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Latest Photoshop Basics tutorials

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 Copy Smart Objects In Photoshop

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!

How To Use Smart Filters In Photoshop

Still using Photoshop’s regular filters and damaging your images? Upgrade your skills to the power and freedom of editable, non-destructive Smart Filters!

How to Restore Legacy Brushes in Photoshop

Using Photoshop CC 2020 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 Legacy Brushes set.

Clipping Masks in Photoshop

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!

Best Way To Enlarge Images In Photoshop

Learn how to upscale an image without losing quality and while keeping detail and textures looking great using Preserve Details 2.0, a new feature in Photoshop CC 2018.

Rich Tool Tips In Photoshop CC 2018

Learn about Rich Tool Tips, a new feature in Photoshop CC 2018 that shows instructional video clips when you hover your mouse cursor over a tool in the Toolbar. You’ll also learn how to switch back to Photoshop’s traditional Tool Tips.

Photoshop Image Navigation: Tips Tricks and Shortcuts

Speed up your workflow with this essential list of tips, tricks and shortcuts for navigating images in Photoshop! Covers basic image navigation commands, the Zoom Tool, Hand Tool, the Rotate View Tool and more!

How to use Workspaces in Photoshop CC

Learn how workspaces in Photoshop let us customize the interface to better match the way we work. And, how to create and save your own custom workspaces!

Managing Panels In Photoshop

Learn how to work with panels in Photoshop. You’ll learn how to show and hide panels, change panel layouts, how to restore the default layout, and more! Part of our Photoshop Interface series.

How To Make Selections In Photoshop

Learn how to make selections using Photoshop’s selection tools! You’ll learn how to use the Rectangular and Elliptical Marquee Tools, the Magic Wand Tool, the Quick Selection Tool, the Color Range command, the Pen Tool, Focus Area, and more!