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 how easy it is to create interesting photo border effects using Photoshop’s brushes, including how to load additional brush sets and combine multiple brush strokes with different tools, like the Eraser Tool, for virtually endless creative possibilities!
In this Photoshop photo effects tutorial, learn how to give your images a romantic, magical look by adding a glow effect to just the highlights in the photo, an easy effect to create thanks to Photoshop’s Color Range command.
Learn how to create the illusion that a portrait photo is actually being created by multiple lines of type in this photo effects tutorial.
Learn how to create a fun and simple halftone pattern photo border in Photoshop! We’ll use Smart Filters in Photoshop CS3 and CS4 to keep the effect fully editable even after it’s completed, but this photo border can be easily created with any version of Photoshop, including Photoshop Elements!
Use Photoshop to add a sense of speed, direction and excitement to your images with a high speed motion blur photo effect! Great for sports photography!
Learn how the Dissolve blend mode in Photoshop can be used to quickly add more interest to your photo effects, as well as how to easily create a speckled photo border!
Learn how to blend multiple motion blurs together to create an interesting painting/glow photo effect using Smart Filters in Photoshop!
Photoshop has been somewhat capable of creating panoramas for quite a while now, but it wasn’t until Photoshop CS3 came along with its dramatically improved Photomerge command that its ability to stitch photos together really began to shine. Now Photoshop CS4 makes it easier than ever to create seamless cinematic panoramas!
In this Photoshop tutorial, learn how to easily create a mirror image effect with a photo, turning the right half of the image into a mirror reflection of the left half!
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!