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Welcome to Photoshop, 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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High Key Glow Effect - Photoshop Tutorial

High Key Glow Effect With Photoshop

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.
Halftone Pattern Photo Border - Photoshop Tutorial

Halftone Pattern Photo Border With Photoshop

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!
Create Cinematic Panoramas With Photomerge In Photoshop CS4

Create Cinematic Panoramas With Photomerge In Photoshop CS4

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!
Mirror Image Effect - Photoshop Tutorial

Mirror Image Effect With Photoshop

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!
Outlining The Action - Photoshop Tutorial

Outlining The Action With Photoshop

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!
Photoshop Snow Effect

Photoshop Snow Effect – Add Falling Snow To A Winter Photo

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!
Gritty, Overprocessed Photo Effect - Photoshop Tutorial

Gritty, Overprocessed Photo Effect With Photoshop

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.
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!