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65 brilliant Photoshop tutorials to try

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Whether you’re a Photoshop novice or pro, there are plenty of Photoshop tutorials to help you master the software. With such creative diversity, Photoshop enables users to perform a range of different creative tasks. From editing photos to designing graphics — it's full of creative possibilities. 

And this is where we can help. We’ve rounded up a number of helpful tutorials fit for beginners, intermediates and pros. For you newbies, the beginner-level tutorials will introduce you to the Software and teach you all the essential tips and tricks. Once you’ve got a grasp of the basics, you can move onto the intermediate tutorials, which will enhance your skills and you’ll be introduced to new techniques. Finally, once you’ve mastered the lot, you can move onto the advanced tutorials. And even when you have become a Photoshop master, there will still be cool tips and tricks to learn. 

With Adobe continuously updating and expanding the Photoshop software, there will always be new tutorials being released to help you explore the latest features and updates.  

You can boost your Photoshop experience by using a range of additional Photoshop brushes, Photoshop plugins and the market’s best free fonts which we have conveniently also compiled lists for (you’re welcome). If you don’t fancy the Photoshop hype though, then check out our list of the best Photoshop alternatives. 

Photoshop tutorials for beginners

01. Photoshop for beginners

As Adobe certified instructor, Dan Scott, points out in this video, this tutorial is fit for complete beginners with no Photoshop, photography or design knowledge required. In this three-hour video, Scott who works for Envato Tuts+, walks you through all the basics. But if you don't fancy consuming 3 hours of Photoshop information at once (and we don't blame you) then don't fear, as the video has a nifty timing list in the description box meaning that you can jump to wherever you want in the tutorial. 

02. Learn Photoshop in 5 minutes: beginner tutorial

Pushed for time? There are many short and sweet Photoshop tutorials for beginners out there, and here's one of our favourites. In just five minutes, Julian Ball of Flow Graphics walks you through the basic tools and interface, and gives you a good idea of what the software is all about.

03. Get to know Photoshop

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Part of a series of Photoshop tutorials produced by Adobe itself, Get to know Photoshop teaches you the basic tools and techniques of the software. You'll be introduced to the work area and will learn how to open and save your images, zoom in and out, and undo mistakes. 

04. Photoshop on iPad tutorial for beginners

It's been a few years since Photoshop debuted on the iPad, and like the desktop version of Adobe's flagship app, the software is constantly evolving in leaps and bounds.

This tutorial from YouTube channel Art and Design gives a great primer to the latest version of Photoshop on iPad, with a step-by-step demonstration of how to use PS on the Apple tablet. In just half an hour you'll learn how to move layers, utilise paint tools, create clipping masks and more with your Apple pencil (although there is more than one iPad stylus which you can draw with, don't forget.)

05. How to resize an image

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Image resizing is probably one of the first things you'll want to do as a beginner, and here's one of the best Photoshop tutorials to explain it. How to resize an image on Photoshop teaches you how to change canvas size, use trim and more, all without compromising too much on image quality. 

06. How to work with layers

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Layers are one of those fundamental concepts you'll need to get your head around, and here's another of Adobe's own Photoshop tutorials to walk you through the basics. How to work with layers teaches you what layers are and how to use the Layers panel, how to resize the contents of a layer, and how to add images to a layered file.

07. How to adjust image quality

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Discover how to adjust image quality with this most succinct of Photoshop tutorials. This series of four videos will teach you to enhance brightness and colour, and improve the quality of your images in Photoshop.

08. How to make selections

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Some Photoshop tutorials help you master vital skills quickly and easily, and here's a great example. How to make selections reveals how to create a selection, work with selection tools, and fine-tune the edges of a selection.

09. How to retouch images

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How to retouch images is a trio of Photoshop tutorials in video form. They walk you through how to remove unwanted objects, add objects by cloning, and fix other imperfections in your images with retouching tools in Photoshop.

10. How to add text and shapes

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This collection of four Photoshop tutorials demonstrates how to add text and shapes. When you do so, they remain editable, and you can customise them down to the smallest detail.

11. How to use the Photoshop Pen tool

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In one of Creative Bloq's own Photoshop tutorials, Mark White explains how to use the Photoshop Pen tool, a simple selection feature that enables you to fill, stroke or make selections from whatever you draw. 

12. How to use the Brush tool

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In another of our Photoshop tutorials from Mark White, you'll discover how to use the Brush tool in Photoshop. This step-by-step guide includes helpful guides to what each of the icons in the Brush palette mean.

13. How to make a photo collage

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Learn how to combine images to make a simple photo collage in Photoshop with this tutorial from Matt Smith. You can use this technique to create your own collages from photographs, and perhaps eventually build on your compositions to create more intricate design collages from your own creations.

14. How to apply filters

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Learn how to apply filters, allowing you add quick effects to an image. Filters can also be combined to create unique results, as these two related Photoshop tutorials demonstrate nicely.

15. Edit your first photo

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Photoshop tutorials for beginners can be found on a range of subjects, and this one teaches you how to edit your first photo. Bring out the best in your images with the useful techniques outlined here. 

16. How to use Photoshop layer masks

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One of Creative Bloq's own Photoshop tutorials, How to use Photoshop layer masks will help you streamline your digital art workflow. As any 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 tips and shortcuts to work more quickly and easily. 

17. How to remove a background in Photoshop

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Another of our own Photoshops tutorials takes you through several different ways to remove a background in Photoshop. Jo Gulliver starts off by taking you through how to use the Magic Wand tool and Quick Selection tools to remove a background, before moving on to more advanced techniques.

18. Create your first design

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Create your first design is a series of Photoshop tutorials that 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. 

19. How to make a meme in Photoshop

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Social media’s all about memes these days, and making them is a useful skill to have. In one of our most recent Photoshop tutorials, How to make a meme in Photoshop, Matt Smith explains how to make multiple memes in moments.

20. How to use Photoshop layers: 6 top tips

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This tutorial, How to use Photoshop layers: 6 top tips, will teach you to use Photoshop's layer system; the key to unlocking the software's versatility. Here, you’ll find out how to create layers, lock them, group them and adjust opacity. 

21. Digital painting with Photoshop CC for beginners

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Digital painting with Photoshop for beginners breaks down the process of creating a simple digital painting, from start to finish. 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.

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Daniel Piper

Daniel Piper is senior news editor at Creative Bloq, and an authority on all things art, design, branding and tech. He has a particular penchant for Apple products – some corners of the internet might call him an 'iSheep', but he's fine with this. It doesn't bother him at all. Why would it? They're just really nicely designed products, okay? Daniel is also a comedian and national poetry slam champion, and his favourite Bond is, obviously, Sean Connery.