How to do a Full Backup in Photoshop Elements 14

In watching the video in my previous post, I was struck by just how poor the video quality was. However, it still has some value, since it covers the Restore command as well.

I decided to redo the video using the Backup command in Photoshop Elements 14. To keep the length of the video down, I only demonstrate the Backup command. I will address the Restore command in a future video.


Using Twirl Filter in Photoshop Elements 14

I just posted a video on YouTube that uses the Twirl filter in Photoshop Elements to make an abstract image that can be used for a background of a PowerPoint presentation or a title slide for a video.


No Better Time to Upgrade to Photoshop Elements 14

There is no better time to upgrade to Adobe’s Photoshop Elements 14 (PSE 14) than now!

Between now and November 29th, Costco will have the program on sale for $39.95. You will never see a lower price. Normally a good deal is about $80 for the program.

pse 14 welcome

If you are brand new to the world of digital photography, this best selling program is one of the easiest ways to get started. Beginning with uploading your images or videos from your digital camera or mobile device through enhancing them , and ultimately sharing them with others,  PSE 14 provides a user friendly solution. At the same time, the program provides sufficient tools and commands, similar to its its more powerful sibling, Photoshop CC, to give your photos that professional look.

If you are using an older version of PSE (PSE 10 or older) it is definitely time to upgrade to PSE 14. When you do, you will see a much friendlier user interface in both the Organizer and the Editor.

If you are familiar with Photoshop Elements, you know it consists of two main modules, the Organizer and the Photo Editor. You are probably also aware that there are many books available to help you learn how to effectively use the program. But I have found that these books focus on the Photo Editor module. How to use the Organizer to manage your images and videos effectively is given much less coverage.

To fill this gap, I have published an inexpensive yet a detailed eBook that addresses only the Organizer. This ebook includes material that is normally not found in other books. The PSE 14 version of this book is titled Photoshop Elements 14: The Organizer Revisited Again. It is available on Amazon. Click on the title link above to find out more about my eBook.

My New eBook

My New eBook

And by the way, PSE 14 works on both the PC and the Mac.

Adobe Releases Photoshop Elements 14

As Adobe has done for the past several years, they have released the latest version of Photoshop Elements, PSE 14. This is an incremental change that improves the overall performance of the program and adds a couple of nifty new features.

To learn all about Photoshop Elements 14, click on the figure below.

pse 14 welcome

My favorite new feature is the Haze Removal  command in the Photo Editor. If you are like me, you will want to go back to those hazy landscapes you have taken in the past and revisit them with this new filter.

It does a surprisingly good job on cutting through the haze, even on those images you have already gotten as good as you could. Start with the original rather than the edited version for best results, especially if they are JPEG images.

Here is an example of what Auto Haze Removal can do. You can also adjust its strength and sensitivity.

Before after Auto Haze