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Artistic Effects in Adobe Photoshop Elements

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Create Custom Patterns in Photoshop Elements 11

You can create your own pattern in Photoshop Elements 11, basing it on an existing image or one you create yourself. Select a small portion of an image to build an abstract pattern or use a recognizable [more…]

The Photoshop Elements 11 Type Tools

Photoshop Elements 11 has seven Type tools (found in the Tools panel), but two of them are simply vertically oriented versions of the main two text implements. [more…]

How to Enter Point Type in Photoshop Elements 11

Most of the type you add to Photoshop Elements 11 will probably consist of point type. Point type is useful for headlines, captions, labels, and similar small amounts of text. You can also use it to create [more…]

How to Enter Paragraph Type in Photoshop Elements 11

Paragraph type in Photoshop Elements 11 is similar to the text you enter in a word-processing program, except that it’s contained inside a text box or a bounding box. If you have larger chunks of text [more…]

How to Use the Text On Selection Tool in Photoshop Elements 11

You can create path type in Photoshop Elements 11 by first creating a selection of your image, similarly to how you create a selection with the Quick Selection tool. Here’s how: [more…]

How to Use the Text On Custom Path Tool in Photoshop Elements 11

If you want to create your own path or shape as the basis for your type in Photoshop Elements 11, the Text On Custom Path tool is the tool for you. Here’s what you do: [more…]

The Photoshop Elements 11 Type Tool Options

Several character and paragraph type settings are located in the Photoshop Elements 11 Tool Options. These options enable you to specify the type and pair it with your images. [more…]

How to Edit Text in Photoshop Elements 11

You might need to rearrange words or fix typos and other errors within the text you've placed in your Photoshop Elements 11 images. To make changes to the text itself, just follow these steps: [more…]

How to Rasterize the Type Layer in Photoshop Elements 11

The Type tool in Photoshop Elements 11 creates editable type layers. You can change the wording, spacing, font, font size, and other factors as much as you want as long as the type remains in a type layer [more…]

How to Mask with Type in Photoshop Elements 11

Photoshop Elements 11 includes Vertical and Horizontal Type Mask tools. Type Mask tools don’t create a new layer. Instead, they create a selection on the active layer, like the one shown. [more…]

How to Carve Type Out of Stone with Photoshop Elements 11

You can use a Type tool in Photoshop Elements 11 to create selections shaped like text and then use images themselves as fills for the type. For example, if you’re creating a floral-themed web page, you [more…]

How to Ghost Type in Photoshop Elements 11

Need some ghostly, semitransparent type? Using Photoshop Elements 11, you can twist, transmogrify, and transform your text. Create your type from scratch in an empty document or add the type to an existing [more…]

How to Paint over Type with Color in Photoshop Elements 11

Changing the color of text in Photoshop Elements 11 is as easy as highlighting it and selecting a color from the Color Picker. But what if you want to do something a little more unconventional, such as [more…]

How to Warp Type in Photoshop Elements 11

The great automated Photoshop Elements 11 Warp feature can twist your type in a variety of ways that are not only repeatable but also, thanks to the controls in their dialog boxes, customizable. The cool [more…]

Distort an Image with the Photoshop Elements 11 Liquify Filter

The Liquify filter in Photoshop Elements 11 lets you push and pull on parts of an image; twist, turn, and pinch other parts; and bloat and reflect others. You can basically manipulate an image as though [more…]

Photoshop Elements 11 Filter Basics

All filters do a simple task in a seemingly complicated way. Deep within a filter’s innards is a set of instructions that tells Photoshop Elements 11 what to do with a particular pixel in an image or a [more…]

How to Fade a Filter in Photoshop Elements 11

Sometimes, you don’t want the full effect of a filter applied to an image within Photoshop Elements 11. Sometimes, fading a filter or dialing it down a bit softens the effect and makes it look less “digitized [more…]

The Photoshop Elements 11 Filter Gallery

When you apply a filter in Photoshop Elements 11, you may be presented with a huge dialog box. This editing window is officially named Filter Gallery. You can also access it by choosing Filter→Filter Gallery [more…]

Fun Filters to Experiment with in Photoshop Elements 11

Experimenting with filters in Photoshop Elements 11 is something you can do on your own when you have an hour or so and some willing images lying around. Create a composite with multiple layers and apply [more…]

The Photoshop Elements 11 Rendering Filters

In computer lingo, rendering means creating something from a set of instructions, in a way. That’s why all rendering filters in Photoshop 11 produce special effects by creating a look, an object, or a [more…]

How to Create a Comic in Photoshop Elements 11

The Comic filter in Photoshop Elements 11 takes your photo and converts it into a cartoon or comic-like illustration. This filter is easy to use with great results for most photos. Follow these steps to [more…]

How to Use the Pen & Ink Filter in Photoshop Elements 11

The Pen & Ink filter in Photoshop Elements 11, similar to the Graphic Novel filter, gives your photo more of an illustrative look, as if created with a pen and colored or black ink. [more…]

Create an Angelic Glow in Photoshop Elements 11

You can create an angelic glow with the Gaussian Blur filter in Photoshop Elements 11. Sometimes, a little blur can add a soft, romantic mood or an angelic glow that can improve glamour photos, pictures [more…]

How to Create a Graphic Novel in Photoshop Elements 11

The new Graphic Novel filter in Photoshop Elements 11 takes a bit of experimentation to get the effect you want. But after you get your settings established, the look is quite interesting. It creates an [more…]

How to Apply Photo Effects in Photoshop Elements 11

Photoshop Elements 11 provides a variety of effects (also called photo effects) that you can apply to your photos. Some effects automatically create a duplicate of the selected layer, whereas other effects [more…]

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