The Essential Guide for
Photoshop Elements

Welcome! This site is a how-to guide for using Adobe Photoshop Elements. You can learn how to make your photos look their best and lots of other techniques… even if you're just getting started today.

You'll find methods to fix specific problems with your pictures and techniques for achieving special effects. Elements has industrial-strength tools to help anyone get professional results from their digital images.

You can learn how to do it all with easy-to-follow tutorials and tips that are clear and to-the-point. I think you'll be surprised how easy it is to achieve some really stunning results.

I've worked professionally with the full version of Photoshop for over 17 years. I've been fortunate to have worked on images for some of the most popular magazines and catalogs in America. I was very impressed when I first looked at Elements and saw how powerful it was. And at just a fraction of the cost of its big brother.

I can transfer my experience from the full version to show you how to get many of the same results. Results that will really enhance your digital photography. I'm confident it will make your photography more fun and you'll be more excited to share your photographs.

It's a shame that so many people have all their photos just sitting on their computer. I hope to encourage you to get your pictures off your hard drive by showing you some really cool ways to show them off. You have lots of possibilities with Photoshop Elements.

You can get started right away by clicking on the tutorial link. Enjoy!…


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