Artistic Effects in Adobe Photoshop Elements

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Use Photoshop Elements' Impressionist Brush

The Impressionist Brush in Photoshop Elements is designed to paint over your photos in a way that makes them look like fine art paintings. You can set various options that change the style of the brush [more…]

Create Your Own Brush in Photoshop Elements

After playing with all the various options of the Brush tool in Photoshop Elements, if you really like the brush you’ve created, feel free to save it as a preset that you can access in the future. [more…]

Fill and Outline Selections in Photoshop Elements

At times, you might want to create an element on your Photoshop Elements canvas that can't quite be created with a brush or pencil stroke. Maybe it's a perfect circle or a five-point star. If you have [more…]

Paint with Photoshop Elements' Brush Tool

The Brush tool in Photoshop Elements creates soft-edged strokes. How soft those strokes are depends on which brush you use. By default, even the hardest brush has a slightly soft edge because it’s antialiased [more…]

Draw a Shape in Photoshop Elements

Photoshop Elements 12 offers an assortment of shape tools for you to choose from. Follow these steps to draw a shape in your document: [more…]

Apply a Preset Gradient in Photoshop Elements

Here’s how to apply a preset gradient to an image in Photoshop Elements. Similar to colors, patterns, and brushes, gradients have a whole group of presets that you can apply to your selection and layers [more…]

Customize Gradients in Photoshop Elements

If you can’t find the exact gradient you need, you can easily create your own. The Gradient Editor lets you create your own custom gradient using as many colors as you want. After you create a custom gradient [more…]

Apply a Preset Pattern in Photoshop Elements 12

You can use patterns in Photoshop Elements to occasionally fill selections or layers. (Don’t go overboard, though — patterns aren’t always pretty when used without restraint.) You can also stamp your image [more…]

Create a New Pattern in Photoshop Elements

You may someday want to create your own pattern. Patterns can be easily created from any existing photo or painting you create in Elements. You can even scan your signature or logo, define it as a pattern [more…]

Create Text with Typographical Tools in Photoshop Elements 12

Photoshop Elements 12 offers you several tools for adding type to a photo. The tools, shown in the figure, reading from left to right and top to bottom, are [more…]

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