In this tutorial by Andrei Oprinca from PsdBox you are going to learn how to make some quick edits on a personal photo without doing anything complicated. The author explains very clearly how to add nice effects to your portraits without the need of years of Photoshop experience. This technique should work in Adobe Elements and of course on previous Photoshop versions like CS5, CS4, or CS3.
Add Quick Dreamy Effects to Portraits in Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop Compositing: Essential Techniques
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Compositing allows you to bring the vivid images of your dreams to life. Join Phlearn’s Aaron Nace for an exploration of the artistic and technical skills that are essential to creating stunning composite images.
You’ll see Aaron’s core techniques in action, from start to finish – beginning with a green screen photography shoot and ending with an elaborate post-production compositing session.
Aaron will shoot a sports-themed action shot and a model in a flowing dress. Then he’ll teach you how to build a background out of multiple images with a focus on making the new background dynamic and believable. You’ll also learn lighting techniques for matching your photo shoot light to the light in the alternate backgrounds. Finally, you’ll explore the best ways to use Adobe Photoshop to assemble your images so they match your unique, creative vision.