We’ve noticed on our current reader survey (if you haven’t filled it out already, please do so here) that many of you are using Photoshop Elements. So I rounded up some video tutorials to help you use Elements (15 or any older version) to help you make corrections and enhancements to your images.
#1 How to brighten and improve a dull photo
George Peirson from How To Gurus walks you through several steps you can apply to make a dull photo more exciting. He covers things like working with adjustment layers so you can work non-destructively, adding more color in certain areas, layer blending modes, and more.
#2 How to remove people using the clone stamp tool
Sometimes you can get unwanted people in your shots. In this video you can learn how to remove them using just the clone stamp tool in Photoshop Elements.
#3 How to create a motion blur effect using Elements
In this final video learn the steps to add motion to an image using different blur effects in Photoshop Elements. The example used is a race car that was frozen with a fast shutter speed.
If you use Photoshop Elements I hope these videos have helped you out, and you have learned a couple new things. Many things that you can do in Photoshop, can also be done in Elements. Some of the tools and menus are a bit different but many of the features are similar. Elements also offers a “guided” user experience to help you walk through doing some common things.
If you want to learn more try the Adobe website where they have more tutorials and articles on Elements.
For more Photoshop help try these dPS articles:
- How to Add a Sun Flare to Your Images Using Photoshop
- How to do Non-Destructive Editing in Photoshop
- An Introduction to Photoshop Layers Possibilities and Properties
- Tips for Using the Blur Filters in Photoshop
- 2 Simple Methods for Adding Color to Your Images Using Photoshop
- A Guide to Black and White Conversion in Photoshop