This a list of quality Photoshop tutorials and freebies, curated by the lovely moderators for this forum. All links are outside Pixel Scrapper. If you have a suggestion, please leave it in the comments below. Also don't forget to visit our own Tutorials Forum where you see all the Pixel Scrapper tutorials and leave requests.
Learn it All
- Misting and Brush Techniques from JustJaimee.com, video
- Aligning & Spacing Elements from Sahlin Studio
- Creating Circular Text from Debbie Hodge
- Making a Custom Shape from an Image
- Realistic Shadowing in Photoshop, with free layer styles, by Megan Turnidge
- Replacing a Color in Photoshop from Beautiful Mess Studio, video
- Out of gamut colors from our forum section, Cat Armstrong.
- Working with Skin
- How to fake doodled circles by Megan Turnridge
- Creating Sketchy Text by PSD Dude
- Using Vectors (.EPS and .AI) in Photoshop
Video Tutorials from our own Judy Salerno
Beginner list using Photoshop CS5
- Opening Files and Working With Adobe Bridge
- Working With The Tools Panel
- Hidden Tools
- Changing a Selected Area
- Opening Another File
- Tool Properties
- Undoing Actions
- Undoing Actions Continued
- The Context Menu
- Working With Panels
○ Getting Started Tutorial 2
○ How to straighten and crop a picture
○ How to replace color
○ Using the sponge tool
○ Using the clone stamp tool
○ Using the spot healing tool
○ Using content aware
○ How to use Unsharp Mask
○ Saving your work
Changing the Interface Settings in Photoshop CS6
- If you do not like the dark interface of Photoshop you can change it. Take a look at the instructional video to see how.
Beginner list using Photoshop CS6
If you have upgraded to Photoshop CS6, you will find that there are differences in CS6.
Basic Photo Corrections video lessons
The degree of retouching that is done depends on the image you are working on and the intended outcome. For most images this can be achieved by using Adobe Camera Raw and a few clicks to adjust the image. When you are done with the adjustments go to Photoshop to do some advanced retouching.
- Adjusting the color in Camera Raw
- Straightening and cropping the image in Photoshop
- Replacing colors in an image
- Adjusting saturation with the Sponge tool
- Repairing areas with the Clone Stamp tool
- Using the Spot Healing Brush tool
Customizing Your Photoshop Work area:
- Customizing Your work area - Basic information
- Customizing Your Work area Part 2 - General Preferences
- Customizing your work area Part 3 - General Preferences 2
- Customizing your work area Part 4 - File Handling
- Customizing Your Work area - Cursor Preferences
- Customizing Your Work area - Controlling Transparency & Gamut Preferences
Layers, layer styles, and layer masks have become such an essential component of Photoshop that it’s hard to believe that the early versions of Photoshop didn’t have layers. Today, so much of what you do in Photoshop, you will do on layers.
Go to the first of a series of video -- Lock Transparent Pixels
Apply a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer.
Before adjustment layers, when one wanted to make an adjustment to color, curves, levels, or hue saturation, they couldn’t go back and modify it. They were stuck with it. There were ways to work around the issue, but that’s all they were—work-around. Adjustment layers offer you the ability to make an adjustment and then go back at any time and modify the adjustment. From the designer’s perspective, it’s the difference between being trapped with their choices and being free to experiment.
Adjustment layers are also a record of the adjustments you make. For example, if you are working on a new layer and want to know what color correction you made to a previous layer, all you need to do is check the adjustment layer. In the old days, they used an old-fashioned method to keep track of this information—a pencil and paper!
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Tutorial - Creating colorful sticker titles
- Photo actions at The CoffeeShop Blog
- Photo actions at Paint the Moon
- Photo actions at Yellow Sky Actions, on Facebook
- Photo actions at Everyday Elements
- Photo actions at Panos FX
- Photo actions at Oh So Posh, on Facebook
- Eyeinspire, CU ok
- Lost and Taken, CU ok
- Shadow House Creations, CU ok
- My Second Skin, CU ok
- Inadesign Creations, CU ok
- Pixel Dust, CU ok
From Tina Shaw
I ran across a few CS extensions/plugins that you may find useful...
GuideGuide - add multiple guide lines at once
Save Panel - configure buttons that saves documents with your favorite settings
A few more HERE!