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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Trying to merge multiple layers set to different blend modes and getting strange results? In this tutorial, we look at the problem, explain why it happens, and learn a secret, hidden trick to get around it!
In this photo effects tutorial, learn how to easily add rays of light to an image and make a beautiful sunset photo even more magical!
Need to merge two photos together to create that perfect shot? Learn how Photoshop’s Auto-Align Layers command and a layer mask make it easy to composite images!
Tired of your sunset photos looking less vivid and less interesting than you remember? Learn how to restore those warm, golden hues with a simple Gradient Map image adjustment!
Take Photoshop’s Auto Tone, Auto Contrast and Auto Color image adjustments to the next level by learning how to apply them as flexible, non-destructive adjustment layers!
Learn step-by-step how to easily add a selective color, or splash of color, effect to an image with no selection tools needed! Now for Photoshop CS6 and CC (Creative Cloud)!
In this Photo Retouching tutorial, learn how Photoshop’s three Auto image adjustments – Auto Contrast, Auto Tone and Auto Color – can instantly fix contrast and color cast problems in your images!
In this third tutorial in our series on Adobe Bridge, learn how Bridge, along with the Adobe Photo Downloader, makes it easy to transfer photos from your camera or memory card to your computer!
Learn why Adobe Bridge is such a great tool for managing and organizing your images with a quick tour of its interface and some of its many useful features!
Adobe Bridge CC is a powerful companion program for Photoshop that lets us easily find and organize our images. In this first in a series of tutorials, learn how to download and install Bridge CC using the Creative Cloud desktop app!
Learn how to surround an image with an easy to create snowflakes border, a fun finishing touch for photos of family and friends during the holidays or for any wintry scene! Now for Photoshop CS6 and CC!
In this Photo Effects tutorial, learn how to display a photo in a grid of randomly colored squares! Now fully updated for Photoshop CS6 and CC (Creative Cloud)!
Learn how to add a simple yet stylish drop shadow and border to an image, as well as a handy trick that makes adjusting the shadow as easy as dragging your mouse!
In this second tutorial in our series on creating photo borders and frames, learn how to add a matted picture frame around an image using Photoshop’s layer styles!
In this first in a series of tutorials on creating photo borders and frames with Photoshop, learn how to easily add a simple solid color photo border to an image.