Filters, Masks, Blend Modes, and More in Photoshop Elements 15

Last month we looked at the different types of layers and how they are used in Photoshop Elements.  If you missed the previous article or want to review the basics, you can find it here.  This month we’ll dive a little deeper and look at filters, masks, blend modes, and more. I will walk through the process while creating a layout.

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Fun with the Distort Filters

There are so many tools in Photoshop that are often unexplored.  Whether it’s because we don’t know how to use them, we don’t know they exist, or maybe we’ve never been interested in what Photoshop has to offer beyond what we think we need!  Well today I want to show you how to have fun with a few of the different distort filters!  There are several filters that can give you some interesting and unique effects with your images, in as little as a few clicks!  I am going to give you a brief introduction to some that are very user friendly and offer some fun effects.  Some you may not feel you have a use for, but you never know!  Hopefully this can get your creativity flowing so you can find new ways to use or edit your images.  Let’s get started!

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How to Fake Your Focus in Photoshop

Hi all!  Janelle here with another handy video tutorial for you all today!  This month here at Scrapaneers, the blog team is focusing on filters.  Although I don’t know a ton about filters, one of my favorite photo editing techniques uses one, so I decided to share it with you!  I’m going to teach you a neat little trick to help create a focal point in Photoshop by learning how to fake your focus, or rather, redirect your focus on a photo.

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