Learning Photoshop is not an easy task for a beginner. It is easy to get lost in the maze of options available in the software and a need is felt for some quick guides to various tools and techniques in Photoshop. Here is a collection of a number of basic tutorials to enable you get immediately familiar with it and start using it effectively.
1.Getting Started in Photoshop
In this section, we will see the tutorials to get familiar with Photoshop. Each of them gives you basic ideas about Photoshop.
A)How to Use Photoshop Interface
This lesson will show you what’s what on the Photoshop’s interface so that you are familiar with the same and know how to navigate through the behemoth which is Photoshop.
In this Photoshop tutorial, we’ll take a general overview of Photoshop’s interface.
Just starting out with Photoshop? Here’s a list of 10 common techniques that will improve your Photoshop skills.
D)Some More Basic Features
This tutorial will get you up to speed with Photoshop’s basic features
E)Photoshop 101 -50 minutes of the basics of Photoshop
(F)Photoshop 101 – Part 1
2.Learning Photoshop Toolbox
This section will introduce you to various tools on Photoshop. It is again divided into various tutorials.
A) Get Introduced To Photoshop Toolbox
In this lesson, you’ll be introduced to Adobe Photoshop’s Toolbox, and a lot of the tools it has to offer. A solid understanding of the tools showcased in this tutorial will lead to better comprehension of Photoshop in general.
This section of the site is a comprehensive Photoshop Toolbox reference
3.Using Photoshop Pen Tool
These three tutorials help you learn about the Pen Tool..
(B)Photoshop Video Tutorial – Photoshop Pen Tool
This video shows some tricks to better understand and master the pen tool.
Learning how to use the Pen Tool in Photoshop! The pen tool can seem like tool from the devil to some, but it really is not! It just takes a little practice, and you’ll master it in no time!
D)Drawing Curves with the Pen Tool
After creating an anchor point, hold down the mouse button and drag in the direction you want your line to curve.
4.Layer Styles In Photoshop
Layers are an important component of Photoshop. Learn them from the following lessons.
In Photoshop, layers are used to work on individual parts of an image while not affecting other parts.
Learn,how to use and make your own layer styles in this tutorial.
D)Photoshop CS3 Tutorial: Layers for Beginners
This is a tutorial for beginners. It explains what layers are and how they are useful when working on an image, and provides basic instructions on creating, moving.
E)Photoshop Tutorial On Using Layers For Effects
5.Setting the Photoshop Work Area Background Color
Change the background color in Photoshop
Learn to play with colors in photoshop from using these tools.
A)Photoshop color replacement tool
Overview and techniques for using the new Color Replacement tool .This tutorial goes through the color replacement process and discusses all the things you need to know about the Color Replacement tool.
B)Photoshop Video Tutorial – Colour Replacement Tool
In this tutorial,learn changing the colour of a car using the Colour Replacement Tool, and then fine tuning the paint job with the History Brush.
C)Color Correcting and Sharpening in Photoshop
A quick tutorial for saturating pictures, setting black and white points, sharpening, and generally touching up an image in Photoshop.
A)Using Photoshop Selection Tools
Photoshop contains three types of selection tools: the Marquee Tools, the Lasso Tools, and the Magic Wand.
B)Learning Photoshop’s Selection Tool
The basic use of the selection tool
Photoshop has quite a few options when it comes to selection techniques.
8.Photoshop – Cut and Move Tutorial
Cut and move images to a new PSD file.
9.Adobe Photoshop CS3 – Clone Stamp Tool
Learn how to use
Using this tool, you can copy a portion of an image and reapply it repeatedly to cover an unwanted portion of the image.
Want to turn a photo into a hand-painted piece of art, look no further than the Pattern Stamp Tool.
11.Using Paths And Shapes
A)How To Use Type on Paths and Shapes in Photoshop
How to create type that follows a custom path, or fills a custom shape in Photoshop.
B)You Suck at Photoshop #4: Paths and Masks
Photoshop brushes are a very important tool for enhancing your efforts on Photoshop. It is also important to experiment with and install new brushes which you find interesting.
A)How to install new Photoshop Brushes
B)Downloading, Installing, and Using Brushes in Photoshop
This tutorial teaches you how to use, download, and install brushes for Photoshop.
There are plenty of ways to create a brush. You may start from a scanned image, a vector graphics.
How to create your own brushes. If you’re not using custom Photoshop brushes then you’re missing out on one of the best features of Photoshop that will save you a ton of time and bring some new flare to your designs. The first step is selecting what you want to make into a custom brush…
E)Create your own Custom Photoshop Brushes
You can create brushes from any picture, render, or drawing.
in this tutorial, describe of Adobe Photoshop Brush tool. To learn all features, you can simply open Brush palette (Window menu – Brushes), change each setting and try the result when you draw a stroke. The first setting is Tip Shape. You can choose from pre-loaded shapes or you can create your own.
G)Photoshop – Brush Tutorial
Create a brush for Photoshop using an image that was taken with a cell phone.
h)Photoshop’s Brush Tool – Basic Guide
Photoshop offers a large selection of tools and features for retouching photographs and images. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use the common touch-up tools.
14.Photoshop’s Painting Tools
A)Use Paint Tools to Draw Freehand and Create Own Images
In Photoshop, you can use the Paint Tools to draw freehand and to create your own images and graphics. Photoshop’s paint tools consist of the Pencil tool, the Paintbrush, the Airbrush, and the Paint Bucket.
When we think about the painting tools in Photoshop, the main ones that spring to mind are the Brush, Pencil and Eraser, but there are actually 22 tools in this set. In the illustration below you can see all of the Photoshop painting tools.
Gradient tools is probably the fastest way to change a solid colored space.Learn how to use it.
The Gradient Tool is grouped together with the Paint Bucket Tool in the toolbox. If the Gradient Tool is not showing in the Toolbox, simply point to the Paint Bucket Tool, press down the mouse button and select the Gradient Tool from the fly-out menu:
(B).How To Use Gradients – Tutorial
A video tutorial on how to use custom gradients
A)Photoshop Tutorial :: Using the Extract Filter
B)Sharpen Image Using Filters
With CS3’s Smart Filters, you can edit any filter at any time, without destroying any pixels. Here’s how to use them.
D)Photo Filters in Photoshop
18.Using Photoshop Palettes
In Photoshop, palettes are used to help modify and monitor your documents. An understanding of how to use, organize, and adjust palettes is essential in learning how to use Photoshop.
B)Using Palettes – Layers
C)Learn More About the Tools Palette
D)Create Your Own Painter’s Palette in Photoshop
looking for a more traditional solution, here’s a quick little tip to get started.
19.Photoshop Tools: The Patch Tool
20. Playing With Background
A)Photoshop Background Extraction
If you find yourself needing to quickly remove the background from an image in Photoshop, take a moment to play with the background eraser tool. The background eraser samples the color in the center of the brush. It deletes that color and softens the edges so that color halos are not visible if the foreground object is later pasted into another image.
Photoshop background extraction techniques Using advanced methods to create smooth non-jagged extractions
Isolate objects. Extract objects. Cut out an image. Remove a background. Call it what you will, each of these phrases describes the same objective: take a photo and isolate an object in it from the rest of the image, without the background.
In this tutorial, learn all the options in the tool and use them to extract backgrounds from our images.The tool works best if the background is all a similar colour, for example, someone against a solid colour or a bright sky.
D)Photoshop Tutorial: "Change Background"
E)Remove a picture background in 5 seconds
The basics of Layer Masks are simple but incredibly powerful to alter an image. See these three tutorials and you are sure to be quite confident using the layer masks
A)Introduction To Layer Masks
C) Layer masks to change the look of eyes
22.Bevel And Emboss
This versatile effect help create a feeling of depth by adding highlight and shadow to layer shapes. Depending on where these highlights and shadows are placed, a 3D effect can be quickly generated.
A)Understanding Bevel And Emboss
B)Photoshop: Bevel & Emboss -More
Using the Bevel and Emboss program, in Photoshop, is an excellent effect to utilize when creating sand text.
Outer Glow applies a halo effect around any images, type, or shapes that are contained within the layer. The effect is similar to Drop Shadow, but without the Angle setting. It works well with extracted images as well as with type and shapes.
24.Photoshop Layer and Tool -Blending Modes
A) Opacity and Blending Modes
Brief look at opacity and blending modes in Photoshop and how you can create different image effects by using them.
B)Photoshop Tutorial: Blending Modes
Blending modes to create an aged look to a new photo.
25.How To Apply A Smart Filter In Photoshop CS3
26.Photoshop Drop Shadow Effect
Quick tutorial on how to add a drop shadow effect in PS CS3.
27.Photoshop’s Image Masking Tools
Image masking is one Photoshop technique that is heavily used for product catalogs. Photoshop has several image masking tools available for a user’s varying needs. You have Quick Mask, Magnetic Lasso, Magic Wand, and the Pen Tool. Different tools all aiming for the ‘object against a white background’ effect that you’d find in any photo stock or image bank.
How to take advantage of the “Grid” feature in Photoshop. The Grid is the perfect alignment tool for graphic design, and is very easy to use. By combining the use of the Grid with the “Snap” feature, users can perfectly align objects along grid lines and subdivisions.
29.Photoshop: Playing around with Channels
A)Video On Photoshop Channels
This is just to show few things that we can do with photoshop channels.
Channels serve a couple of specific purposes. Here are some more of them.
30.Photoshop Tutorial: Removing Unwanted Elements
With just a few minutes and Photoshop’s clone stamp tool, you can quickly edit out almost anything from your digital photos.
31.Photoshop Tutorial All about Masking, Vector, Clipping
Masks are a very essential feature of Photoshop and just too many people are missing out on all of the greatness of masks.
Here are 30 secret Photoshop shortcuts.Find how these shortcuts can speed up your productivity.
33.Create Your Own Custom Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts
In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, learn how to create your own custom Photoshop keyboard shortcuts.
34.Curves :: Photoshop Tutorial Learn the Power of Curves!
Learn the basics of Curves
35.Vanishing Point: Photoshop Tutorial!
In this Photoshop tutorial we will go over the basics to using vanishing point. Learn how to setup a perspective grid and clone …
When saving for the web, it’s always important to consider the quality of the image, and the size of the image in order to provide visual clarity without slowing performance. This tutorial learn what should need to know about saving images for the web.
A pen tablet is a computer input device that allows one to draw images and graphics using a pen in the same way we draw with a pen on a paper and is used by computer artists to create stunning digital artworks directly on the computer. This tutorial learn how to setup a newly purchased pen tablet using Windows Vista and then configure it to run well on Photoshop.
A) How To Create Photoshop Actions
Photoshop actions are the best — they save time and make more productive during post-processing.
An Action is a recording of several Photoshop operations and commands. Once the Action is created, one click is all it takes and the task will be excecuted. It’s very powerful.
Create beautiful custom shapes in Photoshop.
40. Adobe Photoshop 7.0
A complete guide for learning adobe 7.0
We have tried to include almost all the wonder tools and techniques available on Photoshop. If we have missed anything, do let us know.