21 Advanced Photoshop Tips, Tricks and Tutorials Roundup

Mar 30 2009 by Dainis Graveris | 39 Comments

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.

10 Steps to Improving Your Photoshop Skills - screen shot.

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.

9 Essential Principles for Good Web Design - screen shot.

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).

6 Photoshop Tips and Tricks That You Probably Don’t Know About - screen shot.

4. Hodgepodge of Photoshop Tricks

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

Hodgepodge of Photoshop Tricks - screen shot.

5. Photoshop Tips & Tricks – Variety Pack Volume 1

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

Photoshop Tips & Tricks - Variety Pack Volume 1 - screen shot.

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.

How to choose the right image format? - screen shot.

Editor’s Note: The above tutorial above is no longer available.

7. Removing Image Backgrounds in Photoshop: Magic Extractor Tool

Removing Image Backgrounds in Photoshop:Magic Extractor Tool - screen shot.

8. 15 Tutorials for Recreating Authentic Photo Effects

15 Tutorials for Recreating Authentic Photo Effects - screen shot.

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.

The hidden power of Photoshop brush tool - screen shot.

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!

Photoshop CS4: Droplets - screen shot.

12. Photoshop: Smart Filters

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

Photoshop: Smart Filters - screen shot.

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.

"Background Eraser Tool" is the new Magic Wand - screen shot.

14. 10 Photoshop Techniques You Can’t Work Without

Learn 10 advanced techniques you may not know about.

10 Photoshop Techniques You Can't Work Without - screen shot.

15. Guide to Halftone Pattern

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

Guide to Halftone Pattern - screen shot.

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

Clone out distracting backgrounds in Photoshop (and Elements) - screen shot.

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

How to Use Fit Image in Photoshop - Video Tutorial - screen shot.

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.

Top 10 Killer Photoshop Combo Moves - screen shot.

19. 5 Techniques for Enhancing Contrast in Digital Photos

5 Techniques for Enhancing Contrast in Digital Photos - screen shot.

20. How To Make Digital Photos Look Like Lomo Photography

How To Make Digital Photos Look Like Lomo Photography - screen shot.

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.

Warning: These 9 Photoshop Techniques May Result In Great Photos - screen shot.

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About the author

Bio Photo.Dainis Graveris is a young designer based in Latvia. He runs 1stwebdesigner, a design blog focused on web design, graphic design, tutorials, and inspirational articles dedicated to bloggers, freelancers, web-developers and designers. You can follow him on Twitter.

39 Comments

Desiztech

March 30th, 2009

Hey Dainis, nice to see you here..Nice post keep it up!

Jacques van Heerden

March 30th, 2009

Awesome roundup.. Keep the posts coming mate!

jack

March 30th, 2009

pretty sweet but more “intermediate” than “advanced” in some cases.

Gini

March 30th, 2009

Thanks so much for including my tutorial, 7. Removing Image Backgrounds in Photoshop: Magic Extractor Tool. It’s an honor!

Kayla

March 30th, 2009

Good list of resources…I’m looking most of them up right now

v-render

March 30th, 2009

nice collection of tutorials !

Matt

March 30th, 2009

The high pass filter tutorial is really interesting.

aniec2

March 30th, 2009

thx very much

Frank

March 30th, 2009

Great tutorials and a fine article from Dainis Graveris! You are everywhere I go on the interwebs these days. =)

I admire your omnipresence! =D

Two Socks

March 30th, 2009

Couldn’t agree with you more, I’ve been using PS for what seems quiet a long time, but you just never stop learning and evolving. Great collection!

Raymond

March 30th, 2009

Very Useful tutorial. thanks for it.

Gizelle

April 1st, 2009

Thanks for these tips. Item number 6 was helpful. Knowing the right image format for dirrent mediums matters a lot.

Liam McCabe

April 1st, 2009

some cool stuff :)

Johnson Koh

April 1st, 2009

Hey Dainis! So you are a contributor here!
Great compilation and see you around ;)

Callum Chapman

April 2nd, 2009

cheers for this, sure some of this will come in helpful down the line! I’ve bookmarked!

SadistiX

April 3rd, 2009

thank you very much. these sure helped me a lot!

Eric

April 5th, 2009

thanks for great info!

jeff

May 19th, 2009

great collection of PS tips. can’t wait to try them out!

Backroom

June 21st, 2009

Excellent stuff, Ill be here for hours.

Id like to throw my own trick in the bacg. Its an optical illusion based on scanlines. Pretty cool, you can see an in depth explanation here

http://www.jasonlough.com/article_scanLineTrick.php

Let me know what you think.

ajay

June 23rd, 2009

Nice post keep it up

zenaire

September 1st, 2009

The 21 tutorials are really awesome useful. The Guide to Halftone Pattern helps me a lot.

Thanks

Raj Kumars Shrestha

April 29th, 2010

Really Good Stuffs.This Stuffs had helped me a lot..Thank you…..

Miki

June 19th, 2010

Nice collection of tips. Number 17 is horrible – does not belong. Seriously.

Nihar ranjan

August 28th, 2010

really its good and verry muchh helpful to a student

Santhosh

September 15th, 2010

For me, this is one of the best collection of tips I have seen. So many wonderful stuff in one place; thanks so much!

Khurram

September 30th, 2010

Thanks Man You Have Really Good Collection. This is The Best Collection I Have Ever Seen.

MOHAN

February 8th, 2011

fantabulous

Ethiriel

April 4th, 2011

You have some great stuff here :))

Eleni

April 8th, 2011

really good tips

Utkarsh

May 19th, 2011

Thanks. It’s really helpful. I was just hunting for these kinds of articles of Photoshop.

John Smith

May 25th, 2011

Amazing stuff! I’m gonna bookmark this post and try out each trick!

John Smith

May 25th, 2011

Really a killer post! I’m bookmarking this page and gonna try out these tricks!

Md. Sharif Al Mahmood

June 11th, 2011

Superb ! I have just bookmarked this page. I can’t wait to try.

Thanks.

Mhretab

July 18th, 2011

this is so nice, thank you very much.

maharjan

August 2nd, 2011

very Boring!!!

Saydujjaman

October 10th, 2011

I found my wished solution from here and I am so greatful for it to this post and wishing to find more here.

fardeen

October 18th, 2011

i am also thankful for those guys or group

Kaylen

November 9th, 2011

waste. of. my. time.

Frank Williams

May 29th, 2013

Thank you for posting these awesome tutorials, I have been getting used to Photoshop and am comfortable to try out these advanced tutorials!

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