30 Amazing Adobe Photoshop Tutorials for Beginners [2022]

Adobe Photoshop Tutorials

Adobe Photoshop is among the market leaders in the creative world. Well, according to Adobe themselves,

Over 90% of the world’s creative professionals use Adobe Photoshop.

And this shouldn’t surprise us in any way. While Adobe has developed many great products over the years – like Adobe Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Acrobat, InDesign, After Effects, and others, Photoshop continues to be a massive name in the design industry and it won’t change soon.

Photoshop is the most versatile app that is offered by Adobe because it can serve different needs – you can do so many things with it: basic photography edits, photo manipulations, drawing, graphic design, social media design, and even web and app design.

But if you’re reading this, you have probably made up your mind, so there’s no need to convince you why you should go for this app. In this article, we’ve selected the best beginner tutorials for Photoshop, as well as specialized tutorials for photo editing, drawing, design, etc.

Article overview:
Getting started with Adobe Photoshop
Photography Tutorials
Drawing Tutorials
Graphic Design Tutorials
Social Media Design Tutorials
Web and App Design

 

Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop

1. Beginner Tutorial – 2022 Edition

In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, you will learn some of the most basic things about the program – how to work with basic Layers, brushes, RAW camera files, etc.

While this guide cannot provide you with in-depth information on how to complete big tasks, it’s very helpful to make you understand what you can achieve with Photoshop, once you get better.

 

2. How to use the Object Selection Tool in Photoshop?

Selection tools are used by photo editors to isolate areas of an image for cropping, editing, or elimination. There are several kinds of selection tools in Photoshop, each performing a different function.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to optimize them better to improve your image editing skills. The guide is very detailed and everything is explained slowly so that you can catch up with the narrator.

 

3. How to Add Shapes in Adobe Photoshop?

While working with shapes is more critical in Adobe Illustrator, that doesn’t change the fact you cannot do it in Photoshop.

In this guide, Julieanne Kost shares 10 quick tips for working with shapes in Adobe Photoshop. All of them are useful in many different scenarios. And the best of all is that the video is only 2 minutes long.

 

4. New Adobe Photoshop Features in 2022

Whether you are a newbie or an expert, Adobe Photoshop’s update is one of the most awaited events for design professionals every year (Adobe MAX). Version 23.0 was released in October 2021 and it came with some very good additions.

Object Finder, a couple of new Neural Filters, as well as Illustrator to PDF layer export (including retention!) are only some of the new features you will find in Photoshop V23.

 

5. Photoshop New Features for iPad – 2022

Photoshop for iPad has always looked a little bit stripped. And while we could justify the performance (and it is indeed slower than what we could see on Macs, for example), we can’t justify the lack of features.

However, Martin from “Yes, I’m a Designer” reviews two of the tools that finally appeared on iPads – Smart Objects and Camera RAW editing. If you have an iPad, it’s definitely worth checking this video.

 

Photography Tutorials

6. How to Retouch Skin in Photoshop

Photoshop is the go-to option for professional portrait photographers, as it has plenty of capabilities to work with the skin tone. However, there’s a very thin line between smooth editing and photo overkill.

In this tutorial, Kayleigh June shows how to make a natural retouch to the skin, without making the photograph look processed.

 

7. How to Change The Sky in Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop now lets you change the skies in the photographs, making them look more dramatic and “Instagrammy”.

Unmesh Dinda explains in more detail how to add custom “skies” and correct other image details to make the background match everything else in the frame.

 

8. Editing an image in Photoshop

It’s amazing to see how professional photographers can utilize Photoshop and Lightroom to create stunning images even with entry-level cameras.

In this Photoshop tutorial, one guru in the photography world – Peter McKinnon, explains in a very quirky way how to drastically improve an image with some basic techniques and a little bit of the “McKinnon Factor”.

 

9. How to Add a Vintage Look to an Image

Over the last few years, vintage photos have become trendy again, thanks to Instagram filters. But how to create one?

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a vintage photo by artificially adding image noise and using another image to blend the artifacts, plus some additional techniques like playing with shadows.

 

10. How to Fix Underexposed Photos in Photoshop?

Overexposed and underexposed images are a nightmare for photographers. While newbies often struggle to find balance, even professionals have to make a hard dilemma when their camera can’t capture the right photo.

Luckily, Adobe Photoshop can recover a lot from the shadows if the image is underexposed. You’d have to sacrifice much more in case of an overexposed photo, as the highlights may appear blown out.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to make adjustments in just 2 minutes, so that you bring those colors back and make your images jaw-dropping.

 

Drawing Tutorials

11. How to Create a Basic Drawing in Photoshop?

Adobe Photoshop is a great tool for creating all kinds of drawings – from basic ones to advanced 3D forms and designs.

In the video below you will learn how to work with brushes and strokes. The best thing about Photoshop is that you can use many free brushes.

 

12. How to Make a Digital Painting in Photoshop?

Adobe Photoshop is preferred for many artists who want to draw in digital form. Because you can draw on computers and on an iPad, there is a lot you can achieve here.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use some techniques, like working with layers, highlights, and clipping masks.

 

13. How to Cartoon Yourself in Photoshop?

One very trendy movement is to create cartoons out of images. Of course, Adobe Photoshop is also capable of creating amazing cartoons.

In this tutorial, you learn how to better use the pen tool and color picker. You don’t really need many different techniques, however, you need to become more precise with the ones that you are using.

 

14. How to Create a 3D Character?

You can create a 3D character in Photoshop. You can use it together with Adobe Ch(Character Animation) to create gorgeous 3D animations.

This tutorial is not that easy to execute, however, you can learn some amazing advanced techniques that will help you improve your skills dramatically.

 

15. How to Draw on iPad?

Apple’s iPad is one of the best devices to simulate a digital canvas. While working on a computer has its perks, drawing by hand cannot be replaced.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use the most important features of Adobe Photoshop for the iPad. You have to pay more attention to gestures and navigation, as this is probably the biggest difference between working on a tablet and a computer.

 

Graphic Design Tutorials

16. How to Remove a Background in Photoshop?

Designers work with elements. And one of the most important tasks on a daily basis that designers do is fixing backgrounds.

This Adobe Photoshop tutorial is very explanatory and will walk you through all the stages you need to complete in order to achieve your goal – to remove the background of your image.

 

17. How to Create a Poster in Photoshop?

Posters are an amazing way to express how well you work with graphic design, as they combine multiple tools which could complement each other.

In this guide, you’ll see how to combine images, play with text, and change color settings. Bear in mind you should know how to remove background (our 16th tutorial) beforehand.

 

18. How to Create Package Design with Photoshop?

While Photoshop isn’t the best software to create package design, you might use vector file formats.

However, just because it’s the most suitable platform, doesn’t mean it’s capable. In this guide, you’ll see how to create a package design from scratch – from picking the right images to optimizing the colors and using the right forms.

 

19. How to Convert a 2D Logo Into 3D in Photoshop?

Logo Design is an area where Adobe Illustrator shines the brightest. However, nothing beats Photoshop in terms of creativity.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to transform a simple 2D logo into an amazing 3D form that will grab much more attention.

 

20. How to Create a Professional Portfolio?

Adobe Photoshop is often used for professional portfolios. This way, designers showcase their work in front of employers.

In this tutorial, Phaw Htoo shows you how to create a portfolio profile design step by step. The guide demonstrates how to position your works on the canvas.

 

Social Media Design Tutorials

21. How to Create an Instagram Story in Photoshop?

As you know, Instagram stories are just as popular as posts on the platform. They’re made in 9:16 format (or 1080 x 1920 pixels).

In this tutorial, you’ll quickly learn how to make amazing food stories. Although there is no commentary, all the steps are explained as subtitles. You will see how to combine plenty of skills – like working with shadows, colors, as well as text positioning, and curves.

 

22. How to Create a Facebook Post Design?

The Facebook post design is similar to Instagram, however, it is done in a different format.

In this tutorial, you will see how to create a Facebook post with all of its key elements – a good background, great fonts, and a CTA button.

 

23. How to Create a YouTube Banner in Photoshop?

YouTube doesn’t fall under the category “Social Media” but is certainly a good way to increase your exposure as a professional or a brand.

In the video below, you will see how to make a great YouTube banner with some very easy steps. You will better learn how to use image blends, fonts, and gradients.

 

24. Creating a Banner in Photoshop

Creating an Esports banner is not very common, so you won’t really need it unless you work in the gaming industry. But we really liked the variety of tools used.

In this tutorial, you can see how to use the Object Selection tool, and Clipping Mask tool, utilize shapes, as well as add highlights, and use brushes.

 

25. How to Create a Business Facebook Cover Photo using Photoshop?

Real estate agents and other business representatives often use social media channels to engage with potential customers for their business.

In this tutorial, you see how to make your cover image stand out with some very easy techniques – like creating shapes and utilizing space.

 

Web and App Design

26. How to Create a Landing Page in Photoshop?

Today, Adobe Photoshop is very commonly seen as a perfect tool for web design mockups, as well as app mockups, since it can create similar to real-life designs.

Let’s see in this tutorial how to create a landing page from scratch with the program. Cosmin Serban shows the essential elements of each landing page – well-made CTA buttons, transparent shapes, and in our case – a minimalistic design.

 

27. How to Design a Business Website Template in Photoshop?

Creating a business website template is one of the great features of Photoshop. Although Adobe XD and Figma are preferred options for it, but Photoshop still holds its ground.

In this tutorial, you will see how to create every step of the website template and most importantly – align elements on the canvas to make them look properly positioned.

 

28. How to Design an App Template in Photoshop?

Mobile app templates are quite popular, too. While Photoshop isn’t great for creating responsive app designs (because it works with raster files mainly), it works extremely well with adaptive designs. On top of that, Adobe’s 2022 Photoshop saw it dramatically improve compatibility with Illustrator.

In this tutorial, you will see how to create an app design (a “Sign Up” page) in Photoshop. You will see how to align elements, add social media icons, create a navigation menu and add buttons.

 

29. How to Create a Professional Newsletter in Photoshop?

Newsletters play a big role today. Since email marketing has the best ROI, designers pay a big attention to how they create their newsletters. Another fact to mention is that people are spammed with emails, so one should really craft something exceptional to grab the end user.

This guide will show you some of the best practices of email newsletter design – such as social media hooks, adding an action button, a rule of thirds, and a grabbing number (60% Discount).

 

30. How to Convert Photoshop to HTML?

Writing code is a slow process and we can all agree that exporting (or converting) design into code is going to save much time. Adobe Photoshop excels here, too.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Slice Tool properly and export your Photoshop design in HTML. The second part of the tutorial requires you to have Dreamweaver, and there you will see the final design version.

 

Conclusion

Adobe Photoshop is a very powerful program. As you could see, there are so many things you can do with it – it is a versatile app that can fit many needs. All you need to know is to learn the features and master them. The results will come sooner than you think.

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Nikolay Kaloyanov

Nikolay is a copywriter with vast experience in Technology, Marketing, and Design. When he isn't playing with words and crafting texts, he watches sports and asks questions. He is a funny person...until you put him on a diet.

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