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Old Jul 15, 2005, 2:46 AM   #1
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I know the Elements user Forum has a tutorial about this - but it can only be accessed by subscribers.

Do any of you possibly know about how a PSE 2 user can simulate or introduce a layers mask? It sounds as though it would be fantastically useful.

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Old Jul 15, 2005, 3:28 AM   #2
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Morning Caroline. Bring on the rain !!!

There seems to a number of ways to do what you ask and I agree, they will be very useful.

This first one looks to me to be pretty straightforward. I know, nothing is pretty straightforward in Photoshop, till you've done it a couple of times .

http://www.myjanee.com/tuts/edges/e3edges.htm

It is actually a tutorial to make a frame, but uses what the author calls an Elemask. (Elements mask). And you will learn how to create the mask and be able to use any filters with it, not just create a frame.

This next one is an action that enables you to use masks in Elements, any version, which may be more useful.Free to download and i recommend you bookmark the site. Lots of tutorials and tips.

http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/pse...layermasks.htm

There are a number of action tools and frames available for free here,
http://hiddenelements.com/freeactionsplayer.html Be sure to view the read me file for instructions.


Hope these can help.

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Old Jul 15, 2005, 5:31 AM   #3
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You are such a FANTASTIC help Stevekin!!!

A big big thank you. It will take me some time to work through all these goodies, but I will do so in the next few days. I'm delighted to have had such a positive response..

I'm doing a rain dance too .

Thanks again for all your help.

Caroline.

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Old Jul 15, 2005, 8:16 AM   #4
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I can see Stevekin beat me to it, but I just wanted to add my recommenation for Janee's webpages. Fantastic stuff to be found there.

I also recommend http://www.arraich.com/elements/pse_...dElements1.htmfor more Elements-related hints.

...And of course http://www.geocities.com/rnlnero/PE2stuff2.htmlif you want to use Photoshop Actions in PSE2.

That's it for me. (for now:-))

Tom, on Point Pelee, Canada
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Hi Tom,

Thank lots to you too! I hadn't heard of the geocities link at all.I will bookmark these links as well as Steve's.

This is all great.

Thanks again.

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