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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!

How To Change Eye Color With Photoshop

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!

Photoshop Pointillism Painting Effect

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.

How To Make Transparent Text In Photoshop

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!

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.

Vintage Photo Effect With Adobe Lightroom

Learn how to turn a new photo into an old fashioned, vintage photo with Adobe Lightroom! Once you know the steps, you can easily create the exact same vintage photo effect with Camera Raw in Photoshop!

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!

Zooming And Panning Images In Photoshop

Learn how to zoom, pan and navigate your images like a pro in Photoshop! You’ll learn all about the Zoom Tool, the Hand Tool, View modes, and more, along with some great tips and tricks to speed up your workflow!

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!

Rainbow Color Eyes Effect With Photoshop

Why choose a single eye color when you can choose every color at once! Learn step-by-step how to easily give someone rainbow colored eyes with Photoshop! Video + Text.

Managing Panels In Photoshop CC

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!

Getting Started With Adobe Photoshop

Ready to learn Adobe Photoshop? Start here! In Getting Started with Photoshop, the first chapter in our Photoshop Basics training series, we start right from the beginning. These lessons cover everything you need to know before jumping into Photoshop!

How To Reset The Tools And Toolbar In Photoshop CC

Learn how to quickly reset Photoshop’s Toolbar (Tools panel) back to its default tool layout, and how to reset Photoshop’s tools to their default settings in the Options Bar, using the improved Reset All Tools command in Photoshop CC.

Photoshop Tools and Toolbar Overview

Learn all about Photoshop’s tools and the Toolbar. You’ll learn how the tools are organized in the Toolbar and how to access Photoshop’s many hidden tools. Includes a complete summary of all 66 Photoshop tools!

Getting to know the Photoshop Interface

Learn all about the Photoshop interface and its features. Topics include the Document window, the Toolbar, the Options Bar, Menu Bar, and Panels. Also covers Workspaces, as well as the new Search feature. For Photoshop CC and CS6.