How and When to Flatten in Photoshop {Elements}

I am on a quest – a quest to answer some of the frequently asked questions from new Photoshop {Elements} users.¬†Today I am answering the question “what is flattening?” and “how do you flatten?” Previously I’ve explained why we should edit with layers, the different types of layers,¬†and how to edit with them (to many […]

Why Layers Matter

I have talked a lot about layers here at Everyday Elements. What layers are, what types of layers you can use, how to use layers and so on. However, the last time I did a tutorial regarding layers someone asked me a great question – why should they use layers? Why should we use layers? […]

Create Pixel Stamps to Keep Your Layers

Why Layers Matter The beauty of layers (in Photoshop and PSE) is the flexibility and control they allow you to have over your image. By editing in layers, you can access and manipulate the changes made at steps you took during the edit. Eyes too bright? Go to that layer and lower the opacity. Vignette […]

InstaClean Action Tutorial

In April of last year (2012) I celebrated a milestone on Facebook by giving away a free cleaning action – InstaClean. I never had time to do a tutorial for it, so everyone just had to wing it, so here is the long overdue tutorial. (Thank you for your patience). First let me state – […]

Layer Types Explained

Pin It To help those new to Photoshop Elements (and Photoshop) get an understanding of the various layer types available to them, I am going to talk about the three types of layers you will use when editing a picture. Blank – no pixels, just a blank slate for you to put something on. Duplicate […]