In this article, we’re going to take a look at 5 brilliant Photoshop tutorials for beginners.
If you’ve never used Adobe Photoshop before you’ve probably got the interpretation that this software is only for professionals. All the powerful features advertised and the in-depth and thorough tutorials that take the simplest of concepts and turn them into magnificent pieces of art. All this can be quite overwhelming at first and may act as a deterrent to trying Photoshop out for yourself.
It shouldn’t be though. You can do anything with Photoshop, and that means you can start out with the basics and you only have to go as far as you’re comfortable with.
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Images are a vital part of social media marketing. There are plenty of great tools out there to kick your pictures up a notch and to tweak them to fit your brand or designs perfectly. Some tools, like Canva, provide a quick and easy way to create and edit designs without having to take a college degree. 😉
Others, like Photoshop, can provide much more options when it comes to design, and are only really limited by the bounds of your imagination. Powerful editors like these can have a steep learning curve if you’re starting from scratch, Photoshop included.
Fortunately, however, there are resources online that provide great video lessons for free and really show you that Photoshop isn’t difficult, it’s actually a whole lot of fun!
(Shout out to all those awesome YouTube creators!)
5 Brilliant Photoshop Tutorials for Beginners
The basics, or what I believe every beginner should start off with, is what we’re going to look at today.
These tutorials are from some of my favorite Photoshop tutorial creators on YouTube. They’re concise, easy to understand and always include some extra shortcuts to help you along the way.
Photoshop Basics in 5 minutes.
This short clip from Julian Ball at Flow Graphics takes you through the basics in record time. From creating a new document, inserting graphics/text, to going through a whole bunch of useful keyboard shortcuts, this guide is probably the most the information packed 5 minutes you’ll watch this week!
Grab a coffee (and pen) and enjoy!
How to center text, images & any object.
This was something that I just recently actually found out. Fun fact about myself, I’m sort of a pixel perfectionist. Meaning aligning objects and text with the smart guides were a real pain in the butt! They have their moments, but when trying to align something centrally, there would always be that 1- or 2-pixel uncertainty. 😉
Unmesh from PiXimperfect does a great job at creating a clear and concise tutorial that goes well beyond the simple task I was looking to accomplish.
How to create a cut-out see-through text effect in ANY Shape.
The cut-out effect is something you can’t create with Canva. It is a great way to make your text stand out. Justin Odisho’s short and to the point tutorial will have you cutting out text in no time!5 incredible photoshop tutorials that will take you from noob to pro in a matter of minutes!
How to remove anything in Photoshop.
Probably THE question everyone wants answering when you think of Photoshop tutorials. It’s a great skill to have when something unexpected pops up in your image and you just want it gone. 😉
Nathanial Dodson, a.k.a. Tutvid is one of YouTubes best creators when it comes to Adobe tutorials. He gets the job done brilliantly with this awesome Photoshop tutorial that features 5 ways to remove anything from your photos.
How to make your photos look better with Photoshop.
Now Photoshop is not just about adding and removing things. It can also do wonders with color and lighting your images.
Peter Mckinnon creates some awesome videos on YouTube & great pics on Instagram. When he’s not drinking coffee or killing it with his B-roll footage though, he’s creating great tutorials like this one on Photoshop.
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