10 Best Photoshop Tutorials for Beginners

A Comprehensive Introduction to the Type Tool

Who doesn’t know the Type Tool? This is maybe one of the most powerful and useful tools of Photoshop. We’ve all used it at least once, but do you know all its potential? That’s why I decided to write a comprehensive guide about Photoshop’s Type tool, including do’s and don’ts of the most important features of this tool.

Master Photoshop Selection Tools in Under 30 Minutes

In this article I’ll explain some of the different and powerful selection tools that are available in Photoshop. This guide is aimed at beginners, but can hopefully provide a few extra pointers for more advanced users. Personally I find it very easy to get stuck using only one selection tool, when it can be beneficial to experiment with several in your work.

Getting Started with Photoshop

Photoshop and Fireworks are two of the most commonly used tools in the web designer’s arsenal. From the preparation of initial design comps to generating optimized graphics for a web page, most web designers rely heavily on these two programs.

Photoshop For Beginners: The Power of Layers

Photoshop power core: layers. It’s like to ask: how does Photoshop work? The answer is: with layers. Once understood this concept, everything in Photoshop will be more clear.

Photoshop 101: How To Use The Free Transform Tool

The free transform tool can be daunting if you don’t know how to use it. The tool has a lot of hidden options that make it quite powerful. In this tutorial we will be manipulating a simple square to show you the basics and then we will move on to a real life application.

Photoshop’s Pen Tool: The Comprehensive Guide

The Pen Tool makes appearances across almost the entire Adobe product range. Its function and behavior varies depending on the application, but by mastering it youll find you work quicker, smoother and with better results. This guide will give you a comprehensive basis for working with the Pen Tool in Photoshop.

How to Create a Mirror Image in Photoshop (Beginner)

Have you wanted to use an image, but it’s facing the wrong way, or it’s pointing left and you need it to point right?  Here is an easy way to flip the picture horizontally in Photoshop.

Installing and Using Brushes in Photoshop

Here is a simple tutorial to show you how to install and use brushes in Photoshop.  There are so many great free brushes that you can download to amplify your designs!

Using the Clone Tool- Photoshop

Ever see an imperfection you want to get rid of in a picture, or is there something you want to take out of the picture?  The clone tool in Photoshop is one of the best tools to make a photo look the way you want it to.

How to Feather Edges in Photoshop

Feathering, in Photoshop, is to gradually soften the edges of a photo until it becomes transparent.  In this tutorial, you will learn the basics of feathering.

Using the Clone Tool- Photoshop

Ever see an imperfection you want to get rid of in a picture, or is there something you want to take out of the picture?  The clone tool in Photoshop is one of the best tools to make a photo look the way you want it to.

Let’s start with a picture of the St. John’s River and the Main Street Bridge.  I want to get rid of the boat that is on the left side of the bridge.  (Get Picture to follow along)

Locate the Clone Tool in the Tools window (it looks like a rubber stamp).

 

Before you start using the Clone Tool, you want to make sure you have the right brush size. I chose a 30px 0% hardness brush. The size will depend on the detail and the size of your picture.

Now its time to use the Clone Tool.  Chose a spot right above the boat, so that the Clone Tool will pick up that area that looks the most like the area surrounding the boat.  Press and hold the Alt key and left click your mouse, then release both.  This will tell the Clone Tool where to clone from.  Now position the Clone Tool over the boat and start dragging the Clone Tool over the boat.

Drag the Clone Tool over the entire area of the boat.  It’s gone!  Remember this is a beginner tutorial so, depending on your picture, this may take a smaller brush and smaller strokes. You may also chose to sample from a different area of the picture as well.

Below is the pictured cleaned up, I took out the window glare with the Clone Tool.

That’s it!  Play with the Clone Tool on different pictures!  The possibilities are endless!