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 HEREĀ and HERE) Making a brush out of text is actually much simpler than you’d think. First, you […]

Brushes 101 {New Series}

Brushes 101 Series This week I am starting a new series of tutorials dedicated to Photoshop and Photoshop Elements brushes. Since many readers of this blog are new to PS/PSE, I am going to start at brand-new-beginner level and slowly get more in-depth. This first post in the series is to announce the topic and […]

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 […]

Organizing Actions in Photoshop

Do you have Photoshop CS6 (or older versions) and your actions palette is a mess of actions? There is an easy way to organize them so you can find the actions you want, and make it easier for saving and loading in new Photoshop versions when you upgrade. What is the secret? Sets. Below is […]

Correcting Color in Photoshop {and PSE}

I thought it might be fun to take a photo and work on one thing at a time, and have the tutorials build on each other, all using the same photo. I am starting out this “series” in Photoshop CS6 beta, but the steps can be done in Photoshop Elements also (or an alternate step […]