21 Photoshop Tips and Tricks

Even if you are really familiar with Photoshop, you’ll always find ways to master and evolve your skills further. I’ve compiled a ton of Photoshop articles which will give you different tips on how to use and improve your Photoshop skills, as well as teach you some new techniques that you may not know.

In this article, you’ll find several simple but effective photo enchancing techniques on topics such as how to choose the best image format for web or how to create croplet for repeatedly image editing process.

You can never stop improving your web and graphic design skills, you can always find something new and handy as you’ll see in the following collection

1. 10 Steps to Improving Your Photoshop Skills

Ten useful tips that will improve your Photoshop skills such as subscribing to galleries and forums and reading magazines.

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2. 9 Essential Principles for Good Web Design

Web design can be deceptively difficult as it involves achieving a design that is both usable and pleasing, delivers information and builds brand, and is technically sound and visually coherent.

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3. 6 Photoshop Tips and Tricks That You Probably Don’t Know About

Here are 6 Adobe Photoshop tips and tricks that you probably don’t know about (I bet you don’t know at least one).

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4. Hodgepodge of Photoshop Tricks

Chris Coyier offers very useful Photoshop tricks in this 36-minute long screencast.

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5. Photoshop Tips & Tricks – Variety Pack Volume 1

Here is a collection of useful tips and tricks to improve your Photoshop skills.

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6. How to choose the right image format?

Learn how to choose the right image file format (BMP, GIF, JPG and PNG) for different cases on the web.

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7. Removing Image Backgrounds in Photoshop: Magic Extractor Tool

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8. 15 Tutorials for Recreating Authentic Photo Effects

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9. Enhancing Photos with High Pass Filter

Tutorial using the Shadows/Highlight adjustments showing how you can easily simulate a sort of HDR style.

Enchancing Photos with High Pass Filter - preview.

10. The hidden power of Photoshop brush tool

Adobe Photoshop Brush tool is very powerful and this tutorial explains several useful features in it. To learn all features, you can simply open the Brush palette (Window menu – Brushes), change each setting and try the result when you draw a stroke.

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11. Photoshop CS4: Droplets

In video tutoria, you’ll learn how to create a Droplet in Photoshop and how it can help improve your workflow!

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12. Photoshop: Smart Filters

Learn how to use smart filters in this advanced video tutorial.

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13. “Background Eraser Tool” is the new Magic Wand

This tutorial explains how to use a very little known Photoshop tool call “Background Eraser Tool”. It’s a super useful tool for removing background colors while preserving the main picture that you want. It’s pretty simple so you can start using it immediately after the tutorial.

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14. 10 Photoshop Techniques You Can’t Work Without

Learn 10 advanced techniques you may not know about.

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15. Guide to Halftone Pattern

This tutorial will go through the different steps and settings to achieve a halftone pattern.

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16. Clone out distracting backgrounds in Photoshop (and Elements)

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17. How to Use Fit Image in Photoshop – Video Tutorial

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18. Top 10 Killer Photoshop Combo Moves

Master these killer Photoshop keyboard combos and you’ll find yourself with more time for the important things. These combos assume you’re using Photoshop CS3 on Windows platform with default keyboard shortcuts.

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19. 5 Techniques for Enhancing Contrast in Digital Photos

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20. How To Make Digital Photos Look Like Lomo Photography

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21. Warning: These 9 Photoshop Techniques May Result In Great Photos

Post-Processing (or photo editing) is what makes a good photo great. Cameras produce a good starting point, but post-processing is where the magic happens. Try out some of these creative post-processing tricks to boost your artistic style.

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