Photoshop Tutorials - 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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In this tutorial, we look at how to easily create the look of a photo taken with a soft focus lens or diffusion filter, and since we’re doing it all in Photoshop, we have complete control over the final result!
Learn how to create a basic silhouette from a photo in Photoshop, then learn how to fill the silhouette with an image to create interesting designs!
Learn how to recreate the classic starburst-style background you’ve seen hundreds of times in grocery stores, department stores and weekly flyers, using a little-known but very powerful feature in Photoshop – Transform Again.
Learn how to bring focus and attention to a specific part of an image using a simple and easy to create lighting effect!
Whether you’re a wedding photographer, nature photographer or you simply enjoy taking photos of family and friends, learn how to quickly and easily add a soft focus or glow effect to a photo and see if it doesn’t make your images look a bit more magical.
Learn how to add colorful streaks of light to a photo by combining paths with Photoshop’s brushes and layer styles! Also learn how to simulate pen pressure with a brush even if you’re not using a pen tablet!
Learn how to create the illusion that light is being cast on to the subject of your photo through window blinds, using a displacement map to bend and wrap the shadows around your subject while a simple adjustment layer helps create a more natural light source.
Sunsets are one of the most commonly photographed aspects of nature, yet photos rarely manage to capture their intense beauty. Learn how to easily bring vivid, golden colors back to your sunsets with Photoshop’s Gradient Maps!
Learn how to bring focus and attention to a specific part of an image in Photoshop with an easy to create depth of field effect!
Learn a great way to create unique and interesting photo border effects in Photoshop using your own texture images as displacement maps!
Learn how to do a little reverse photo restoration by taking a new or recent photo and making it look like it’s been around for a while, combining several separate effects to create the final result!
Learn how to easily recreate the same Photoshop effect seen every week in electronics store ads, where one image is placed inside of another!
Learn how to easily turn any photo into an interesting background in Photoshop using a couple of basic selection tools that seem to have no other purpose. Then learn how to combine the newly created background with the same photo it was created from!
Learn how to combine photos in all sorts of interesting and creative ways using the Apply Image command, one of the most powerful, flexible and fun image blending tools in all of Photoshop!
Learn how to create a simple wood picture frame in Photoshop using a layer mask, layer styles and one of Photoshop’s built-in patterns!