Adding a fun photo effect can go a long way towards kicking up the interest factor in a photo. And that’s especially true when you have an image that you like, but that’s lacking the WOW factor.
Instagram-like photo effects are all the range these days and for good reason. These one-button photo filters can add a captivating, charming feel to a photo as it makes it seem that the image is from another era.
That said, I’m not a big fan of Instagram. I don’t like that I have to post my edited pictures to the social media site. I would rather take my edited, filtered image and do what I want with it. And what I want with it doesn’t always include posting it online.
That’s where Photoshop Elements 12 comes in.
Photoshop Elements 12 let’s you quickly dress up your photos, allowing you to quickly apply a variety of cool effects, textures and frames. The result is very Instagram-like. But, unlike Instagram, you don’t have to post the results online. I like it that way better.
The video below gives you a flavor for the fun photo effects that are available with Elements 12.
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It's that time of year again! Time for holiday fun and family gatherings.
And it's a great time to capture your family in a group portrait.
Here are some tips for shooting a great group photo:
One of the biggest new enhancements in the latest version of both Lightroom and ACR (Adobe Camera Raw) is the addition of Luminance and Color range masking.
Range masking allows you to limit the area of your image that is affected by local adjustments based on a range of colors or tones within your image. And, best of all, the masking is totally non-destructive and re-editable.
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