How To Use Photoshop Elements 10

One of my favorite things about blogging is that I can release my inner artsy-fartsy.

Wait a second. That came out wrong.

Seriously though, I have had an absolute BLAST playing around with my pictures and putting together photo collages…

…creating and incorporating my doodles and getting my “graphic design” on…

…and designing (and re-designing!) my blog over the past few years, too…

It’s like e-scrapbooking, and I dig the creative process so much!

I mention all this artsy-fartsy-ness here today because I’m stoked to announce that Kevin and Josh launched their Photoshop Elements 10 training class over at this week!

I’ve been using Adobe Photoshop to create design elements for the past 10 years, and lemme tell ya, I wish I had been able to take their class when I fired up Photoshop for the first time back in 2002. Holy Overwhelmage, Batman!

Like their Photography 101 training class, the guys’ Photoshop Elements training class is affordable ($49), easy-to-understand, and once you buy it, you have access to the training videos forever. You can watch them at your own pace, and hit pause and rewind and play as many times as you need to!

The entire (4 hour) class is made up of 13 separate online videos that will (patiently) walk you through everything from organizing your photos, to using the tools in the toolbar, to working with text, and layers, and actions. It’s a training class for beginners, and it also covers things like opening and saving images, editing and cropping photos, touching up photos, and much, much more.

So, if you’re interested in learning how to use Photoshop Elements to edit your photos and create design elements for your blog, click on the banner below to head over to!

The guys hope to launch their Adobe Photoshop CS5 training class next month- so I’ll be sure to announce when that’s up too. Thanks in advance for taking the time to stop by and read this today, and please let me know if you have any questions about the Elements class. (I’ll ask the teacher for you!)

PS- Working with an earlier version of Photoshop Elements? No problem! Kev and Josh’s instructions will apply to those too! Looking to purchase Photoshop Elements 10? It’s available in the Shoot Fly Shoot shop!

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  1. says

    I already started my Shoot Fly Shoot Photoshop Elements Tutorial and it is great! The easiest to follow tutorial on Photoshop Elements that I have come across yet (and believe me I’ve viewed a lot of video tutorials since the closing of Picnik). Kevin and Josh do an excellent job teaching one of the hardest to learn (I know I’m not alone in this thinking) photo editing software packages. I love that it is broken up into easy to follow segments. Thanks for making it so affordable too!

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  2. says

    You answered my prayers!!! I have been teaching myself Elements since Christmas and its like watching a turtle cross the road. Slow! I will definitely be signing up for the class! Thanks!

  3. says

    I’m very interested in signing up for the photoshop class, but quick question…what happens if you get stuck…do you access to email a question that gets you someone to answer it so you can get “unstuck”.

    Thank you.

  4. says

    definitely planning on doing this! i loved and learned much from the photo 101 series, but i am going to have to wait until june when life slows down (i hope!) may is cuh-razy with one graduating from high school and one graduating from college! pray for sanity this month!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. says

    I am still on CS7… I think I need to upgrade. I should venture out more with Photoshop though. You are very creative with it. I used to know a lot more about it but like all things I slacked off for a while and now I am kinda rusty. Maybe someday I can take their class. It sounds really helpful.

  6. says

    Oh, this is fabulous!! I’ve been learning ps CS4 and would looooove some further instruction! Especially how to make collages… do you know if that is something he’ll cover next month? So excited to see this. I’ve already been telling my friends about his site. LOVE IT!!

  7. says

    I could so use some help in demystifying my Photoshop Elements! Any chance they might have some kind of transcript or captioning available for deaf wannabe photogs like me? :) Thanks!

  8. Stephanie Donelson says

    Yippee! I am waiting for my new Canon DSLR and lens to come in, and will be taking the Photography course, I was just wondering today if they were going to have a Photoshop class….can’t wait for all three! And thanks to the guys for making these affordable!

  9. says

    I really want to do this!! Exactly what I need this very moment, but I have Photoshop Elements 8 – will that translate alright, or is 10 too different?

  10. says

    Anything yet for the mid-level learners? I think I am into the next phase!

    Thanks for letting us k now!


  11. says

    As a new blogger, I really appreciate your excellent work and designs and ANY new learning I can soak in! I will definitely head over to Shoot Fly Shoot soon. I have a FUJI camera–a nice one, but will that work with what they are teaching?

  12. says

    Girl you are just amazing with all these fab designs, pics, blog design stuff ect. Everytime I see your little creations I say, “she is unbelievable” :) I will be purchasing the class and I’m glad you mentioned the elements is in their shop. I’ve been wondering which one to buy.

  13. says

    I love all of your magazine layouts and covers. I’m in awe of your work. I’ve been wanting to get Photoshop for a while now but this will be my very first time using it. I’m always hesitant to get the entry level product and then spend more to move up to in this case, CS5. Is it worth it just to jump in and learn it. I would be interesting in taking Kevin’s class when they create the CS5 course.

    It sounds like you’ve probably both used each program. What are your thoughts? I’m no photographer but it’s something that I’d like to spend more time practicing. I found CS5 for an insanely low price, new and so that’s why I’m considering it as an option.

    What are yours or Kevin’s thoughts? Would I just be in over my head. My plans are to use it for interior design projects, blogging, and other projects.

    Thank you in advance for any wisdom you can share. :)


  14. Sarah Royal says

    Is this actually appropriate for Beginner Beginners, as in I can crop and change photos to black and white. Beyond that, I click around until something works.


    • Layla says

      Yep! Beginner beginners is exactly who their Photoshop Elements 10 training class is for. :-)