Adobe Photoshop is an all-time favorite image manipulation software for graphic/web designers. With the functionalities and capabilities, literally there are no competitors till date for Photoshop in the market. Photoshop is so popular among general public these days, as we see people with little knowledge about computers and internet wants to do and learn something in Photoshop. The possibilities of Photoshop is really massive, from simple image manipulations to high end graphic illustrations. Photoshop is such a versatile tool, which can be used the way we want to use based on our requirement. Web design, Graphic design, illustration and many other areas where Photoshop is an inevitable ingredient.
Because of its usability and flexibility, it has become very popular among common man. Now a day everyone seems interested in learning the Photoshop techniques, there comes the need for quality Photoshop tutorials. There are plenty of Photoshop tutorials out there which can help you learn the bits and bobs of this wonderful software, but most of them are very high-level stuff suitable only to people who are very familiar with Photoshop. Most people, especially beginners find these tutorials really hard to follow.
We have done quite good research on this and after analyzing hundreds of tutorials, came up with this 15 high quality beginner level photoshop tutorials. All these tutorials are very well written and well explained in a much simple manner which is suitable to beginners.
Introduction to Photoshop
Before start learning Photoshop, it is advisable to gain a clear understanding about Photoshop interface, tools and terminologies. Because, most of these tutorials are filled with references to Photoshop window panes , tools and terminologies. So it will be really easier if you have a basic understanding about the software in general. This tutorial will help you understand the basics of Photoshop work environment, tools and window panes.
Photoshop For Beginners: The Power of Layers
The backbone of Photoshop is layers. Once you have a clear understanding of the concept of Photoshop layer, everything in it will be more clear. This simple tutorial will help you learn the basics of Photoshop layer system and its importance.
Introduction to Photoshop Layer Styles
Photoshop layer styles are a popular way to add effects such as gradients, drop shadows, patterns, strokes etc to layers. It is really easy to achieve any effect using Photoshop if you have the right knowledge and experience. To learn achieving these special effects, you need to know what each setting does and how they can be combined to achieve a certain look.
Introduction to Photoshop Type Tool
We all know the Type Tool, it is a common tool which exists on almost all software applications. This is may be one of the most powerful tools of Photoshop. We all might have used it at least once, but how many of you know all its potential? This comprehensive guide about Photoshop’s Type tool will help you understand, the do’s and don’ts of this tool.
Rotate Crop and Resize in Photoshop
Rotate, Crop & Resize are the most common thing people want to do using Photoshop. At some point everyone felt the need for rotating, resizing and cropping images using Photoshop. This quick tutorial will guide you learn these basic functionalities in its proper way.
Photoshop Pen Tool: The Comprehensive Guide
The Pen Tool is available across almost the entire Adobe product range. The basic function and behavior differs depending on the application, but by understanding it you will be able to do things much quicker, smoother and with better results. This tutorial will give you a complete foundation for working with the Pen Tool in Photoshop.
Photoshop Color Replacement Tool
There are some Photoshop tools that doesn’t get enough attention, this tool is one of them. It is somewhat like the Healing Brush, though there are some differences. This tool works much like a regular paint brush, it manipulates the color on your image while the original texture stays unaffected. Because of this, you can apply a different color in a more precise manner.
Understanding Bevel and Emboss
This handy Photoshop effect help create a feeling of depth by adding highlight and shadow to layer shapes or text layer. Depending on where these highlights and shadows are applied, a 3D effect can be quickly produced. The bevel effects make an object look like it is carved, and is really good for giving hard, sharp edges. As the name suggests, the emboss effect make objects seem to rise out of the canvas or look as though they have been stamped onto the canvas.
Understanding Drop Shadows
Photoshop Drop Shadow effect applies a basic drop shadow to the images, type, or shapes within the canvas. Almost all the properties of the shadow such as the color, opacity, blend mode, position, size etc can be adjusted to match our requirement.
Photograph Retouching Tutorial
Photo retouching is the magic of making an average looking photo into beautiful & attractive. The Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop is used to retouch the photos. This highly useful tutorial will guide you through the photo retouch process.
Introduction to Photoshop’s Filters
Photoshop Filters are used to alter the look of an image, layer or selection in Photoshop. There are so many inbuilt filters in photoshop, using which we can do so many effects in quick time. In this tutorial, you will learn to use some common filters.
How to use Photoshop Magic Wand Tool
The Magic Wand Tool which is also known simply as the Magic Wand, is one of the primary selection tools in Photoshop. This selection tool is used to select pixels in an image based on its shape or by detecting object edges, the Magic Wand tool automatically selects pixels based on tone and color. You will learn to use the Magic Wand tool from this interesting tutorial.
Photoshop Clipping Masks Essentials
Clipping masks are used in Photoshop to hide unwanted parts of a layer from view in a canvas. Clipping masks are almost like layer masks, both allow us to show and hide different parts of a layer, but clipping masks work differently. This tutorial will help you understand the concept clearly.
Create Your Own Photoshop Custom Shapes
This Photoshop tutorial basically looks at everything you need to know to create and work with custom shapes in Photoshop. There are so many things to cover, since the tutorial has different sections for easy understanding.
Keyboard Shortcuts For Photoshop Toolbox
Keyboard shortcuts are the fastest way of moving around and doing things in any software applications. In Photoshop, we a have keyboard shortcuts available for almost all the functions that helps to move around quicker and do things faster. Once you understand and practice keyboard shortcuts properly everything is really easy. This quick guide will help you understand various keyboard shortcuts available in Photoshop.