What are some good resources for learning Photoshop?

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Do you have suggestions for learning Photoshop or getting up-to-speed with Photoshop CS5?
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Adobe has a number of free resources (video tutorials, user manuals, etc) you may want to check out:

http://adobe.ly/iczlLh

Julianne Kost create amazing learning resources here:

The Complete Picture with Julieanne Kost

Adobe Blogs
Julieanne Kost and our development team blogs are a great resource, too:

Julieanne Kost's Blog
Photoshop Blog
Lightroom Journal
Photoshop Crawlspace

Twitter and Facebook
If you're a Facebook user you may want to follow these resources:

Photoshop
Lightroom

Or Twitter:

Photoshop
Lightroom

The Photoshop Community is full of many other great trainers and authors. Who are your favorites?
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The Santa Fe Workshops!
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I want to see tutorials about photoshop...who can help me?

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Tutorials.
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i'm new.. just installed Ps CS5.. i have to do a magazine cover with my picture in it.. and i dont know how to begin.. can i seek help here..??

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maaf kalo boleh tanya cara membuat akun photoshop bagaimana ya?

sorry if I may ask how to create a photoshop how ya?

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Ben Willmore and Scott Kelby offer many resources too.
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The online help files are a good way to understand the basic uses of a tool, and they are user-supplemented by many links to tutorials relevant to the topic at hand.

Photoshop: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/photoshop...
Bridge & Camera Raw: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/creatives...
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I looked at the tutorials offered under "help" in PSCS5.
I found that Lynda Weinman has a beautiful, well modulated speaking voice but Michael Ninness gabbles, too quickly and with varying modulation, which makes him very difficult to understand. I suggest that Adobe ask Lynda.com to allow Mr. Ninness to concentrate on his other work and employ a different presenter for the video tutorials.
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Help has always been a sad chapter in Adobe products. I gave up for simply Googling years ago. But now that I have a spanking new Master Collection CS5.5 I thought I'd give it a proper go again, and learn how to round the potholes.

What happens nowadays is, when I press F1 in Photoshop, I get "Community Help", which just says "To access or download help, connect to the Internet or deselect "Display Local Help Content only" in Preferences." I am connected to the Internet, and I have checked "Display Local Help", but most queries simply give (mostly irrelevant) web search results. Example: I search for "displacement map" and get "Viagra sample, Buy Viagra online".

What part of "Press F1, get help" am I getting wrong?

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Hi Johan,

What you want checked is "Adobe Reference Only" - or if you want offline content limited to the user guide, just download the PDF of the User Guide in the upper right-hand corner:



The other thing you can do is use your browser to display content - if you're not a fan of "Community Help." With the Community Help application launched, choose Adobe Help>Preferences... (Mac) or Edit>Preferences... (Win) and choose "Open Help in Browser":

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will you please make photoshop easier to use ... i found that i could not use it in any way that produced results either when i had the trial or when i had the full user version i purchsed Photoshop CS4 when will you provide user tips etc ... so that the common person or experienced computer user can feel that it is interactive with the user?

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i have no idea on how to use this.I know how to upload a picture and that's all
-_-

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can i get a tutorial on how use photoshop?.
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You can get photoshop tutorials, whether it is the basics or advanced, here: http://photoshopper27.blogspot.in/

If you have any photoshop problems please email me at pradip.chowdhury@gmail.com
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I just want to change the color of the clothes in the picture...or to change the style of clothing or to Morph the face in to another scene. there seems to be too much product, or too much direction to make much sense of anything that you have....but then I am human?

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What are you selling? How do I get to it? How do I use it? How to morph? How to change a photos clothing?.
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Hola! soy nueva en esto de PHOTOSHOP y no se manejarlo, Alguien podría enseñarme a manejarlo?

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Aprendiendo a usar PHOTOSHOP.
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Here is a stock of free photoshop tutorials fully illustrated for beginner, intermediate and advanced users. http://photoshopper27.blogspot.in/
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hello good people. I am ,for the first time ever playing with Photoshop Cs6. I cannot import/past my photo albums..in order to start playing around.I could drag a few photos and transform them in garbage!!!!..please teach me.thanks.happy new year

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Photoshop CC tutorial slides or online Manual.


I am starting to master Photoshop but need good tutorials and a reference manual.
Many of the Adobe TV photoshop tutorials do not work for Photoshop CC and I really do not like watching a 20 minute video (and wasting hotspot bandwidth) to find out that it does not show me how to actually complete the task.

For example green screen chroma keying in photoshop CC. The tutorial works for about 75% of it and then I can't find the menu being demonstrated (in an earlier version of photoshop).

BTW is there an online / downloadable manual?
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See my official answer at the top of the page. I have links to downloadable PDFs of the manuals here: http://adobe.ly/iczlLh
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k thx looking at links
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I don't know the first thing about this program. How do I find a tutorial for beginning users on how to use Photoshop CS6? I have bought it and have it downloaded in my computer but don't know how to even start using it.
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you should seriously consider a class at your local college or similar... or go take a workshop. Photoshop is something that needs an actual person to guide you through the troubleshooting. People make many mistakes in the beginning or start off with some bad layering habits because they were self taught.
There are online classes available too. Both as a classroom format or simply watching videos (Craftsy, Lynda, Etc...).
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FWIW, I recently taught a class over at Craftsy.com.  If you know some basics of Photoshop, this will take you to the next level.  I go over a layered workflow, retouching, masks, clipping masks, and troubleshooting tips - Here is a $10 off link - www.craftsy.com/ext/JoshWithers_10281_D
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Using trial version of Photoshop CC. I am interested in making a movie poster. What are the most important tools to use?  How can I upload pictures from my iMac? I don't see a picture upload icon. How can I make a collage? How can I type text into the picture?
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> How can I make a collage? How can I type text into the picture?>

If you're  looking for resources to learn Photoshop, the quickest and most effective start I can recommend  isn't free, but it's a resource I've used extensively to get a quick start on software that is new to me. I'd go to lynda.com and sign up for a one month membership. It's half or less than the cost of almost any software book. You're also not paying the (deservedly) high cost of owning a course, but merely renting it for the month. Since you only want the basics, it really doesn't matter what version of Photoshop CC the tutorial covers. You can't go wrong with Deke McClelland, Chris Orwig, or Julianne Kost, just for starters. Any of their "Essential" or "Fundamental" courses will do—simply filter by beginner and you should find a few beginner courses that are complete. You will definitely also find plenty of shorter courses on individual topics, but some of those go into so much depth, you'll want to have taken a basic course as a prerequisite. There will also be a couple What's New in PS 2015 or PS 2017 to catch you up on anything you missed by looking at an older, but complete, course. You don't have to follow the complete course, either, although you should at least go through the first several sections on the interface, workflow, and basic procedures.

But if free is what appeals most, then use the Adobe Learn site. You can get to it through your Photoshop Help menu. Choose Photoshop CC Learn & Support. It's not as guided, nor as complete or as organized, but it does cover a lot of different topics. It's reasonably good for an overview of features. When you don't know enough to judge the quality of a video, YouTube can be overwhelming. Terry White on YouTube, however, IS an Adobe evangelist. So any of his tutorials you find there you can be certain are excellent.