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12 Beginner Tutorials for Getting Started With Photoshop

12 Beginner Tutorials for Getting Started With Photoshop
This series is supported by Ben & Jerry's Joe, Ben & Jerry's new line-up of Fair Trade and frozen iced coffee drinks. Learn more about it here. Adobe Photoshop, the ubiquitous and industry standard graphics software for photographers, designers, digital artists, as well as casual enthusiasts, can be a baffling application to understand the first time you fire it up. In this post, I've pieced together 12 excellent Photoshop tutorials geared toward beginners. Because this is specifically for beginners — and because Photoshop's robust set of features is near-bottomless — I've skipped intermediate and advanced topics such as drawing with the Pen tool and working with 3D effects. If you have tips for aspiring Photoshoppers, share them in the comments below. 1. This tutorial on SitePoint, a popular site for web professionals, will guide you through the Photoshop fundamentals and the basic tools available at your disposal. 2. 3. 4. 5. Layer styles are one or more effects that alter a layer. 6.

Free Photoshop Actions for Photographers - ADDICTED TO DESIGN - Lomo action, Polaroid action, Infrared action, Night Vision action, CS4, CS3 Photoshop Daily 10 Free Web-based Alternatives to Photoshop I’m fed up with Photoshop and its one billion rarely-used features. How about a simple photo-editor that’s quick, easy, and doesn’t cost a thousand dollars. Fortunately, there’re tons of web-based photos editors popping up. Most are crap, but some are promising. Arguably, Picnik is the most popular web-based photo editor. Very polished interface. Part of the Aviary suite of creative apps, Phoenix also offers layers and compositing. Adobe was a little late to the web-apps game, but this is a pretty good first try. Nice, simple, and clear interface, with no ads at all. flautR offers a cornucopia of image tools, boasting thousands of photo effects. Another ad-free editor. Hmm… looks like Pixenate was “inspired” by Pic Resize. Another simple interface. An example of how ugly these apps can get. Let me know if I’ve missed any other good ones. If you liked this post, please bookmark it on del.icio.us.

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