Basics of Clipping Masks Part 2

Remember last week’s tutorial on the basics of clipping masks? Today I am taking that concept a step farther and showing the different ways you can create clipping masks and utilize them. There will be no screen prints with this tutorial because our homeschool is back in full swing. Due to a much tighter schedule […]

Basics of Clipping Masks for Photoshop Elements Part 1

Pin It We are going to de-mystify the scary concept of CLIPPING MASKS today! You may have heard others talk about these elusive little masks and think “I am totally confused and have no idea what to do.” Well, now you will! This post is one in a three part series that is going to […]

How to Make Photos Look Vintage in Photoshop and PSE

Pin It A very popular style for images is the vintage or retro look and I have had many people ask how they can do that on their own, so I thought a short tutorial would be helpful. I am just giving three basic steps that  you can add other adjustments or effects on top […]

How to Make a Vignette in Photoshop or PSE

I remember when I was first trying to learn Photoshop Elements and I wanted to make a vignette. I hunted high and low in Scott Kelby’s book, looked online, tried to follow various tutorials and was left just wanting to cry. I finally found a tutorial in Kelby’s book that was what I wanted (but […]

What Colors Are You Seeing? Color Management and Web Browsers

Yesterday I did a post on focus and shared a picture of a photographer friend of mine. On my screen, both in Lightroom and Photoshop Elements, her skin color looked great. No issues. Put that picture in the post and went on down the road. In the evening I decided to download Google Chrome and […]

Create a Watermark Brush From Logo Image

I get a lot of questions about the watermark brush tutorial I did a while back and many people have asked how to make a watermark from an existing logo. So, I thought I would show you how to do that today. This tutorial applies to both Photoshop Elements and Photoshop CS#. Usually when a […]

How to Install Custom Shapes in Photoshop Elements

Ever need a certain shape, for like a birthday card or blog header? Brushes and shapes can both be very useful tools when creating graphics in Photoshop Elements (or Photoshop). I already showed how to install custom brushes, and since I recently linked a great place for free custom shapes, I thought I’d share a […]

Align Text and More With the Move Tool

If you have ever created a business card, blog header or even a scrapbook page, you may have needed to get certain elements lined up with each other. Often times people will try to “eyeball” it, but there is a really easy tool you can use to help you get things just right: the Move […]

Change Color of Clothes With Hue and Saturation Adjustment

Pin It Have you ever wanted to change the color of the clothes you had on in a picture, maybe to match or compliment the clothes of other people in the picture? Or, maybe, like me, to match the colors of your business branding? đŸ˜‰ I was making my new business card last week, in […]

Use The Favorites Panel For Favorite Actions

Thank you so much for your support and love as I am away from the blog and workshops due to my niece’s very serious car accident. I am slowly trying to get back into the swing of things and I appreciate your patience. Actions….love them! And, if you are like me, you have a ton […]