Usually the members of the press get a release notifying them of new Adobe products but that didn’t happen this time. Instead, Elements 2018 simply appeared on the Adobe website and was ushered in by a post on Adobe’s Creative … Continue reading Adobe sneaks out Photoshop Elements 2018
Photoshop Elements comes with a range of pre-designed graphics for creating all manner of home projects like greetings cards, calendars and so on. It’s all very cute, but doesn’t have much to do with more serious image-editing jobs… except that … Continue reading How to use the built-in Elements Graphics creatively
I’ve discovered what I think is a really neat way of producing richer, deeper colours by turning your picture into black and white… well, sort of. If you’ve got an image which needs more contrast, the usual method is to … Continue reading How to use Elements blend modes to boost your colours with black and white!
Levels are one of the most basic image adjustments in any image-editor. They’re your first chance to act on the information you get from the image histogram and use adjustments to maximise the tonal range of your picture. In fact, … Continue reading Mastering Elements Levels adjustments
I have to admit that at one time I used to go around telling people that the Elements Lasso tool was fit for nothing because there was no way you could draw a sufficiently accurate freehand selection with the mouse … Continue reading Discover the potential of the Elements Lasso tool
This is one of the big new features in Photoshop Elements 12, and it sounds such a great idea! If something is in the wrong place in one of your pictures, you can select it, move it, and with the … Continue reading How well does the Elements 12 content aware move tool work?
Elements 12 is designed to be all things to all people, offering simple image fixes for beginners, Guided edits for those who want to try something more ambitious and learn about the Elements editing tools at the same time, and … Continue reading Find out what you can do with the Elements 12 Quick mode
Photoshop Elements can open just as many different RAW file formats as Photoshop itself, since it too comes with the Adobe Camera Raw converter. The version you get with Elements doesn’t have all tools you get in the Photoshop version, … Continue reading A quick guide to Elements RAW conversions
When you hear the word ‘panorama’, you usually think of sweeping, letterbox-shaped vistas which are about ten times wider than they are high. Panoramas this wide, however, are very difficult to print and display effectively, and often lack the visual … Continue reading Create a two-shot Elements Photomerge panorama!
Photoshop Elements does not have the curves feature found in Photoshop itself and many other image-editing programs, and many people cite this as one of its limitations. I don’t really agree. There’s always more than one way to do anything, … Continue reading How to boost contrast in Photoshop Elements with overlay mode
You can’t always choose the lighting you shoot in, and sometimes it’s just so flat that your pictures don’t have any depth or intensity. It doesn’t help that most digital cameras lean slightly towards overexposure in these conditions too. That’s … Continue reading Try this five-second fix with a gradient and color burn blend mode in Elements
Photoshop Elements is usually seen as the poor relation to Photoshop itself, but it offers many of the same high-end features if you know where to look! Photoshop has alpha channels, but Elements has ‘saved selections’… You can get by … Continue reading Did you know you can save and combine selections in Elements?