Getting Started: Exceptionally Great Beginner Photoshop Tutorials

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Adobe Photoshop is most powerful image editing software, having great variety of tools to do your desired actions in order to create astonishing graphics and making image look better. Photoshop has major market share in the class of image editing softwares. Although it  is the best software available but it is not easy to learn, it can take a heck of time and guidance to learn its basics. If you want to learn Photoshop or you are just getting started with it then you found the right place. In this roundup we have compiled a list of absolute basic Photoshop tutorials for getting started with Photoshop.

1. Getting Started with Photoshop

If you are just getting started with Photoshop then this article is worth a read, it discusses Photoshop and Fireworks interfaces and common tools, and explains few basic tasks such as creating new documents and saving files for the Web. If you go through it whole article you will have basic knowledge of all tools you will need to work with.

Getting Started with Photoshop

2. Photoshop’s Toolbox

In this tutorial, Photoshop’s Toolbox will be introduced to you, describing the basic functions of every tool present in Toolbox.

Photoshop’s Toolbox

3. Create Your Own Custom Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts

Using Keyboard shortcuts is a great way to speed up your workflow and make both you and Photoshop much more efficient. In this tutorial you will learn how to create custom keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop.

Photoshop keyboard shortcuts

4. Photoshop Secret Shortcuts

This list provides you 30 secret Photoshop shortcuts. “Secret” because they are  not mentioned in the menus. They will surly help you in boost your productivity.

Photoshop Secret Shortcuts

5. Working with Layers in Photoshop

Learning Photoshop Layers should be very important to learn Photoshop. Layers are like parts of an image, working on different layers will make it lot easier and will not effect other parts on the image, we can also say that layers are like colorless papers arranged on top of each other, on which we can work separately without making any changes to other papers.

Working with Layers in Photoshop

6. Photoshop Pen Tool Guide

Pen tool is very important as it is used in drawing shapes and objects. This guide will teach you to create simple shapes using Pen tool.

Photoshop Pen Tool Guide

7. Making Selections With The Pen Tool

If you don’t want any conflicts in making selections in Photoshop then you should know how to use Pen tool as a selection tool. It is the best practice to use Pen tool for selection and this basic guide will help you if you don’t know how to use Pen tool for making selection.

Making Selections With The Pen Tool

8. Photoshop Shapes

In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, you will learn everything you need to know to create and work with custom shapes in Photoshop.

Photoshop Shapes

9. Photoshop Brush Tool: A Basic Guide

Mainly Photoshop Brush Tool is used to fill colors in pictures, but it has many other uses also, in fact you can explore this tool in endless ways. This comprehensive article will make you understand the Brush Tool and its main features.

Photoshop Brush Tool

10. Installing And Managing Brushes

This basic Photoshop tutorial will demonstrate how to install brushes and few techniques that will help you keep your additions organized and safe.

Installing And Managing Brushes And Other Presets

11. The hidden power of Photoshop brush tool

Discover the hidden power of Photoshop Brush tool with this guide.

The hidden power of Photoshop brush tool

12. Creating your own Custom Adobe Photoshop Brushes

If you want some creativity and don’t want to use same brushes which are used again and again by other people then you can create your own custom brush. This tutorials will help you in doing so.

Creating your own Custom Adobe Photoshop Brushes

13. Photoshop Gradients

A gradient is a fill consisting of two or more colors blending together. In this guide you will learn how to create and use Photoshop Gradients.

Photoshop Gradients

14. A Comprehensive Introduction to Photoshop Selection Techniques

If you are facing any difficulties in making selections in Photoshop then this comprehensive guide about selection tools and techniques will definitely help you. It discuss different ways to make selection, more techniques you learn, better it will be.

A Comprehensive Introduction to Photoshop Selection Techniques

15. Image Masking Tools

“Image masking is the process of marking the background around the object that effectively instructs the Photoshop software to print only what’s inside the selection and ignore everything that’s outside.” This guide will teach you how to use Image Masking Tools effectively.

Image Masking Tools

16. Photoshop Adjustment Layers

Photoshop Adjustment Layers allow you to apply an effect to a group of layers and edit that effect later while preserving original layers. In this tutorial you will learn the benefits of working with Photoshop Adjustment Layers.

Photoshop Adjustment Layers

17. Photoshop’s Filters

Using Photoshop Filters you can change the appearance of an image, any selection or layer in Photoshop. This tutorial will demonstrate how to apply and use some common Photoshop Filters.

Photoshop’s Filters

18. Retouch and Healing Tools

Retouching and Healing tools are very handy when you need to touch-up bit or spot healing in images. This tutorial will enable you to use some common healing tools.

Retouch and Healing Tools

19. Photoshop Actions

Photoshop Actions make your work super fast, imagine you have to resize 50 or 60 images using Photoshop and you don’t know how to use Photoshop Actions? Huge trouble. For this purpose you can define a specific action first and it will resize images all by itself. This tutorial will help you in making and using Photoshop Actions.

Photoshop Actions

20. Use The Grid in Photoshop

“The Grid is the perfect alignment tool for graphic design, and is very easy to use. By combining the Grid with the “Snap” feature, users can perfectly align objects along grid lines and subdivisions.” Learn how to use Grid effectively from this tutorial.

Use The Grid

21. A Comprehensive Introduction to the Type Tool

Everybody knows Type tool is one of the most popular and powerful tool. Anyone can use it but this tutorial will explore all the potential this tool got, you will learn many techniques about type tool here.

A Comprehensive Introduction to the Type Tool

22. A Basic Guide to Photoshop’s 3D Tools

“From opening a 3D file to rotating, scaling and moving it, working with meshes, creating textures or even materials, adding lights, and more, this tutorial covers most of the secrets of the useful feature 3D Tools of Photoshop CS4 Extended. If you have it, why don’t you try? I can assure you that this guide will help you discover a brand new world of infinite possibilities.”

A Basic Guide to Photoshop’s 3D Tools

23. Creating Custom Patterns

Creating Custom Patterns

24. Add Visual Texture 3 Easy Steps

Add Visual Texture 3 Easy Steps

25. Light Effect On A Model

Light Effect On A Model

26. Colour Invert Effect

Colour Invert Effect

27. Create Elegant Curvy Lines with Pen Tool in Photoshop

Create Elegant Curvy Lines with Pen Tool

28. Design a Glossy Download Icon

Design a Glossy Download Icon

29. Create Dramatic Wrinkles

Dramatic Wrinkles

30. Making the ATI LOGO

Making the ATI LOGO

31. Modern Art

Modern Art

32. Pencil It In

Pencil It In

33. Awesome digital bokeh effect in Photoshop

Awesome digital bokeh effect in Photoshop

34. 6 Quick’n’Dirty Photoshop Text Effects From Scratch

6 Quick’n'Dirty Photoshop Text Effects From Scratch

35. A Draw-Through Technique, With a Spaceship

A Draw-Through Technique

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5 Comments Best Comments First
  • Brett Widmann

    Thursday, January 27th, 2011 20:58

    5

    This is a great collection of tutorials! Thank you. These will be very helpful.

    0
  • Dakota83

    Saturday, September 18th, 2010 23:05

    2

    Exelent lessons. Thanks!

    -1
  • KA

    Monday, September 20th, 2010 08:10

    3

    Nice list of tutorials :) I think there is so much to learn about photoshop, and the average user probably uses like 3% of it!

    -1
  • Riley

    Saturday, September 18th, 2010 19:29

    1

    i would love using photoshop but it costs so much and it looks so cool you should do a blog about making a website webs.com you can make free websites on

    -1
  • Shumi

    Monday, September 27th, 2010 12:56

    4

    Good tutorial. It is very much helpful for the beginners.

    -1
  • Brett Widmann

    Thursday, January 27th, 2011 20:58

    5

    This is a great collection of tutorials! Thank you. These will be very helpful.

    0
  • Shumi

    Monday, September 27th, 2010 12:56

    4

    Good tutorial. It is very much helpful for the beginners.

    -1
  • KA

    Monday, September 20th, 2010 08:10

    3

    Nice list of tutorials :) I think there is so much to learn about photoshop, and the average user probably uses like 3% of it!

    -1
  • Dakota83

    Saturday, September 18th, 2010 23:05

    2

    Exelent lessons. Thanks!

    -1
  • Riley

    Saturday, September 18th, 2010 19:29

    1

    i would love using photoshop but it costs so much and it looks so cool you should do a blog about making a website webs.com you can make free websites on

    -1

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