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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Sometimes, the action in a movie, sports event or video game can be so intense, it seems to jump right off the screen, especially if you’re using Photoshop! In this tutorial, learn how to create this popular and classic photo effect.
Long before Avatar, monsters and aliens were leaping out of screens at moviegoers wearing cardboard 3D glasses with red and blue lenses. In this tutorial, learn how to recreate that same 50’s retro 3D movie look with Photoshop!
Every month, magazine covers show people or objects overlapping text (usually the name of the magazine along the top). In this tutorial, learn how layers in Photoshop make it easy to recreate the same effect with your own images and text!
Learn how to add complex colorizing effects to images in Photoshop using a Gradient Map, including a look at how to create your own custom gradients!
Learn how to add a popular lens flare effect to an image in Photoshop without harming the original photo using layer blend modes!
Learn how to create fun and interesting designs and patterns from a single image in Photoshop by repeatedly flipping, rotating and mirroring it, and experimenting with different layer blend modes!
Learn how Photoshop’s Displace Filter makes it easy to map an interesting texture to someone’s face in a photo!
Learn how to create a simple three-image photo frame in Photoshop, then how to easily convert the final result into a reusable template with Smart Objects!
Learn how to easily combine the Eraser Tool with one of Photoshop’s built-in brushes, along with a few layers and some layer styles, to give a photo a worn, torn edges effect!
Learn how to create a zoom blurring effect in Photoshop, a popular and easy way to give a photo a sense of action and motion!
In the first of this two-part Photoshop tutorial, we created a film strip shape to use as a photo frame. In this second part of the tutorial, we’ll use multiple copies of that film strip to create our photo collage!
In this two-part Photoshop tutorial, learn how to create a fun photo collage using a film strip as a photo frame for multiple images. In this first part of the tutorial, we’ll see how Photoshop’s various shape tools make it easy to draw the actual film strip itself, which we’ll then use in Part Two to create the photo collage!
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.