Photoshop Tutorials at Photoshop Essentials!
Welcome to Photoshop Essentials.com, where anyone can learn Photoshop! We offer tutorials you won't find anywhere else, with easy to follow, step-by-step training on everything from Photoshop Basics to photo editing and retouching, photo effects, text effects, and more, and it's all written with beginners in mind. You'll be amazed at what you can do with Photoshop in no time at all! Our latest tutorials are listed below. Enjoy learning Photoshop!
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Learn how to add more room around your photos by filling the space with matching content using the new Content-Aware Crop Tool in Photoshop CC!
Learn how to apply editable filter effects to live, editable type in Photoshop using Smart Objects and Smart Filters!
Need to apply Distort or Perspective transformations to type in Photoshop while keeping your text fully editable? Learn how Smart Objects make it easy!
Want to scale and resize your images in Photoshop as much as you like without ever losing quality? Here’s how Smart Objects let you do it!
Previously, we learned how to pass raw files from Lightroom to Photoshop for further editing. In this tutorial, learn how to move JPEG photos between Lightroom and Photoshop just as easily!
Learn how to easily pass a raw image file from Adobe Lightroom over to Photoshop for further editing, and then how to send the edited version back to Lightroom!
Still using your computer’s operating system to open your photos? Learn how Adobe Bridge CC makes it easy to find, select and open your images into Photoshop!
New to Photoshop CC? Learn how to easily open your images into Photoshop, how to have multiple photos open at once, the difference between opening JPEG vs raw files, and more!
The Oil Paint filter is back! Learn step-by-step how its Brush and Lighting options make it easy to turn any photo into an oil painted masterpiece.
Learn how to turn any photo into a sketch with lots of fine detail, great for landscapes, architecture photos, still lifes, and more! And, learn how to complete the entire effect from start to finish in 60 seconds!
Learn how to easily turn any photo into a black and white pencil sketch, then learn how to colorize it, first using the photo’s original colors, then with a single color, and then with a gradient!
In this second of two tutorials, learn how Smart Objects and Smart Filters in Photoshop can help us create the same soft glow effect as in the previous tutorial, but this time, keeping the effect fully editable from start to finish!
In this first of two tutorials, learn how to easily enhance your photos with a soft glow effect that softens skin, boosts contrast and makes colors more vibrant!
Learn how the new Customize Toolbar feature in Photoshop CC lets us create fully customized Toolbar layouts that better match the way we work!
Learn all about the new darker dialog boxes in Photoshop CC, one of several changes to Photoshop’s interface that Adobe made as part of the November 2015 Creative Cloud updates.