Could you post a screen shot of an example of each. I have a feeling some can be duplicated using more well known features. Elements is know to put a name to a quick fix to make it easy for beginners to use. It may take a few more steps, but with an action, its maybe possible to recreate it.
As Silkrooster indicated it’s possible the effects may be achieved in Photoshop proper, but many regulars here probably never used PSE.
The Graphic Novel Filter to me looks a bit like a posterized monochrome version of the Oil Paint Filter and as it has been announced that that will be removed from Photoshop you may want to stick with Photoshop Elements if you want Photoshop Elements functionality.
Thankyou for the reply. I would definetly be interested in learning how to replicate those filters.
This is the effect of the 'graphic novel' filter: http://www.twistingpixels.graphics/tutorials/2013/6/12/the-graphic-novel-filter-photoshop- elements-diamond-in-the-rough
'Pen and Ink' in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFEp7f_KbZ4
and 'Comic': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUmKtttJ4J8 (I realize this one is very similar to the 'cutout' filter in full version of PS)
Thankyou for the reply as well.
That is unfortunate oil paint will be removed, as I use that filter regularly for certain types of work as well.
This situation is a little frustrating. You would think that a product which is marketed as being a stripped down version of the full version, would not have exclusive features, or those features would be in turn included into the full version.
Oh well, thankyou again for the replies, both of you.