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Photoshop Tutorials for Beginners

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Photoshop Tutorials For Beginners is a collection of some of the very best material we have to help those who are new to Photoshop learn the basics.

Posts in this series
  • Design & Illustration
    Tools & Tips
    A Comprehensive Introduction to Photoshop Selection TechniquesPreview
    Have you ever had difficulties making selections and thought there was a better way? Let's review both quick solutions, and on the other side, comprehensive and details techniques for making selections. Each approach has it's place in your workflow. The more methods you know how to use, the faster and more effectively you'll move in Photoshop.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Techniques
    A Basic Guide to Photoshop CS4 Adjustment LayersPreview
    Photoshop CS4 has a new Panel named Adjustments, based on the Adjustment Layers of previous versions. These adjustments can be used for non-destructive editing, can be masked to edit only a part of an image, it can be applied to several layers on a single document and even you can change the Adjustment Layer's Blending Mode to create outstanding results. This time we'll take a tour around this wonderful new feature.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Tools & Tips
    A Comprehensive Introduction to the Type ToolPreview
    Who doesn't know the Type Tool? This is maybe one of the most powerful and useful tools of Photoshop. We've all used it at least once, but do you know all its potential? That's why I decided to write a comprehensive guide about Photoshop's Type tool, including do's and don'ts of the most important features of this tool.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Tools & Tips
    Photoshop Brush Tool: A Basic GuidePreview
    This time I've got for you a really basic guide, which is useful for beginners and people interested in learning a little bit more deeply the power of Photoshop's Brush Tool. Every single Photoshop user has dealt with the brush tool at least once, but not everyone knows how to explode its full potential. In this guide, you'll learn how to use the brush presets, create your own brush from scratch and modify its properties, play with blend modes and pressure controls, besides some useful tricks. How much do you know about Photoshop's Brushes?Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Tools & Tips
    A Basic Guide to Photoshop's 3D ToolsPreview
    From opening a 3D file to rotating, scaling and moving it, working with meshes, creating textures or even materials, adding lights, and more, this tutorial covers most of the secrets of the useful feature 3D Tools of Photoshop CS4 Extended. If you have it, why don't you try? I can assure you that you will discover a brand new world of infinite possibilities.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Tools & Tips
    How to Draw With PerspectivePreview
    In this tutorial, we will look at photographs as well as drawn examples to familiarize ourselves with the basic principles of perspective and how it can affect your drawings.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Tools & Tips
    A Comprehensive Guide to Photoshop's Liquify ToolPreview
    The Liquify filter may be one of the most commonly used filters in Photoshop's arsenal. The Liquify filter allows us to distort the pixels in a given image without losing quality. Some designers are a bit intimidated by the Liquify filter, others may use in improperly. Today, we will explain the features of this very powerful filter in detail so you can use it in your work.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    3D
    Use Photoshop CS5 Extended to Create a Simple 3D Logo - ScreencastPreview
    Today, Zorana Gee, Adobe Photoshop Product Manager will walk us through a simple design project using Photoshop CS5 Extended’s 3D tools. In this tutorial you will receive a brief introduction to the 3D workspace in Photoshop and receive some great tips on how to incorporate 3D into your Photoshop workflow.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Designing
    Craft a Vintage Fifties LetterPreview
    It seems everyone wants to learn how to make something look vintage or grungy. In this tutorial, I go over how to create a fifties love letter with stamps, bent corner, and a a retro border using the brush engine, rectangle tool, layer styles, blend modes, and several intermediate techniques that are sure to propel you skills to the next level.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Effects
    Create Cool Watercolor Effects in PhotoshopThumb 200
    Some time ago I wrote an article on my blog listing some fashion-style illustrations from really amazing designers such as Bruno Fujii, Margot Mace, Raphaël of My Dead Pony, Stina Person, and others. The coolest thing in their design work is their use of watercolor effects. So in this tutorial I will show a quick way to simulate that effect using only Photoshop and some brushes.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Designing
    Design a Glossy Download IconDownload200px
    The difficulty in designing web graphics is not so much in the actual execution of the design, but more in the planning of it. At the same time you want the graphic to be eye-catching, yet smooth and small enough so it doesn't dominate your layout. This tutorial will teach you how to create a graphic that does just that.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Text Effects
    Dramatic Text on Fire Effect in Photoshop200
    Flames are particularly hard to render in Photoshop, but in this tutorial I'll show you how to use a photograph of fire to set text to the match. We'll render the look on a nice dark background with a gorgeous text effect to complete the image. This is the second of our five-part series on Photoshop Typography. If you missed last week's, go visit Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Effects
    Create a Wavy Blackberry Style Wallpaper DesignBlackberry 200
    In this tutorial I will show you how to create an abstract background image using Photoshop only. The design has a cool wavy pattern with interesting lighting effects, like the Blackberry 9000 wallpaper. This is a tutorial you can sit down and complete in less than an hour. Let's get started.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Effects
    Mix Cool Retro Curves Into Your PhotographsJwt s200
    I'm a huge fan of James White's work. I love the way he plays with geometric elements and colors. It gives a retro feeling to the design, but at the same time he uses a modern approach. In an interview, he mentioned that he uses a Flash script to generate the vector shapes. Then he does the rest of the job in Illustrator and Photoshop. Well, inspired by James's designs, I decided to figure out my own way of creating that type of effect in Photoshop. In this tutorial, I show you how to mix cool retro geometric shapes into your photos.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Effects
    Quick Tip: Create Your Own Leather Texture Using FiltersPreview
    In today’s quick tip tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a leather texture from scratch using Photoshop filters.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Tools & Tips
    Quick Tip: Create a Barcode Sticker in Photoshop – ScreencastPreview
    In today’s screencast we will revisit a quick tip tutorial by Alex Painsi that demonstrates how to create your own barcode sticker in Adobe Photoshop. This tutorial shows how to create custom brushes and apply custom settings to your brushes.Read More…