Category Archives: Going beyond

43. Grunge – A High-Contrast Look

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I’ve noticed the word grunge used to describe images that don’t describe the same effect.  No matter, they all have a look, that in my opinion is edgy. This one is no different. Open an image.  Duplicate the layer with … Continue reading

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42. Frame IT!

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Give your collage a finished look with digital frames. This collage was designed for the Rockford Fire Department and uses the colors from their uniforms and jackets to give a cohesive look to the collection of pictures.  Instructions for placement … Continue reading

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40. Photomerge Exposure

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This feature for merging photos to get the type of exposure your eyes detect naturally is at best exciting, and at worst finicky.  Recently, I made 4 different exposures with the intention of making an awesome picture showing the inside … Continue reading

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39. Vignette – 2 styles

Vignettes can help to focus the attention away from the background and on to an image in the picture.  Below are two ways to do this, and yes, there are more… Vignette – using Filter Have a photo opened in … Continue reading

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38. Making a Watermark

If you want to put text on your photos repeatedly; below is a time saving way to do it.  A watermark is text created on a transparent so it can be “moved” to a picture, but the text still stays … Continue reading

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36. Making a Photo Collage

OK – this is where they put the FUN in Photoshop Elements.  For this activity we will choose photos to put together on another page.  These pages are like making a digital scrapbook with the added option of printing the … Continue reading

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