Photoshop & Elements tutorials, downloads, links & goodies
The world's first and only add-on installer for Windows versions of Photoshop Elements, and now Lightroom too! Quickly and easily get all your extra goodies into Elements with a drag, a drop and GO!
Your Swiss Army Knife for Photoshop Elements - over 70 of the most-requested tools from Photoshop
Photo Lab offers 39 ways to enhance your images, from crisp B&W to soft dreamy effects to desaturated and sepia toning. Check it out!
Fun Foto FX
Over 30 ways to play - Fun Foto FX creates the best effects for your images!
56 effects (yes, 56!) are in this self-installing effects pack. With the Glam Photo FX Pack, you can create a huge variety of glamourous looks for your photos (and they work well on landscapes, too!)
16 ways to slice, dice & chop your photos, from simple splits to more complex chops and slices to torn in half or split three ways. Splitter helps you create interesting display options for you photos!
Framer offers 24 ways to create frames, borders, outlines and vignettes around your photos
When shooting a portrait, the conventional wisdom involves using bright, evenly-coloured light to bring out the model’s sweet inner glow. Sometimes, though, you might desire an aesthetic that is a little bit more dramatic. In this video, Detroit photographer Paul Manoian uses coloured gels to shed light on the darker side of portrait photography:
Manoian was going for a Gothic look in this shoot, juxtaposing his subject’s pale skin and blonde hair with black clothes, dark makeup, and a royal blue backdrop. To accentuate this colour palette while keeping the soft diffused light, he opens the front of a soft box (mounted onto an Elinchrom D-lite 4) and tapes gels inside the box itself, which he shines on the model from the rear to give her a deep blue halo around her. He uses three of these – two square soft boxes and one octagonal – in order to maximize this effect from all sides.
In addition to these three lights, he points one spot light on the background, creating a circular glow behind her head which frames her face and adds contrast to the image. He relies only on the light spilling in from the side to brighten her face, purposefully leaving it largely in shadow in order to enhance the brooding atmosphere.
This session displays an interesting and uncommon method of photographing women with a more commanding aura than usual. By playing with deep contrast and shadow, Manoian explores her strong and powerful side without compromising her feminine energy – two concepts which are rare to find intertwined so gracefully.
Graffi’s Hipster[VintageKit] is now out, with versions for automatic or manual installation for Photoshop and Elements, Mac & Windows editions!
As a bonus, if you checkout before March 31st you can use the coupon code 232b5ea449 you can take 20% off your entire shopping cart!
Here’s a demo video, showing the actions that tap into the new, secret Adjustment Layer actions in Photoshop Elements 11. They also work super in Photoshop, CS3+. if you choose the Elements 11 Installer package, the actions and scripts are all installed for you and you’re ready to start using them in minutes!
A complete listing of the actions in this set is on the Hipster[VintageKit] page. Hope you’ll check them out and offer some feedback!
The Ken Burns effect is a motion graphics technique which pans and zooms still images to create motion and depth. The effect has evolved to include panning in 3D space which is what we’ll be doing in this tutorial.
It’s February! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Last year, I showed you guys how to create a ‘Snow Heart‘ effect using an image, and the magic of a custom brush. This year, we’re going to sweeten things up by creating a delicious chocolate text effect using Layer Styles!