Adobe Photoshop Tutorials for Photographers

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 Adobe Photoshop tutorials for photographers.

One of the great features of Adobe Photoshop is that it provides the photographer with choice when it comes to editing Photography. In fact, it provides so much choice that it can be daunting when you need to know how to do something. As most people don’t have the time to read hundreds of pages in a thick book, it’s usually best to find Adobe Photoshop tutorials that explain what you need to know.

This page provides an access point to all the Photoshop tutorials on the Lenscraft website. The tutorials are organised by date in the grid below with the most recently published (or republished) appearing first. The grid only displays a limited number of tutorials on each page, so you may need to use the link at the bottom to look back further.

Each tutorial describes a common task or tool that a photographer might need to use, and each tutorial is self-contained. If you can’t find the Adobe Photoshop tutorial that you need, please let me know using the email form at the bottom of the page. I created most of the Adobe Photoshop tutorials on this page in response to a request for help or advice. Please don’t struggle, get in touch and I may be able to help.

Photoshop Tutorials by Date

Below are the Lenscraft Photoshop tutorials listed in date order. When you get to the bottom of the page, look out for the “Older entries” link to view the next page of tutorials.

Easy Ways to Straighten an Image in Photoshop

Easy Ways to Straighten an Image in Photoshop

Easy Ways to Straighten an Image in PhotoshopLike most tasks in Photoshop, there are several methods you can use to straighten an image. In this tutorial, we are going to look at three of the easiest. We will cover using the:Ruler Tool to draw and...

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How to Add a Watermark in Photoshop

How to Add a Watermark in Photoshop

How to Add a Watermark in Photoshop In this tutorial, we look at how to add a watermark in Photoshop. This approach to adding a watermark works with any photograph or image and allows you to apply other special effects. In the tutorial we cover: Creating a...

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How to Create Film Grain Texture in Photoshop

How to Create Film Grain Texture in Photoshop

How to Create Film Grain Texture in Photoshop Unlike Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop doesn't have an obvious grain filter you can use to simulate film grain. If you want to create film grain texture effects for your images, you need to know how. This tutorial explains how...

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How to Use Photoshop Content Aware Scaling

How to Use Photoshop Content Aware Scaling

How to Use Photoshop Content Aware Scaling In this tutorial we’ll be looking at the Photoshop Content Aware Scaling tool to help you understand: How the tool works. When to use it, and importantly. What are the alternatives? We’ll be using Photoshop CC...

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How to Resize an Image in Photoshop

How to Resize an Image in Photoshop

How to Resize an Image in Photoshop In this tutorial, we’re taking an in-depth look at how to resize an image in Photoshop. This is an area filled with confusion and misinformation which I’m aiming to clear up. In this tutorial you will learn about: Image...

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How to use the Photoshop Clone Stamp Tool

How to use the Photoshop Clone Stamp Tool

How to use the Photoshop Clone Stamp Tool The Photoshop Clone Stamp Tool is one of the oldest repair tools in the Photoshop Tools Palette. Whilst Adobe has duplicated and improved many of its features in newer tools, it remains very valuable. In this tutorial, I will...

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Removing Distractions with the Photoshop Patch Tool

Removing Distractions with the Photoshop Patch Tool

Removing Distractions with the Photoshop Patch Tool When you need to quickly remove a large object from a photograph, the Photoshop Patch Tool could be the solution. In this tutorial, I’m going to explain how you can use the Patch Tool. I’ll also be sharing a few tips...

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Brilliant Repairs Using the Photoshop Healing Brush

Brilliant Repairs Using the Photoshop Healing Brush

Brilliant Repairs Using the Photoshop Healing Brush The Photoshop Healing Brush tools appear easy to use at first, and they are for simple repair jobs. But what about something more complex than removing a few sensor dust spots from a clear sky. Chances are that if...

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Essential Tips Working with Layer Masks in Photoshop

Essential Tips Working with Layer Masks in Photoshop

Essential Tips Working with Layer Masks in Photoshop In this tutorial, I want to share my essential tips to improve your photo editing using Layer Masks in Photoshop. Working with Layer Masks in Photoshop is possible the most powerful editing technique you can use....

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Mastering the Photoshop Dodge and Burn Tools

Mastering the Photoshop Dodge and Burn Tools

Mastering the Photoshop Dodge and Burn Tools In this tutorial, we’ll look at how to improve your results when using the Photoshop Dodge and Burn tools. The Dodge and Burn Tools in Photoshop are extremely powerful but can also be difficult to use. This is one of the...

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Landscape Photography Photoshop Frequency Separation

Landscape Photography Photoshop Frequency Separation

Landscape Photography Photoshop Frequency Separation Possibly one of the hottest photo editing topics currently is Photoshop Frequency Separation. It’s also one of the most confusing; partly because it’s hard to understand what’s happening and partly because it sounds...

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Photoshop Color Grading for Landscape Photography

Photoshop Color Grading for Landscape Photography

Photoshop Color Grading for Landscape Photography In this article I want to explain how Photoshop Color Grading works and how you can improve your landscape photography with this technique. A couple of weeks back I published a tutorial explaining how to apply color...

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The Best Way to Dodge and Burn in Photoshop

The Best Way to Dodge and Burn in Photoshop

The Best Way to Dodge and Burn in Photoshop Photographers the world over recognise the power of Dodging and Burning. This long-established technique from the days of the darkroom can transform a boring photograph into a masterpiece. Photoshop took this technique and...

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Correcting the Nik Brush Tool Problem with Photoshop Actions

Correcting the Nik Brush Tool Problem with Photoshop Actions

Correcting the Nik Brush Tool Problem with Photoshop Actions If you use the Nik Collection within Photoshop, I’m sure you will have seen the Tools Panel. This is found at the bottom of the Selective Tool and aims to help you make selective changes. Unfortunately, a...

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Introduction to Layer Masks in Photoshop

Introduction to Layer Masks in Photoshop

Introduction to Layer Masks in Photoshop Those new to editing often find layer masks in Photoshop very confusing and difficult to learn. When I first encountered masks it took me several months before I understood what was happening. Most of the information available...

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If you have searched the Adobe Photoshop Tutorial archive on this page and still can’t find what you need, please get in touch with the email form below. I created most of the tutorials on this page for free in response to requests for help by photographers using Lenscraft. By developing tutorials in response to popular requests it helps me publish interesting and valuable content.

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