Photoshop Tips and Tricks for Beginners

Last Updated on May 11, 2020 | In Photoshop Tutorials by Stefano Caioni Leave a Comment

Learning some Photoshop tricks will speed up your workflow and help you edit your photos more efficiently and achieve better results.

Photoshop is one of the most popular photo-editing software. Probably the most popular. Its powerful features allow you to do pretty much everything imaginable with a digital image.

But from a photography point-of-view, you don’t want to over-edit your photos.

In this article, I’m sharing some easy tips and tricks for Photoshop beginners that you can apply immediately to improve the way your photos look, without reading thousands of words on a blog post.

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So without further ado, let’s see some of the best photoshop tricks right now.

Basic Photoshop Tricks

This section is supported by a quick video on how to get started in Photoshop from the friendly Aaron at Phlearn.

You can either watch the entire video (it’s only 10 min long) or follow along by jumping through the key points I’ve highlighted below.

Photoshop Adjustment Layers

Adjustment layers 0:41

This group of editing tools in Photoshop help following a non-destructive photo editing process. As you can see from Aaron’s video you can modify your image by adding layers without affecting the original image.

Photoshop Layer Masks

Layer masks 3:40

Layer Masks are essential to a non-destructive workflow in Photoshop and work with the adjustment layers. They are useful to hide or show certain parts of the adjustment layer itself. If the mask is white it means it’s visible, if it’s black then it’s not invisible. You can use the paintbrush tool to show or hide parts of the layer.

How to Properly Save a Photoshop File

Proper ways to save a Photoshop file 6:48

The video shows you how to save a layered file in Photoshop and the difference between a PSD and a JPG file. To save with layers use PSD. JPG is good for uploading to the WEB since it’s a flattened version of your image. JPG is also good for printing.

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I hope you found these easy Photoshop tips and tricks useful.

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