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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Easily Add Contrast To Photographs

Hey all!  Janelle here with a simple two minute (more like two second!) tip on how to easily add contrast to your photographs in Photoshop.  I picked this tip up somewhere along my digital scrapbooking journey and it’s such a good and simple trick that I just had to share.  I always love to amp up the contrast just a little in my photos.  It makes my highlights pop a bit more, and adds a little more depth to my photos, both effects that I love.  I’m always on the lookout for easy photo editing techniques, so hopefully you’ll enjoy this one!  All those amazing actions out there can be soooo expensive, so it never hurts to pick up a few editing tools yourself along the way.

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DIY Love Notes

February has been dubbed the month of Love. It’s the time of year we rush around getting Valentine’s Day cards for our kids to share with their friends, and when we celebrate those we love and care about with thoughtful gifts and sentiments. However, we can share love notes anytime of the year…not just when the calendar and Hallmark Stores tell us to, right? As digital scrapbookers we have a trusty tool at our disposal in Photoshop/PSE. Today I’m going to show you some basics on how to create your own DIY love notes using the Custom Shape tool.

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How To Fix Blemishes In Photoshop

Hi all!  Janelle here today with a super quick video tutorial where I will teach you how to fix blemishes in Photoshop.  Sometimes our kiddos get that pesky bonk or scratch, sometimes our faces are broken out, and sometimes our kids just plain have their lunch all over their face.  Whatever it is, I’m here to help!  Watch this short video to see how you can add “blemish remover” to your trusty list of scrapping abilities!

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Adobe Camera Raw Filter

Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) is available as a smart filter in Photoshop CC. This means you can adjust your photos (even if you shoot only in JPEG!) using sliders typical of those found in Lightroom, even if you don’t have Lightroom! If you have never used this feature before, you really must give it a try. And, when used as a smart filter, the edits you make are non-destructive and completely editable. Let’s get started.

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