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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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Telling Stories With Shadows - Photoshop Tutorial

Telling Stories With Shadows In Photoshop

Learn how to truly make a picture worth a thousand words by adding a different shadow behind someone in a photo, as if the person will one day become the image in the shadow! A fun, easy and popular Photoshop effect that’s limited only by your imagination!
Collage Of Warped Photos - Photoshop Tutorial

Collage Of Warped Photos With Photoshop

Learn how to create a fun photo collage in Photoshop by bending, twisting, curling, and reshaping photos using the Warp Tool! We’ll even see how to create more interesting drop shadows with the Warp Tool, as well as how to add subtle shadows and highlights to enhance the 3D look of our warping effect!
Adding Sunlight Through Trees - Photoshop Tutorial

Adding Sunlight Through Trees With Photoshop

Learn how easy it is to create realistic beams of sunlight shining through the trees in a photo, then finish off the effect with patches of sunlight hitting the ground below.
Adding Reflections To Sunglasses - Photoshop Tutorial

Adding Reflections To Sunglasses With Photoshop

Creating reflections in sunglasses is a very popular Photoshop effect and opens up endless creative and artistic possibilities depending on who is wearing them and who or what you have them looking at. In this tutorial, we see how easy it is to do!
Creative Focus with Lens Blur In Photoshop

Creative Focus with Lens Blur In Photoshop

When it comes to adding blur effects to an image in Photoshop, most people yawn and think “Gaussian Blur filter”. But spend a little time with Photoshop’s much more powerful Lens Blur filter, along with its easy-to-create depth maps, and there’s no limit to how many creative and imaginative uses you’ll come up with for it!
Add Transparent Type To An Image - Photoshop Tutorial

Add Transparent Type To An Image With Photoshop

Learn a few different ways to add transparent type to an image in Photoshop, from the quickest and easiest way to more interesting ways using layer styles and blend modes. We’ll also look at the important and often confusing difference between a layer’s Opacity and Fill options.
Wedding Couple in Wine Glass - Photoshop Tutorial

Wedding Couple in Wine Glass – Photoshop Tutorial

Learn how easy it is to create this classic wedding photography effect in Photoshop, placing a wedding couple inside a wine glass. Not into wedding photography? You can use this same technique to place an image inside any glass object, like a bottle or an hour glass, or even place an image inside a bubble!
Interweaving Photo Strips - Photoshop Tutorial

Interweaving Photo Strips With Photoshop

Learn how to use layers, layer masks and clipping masks in Photoshop to create the illusion that your photo is made up of vertical and horizontal strips that weave under and over each other.
Adding Rain To A Photo With Photoshop

Adding Rain To A Photo With Photoshop

How do you take photos of rainy days without getting your camera all wet? Easy! Add the rain later in Photoshop! This tutorial shows you how it’s done.
Photoshop Water Reflection Effect

Photoshop Water Reflection Effect

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!