Photoshop, Basics

How To : Do Photoshop painting basics for beginners

This series is the basic training you need to get up and running with Photoshop, so that you can be a better digital painter. Knowing how to use all the tools and options that pertain to digital painting, photomanipulation, and photo editing will save you lots of time, so it's ...more

How To : Create basic 3D shapes in Photoshop

Looking for an easy way to create 3D shapes? Have Photoshop CS3 or later? Whether you're new to Adobe's popular image editing software or simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial from TutVids. For more informatio ...more

How To : Do basic lighting corrections in Photoshop

In this video tutorial the instructor shows how to perform basic lighting corrections in Adobe Photoshop. The levels tool is the Photoshop's most used command which has many features to it. Its most basic function is as a lighting correction tool. In this video open an image a ...more

How To : Do basic masking in Adobe Photoshop CS4 or CS5

This clip offers a lesson in how to do basic masking using Adobe Photoshop CS4 or CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular raster graphics editing software or a seasoned professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its various features and filte ...more

How To : Create a basic cartoon effect in Photoshop CS3

This Adobe Photoshop CS3 tutorial shows you how to create a basic cartoon effect on images. This is a great tutorial for beginners and just scratches the surface of what can be done with adjustment layers and the artistic filters in Photoshop. This Photoshop cartoon effect tut ...more

How To : Create basic animation in Photoshop CS3 Extended

For video post-production, Photoshop CS3 Extended now includes video-format and layer support to edit video files frame by frame. The resulting video can then be exported to a variety of formats including Flash. In this Photoshop CS3 video tutorial you will learn how to create ...more

How To : Create a basic blood effect in Photoshop CS3

This video tutorial will have you making fake blood on all of your photographs in no time. Using Adobe Photoshop CS3, adding a little red blood to your pictures could be the best thing that happened to them. Even learn how to add a little bit of scratches on somebody's arm. P ...more

How To : Make basic animation or moving images in Photoshop

This video shows the process of making animations in the image program Photoshop. It shows users how to open up and navigate the animation dialogue box in Photoshop by adding frames with variations on the image to be animated, with attention to using as many frames as needed t ...more

How To : Resize a basic image in Adobe Photoshop CS5

1. First of all you need to have a folder containing stock of various photos downloaded from the internet. The width of these images is ‘780’ and you need to resize them to ‘550’. 2. Drag all these images into Photoshop. The tutor advises you can save a copy of the or ...more

How To : Create realistic perspective using Photoshop

This is a tutorial video from Sessions Online Schools of Art & Design's "Photoshop Basics" course. This video is part of Sessions' Graphic, Web, Multimedia Arts, Digital Arts, and Marketing Design certificate programs. You are distorting layers using the transform tool. Use th ...more

How To : Create a Fantasy World with Adobe Design CS5

Read this great how-to article on generating a fantasy world in Adobe Photoshop. Constantin Potorac leads you through, step-by-step, as you follow along and create a fantastic scene, beginning with basic stock images. Combine stock images of a background, tree, and model. Tran ...more

How To : Use Smart Objects in Photoshop

In this video tutorial you will learn about the basics of using Smart Objects in Photoshop. Smart objects can consist of pixel-based content or vector-based content. These smart objects also remember their original size and can be transformed multiple times without loss.

How To : Understand class rules in Adobe Dreamweaver

This Dreamweaver tutorial goes over the basics of working with CSS class rules. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, Afte ...more

How To : Create vintage photos in Photoshop

Make some nice vintage photos in Photoshop with this tutorial! You'll need some basic Photoshop skills, but you don't need to be an expert by any stretch of the imagination. (If you were an expert, you probably wouldn't need help anyway) The easy to follow instructions in this ...more

How To : Create a sketch effect in Photoshop

Photoshop Mama's tutorial on how to create a sketch effect in Photoshop. The first video shows the basic technique, then you'll learn how to play and have fun with different effects you can create. Part 1 of 3 - How to Create a sketch effect in Photoshop. Part 2 of 3 - How to ...more

How To : Correct colors in photos with Photoshop CS3

Need to color correct your photos and you're not sure how? In this video, the basics of RGB and CMYK colors are discussed as well as how to use them to color correct everything from everyday snapshots to portrait photographs. By using the eyedropper and the info palette to rea ...more

How To : Get started using Adobe Bridge

If you never used Adobe Bridge before, learn the basics of the Bridge now! Bridge has been around since CS2, and is a file brewing and organizing piece of software, designed to streamline your workflow using Adobe applications. This video tutorial is geared toward all you new ...more

How To : Design a video game military logo in Photoshop

Call of Duty? Nope. SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs? Nah. Battlefield: Bad Company? Think again. This isn't any video game on the market, this is your own video game, well… your own video game logo - military-style. Learn how to make a military-style video game cover in Adobe Photosho ...more

How To : Add motion to photos in Photoshop

This video is about adding motion to photos with the help of Photoshop. The video has clear picture with good audio. In a few minutes the video gave easy step by step instructions about adding motion to a particular object in the photo and it also gave an easy tip to get it ge ...more

How To : Convert a Vector Logo to a 3D Logo with Cinema4D

In this tutorial, Broadcast Designer Jason Brown will show you how to knock out a vector logo from Adobe Illustrator into a 3D logo in Maxons Cinema 4D. The tutorial also touches on basic texturing, lighting and animation. Creative Cow is a support community for digital video ...more

How To : Draw a detailed, cartoon dog

In this in depth, four part series learn how to draw a cartoon dog. The adorable puppy you will be learning to draw is top notch and would fit in nicely in any children's book or comic strip. Cartoon dog drawing is really easy, and this tutorial will show you just how to do it ...more

How To : Use 3D rotation in Adobe Flash CS4

The new Flash CS4 includes 3D tools that allow users to rotate perspective around a movie clip. This tutorial goes over some of the basic controls. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Ma ...more

How To : Make scaled maps in Sandbox 2 for the game Crysis

So, you're addicted to that award-winning, science-fiction, first-person shooter, computer game Crysis, are ya? Well, then you probably know a bit about the Sandbox 2 level editor then, don't ya? Well, if you need to figure out how to make 1:1 scaled maps in Sandbox to go int ...more

How To : Use Rembrandt lighting for images in Photoshop

This Photoshop video series is going to explain how to create a chiaroscuro lighting effect on an image. This art form was made famous by the Italian artist Rembrandt. Part one covers the origin of terms and how to create chiaroscuro dramatic lighting. Part two has instruction ...more

How To : Create a painterly photo montage in Photoshop

This image editing software tutorial shows you how to create a painterly looking photo montage in Photoshop CS3. See how to create a textured, painterly type photo montage and set it up to be gallery wrapped. This tutorial assumes you know how to use the basics of Photoshop an ...more

How To : Use custom Photoshop brushes to design business cards

This image editing software tutorial shows you how to create custom brushes in Photoshop CS3. After creating a brush, you will learn how to use it as a design element in a very basic business card. The tutorial assumes you know the basics of the Photoshop CS3 interface.

How To : Remove red eye using Photoshop

It doesn't matter how great your digital camera is, there are going to be times when you take pictures and your subjects have red eye. So watch this Photoshop tutorial and learn how to use Photoshop to "get the red out". Removing red eye is a basic and easy to learn process in ...more

How To : Animate in Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is mostly an image editing software and you probably never thought of using Photoshop to animate, but it's completely possible! This tutorial shows you the beginning basics of animating in Photoshop.

How To : Use layers in Photoshop CS3

This image editing software tutorial shows you how to use layers in Photoshop CS3. Find out the basics of layers, positioning, and also how to tone a certain part of an image within Photoshop CS3. This is a beginner level tutorial and is best viewed at full screen.

How To : Launch the PhotoTools plugin for Photoshop

This software tutorial teaches you how to launch PhotoTools and apply presets directly from the onOne menu to your Photoshop images. Learn the basics of how PhotoTools integrates and works with Photoshop to help you retouch and edit photos. Launch the PhotoTools plugin for Pho ...more

How To : Use levels in Photoshop

Levels are an extremely powerful and important tool for adjusting in Photoshop. They are a more refined way of controlling color, brightness, shadows and other parts of images. Check out this Photoshop tutorial and get the basics of using levels.

How To : Use clipping masks in Photoshop CS3

In this tutorial, you'll be learning the basics of clipping or masking. And how it can be used to apply effects to a signature. If you're starting off with Photoshop, or completely new to Photoshop, This tutorial will explain how to make a clipping mask.

How To : Use the magic eraser tool in Photoshop

This tutorial covers the basics of using the magic eraser tool in Photoshop. It is similar to the magic wand or paint button, except it erases instead of selecting or filling. Use the magic eraser tool in Photoshop. Click through to watch this video on vtutorial.com

How To : Create text on a path in Photoshop

Have you ever wondered how to create meandering text or text that doesn't go horizontally from left to right? You will need a path to do the trick. In this video tutorial you will learn the basics of putting text on a path in Adobe Photoshop. Create text on a path in Photoshop ...more

How To : Use Photoshop's magic wand tool

Want to select an area of an image using a quick and easy way? In this video tutorial you will learn the basics of using the Magic Wand tool in Photoshop. Learn to use the Contiguous option to make the selection you want.

How To : Retouch photos in Adobe Photoshop

In this video tutorial you will learn some basics of retouching your portrait images in Photoshop. In this example, we'll see how to use the liquify tool to make the eyes and nose smaller. Learn to use the layer mask to create some lighting effect onto the portrait. Retouch ph ...more

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