Remove Backgrounds in Photoshop Elements with the AutoSelect Tool

By |2018-02-22T13:26:26-06:00February 15th, 2018|Featured Photoshop Elements Tutorials, PSE Creative Effects|

What's a momtog to do when it's the night of the school daughter dance, indoor lighting is terrible, and the sun is too far gone to get a photo anywhere with a halfway decent background? She has to take the photo anyway, of course. It's not about getting a professional quality photo - it's about documenting [...]

Photoshop Elements for Beginners: 5 Tips to Get You Started

By |2018-01-23T14:41:30-06:00January 23rd, 2018|Building Blocks: Layers & Masks, Photo Editing|

Just getting started in Photoshop Elements? (Don't feel bad if you've had Elements for years and feel like you are still getting started!) These Photoshop Elements tips will give beginners the foundation you need to understand the basics of the program and begin editing your photos. Separate Your Edits with Layers for Maximum Edit Quality If [...]

Open Closed Eyes in Photoshop Elements: Quick Tip to Improve Results

By |2017-12-30T12:43:09-06:00October 31st, 2017|Featured Photoshop Elements Tutorials|

The new Open Closed Eyes feature in Photoshop Elements 2018 is a great time-saver. Although I usually shy away from "automagic" edits that promise amazing results, Open Closed Eyes saves time and works. It works even better if you incorporate this tweak to get more out of the edit. We've been able to open closed eyes [...]

Photoshop & PSE Level Up: Background Clean Up & Distraction Removal

By |2017-09-19T09:32:44-05:00September 21st, 2017|Featured Photoshop Elements Tutorials, Photoshop|

Earlier this week, I published a tutorial about removing distractions with the Patch tool in full Photoshop. Whether you use the Patch tool, the Clone Stamp, or another method of distraction removal, your results often don't look perfectly natural. This "Level Up" technique gives you an advanced option for refining your distraction removal work. And just [...]