add a speed pan effect to a photo + DIY race display

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Whether your kid is just starting school or turning into an adult right before your eyes, chances are that earning an award ribbon of some sort is just about the coolest thing ever. The only problem is that kids accumulate so much stuff, so those beloved ribbons often get tucked in drawers or under the bed where […]

DIY pop art tee with Photoshop Elements

This is cool! Turn one of your photos into pop art in just a few clicks using Photoshop Elements. Makes a cute t-shirt!

My daughter is obsessed with Beanie Boos. That’s right, Beanie Boos. The Beanie Babies of the ’90s have been reinvented as cute stuffed animals with freakily giant eyes. They come in three sizes: small, medium, and giant-but-it’s-gonna-cost-you. And there’s so many of them! We can’t go anywhere without my daughter seeing a new Beanie Boo that […]

how to swap heads using PhotoMerge in Photoshop Elements

This is awesome! How to swap heads so you can get a great group photo. Perfect for when people close their eyes or kids aren't all looking at the camera at the same time. And it only takes 30 seconds! Easy photo editing.

Ah, kids. They’re great, right? Except when they’re not. Like when you’re all in the car together and someone won’t stop humming and someone else won’t stop poking people and someone else needs to go to the bathroom really really bad. Or when they leave Legos out for you to step on in the middle of […]

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? […]