The Ultimate Resource Guide for Learning Photoshop at Any Skill Level

If you’re looking to learn the basics or hoping to upskill your Photoshop repertoire, we have the “tools” for all skill levels.

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by The Creative Cloud Team

posted on 04-28-2020

With so much of the world under stay-at-home restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19, many of us are trying to make the best of the situation by taking the time to learn new skills. Some are learning to bake. Others are learning how to teach children math that we haven’t done ourselves in years. We’re all learning how to innovate with digital experiences and stay connected from a distance.

If you’re considering learning new Adobe Photoshop skills, we’re here to help.

As the world’s best imaging and graphic design software, Photoshop is used by the creative industry’s top professionals. But it’s easy for anyone to get started with the basics.

Whether you’re a beginner looking to try your hand at photo editing or a pro interested in upskilling to the next level, we’ve assembled the resources and tutorials you’ll need to guide your creative exploration and education.

Thank you for using Photoshop, and have fun creating!


Watch and learn

Learn Content on HelpX— HelpX is a repository of written and video tutorials, hands-on projects, and more. You’ll find tutorials specifically created for beginners that introduce you to Photoshop and walk you through the basics. Here are a few of our favorites for getting started.

    1. Get to Know Photoshop
    2. Get Started on iPad
    3. Work with Layers
    4. Combine Images
    5. Create Your First Design
    6. Edit Your First Photo

Try it yourself

Daily Creative Challenge— These guided challenges give you a chance to try your hand at creating your own designs. Watch the video to see how to get started, give it try, and share your work with the community. New challenges are being posted all the time. Here are a few classics to try.

    1. Type
    2. Smart Filters
    3. Symmetry Tool

Intermediate and above

Watch and learn

    1. Remove Objects with Content Aware Fill
    2. Advanced Techniques for Changing the Color of an Object
    3. Design More Efficiently in Photoshop
    1. 20+ Tips for Using Tools in Photoshop
    2. 3 Ways to Change Colors in Photoshop
    3. 13 Tips for Working with Curves in Photoshop

Try it yourself

Adobe Live— Adobe Live helps you stay connected with other Adobe users. Tune into a livestream or watch a recorded video to work along with fellow designers and try your hand at new skills and workflows. Subscribe to be notified about upcoming livestreams or explore a few of our recommendations.

    1. Creating Backgrounds for Video Conferencing
    2. Creating Natural and Abstract Elements
    3. Isometric Artwork

Adobe is committed to supporting our customers during the COVID-19 crisis. Find helpful resources and a message from Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayan here.

Topics: Creativity, Photography

Products: Photoshop, Creative Cloud