This year, Adobe Photoshop turns 25! Let's celebrate this iconic software's birthday by sharing with you some of the awesome resources here on Tuts+. Not only that, but for the next month, one of our premium video courses on Photoshop is free to access! Read on to find out more.
5 Photoshop Sessions to Master
Sometimes just one tutorial on a topic isn't enough and you want to learn an area of Photoshop from more than one tutorial. We have several collections of themed content, which will help you explore specific areas of design with Photoshop or a specific process, here on Tuts+. Here are my five favourite from the past few years for you to get your teeth into.
Are you new to Photoshop? Have you been trying to teach yourself the basics of Photoshop, but found the amount of educational material available on the net a bit overwhelming? Photoshop Basix, by Adobe Certified Expert and Instructor Martin Perhiniak, is a series of 25 short video tutorials, around 5 to 10 minutes in length, that will teach you all the fundamentals of working with Photoshop.
Photoshop Brushes from Scratch
Join us in this series to learn how to create your own Adobe Photoshop brushes from scratch. Ideal for beginners and pros alike, these tutorials cover everything from the basic textures to more advanced techniques, taking your brush making skills to the next level.
Animation in Adobe Photoshop
Create your own animated GIFs and loops using Adobe Photoshop with this series of tutorials made of fun projects.
Isometric Pixel Art
These tutorials are ideal for beginners and show you pixel by pixel how to create your own people and buildings.
Introduction to Photoshop Layer Styles
Photoshop layer styles are a popular way to add effects, such as drop shadows and strokes, to layers in a non-destructive way. In this Session, we'll show you how to unlock their potential!
5 Beginners Photoshop Tutorials
If you're just starting out, perhaps the first place to explore the potential of this program is by trying our beginners tutorials. Here are just five of the tutorials we've posted over the past year which have gone down well with our community.
- Adobe PhotoshopThe A to Z of Adobe PhotoshopMary Winkler
- PatternsHow to Create an Intertwining Trellis Pattern in Adobe PhotoshopMary Winkler
- PatternsHow to Create an Abstract Low-Poly Pattern in Adobe Photoshop and IllustratorMary Winkler
- Spirit DayTransform a Stock Photo Into an Airbrushed and Stenciled IllustrationMary Winkler
- Adobe PhotoshopCreate a Seamless Argyle Pattern With a Fabric TextureMohammad Jeprie
5 Advanced Photoshop Tutorials
Looking for something more challenging? Here are some recent advanced tutorials you may have missed which will inspire you to explore Photoshop further.
- Image RestorationOld Picture, New Life: Adobe Photoshop Photo Restoration and Retouching BasicsMarie Gardiner
- SceneryHow to Create a Fantasy Game Background in Adobe PhotoshopAlice Catrinel Ciobotaru
- Icon DesignHow to Create Stylish Flat Space Icons in Adobe PhotoshopYulia Sokolova
- HalloweenCreate a Spooky Forest Setting in Adobe PhotoshopKirk Nelson
- Photo ManipulationIllustrate a Dramatic, Feather-Infused Portrait in Adobe PhotoshopAnna Dittmann
5 Inspiring Photoshop Text Effects
Text effects in Photoshop will always be popular, which is why we publish so many of them to cope with the demand! Here's a selection of my all time favourite text effect tutorials, using a variety of techniques from simple layer styles, to photo manipulation to 3D effects.
- Text EffectsCreate an Easy 3D Metallic Text Effect in Adobe PhotoshopRose
- Text EffectsHow to Write in the Sand in Adobe PhotoshopRose
- Text EffectsCreate a 1980s Inspired 3D Text Effect in PhotoshopRose
- Text EffectsCreate a Spectacular Grass Text Effect in PhotoshopCollis Ta'eed
- Text EffectsHow to Create a Richly Ornate Typographic IllustrationAlex Beltechi
5 In Depth Photoshop Video Courses
Tuts+ have over 480 video based courses to help you learn creative and technical skills. Of those we have over 60 courses specific to a variety of Photoshop users. So if you use Photoshop for design and illustration, website design or to complement your photography, we've got you sorted. Here are five of my personal favourites.
It’s easy enough to pick up Photoshop and mess around with it for a bit, but if you want to really get things done, you need a few essential tips. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered.
Mastering the Wacom Tablet in Adobe Photoshop
One of the most valuable pieces of equipment for digital drawing is the pressure-sensitive graphics tablet. The leading manufacturer of these tablets is Wacom, and its products are remarkable. Yet simply owning the device doesn’t necessarily translate to creating better digital artwork. This course aims to initiate the beginning digital artist into the world of digital drawing with a tablet. Primarily focused on use in Adobe Photoshop, this course will teach you how to set up, customize, use, and master your own tablet.
Working with Text in Photoshop
Working with type in Photoshop is never as straightforward as we think, so in this course Howard Pinsky will first teach you the basics of type and then on to more advanced effects that can be accomplished, such as 3D effects, chrome text effect and much much more. So if you have been struggling with how to use type effectively in Photoshop, then struggle no more!
Photoshop for Photographers
With all of its tools and functions, attempting to learn Photoshop can be an intimidating prospect. In this course, Photoshop expert Dave Cross will help you learn to use the tools and techniques that are essential to any photographer's workflow. You won’t learn about every single tool and menu, because you don’t need to! Instead, you will finish this course with a strong understanding of key Photoshop techniques for photographers, including best practices, working non-destructively, adjusting images, retouching, resizing, working with Camera Raw and Lightroom, and much more.
Advanced Retouching Techniques for Advertisements
Creative advertising is what drives brands and makes them relevant to the modern world. In this course you’ll learn how to use compositing and retouching to create an effective advertisement. You’ll learn how to incorporate a product shot, in this case a beer bottle, into a dramatic scene to help emphasise the beer and create an effective advert that you couldn't produce with natural photography.
Our Birthday Gift to the Photoshop Community!
We love Adobe Photoshop here at Tuts+ and we want to help celebrate with style. If you're new to the software or want to brush up on your Photoshop skills, for the next month, we've made available our Photoshop Essentials video course for free! We think everyone should get to know this wonderful program and this is one of the best ways to start.
Happy Birthday Adobe Photoshop, you look fabulous for 25!