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Three Easy Ways to Black and White
Quite often it’s necessary to tone up or down the colours of a photograph, but sometimes it’s preferably to lose them altogether. If that’s what you’re after, I have three quick and dirty ways to take a full-colour photograph and turn it black and white.

Black and White, or Greyscale?

People generally use the terms ‘black and white’ and ‘greyscale’ interchangeably so I wanted to clear up the true meaning of what we’re doing.
Basic Adjustment Layers - Part 3

Building perfect masks can be a rewarding experience, that's why in the this video I show you a couple of old but well-served techniques for masking in a banner, and ensuring everything else is firmly masked out. First I'll show you a way of selecting and thereby masking every opaque pixel on a layer - not just well, but exactly. In the second demonstration I'll show you how clipping masks work in Elements, something every modest user should know.

Basic Adjustment Layers - Part 1

Adjustment Layers in Photoshop Elements are independent and always editable layers of colour adjustment that can be applied to one or multiple layers in a composition. They're really easy to create and use, add very little to the overall file size, and ensure your adjustments remain forever editable inside the PSD format. In this video I'll show you the benefits of using a hue/saturation adjustment layer to change the colour of some jelly.

Flashing Text
The Basic Animation video tutorial I released a few years ago has been one of the most popular videos on the site, consistently being in the top 5. In that video I demonstrate how to build up basic animated scenes in the full version of Photoshop using options and techniques such as the animation panel and tweening. In this tutorial things will be a trifle different – we’ll work in Photoshop Elements, we’ll make a block of text flash using a simpler technique, and we’ll use layers instead of a frame-based animation panel.
Making Photos Look Their Best Video Tutorial

At first glance, it may seem that we’re revisiting the same things we looked at way back when we explored the Quick Fix mode, but on second glance, we’re correcting the same problems only this time with way more accuracy, detail and control.

Ice Text Video Tutorial

Learn how to use multiple filters to transform text into a snow-swept, f-f-freezing-cold block of sculptured ice letters! Get your jacket, slide on the gloves, and come along for the ride!

Matrix Text Video Tutorial

In this tutorial I'll demonstrate two popular methods of creating a matrix style backdrop and adding larger text to the foreground. The first method involves the use of a text editor and layer masks, while the second only uses filters and colour adjustments - and is therefore probably better suited to Photoshop Elements users. The matrix fonts can be found below in the support files. Unfortunately, the image showing the backdrop of code hasn't come out too good in the video tutorial, but I can assure you - it is there! Good luck.

Starfield Effect Video Tutorial

In this tutorial we'll be looking at how to create a star-filled sky along with a dramatic galactic outer-space look. This is one of those tutorials that fall inside the special effects zone - a simple but extremely effective technique.