I have a set of Actions that I have created and use in Photoshop quite a lot and I thought some other people may like to use them. They are mainly utilities that I use to prepare my images for use on this blog but there is a nice photo softening action I created that I like to use too.
This is a list of what the actions do:
SY Centre Point - simply places guides on your image to quickly find the centre
SY Thin Border - places a thin border around the edge of your image which is really nice for defining your images on your blog and gives a nice crisp feel
SY Blog Image Preparation - I use this one all the time! Firstly it resizes your image to 425 pixels in width then it sharpens it and places a thin border around the image.
SY Resize 400 - resizes the image to 400 pixels wide
SY Resize 400 | sharpen - does what it says, resizes the width to 400 px and sharpens the image
SY Soften Colour - Creates a nice soft version of your photograph - see examples below:
I like using these actions so hopefully they will be of some use to other people too. You can download them HERE.
As I don't have PS Elements I am not sure if they will work with it or not - if you try can you let me know if they work?