Photoshop Tutorials - 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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In this Photo Effects tutorial, learn how to create a smaller, full color version of your photo inside a black and white version of the original full size image! Fully compatible with Photoshop CS6.
In this Photo Effects tutorial, learn how to easily turn any photo into a watercolor painting with Photoshop CS6, and keep the effect fully editable with Smart Filters!
Re-written and fully updated for Photoshop CS6 users! In this Photo Effects tutorial, learn how to easily add a realistic water reflection to any photo!
In this tutorial for Mac users, learn how to easily replace Apple’s Preview app with Photoshop as your default photo viewer and image editor in Mac OS X!
Tired of your photos always opening in Windows Photo Viewer when you want to edit them? In this tutorial, learn how to easily set Photoshop as your default image editor on a Windows PC.
In this tutorial, learn how to add transparent type surrounded by a semi-transparent background to an image, a handy design technique for images that are too busy for normal text to be readable!
In this second tutorial in our series on Photoshop clipping masks, we learn how to use type as a clipping mask to easily place a photo inside your text!
Learn the basics and essentials of how clipping masks work in Photoshop and how you can use them in your designs to easily hide unwanted parts of a layer or fit images into shapes!
Learn how to create a simple and fun 3D pop up effect in Photoshop where the main subject of your photo appears to be standing up and popping right out of the image!
Learn how to create a quick, non-destructive infrared glow effect using Smart Filters and adjustment layers in Photoshop CS6!
Not all of the great new features in Photoshop CS6 are as easy to find as others, like the hidden Photographic Toning presets that make it easy to apply great looking tinting and split-toning effects to our photos!
Written by Steve Patterson. Photoshop CS6 brings with it two great new features designed to improve your workflow and minimize annoying interruptions.The first of these new features, Background Save, lets Photoshop save your file quietly in the background so you can continue working on the image even as it’s being saved. The second and more… Read more
Learn how to turn a real life photo into a miniature scene with the new Tilt-Shift blur filter in Photoshop CS6!
Blend modes in Photoshop are a great way to change how a layer interacts, or blends, with the layers below it, but in this tutorial, we get more creative by learning how to apply blend modes to individual color channels using the Apply Image command!
Learn how the new Iris Blur filter in Photoshop CS6, along with its hidden layer mask feature, can help us add a simple blurred vignette effect to a photo!