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 a fast and easy way to add rays of sunlight to an image with Photoshop!
In this photo effects tutorial, learn how to easily create and add lightning to an image with Photoshop!
In a previous tutorial, we learned a way to convert a photo to a sketch in Photoshop that works great for portraits. In this tutorial, we learn a slightly different way that’s better at bringing out fine details when converting other types of images to a sketch! Plus, learn how to create the entire effect in 60 seconds or less!
In this Photoshop tutorial, learn how to easily convert a portrait photo into a pencil sketch, including how to colorize the effect with the photo’s original colors!
In this Photoshop effects tutorial, learn how to create a popular “punch through image” effect, often seen in sports and movie ads, as if a person or object has punched a hole right through the page or image!
In this Photoshop tutorial, learn how to create an old looking paper texture, perfect for use as a background for a scrapbook-style photo layout!
In this Photoshop effects tutorial, learn how to turn a photo in a grid of randomly colorized squares! We’ll use Photoshop’s guides and rulers, a couple of rarely used selection tools, the Magic Wand, adjustment layers, blend modes, and more! Any recent version of Photoshop will work!
If the ability to capture a beautiful starry night with your camera seems as out of reach as the stars themselves, no need to worry! Photoshop makes it easy to fill our night skies with as many stars as we like! Now updated for Photoshop CS4 and CS5!
Photoshop’s Drop Shadow layer style may be great for adding simple shadows to images or text, but for creating realistic looking shadows of people or objects, it just doesn’t cut it. In this tutorial, learn an easy way to create a realistic cast shadow effect!
Learn how to create a simple snowflakes photo border, a fun finishing touch for photos of family and friends during the holidays or of any snowy winter scene!
Just in time for the holidays! Learn how to create a simple and fun ‘Happy Holidays’ greeting card-style photo border in Photoshop!
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.