While there are plenty of great learning resources available online, it’s often difficult for beginners to know where to start, because everything seems to be scattered. With this post, you’ll find links to plenty of resources to teach you all the basics and fundamentals of Photoshop, including:
The resources in this section will serve as an introduction for those who are new to Photoshop. They will help you to learn your way around the interface and with some of the basics of Photoshop.
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The Ultimate Guide to Customizing How You Work in Adobe Photoshop CC
More resources for learning the tools and UI:
In order to be able to efficiently and effectively work with Photoshop you will need a solid understanding of layers. The resources in this section provide guides for working with layers in Photoshop, as well as layer styles, layer masks and adjustment layers.
How to Install and Use Photoshop Styles (video)
More resources for learning about layers, layer styles, layer masks, and adjustment layers:
Photoshop’s pen tool can be used for impressive results, but it can be very difficult to use if you don’t understand how it works. The following resources will provide helpful guides to explain the pen tool and how you can use it in your own work.
Become a Master of the Pen Tool in Under 30 Minutes
More resources for the pen tool:
Brushes, patterns, shapes, and the other presets are an essential part of Photoshop. Whether you are using the presets that come with the software, downloading those created by other designers, or creating your own, learning the potential of these presets and how to work with them should be a priority.
How to Install and Use Photoshop Brushes (video)
Installing and Managing Brushes and Other Presets
How to Install and Use Photoshop Actions (video)
More resources for brushes and presets:
The type tool is a little more straightforward than some of the others for beginners, but it still helps to have a firm grasp of how the tool works and what you can do with text in Photoshop.
More learning resources related to the type tool:
With Photoshop’s transform capabilities you can edit and manipulate objects in a variety of different ways. The links provided below with get you started.
The are several different ways to make selections in Photoshop, and each technique has certain situations where it works better than others. Here you’ll learn about the basic selection tools and when to use them.
The clone stamp tool allows you to duplicate, or clone, an area. The resources below will explain how to tool works and how you can use it.
How to Use Content Aware Fill in Photoshop
More learning resources related to the clone stamp tool:
Photoshop’s various blend modes give users a lot of potential to create different results quickly and easily. The links in this section will explain how you can play with the blend modes of your layers and what types of changes it will have.
Photoshop has a number of different filters that you can use, and each has its own purpose and use. These links will explain some of the different filters, how they work, and when you should use them.
How to Use the Camera Shake Reduction Filer in Photoshop CC
Create Vignette Effects with the Radial Filter in Photoshop CC
Photoshop smart objects can help you to save time on repetitive tasks, and these links will show you how to use them.
If you use Photoshop a lot you will want to make the most of your time with it. The resources here will help you to work smarter with as little wasted time as possible.
How to Tune Photoshop CS6 for Peak Performance
Manage Your Layers More Efficiently with Photoshop CS6
More resources for efficiency and performance:
These links will show you how you can save and optimize images that are going to be used on websites, for maximum performance.
Saving Images for the Web in Photoshop CC
How to Save a Photo for Print in Photoshop CC
Colors are, of course, an essential part of any design. These resources will explain the basics of working with color in Photoshop.
More resources for working with color: