Digital Photo Essentials Tutorials
New to the world of digital photography or photo editing? Our Digital Photo Essentials tutorials get you up to speed quickly with the important things every photographer needs to know to work effectively and get professional quality results from Photoshop at every stage of your workflow - editing, saving and printing! Learn all about pixels, how to resize images, the difference between resizing and resampling, how color channels work, how to add copyright information and save your images for the web, plus so much more, and it's all explained with beginners in mind. New tutorials are added regularly!
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Can’t get your prints to fit properly in your picture frames because the aspect ratios are different? Learn how to easily resize and reshape images in Photoshop to match any frame size you need!
Using Photoshop as part of the larger Adobe Creative Suite or Creative Cloud? Learn how to quickly synchronize Photoshop’s color settings with your other Adobe applications to keep the colors in your images accurate and consistent.
Open your photos to a whole new range of color possibilities and help them look their very best with just one simple but essential change to the default color settings in Photoshop!
In this third in our series of tutorials on image resizing with Photoshop CC, learn everything you need to know about resizing your photos and images for emailing, uploading to a website, or for any sort of screen display!
In this second tutorial in our series on image resizing In Photoshop CC, learn how to change the print size of your photos, and how to easily figure out the largest size you can print your image and still get professional looking results!
In this first tutorial on resizing images in Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud), we take a quick tour of the features and improvements in the newly redesigned Image Size dialog box!
Photoshop’s Print Size view mode is supposed to give us an accurate on-screen preview of how an image will look when printed, but by default, it doesn’t work. In this tutorial, we learn why it’s not working and more importantly, how to easily fix it!
Many Photoshop users believe they need to set the image resolution of their photos to 72 ppi before uploading them to the web or viewing them on screen, but is there really any point to it? We put it to the test and learn why computer screens don’t actually care about image resolution at all!
In this tutorial for Mac users, learn how to easily replace Apple’s Preview app with Photoshop as your default photo viewer and image editor in Mac OS X!
Tired of your photos always opening in Windows Photo Viewer when you want to edit them? In this tutorial, learn how to easily set Photoshop as your default image editor on a Windows PC.
Let’s look at one of the most popular uses for Photoshop, how to resize your images! We’ll learn how to make photos smaller using the Image Size command, and why making them larger is almost never a good idea.
Learn how to resize, optimize and save a copy of your photo for uploading to the web or emailing to family and friends using the Image Size and Save For Web & Devices commands in Photoshop CS5!
Uploading your photos to the web can be a great way to get yourself and your work noticed, but before you send an image out into the world, make sure your contact and copyright information is included with the file. This tutorial shows you how!
Feeling overwhelmed by the number of file formats to choose from when trying to save your images in Photoshop? This quick guide looks at the essential formats we need to know, including the pros and cons of each one and the situations where it makes the most sense to use it!
It’s a fact of life with digital photos that sometimes we need to compress them to make our file sizes smaller. Our computer screens don’t always make it easy to see the damage being done to the image, but thanks to one of Photoshop’s rarely-used blending modes, the horrors of jpeg compression become strikingly clear.