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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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Cropping Images In Photoshop CS6

Cropping Images In Photoshop CS6

Photoshop CS6 brings with it a completely redesigned and enhanced Crop Tool that makes cropping and straightening images easier than ever! In this tutorial, we learn how it works!
Selecting Hair with Refine Edge in Photoshop CS5

Selecting Hair with Refine Edge in Photoshop CS5

Selecting hair in a photo was once strictly for the pros, but in this tutorial, learn how the improved and powerful Refine Edge command in Photoshop CS5 makes selecting hair easier than ever!
How To Replace The Sky In A Photo With Photoshop

How To Replace The Sky In A Photo With Photoshop

In this Photo Retouch tutorial, learn how to easily replace the original sky in a photo with the sky from a different image using a simple selection, a layer mask, and the power of Photoshop’s Advanced Blending sliders!
Boost Color Contrast With A Black And White Adjustment In Photoshop

Boost Color Contrast With A Black And White Adjustment In Photoshop

It may be called a Black & White image adjustment, but don’t let the name fool you. In this Photo Retouch tutorial, we learn how to combine it with one of Photoshop’s layer blend modes to easily control the brightness and contrast of different areas in a full color photo!
How To Lighten And Brighten Eyes In Photoshop

How To Lighten And Brighten Eyes In Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, learn a fast and easy way to lighten and brighten someone’s eyes in a photo using nothing more than a simple adjustment layer, a layer blend mode and a brush!
An Easy Way To Find Neutral Gray In A Photo With Photoshop

An Easy Way To Find Neutral Gray In A Photo With Photoshop

When color correcting photos in Photoshop, it’s pretty easy to find the brightest and darkest areas in the image. But what about those midtones? Is there an easy way to find neutral gray without simply guessing? There sure is, and it’s one of Photoshop’s often overlooked blend modes that makes all the ‘difference’!
Straighten And Crop Images In Photoshop CS5 Tutorial

Straighten And Crop Images In Photoshop CS5 Tutorial

It took a long time, but with Photoshop CS5, Adobe has finally made straightening crooked images simple, fast and intuitive! In fact, as we learn in this tutorial, Photoshop CS5′s new Straighten feature now lets us straighten and crop images with a single click!
Reducing Wrinkles With The Healing Brush In Photoshop

Reducing Wrinkles With The Healing Brush In Photoshop

Photoshop’s Healing Brush is by far the best of its photo retouching tools, and in this tutorial, we learn how it works and how it can be used to easily reduce the appearance of distracting wrinkles on someone’s face!
Photoshop CS5 New Features - Content Aware Healing Tutorial

Photoshop CS5 New Features – Content Aware Healing

In this first look at one of the brand new features in Photoshop CS5, we check out the upgraded Spot Healing Brush with its new Content Aware Healing option and how an already great photo retouching tool just got a whole lot better!
Reducing Noise In Images With Photoshop

Reducing Noise In Images With Photoshop

Whenever we shoot in low light, use high ISO settings or leave the dSLR at home because the compact camera is easier to carry, we often end up with noise in our images. Fortunately, Photoshop’s Reduce Noise filter can reduce its appearance without sacrificing image detail!