I've used Photoshop Elements forever (or so it seems) as my photo editing programme, but only ever really used it to crop photos. So I thought it was about time to learn how to use the other tools properly.
Step 1 - went out and bought a copy of Digital Photo Magazine with a DVD of PSE Tutorials (actually, it was the 40 border templates that caught my eye)
Step 2 - had a play with some of the tutorials on the free DVD following the instructions in the magazine.
Had great fun - not sure I totally understand why/how it worked, but as long as I can achieve the effects I guess that's the important part.
Here's a couple of piccies of my results :)
Lith Printing Technique
Mono Handprinted Look
I'll post some more later :)