Category: Photoshop Basics Collection

 

We all need to start somewhere. Photoshop is an immense program with a tool, tab, or technique to accomplish any creative task. We break down the fundamentals of over 60 tools from the Brush Tool, to the Pen Tool, to Channels and more!

Easy   |   10 Hours   |   60 Video Tutorials

 

Just as a painter may turn his canvas for an easier brush stroke, turn your image for easier editing! This is especially useful when using a pen and tablet.

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Need to get precise? Zoom in! Images are getting more and more detailed as new cameras are released, so zoom in and get to the details.

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The Quick Mask Tool is great whenever you are working with selection tools. It helps clearly define what you do and do not have selected.

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Add creative and artistic effects to your images using the Filter Gallery.

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Save yourself the hassle of trying to eyeball it and use The Alignment Tool. You can even align objects within the confines of a selection.

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Rounding the corners of a rectangle can give you a much softer look that’s easier on the eye. Great for creating buttons or icons, we’ll teach you all the ways to use this versatile shape.

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Not happy with the changes you made? Go back in time using History. Photoshop records all of your actions and allows you to go back to previous versions of your image.

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Learn to make perfect selections of shapes with straight edges like architecture, products, and landscapes. Master the tool that has the precision of the Marquee Tool and the flexibility of the Lasso Tool!

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The Polygon Tool allows you to create a shape with as many sides as you want. Best of all, they are vector based objects, so they can be scaled up and down without losing quality.

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Learn to use the Patch Tool to replace minor blemishes and distractions or use it to duplicate any object or area in your photos.

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Learn all of the tricks that the Eyedropper Tool has to offer. Select the colors you need with precision, safe your favorite colors for later use, and even grab colors from external programs!

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One of the most essential tools in Photoshop, the Crop Tool can help you remove empty space from a photo, adjust composition, or change aspect ratio.

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Red eye is not as much of a problem as it once was, but if you do find yourself editing an image with red eye, this is the perfect tool to use.

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For irregular shapes and objects, you can freely draw with the Lasso Tool to get the selection you need. Learn to adjust your selections, add borders, and add feathering!

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Get anything out of the way with the Content-Aware Move Tool! Move an object in an image, while Photoshop fills the gap by automatically sampling surrounding areas.

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There are several tools in Photoshop that will help you get accurate measurements, but the easiest one to use is the Ruler tool.

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When cropping isn’t enough, try the Perspective Crop Tool! Not only can you adjust composition and aspect ratio but you can also straighten objects in an image that might be slightly distorted.

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Based off of color and tone, the Magic Wand Tool can make quick work out of the most complex selections. Learn what situations are best for this powerful tool and how to add and subtract from your selections to make them perfect.

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The Marquee Tool is one of many selection tools that can select objects for color change, cut objects out, and replace part of an image. Best of all, it’s the easiest to use and a great entry into understanding how to master selections.

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Perfect for retouching areas that contain a hard edge or line, the Clone Stamp Tool is one of the go-to tools for any retoucher, composite artist, or photo editor.

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Blemishes be gone! The Healing Brush Tool is great for small and precise work such as removing scars, tattoos or a stray strand of hair.

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Select large areas easily with the Quick Selection Tool. Learn when and how to make the most of this smart feature and learn how to further refine your selections.

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The Spot Healing Brush Tool is great for removing blemishes and distractions from your image. Unlike the Healing Brush Tool, you don’t need to pick a sample area to work from, Photoshop does it for you.

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Perfect for images with high contrast, the Magnetic Lasso is a smart tool that can automatically detect edges, making the process of selecting an object incredibly easy! Learn how and when it’s best to use it in this tutorial.

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