Easy magazine cover in Photoshop

We always like getting tutorials like this one sent in by Udrea Mihai, because his is easy to complete, easy to understand, and teaches some of the most important functions in Photoshop. We'll isolate an image from the background, then utilize that technique to create a magazine cover. July 30, 2012

Use the Field Blur Filter in Photoshop CS6

This tutorial is from Photoshop CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide -- Teaching you how to use the Field Blur filter, which is handy when you need the most flexibility and control in blurring specific areas of an image while keeping other (more important) areas in sharp focus. July 30, 2012

Photoshop CS6: Filters for Lens Distortions

Everyone's talking about some of the awesome new features of Adobe Photoshop CS6 ... a "game changer" they're calling it . . . for this edition, we're going to study the aspects of removing distortions with the adaptive wide angle filter in Photoshop CS6 July 23, 2012

Blurred reflections in Photoshop

Here's a very basic tutorial with several really important Photoshop lessons for beginners to intermediates. The blur and mask steps will be used again and again in your Photoshop career! Special thanks to Tim Bennett for sending in this tutorial! June 21, 2012

Creating an Out of Bounds Photo in Photoshop

History repeats itself. A painting or photo within another has always been a popular subject with photographers, graphic artists and Photoshop artists. The "out of bounds" or "break-out" image is also one that should be tried by all Photoshop users, sooner or later. May 28, 2012

Using ICC Profiles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Say you have a gorgeous image in Photoshop. How likely is your printer to give you a result exactly like what you see onscreen? Rafael Concepcion explains how to use printer profiles to tell Photoshop the settings you need for the printer and paper you're using, so you get the precise results you want. May 26, 2012

Photoshop Vintage Compass Icon

This month, Photoshop pro Ainsley Bevis shows you how to create a elegant & antique compass icon in Photoshop! This one uses a number of layer styles and tricks you'll like. February 27, 2012

Illustrating with Soft Pastel

Cher Threinen-Pendarvis, author of the PAINTER WOW! Book, is featured in this month's Photoshop and Bookshelf as one of our BEST BOOKS of 2011! She shares her tutorial on Illustrating with Soft Pastels in Painter 12, spotlighting Painter user Pamela Wells, noted artist and illustrator January 25, 2012

Using Photoshop's Pen Path Tool

The Pen tool is indeed probably one of the most powerful tools in Photoshop, once you learn how to use it. Special thanks go out to San Weng for sending in this tutorial! January 24, 2012

Creative effects with Photos

In this free Photoshop tutorial, Colin Smith of Photoshop Cafe, is going to show you some tricks with layers and photo techniques in the process of making a CD cover! January 19, 2012