Mar 11, 2015

Before and After: Photoshop Elements

Many people ask about my editing software and what I would suggest to someone just starting out with editing images. I always say the same thing.

I use Photoshop Elements and it is a highly underestimated program.

Honestly? It is a fantastic program for any photographer.

The only reason I would NOT suggest you use PSE is if you’re wanting to create your own actions. Everything else is available to you in Elements. I’m telling you, it’s a crazy-good editing software program.

As an example, here are ten before and after images of edits I’ve made in Photoshop Elements.

If you like what you see here and would love to brush up on PSE or learn this program as a beginner, I am teaching a jam-packed workshop over on Clickin Moms Photography Forum. I’ll teach you how to do all of these edits and then some.


Registration is open right this very second for this three week course and I pinky promise that you will NOT be disappointed. You can read the reviews and sign up here: Photoshop Elements with Melissa Gibson

I’d LOVE to see you there!


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  1. Liz says:

    I love these edits Melissa!! I had no idea Element was so versatile!