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How to Manually open Closed Eyes

You can manually open closed eyes with Photoshop Elements.Photoshop Elements 2018 introduced a popular new feature to open closed eyes. But you can also use older versions of PS Elements to open closed eyes.

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Open Closed Eyes with Photoshop Elements 2018

Open Closed Eyes was added to Photoshop Elements 2018.We'll go through the process and see exactly how to use this amazing new feature.

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Double Exposure with Guided Edit in Photoshop Elements

Double Exposure with Guided Edit was added to Photoshop Elements 2018.We'll go through the process and pick up a few tips and tricks along the way.

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The Auto Selection Tool in Photoshop Elements

The Auto Selection tool was added to Photoshop Elements 2018.We'll see exactly how it works in this tutorial. We'll also look at the choices you have for the Auto Selection tool down in the Tool Options panel.

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Smooth Skin with Photoshop Elements

I really like this technique to smooth skin for a couple of reasons.One is that it gives realistic results by retaining some of the original skin texture.The other reason I like it is because

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Remove a Mirror Reflection with Photoshop Elements

Someone sent me an email asking how to remove a mirror reflection. This tutorial shows a pretty easy and realistic way to remove a mirror reflection using Photoshop Elements.

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How to Draw a Circle without a Fill in Photoshop Elements

This tutorial shows the not-so-obvious way to put a circle around something with Photoshop Elements.

This is a very simple and common need. For example you might have an old class photo that you want to draw a colored circle around one face.

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Put a Stroke Around a Feathered Oval in Photoshop Elements

Making a feathered oval around your subject is a nice technique. Sometimes you might feel the need to tie it together a little more so that it doesn't look like it's floating out there on the background all by itself. To do that you can put a stroke around the oval. That's what we're going to do in this tutorial.

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