Welcome to Scrappers’ Workshop Photoshop Elements Tutorials

These tutorials are for Elements only – they were created with PSE 5, but should be useful for PSE4 and PSE6 also.

FirstLayoutPSE6

My First Layout with PSE6

Just installed the program and don’t know what to do next?  This tutorial will walk you through your first layout, and teach you all the basics of digital scrapping with PSE6 in the process! Click here or the preview to open the PDF file.

Color to B&W

How to Change Color to Black and White in PSE

Quick and easy, and great results for all images! Don’t settle for limp, washed out black and white conversions anymore! Click here or the preview to open the PDF file.


These tutorials include instructions for use in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements – they may vary by version, but you should be able to follow them with most versions of either program.

Spot Color

Add Spot Color to B&W

Add some zip to your Black and White photos with SPOT COLOR! We will show you how to turn your color photo black and white, then add in spots of color to make the details pop! Click here or the preview to open the PDF file.

Cast Shadow

How to Make a Cast Shadow

Don’t rely on the usual drop shadows – use this tutorial to make realistic shadows that make your elements stand up off the page! Click here or the preview to open the PDF file.

Out of Bounds

How to Go Out of Bounds

Taking your photos out of their frames is the latest cool effect! Learn a simple technique to make your images POP out of your layouts. Click here or the preview to open the PDF file.

Hang Thing On Ribbon

How to Hang Things on Ribbons

Whether you want to hang a charm, or thread a ribbon through the hole on a tag, this tutorial will show you how to do it quickly and realistically. Click here or the preview to open the PDF file.

Pop Up a Photo

How to Pop-Up a Photo

Have a busy photo whose subject is lost in the clutter? Here’s one way to point out the important part of your image.. Click here or the preview to open the PDF file.

Use Layout Templates

How to Use Layout Templates

Templates can save you time and spark your creativity! Learn how to use both layered and un-layered templates to scrap quickly. Click here or the preview to open the PDF file.

Change Gradients

How to Change a Gradient

Sometimes you want something different than what is available in the PS/PSE gradient palettes – here’s how to get what you want! Click here or the preview to open the PDF file.

See-Thru Type

How to Make See-Thru Type

Can’t find the right alpha? Try this technique for see-through type, sure to get attention for your layout! Click here or the preview to open the PDF file.

Make Bluer Skies

Make Skies Bluer

A quick tutorial to get bluer skies in your digital pictures.  Works in both Elements and Photoshop. Click here or the preview to open the PDF file.

Brighten Teeth and Eyes

Brightening Teeth and Eyes

This tutorial covers various ways to make everyone look their best by brightening their teeth and eyes.  It works in both Photoshop and Elements.  Click here or the preview to view the PDF file.

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Happy Scrapping!