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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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!
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!
In the previous tutorial, we learned how to quickly brighten an underexposed photo using the Screen blend mode. In this tutorial, learn how to darken and tone down an overexposed image just as easily using the exact opposite blend mode!
In this photo editing tutorial, learn a quick and easy way to brighten underexposed photos using nothing more than simple adjustment layers and a layer blend mode!
Whether you’re restoring old photos or adding them to your digital scrapbooking designs, let Photoshop’s Crop and Straighten Photos command speed up your scanning workflow!
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’!
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!
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!
Want to remove an object in a photo with little effort? Check out the amazing new Content-Aware Fill feature in Photoshop CS5 and watch the object magically disappear as if it never existed!
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!
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!
Learn how to change someone’s eye color in a photo quickly and easily without touching the original image using nothing more than a simple adjustment layer in Photoshop!
Photoshop’s Color Replacement Tool makes it easy to change the color of an object in an image without a lot of fuss or hassle. In this tutorial, we look at how it works (and why it sometimes doesn’t), the options that control how it works, and why learning about the Color Replacement Tool may seem like déjà vu!
In this tutorial, we look at Photoshop’s Background Eraser and how this powerful and popular image editing tool uses differences in color to easily erase unwanted background areas of a photo!
Learn how to gain control over your color to black and white conversions in Photoshop with a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer. Part of our complete series of Photoshop black and white conversion tutorials.