Video: Photoshop CC: 10 Things Beginners Want to Know How To Do

I'm a visual learner. I like to watch rather than read. If you're like me, and are new to Photoshop, you may like to watch this 45 minute video from Adobe Creative Cloud TV. Over the course of the video, you'll see how to: 

  1. How to remove blemishes or 'touch up' a portrait (using the Spot Healing Tool)

  2. Working with Layers and Adjustment Layers

  3. Working with Masks

  4. How to Crop

  5. How to adjust exposure and fix colour-cast problems (using the Camera RAW filter)

  6. How to remove an object from a photo (using Content Aware Fill)

  7. How to move an object in a photo (using Content Aware Move) and duplicate/transform content

  8. How to remove a subject from a photo and place it on a new background (using Smart Select and Refine Edge)

  9. How to add text

  10. How to save your photos in both editable and sharable format

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Photoshop Tip #455 Cropping (The Right Way)

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If you're going to crop your images in Photoshop, there's one little button that's pretty new and very important. The Delete Cropped Pixels option does exactly what it says, if checked, it will throw away the cropped out part of your image, never to be seen again! This is how Photoshop worked until a few years ago, called Destructive editing, and is generally not a good way to work. Just as Lightroom works completely in Non-Destructive editing, meaning your original image files are never altered, but simply instructions for their edits are laid on top of the image, you can go back and change them at any time. If you leave this unchecked in Photoshop, and your save your document in .PSD (.JPG will not work), you'll be able to come back and adjust your crop later, with all of your original image still there!