facebook Likes – Oh. My. Goodness. No one could be more surprised than me that Everyday Elements has reached over 10,000 likes on Facebook! I started EE in late May of 2010, and created the Facebook page for it in early June. I really didn’t think many people would be interested in following and […]

Free Add Haze Action for Photoshop and PSE

Pin It Earlier this week I did a tutorial on how to add haze to an image in Photoshop Elements (and Photoshop) and mentioned that I would be releasing an action that does just that. So….here you go….. Add Haze. 😉 No confusion in what it does, right? The action offers six different color hazes […]

Christmas Gift For All

It is crazy around my house right now, so I am going to keep this short and sweet! My Christmas gift to you is a free action, White Sands, which is a sweet little action that brightens and adds a touch of haze if you want a clean, hazy/dreamy look. The action is available for […]

Monthly Newsletter and Update on Actions

The Everyday Elements monthly newsletter went out in this morning. I want mention it in a blog post because many people miss that I offer a newsletter and/or why it is good to subscribe to it. Like the site, the newsletter has had a major facelift and I am redefining some of its function. Here […]