Photoshop Basics Tutorials
Photoshop Basics Tutorials
Our exclusive Photoshop Basics tutorials are perfect for beginners or anyone who just needs to refresh their skills and cover everything you need to know to get up and running with Photoshop quickly!
New Photoshop Learning Guides:
Layers Learning Guide
Selection Tools Learning Guide
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Learn how to quickly open multiple images into the same Photoshop document and have each image appear on its own separate layer!
Still permanently deleting pixels with the Eraser Tool? Learn all about layer masks in Photoshop and how they make it easy to hide those pixels non-destructively!
Learn how to easily open your images, how to have multiple photos open at once, the difference between opening JPEG vs raw files, and more, in the latest version of Photoshop CC!
Adobe has completely redesigned the New Document dialog box in Photoshop CC 2017, but the original, legacy version is still around. Learn how to easily switch between the two versions, and how the legacy version works!
Learn how the redesigned New Document dialog box in Photoshop CC 2017 makes it easy to create new Photoshop documents, either from presets or using your own custom settings!
Learn all about the hidden Recent Files workspace in Photoshop CC and how it can help us when viewing and selecting our recently-opened files!
The Start workspace is a great feature in Photoshop, but not everyone will want to use it. Learn how to disable the Start workspace while still being able to create new documents and open your images!
Learn all about the updated Start workspace in Photoshop CC and how it lets us create new documents, open images and re-open our recent files, all from one convenient screen!
If you’re an Adobe Creative Cloud subscriber, you always have access to the very latest version of Photoshop. Learn how to make sure that your copy of Photoshop CC is always up to date!
Photoshop’s Tools panel (the Toolbar) always displays the last tools you selected, which can be confusing as you’re trying to learn. Thankfully, Photoshop CC now makes it easy to instantly restore your original, default tool layout!
Photoshop acting strange? Menu items disappearing? Tools misbehaving? Learn how to fix it by resetting Photoshop’s Preferences file, including a brand new way in Photoshop CC 2015!
From creating, copying and selecting layers to blend modes, clipping masks and more, learn how to speed up your Photoshop workflow with these essential layers shortcuts!
Need to quickly free yourself from Photoshop’s Background layer limitations? Learn how to replace your default Background layer with a new one from scratch and how to save the steps as a time-saving action!
In this tutorial in our Photoshop Layers series, learn all about the Background layer in Photoshop CC, why it’s different from normal layers, and how to get around its limitations.
Take a whirlwind tour of Photoshop’s Layers panel and learn the essential skills you need for working with layers!
New to Photoshop layers? In this easy-to-follow, step-by-step lesson, learn the basics of what layers are, how they work, and why knowing how to use layers is such an essential Photoshop skill.
Learn how to easily make your text flow along the shape and direction of a path! Fully updated for Photoshop CS6 and CC!
Learn how to apply editable filter effects to live, editable type in Photoshop using Smart Objects and Smart Filters!
Need to apply Distort or Perspective transformations to type in Photoshop while keeping your text fully editable? Learn how Smart Objects make it easy!
Want to scale and resize your images in Photoshop as much as you like without ever losing quality? Here’s how Smart Objects let you do it!
Still using your computer’s operating system to open your photos? Learn how Adobe Bridge CC makes it easy to find, select and open your images into Photoshop!
Learn how the new Customize Toolbar feature in Photoshop CC lets us create fully customized Toolbar layouts that better match the way we work!
Learn all about the new darker dialog boxes in Photoshop CC, one of several changes to Photoshop’s interface that Adobe made as part of the November 2015 Creative Cloud updates.
Learn all about the new Start screen and Recent Files panel recently introduced to Photoshop CC in the November 2015 Creative Cloud updates.
Our complete guide to learning the many ways of transforming objects and selections with Free Transform in Photoshop, from Scale and Rotate to Skew, Distort, Perspective, Warp, and more!
Learn how to easily blend two or more photos into a single composite image using layer masks and gradients in Photoshop!
Learn how to create and edit your own custom gradients and save them as presets using the Gradient Editor in Photoshop!
Learn everything you need to know to start drawing gradients in Photoshop with the simple yet powerful Gradient Tool!
Go beyond simple geometric shapes and learn how to add more interesting custom shapes to your designs and layouts with the Custom Shape Tool in Photoshop CS6!
In this first tutorial in our series on drawing and working with shapes in Photoshop CC, learn the important difference between vector shapes and pixel shapes!
Learn the essentials of creating vector art in Photoshop CS6 with its easy to use shape tools, including the Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, Ellipse, Polygon, and Line Tools!
Learn the important difference between vector shapes and pixels shapes in Photoshop. Now fully updated for Photoshop CS6!
Tired of dragging guides out from the rulers? Learn how the New Guide Layout feature in Photoshop CC lets you quickly add rows and columns, gutters, and margins to your documents, and save your guide layouts as presets!
Tired of always needing to open the Color Picker to change colors in Photoshop? With the Creative Cloud 2014 updates, you don’t have to! Learn all about the newly-enhanced Color panel and its great new features that make choosing colors easier than ever!
In this second part of our tutorial on the new Focus Area selection tool in Photoshop CC 2014, learn how to improve and fine-tune your initial focus-based selections with Photoshop’s powerful Refine Edge command!
Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud) has been updated with exciting new features for 2014! In this first tutorial, learn how Focus Area lets us make selections based on the in-focus areas of an image!
With so many tools, panels and options, Photoshop’s interface can crowd and clutter your screen. In this Basics tutorial, learn how to maximize your work area by taking advantage of Screen Modes and other interface tricks!
Learn some simple tips for customizing your Layers panel in Photoshop to keep it free of unwanted clutter and create a cleaner, more efficient workspace.
In the previous tutorial, we learned the basics of zooming, panning and navigating around images in Photoshop. This follow-up tutorial offers a complete collection of all the essential tips, tricks and shortcuts you need to navigate your images like the pros!
In this Photoshop Basics tutorial, learn the essential tools and options you need to zoom, scroll and navigate your way around your images quickly and easily!
Photoshop CS6 lets us view our open images as either tabbed documents or floating windows. In this tutorial, learn how each display style works, how to switch between them, and how to set them up using Photoshop’s Preferences!
Workspaces in Photoshop let us easily switch between different panel layouts for different tasks. In this tutorial, learn all about the built-in workspaces that ship with Photoshop, and how to save your own panel layouts as custom workspaces!
Much of what we do in Photoshop involves the use of panels, and with so many panels to work with in Photoshop CS6, things can seem a bit overwhelming. In this tutorial, we learn how to manage and arrange the panels to optimize your work space and keep it all organized!
In this second tutorial in our series on Photoshop clipping masks, we learn how to use type as a clipping mask to easily place a photo inside your text!
Learn the basics and essentials of how clipping masks work in Photoshop and how you can use them in your designs to easily hide unwanted parts of a layer or fit images into shapes!
Learn how two great new features in Photoshop CS6 – Background Save and Auto Save – will improve your workflow and help minimize annoying interruptions.
In this first tutorial on the new features of Photoshop CS6, learn all about the new darker interface and how to control its appearance with color themes!
When it comes to making color-based selections in an image, most Photoshop users turn to the Magic Wand Tool because it’s easy and it’s right there in the Tools panel. But if you dig a bit deeper, you’ll find the Color Range command, and in this tutorial, you’ll learn why it’s time to wave that Magic Wand goodbye!
Learn how Photoshop’s built-in Warp Text options make it easy to twist, stretch and distort type into all kinds of different shapes and designs, all while keeping the text and the effect itself fully editable!
Tired of guessing at font sizes when adding text to your Photoshop documents? Learn how to scale your type to any size you need, with a live preview of the results that makes it easy to choose the right font size every time!