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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 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...

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...

Things To Do With *Injured* Prints

Things To Do With *Injured* Prints

Before I upgraded to my new wide format Epson printer, I was using an old HP wide format to print my large images. It did a fair enough job but it was rather finicky about what what I fed through it and this resulted in a number of very large prints with some sort of...

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