Photoshop can be an invaluable tool to a photographer, regardless of whether you are looking to do subtle touchups or more involved photo editing and manipulation. The challenge with Photoshop is that it is so powerful and complex there can be a steep learning curve.

If you want to learn how to master Photoshop you will need to start with the basics and get a solid foundation of knowledge on the tools and techniques. Once you are familiar and comfortable with the tools available to you, knowing how to use Photoshop to improve your photos will become much easier.

In this article we have gathered 40 tutorials that can be extremely helpful if you’re looking to learn more about how to use Photoshop. These free educational resources can help you to build that foundational knowledge. The tutorials have been broken down into two sections. In the first section you’ll find tutorials and articles that will introduce you to the Photoshop user interface and the essential tools for photo editing, and how they work. In the second section you’ll find tutorials that will walk you step-by-step through the process of different photo editing techniques, like touching up skin, whitening teeth, and much more.

Learning Photoshop’s Photo Editing Tools:

The Ultimate to Customizing How You Work in Photoshop CC

The Ultimate Guide to Customizing How You Work in Photoshop CC

 

The Photoshop Workspace

The Photoshop Workspace

 

Introduction to Photoshop Layers

Introduction to Photoshop Layers

 

Introduction to Photoshop Adjustment Layers

Introduction to Photoshop Adjustment Layers

 

Non-Destructive Photo Editing with Adjustment Layers in Photoshop

Non-Destructive Photo Editing with Adjustment Layers in Photoshop

 

 

Introduction to Blending Modes in Photoshop

Introduction to Blending Modes in Photoshop

 

Guide to Curves Adjustment Layers

Guide to Curves Adjustment Layers

 

Solving Exposure Problems Using Curves

Solving Exposure Problems Using Curves

 

Color Correction with the Curves Eyedropper in Photoshop

Color Correction with the Curves Eye Dropper in Photoshop

 

Introduction to Photoshop Levels Adjustments

Introduction to Photoshop Levels Adjustments

 

Rescuing Poorly Exposed Photos with Photoshop Levels

Rescuing Poorly Exposed Photos with Photoshop Levels

 

Guide to Channel Mixer Adjustment Layers

Guide to Channel Mixer Adjustment Layers

 

Guide to Black & White Adjustment Layers

Guide to Black & White Adjustment Layers

 

Guide to Color Lookup and Photo Filter Adjustment Layers

Guide to Color Lookup and Photo Filter Adjustment Layers

 

How to Adjust Specific Colors with Hue & Saturation Adjustment Layers in Photoshop

How to Adjust Specific Colors with Hue & Saturation Adjustment Layers in Photoshop

 

A Complete Beginner’s Guide to Masking in Photoshop

A Complete Beginner's Guide to Masking in Photoshop

 

Introduction to Dodge and Burn in Photoshop

Introduction to Dodge and Burn in Photoshop

 

Quick Selection Tool

Quick Selection Tool

 

Effects and Techniques Tutorials:

How to Smooth Skin in Photoshop

How to Smooth Skin in Photoshop

 

Skin Retouching Techniques

Skin Retouching Techniques

 

A Simple Way to Even Out Rough Skin Texture and Pores

A Simple Way to Even Out Rough Skin Texture and Pores

 

How to Whiten Teeth in Photoshop

How to Whiten Teeth in Photoshop

 

Change Eye Color in Photoshop in 1 Minute

Change Eye Color in Photoshop in 1 Minute

 

Retouching a Studio Portrait

Retouching a Studio Portrait

 

Removing Color Casts

Removing Color Casts

 

How to Boost Color

How to Boost Color

 

Quick and Easy White Balance Correction Tips

Quick and Easy White Balance Correction Tips

 

How to Replace a Sky Using Photoshop

How to Replace a Sky Using Photoshop

 

How to Easily Replace the Sky in Your Photos Using the Gradient Tool

How to Easily Replace the Sky in Your Photos Using the Gradient Tool

 

How to Stitch Multiple Photos Together Automatically with Photomerge in Photoshop

How to Stitch Multiple Photos Together Automatically with Photomerge in Photoshop

 

Remove Objects with the Content Aware Filter

Remove Onjects with the Content Aware Filter

 

How to Remove Distacting Objects

How to Remove Distracting Objects

 

How to Remove a Background in Photoshop

How to Remove a Background in Photoshop

 

Recovering Photo Details Using Shadows/Highlights in Photoshop

Recovering Photo Details Using Shadows/Highlights in Photoshop

 

Enhance Texture and Detail with Intelligent High Pass Sharpening

Enhance Texture and Detail with Intelligent High Pass Sharpening

 

Sharpening with Blur

Sharpening with Blur

 

How to Create Symmetry in Photoshop in 6 Easy Steps

How to Create Symmetry in Photoshop in 6 Easy Steps

 

Advanced Color Correction Tutorial

Advanced Color Correction Tutorial

 

Creating Vibrant Silhouettes in Photoshop

Creating Vibrant Silhouettes in Photoshop

 

How to Swap Heads in Photoshop

How to Swap Heads in Photoshop

About the Author

Marc Andre is the editor of PhotographyPla.net, a site the provides photographers with resources like Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, photo overlays, textures, print templates, and more.

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