Photoshop for beginners: master your photo editing workflow in 24 hours

Photoshop for Beginners: 04 Layers and masks

Photoshop CC is a complex and sophisticated program, but once you understand what it can do and how it works, the pieces will fall into place. In this guide to Photoshop for beginners we’ll take you through the stages of setting up the ideal photo editing workflow.

Lightroom white balance adjustments: master the shadow and highlight controls

Lightroom white balance adjustments: master the shadow and highlight controls

Discover how to master the shadow and highlight controls in Adobe Lightroom and make selective adjustments to the white balance for more even exposures.

Make an Ansel Adams landscape: try this workflow for classic black & white images

Make an Ansel Adams landscape: a simple workflow for classic black and white images

Ansel Adams has had a tremendous lasting effect on photography. In this tutorial we’ll show you how recreate the classic look and feel of an Ansel Adams landscape in Photoshop.

Photo to cartoon effect: how to use Photoshop to turn images into drawings

Photo to cartoon effect: how to use Photoshop to turn images into drawings or paintings

The photo-to-cartoon effect is one of our favourite Photoshop effects, and it’s surprisingly easy to achieve. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to turn photos to cartoons using an assortment of filters and simple brushwork.

The ideal Photoshop Elements workflow: how to streamline your photo editing

The ideal Photoshop Elements workflow: step 3

Discover how to set up the ideal photo editing workflow for Photoshop Elements. Our tutorial will show you how to import images into Elements, rate them and make several key first edits.

Electrify your portraits using Photoshop Elements

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Give your portrait a shot of electricity by creating glowing lines in Photoshop Elements.

Photoshop effects: how to make high-key portraits and film noir-style photos

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Using just one image, we’ll show you how you can create two different portraits that are the polar opposite in style.

Sharpen photos the smart way: demystifying Photoshop’s image-sharpening tools

Sharpen photos with Unsharp Mask

Photoshop has a range of sophisticated image-sharpening tools that make it easier than ever before to fine-tune your focus. In this tutorial we’ll run through the options and explain the different ways in which you can use them to sharpen photos.

Advanced sharpening tips for Photoshop: the perfect workflow for feathers and fur

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Sharpening and noise reduction are vital skills that come in handy for almost every image. In particular, images of feathers or fur like our bird here will benefit from extra crispness. In this tutorial, we’ll show you more advanced stages of a sharpening workflow.

Layer mask techniques anyone can do: master this vital Photoshop effect

Layer mask techniques anyone can understand: master this vital Photoshop effect

Knowing how to use a Photoshop layer mask is at the heart of any type of creative image work. In this tutorial we explain the different ways in which you can master them.