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Basics Tutorials

New to Photoshop? Our exclusive Photoshop Basics tutorials are perfect for beginners and cover everything you need to know to get up and running quickly! Use the links directly below to jump to a popular topic (Layers, Selections, Shapes, Type) or continue scrolling down the page to view our entire collection of Photoshop Basics tutorials.

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Focus Area - Photoshop CC 2014

Focus Area Selections – Photoshop CC 2014

Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud) has been updated with exciting new features for 2014! In this first tutorial, learn how Focus Area lets us make selections based on the in-focus areas of an image!
Photoshop Screen Modes Tutorial

Photoshop Screen Modes And Interface Tricks

With so many tools, panels and options, Photoshop’s interface can crowd and clutter your screen. In this Basics tutorial, learn how to maximize your work area by taking advantage of Screen Modes and other interface tricks!
Photoshop Layers Panel Preferences

Essential Layers Panel Preferences

Learn some simple tips for customizing your Layers panel in Photoshop to keep it free of unwanted clutter and create a cleaner, more efficient workspace.
Photoshop Image Navigation Tips

Photoshop Image Navigation Tips, Tricks And Shortcuts

In the previous tutorial, we learned the basics of zooming, panning and navigating around images in Photoshop. This follow-up tutorial offers a complete collection of all the essential tips, tricks and shortcuts you need to navigate your images like the pros!
Working with Tabbed and Floating Documents in Photoshop

Working With Tabbed And Floating Documents In Photoshop

Photoshop CS6 lets us view our open images as either tabbed documents or floating windows. In this tutorial, learn how each display style works, how to switch between them, and how to set them up using Photoshop’s Preferences!
Saving and Switching Workspaces In Photoshop

Saving And Switching Workspaces In Photoshop CS6

Workspaces in Photoshop let us easily switch between different panel layouts for different tasks. In this tutorial, learn all about the built-in workspaces that ship with Photoshop, and how to save your own panel layouts as custom workspaces!
Managing Panels In Photoshop CS6

Managing Panels In Photoshop CS6

Much of what we do in Photoshop involves the use of panels, and with so many panels to work with in Photoshop CS6, things can seem a bit overwhelming. In this tutorial, we learn how to manage and arrange the panels to optimize your work space and keep it all organized!
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Photoshop Clipping Masks Essentials

Learn the basics and essentials of how clipping masks work in Photoshop and how you can use them in your designs to easily hide unwanted parts of a layer or fit images into shapes!
Photoshop CS6 New Features - Background Save and Auto Save

Photoshop CS6 New Features – Background Save and Auto Save

Written by Steve Patterson. Photoshop CS6 brings with it two great new features designed to improve your workflow and minimize annoying interruptions.The first of these new features, Background Save, lets Photoshop save your file quietly in the background so you can continue working on the image even as it’s being saved. The second and more… Read more
The Color Range Command - Photoshop Selections

The Color Range Command – Photoshop Selections

When it comes to making color-based selections in an image, most Photoshop users turn to the Magic Wand Tool because it’s easy and it’s right there in the Tools panel. But if you dig a bit deeper, you’ll find the Color Range command, and in this tutorial, you’ll learn why it’s time to wave that Magic Wand goodbye!
Creating Warped Text In Photoshop

Creating Warped Text In Photoshop

Learn how Photoshop’s built-in Warp Text options make it easy to twist, stretch and distort type into all kinds of different shapes and designs, all while keeping the text and the effect itself fully editable!