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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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Darkening Photo Edges - Photoshop Tutorial

Darkening Photo Edges In Photoshop

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!
Split Toning Black and White Photos With Photoshop

Split Toning Black and White Photos With Photoshop

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 Puzzle Effect

Photoshop Puzzle Effect

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!
Soft Focus Lens Effect - Photoshop Tutorial

Soft Focus Lens Effect With Photoshop

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!
Fun With Silhouettes In Photoshop

Fun With Silhouettes In Photoshop

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!
Classic Starburst Background Effect In Photoshop

Classic Starburst Background Effect In Photoshop

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.
Easy Soft Focus And Glow Effect In Photoshop

Easy Soft Focus And Glow Effect In Photoshop

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.
Add Light Streaks To A Photo With Photoshop

Add Light Streaks To A Photo With Photoshop

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!
Casting Light Through Window Blinds - Photoshop Tutorial

Casting Light Through Window Blinds In Photoshop

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.
Warm Golden Sunsets With Gradient Maps - Photoshop Tutorial

Warm Golden Sunsets With Gradient Maps In Photoshop

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!
Turn A New Photo Into An Old Photo With Photoshop

Turn A New Photo Into An Old Photo With Photoshop

Learn how to do a little reverse photo restoration by taking a new or recent photo and making it look like it’s been around for a while, combining several separate effects to create the final result!