A fun secret about Photoshop Elements 11: some Photoshop Adjustment Layers can be used in Elements!
Specifically, Black and White, Color Balance, Exposure and Selective Color adjustments can be added with the actions downloadable below. Note that these will only be available for limited time! They will be included in the updated Handy Actions set early in 2013. Add-O-Matic will be updated to allow for sharing and loading presets that these adjustment layers create. (AOM already supports Channel Mixer- .cha – and Curves – .acv – files, as well as Lightroom presets.)
The caveat to these actions is that the adjustments can only be made while the action opens the dialog; once it’s committed, you cannot go back and edit the settings without running the action again. Also, these additional adjustment layers will only work with Elements 11.
However, the layer mask the adjustment creates is editable – you can edit it to your heart’s content!
These actions are going to be an integral part of the new line of actions from the Graffishop, starting with Hipster (look for it in January 2013)
The actions in the download above are easily added using Add-)-Matic, or you can manually load them in to Elements 11.
personally, I’d get an Add-O-Matic, though……
Add-O-Matic is now in its 8th edition, starting with the first Add-O-Matic from way back for Photoshop Elements 5, and it is still the most popular Elements utility available!
New Now Add-O-Matic now will put all your Lightroom presets away for you, too!
You can grab an Add-O-Matic
fast-n-easy by clicking the button below: