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Welcome to Photoshop Essentials, where everyone can learn Photoshop! We offer fun, exclusive, step-by-step tutorials for all skill levels, and all written with beginners in mind. From Photoshop Basics to Photo Editing and Retouching, Photo Effects, Text Effects and more!
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Learn how to crop images, how to straighten images, and how to crop an image non-destructively using the Crop Tool in Photoshop CC. Complete step-by-step tutorial.
Unlock the power of Photoshop’s Distort and Perspective commands and transform text into 3D shapes with Photoshop!
Learn how to easily blend two images together like a Hollywood movie poster with Photoshop!
Learn how to easily turn a single image into a square photo collage in Photoshop! Step by step for Photoshop CC and CS6.
Learn how to save text effects with transparent backgrounds so you can move the effects onto any backgrounds you like!
Learn the fastest and easiest way to add watermarks to your images using the power of linked smart objects in Photoshop!
Learn how to scale and resize images in Photoshop without losing quality using the power of smart objects, and why smart objects look so much better!
Learn the best way to merge layers in Photoshop by merging them as editable smart objects, and how smart objects let us work with merged layers non-destructively!
Learn how to copy a smart object in Photoshop, an essential skill for creating layouts and templates. You’ll learn the difference between the New Layer via Copy command and New Smart Object via Copy, and which one will give you the results you need!
Take advantage of one of Photoshop’s most powerful features by learning how to edit and replace the contents of a smart object!
Still using Photoshop’s regular filters and damaging your images? Upgrade your skills to the power and freedom of editable, non-destructive Smart Filters!
Learn how to open and place images, raw files and even Adobe Illustrator files into Photoshop as editable, non-destructive Smart Objects!
Learn how to turn your photos into fun, colorful twirl art effects in Photoshop using Smart Filters and layer blend modes!
Learn not only how to place an image in text with Photoshop, but how to instantly place the same image in two, three or more Type layers at once!
Learn three easy ways to blend two images together in Photoshop, including the layer opacity option, blend modes and layer masks!
Create a colorful overlapping letters text effect in Photoshop, with colors that blend together where the letters overlap! You’ll learn how to convert text into shapes, how to move letters to separate layers, how to use blend modes, and more!
Learn how to easily blend text into clouds with Photoshop, as if your text is floating in the sky! We’ll create the effect using Photoshop’s Blending Options, and when we’re done, you’ll know how to blend text into any image or background you like!
Learn how to easily place text behind an object with Photoshop! Create the same classic effect that’s used everywhere you look, from magazine covers to movie posters!
Learn how Select Subject in Photoshop CC 2018 lets you select people, animals and more with a single click, and how to refine your selections with Select and Mask!
Learn how to download and install over 1000 amazing new brushes for Photoshop CC 2018 from award-winning illustrator and designer Kyle T. Webster!
Learn how to easily save your Photoshop brushes as custom brush presets using the new Brushes panel in Photoshop CC 2018!
Upgraded to Photoshop CC 2018 and can’t find the additional brush sets from earlier versions of Photoshop? Learn how to restore all of Photoshop’s missing brushes using the new Legacy Brushes set.
Learn how to remove acne and skin blemishes in Photoshop! This step-by-step guide shows you how to use the Spot Healing Brush to quickly clear up pimples and remove minor blemishes, leaving healthy looking skin in its place!
Learn how to use clipping masks in Photoshop! This step-by-step guide teaches you all about clipping masks, including how a clipping mask works, how to create clipping masks, and how to use them to control a layer’s visibility and fit images into shapes!
Learn how to change eye color in Photoshop using a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer! Whether you know which eye color you need or you just want to play around and experiment, Photoshop makes changing eye color easy, fast and fun!
Teeth looking yellow and dull in your photos? Learn step by step how to whiten teeth and brighten smiles with Photoshop!
Learn how to improve your portraits by giving your subject beautifully smooth skin with Photoshop!
Get great results when sharpening images in Photoshop, without fumbling around with confusing options, using the High Pass filter!
In this Photo Effects tutorial, learn how to easily turn any photo into a pattern of solid-colored dots with Photoshop!
Learn how to make a repeating candy cane pattern in Photoshop and how to turn letters into shiny, sugary, delicious candy cane holiday treats!
Learn how to easily create a realistic pointillism effect in Photoshop by turning your images into paintings of colored dots using the Pointillize filter, Smart Filters and layer blend modes.
Learn how to add a realistic water reflection to an image in Photoshop complete with water ripples! Our step-by-step guide!
Need two images to share the same size? Learn a time-saving trick that lets you instantly resize one to match the width and height of the other!
Learn how to quickly create a new Photoshop document that matches the exact size (width, height and resolution) of your open document!
Need to add text to an image but there’s no good place to put it? Try adding it as transparent text! Learn how to easily create a transparent text area in Photoshop and turn your type into a frame for your subject!
Add text to your images in Photoshop with creativity and style by learning how to choose colors for your type, or for individual letters in your text, directly from the image itself!
Not a fan of Select and Mask? Learn how to bring back the Refine Edge command in the latest version of Photoshop!
Love the rain but not the thought of getting your camera wet? Learn how to easily add rain to your photos with Photoshop!
Don’t let Mother Nature leave you out in the cold with your winter photography. Learn how to add your own falling snow to your photos with Photoshop!
Learn five easy ways to copy or move an image or layer from one Photoshop document to another, an essential skill for blending or compositing images.
Learn how to upscale an image without losing quality and while keeping detail and textures looking great using Preserve Details 2.0, a new feature in Photoshop CC 2018.
Upgraded to Photoshop CC 2018 but your Curvature Pen Tool is missing from the Toolbar? This tutorial shows you where to find it and how to easily add it to your Toolbar layout.
Our step-by-step guide to learning how to draw paths and shapes with the new Curvature Pen Tool in Photoshop CC 2018, and how to convert your paths into Shape layers, vector masks, and selections!
Learn about Rich Tool Tips, a new feature in Photoshop CC 2018 that shows instructional video clips when you hover your mouse cursor over a tool in the Toolbar. You’ll also learn how to switch back to Photoshop’s traditional Tool Tips.
Learn how to easily turn a photo into a watercolor painting, and how to keep the effect fully editable, using Smart Filters and blend modes in Photoshop.
Learn how to turn a new photo into an old fashioned, vintage photo with Adobe Lightroom! Once you know the steps, you can easily create the exact same vintage photo effect with Camera Raw in Photoshop!
Return to the golden age of 3D movies by learning how to easily add a classic red and blue 3D effect from the 1950’s to any image with Photoshop!
No time for making selections? This tutorial shows you how to create a quick and easy Color Splash effect in Photoshop with just a Gradient Map adjustment layer, a layer mask and a brush!
Learn how to easily turn type into shiny gold with Photoshop using layer styles, a custom gold gradient and a brush!
Learn how to easily enhance a sunset photo and restore those warm golden hues with a Gradient Map adjustment and a layer blend mode in Photoshop!