Photoshop Tutorials at 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 photo effects tutorial, learn how to colorize a photo using a Color Balance adjustment, then how to select and stretch a single column of pixels across the image to create a cool motion blur effect!
Learn how to easily add realistic looking water ripples to an image with Photoshop!
In this photo effects tutorial, learn how to brighten your stormy skies by adding a rainbow, or even a double rainbow, to a photo using one of Photoshop’s ready-made gradients. We’ll also learn how to flip the order of the colors in a gradient to create a more realistic double rainbow effect!
Let Photoshop make their special night even more magical and send the wedding couple dancing in the stars with this step by step photo effects tutorial.
In this photo effects tutorial, learn how to add realistic bubbles to a photo using an easy to create, custom Photoshop bubble brush!
In Part 2 of this Photoshop tutorial on creating and adding photo mount corners to an image, we take the photo mount we created and saved in part one and add multiple copies of it to a photo!
In this two-part Photoshop tutorial, learn how to create and add photo mount corners to an image, a nice finishing touch for wedding or engagement photos, family portraits, travel photos, and more!
In this Photoshop tutorial, learn how to display your photos as if they were hanging in an art gallery with this easy to create gallery-style photo frame layout!
Sometimes, the action in a movie, sports event or video game can be so intense, it seems to jump right off the screen, especially if you’re using Photoshop! In this tutorial, learn how to create this popular and classic photo effect.
Long before Avatar, monsters and aliens were leaping out of screens at moviegoers wearing cardboard 3D glasses with red and blue lenses. In this tutorial, learn how to recreate that same 50’s retro 3D movie look with Photoshop!
Every month, magazine covers show people or objects overlapping text (usually the name of the magazine along the top). In this tutorial, learn how layers in Photoshop make it easy to recreate the same effect with your own images and text!
Learn how to add complex colorizing effects to images in Photoshop using a Gradient Map, including a look at how to create your own custom gradients!
Learn how to add a popular lens flare effect to an image in Photoshop without harming the original photo using layer blend modes!
Learn how to create fun and interesting designs and patterns from a single image in Photoshop by repeatedly flipping, rotating and mirroring it, and experimenting with different layer blend modes!
Learn how Photoshop’s Displace Filter makes it easy to map an interesting texture to someone’s face in a photo!