Learn how to spray paint text onto a wall or other background with Photoshop!
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Learn how to spray paint text onto a wall or other background with Photoshop!
Learn step-by-step how to slice text in Photoshop, and how to keep your text editable even after you slice it!
Learn how to turn a new photo into an old, vintage photo with Photoshop and its powerful Camera Raw Filter. Now updated for Photoshop CC 2019.
Add a field of stars to your night skies with Photoshop! You’ll learn how to create stars in Photoshop, add a glow and color to the stars, and how to blend the stars with your image!
Learn how to protect and promote your work online by adding contact and copyright details to your images with Photoshop!
Unlock the full power of Photoshop layer masks with over a dozen must-know tips and tricks. Learn how to copy, move, feather and fade layer masks, and more!
Learn how to easily create fun, symmetrical artwork and designs using the new Paint Symmetry feature in Photoshop CC 2019!
Learn all about Live Type Previews, the Type Tool’s new Auto-Select feature, and more improvements to how we add type and edit text in Photoshop CC 2019!
The new Frame Tool in Photoshop CC 2019 makes it easier than ever to place images into shapes! Learn how to draw frames, how to place images into your frames, how to swap images with other images, and more!
Choosing layer blend modes in Photoshop is now easier than ever with blend mode live previews, a new feature in Photoshop CC 2019!
Learn how to add a simple border around your photo with Photoshop CC and CS6.
Our complete guide to cropping images in Photoshop includes how to use the Crop Tool, how to straighten images, crop photos to exact frame sizes, and more!
Learn how content-aware cropping in Photoshop CC can add more room to your photos by filling empty space with matching detail!
Learn how to easily crop and resize your photos to any frame size you need using the Crop Tool in Photoshop!
Learn how to crop your images and fix perspective distortions at the same time using the Perspective Crop Tool in Photoshop! For Photoshop CC and CS6.
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 to easily place text behind an object with Photoshop! Create the same classic effect that’s used everywhere you look, from magazine covers to movie posters!
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!
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.
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!