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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Take a photo and easily turn it into a collage of separate polaroid photos, each one displaying a small section of the larger image!
In this photo effects tutorial, learn how easy it is to add a realistic looking water reflection to any image in Photoshop. No water required!
Learn how to easily recreate the same color and motion blur effects used in the movie poster for the biggest action movie of the summer – the Bourne Ultimatum!
Create a digital pixel effect in Photoshop by fading an image into pixels, an effect often used in ads that sell anything that has to do with digital. We’ll also look at a couple of variations on the effect, including how easy it is to create a completely different effect simply by changing blend modes!
In this tutorial, we’re going to look at another movie poster-type of effect, tearing a section out of one photo to reveal another one hiding behind it!
Learn how to easily add realistic water drops to a photo, as if someone splashed water all over the image!
Finish your photos off with a bang by adding real fireworks to them in Photoshop. If you can paint with a brush and change a layer blend mode, you have all the skills you need to fill your night skies with huge explosions and brilliant colors!
Create a bit of an optical illusion in Photoshop by making a larger photo appear to be made from many smaller photos inside it. Great for family photos, wedding photos, or just as a fun thing to do with your friends.
Learn how easy it is to blend two images seamlessly together and create a Hollywood movie poster-style effect.
Thanks to the power and flexibility of Photoshop’s adjustment layers, we can easily bring more focus and attention to the main subject of an image using color, an effect that’s very popular with sports and wedding photography.
Combining live action with hand-drawn or painted images is a popular technique used in everything from tv commercials to Hollywood movies, and in this tutorial, we’ll see how easy it is to create something similar in Photoshop.
Create the illusion that the subject of your photo is walking, running, jumping, or otherwise popping right out of the image with this easy effect.
Give waterfalls a silky smooth appearance without the need for any fancy photo filters or longer exposures.
Learn how to give a photo a soft glow effect by turning the image into a layer mask, essentially using the photo to mask itself, something Photoshop does not normally allow us to do.
Combine a few layer blend modes, some noise, a little sharpening, and a simple adjustment layer to give your photos an extreme contrast effect.