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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Bring the action in your images to the forefront by highlighting the main subject of your photo with an easy to create outline effect in Photoshop!
We may not be able to control the weather outdoors, but thanks to Photoshop, we do have some control over it in our photos! In this tutorial, learn how to add falling snow to a winter scene, and see how the same basic technique can be used to create entirely different effects!
Learn how to give a photo a gritty, overprocessed look to it with extreme levels of contrast and sharpening, noise and washed out colors. The final effect looks rather harsh, but Photoshop makes creating it quick and painless.
Learn how to easily darken or burn the edges of a photo in Photoshop, creating a vignette effect, using a filter that was actually designed to remove unwanted vignette effects!
Create an interesting color effect in Photoshop by dividing a single photo into multiple sections and colorizing each section with a different color, then learn how to easily change all the colors at once!
Looking for a way in Photoshop to spice up a black and white photo? Try a classic split toning effect! Learn how to quickly create your own custom black and white version, then add more visual interest by tinting the highlights and shadows with different colors, all without harming a single pixel in the image!
Photoshop can certainly seem puzzling at times, but using it to turn any photo into a puzzle is easy! In fact, Photoshop even comes with a free puzzle texture to get us started, but in this tutorial, we’re going to take things a bit further and give our puzzle effect a “work in progress” look to it!
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!