This is a complete index to all of the published articles from Photoshop Elements Techniques magazine. The table includes the year the article was published, the article title, author name, a description of the article, and any tags. In the interest of saving space, we did not include the issue name, choosing instead to use the year the article was published, so you could determine its relevance to current versions of Elements. Clicking on the article title will take you to the issue’s page here on the Complete Digital Photography website, where you can download the issue and any associated extras. (To return to the main PET archives page, click here.)
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|wdt_ID||Year||Title||Author||Article Description||Article tags|
|1||2004||Beginners’ Workshop||Dave Cross||You can use menus, keyboard shortcuts, or tools to get to the same end result.||keyboard shortcuts|
|2||2004||Elements Q&A||Jan Kabil||tips and tricks|
|3||2004||Removing Blemishes||Scott Kelby||When it comes to removing blemishes, acne, or any other skin imperfections, the goal is to maintain as much as possible of the original skin texture so the retouch doesn’t look pasty and obvious. Here are two techniques that work nicely.||portrait retouching; retouching faces|
|4||2004||Too Much Flash Or Wish That You Hadn’t?||Scott Kelby_Dave Cross||What do you do with images when you’ve used too much flash or you shouldn’t have used flash at all? Here are two quick and easy techniques that you can apply to correct these common problems.||flash photography|
|5||2004||What’s New in Photoshop Elements 3||Dave Huss||Until now, all photo-editing applications have concentrated on fixing, enhancing, or otherwise having fun with your photos. Now Adobe has released a major new update to Photoshop Elements that includes flexible organization and many other new features.||elements 3|
|6||2005||Adding Objects Behind Existing Objects||Dave Cross||Here’s an effective way to add a person (or object) into a photo, placing it behind other people (or things) in the image. The most important aspect of this technique is to make accurate selections of both the person and the location where you want that p||compositing; free transform tool|
|7||2005||Backscreen The Flexible Way||Dave Cross||Text placed on a “busy” photo can be difficult to read. One simple solution is to “backscreen” the text area of the photo, which means that you need to lighten (or darken) an area of the photo to provide a better contrast with the color of the type.||adding text to photos; backscreening|
|8||2005||Beginner’s Workshop: Composition and Cropping||Dave Huss||The rules for good composition apply to taking the original photo and cropping it.||composition; crop tool; image size|
|9||2005||Double-Duty Photos||Linda Sattgast||The technique can be as simple or as elaborate as you wish, but it does require some planning.||collage; compositing; scrapbook elements|
|10||2005||Elements Q & A||Jan Kabil||Shadow/Highlights command, will Camera Raw recognize edits, importing Photoshop Album files.||tips and tricks|
|11||2005||Get A New/Old Look||Scott Kelby||You can make Photoshop Elements 3 look and act like previous versions of Photoshop Elements with little effort.||elements 3|
|12||2005||How To Add A Personal Touch||Dave Cross||Painters finish their latest masterpiece by adding their signatures, so why not add a special touch to your image by adding your signature? And you don’t have to restrict yourself to a signature? How about your website address, a copyright notice, holiday||custom brushes; watermark|
|13||2005||When A Quick Fix Isn’t||Jan Kabil||Wouldn’t it be great if you could fix your image with the click of a button? With quick fix, it sometimes is that simple. But the automatic Quick Fix commands don’t always offer the targeted controls you need to adjust individual areas of a photograph.||painting on masks; QuickFix|
|14||2005||Beginners’ Workshop: The Power of Adjustment Layers||Jan Kabil||Try out a few of the most commonly used adjustment layers in this technique to experience and understand their power.||adjustment layers; layer masks|
|15||2005||Correcting Wash-Out And Smoothing Wrinkles||Al Ward||Many people who are using Photoshop Elements are probably relatively new to a lot of the concepts we authors/writers/teachers take for granted, such as layers, blending modes, and so forth. So here are some concepts that will allow you to quickly clean up||portrait retouching; retouching faces|
|16||2005||Creating a Polaroid Look||Scott Kelby||Creating a “Polaroid look” has been around for years, but it’s never been more popular than it is right now. In fact, an Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar recently opened near our office, and son-of-a-gun, right there on the cover of their menu was a||borders and edge effects; frames; polaroid; vintage film look|
|17||2005||Elements Q & A||Taz Tally||Understanding digital “noise,” and how to minimize it.||tips and tricks; JPEG; noise reduction|
|18||2005||Give Your Photos The Edge||Linda Sattgast||Photoshop Elements Cookie Cutter tool lets you trim your photo into a shape, but if you’re not the kind of person who fits the “cookie cutter” mentality, here’s a technique to try with the Brush tool, which will give full expression to the “artist within.||borders and edge effects; putting images inside a shape|
|19||2005||Painting With Filters||Dave Cross||Unless you first select an area of your image, when you apply a filter, it will be applied to your entire photo. But the following little trick allows you to “paint in” the layer wherever you want, creating a very flexible, editable end result.||layer masks; layers|
|20||2005||Tips & Tricks||Dave Huss||Filter tips & tricks, including the Cutout, Lens Flare, Sketch filters; image size, info pop-up, and more.||tips and tricks; filters|
|21||2005||Understanding Graphic File Formats||Taz Tally||There are more than 400 graphic file formats, and choosing the right one can make or break your project! But here’s the good news: there are two simple concepts to help you think about and understand graphic files, formats, and their uses.||file formats|
|22||2005||Create An Old-Fashioned Photo||Linda Sattgast||Some photos, even though they’re taken in a modern setting, beg for a more old-fashioned look. You can use adjustment layers in Photoshop Elements to create just the look you want, and then make it more believable by adding a white deckle edge to the phot||adjustment layers; borders & edge effects|
|23||2005||Creating A Sketch Effect||Lynette Kent||Making an image look as though it was hand sketched gives any photo a new look and works well for scrapbooks and photo albums. It’s one of the quickest special effects techniques you can accomplish with Photoshop Elements.||sketch; artistic effect|
|24||2005||Creativity In The Raw||Dave Huss||Photoshop Elements 3 has the ability to import and work with Raw format images using the Camera Raw plug-in. While Raw is the image format of choice for some professionals, many digital photographers avoid using it. Here are the basics of working with Raw||camera raw tips; color correction; elements 3|
|25||2005||Elements Q & A||Jan Kabil||Tiling windows, Using Version Set option (PC only), working with Adobe Photo Downloader, the Editor’s Standard, Auto and Quick Fix modes.||tips and tricks|