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.

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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Struggling to Photo Blend in Photoshop?

Struggling to Photo Blend in Photoshop?

Struggling to Photo Blend in Photoshop? One of the questions that seems to be asked quite frequently is how can I do a photo blend in Photoshop. Typically, people have two photos and want to blend them together to create a new image. This article is intended to help...

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Photoshop Underwater Color Correction

Photoshop Underwater Color Correction

Photoshop Underwater Color Correction Lenscraft Member Chuck Slater recently wrote to me following my request to all members for tutorial ideas. Check was interested in making colour corrections to his underwater photography using Photoshop. This article shows how to...

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Understanding Photoshop Masks

Understanding Photoshop Masks

Understanding Photoshop Masks One area that continually causes confusion is that of Photoshop masks. This tutorial provides a brief introduction to help you understand Photoshop masks and how they can be used in the photo editing process. This is one of a number of...

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Edge Sharpening in Photoshop

Edge Sharpening in Photoshop

Edge Sharpening in Photoshop Typically when new photographers sharpen their photographs they will apply sharpening globally to the entire image. But there are times when you need to apply the sharpening more selectively. One technique that uses this approach is edge...

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High Pass Sharpening in Photoshop

High Pass Sharpening in Photoshop

High Pass Sharpening in Photoshop High Pass sharpening is a technique that can be used to sharpen images without the need to use one of the sharpening tools. This is a “traditional technique” that has been around for some time. It works well with noisy images or film...

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Simulate Film Grain Using Photoshop Camera Raw

Simulate Film Grain Using Photoshop Camera Raw

Simulate Film Grain Using Photoshop’s Camera RAW Filter In this tutorial we’re going to look at how you can simulate film grain using the Camera RAW filter in Photoshop. I’ve also produced a separate tutorial explaining an alternative approach to adding film grain in...

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Sharpening Photos with the Photoshop Unsharp Mask

Sharpening Photos with the Photoshop Unsharp Mask

Sharpening Photos with the Photoshop Unsharp Mask The Photoshop Unsharp Mask tool has a tendency to confuse people. Not because it’s difficult to use but because the name seems odd. Before we venture into how to use this tool there are a couple of things to get out of...

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Using Photoshop Actions

Using Photoshop Actions

Using Photoshop Actions A lot of tasks in Photoshop can be quite time consuming and repetitive. Such activities are prime candidates for automation using Photoshop Actions. To provide you with a real life example, a friend of mine likes to prepare his image for Flickr...

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How to Dodge and Burn in Photoshop

How to Dodge and Burn in Photoshop

How to Dodge and Burn in Photoshop Dodging and burning are techniques that were once used extensively in the photographic darkroom to improve the appearance of photographs, sometimes quite dramatically. The term Dodging refers to lightening an area of the image whilst...

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Correcting Converging Verticals in Photoshop

Correcting Converging Verticals in Photoshop

Correcting Converging Verticals in Photoshop You can see the problem of converging verticals where you take a photo of a tall building and the vertical elements of the building appear to converge inwards. This can make a building appear to be distorted and leaning...

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Creating a Holga Effect in Photoshop

Creating a Holga Effect in Photoshop

Creating a Holga Effect in Photoshop If you have been reading the popular photography press over the last year you might have come across a number of articles about Holga cameras. If you are not already familiar with these little wonders they cost around £20, are made...

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Photoshop Quick Mask

Photoshop Quick Mask

Photoshop Quick Mask Tutorial The Photoshop Quick Mask mode can be a little intimidating when first used. You click the Quick Mask mode icon at the bottom of the tools panel and nothing happens. If you then try to paint or draw on your image, areas start to turn red...

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Using Photoshop Transform

Using Photoshop Transform

Using Photoshop Transform Tools This tutorial comes from my book "Nik Efex from Start to Finish" and illustrates how the sky was created for Example 4 in the book. This is something that some people have had a problem with so I wanted to share this short video...

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Adding a Film Edge to an Image in Photoshop

Adding a Film Edge to an Image in Photoshop

Adding a Film Edge to an Image in Photoshop This tutorial looks at how to add a film edge effect to an image in Photoshop. The same approach can also be used in Adobe Elements as well as other editing packages that provide support for layers. Just be aware that...

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Suggest a Photoshop Tutorial?

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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