Anyone who has ever worked with Photoshop knows that it can be a daunting program to learn. With so many options and features, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. However, with the right tutorials, you can quickly learn the basics and start creating amazing works of art.
In this article, we will explore five brilliant Photoshop tutorials for beginners, all available for free on YouTube.
(Shout out to all those awesome YouTube creators!)
- 5 Brilliant Photoshop Tutorials for Beginners
- Final thoughts on the best photoshop tutorials for beginners
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 Studio 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 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.
How to remove anything in Photoshop.
Probably THE question everyone wants to answer 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 the color and lighting of your images.
Peter McKinnon creates some awesome videos on YouTube and 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.
Final thoughts on the best photoshop tutorials for beginners
So there you have it, five of the best photoshop tutorials for beginners. We hope that you found at least one tutorial in this list that will help you start creating amazing photo edits of your own.
If you’re still feeling overwhelmed, try using a more intuitive online editor like Canva.
Once you’ve gotten to grips with it, you can move on to Photoshop, or maybe Canva will end up fulfilling all of your photo and graphic needs.