I didn’t know Photoshop Elements could do that!
These video tutorials for Photoshop Elements support various presentations at conferences or workshops, and are done with earlier versions of the software. Most of these features still exist, although in current versions of software you might find them in a different location.
Use the Recompose tool to protect parts of the image as you resize or change the shape of an image. The protected areas do not distort as the image is stretched or squeezed.
Photomerge Scene Cleaner
The Photomerge Scene Cleaner is an easy way to combine areas of two or more photos.
Famous Person—Clone stamp & Resize with Crop tool
This example of using the Clone Stamp tool shows how to realistically put a face on another image. The Crop tool is used to resize the face when the images aren’t the same size.
Image in Text with Clipping Mask
Use a Clipping Mask to put a photo inside of text or any layer object.
Adjustment layers affect any layers below without changing them (changes aren’t destructive to lower layers). Use adjustment layers for photo correction (color, brightness/contrast, etc.) or to add layers with solid colors, patterns or gradients.
Use an Adjustment Layer to do a partial color photo in minimal steps.
The Cookie Cutter tool and an Adjustment Layer help us do eye-popping shape frames.
Collages are great for scrapbooking or collecting lots of images in a multi-page format. It’s easy to add backgrounds, text and artwork.
Depth of Field
Learn to use layers and a blur filter to create the illusion of depth of field in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.
A Photo Mosaic Made of Little Photos
You’ve seen them in magazines, in advertisements, posters or billboards…the big photos that look like they are made up of a lot of little photos. Learn to do this in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements in just a few steps using the Crop tool, layers, patterns, saturation, blending modes and opacity.
A Photo Created from Text
Lines of text give the illusion that they create an image in this project for Photoshop or Photoshop Elements 9.
A Photo Made into a Color Sketch
Students who might typically shy away from using their own photos in projects because of various features they don’t feel good about will see how their inner beauty shines through when they turn their photo into a color sketch.