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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Adobe removed many of the more creative and artistic filters from the Filter menu in Photoshop CS6, but they’re not gone. In this quick tip, learn where to find the missing filters, how this change impacts Smart Filters, and how to restore the Filter menu to the way it looked in CS5 and earlier.
In this Text Effects tutorial, learn how to engulf you text in beams of light and color! Now fully re-written and updated for Photoshop CS6!
In this Photo Effects tutorial, learn how to seamlessly blend two photos together like a Hollywood movie poster! Now fully re-written and updated for Photoshop CS6!
Photoshop’s Print Size view mode is supposed to give us an accurate on-screen preview of how an image will look when printed, but by default, it doesn’t work. In this tutorial, we learn why it’s not working and more importantly, how to easily fix it!
Many Photoshop users believe they need to set the image resolution of their photos to 72 ppi before uploading them to the web or viewing them on screen, but is there really any point to it? We put it to the test and learn why computer screens don’t actually care about image resolution at all!
Photoshop CS6 lets us view our open images as either tabbed documents or floating windows. In this tutorial, learn how each display style works, how to switch between them, and how to set them up using Photoshop’s Preferences!
Workspaces in Photoshop let us easily switch between different panel layouts for different tasks. In this tutorial, learn all about the built-in workspaces that ship with Photoshop, and how to save your own panel layouts as custom workspaces!
Much of what we do in Photoshop involves the use of panels, and with so many panels to work with in Photoshop CS6, things can seem a bit overwhelming. In this tutorial, we learn how to manage and arrange the panels to optimize your work space and keep it all organized!
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!