Creating a Picture Stack Effect

A new effect was added in Elements 10, in the Photo Play palette (which is also new) in the Guided Edit tab of the Editor, called Picture Stack. The idea is to take one photo and make it look like it was cut up into smaller photos with white borders stacked on top of each other. The effect looks pretty cool and is a fun way to show off your photos. Plus, it even goes so far as to add shadows under each photo, so it really looks like they’re lying on top of each other.

Step One:

In the Editor, open the photo that you want to use for the Picture Stack effect. I usually find landscape and travel photos look good here. You can use photos of people, too, but sometimes Elements will cut the photo right in the middle ...

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