This list of tutorials by Bob Gager, Group Product Manager for Photoshop Elements, will get you ready to easily create great photo effects and retouching techniques in Photoshop Elements. Click on the images to watch each video tutorial. Color splash effect Make your image pop with brightness and contrast Add a vignette to your photos Add flames to any object… Read the full article.
Adobe gave Photoshop Elements very limited support for layer masks. In fact, officially, we can only use them with Adjustment Layers. Fortunately, not only are Adjustment Layers incredibly useful, but it’s a little-known fact that they also happen to be pretty easy going, and as we see in this tutorial, they have no problem sharing their layer mask with any other layer that needs it!