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Photoshop Tricks: Helpful Tips and Tutorials for Using Adobe Photoshop like a Pro

Welcome to our Adobe Photoshop tutorials! We've added tons of lessons on how to use Photoshop to edit images for your portfolio or website. You can learn all the Photoshop basics here, including how to crop images, techniques for resizing your photos, color adjustment for scanned paintings and more.

If you're a fine artist, you may be wondering why you'd want to use Adobe Photoshop for your art. It's simple. . . viewing an image is never as good as seeing art in real life. The lighting, crop, and lens distortion can all distract from your art.

Luckily, our Photoshop courses for artists make it simple to touch-up photos of your artwork on the computer so they look as as close as possible to your original artwork.

Here are all of our Photoshop tutorials, free!

Photoshop comes with many built-in brushes that mimic natural media. Here are some basic techniques that you can use along with. . . read more

Last week I demonstrated several blending modes used in GIMP and Photoshop, such as Multiply, Divide, Overlay, and Screen. Today. . . read more

Blending modes such as Multiply, Overlay, and Screen (just to name a few) are found in both Photoshop and GIMP, and are a way of algorithmically changing the hue, saturation, brightness, transparency, or tone of a layer. If that sounds complicated, don't worry—the important thing to know is that different layer modes have different effects on pixels (and different. . . read more

Sending a completed project to a commercial printer for printing can be stressful as well as exciting. If you do not prepare the. . . read more

Adobe Photoshop allows artists to alter photos in amazing ways. One of the more subtle (and often very effective) changes that. . . read more

One of Adobe Photoshop's best features is the ability it gives you to colorize black and white photographs. With Photoshop you can add color to the entire photo, or just "paint" one part of the image to create a focal point—it's up to you. Sound interesting? Then read through the following step by step instructions. It doesn't matter if you're a Photoshop novice or expert, within minutes. . . read more

To consistently produce quality photos or fine art prints using Adobe Photoshop, you will want to become familiar with bleed and. . . read more

In this tutorial I'm going to show you the Photoshop tools that I use when fixing problems in my digital images. You may have. . . read more

The pen tool in Photoshop—ever use it? Using the pen tool can be kind of weird the first time (even downright confusing) but it’s a great tool for artists to know how to use. For instance, if you’re a sculptor, jewelry maker, or any type of 3D artist and you want to have clean, professional images of your work, it’s often best to remove everything BUT your artwork from the. . . read more

In this tutorial I'm going to show you how to use Adobe Photoshop's curves tool to fix photographs of your art that are all. . . read more

It's pretty tricky to photograph paintings or other 2D art without causing some distortions in the final photo. Luckily you can. . . read more

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