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Fun with mixed media and photoshop

Fun with mixed media and photoshop

Welcome to another week! I hope your weekend was as much fun as mine! This is how mine started - a table-top full of fun stuff just waiting to be played with. And this is one of the pieces that emerged - a beautiful textural mixed media collage background made using...

Photoshop Elements: Removing backgrounds just got easier

Photoshop Elements: Removing backgrounds just got easier

Remember this recent tutorial for removing backgrounds in Photoshop Elements when I showed you how to go from this to this Well that process just got a little easier. I don't know what I was thinking when I took this photo using my old cutting board for a background...

Photoshop Elements Tutorial: Cut Out Text Effect

Photoshop Elements Tutorial: Cut Out Text Effect

I don't know about you, but some photoshop elements techniques I only use once in a very long while. And of course you tend to forget how to do things after a while, memory being the way it is and all. I've found the best way to remember how to do things in photoshop...

Imagine – a Book Cover

Imagine – a Book Cover

I actually got some work done yesterday! Using the fabric paper that I made last week (you can see it here) I constructed a notebook cover/organizer for my journal and notes. The fabric paper makes a strong, tough cover fabric, and I collaged together an inkjet print...

Photoshop Elements 9: Layer Masks

Photoshop Elements 9: Layer Masks

If you've been following along, I'm currently doing a review of all the cool new stuff in the latest version 9 of Photoshop Elements. If you haven't yet tried Photoshop Elements, Adobe offers a free 30 day trial. You can download it here. In this tutorial I'm going to...

Photoshop Elements: Organizing Brushes

Photoshop Elements: Organizing Brushes

As you know I use Photoshop Elements a lot these days and over the years I've also collected an enormous amount of Photoshop Brushes which I use particularly to create texture and shadows when making digital art. Recently however the need for law and order in my...

Photoshop Elements: Fabric Fold Textures

Photoshop Elements: Fabric Fold Textures

What's better than fabric? Well, maybe not better, but certainly in the ball-park .... Fabric Textures of course! And high resolution fabric textures at that. The Thinkdesign Blog has kindly made available for free a fabulous high resolution "Fabric Fold" texture pack...

Photoshop Elements: Colored Vignette

Photoshop Elements: Colored Vignette

A couple of weeks ago I posted a tutorial for making a vignette with a faded edge. Today I'll show you a way to make a colored vignette. A colored vignette can be used to highlight an area of your image to draw focus to it. This tutorial is presented using Photoshop...

Photoshop Elements: Faded Edge Vignette

Photoshop Elements: Faded Edge Vignette

There are a number of ways to make a vignette and there are a number of different types of vignettes. This tutorial shows how to make a vignette that fades the edges of an image. This tutorial is presented using Photoshop Elements, but the instructions should be...

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