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Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop! These tutorials are perfect for Photoshop beginners or anyone who just needs to refresh their skills, covering the essentials topics you need to know to get up to speed with Photoshop quickly! Use the links below to jump to lesson chapters and other popular topics, or scroll down for our latest Photoshop Basics tutorials!

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Latest Photoshop Basics tutorials

Photoshop Tools and Toolbar Overview

Learn all about Photoshop’s tools and the toolbar, including a complete summary of the nearly 70 tools available in the latest version of Photoshop!

Photoshop’s Brush Tool Hidden Tips and Tricks

Learn secret, pro-level tips and tricks to use with Photoshop’s brushes and the Brush Tool, including the best ways to change your brush size, choose brush colors, switch between brush blend modes, and more!

How to Open Images in Photoshop CC

Learn all the ways to open images in Photoshop, including how to use the new Home Screen and the difference between opening JPEG and raw files!

How to Calculate Image Size in Photoshop

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!

Photoshop Blend Modes Tips and Tricks

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!

How to Crop Images in Photoshop CC

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.