Learn how to use PSE's photo-editing tools to create amazing effects for your collages, fiber art, journals, and more


Welcome to a gentle way to try out digital photo-editing and mixed media tools with Photoshop Elements 2021. This program is a simpler version of Photoshop, the acclaimed industry standard for image publication. You can download the software for free for 30 days while you explore the lessons in this workshop, then decide whether it is the right tool for your art practice.

Your teacher, Lyn Belisle, has a decades-long background as a graphic designer and has used Photoshop Elements since the first version was introduced in 2001. She combines manipulated images and digital abstract designs in her work with collage, fiber, encaustic, and even clay.

An award-winning educator, Lyn takes you one step at a time through an introduction to Photoshop Elements 2021 with simple techniques that will show you maximum results. You’ll create mysterious effects, artful text arrangements, vintage printables, and much more. You’ll leant how you can use these tools to showcase your own work. This workshop will be your safe step-off point to further explorations in digital design.

What You'll Learn


In simple steps, you'll de-mystify the complicated world of photo-editing software and learn to master unlimited effects like the ones below with one (or many) photos.

You'll learn about text and color, all with seven simple tools and Lyn's clear instructions using her screen captures in video format.

Vintage with Text


The original image was altered with a lithograph effect, text block, and border - three easy clicks.

Glazed and Veiled Patina


The original image was layered with a Winter Seasons effect and a blue glaze overlay - two easy clicks

Cross Process Distressed


The original image was modified with a Toy Camera effect and a Scratches texture - two easy clicks

Lessons and Resources


  INTRODUCTION
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  First Steps
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  Working With Adjustments
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  Working With Effects
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  Working with Text
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  Projects
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  What's Next?
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Learn PSE Basics for just $29


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BEGINNING PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS 2021: MIXED MEDIA EXPLORATION

Learning how to enhance your work with digital photos and design

I've designed this workshop for mixed-media artists who have little or no experience with digital editing software. But the video lessons have lots of hands-on projects that artists of all media at every level can have fun with and learn from.

Photoshop Elements, which we will be exploring, is made for those of us who need a helpful tool to work with digital images in our artwork. You could think of it as "Photoshop Light" - easier to learn, and far less expensive. And it offers a fully-functioning 30-day free trial. This gives you plenty of time to evaluate it, play with the projects in this workshop, and then decide if it's right for you.