This was a site I set up when I was first getting Everyday Elements off the ground. I was trying out different things, including I ended up with and the main site is I would love for you to join us there. I have a long list of free actions, tutorials, video tutorials, workshop options and more.

Thank you!



Do you have Photoshop Elements and have hardly utilized it all because you can’t figure out how to use it? Have you tried to edit some photos but can’t get the results that you see others get with the program? Do you hear about “actions” all the time and wonder how the heck to use them? You have come to the right place!

Everyday Elements are online workshops designed to help you learn how to use PSE for portrait editing. There are three different levels of classes, and also a class solely on using actions, so hopefully you will find one that meets your needs.

Each online workshop lasts two hours, during which time attendees will be able to see my screen as I edit photos and hear me describe what I’m doing. They will also be able to type in questions and comments during the workshop. In addition to the two hour workshop, each attendee will receive access to private video tutorials for his/her level within 24 hours of registering for their class. The video tutorials can be viewed before and/or after the class for an undetermined length of time.

Workshops in May and June are $25, an introductory price while I get the kinks worked out. Workshop fees will increases to $40 in July.

Read specific details, dates and time here.

Those attending the workshops will receive a PDF file which details what I will cover during their class, so they can refer back to it later. Attendees can retake the class again for $10. Attendees will also get access to a private area where I will be posting video tutorials.

If you would like to attend a class, click here for class dates/times and to register.

For those wondering about my abilities – I am not a professional, I do not claim to know everything about editing or Photoshop Elements. I have just learned a lot and had many people asking me how I do things. I mentioned doing a class and I had a lot of encouragement and support for it, so I’m doing them.

The Before/After page shows images that I have edited with PSE 7 .




Thank you for your interest in one of my Photoshop Elements online workshops. I hope you find one that will fit your needs and schedule (dates at bottom of page).

  • Cost: $25 per workshop (Introductory price. Cost will increase to $40 in July)
  • Length of online classes: 2 hours
  • Class size: each class is limited to 15 attendees
  • Courses offered:
    • Beginners
    • Intermediate
    • All About Actions*
  • Skill level required:
    • Beginners: None
    • Intermediate: Basic knowledge of PSE, can utilize Full edit mode to some capacity
    • All About Actions: Same as Intermediate
  • Program Required: Any version of Photoshop Elements
  • How to pay: Scroll down on this post, choose the workshop right for you, then pay through Paypal. Please give me the email address you would like the workshop PDF sent to in the box where you can leave messages for the seller.
  • Repeat student discount: Because things don’t always sink in the first time, you may retake a course you’ve taken for $10.
  • Private video tutorials will be available for those registered for each class, to view prior to the workshop so they will be some-what familiar with the workspace, tools and edit techniques. Videos can be viewed up to a month after their class.

These will be common sense, straight-forward workshops where we focus mainly on editing portraits. I do not a have a highly technical background in PSE, rather lots of hands-on, trial and error experience.

*The All About Actions course will focus only on downloading, installing and using actions in PSE, through the effects palette and the Action Player via Guided Edit Mode.

Ready to sign up for a class? Just pick a class below and pay via Paypal. The code on the Paypal invoice will tell me which class you’ve signed up for. After I receive your payment, I will send you an invitation to the workshop. Follow the instructions and make sure to add it to your calendar so you don’t forget.

If you are planning to purchase PSE but have not yet done so, I highly recommend purchasing through B&H Photo. Their prices almost always beat Amazon’s and their customer service is wonderful! Click on the image of PSE 8 to be taken to B&H to purchase.

PSE 8 for Mac

PSE 8 for Windows

There is a mail-in rebate for $20, which brings the cost to just $64.95. Rebate ends October, 2010.

Beginners Workshop June 8th 8:00 PM EST – 10:00 PM EST


Beginners Workshop June 24th 8:00 PM EST – 10:00 PM EST


Intermediate Workshop May 27th 8:00 PM EST – 10:00 PM EST
2 spots still available as of 4:00 PM, May 27th / Registration closes at 7:00 PM


Intermediate Workshop June 29th 8:00 PM EST – 10:00 PM EST

All About Actions June 1st 8:00 PM EST – 10:00 PM EST


Private One-on-One Workshop – One Hour $25 – Date determined after purchasing


Private One-on-One Workshop – 1.5 Hours $35 – Date determined after purchasing

Here are a few of my before and after pictures: