How to Clone Without Using the Clone Tool

The bridal portrait I shared in the post before this one brought some questions from readers about how I successfully removed the driveway from the original image. I used an old trick of mine, the duplicate-and-flip-horizontal technique. The image I used for this tutorial is supposed to be symmetrical but it misses by just a […]

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 […]