Since I started blogging I have to say my photography skills have improved greatly. They have  a long way to go of course but when looking back a few of my photos from my first posts I can see a big difference. Even though my photos are much better there are still times when, like everyone else, my photos need some fine tuning.

That’s why I was happy to see the impressive photo editing software selection from Staples.com.

Staples.com Photo Editing

Staples.com Photo Editing SoftwareAfter browsing the many choices, I was impressed with their line of Adobe photo products as well.

Staples.com AdobeI decided Photoshop Elements 11 would suit my needs. I was excited to see that Staples.com sells both Photoshop Elements 11 & Photoshop Elements Premier (which is video editing software) in a bundle and right now it’s on sale for only $119.99.

Adobe Photoshop Elements

Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 Review I’ve been looking for a good photo and video editing software for awhile and I’m excited about many of the features of Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 & Adobe Premiere Elements 11 including:

  • The ability to easily locate photos and videos through the Organizers
  • Edit photos using a variety of options and tools
  • Create photo keepsakes like greeting cards, scrapbook pages, and calendars
  • Make movies using pro-quality effects and sound
  • Easily share photos & videos on Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, & more

I do have to say that prior to this bundle arriving I was a bit intimidated by my past experiences with Photoshop. For some reason I found it very difficult to figure out how to do even simple things. That’s why when I saw that Photoshop Elements 11 comes with Quick, Guided, and Expert options I was thrilled.

Here’s a video showing how each option can improve your photos whether you are a beginning, intermediate, or advanced photographer.

I’ve been playing a bit with Photoshop Elements 11 and here’s just a few things I’ve learned.

How To Blur Photos After They’re Already Taken

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How To Crop Photos In Fun Shapes

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How To Play With Lighting, Exposure, & Colors

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How To Photomerge Group Shot

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a7These are just a few of the fun features of Elements 11 and as you can see I need a bit more practice yet. In the Photomerge option you can merge the best faces from everyone in a group shot.

Above in the second picture of Kora and Logan you can see that the sides didn’t match up and resulted in an odd blur in the second photo and there’s also a bit of white behind Logan’s left ear too. But it’s not bad for my first couple of weeks with the software and if I wasn’t showing off that I really did merge the photos I’d just crop out the sides and I don’t think you’d really be able to tell that the second photos is actually two pictures combined to make a third.

I can’t wait to do more  with Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 and look forward to editing my videos with Adobe Photoshop Premiere 11 too. It looks like a fantastic video editing software that will give my videos a high quality and polished look.

I’m very happy with this bundle from Staples.com and was very impressed at how affordable it is. They’ve got a great selection of photo and video editing software and I recommend checking out the site to find the perfect title to fit your needs.

Products were provided. No compensation was received. The honest opinions are my own.