Preview of the March 2016 PS/PE SIG at AUSOM

The Photoshop SIG aims to present a new topic each month to meet requests from its members. This is followed up with a monthly challenge to encourage members to try out that they were shown at the SIG or that they read about on the SIG website.

In general the SIG tries to cover both Photoshop Elements (PE) and Photoshop (PS) users. However, there may be times when a Photoshop feature is not part of Photoshop Elements.

Last month in February
We were sort of one step ahead since the SIG notes were already published in Ausom News.

So we used the time in the February SIG to do a quick survey of who had what software. The results were two had PS, five had versions of PE, and four were completely new with no software as yet.

It was suggested that we go with PE for the next few months to cater for the interests of the majority of the group. This was followed by the suggestion for those wanting to purchase PE should Google “Photoshop elements best buy melbourne” to source an affordable version of PE from version 11 to 14. My search came up with a PE v13 available at $89 on a CD rather than a digital download. So it is possible to get PE at a discounted price.

This month in March, 2016
The topic for March is going to be an introduction to PE based on the adobe website at:

We will be discussing the Overview (Part 1 from the adobe website) and make a start on the Part 2 – Essentials for beginners and see how far we get.

The last part of the session will be a project that will be demonstrated and hopefully so interesting that you cannot wait to get home and be able to try it yourself. The topic is How to Retouch a Portrait in PE from:

There is another training source available at You can sign up for a 30 day trial period and try it for free. Here is the link:

Photoshop one on one
If anyone wants to sit down with me for a one on one Photoshop session, please let me know. It’s BYOC. Please email me at to arrange a time, if you interested.

Hope to see you there.


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