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How to Install Photoshop Brushes, Styles, Shapes and Other Content. There are hundreds of Web sites (including this one) offering free Photoshop brushes, layer style effects, actions, shapes, patterns, gradients, and color swatch sets.

How to Install Photoshop Brushes, Styles, Shapes and Other Content

Here's what you need to do with these files to get them working in Photoshop, along with links to where you can find these free goodies. Brushes Place the *.abr files into: Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop X\Presets\Brushes where X is the version number for your version of Photoshop. Featured Photoshop Elements Tutorials. Photo Editing Checklist April 4, 2014 Here’s a quick checklist that will remind you of the photo editing steps that most images need. Most photos won’t need all these steps, but they will need some of elements of this workflow. Photoshop Elements Tutorial: My Favorite Tools and Their Settings. The tool options bar in Photoshop Elements was the subject of last week’s tutorial.

This week, I’m going to share my most commonly used tools and their settings. Ready? First off, keep in mind that Elements requires you to have a tool selected at all times. This can get you into trouble if you have, say, a purple brush selected and you accidentally click and drag over a bride’s dress. To avoid accidental tool havoc, I keep the Move tool on unless I specifically need another tool. Also, remember that tools hide under each other. Move – I use this as my “safe” tool to be on, and love the Arrange/Align/Distribute settings for lining up text boxes Zoom – Never use it. Red Eye Remover – never use it. It occurred to me while writing this tutorial that Adobe must have done a great job of predicting which tools should top the stacks of hidden tools, because I rarely need to select the ones underneath.

Photoshop Elements Tutorial: Layer Masks. Layer masks have got to be one of the most intimidating parts of Photoshop Elements. They’re one of those tools we hear about from day one, but aren’t exactly sure how to use them or whether the benefit is worth the steep learning curve. Here’s the good thing about layer masks – once they click, once you get that lightbulb moment, you’re done.

There’s nothing complicated about them from that point on. Today’s the day for your lightbulb to pop. Ready? (Oh wait. Take a picture like this: Selective black and white is the classic example for learning layer masks on. A layer mask allows you to constrain an effect in Elements to a specific part of your image. It looks like this in PSE: Photoshop Elements Tutorial: Brushes – Everything About Them. What is it with the Soft Round Brush in Photoshop Elements anyway? Why does that term appear in every portrait retouching tutorial out there? Are you interested? Read on for excruciating detail about the who, what, where, why and when of using this tool in PSE. What’s the best way to access the Brush Tool? The shortcut is B. Ok, I’ve got the tool selected. Photoshop Elements Tutorial: Brushes – Find, Create, Load and Save. Last week’s Photoshop Elements tutorial covered brushes in Photoshop Elements.

Photoshop Elements Tutorial: Brushes – Find, Create, Load and Save

You’d think it was plenty long enough to cover everything, but this is Elements after all. You can learn and learn and learn and still not get to the end of the info! So we’re going to wrap up today. Photoshop Brushes. Photoshop brushes - Designers brush. 50 Dirty, Filthy Grunge Photoshop Effects. 30 Grunge, Dirty and Rusty High Resolution Tileable Backgrounds. An interesting and good looking collection of 30 high resolution grunge, rusty and dirty textures all created using Filter Forge Photoshop Plugins.

30 Grunge, Dirty and Rusty High Resolution Tileable Backgrounds

These are 1000 x 1000 pixel tileable textures. It means that you can tile these big textures as patterns to create a larger seamless texture. To download these textures, just click on the images and you will be redirected to each texture download page. Usage rights: You can use these images any way you want, even in commercial projects. A link back to Photoshop Roadmap is greately appreciated, but not mandatory at all. The following images are a small preview of the complete texture. 200+ Text Effects Photoshop Tutorials. 21 Free Photoshop Text Effects Tutorials. Text is very important part of any graphic design.

21 Free Photoshop Text Effects Tutorials

Creative text effects increase beauty of any graphic design. Every graphic design use text whether it is web banners, posters or any advertisement text is important part. 150+ Texture Related Photoshop Tutorials. Photoshop Elements Lessons and Tutorials. Photoshop Elements User Resources - tutorials tips downloads info. Tips, tutorials, and free downloads for Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe's mid-rnage photo editing software.

Photoshop Elements User Resources - tutorials tips downloads info

Download 50 Splendid Retro Patterns for Photoshop. From Cosmic Pop art in the 60′s to neo Expressionism today, the colorful artworks of Peter Max have become an important part of the popular American culture.

Download 50 Splendid Retro Patterns for Photoshop

This tutorial is inspired in his works from the late 60′s, know as the Cosmic style that made him famous worldwide. This is a quite long tutorial, and for the sake of simplicity I will avoid explaining the basic use of tools and commands. How to Install Layer Styles in Older Versions of Photoshop Elements. Free Photoshop Layer Style Effects.

Free Photoshop layer style effects you can download for special effects in a jiffy.

Free Photoshop Layer Style Effects

Layer styles are compatible with Photoshop 6 and up and can also be used with Photoshop Elements. Red, White and Blue Patriotic Layer StylesDownload a set of 36 patriotic layer styles with red, white and blue colors for your USA patriotic holiday projects.