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What Is Adobe Bridge?

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!

How To Install Adobe Bridge CC

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!

Snowflakes Photo Border With Photoshop

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!

The Improved And Enhanced Color Panel – Photoshop CC 2014

Tired of always needing to open the Color Picker to change colors in Photoshop? With the Creative Cloud 2014 updates, you don’t have to! Learn all about the newly-enhanced Color panel and its great new features that make choosing colors easier than ever!

Focus Area Selections – Photoshop CC 2014

Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud) has been updated with exciting new features for 2014! In this first tutorial, learn how Focus Area lets us make selections based on the in-focus areas of an image!

Photoshop Screen Modes And Interface Tricks

With so many tools, panels and options, Photoshop’s interface can crowd and clutter your screen. In this Basics tutorial, learn how to maximize your work area by taking advantage of Screen Modes and other interface tricks!

Turning Text Into Gold With Photoshop

In this Text Effects tutorial, learn how a few layer styles, a custom gradient and a simple brush can easily turn your type into gold! Now fully re-written and updated for Photoshop CS6 and CC!

Essential Layers Panel Preferences

Learn some simple tips for customizing your Layers panel in Photoshop to keep it free of unwanted clutter and create a cleaner, more efficient workspace.

Photoshop Image Navigation Tips, Tricks And Shortcuts

In the previous tutorial, we learned the basics of zooming, panning and navigating around images in Photoshop. This follow-up tutorial offers a complete collection of all the essential tips, tricks and shortcuts you need to navigate your images like the pros!

How To Create A Diptych With Photoshop CS6

In this photo effects tutorial, learn how to easily create a diptych from two separate images, even images of different sizes and orientations, using a few simple tools in Photoshop CS6!