Adobe Photoshop Tutorials

Learning Adobe Photoshop can feel a little like you’re struggling to climb a very steep hill. You can see your destination ahead, but the climb is hard, and you sometimes find yourself slipping back. The design of Adobe Photoshop often doesn’t help much either, which is why I’ve written a series of free tutorials for beginners and more advanced users. Let me show you step by step, how to achieve great results with your photography.

How To Add A Shadow in Photoshop

How To Add A Shadow in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will explain how to add a shadow in Photoshop. Using Photoshop, it’s possible to add a shadow in many ways. A common approach is to add a shadow behind an object as if there is a light above it. Alternatively, you can place the shadow in ...
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How To Add A Drop Shadow To Text In Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will share an easy way to add a shadow to text in Photoshop. We will do this using the Photoshop Layer Styles. Although we are adding a shadow to text, you can use the same technique to add a shadow to anything on a layer ...
Completing the channel swap for the infrared photo

How To Do An Infrared Channel Swap in Adobe Photoshop

In this article, I will explain how to do a channel swap for an infrared photo using Adobe Photoshop. If you are an Affinity Photo user, the process is similar and documented in another of my articles. But let’s start with a couple of reasons why you might want to ...
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Easy Way To Replace a Colour in Adobe Photoshop

In this article, I’ll share an easy way to replace any colour in a photo using Photoshop. We will do this with the Photoshop HSL Adjustment Layer together with the Brush Tool. It requires only some simple painting, and you will then be able to change an object to any ...
Easy Way to Blur the Background Using Adobe Photoshop

Easy Way to Blur the Background Using Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial, I want to share an easy process for blurring the background in a photo using Adobe Photoshop. This is a three-stage process: ...
How to Use the Photoshop Sky Replacement Tool

How to Use the Photoshop Sky Replacement Tool

This tutorial looks at how to use the Photoshop Sky Replacement feature. Along the way, you will discover special tweaks you can use to help you replace the sky in an image. We will also look at some of the common questions people ask ...
Making Sense of the Photoshop Image Sharpening Options

How to Sharpen an Image in Photoshop

There are lots of ways to sharpen an image in Photoshop. You’ll find some of these in the Filter menu, although there are some other less obvious techniques like High Pass Sharpening. In this tutorial, we’re going to look at the Photoshop Filter | Sharpen menu to better understand the ...
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How Does Image Sharpening Work?

Have you ever stopped to wonder just how image sharpening works? One minute your photo is soft, but by moving around a few sliders it seems to snap into focus. How can that happen? ...
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Easy Ways To Add an Image Border In Photoshop

In this tutorial, we look at an easy way you can use to add an image border in Photoshop. If you like to share your photos online, adding a border can help to make them stand out ...
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How to Copy Smart Objects in Photoshop

This tutorial explains two ways to copy Smart Objects in Photoshop. One method maintains a link with the contents of the Smart Object and the other breaks it. If you’re not too sure about how to use Smart Objects, read my Photoshop Smart Objects tutorial first. This tutorial assumes you ...

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