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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Learn the essentials of blending textures with photos in Photoshop, including how to quickly cycle through the layer blend modes, how to blend only the brightness values of the texture to keep the photo’s original colors, how to invert textures for different results, and more!
In this Photoshop effects tutorial, learn how to easily turn a photo into a pattern of colored dots, using one of Photoshop’s filters, a layer mask and a simple repeating pattern we’ll create from scratch!
In this Photoshop effects tutorial, learn how layer groups and clipping masks make it easy to create the illusion that a photo is being displayed as a series of vertical panels!
In this Photo Effects tutorial, learn a quick and easy way to simulate film grain in an image with Photoshop, including how to keep the effect fully editable using Smart Filters!
Learn how to display a single photo as a cluster of shapes, similar to larger wall cluster displays where several photos, usually in different frame shapes and sizes, are arranged together on a wall to form a larger design. In this tutorial, we’ll create something similar but on a smaller scale using just a single image!
In this Photoshop effects tutorial, learn how to quickly add a timeless, classic vignette border to a photo! Perfect for wedding and engagement photos, anniversaries and other family portraits!
In this photo effects tutorial, learn how to add a sense of action and movement to an image by giving your main subject an easy to create motion trail!
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!