Archive for February, 2013

A Review of TriggerTrap

Posted on: February 20th, 2013 1

What Is It?

Well, watch the video to get the full answer, but basically TriggerTrap is a mobile app AND an optional dongle. The app alone adds functionality to your iPhone camera. The dongle allows you to add the functionality in the app to your own camera! It really is a pretty cool system, and works with MOST DSLRs that have a shutter release port. Check out the video after the jump:


Styling Text In Elements

Posted on: February 12th, 2013 0

This video wraps up the “Brochure” project. We style some text, and I go over a few options regarding saving the file for printing.


Custom Drop Shadows in Elements

Posted on: February 7th, 2013 0

Since Elements does not let you edit a shadow created by the Style Settings function, we need to go “old school” and do it from scratch.


Layers and Layers Masks in Photoshop

Posted on: February 5th, 2013 0

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I created this image in Photoshop Elements for a class I teach:

Layers and Layer Masks in Photoshop

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The thing is, this technique is really easy to do. I didn’t make it up, it’s widely known and used by many Photoshop users, both pro and amateur. It’s just fun to both shoot and then assemble in Photoshop (or Elements 9 and above). (more…)

Create a Custom Brochure in PSE 11

Posted on: February 5th, 2013 0

In this video we create a custom brochure layout from scratch, using an 8.5 x 11″ format.