Editing pictures with PhotoShop

Editing pictures in PhotoShop is easy once you have aquired and overview of the programs functionality. It may look complicated at first, but that is only because there are so many possibilitites. Running through a PhotoShop tutorial would therefor be a good idea, if you are new to the program and maybe not too confident when it comes to experimenting with software, that you have little or no experience with.

Having gained a little experience and become more profficient at editing pictures in PhotoShop you can move on to more complecated stuff and believe me, there is no limit to what this program can do. I know there are several cheaper alternatives, but not many that can compete with PhotoShop, when it comes to the shear number of techniques that can be applied to a picture.

So if you are looking for a way to create som special effect in PhotoShop and you have no idea how to go abaout it, I would suggest you simply try to describe it in a Google search. There are so many tutorials on singular special effects people have created and shared on the Internet, so chances are that someone else has already done it and posted an article somewhere with steps on how to do it.

Editing pictures in PhotoShop is just like anything else, the more you work with it the better you get. Soon you can make your own posters, web graphics, graphics for T-shirt, cups, mouse mats, etc. Only your imagination sets the limits.


Learn how to photoshop a picture in just 2 hours

Jumping into editing your favorite pictures with a program such as Photoshop can seem like a daunting task. Photoshop is indeed also one the more sophisticated image editing programs available, but the possibilities with it are endless. That is why you shouldn't give up, since there are plenty of tutorials available to help you get going, such as Learn Photoshop Now or Learn Elements Now.

Whether you are completely new to Photoshop or a rookie with the program, then these tutorials are worth taking a look at. Especially if one or more of the points below fit you:
  • You are an amateur photographer and you want to get the best out of your pictures
  • You are a professional photographer and you have high demands regarding editing your pictures
  • You are into more specialized photography such as underwater pictures
  • Your are not satisfied with the quality of pictures your camera delivers and need to perform photo enhancements
  • You work or want to work with computer graphics such as web design
  • You have a ton of very old pictures or slides you want to digitize and get the best result possible
  • And much more
Photoshop covers pretty much any need for any kind of picture editing/enhancement/effects you can think and with the right tutorials and guidance it definitely wont let you down. The Learn Photoshop Now tutorial will teach you anything from simple tasks such as removing red eyes to lighting effects and much more. Here is a comprehensive list of what is included:

  • The Workspace
  • Selections
  • Painting and Drawing
  • Resizing Images
  • Image and Color Modes
  • Layers
  • Creating Text
  • Layer Styles and Effects
  • Photo Retouching
  • Saving Images
  • Tips and Tricks... "Removing Red Eye"
  • Tips and Tricks... "Photo Merging"
  • Tips and Tricks... "Lighting Effects"
  • Tips and Tricks... "Photo Framing"
Additional videos for CS2 updates:
  • Adobe Bridge
  • Image Warp
  • Layers: Refined
  • Lens Correction
  • Red Eye Tool
  • Smart Objects
  • Spot Healing
Additional videos for CS3 updates:
  •  Auto Align
  • Auto Blend
  • Black and White
  • New Blend Modes
  • Brightness and Contrast
  • Bridge CS3
  • Clone Source
  • Curves
  • Interface
  • Photomerge
  • Quick Select Tool
  • Refine Edges
  • Smart Filters
Additional videos for CS4 updates:
  •  Adjustments Panel
  • Bridge 3
  • Content Aware Scaling
  • Dodge and Burn
  • Drag and Drop in Tabs
  • Extending DOF
  • Masks Panel
  • Panels in CS4
  • Tabbed Interface
  • Target Adjustment Tool
  • Web and PDF
  So dive right into it an learn how to photoshop a picture.