Boost your skills with these quality Photoshop tutorials.


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Learning from Photoshop tutorials could dramatically improve your Photoshop skill set. Although competition is increasing from platforms like Sketch and Affinity Photo, Adobe’s image-editing tool remains the industry standard so it’s definitely worth improving your expertise.

Used by everyone from graphic designers to photo retouchers, and typographers to 3D printing specialists, the versatile tool is becoming more powerful as time goes on. However, there’s a learning curve with Photoshop, and even advanced users can still have much to learn.

And when you’re done, why not optimise your Photoshop CC use even further with our roundups of the best free Photoshop brushes and top Photoshop plugins?


In this post, we bring together the best Photoshop tutorials for you. So whether you’re a total novice or a veteran Photoshop user, you’re bound to find a great tutorial here to boost your skills.

Tutorials for beginners

01. Get to know Photoshop

Photoshop tutorials: Get to know Photoshop

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If you’re a total newbie, Get to know Photoshop is a good Photoshop tutorial to start with: a series of video walkthroughs that teach you the basic tools and techniques of Adobe Photoshop CC. You’ll be introduced to the Photoshop work area and learn how to open and save your images, zoom in and out, and undo mistakes.

02. How to resize an image

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This handy guide, how to resize an image on Photoshop, teaches you how to resize an image without compromising the image quality. Learn how to change canvas size, use trim and more.

03. How to change the image size

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More now on how to change the image size, but this time presented as a series of video tuts from Adobe. There are some extra tips in here like how to crop and straighten an image.

04. How to work with Layers

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How to work with Layers teaches you how to use layers in the Layers panel, resize the contents of a layer, add images to a layered file, and work with a background layer in Adobe Photoshop CC.

05. How to adjust image quality

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Discover how to adjust image quality with this tutorial. The video teaches you to enhance the brightness and colour, and improve the quality of your images in Adobe Photoshop CC.

06. How to make selections

Photoshop tutorials: Make selections

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How to make selections reveals how to create a selection, work with popular selection tools, and fine-tune the edges of a selection in Adobe Photoshop CC.

07. How to retouch images

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Follow how to retouch images to learn how to remove unwanted objects, add objects by cloning, and fix other imperfections in your images with retouching tools in Photoshop.

08. How to add text and shapes

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This walkthrough shows you how to add text and shapes. When you add text and shapes in Photoshop, they remain editable, and you can customise them down to the smallest detail.

09. How to use the Photoshop Pen tool

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Mark White explains how to use the Photoshop Pen tool to allow you to reallly make the most of Photoshop’s Pen tool, a simple selection feature that enables you to fill, stroke or make selections from whatever you draw.

10. How to use the Brush tool

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Mark White talks you through how to use the Brush tool in Photoshop in our step-by-step guide. This includes helpful guides to what each of the icons in the Brush palette mean.

11. How to combine images

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How to combine images teaches you one of the most powerful aspects of Photoshop, the ability to combine images to form imaginative composites. Discover how to do so in this easy-to-follow tutorial.

12. How to apply filters

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How to apply filters shows you that it’s easy to add quick effects to an image using filters in Photoshop CC. Filters can also be combined to create unique results, as this tutorial demonstrates.

13. Edit your first photo

Photoshop tutorials: Edit your first photo

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This beginner-level Photoshop tutorial teaches you how to edit your first photoBring out the best in your photos with the fundamental photo-editing techniques outlined here.

14. Instantly share your photo and designs

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Instantly share your photo and designs shows you how to quickly show your work to clients and co-workers, or share an idea instantly via email, text, social media, and more, all within Photoshop.

15. What is Camera Raw?

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What is Camera Raw? Make quick and reversible edits with Adobe Camera Raw. This video-based demonstration walks through the principles and the practice of using Camera Raw.

16. Create your first design

Photoshop tutorials: Create your first design

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Create your first design is a series of videos that introduces how to work with layers, combine images, use layer masks, and add creative graphics, text, and effects. You can then use these skills to combine design assets into a simple, unique composite for print or online use.

17. Create an image for social media

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Create an image for social media is a beginner-level Photoshop tutorial. It explains how to combine a photo, text and artwork for your Facebook, Twitter, and other social media posts.

18. How to use Photoshop layers: 6 top tips

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Our tutorial, how to use Photoshop layers: 6 top tips, will teach you to use Photoshop’s layer system. This is key to unlocking the software’s versatility. In this tutorial, you’ll find out how to everything from create layers to locking them, grouping them and adjusting opacity.

19. How to use Photoshop layer masks

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How to use Photoshop layer masks will help you streamline your digital art workflow. As any Photoshop beginner will quickly learn, layer masks are one of the most fundamental parts of the software: without them your work will look flat. Follow these seven tips and shortcuts to work more quickly and easily with layer masks.

20. Make quick selections in Photoshop

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The ability to perform simple cut-outs and masking tasks is a basic requirement of any designer. The step-by-step tutorial, make quick selections in Photoshop, runs through three basic techniques for creating simple selections, and then covers the layer mask options and how they work a little more in depth.

21. Digital painting with Photoshop CC for beginners

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Digital painting with Photoshop CC for beginners breaks down the process of creating a simple digital painting, from start to finish. If you can work on a canvas with paints, then many of the same painting techniques you use will transfer directly over to digitally painting in Photoshop. .

Next page: Intermediate Photoshop tutorials

22. How to create masks in Photoshop

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Paul Canavan offers tips to get you started at creating digital masks with how to create masks in Photoshop. Digital art Masks can seem daunting at first, but once you start using them you’ll never go back.

23. 6 essential Photoshop layers to improve your images

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In 6 essential Photoshop layers to improve your images, James Paterson outlines the six most frequently used Photoshop layers for image editing, and explains how you can use them to improve almost any photo.

24. How to use smart layers in Photoshop

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When incorporating repeating designs and patterns into an illustration, Smart layers are your friend. How to use Smart layers in Photoshop will teach you how to use them to create a separate layered PSD that can be embedded into your original PSD, allowing you to create a large-scale design element that can be resized without losing fidelity.

25. How to manage colours in Photoshop

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How to manage colours in Photoshop is a helpful tutorial in which Sebastian Bleak provides an overview for anyone who is new to colour management, with practical advice for managing colours in Photoshop.

26. Get creative with Photoshop Blend Modes

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Get creative with Photoshop Blend Modes will give you the power to combine layers and images for a huge variety of effects. James Paterson explains how these Photoshop effects work, and some of the wonderful things you can do with them.

27. Easy ways to add texture to vector graphics in Photoshop

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Try our tutorial, easy ways to add texture to vector graphics in Photoshop, and discover how to quickly and easily apply textured elements to your flat vector graphic in Photoshop, from the fairly basic to the more advanced layer mask options.

28. How to create a Snapchat Geofilter in Photoshop

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Discover how to create a Snapchat Geofilter in Photoshop with this simple step-by-step guide from Simon Middleweek.

29. Photoshop for web design: 20 pro tips

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In Photoshop for web design: 20 pro tips, David Everly and Dan Rose offer some top tips for being more efficient when creating website graphics.

30. Make a composite in Photoshop

Make a composite in Photoshop is another of Adobe’s one-minute series of videos. This tutorial shows you a quick way to make a composite in Photoshop, in the time it takes you to boil a kettle.

31. Make an animated GIF in Photoshop

Who doesn’t love an animated GIF? Follow this make an animated GIF in Photoshop video from Adobe and learn how to make your own, directly in Photoshop.

32. Get creative with Face-Aware Liquify

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Get creative with Face-Aware Liquify explores Photoshop’s Liquify tool. The tool has some powerful facial recognition skills, enabling it to detect areas of the face, such as the eyes, mouth and overall face shape, so you can adjust and warp them with impunity. This tutorial explains how to get the most from it.

33. Create style frames in Photoshop

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This guide teaches you how to create style frames in Photoshop. A style frame is a snapshot of a finished frame as it would look within a longer animation. It aims to capture the overall look and feel of an animated or live action video, but in a still image.

34. Make a double exposure in Photoshop

Make a double exposure in Photoshop is an Adobe 60-second Make It Now video. It shows you how to use Photoshop to create an impressive double exposure effect.

35. The Refine Edge box tool explained

Learn about the seven main features of the Refine Edge tool in this tutorial: The Refine Edge box tool explained. If you’ve ever tried to change the background of a person with frizzy hair or a horizon dotted with bushy foliage, you’ll know just how intensely time consuming this can be. Luckily the Photoshop CC Refine Edge box tool is here to make your life easier.

36. Combine traditional and digital skills to create a comic cover

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Combine traditional and digital skills to create a comic cover shows you how to draw a comic cover by hand, then take it into Photoshop to colour and light it, then add eye-catching filters.  If you like working with traditional materials, this is one of many things you can do in Photoshop to give your work more impact.

37. Rapid site prototyping in Photoshop CC

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Photoshop CC offers a comprehensive toolset for mocking up websites quickly and easily. In Rapid site prototyping in Photoshop CC, Antony Kitson explains how to use the key features to get an idea across to a client or developer.

38. Age a photograph in Photoshop CC

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This tutorial will teach you to age a photograph in Photoshop CC using the duotone technique. Ageing a photograph in Photoshop is a classic technique that can turn a ho-hum, full colour image into something striking. However, it’s more than merely converting a photograph to sepia tones and calling it a day.

39. Make a poster from a template in Photoshop

Make a poster from a template in Photoshop is a Photoshop tutorial from Adobe that will show you how to make a poster from a template – in under 60 seconds. Whether you’re a beginner or just want a (very) quick refresher, this walkthrough will have you designing posters faster than ever.

Next page: Advanced Photoshop tutorials

40. Colourise greyscale work in Photoshop

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In Colourise greyscale work in Photoshop, Stephan McGowan walks you through the techniques and tools he uses to create full-colour images from a greyscale line-art starting point, using Photoshop’s default tools.

41. Create a glowing neon text effect

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Learn how to create a glowing neon text effect, it’s much easier than you might think, says Mark White. This entire tutorial shows you how to do so using just one background image.

42. Use the Pen tool and textures to add depth

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Illustrator Charlie Davis shows you how to use the Pen tool and textures to add depth. He offers a series of core techniques for creating a peaceful countryside scene. You’ll also learn how to apply masks, and how to use textures from Adobe Stock to add depth and warmth.

43. Paint colourful art in Photoshop

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In Paint colourful art in Photoshop, Randy Bishop outlines several key techniques he uses as an illustrator in Photoshop: rough concepts, clean line work, colour, light and shadow, and some of the pitfalls that people tend to fall into while working through an illustration.

44. How to add 3D art to a Photoshop image

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Adobe Fuse offers a simple way to create and customise 3D characters in a matter of minutes. How to add 3D art to a Photoshop image explains how it works, and shows how to combine 3D creations with a 2D image for a dramatic composite.

45. Wrap textures around an object

Photoshop tutorials: wrap textures

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Learn how to wrap textures around an object with Bram Sels. Painting textures on 3D objects can be tricky, because you can easily become confused by the details of the texture that wraps around the shape you’re painting. This tut shows you how to keep the two separate.

46. Master the Mixer brush in Photoshop

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Master the Mixer brush in Photoshop and it will enable you to quickly make brushstrokes in the style of a traditional artist. In this simple to follow tutorial, Wangjie Li demonstrates how to use it.

47. How to create your own colour palette in Photoshop

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How to create your own colour palette in Photoshop is a useful tutorial. A colour palette can be an invaluable research tool. Alix Branwyn explains how you can build your colour library in Photoshop.

48. Build a custom brushes library

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Michelle Hoefener explores how to build a custom brushes library by collecting stock brushes from the web, creating your own brushes from scratch, editing pre-existing brushes that come with Photoshop and organising your brushes into an easy-to-browse library.

49. 7 essential Photoshop Blend mode tips and tricks

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In 7 essential Photoshop Blend mode tips and tricks, James Paterson explores the most useful Photoshop Blend modes and how they can help you in your day to day work. Whether you’re dodging and burning, hand-painting or portrait‑toning, Blend modes can make the job easier.

50. How to use Control Points in Photoshop

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This tutorial explains how to use Control Points in Photoshop. Most Photoshop users will be familiar with making selections or using masks to isolate areas for selective adjustments, but Control Points are different. You simply click on a point, adjust the circular area to fit over whatever you want to target, and the software will work out what you want to adjust by seeking out similar tones.

51. How to transform a pencil sketch

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In how to transform a pencil sketch, Don Seegmiller walks through how you can make your hand-drawn sketches easier to work with in Photoshop.

52. How to use Photoshop’s ‘Match Font’ feature

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This tutorial will teach you how to use Photoshop’s ‘Match Font’ feature. With the addition of the Match Font feature, Adobe has taken the legwork out of the laborious task of scouring font book, your type client, or online foundries to get the closest match to the typography sample you’ve seen. Luke O’Neill reveals how to get the best results from it.

53. Create painterly effects in Photoshop CC

This create painterly effects in Photoshop CC tutorial contains two videos from Adobe to help you take your Photoshop CC skills to the next level

You’ll create painterly effects using Photoshop’s range of Edvard Munch paintbrushes.

54. The ultimate guide to compositing images in Photoshop

Photoshop tutorials: compositing images

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The ultimate guide to compositing images in Photoshop is a one-stop shop for compositing images. Of all Photoshop projects, compositing images into one fantastic frame is perhaps the most enjoyable and creative pursuit. In this Photoshop tutorial we’ll show you how to shoot, build and finish off convincing Photoshop composites, like this image of a dog crossed with a human tennis player.

55. Colour in Photoshop: top tricks

Photoshop tutorials: colour

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Colour in Photoshop: top tricks will teach you how to paint with muted colours and create a festival scene tinged with nostalgia, featuring Hong Kong’s Lion Dancers, using various Photoshop effects.

56. Turn photos into 3D animations with Photoshop

Photoshop tutorials: 3D animations

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Turn photos into 3D animations with Photoshop will allow you to add depth to photos (or even animate the results), to truly breathe some fresh air into our old still albums, using its timeline capabilities.

57. Get more from custom Photoshop brushes

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Get more from custom Photoshop brushes is a tutorial that shows you the endless things that can be done with custom brushes inside Photoshop’s Natural Brush Media window. Learn how to manipulate your brush to create patterns, textures, hair, a painterly feel, happy accidents and so on.

58. Create a cinemagraph with Photoshop in 60 seconds

Create a cinemagraph with Photoshop in 60 secondsAdobe’s Make It Now video series shows you how to create a cinemagraph – an eye-catching moving image – in a minute.

59. Depict light glowing through fur

When painting digital light in fur, Photoshop’s strong light layer styles can help, and depict light glowing through fur shows you how to do it. By switching between Soft Light, Hard Light and Overlay, and seeing what works best, you can achieve that very particular kind of glowing light that appears when light is scattered through and between strands of hair.

60. Photoshop tips: next-level lighting advice

Photoshop tutorials: light

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Photoshop tips: next-level lighting advice will give your art in Photoshop an extra level of realism with these insights on lighting from Suzanne Helmigh.

61. Turn day into night using Photoshop

Photoshop tutorials: day to night

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How to turn day into night using Photoshop is a tutorial that teaches you how to convert a sunny landscape into an atmospheric night scene. The simple step-by-step guide makes it a breeze.