Making Selections: The Lasso Tool Explained

The first selection tool I am going to cover is my favorite one – the Lasso!! Oh, I enjoy that little tool but sometimes I can get carried away and I have to tell myself “Step away from the Lasso, Amanda.” Funny, but sadly true. 😉 Remember the basic rule of selection tools – you […]

Making Selections in Photoshop {and PSE}

During the month of August the editing focus will be on making selections in Photoshop and PSE. Today’s post only introduces new users to the concept of selections and identifies which tools you can use to make selections in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. If you are new to Photoshop or PSE you may have heard […]

Remove Distracting Objects in PSE

Everyone has them – images that are sweet and adorable and touching….if only that trash can wasn’t in the back, or the laundry basket, or whatever is in the image that distracts viewers from your subject. The BEST option is to remove the clutter/trash/objects when you are shooting. However, sometimes it just cannot be prevented […]

Make Selections With the Lasso Tool

The lasso tool is a great to use when you need to make selections of a particular selection. While it is just one of the selection tools Photoshop/Elements has to offer, it is my favorite. Lassoing an area is pretty straight forward. You click the tool, then draw around the area you want selected. What […]

How to Swap Heads in Photoshop Elements

Pin It Anyone who has ever picked up a camera and taken family or group pictures has had to deal with closed eyes, turned heads and other things that cause a great image to be so-so, or even find it’s way to the trash can. However, if you use Photoshop Elements or Photoshop, you can […]

Use the Lasso Tool to Add Small Areas of Color Pop

Remember my lady bug picture from my brier nature walk with my husband? Well, today I am going to show you how to create small areas of color pop on an image by using the Lasso tool and using Hue and Saturation to intensify the color. Photoshop users this tutorial works perfectly for you also! […]