How to Use Photoshop: Step-by-Step Tutorials for Beginners

Here is a beginner’s guide on how to use Adobe Photoshop. These free Photoshop tutorials will show you how to use the many popular graphic design editing tools this program has to offer.

Adobe Photoshop is the most popular graphic design software used by many design and creative professionals.

How to Use Photoshop-Free Photoshop Tutorials for Beginners

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Photoshop Tutorials for Beginners

  1. Photoshop Basics
  2. Photoshop Layout & User Interface
  3. New Documents, Photos, & Presets
  4. 30 Photoshop Tools & Features
  5. How to Master the Transform Tool
  6. How to Resize and Crop Images
  7. Marquee Tool
  8. Lasso Tool
  9. Layers & Masks
  10. Adjustment Layers
  11. Brightness, Contrast & Exposure
  12. Curves
  13. Blending Modes Explained
  14. How to Make Custom Shapes
  15. How to Use the Text Tool
  16. How to Use the Brush Tool
  17. How to Use the Background Eraser Tool
  18. Spot Healing Brush Tool
  19. Clone Stamp Tool
  20. Adding Light Effects
  21. Logo Design Tutorial
  22. Saving Photos and File Types
  23. How to Make a Animated Banner
  24. More Free Photoshop Tutorials

1. Photoshop Basics

This video goes through the essential features of Photoshop such as the interface, workspace, and general features. Photoshop User Guide


2. Photoshop Layout & User Interface

This is a quick tour through the Photoshop interface and workspace.


3. New Documents, Photos, & Presets

Learn the optimal settings when creating documents in Photoshop.

Plus learn how to add photos and create your own presets.


4. 30 Photoshop Tools & Features

This video teaches you how to use the various tools available in Adobe Photoshop.


5. How to Master the Transform Tool

Learn how to change the shape of an object or image with the transform tool.


6. How to Resize and Crop Images

Learn how to crop and change the size of your images in Photoshop.


7. Marquee Tool

Learn how to use the marquee tool, so you can easily make quick selections in your images.


8. Lasso Tool

Learn how to select, cut, and copy things when using the lasso tool.


9. Layers & Masks

Two of the most crucial features of Photoshop are the layers and masks.

Photoshop layers are like sheets of stacked acetate. You can see through transparent areas of a layer to the layers below.

You move a layer to position the content on the layer, like sliding a sheet of acetate in a stack. You can also change the opacity of a layer to make content partially transparent.


10. Adjustment Layers

Adjustment layers give you greater control and flexibility over image edits than direct adjustments.


11. Brightness, Contrast & Exposure

Learn how to set the right brightness, contrast, and exposure for optimal image quality.


12. Curves

This video teaches you how to use the tone curve in Photoshop, a great tool for adjusting your image’s color.


13. Blending Modes Explained

Learn how to use blending modes: a simple tool that can greatly improve your images.


14. How to Make Custom Shapes

Learn how to use the custom shape tools to give your photos a more artistic feel.


15. How to Use the Text Tool

This video shows you how to use the text tool, so you can add custom text to your images.


16. How to Use the Brush Tool

Learn how to use the brush tool and how to configure its behavior.


17. How to Use the Background Eraser Tool

The background eraser tool is a widely used feature in artistic photos. Learn how to use it with this video.


18. Spot Healing Brush Tool

Learn how to use the spot healing tool.

It can be useful to fix blemishes in photos, especially portraits.


19. Clone Stamp Tool

With the clone stamp tool, you can copy one area of the image to another, allowing you to make fixes easily.


20. Adding Light Effects

This video goes through the process of working with light effects in Photoshop.

It’s a great artistic tool.


21. Logo Design Tutorial

Learn how to design a logo in Adobe Photoshop.


22. Saving Photos and File Types

Last but not least, here is a guide on how to save your photos in the best image format.


23.How to Make a Animated Banner in Photoshop

Here is a quick tutorial on how to make a animated banner in Photoshop. The banner can be used to promote your music, website, SoundCloud page, or whatever you want.

How to Make a Animated Banner in Photoshop

Here is the link to the image: CLICK HERE!

This is just one example of a banner, you can do this in a million different ways. Watch the video, and submit your finished banner to the photo section of the site. There you can show your skills and promote yourself.


24. More Free Photoshop Tutorials for Beginners


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I hope you found these free Photoshop tutorials for beginners helpful.

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Mark V.

Written By Mark V.
Hip Hop Makers is a music production website launched in 2008 to teach music lovers how to make music, sell beats, and make money from music.

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