Adobe Photoshop is without a doubt one of the most popular graphic software out there used by both graphic and web designers. Even if you are an absolute beginner you would probably be able to learn the basics quickly as its interface is very intuitive and easy to understand. But mastering the software and creating visual masterpieces is a whole different story – it can take years of learning and practicing. If you are new to Photoshop and want to learn its basics this article is just for you. Here I’ve collected 20 tutorials that will help you get started quickly and easily.
1. Photoshop Interface Explained (Series)
If you’ve never used Photoshop before you may be confused by all the buttons, menus and tools when you open it for a first time. Where to start? Well, obviously your first step should be to familiarize yourself with the interface. And this is where the next tutorial comes handy.
2.Understanding Layer Masks In Photoshop
If you’ve never used layer masks you should start right away as they are one of the most powerful and versatile Photoshop features. Next tutorial covers pretty much everything you need to know to get started with layer masks.
3.Mastering Photoshop Techniques: Layer Styles
Layer styles are very powerful Photoshop tool when used properly. They are a great way to add interesting effects to your images non-destructively and also can save you a lot of time. In the next tutorial you’ll find several useful techniques to help you fully understand how layer styles work and to start using them the right way.
4. Photoshop Secret Shortcuts
Everybody knows that shortcuts increase productivity dramatically. There are many shortcuts in Photoshop but they are not all documented in the menus. And this is why the next tutorial is extremely useful.
5. A Comprehensive Introduction to Photoshop Selection Techniques
One of the most important skills in Photoshop is the ability to make accurate selections. Next tutorial covers probably everything you need to know about selections and how the different selection tools in Photoshop work.
6. Photoshop Brush Tool: A Basic Guide
7. Photoshop For Beginners: The pen tool
The pen tool is one of the most painful things to learn. Many Photoshop beginners avoid using it as they think it’s too difficult but this is a huge mistake because once mastered it is one of the most useful tools in Photoshop.
8. A Comprehensive Introduction to the Type Tool
As a graphic design tool and image editor Photoshop is not the best choice if you have to write a novel but its type tool has many of the features found in other programs such as InDesign and Illustrator which makes it capable of adding stylish text to your images and designs.
9. RGB and Color Channels in Photoshop Explained
Did you know that the world’s most famous and powerful image editor has no idea what color is? Yes, Photoshop is completely color blind and all it sees is black, white and all the shades of grey in between. So how does Photoshop manage to show images in color? To answer this question we need to take a closer look at color modes and color channels.
10. Get Smart with the Photoshop Smart Objects
11. How to use Actions in Photoshop
12. Photoshop Blend Modes Explained
Blend modes in Photoshop have many uses –from quick and simple fixes to very complex effects espesially in combination with layer masks.But many newbies find them confusing and difficult to understand. Here is a tutorial that gives you a detailed explanation what the various blend modes do.
13. Photoshop’s Painting Tools
Knowing how to use painting tools is an absolute must for everyone who wants to use Photoshop.
14. A Basic Guide to Photoshop CS4 Adjustment Layers
The huge advantage of adjustment layers over regular adjustments in Photoshop is that they allow you to apply any adjustment on a layer without actually touching the original image.
15. Photoshop’s Filters
One easy way to change the appearance of an image or a selected part of it is using filters. You can also use them to create some interesting effects.
16. Create Your Own Photoshop Custom Shapes
In this tutorial you’ll learn everything you need to know to create and work with custom shapes in Photoshop.
17. 5 More Incredibly Useful Non-Destructive Photoshop Techniques
Learning to work non-destructively in Photoshop is crucial if you want to work effectively in Photoshop.
18. Do I Need Sharpening or Should I Wear Eyeglasses Instead?
This tutorial shows you different methods to sharpen your images in Photoshop.
19. The Color Range Command – Photoshop Selections
In this tutorial you’ll learn all you need to know about the Color Range command and why it’s better than Magic Wand when making color-based selections.
20. Photoshop CS6 review and new features.
Last tutorial covers all the new features in Photoshop CS6.