For nearly three decades, Photoshop has been the go-to tool for working with digital images. From basic contrast enhancements all the way through to compositing complete worlds we’ve been using Adobe’s most well-known package in all sorts of industries.
And now we’ve collected together a loose group of rather useful sources for tutorials, tips, freebies, and inspiration.
A great resource for inspiration and community, as well as showcasing your work, Behance curates galleries of the top content.
It’s been over 25 years since Photoshop came into the world, and it’s come a hell of a long way. Back in 2015 CreativeLive asked eight Photoshop experts to try their hand at using version 1.0. It’s great to see how far we’ve come.
Presets, courses, and free tutorials are laced through Matt’s fantastically useful website. Check out his tutorial on Luminosity Masking in Colour.
With nearly 500,000 subscribers, these YouTube channel covers everything from basic tips to advanced walk throughs. Their 90 Tip series is great for some useful insights that might not know.
Photoshop is just beautiful as a still image compositor. In this tutorial on Digital Arts, Keven Roodhorst works through an Africa-inspired project compiled from a number of elements. You’ll need a few hours to get through this one, but it’s well worth it.
A free sample from Faux HDR Actions, this is a quick and dirty way to get some HDR goodness into your stills. Of course, it’s no substitute for shooting HDR in camera, but if you need to boost a few shots then pick this one up from Photography Planet.
One of our favourites, Unsplash is home to myriad quality, royalty free images gifted by some of the world’s best photographers.
Based in Germany but written in English, Smashing Magazine covers all manner of digital media. Another great resources for pointers and galleries, they’ve put together a list of 50 actions and resources to give your images an edge.
Future Publishing’s home online makes it into most of our lists. It’s a great place to find curated tutorials and assets, as well as the latest from the industry at large. We’re loving their 60 free Photoshop actions.
Brushes, backgrounds, textures, and tutorials abound on Retro Supply. You can go for paid bundles, but there’s plenty of free content to get into your comps.
Crammed full of artists sharing content and ideas, Deviant Art is a maze of hidden gems. From simple inspiration to downloadable brushes and textures this is a must on any Photoshopper’s bookmarks.