16 Photoshop resources including tips, tricks, and tutorials – for the beginner all the way up to the advanced Phothshop user.
New To Photoshop
Just learning Photoshop? Opening the program and seeing all the different options can be very daunting to a beginner. Here are a few resources I found that should be very useful to anyone new to Photoshop, upgrading to a newer version, or someone who just wants to better understand the basics.
Photoshop: An Introduction
This tutorial goes into the user interface of Photoshop CS2 in great detail. It is laid out very nicely. They breakdown pretty much every aspect and there are multiple screenshots – some are even color-coded to match with a description below the image. If you are new to Photoshop this one is a must.
Creating a New Document
Creating a new document might sound like a no-brainer, but there are many options when creating a new file in Phothshop. This video tutorial will help you learn all about it.
Photoshop Crash Course
Long tutorial – claims it will take just under 4 hours to get through – lots of images and good information. "The hope of this tutorial is to get you up and running in photoshop in less then four hour's time. It assumes no prior photoshop knowledge but an eagerness to learn." Definitely worth a look.
Photoshop Tips and Tricks for Beginners
Good list of tips and tricks for people who are new to Photoshop.
Photoshop Layers Essential Power Shortcuts
Learn how to work with layers in Phothshop CS2. Plenty of tips and tricks for the beginner or any level of user.
Tool Specific Tips and Tutorials
Extracting with the Pen Tool
Video tutorial showing how to accurately extract images from a background.
Overview on the Gradient Tool
In depth look at the gradient tool and how it is used.
Mastering Layer Mask
Learn the power of layer masks in Photoshop.
Type Tool: Tips and Tricks
Learn about the Type tool in Photoshop.
Custom Shapes and Layer Styles
Get more out of your custom shapes with these tips.
Other Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials
How to Imporve your Photoshop Skill
10 Tips to help you get better at Photoshop.
Photoshop CS2 Keyboard Shortcuts – PC
A list of keyboard shortcuts to help you work quicker.
Add Stock Textures to Images for extra Oomph
Nice tutorial showing you how to setup a scene in Photoshop and add a texture to make it pop.
A Slick Supernatural Text Effect
"In this tutorial we'll be creating a smokey night effect on text to give it an eerie supernatural sort of feel. It's a good exercise in using the Wave distortion filter…"
Bling Effect in Photoshop
Sweet gold bling effect in Photoshop.
Apply a cool puzzle looking effect to a photograph or image.
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