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Archive for September, 2008

Adjustment Layers
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Another in the series of video tutorials on layers in Elements 6, this time on “Adjustment Layers”. There are several different types of adjustment layer, such as levels or hue & saturation. In this tutorial I demonstrate the use of an adjustment layer, using a hue & saturation adjustment layer as an example. Don’t get […]

Layer Masks Part 2 – Photoshop Elements
Sunday, September 14th, 2008

As promised, here is the second part of the video tutorial on layer masks. Photoshop Elements does not include the layer mask functionality, in its native form at least. However, it does include adjustment layers, and these little beauties have their own layer masks. In this video I show you a rather clever trick whereby […]

Layer Masks – Part 1
Friday, September 12th, 2008

As I mentioned in my last video, I see layers as being about the most powerful tool there is in Photoshop, Elements, and all the good photo editing packages. Within the topic of layers there are two specific areas that I would define as being the most powerful aspects of layers. These are layer masks […]

Finding photos the fun and easy way
Thursday, September 11th, 2008

As I photographer I just love looking at photos of all, well ok, almost all, kinds. Often I go hunting for photos to get ideas, or for images for the blog or other web sites I assist with (within copywrite limitations I hasten to add). Until recently I used Google image search. It was ok, […]