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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!

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.

How To Open Images In Photoshop CC

How To Open Images In Photoshop CC

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!

Dew Dark Dialog Boxes In Photoshop CC 2015

New Darker Dialog Boxes In Photoshop CC 2015

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.

Photoshop Free Transform Essential Skills

Photoshop Free Transform Essential Skills

Our complete guide to learning the many ways of transforming objects and selections with Free Transform in Photoshop, from Scale and Rotate to Skew, Distort, Perspective, Warp, and more!