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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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!
Learn how to easily create interesting photo border effects in Photoshop simply by applying a filter directly to a layer mask!
If you’re creating a fun design or collage out of your photos, those sharp, right-angled corners may not be sending the message you want. Fortunately, Photoshop makes it incredibly easy to give your photos warm, friendly, rounded corners using a simple Shape tool and a vector mask!
Learn how to easily turn a photo into a watercolor painting in Photoshop with just a few simple steps!
Learn how easy it is to create your photo effects as reuseable templates thanks to Smart Objects in Photoshop CS2 and Smart Filters in Photoshop CS3.
Give an ordinary photo a more focused and dramatic look to it by creating a light source that appears to be shining through a window onto your main subject.
Learn how to truly make a picture worth a thousand words by adding a different shadow behind someone in a photo, as if the person will one day become the image in the shadow! A fun, easy and popular Photoshop effect that’s limited only by your imagination!
Learn how to create a fun photo collage in Photoshop by bending, twisting, curling, and reshaping photos using the Warp Tool! We’ll even see how to create more interesting drop shadows with the Warp Tool, as well as how to add subtle shadows and highlights to enhance the 3D look of our warping effect!