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50 Great Photoshop Tutorials for Clever Beginners


Before you can create Photoshop masterworks, you need to learn the basics. Even the most complex digital artworks are built on a foundation of simple actions. These 50 tutorials are aimed at the clever beginner who wants to master Photoshop from the roots.

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Or watch a free course on how to use Photoshop from the ground up. Certified Adobe instructor Daniel Scott teaches you all the essential features in more than three hours of easy-to-watch video.


Now let's get into these free Photoshop lessons!

Great Beginner Photoshop Tutorials

These tutorials are a great entry point into learning how to create quality work in Photoshop. We have 50 fun tutorials that will walk you step-by-step through making a creative design. 

1. Manipulating a WW2 Fighter Aircraft

2. 6 Quick 'n Dirty Text Effects From Scratch

4. Make a Turn of the Century Vaudeville Poster

5. Miodern Art

6. Idiots Guide to Small Planets

7. 10 Step Lighting Effect

8. 3D Transform a Colorful Cube Design

9. Silhouettes and Gradients

10. Pencil It In

11. Dramatic Wrinkles

12. Craft a Vintage Fifties Letter

13. Text In Stitches

14. 3D Pixel Stretch Effects

15. How to Make Eyes Pop

16. Watercolor Effect

17. Create a Basic Vexel Image

18. Complex Repeating Patterns Part I

19. Christmas Tree

20. How to create a T-shirt from scratch tutorial

21. Retro Colors

22. Design a Glossy Download Icon

23. Wood Inlay Text

24. Add Visual texture in 3 Easy Steps

25. CD Burner

26. Smoke Type in Photoshop in 10 Easy Steps

27. Wicked Worn Vintage Poster

28. Design a Vista Styled Wallpaper

29. Vintage Photo Corners

30. Mysterious Lighting Effect Tutorial for Photoshop

31. Typography Wallpaper in Photoshop

32. The Out of Bounds Photoshop Effect

33. Faking miniature photographs with photoshop

34. Fashion Shot

35. Dramatic Text on Fire Effect in Photoshop

36. Creating Custom Patterns

37. Create the Glass Shelf Dock from Leopard OS in Photoshop

38. Really Cool Digital Make up in Photoshop in 10 min

39. Create a Wavy Blackberry Style Wallpaper Design

40. Vanity License Plate

41. Easily Create a Beautiful, Unique Website Header

42. Awesome digital bokeh effect in Photoshop

43. Orange Porsche. Fruit Skin

44. Wrinkled Photo

45. Frayed Denim Patch With Stitches

46. Enhance Graphics with Easy Depth of Field

47. Colorful Glowing Text

48. Mix Cool Retro Curves Into Your Photographs

49. Create an amazing Ad in Photoshop

50. Create an Awesome Music Poster

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