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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: Using Camera Raw Editor

Photoshop Elements: Using Camera Raw Editor

Today, a quick tutorial on how to use the Camera Raw editor to edit jpg files. The Camera Raw editor is generally used to edit ".raw" format images. The .raw format is available in some high end cameras and saves the photo with minimal processing which allows greater...

Photoshop Elements 9: Out of Bounds

Photoshop Elements 9: Out of Bounds

Over the last few weeks I've introduced you to some cool new features in the latest version of Photoshop Elements, version 9. If you haven't yet tried Photoshop Elements 9, Adobe offers a free 30 day trial. You can download it here. Today I'm going to show you a fun...

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 9, Adobe offers a free 30 day trial. You can download it here. In this tutorial I'm going...

Last of the Summer Roses

Last of the Summer Roses

I recently treated myself to a new camera - a little Canon Powershot A3100. I needed something that I could throw in my purse when I headed out the door and my other camera is too large to fit and I was missing out on too many great photo opportunities! I've been so...

New Work: Reminisce

New Work: Reminisce

I've just finished a new art bag using one of my latest digital art designs called "Reminisce". Isn't she pretty? I can't wait to take her out on my next shopping trip. And yes! I do actually use my art bags because they're not only beautiful, but they're designed 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...

Art Bag: Geisha

Art Bag: Geisha

It's been a while since I posted any photos of my art bags but I've been quietly working away on a few new designs - this is one is called "Geisha" and I just love the way it turned out. As with all my art bags, this design is prepared using Photoshop Elements, than...

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