Free Photoshop Tutorials!

Scroll through the list of free Photoshop tutorials at your leisure.   Visit frequently as this list is ever-changing.

Beginner Post Processing Tutorials

Designed for those who are just starting out with photo post processing.  However, even the seasoned pro can learn something new here.

Remove Tool Best Practices

Remove Tool Best Practices

The remove tool in Photoshop is fairly simple to use.  It has very few settings but seems to work like magic until it doesn't. Here are some of my best practices for using the remove tool. Chapters 00:00 Intro 00:28 Where is it? 02:02 Tool Size Settings 02:51 Pen...

Recover Deleted Photos

Recover Deleted Photos

HELP!  I DELETED EVERYTHING!!!! We've all done it, and if you haven't yet... you will! I promise! Sometimes it's an innocent accident. Occasionally, a memory card may get corrupt or wiped. What do you do when you delete your photos? Cry... yes, that's usually the...

Is Photoshop Ruining Photography?

Is Photoshop Ruining Photography?

How often have I heard the worst things about Photoshop and its implications that it's ruining Photography? I guess being an educator in this space, I am subject to the microscope, and therefore I see a lot and maybe even sometimes get attacked a bit for what I do. I...

Workflows in Adobe Bridge 2022

Workflows in Adobe Bridge 2022

BRIDGE to the RESCUE! I can't be the only one... nope! I can't be the only one who has ever worked their tail off on a huge PSD file in Photoshop and accidentally saved all those juicy layers into a small file when resizing it for the web. I know, I know, it's a...

Art Sales… Where to Begin?

Art Sales… Where to Begin?

Where do I begin with selling my photography?If you have ever emailed me and asked me that question, you have probably received a less than ideal response.  I know you come to me for many things, and most of them I have an answer to.  But the truth is, I don't sell my...

What your photography REALLY needs in 2022

What your photography REALLY needs in 2022

New year, new resolutions, right? Well, how did that work out for you last year? You may have started a 365 project and made it 50 days before realizing it wasn't doing you any good. That's okay, seriously, no worries there, you tried! But, do you know what will...

Color Balance in Photoshop

Color Balance in Photoshop

Have you ever looked for a White Balance tool or Adjustment Layer in Photoshop? Were you shocked to find that there wasn't one? I, after 22 years of PS experience, am still quite shocked that there is no White Balance tool. We have tons of tools to control color in...

Three Expert Secrets for Color Grading

Three Expert Secrets for Color Grading

Let's face it, Color Grading and Color Theory are hard topics to grasp. Without a solid foundation for them, though, all of our colorwork is left hanging in the balance. While having a great understanding of color is important, that is a long-term goal.  It takes a...

EASILY Color Grade ANY Photo

EASILY Color Grade ANY Photo

Finally ... Simple Color Grading! I have taught so many ways to color grade a photo that I can't even recall them all.  They range from Gradients to Gradient Maps, and how many using Selective Color?  Many of these techniques produce great results, but they can be...

Intermediate Post Processing Tutorials

For those who already know a trick or two in Photoshop and want to learn a bit more.

Color Grading for Stunning Eclipse Photos

Color Grading for Stunning Eclipse Photos

Having trouble editing your Solar Eclipse shots? Corona detail lost? In this video, I dive deep into the post-processing techniques I used for my 2024 solar eclipse photographs taken in Story, Arkansas. I focus on two often overlooked tools in Adobe Camera Raw that...

Next-Level Color Control ACR 16.0 & Lr 13.0

Next-Level Color Control ACR 16.0 & Lr 13.0

What's new in ACR 16.0 and Lightroom? An EPIC Color Theory tool that I never knew I needed, and now that I have it, I am STOKED! This color range feature for modifying color is next-level color theory at play, and it's at the RAW level. WOW! The only thing I could ask...

BETTER Skin Tone Selections in Photoshop

BETTER Skin Tone Selections in Photoshop

Have you ever wondered why ACR and Lightroom are so good with skin tone selections, but the native tools in Photoshop are antiquated? I have. It baffles me that masking is so easy to do in a program that just recently received masking. Yet Photoshop, which has had...

Remove Tool Best Practices

Remove Tool Best Practices

The remove tool in Photoshop is fairly simple to use.  It has very few settings but seems to work like magic until it doesn't. Here are some of my best practices for using the remove tool. Chapters 00:00 Intro 00:28 Where is it? 02:02 Tool Size Settings 02:51 Pen...

DON’T use CLARITY • Use THIS instead

DON’T use CLARITY • Use THIS instead

Want to know how to get the ABSOLUTE best detail in your photos WITHOUT using Clarity and Texture? Well then, you're in luck! I'm gonna show you how to get incredible details in Photoshop! This method will give you incredible details in your image without the harsh...

GREAT Color Photography EXPLAINED

GREAT Color Photography EXPLAINED

*Do you struggle with color in your photography? Me too!* I accidentally stumbled upon a checks and balances layer that can help you determine a few things. Be prepared to go through your portfolio with a fine-toothed comb. After watching this, you will be able to...

Realtime Clipping Warnings IN Photoshop!

Realtime Clipping Warnings IN Photoshop!

One thing we should avoid like the plague while editing in Photoshop is overly blown-out highlights and clipped shadows. If we aren't careful during editing, we could do more harm than good while working. Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom have clipping warnings built...

Advanced Post Processing Tutorials

While the title says “Advanced”, this category is for anyone who wants advance themselves further in photo post processing.  While these tutorials are not for the Faint of Heart, they are taught to a level anyone who is willing can understand.

Use THIS for BOLD Eyes in Photoshop!

Use THIS for BOLD Eyes in Photoshop!

No more bland-looking eyes! I'm going to teach you how to use Gradients in Photoshop to make AMAZING-looking eyes. The eyes are the most important object to get dialed in in portrait and wildlife photography. We ensure we nail the focus on the eye when we are...

AI Gen Expand = HORRIBLE • Watch for Tips

AI Gen Expand = HORRIBLE • Watch for Tips

Photoshop 2024 is here, and Generative AI is as well. In this tutorial, I will show you how to use the Generative Expand command in the Crop tool to fill in data around your image. It's a phenomenal concept with some horrible results. BUT, I would never present a...

RESOLVED! Saving ACR Profiles in ACR 15.4.1

RESOLVED! Saving ACR Profiles in ACR 15.4.1

Have you tried to save a profile lately and gotten a horrible error message popping up?I have, for the last 3 versions of ACR, actually. The problem with ACR vs. PS is that we can't backdate the installation once the newest has been installed like we can with PS or...

Why I dont use the Photo Filter

Why I dont use the Photo Filter

I talk a lot about Color Grading, Color Theory, and the tools you can use to manipulate the looks of your photos. However, I have never spoken about the Photo Filter Adjustment Layer. Why is that? From my research and experimentation, I have found that the Photo...

Selective Color for Better Tones (Video)

Selective Color for Better Tones (Video)

Using Selective Color to get better tones in PhotoshopYou know my workflow, Tone, Color, Artistic Effects, right? I preach it all the time and more often than not, I teach how to get better colors through your tonal work first, right? Well, recently, I...

The Lighten Blend Mode

The Lighten Blend Mode

The Lighten Blend Mode and the Sea of a Million Waves! A few weeks ago I conducted a tutorial showing off the various Blend Modes in Photoshop, but I hesitated to get too far into the Lighten Blend Mode.  The Lighten Blend Mode can be a powerful asset in photo post...

Why the Zone Systems in Photoshop?

Why the Zone Systems in Photoshop?

The Zone Systems... with everything else out there... why bother? I get this question a lot... why the Zone Systems?  I'd say at least 3 times a month.  With the Launch of the new Zone Systems Master Class I feel like I have not heard the end of it!  However, I get...