super easy photo edits in Photoshop Elements 15 & a giveaway

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If you’re a repeat reader here, you’ll know that lately I’ve been sharing lots of cool projects you can make using Photoshop Elements. And I get to keep giving copies of the software away, too! There’s another giveaway at the end of this post, so make sure to read all the way through.  (Giveaway closed.) I […]

turn any photo into a painting | easy DIY gift idea

How to turn any photo into a painting you can print on your home printer - this turns out awesome! Would be a perfect DIY wedding gift.

‘Tis the season for weddings, right? Well today I have a fun DIY wedding gift idea for you. If you can get your hands on a digital photo of the happy couple, you can turn it into a painting using Adobe Photoshop Elements. It’s really easy to do, and you can print it out at home […]

fix that photo: remove a yellow color cast

photos taken indoor can look yellow due to artificial lighting - find out how to fix them in one click!

When you take pictures inside, you’ll often end up with a photo that has a yellow or orange tinge to it. That’s because your camera can’t distinguish between white light (sunlight), warmer yellow light (most lightbulbs), and cooler blue light (cloudy day) unless you tell it to. While you can set your white balance beforehand […]

fix that photo: how to boost & brighten a dull photo

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Sometimes a little bit of editing can turn a good photo into a great one. In the next few weeks, I’m going to share a variety of simple photo edits that will help you make the most of the photographs you take. Today’s easy edit focuses on how to brighten and color boost a dull photo. […]

understanding aspect ratio for better photos

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Have you ever taken a great photo, sent it to be printed, and gotten it back only to see that half of someone’s head is cut off? Or maybe you tried to enlarge a group photo to an 8×10 and the people on the sides got cut off. Why would the photo lab do that? […]

easy fix for dark or underexposed photos | simple photo edit

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It’s such a disappointment to upload photos to your computer and realize they’re dark and underexposed. This happens often when you shoot on AUTO – today’s cameras do a pretty good job with exposure, but even the smartest camera can get confused. It doesn’t know whether the person you’re photographing is supposed to have a […]

winter and snow day photography tips

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In the weeks leading up to Christmas, snow is great – it’s fun to play in, pretty to look at, and can make an evening magical. However, once Christmas has past I’m always ready for the snow to be done too. No such luck in my neck of the woods – our last snow of […]

the secret to a better black and white photo

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  Have you ever converted one of your favorite photos to black and white and been disappointed with the result? Take a look at the photos below: This was one of my favorite photos from an early photoshoot of my daughter. The colors were bright, it’s well exposed, and her expression is adorable. However, when […]