50 Cool Photoshop Tutorials for beginners

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Before you become the master of Photoshop, you have to learn Tutorials for Photoshop beginners. Even the most complex digital artworks are built on a foundation of simple actions. This article is a collection of some cool Photoshop tutorials for beginners – this is a place to start.

1.How to correctly position subjects in an image

How many times we look at a montage and instinctively we detect there something wrong; the subject clearly looks superimposed. There is a very simple rule that applies in every image and it can make your subjects really appear like they were originally in the shot.

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2.Manipulating a WW2 Fighter Aircraft

In this tutorial we will be learning some indispensable techniques to use for any type of photo-manipulation. We will be doing this by taking a photograph of a model plane and editing it to to look like a photograph of a WW2 spitfire which has just been shot down and is on fire.

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3.5 Common Photoshop Myths Solved for Absolute Beginners

In this post, author will provide 5 Simple, Yet Useful Photoshop “How-to”s for Absolute Beginners. Take a look and hopefully you will see after all, Photoshop is not that hard to start with!

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4.6 Quick’n’Dirty Photoshop Text Effects From Scratch

Photoshop is great for embellishing display text with little effects. When you add layer styles into the equation, you have the added benefit of the styles being easily transferable. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make six different effects using just layer styles. So really this is like six tutorials in one!

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5.A Beginner’s Guide to Photoshop Masks – Part One

In Part One of this Beginner’s Guide to Photoshop Masks, author will show you some basic information about masks and simple way of adding, deleting and painting on layer mask.

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6.Make a Turn of the Century Vaudeville Poster

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how create a turn-of-the-century Vaudeville poster. This uniquely appealing style of advertisement was popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s. You sir! You madam! Step right up and prepare to be amazed as we transport an image of two friends back in time to create a poster advertisement without compare!

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7.Bridge is Going to be Your Best Friend

This tutorial is part of a 25-part video series demonstrating everything you will need to know to start working in Photoshop.

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8.Create a Roadmap Poster in Photoshop

Learn how to create a very simple but a pretty roadmap poster in Photoshop. In this tutorial author will use layer styles, blend modes and a little of adjustments layers.

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9.3D Pixel Stretch Effects in Photoshop

Stretching a single line of pixels is an easy way to create special digital effects in graphic design. By taking this technique a step further, we can create wonderful, vibrant 3D effects right in Photoshop!

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10.Create a Magical Flaming Heart Illustration in Photoshop

The Warp feature in Photoshop can be a powerful tool if you know how to use it correctly. In today’s tutorial we will demonstrate how to combine a few stock images to create a magical flaming heart illustration. Let’s get started!

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11.Photoshop For Beginners: The Power of Layers

This is the third of a series of tutorials thought for Photoshop beginners. I’ll explain in depth those features that can result difficult to understand for a newbie. In the previous two articles I’ve explained how the pen tool works and some useful extracting techniques.

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12.Getting Started with Photoshop

This tutorial on SitePoint, a popular site for web professionals, will guide you through the Photoshop fundamentals and the basic tools available at your disposal. It’s an excellent jump-off point that will give you an understanding of what you’re up against.

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13.Photoshop’s Toolbox

In this Photoshop tutorial, you will get a beginner’s overview of the various tools contained within the Tools panel. From the selection tools to the retouching tools, you’ll learn all about them and their uses.

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14.How to remove the background of an image: Magic Wand

In this tutorial we’ll use the Magic wand. This method is functional if we have a uniform background and the figure does not contain complicated edges.

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15.Recreating Magnifying Glass in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial  going to show you how to draw a magnifying glass and do the right thing reflected in it.

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16.Create a Spectacular Flaming Meteor Effect on Text

Take typography one step further by having text falling from the sky in a burning inferno. Yes, this is the text-on-fire tutorial to end all tutorials. It uses a little Illustrator for the text and a lot of Photoshop to burn up the screen!

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17.Create beautiful glowing flowers

Learn how to Create beautiful glowing flowers

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18.Photoshop For Beginners: The Power of Layers

This guide will walk you through the utility of layers using a hands-on, step-by-step approach (so fire up Photoshop and get ready to get your hands dirty before diving in).

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19.Give Your Photos a Retro Comic Book Effect

This tutorial will show you how to give a comic book look to your photos using a couple of filters and some additional decorations.

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20.Photoshop’s Filters

Filters are used to change the appearance of an image, layer or selection in Photoshop. In this tutorial, I’ll introduce you to some common filters, and show you how to use them.

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21.Urban Ink Photo Effect

Learn how to create this photo effect with just two layers by using all blending options instead of layer masks. This photo effect works great on photos with a simple background.

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22.Layer Styles in Photoshop

Adding layer styles, using layer style presets that come with Photoshop, what the various layer effects do, and more are covered in this tutorial.

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23.Photoshop 101 – Adjustment Layers

Adjustment layers are Photoshop layers that affect all other layers beneath them (unless you use an adjustment layer as a clipping mask — but that’s an advanced topic for another day). It’s typically used to enhance a graphic, such as if you want to adjust the colors of an image (which you can do with the Color Balance adjustment layer).

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24.Using Photomerge for Stunning Panoramic Photos (and some tips for shooting panoramics)

Photoshop features a powerful stitching tool to create panoramas from a series of photographs. In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to use the Photomerge tool in Photoshop CS3 to stitch a series of photos into a panorama.

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25.Retouch and Healing Tools

This Photoshop tutorial covers the various tools and commands that you can use to retouch and enhance your image, including a run-down of the Patch tool, sharpening tools, and more.

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26.Create an “Awesome” Wrinkled Sticker

Burn and Dodge are very powerful tools that you can use in Photoshop to create a great number of things. In today’s quick tip tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a wrinkled sticker in Photoshop using these fantastic tools. Let’s get started!

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27.A Comprehensive Introduction to the Type Tool

Whether you want to add a text caption on a photograph, lay out a brochure’s copy, or create your typographical poster masterpiece, the tool that will help you get the work accomplished is the humble, but powerful, Type tool.

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28.Silhouettes and Gradients

Sometimes a print or online project needs an outline-type silhouette instead of an actual photo, in order to illustrate a project. By using the Threshold tool and the Gradient tool, we can make a few unique effects to complement a print of online design.

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29.How To Use The Free Transform Tool

The Free Transform command is going to be your go-to tool for resizing, rotating, and modifying your graphics. This Photoshop tutorial will show you just how handy Free Transform is in your image editing workflow.

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30.Easy HDR Technique by Cristian Iancu

Big shout out to Trey Ratcliff for clearing things up for me with HDR’s–he has a great tutorial and I will always be a fan of his amazing work–to Nicalai, for taking this wonderful picture and, last but not least, to Abduzeedo for making this public.

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31.Master Photoshops Selection Tools in Under 30 Minutes

Set aside 30 minutes, follow this Photoshop tutorial, and you’ll know all there is to know about the assorted tools and techniques for selecting areas in your work.

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32.Learn Sepia in Selective Mode

Learn how to use Photoshop to create selectively add a dramatic sepia effect a photo. This Photoshop effect works best when used with Photoshop CS3 but will also work with Photoshop CS2 or older using an alternative method.

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33.Installing And Managing Brushes And Other Presets

I’ve had a few noobs ask about installing Brushes, Shapes in Photoshop, so in this tutorial I’ll demonstrate how to install new Photoshop Brushes and also discuss a few techniques that will help you keep your additions organized and safe.

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34.Photoshop Actions

Do you find yourself repeating certain tasks in Photoshop over and over again? Maybe you’re constantly resizing your images manually to a certain width and then saving them as a JPEG for use on your blog.

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35.Getting Started with Photoshop Article

Here author will cover some of the basic tools and tasks that will be drawn on in the later chapters.

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36.How to remove objects from an image

In this tutorial I will show you a very simple technique to remove objects from an image


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37.Create Widescreen Wallpaper via Image Merging in Photoshop

In this tutorial, author will show you how you can Create Widescreen Wallpaper via Image Merging in Photoshop.

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38.Photoshop Rain Effect – Adding Rain To A Photo

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39.Photoshop Puzzle Effect

In this Photoshop effects tutorial, we’re going to look at how to easily create a Photoshop puzzle effect, allowing us to turn any photo into a jigsaw puzzle!

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40.Cast Light From A Window

In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, we’re going to learn how to take an ordinary photo and give it more focus and impact by creating a light source and shining it on the main subject through a window.

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41.Photo Cutout

Create this fun cutout effect that makes the subject look like it’s coming in or out of a printed photo. In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to use Photoshop’s Extract tool, layer masks, and layer styles to create a cutout from a photo.

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42.Canvas Texture Imitation

One more interesting tutorial how to create canvas texture imitation from the photography. Here  show you the method how to simulate the maximum texture of canvas.

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43.Glass Ball

During the course of this Photoshop tutorial we’re going through 9 major steps to create a glass ball. The main goal of this tutorial is that you get an idea how to approach this. It’s not that important to remember all settings, but it’s more important that you understand what’s exactly happening.

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44.Amazing Photoshop light effect in 10 Steps

Last year I had written a tutorial showing how to create some lighting effects in Photoshop, it was called Magic Lighting Effects. A lot of people liked it, but some people still have some questions on how to achieve that effect.

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45.Getting Started in Photoshop

Photoshop’s interface can be a confusing place to first time users. This lesson will show you what’s what, and how to navigate through the behemoth which is Photoshop.

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46.Dragging layers between documents

You can copy a layer from one document to another by clicking on it in the Layers palette and dragging it across to the second document window:

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47.How to Use Photoshop Smart Filters

With CS3′s Smart Filters, you can edit any filter at any time, without destroying any pixels. Here’s how to use them.

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48.Soft Focus Effect Techniques

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49.Photoshop For Beginners: Understanding Layer Masks

Today I will show you one of the most powerful Photoshop tool: layer masks. They can result difficult to use for a beginner, but once understood how they work, you won’t need the Eraser tool anymore.

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50.Create Your Own Custom Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts

In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, we’re going to look at how to create your own custom Photoshop keyboard shortcuts.

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