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Welcome to Photoshop Essentials, where everyone can learn Photoshop! We offer fun, exclusive, step-by-step tutorials for all skill levels, and all written with beginners in mind. From Photoshop Basics to Photo Editing and Retouching, Photo Effects, Text Effects and more!
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Learn everything you need to know about resizing images in Photoshop, including how to resize for print, for the web and more, in this complete learning guide!
Need to resize pixel art? Learn how to enlarge your artwork and keep those blocky shapes looking crisp and sharp with Photoshop!
Still think you need to lower the resolution of your images in Photoshop before uploading them to the web? Learn why it’s just not true, and why image resolution has no effect at all on file size or download speed!
Learn how Photoshop calculates the file size of your image, why the image size changes as you change the number of pixels, and how easy it is to figure out the file size on your own!
Learn how easy it is to resize photos for emailing to family and friends, and for sharing online, using the Image Size command in Photoshop!
Learn everything you need to know to resize photos for print with Photoshop and get the highest quality prints every time!
Learn all about Photoshop CC’s powerful Image Size command and how to get the most from its great image resizing features!
Want the best results when resizing images in Photoshop? Start by learning all about pixels, image size and image resolution!
Set text on fire with Photoshop! Learn how to engulf your text in burning hot flames with this step-by-step fire text effect.
Blending images in Photoshop is easier than ever with these great blend mode tips and tricks! Includes a complete list of blend mode keyboard shortcuts!
Learn the Crop Tool essential tips and tricks to speed up your workflow when cropping images in Photoshop! For Photoshop CC and CS6.
Learn how to crop images, how to straighten images, and how to crop an image non-destructively using the Crop Tool in Photoshop CC. Complete step-by-step tutorial.
Unlock the power of Photoshop’s Distort and Perspective commands and transform text into 3D shapes with Photoshop!
Learn how to easily blend two images together like a Hollywood movie poster with Photoshop!
Learn how to easily turn a single image into a square photo collage in Photoshop! Step by step for Photoshop CC and CS6.
Learn how to save text effects with transparent backgrounds so you can move the effects onto any backgrounds you like!
Learn the fastest and easiest way to add watermarks to your images using the power of linked smart objects in Photoshop!
Learn how to scale and resize images in Photoshop without losing quality using the power of smart objects, and why smart objects look so much better!
Learn the best way to merge layers in Photoshop by merging them as editable smart objects, and how smart objects let us work with merged layers non-destructively!
Learn how to copy a smart object in Photoshop, an essential skill for creating layouts and templates. You’ll learn the difference between the New Layer via Copy command and New Smart Object via Copy, and which one will give you the results you need!
Take advantage of one of Photoshop’s most powerful features by learning how to edit and replace the contents of a smart object!
Still using Photoshop’s regular filters and damaging your images? Upgrade your skills to the power and freedom of editable, non-destructive Smart Filters!
Learn how to open and place images, raw files and even Adobe Illustrator files into Photoshop as editable, non-destructive Smart Objects!
Learn how to turn your photos into fun, colorful twirl art effects in Photoshop using Smart Filters and layer blend modes!
Learn not only how to place an image in text with Photoshop, but how to instantly place the same image in two, three or more Type layers at once!
Learn three easy ways to blend two images together in Photoshop, including the layer opacity option, blend modes and layer masks!
Create a colorful overlapping letters text effect in Photoshop, with colors that blend together where the letters overlap! You’ll learn how to convert text into shapes, how to move letters to separate layers, how to use blend modes, and more!
Learn how to easily blend text into clouds with Photoshop, as if your text is floating in the sky! We’ll create the effect using Photoshop’s Blending Options, and when we’re done, you’ll know how to blend text into any image or background you like!
Learn how Select Subject in Photoshop CC 2018 lets you select people, animals and more with a single click, and how to refine your selections with Select and Mask!
Learn how to download and install over 1000 amazing new brushes for Photoshop CC 2018 from award-winning illustrator and designer Kyle T. Webster!
Learn how to easily save your Photoshop brushes as custom brush presets using the new Brushes panel in Photoshop CC 2018!
Upgraded to Photoshop CC 2018 and can’t find the additional brush sets from earlier versions of Photoshop? Learn how to restore all of Photoshop’s missing brushes using the new Legacy Brushes set.
Learn how to remove acne and skin blemishes in Photoshop! This step-by-step guide shows you how to use the Spot Healing Brush to quickly clear up pimples and remove minor blemishes, leaving healthy looking skin in its place!
Learn how to use clipping masks in Photoshop! This step-by-step guide teaches you all about clipping masks, including how a clipping mask works, how to create clipping masks, and how to use them to control a layer’s visibility and fit images into shapes!
Learn how to change eye color in Photoshop using a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer! Whether you know which eye color you need or you just want to play around and experiment, Photoshop makes changing eye color easy, fast and fun!
Teeth looking yellow and dull in your photos? Learn step by step how to whiten teeth and brighten smiles with Photoshop!
Learn how to improve your portraits by giving your subject beautifully smooth skin with Photoshop!
Get great results when sharpening images in Photoshop, without fumbling around with confusing options, using the High Pass filter!
In this Photo Effects tutorial, learn how to easily turn any photo into a pattern of solid-colored dots with Photoshop!
Learn how to make a repeating candy cane pattern in Photoshop and how to turn letters into shiny, sugary, delicious candy cane holiday treats!
Learn how to easily create a realistic pointillism effect in Photoshop by turning your images into paintings of colored dots using the Pointillize filter, Smart Filters and layer blend modes.
Learn how to add a realistic water reflection to an image in Photoshop complete with water ripples! Our step-by-step guide!
Need two images to share the same size? Learn a time-saving trick that lets you instantly resize one to match the width and height of the other!
Learn how to quickly create a new Photoshop document that matches the exact size (width, height and resolution) of your open document!
Need to add text to an image but there’s no good place to put it? Try adding it as transparent text! Learn how to easily create a transparent text area in Photoshop and turn your type into a frame for your subject!
Add text to your images in Photoshop with creativity and style by learning how to choose colors for your type, or for individual letters in your text, directly from the image itself!
Not a fan of Select and Mask? Learn how to bring back the Refine Edge command in the latest version of Photoshop!
Love the rain but not the thought of getting your camera wet? Learn how to easily add rain to your photos with Photoshop!
Don’t let Mother Nature leave you out in the cold with your winter photography. Learn how to add your own falling snow to your photos with Photoshop!
Learn five easy ways to copy or move an image or layer from one Photoshop document to another, an essential skill for blending or compositing images.