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Photoshop 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!

Check out our Photoshop Basics tutorials below, or download them as PDFs!

How To Open Images In Photoshop CC

How To Open Images In Photoshop CC

Learn how to easily open your images, how to have multiple photos open at once, the difference between opening JPEG vs raw files, and more, in the latest version of Photoshop CC!

The Legacy New Document Dialog Box In Photoshop CC 2017

The Legacy New Document Dialog Box In Photoshop CC

Adobe has completely redesigned the New Document dialog box in Photoshop CC 2017, but the original, legacy version is still around. Learn how to easily switch between the two versions, and how the legacy version works!

How To Create New Documents In Photoshop CC

How To Create New Documents In Photoshop CC

Learn how the redesigned New Document dialog box in Photoshop CC 2017 makes it easy to create new Photoshop documents, either from presets or using your own custom settings!

Disabling The Start Screen In Photoshop CC

How To Disable The Start Workspace In Photoshop CC

The Start workspace is a great feature in Photoshop, but not everyone will want to use it. Learn how to disable the Start workspace while still being able to create new documents and open your images!

The Updated Start Workspace In Photoshop CC 2017

The Updated Start Workspace In Photoshop CC

Learn all about the updated Start workspace in Photoshop CC and how it lets us create new documents, open images and re-open our recent files, all from one convenient screen!

How To Keep Photoshop CC Up To Date

How To Keep Photoshop CC Up To Date

If you’re an Adobe Creative Cloud subscriber, you always have access to the very latest version of Photoshop. Learn how to make sure that your copy of Photoshop CC is always up to date!

How To Reset The Toolbar In Photoshop CC

How To Reset Your Toolbar In Photoshop CC

Photoshop’s Tools panel (the Toolbar) always displays the last tools you selected, which can be confusing as you’re trying to learn. Thankfully, Photoshop CC now makes it easy to instantly restore your original, default tool layout!

Photoshop Layers Shortcuts

Photoshop Layers Essential Power Shortcuts

From creating, copying and selecting layers to blend modes, clipping masks and more, learn how to speed up your Photoshop workflow with these essential layers shortcuts!

Photoshop New Background Layer Action

Creating A New Background Layer Action In Photoshop

Need to quickly free yourself from Photoshop’s Background layer limitations? Learn how to replace your default Background layer with a new one from scratch and how to save the steps as a time-saving action!

The Background Layer in Photoshop CS5

The Background Layer In Photoshop CC

In this tutorial in our Photoshop Layers series, learn all about the Background layer in Photoshop CC, why it’s different from normal layers, and how to get around its limitations.

Understanding Layers in Photoshop

Understanding Layers In Photoshop

New to Photoshop layers? In this easy-to-follow, step-by-step lesson, learn the basics of what layers are, how they work, and why knowing how to use layers is such an essential Photoshop skill.