Here at Learn Photoshop, we understand how hard it can be to find decent tutorials. With so many to choose from, it can be tricky to know which ones are going to give you the best results or explain the process most accurately. 

So, we’ve compiled a list of 50 of our favourite Photoshop editing tutorials to help speed up the process and make things easier for you. 

If you want to practice these tutorials but you haven’t got any of your own images to use, then take a look at the sites that we suggested in our list of the top 25 high-quality free stock image resources.

How to Create a Haze Effect in Photoshop

Suitable for beginners, this tutorial will teach you how you can easily give a ‘vintage feel’ to your images. You’ll also learn a lot about basic Photoshop adjustments, making it a really applicable and valuable tutorial.

2: How to Use Camera Raw Filters in Photoshop

Editing in Camera Raw can be very beneficial, particularly if you are used to working in Lightroom to edit your images. Whilst this is default with RAW files, it can also be used with JPEG files, allowing you access to most of the sliders and settings that you could use with a RAW file. So, it’s a good idea to learn how to use Camera Raw filters as they can come in handy a lot.

3: Non-Destructive Lens Flare Effect in Photoshop

Lens flares are a great way to quickly add life to your photos and are popular amongst photographers and designers. This tutorial details a way in which you can add these to your images without making any permanent changes. 

See our tutorial on how to add a lens flare effect in Photoshop.

4: Frequency Separation Retouching Tutorial in Photoshop

Frequency Separation is one of the most professional methods of portrait retouching in Photoshop, so this one may be more suitable for those with more experience. Once you get the hang of the technique though, you’ll really be able to take your portraits to the next level.

How to Convert Your Images to Black and White in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you’ll learn seven different ways in which you can add a black and white effect to your images. They’re all good for quickly changing the atmosphere of a photo or creating continuity within a set of images.

Create Retro Poster Effects in Photoshop

See how you can create a piece like the one above, using 50s-style text and visuals, by discovering some of the most important techniques used to do so.

How to Add Texture in Photoshop

This tutorial explains a quick method that you can use to add any sort of texture to your photos. It’s really quick, definitely suitable for beginners, and helps teach you more about blending modes.

Add a Realistic Rainbow to a Photo with Photoshop

With this tutorial, you’ll never have to try and get the perfect shot of a rainbow again! You can easily add a convincing rainbow to your landscape photos with the simple process discussed in the article.

How to Create a Dispersion Effect in Photoshop

This tutorial will teach you how to create the popular dispersion effect! It may look tricky, but it’s not actually too difficult and will help you learn so much about many of the tools in Photoshop. (Note that for this tutorial you will need to download your own brushes from the internet. Check out our tutorial on how to download and use brushes in Photoshop to find out how you can do this.) 

See our tutorial on how to create a dispersion effect in Photoshop here.

How to use Photoshop's new Content-Aware Crop tool to fill the blanks in rotated images

One of the most irritating things for a photographer is when you must decide between an image with a tilted horizon and bad composition, or a rotated image that forces you to lose the edges of your original photo. Luckily, this tutorial teaches you how to get the best of both worlds.

How to Create a Neon Text Effect in Photoshop

Neon text is definitely a huge design trend, and it couldn’t be easier to create. This tutorial will show you a quick method to use to take your typography to a whole new level. 

(You may wish to download your own font for this effect, as the default selection on Photoshop can be limiting. If so, check out our tutorial on how to download fonts and add them to Photoshop.)

A Comprehensive Guide to Photoshop Adjustment Layers

Taking it back to the basics, this tutorial is all you need to develop an understanding about adjustment layers in Photoshop, allowing you to make basic, non-destructive adjustments to your photos.

How to Use Brushes to Enhance Portraits

This tutorial will teach you how you can use Photoshop brushes to their full effect to produce an incredibly creative piece that combines photography and digital painting!

(Note that for this tutorial you will need to download your own brushes from the internet. Check out our tutorial on how to download and use brushes in Photoshop to find out how you can do this.)

How to Use the Photoshop Pen Tool

Photoshop’s Pen Tool is infamous amongst designers for being notoriously hard and frustrating to use. But tackle your fears by reading this tutorial and learning how you can use it, with quick tips and tricks along the way.

How to Replace the Sky in a Photo with Photoshop

Have you ever taken a brilliant photo, but the sky is just ruining it? Then this tutorial on how to replace the sky in Photoshop is perfect for you, and should yield convincing, realistic results.

Click here to see our tutorial on how to replace a sky using Photoshop.

How to Colorize a Black and White Photo in Photoshop

Whether you want to add life to an old photograph, or simply experiment and improve your understanding of color, this tutorial is extremely useful and will teach you how to colorize a black and white photo, with a focus on portraits.

How to Create an Old Photo Effect in Photoshop

Whether you want to add life to an old photograph, or simply experiment and improve your understanding of color, this tutorial is extremely useful and will teach you how to colorize a black and white photo, with a focus on portraits.

How to Create a Motion Blur Effect in Photoshop

This tutorial shows the process of adding a motion blur effect to images in Photoshop, giving two examples. It’s quick, easy and suitable for beginners.

How to Use 3D in Photoshop, Ultimate Tutorial

This is definitely one of the most impressive tutorials in the list. With its detailed, extensive explanations, it’s sure to help you in understanding Photoshop’s 3D Workspace. It can be difficult to get the hang of at first, but I’ve personally used 3D Workspace a lot and have loved the results. So, check this one out if you fancy a challenge!

How to Swap Heads in Photoshop

This tutorial is useful for portrait photographers and can solve that all-too-common problem of having one shot with the perfect facial expression, and another with the perfect body positioning and composition.

How to Create a Frost / Ice Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, Fabio Sasso walks you through how to add frost to anything in Photoshop, giving your designs a wintry feel.

 Free Transform in Photoshop CC 2019: Complete Guide

More aimed towards beginners, but suitable for designers of any level, this tutorial goes through the ins and outs of Photoshop’s useful Free Transform option, which is an absolute staple in the production of any design.

How to Add Stars to Night Scenes Using Photoshop

This tutorial will guide you through how to create a beautiful starry night scene using Photoshop, by first creating a custom brush, and then using elements such as Angle Jitter and Gaussian Blur to add convincing stars. 

See our tutorial on how to add stars in Photoshop here.

How to Resize Images Without Losing Quality with Photoshop Smart Objects

One of the biggest pains for a designer is quality loss when enlarging or upsizing an image. But this doesn’t have to be a problem anymore, as this tutorial discusses ways in which you can combat the issue using Smart Objects.

Getting Started With Layer Masks in Photoshop – a Beginners Tutorial

Layer masks are a fundamental aspect of Photoshop, and they are often described as what makes the program unique. Therefore, this guide is inexplicably valuable to beginners or those who are unfamiliar with the workings of layer masks.

How to Blur a Background and Create Depth of Field in Photoshop

Of course, the best way to create a background that is out of focus is to alter the aperture settings on your camera. But when this isn’t possible, or if you have already taken the photo, this tutorial will show you how to salvage the image and add in the depth of field effect.

How to Dodge and Burn in Photoshop

The dodge and burn tools are useful when it comes to portrait retouching, so master them with this tutorial and you’ll be all set up to edit and enhance your portraits.

Make a Trendy Double Exposure Effect in Photoshop

Double exposure edits are an effective and visually appealing way of combining two images. By using a process that is reliant upon layer masks, you can create your own version of a double exposure.

Learn How to Levitate with Photoshop in Under 10 Minutes

By just taking a few photographs and quickly editing them in Photoshop, you can create an awesome levitation effect and leave your friends wondering how you did it! Magic? Or just Photoshop? 

See more details on how to create this effect in our list of ten video tutorials to help you learn Photoshop.

How to Create VHS Glitch Art in Adobe Photoshop

Glitch effects are slowly becoming a major design trend, and in recent years, designers have turned to Photoshop to help them create the effect. You can do the same, with this tutorial on how to create VHS glitch art in Photoshop. It may be lengthy and more difficult, but it is so worth it to create such a great outcome. 

See our tutorial on how to add a glitch effect to text here.

How to Create a Reflection in Photoshop in 6 Easy Steps

There are so many reflection tutorials out there but what makes this one so great is its efficiency- you can do the whole process in under 10 minutes, and still get a convincing outcome. Creating a realistic reflection should be in the skillset of any photographer or designer.

How to Turn Day into Night with Photoshop

This tutorial explains a quick way in which you can edit a photo taken during the daytime to make it appear as though it was taken at night, using sky replacement and a LUT.

 Remove Acne and Blemishes in Photoshop Using the Spot Healing Brush

The spot healing brush is one of the most popular tools amongst beginners when it comes to skin-retouching, due to it being quick and easy to use. This tutorial shows how you can use it effectively to create realistic outcomes almost instantly.

Color Grading in Photoshop – 5 Ways to Manipulate Color

This tutorial leads you through five ways in which Photoshop can be used for color grading and manipulating the colors in an image.

Blending Modes Explained – The Complete Guide to Photoshop Blend Modes

One of the best aspects that makes Photoshop unique is the ability to apply blend modes, allowing you to determine the ways in which the contents of different layers interact. This tutorial, therefore, is absolutely essential for those who are less familiar with how blend modes work.

How to Quickly Remove Distractions in Photos With Photoshop

Every photo, inevitably, is bound to have some sort of distracting element within it. Whether that’s crowds of people or just a single bird in the background of your landscape photo, you can get rid of it by checking out this tutorial.

Create Silky Smooth Waterfalls in Photoshop

A long-lasting stylistic trend amongst landscape photographers has been producing images in which water appears to be smooth. This is usually created with a long exposure, but if you’ve already taken the photo, or don’t have access to a professional camera, then you can still create the effect by following this tutorial.

How to Straighten Buildings and Horizons with Adobe Photoshop

This tutorial demonstrates how you can quickly and easily straighten the buildings and horizons in a photo through using a less-well-known method that produces amazing results every time!

Change Poses with the Puppet Warp Tool in Photoshop

Learning how to use the puppet warp tool is a really useful thing to do, as it can help you out in a lot of situations. This tutorial is great if you need to perfect the composition in an image, or just make slight changes to the position of the subject’s body.

Photoshop Basics: Levels, Curves and Color

Levels and Curves are some of the more advanced adjustment tools offered in Photoshop, and can do so much to improve an image. I’d strongly advise you to refer to this tutorial, which acts as a quick but detailed guide to teach the basics of the adjustment tools.

How to Use Lighting Effects in Photoshop

This tutorial explains the ins and outs of the three different styles of lighting that you can incorporate into your photos using Photoshop’s Lighting Effects rendering tool- the point light, spotlight, and infinite light.

How to Add Bokeh Background Blur to a Photo in Photoshop

Another photography trend is bokeh, which is that background blur that you get with the right lenses or camera settings. Haven’t got the right equipment, or you’ve already taken the photo? Well fear not, as you can read this tutorial to find out how you can easily create the same effect in Photoshop.

 How to Add a Glow to Your Photographs in Photoshop

This tutorial demonstrates how you can quickly improve your photographs, particularly those taken at night, by creating a glowing effect using the Gaussian Blur tool. Accompanied by a very professional-looking outcome, it’s sure to make you want to find a way to work the technique into your own photographs.

How to Reduce Noise in Your Photos with Photoshop

Noise can be really irritating for photographers, as it ruins the quality and appearance of images. If you need help reducing it, check out this tutorial to find out the best techniques you can use to do so.

Create Striking Rays of Light Easily in Photoshop

Take your landscape photographs to the next level with this simple but incredibly effective lighting technique, through just 6 steps!

How to Remove Red-Eye in Photoshop

A popular function of Photoshop is removing red eyes. It can be so annoying when you’ve taken a photo in a dark setting and the subject’s eyes appear red. Combat it within seconds with the quick, simple technique discussed in this tutorial! 

Check out our tutorial on how to remove red eyes in Photoshop here. 

How to Remove Wrinkles in Clothing with Photoshop

This tutorial takes you through a really easy way to get rid of those irritating clothing wrinkles using Photoshop’s Mixer Brush Tool and a Curves Adjustment Layer.

Photoshop Matte Painting Tutorial

Whether you’re experienced in matte painting or you’re just starting out, follow along with this tutorial to create a stunning, cinematic landscape in Photoshop. 

If you want to delve deeper into matte painting, then check out our list of 20 video tutorials that we think will be helpful.

How to Create a Superhero in Photoshop

Why not practice some more advanced Photoshop skills by following along with this tutorial to create an incredible, futuristic superhero, utilising glow effects and layer styles?

10 Essential Tools and Tips all Photoshop Beginners Should Learn

And for the last tutorial in our list, we wanted to share a tutorial that compiles pretty much all the basics that a beginner will need to know about Photoshop. Make your way through this tutorial and you’ll be more than ready to start working with more advanced techniques!

There you have it. A list of 50 of the best Photoshop tutorials to help you to either learn more about tools or general processes, or create a more specific, special piece. 

Want to learn Photoshop skills and develop your skill set further? Check out this video by Photoshop Training Channel that takes you through 19 Photoshop tricks, tips and hacks.

 

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