Despite increasing competition from the likes of Sketch and Affinity Photo, Adobe’s 28-year-old image-editing tool Photoshop CC remains the industry standard.
Photoshop tutorials: Quick links
Used by everyone from photo retouchers to graphic designers, typographers to 3D printing specialists and beyond, this versatile tool is becoming more and more powerful as time goes on. However, there’s always been a learning curve with Photoshop, and nowadays even advanced users can still have much to learn. If you haven't signed up yet, you can subscribe to Adobe Creative Cloud here.
In this post, we bring together the best Photoshop tutorials on the web. So whether you’re a total novice or a veteran Photoshop user, you’re bound to find a great tutorial here to boost your skills.
Tutorials for beginners
Get to know Photoshop
If you’re a total newbie, here’s a good Photoshop tutorial to start with: a series of video walkthroughs that teach you the basic tools and techniques of Adobe Photoshop CC. You’ll be introduced to the Photoshop work area and learn how to open and save your images, zoom in and out, and undo mistakes.
How to resize an image
This series of video walkthroughs from Jan Kabali explains how to resize an image, crop and straighten, and add to the image canvas in Adobe Photoshop CC. All handy tricks to help you get on your way.
How to work with Layers
In this Photoshop tutorial, you'll learn how to use layers in the Layers panel, resize the contents of a layer, add images to a layered file, and work with a background layer in Adobe Photoshop CC.
How to adjust image quality
Discover how to enhance the brightness and colour and improve the quality of your images in Adobe Photoshop CC in this step-by-step tutorial.
How to make selections
This tutorial reveals how to create a selection, work with popular selection tools, and fine-tune the edges of a selection in Adobe Photoshop CC.
How to retouch images
Follow this tutorial to learn how to remove unwanted objects, add objects by cloning, and fix other imperfections in your images with retouching tools in Photoshop.
How to add text and shapes
When you add text and shapes in Photoshop, they remain editable, and you can customise them down to the smallest detail. This walkthrough shows you exactly how to do it.
How to use the Photoshop Pen tool
Mark White explains how to make the most of Photoshop’s Pen tool, a simple selection feature that enables you to fill, stroke or make selections from whatever you draw.
How to use the Brush tool in Photoshop
Mark White explain how to use Photoshop’s Brush tool, including helpful guides to what each of the icons in the Brush palette mean.
How to combine images
One of the most powerful aspects of Photoshop is its ability to combine images to form imaginative composites. Discover how to do so in this easy-to-follow tutorial.
How to apply filters
It’s easy to add quick effects to an image using filters in Photoshop CC. Filters can also be combined to create unique results, as this tutorial demonstrates.
Edit your first photo
Bring out the best in your photos with the fundamental photo-editing techniques outlined in this beginner-level Photoshop tutorial.
Instantly share your photo and designs
Want to quickly show your work to clients and co-workers, or share an idea instantly via email, text, social media, and more, all within Photoshop? This tutorial shows you how.
What is Camera Raw?
Make quick and reversible edits with Adobe Camera Raw. This video-based demonstration walks through the principles and the practice of using Camera Raw.
Create your first design
This series of videos introduces how to work with layers, combine images, use layer masks, and add creative graphics, text, and effects. You can then use these skills to combine design assets into a simple, unique composite for print or online use.
Create an image for social media
This beginner-level Photoshop tutorial explains how to combine a photo, text and artwork for your Facebook, Twitter, and other social media posts.
Learning to use Photoshop's layer system is key to unlocking the software's versatility. In this tutorial, you’ll find out how to everything from create layers to locking them, grouping them and adjusting opacity.
This tutorial will help you streamline your digital art workflow. As any Photoshop beginner will quickly learn, layer masks are one of the most fundamental parts of the software: without them your work will look flat. Follow these seven tips and shortcuts to work more quickly and easily with layer masks.
Make quick selections in Photoshop
The ability to perform simple cut-outs and masking tasks is a basic requirement of any designer. In this step-by-step Photoshop tutorial we run through three basic techniques for creating simple selections, and then cover the layer mask options and how they work a little more in depth.
Digital painting with Photoshop CC for beginners
If you can work on a canvas with paints, then many of the same painting techniques you use will transfer directly over to digitally painting in Photoshop. This Photoshop tutorial for beginners breaks down the process of creating a simple digital painting, from start to finish.
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