Photoshop is arguably the best software to use for creating and manipulating
graphics and photographs. Never has tweaking images been so easy, thanks to the
tools and advancements Photoshop has provided. If you’ve always wanted to learn
more about Photoshop but don?t know where to start, you don?t have to pay for
classes to fine-tune your skills. You can get all the tips and techniques you
need from some of the best illustrators and Photoshop experts on the web. Here
are a few sites you might want to start with:
If you need online tutorial on the most popular software in the market, this is
a good site to start. For Photoshop alone, this site lists more than 13,000
single tutorials. That’s enough to take you from your beginner state to
full-blown Photoshop expertdom.
In case you’re wondering where all these tutorials come from, this site accepts
tips and tricks from hundreds of sources. If you want Photoshop tutorials from
the site, check the homepage and click on the links. Tutorials include Photoshop
basics, using buttons and color, drawing, adding effects including photo and
text effects, photo retouching, scripting, using textures, web graphics, web
layouts and animation.
If you’ve always wanted to learn how to watermark, add a realistic magnifying
glass effect, create a paint-by-numbers drawing, this site will teach you how.
Photoshop tips and techniques are added daily, so you’ll need to check the site
often for updates.
Photoshopcafe.com is one of dozens of sites dedicated to nothing but Photoshop.
You not only get tutorials online, you also get textual tips, reviews of new
tools, sneak peeks at Photoshop books and new releases and info on video
tutorials as well. If you have a special Photoshop conundrum, you can even join
a forum to post your question.
Tutorial categories include: effects, text, photo, using texture, using
Photoshop for the web and a miscellaneous link for those Photoshop tricks you
can’t put a name on. There are also 9 video tutorials from Photoshop expert
Colin Smith, all for free.
Just in case you’re not satisfied with the tutorials onsite (highly unlikely),
you can click on their links to find out more. If online tutorials are not
enough, the homepage displays links to the latest DVDs and tutorial videos. You
can check out their product reviews before you buy. This is a great,
comprehensive site that has enough tricks to offer to beginners and the more
The tutorials on this site are clear and straightforward. For beginners, this
site is a big help, especially if you have little or no prior knowledge about
how Photoshop works. If you’re a moderately experienced Photoshop user, there
are retouching tutorials you can learn in three different levels, enough to
improve your skills. You can also challenge yourself with the online projects.
This site specializes in Photoshop and Flash tutorials. Everything you want to
know about these two softwares you only need to click on the site to learn. Get
info about integrating vanishing point and creating three-dimensional filter
using one of the newest Photoshop versions, CS2 or transform a photograph to
black and white while keeping other areas colored. Or follow what fashion
magazines do with their models and create flawless, near-perfect skin by photo
This site offers all tutorials for free, although you’ll need to sign up to gain
access to the links. You can even submit your very own Photoshop tutorial to get
your work published online, also for free.
Mario Churchill is a freelance author and has written over 200 articles on
various subjects. For a free photo shop
tutorial and or to purchase a video
photo shop tutorial checkout his website.