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Photoshop Beginners Tutorials

This is the best online place to learn Photoshop basics

 

As a Photoshop beginner, you've probably wasted countless hours trying to figure things out on your own. Don't suffer any longer! Get started learning Photoshop with these beginner tutorials on tools, features, and basic techniques every new user should know. Learn how to crop, rotate, resize, create basic shapes, add text, understand layers, and more. The lessons are intended to be worked through in the order presented, and at your own pace. By the time you're done, you'll feel like a pro, ready for the advanced, insider stuff.

Color Balance Tool


Color Balance Tool
Added : February 26, 2010
Author: Amit C
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Like it or not, lighting is almost never perfect when you’re clicking. Result: pictures with colors that have gone out of whack, pictures that need to be digitally restored to their original colors. Working with the Color Balance tool can help you remove unwanted colors and restore the originals. This tutorial takes you through the finer nuances of color balancing. Use it to introduce lighting effects/image effects, digital photo restoration, digital photo editing, and more.

 

Using Curves Tool


Using Curves Tool
Added : February 19, 2010
Author: Amit C
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Curve Tool in Photoshop is used to make adjustments in the tonal range of an image. This tool can be used to make much finer adjustments, as compared to the Levels tool, that are needed on a professional level. You can truly call yourself an expert of this tool once you’ve had extensive experience of painting with light: Tone and Contrast in pictures. This tutorial will help you master the inner secrets of Photoshop’s Curve Tool.

 

Using Levels Tool


Using Levels Tool
Added : February 19, 2010
Author: Amit C
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Levels is a tool in Photoshop used to move and stretch the brightness levels of an image. The tool isn’t all that tough to master, it’s basically menu-driven and adjusting sliders. The trick lies in developing an eye for knowing just the amount of brightness, and red, blue, and green tinges you need in your photos, and for that it’s just experience that’ll work. You’ll need this tool for digital photo restoration, enhancing bad lighting, or for teaching yourself professional photo editing.

 

Crop and Zoom Tool


Crop and Zoom Tool
Added : July 17, 2009
Author: Cho Mit
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In this tutorial, you shall learn the use of the Crop and Zoom tools The Crop tool allows you to select an area of an image and discard everything outside this area. With the help of Zoom tool, we can magnify or reduce our view.

 

Pen Tool


Pen Tool
Added : July 03, 2009
Author: Amit C
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In this tutorial we will explore how to use the pen tool. First, we will learn the pen tool's basic controls. We will learn how to create paths, modify curvatures and adjust anchor point adjustments. We will also learn how to cut out images and create custom shapes.

 

Magic Wand Tool


Magic Wand Tool
Added : June 26, 2009
Author: Amit C
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Magic Wand tool is a selection tool in Photoshop that can be used to select similarly colored areas. This tool is one of the easiest to use but most important tools which you need to master if you want to become a Photoshop pro.

 

Lasso Tool


Lasso Tool
Added : June 19, 2009
Author: Amit C
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Lasso Tool is a freehand selection tool, used to cut or select specific sections of an existing picture. This tutorial will tell you about the three variants of the Lasso Tool: Basic Lasso Tool; Polygonal Lasso Tool; and Magnetic Lasso Tool.

 

Marquee Tool


Marquee Tool
Added : June 12, 2009
Author: Cho Mit
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Using Marquee tool we can select a portion of the image with different shapes. With this selection we can apply different color effects like gradient tool, stamp tool, etc. to further enhance the image effect.