Cropping into a Shape
Elements has a cool feature that lets you crop your photo into a pre-designed shape (like putting a wedding photo into a heart shape), but even cooler are the edge effects you can create by cropping into one of the pre-designed edge effects that look like old Polaroid transfers. Here’s how to put this feature to use to add visual interest to your own photos.
In the Elements Editor, open the photo you want to crop into a pre-designed shape, and press the letter Q to get the Cookie Cutter tool.
Now, go up to the Options Bar and click on the Shape thumbnail. This brings up the Custom Shape Picker, ...