61 top-class Photoshop tutorials to try

22. How to create masks in Photoshop

Photoshop tutorials: masks

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Paul Canavan offers tips to get you started at creating digital masks with how to create masks in Photoshop. Digital art Masks can seem daunting at first, but once you start using them you’ll never go back.

23. 6 essential Photoshop layers to improve your images

Photoshop tutorials: layers

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In 6 essential Photoshop layers to improve your images, James Paterson outlines the six most frequently used Photoshop layers for image editing, and explains how you can use them to improve almost any photo.

24. How to use smart layers in Photoshop

Photoshop tutorials: smart layers

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When incorporating repeating designs and patterns into an illustration, Smart layers are your friend. How to use Smart layers in Photoshop will teach you how to use them to create a separate layered PSD that can be embedded into your original PSD, allowing you to create a large-scale design element that can be resized without losing fidelity.

25. How to manage colours in Photoshop

Photoshop tutorials: colours

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How to manage colours in Photoshop is a helpful tutorial in which Sebastian Bleak provides an overview for anyone who is new to colour management, with practical advice for managing colours in Photoshop. 

26. Get creative with Photoshop Blend Modes

Photoshop tutorials: blend modes

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Get creative with Photoshop Blend Modes will give you the power to combine layers and images for a huge variety of effects. James Paterson explains how these Photoshop effects work, and some of the wonderful things you can do with them.

27. Easy ways to add texture to vector graphics in Photoshop

Photoshop tutorials: vector graphics

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Try our tutorial, easy ways to add texture to vector graphics in Photoshop, and discover how to quickly and easily apply textured elements to your flat vector graphic in Photoshop, from the fairly basic to the more advanced layer mask options.

28. How to create a Snapchat Geofilter in Photoshop

Photoshop tutorials: Snapchat Geofiflter

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Discover how to create a Snapchat Geofilter in Photoshop with this simple step-by-step guide from Simon Middleweek.

29. Photoshop for web design: 20 pro tips

Photoshop tutorials: web design

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In Photoshop for web design: 20 pro tips, David Everly and Dan Rose offer some top tips for being more efficient when creating website graphics. 

30. Make a composite in Photoshop

Make a composite in Photoshop is another of Adobe’s one-minute series of videos. This tutorial shows you a quick way to make a composite in Photoshop, in the time it takes you to boil a kettle.

31. Make an animated GIF in Photoshop

Who doesn’t love an animated GIF? Follow this make an animated GIF in Photoshop video from Adobe and learn how to make your own, directly in Photoshop.

32. Get creative with Face-Aware Liquify

Photoshop tutorial: face aware liquify

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Get creative with Face-Aware Liquify explores Photoshop's Liquify tool. The tool has some powerful facial recognition skills, enabling it to detect areas of the face, such as the eyes, mouth and overall face shape, so you can adjust and warp them with impunity. This tutorial explains how to get the most from it.

33. Create style frames in Photoshop

Photoshop tutorials: style frames

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This guide teaches you how to create style frames in Photoshop. A style frame is a snapshot of a finished frame as it would look within a longer animation. It aims to capture the overall look and feel of an animated or live action video, but in a still image.

34. Make a double exposure in Photoshop

Make a double exposure in Photoshop is an Adobe 60-second Make It Now video. It shows you how to use Photoshop to create an impressive double exposure effect.

35. The Refine Edge box tool explained

Learn about the seven main features of the Refine Edge tool in this tutorial: The Refine Edge box tool explained. If you've ever tried to change the background of a person with frizzy hair or a horizon dotted with bushy foliage, you'll know just how intensely time consuming this can be. Luckily the Photoshop CC Refine Edge box tool is here to make your life easier. 

36. Combine traditional and digital skills to create a comic cover

Photoshop tutorials: Comic covers

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Combine traditional and digital skills to create a comic cover shows you how to draw a comic cover by hand, then take it into Photoshop to colour and light it, then add eye-catching filters.  If you like working with traditional materials, this is one of many things you can do in Photoshop to give your work more impact. 

37. Rapid site prototyping in Photoshop CC

Photoshop tutorials: rapid prototyping

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Photoshop CC offers a comprehensive toolset for mocking up websites quickly and easily. In Rapid site prototyping in Photoshop CC, Antony Kitson explains how to use the key features to get an idea across to a client or developer.

38. Age a photograph in Photoshop CC

Photoshop tutorials: age a photo

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This tutorial will teach you to age a photograph in Photoshop CC using the duotone technique. Ageing a photograph in Photoshop is a classic technique that can turn a ho-hum, full colour image into something striking. However, it’s more than merely converting a photograph to sepia tones and calling it a day.

39. Make a poster from a template in Photoshop

Make a poster from a template in Photoshop is a Photoshop tutorial from Adobe that will show you how to make a poster from a template – in under 60 seconds. Whether you're a beginner or just want a (very) quick refresher, this walkthrough will have you designing posters faster than ever.

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