Free Photoshop Tutorials!

Scroll through the list of free Photoshop tutorials at your leisure.  Here on Everyday HDR I create helpful tutorials for all of your photography needs from beginner tips to HDR post processing techniques.  

Visit frequently as this list is ever changing, constantly evolving to fulfill the needs of the Everyday HDR photographer.  My tutorials are extremely important to me, if you have any constructive criticism, please leave me a comment and I will do everything in my power to ensure you get the essential training you need.

Most Recent Tutorials

How to Master Photoshop (Video)

How to Master Photoshop (Video)

How do you master Photoshop?  That is the question...I receive this inquire in many different forms and fashions.  While I would like to say, "practice is how you master Photoshop."  That is not entirely true; it goes MUCH more in-depth than that.Before we begin,  I...

Adobe Camera Raw vs Camera Raw Filter

Adobe Camera Raw vs Camera Raw Filter

Adobe Camera Raw vs Camera Raw Filter what's the difference?About three weeks ago I set out on a journey to find the difference between Adobe Camera Raw and the Camera Raw Filter in Photoshop.   I have been asked the difference between these two programs many times,...

COVID 19 Photoshop Battle with fototripper (Video)

COVID 19 Photoshop Battle with fototripper (Video)

Photoshop Craps Gone Wrong with Gavin Hardcastle Last week I showed you all how to gamify Photoshop so you could learn Adjustment Layers while social distancing with Photoshop Craps.  My buddy Gavin Hardcastle caught wind of the game and challenged me to a Photoshop...

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.

The Auto Button in ACR and Lightroom

The Auto Button in ACR and Lightroom

Is there really a discussion about going Auto in ACR and LR? The answer is yes!  Adobe recently updated the entire Lightroom Ecosystem as well as Adobe Camera Raw.  Among the usual camera model updates, Adobe added a new algorithm for the Auto...

Content-Aware Crop in Photoshop CC

Content-Aware Crop in Photoshop CC

Content-Aware Crop... Like Magic?  Or just Photoshop?  The jury is still out. If you have ever opened the crop tool, you may have noticed the Content-Aware checkbox in the menu bar.  It is a pretty incredible feature that automates a lot of stuff I used to do when I...

Plotagraph Pro Can Animate Any Photograph

Plotagraph Pro Can Animate Any Photograph

Plotagraph Pro is all kinds of new and Innovative! It was about a year ago that I reached out to the Plotagraph Pro Team and asked if I might be able to review their software.  I was intrigued by the ability to make an animated image from a still photograph.   It...

3 Step Color Correction in ACR

3 Step Color Correction in ACR

Color Correction: Quick, Simple, and Infallible! https://youtu.be/0twoVJY7_hQ One of the most common questions I receive is "Blake, how do I color correct my photos."  For the longest time, I avoided this request like the plague because color correction can be done in...

The Color Blend Mode in Photoshop

The Color Blend Mode in Photoshop

The Color Blend Mode can be extremely powerful The Color Blend Mode in Photoshop has slowly become my new favorite toy.  I am using it in many more ways than I ever imagined and today I will show you how.  The Artist's Eye:  A Closer Look will be launching very...

How to Make Your Adobe Portfolio

How to Make Your Adobe Portfolio

There is no excuse for poor representation!  Get on the web with your Adobe Portfolio! Recently Adobe Portfolio was announced as an added benefit to those of us high on the Creative Cloud.  While you may have overlooked that email, I implore you to take a closer look...

Intermediate Post Processing Tutorials

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

4 Tips to Avoid Halos in ACR and Lightroom

4 Tips to Avoid Halos in ACR and Lightroom

You can Avoid Halos in Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom 🙂 That is the answer to many questions that I receive on almost a weekly basis on f64 Academy.  The trick here is that you have to know what makes them and how they are caused.  Once you know that you...

Advanced Black and White Artistry

Advanced Black and White Artistry

Throughout my career as a photo educator, I have taken a liking to Black and White, and I have even taught a few tutorials and courses on it.  However, I think I have only given an ounce of knowledge on the topic of monochrome compared to my good buddy...

The Fabled Adobe Price Increase

The Fabled Adobe Price Increase

Time to Call Out the Bogusness of the "Adobe Price Increase" Fearmongering As with most things in our society today, people jumped the gun long before any facts came out and caused a lot of fear and undue stress in the photography community.   Last week it was leaked...

Quick Sky Replacement Tips

Quick Sky Replacement Tips

Quick Sky Replacement Tips that Will Have Your Head Spin Sky Replacements are necessary for landscape photography.  If you have an ethical problem with replacing skies, listen to this.   I can tell you that in the last year I have been to some fantastic...

The Art of the Subtle Hand {Video}

The Art of the Subtle Hand {Video}

Learning the Art of the Subtle HandHow much editing is too much editing?Over the last several years I have critiqued over 3000 photos between f64 Elite, my old site HDR insider, and the various conferences I have attended.  One thing I see more often than...

Relight a Photo with the Hard Mix Blend Mode

Relight a Photo with the Hard Mix Blend Mode

Relight any photo with the Hard Mix Blend Mode in Photoshop! The Hard Mix blend mode has very quickly become my favorite blend mode to experiment with.   Every time I use it in a  unique way it seems to pull through with flying colors.  It is a remarkable...

How to Make your Fall Colors Pop! [Video]

How to Make your Fall Colors Pop! [Video]

Using Palette Effects 2 to Make Autumn Images Glow! I am a big fan of this time of year.  The pumpkins, the weather, the hoodies, and the snuggles under blankets... yes you read that correctly, I am a snuggler, it is one of my love languages,  so what? It...

Palette Effects 2.0 Top 5 Features

Palette Effects 2.0 Top 5 Features

I am Biased, I did build it...  but here are my favorite Palette Effects 2.0 Features  It has been nearly a year and a half since I updated Palette Effects.  There are several reasons for that and while many of them lead to,  "I have been busy",  I do have one strong...

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.

Smart Object HDR Workflow

Have you ever made some awesome adjustments in Adobe Camera Raw, opened the image, and then realized you forgot to reduce the Chromatic Aberrations or reduce the noise?  It used to happen to me all the time!  I would then have to close out the photo and re-open it in...

Actions In Photoshop CS 5

Actions In Photoshop CS 5

I am doing something new on EverydayHDR for my tutorials...  Video tutorials! That's right, click on the little link below for your very own video tutorial with yours truly talking you through making an Action in Adobe Photoshop CS 5.  The videos are up on Youtube, so...

Webinars and Podcasts

From time to time Blake makes guest appearances all over the web.  Here you can find all of his appearances on Webinars and Podcasts.

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Topaz Labs Tutorials

Blake loves the Topaz line of plugins.  He has done several tutorials using their software, here you can keep up with the latest and greatest.

Topaz ReStyle Tutorial

Topaz ReStyle Tutorial

Topaz ReStyle is the newest program in the Topaz Labs plugin lineup!  It is one awesome piece of color manipulating software.  I have used many techniques to get the perfect effect, but they are all very time consuming and not always right for every photo.  Topaz...

Topaz Lens Effects

Have you been formally introduced to Topaz Lens Effects yet?  I recently had my introduction and I am more than pleased with the results I am receiving.  I formerly thought Lens Effects was for selective blurring and fixing common lens problems like vignetting and...

Topaz Clarity Tutorial: Everyday HDR Style!

Topaz Clarity Tutorial: Everyday HDR Style!

Topaz labs recently released Topaz Clarity!  This is an awesome plug-in that gives you complete control of all of the aspects of contrast in your photos.  It is kind of like the Clarity Adjustment in LR and ACR, with one major exception!  It breaks down the single...

Topaz Detail 3 Tutorial

I recently downloaded Topaz Detail 3, a much welcomed upgrade to its predecessor!  Topaz Detail 2 was great for adding detail to any image, but I found it had its limitations to only add detail.  Topaz Detail 3 has gone above and beyond the scope of Detail 2 by adding...

photoFXlab Tutorial

photoFXlab Tutorial

photoFXlab.... how I love thee, let me count the ways!  I do love this program I think it is an awesome alternative to Photoshop for those who may be intimidated by the plethora of sliders and conglomeration of tools contained within it.  In this 13 minute tutorial I...

Topaz DeNoise For HDR

Topaz DeNoise For HDR

Have you ever noticed that there is a blaring difference between a regular photos noise and an HDR photos noise?  The tone mapping process compounds the noise in all of the original exposures in such a way that the noise starts to become a part of the detail in the...

Topaz Adjust 5 Tutorial

Topaz Adjust 5 Tutorial

Here is the Topaz Adjust 5 tutorial, a follow up to the recent review.  The more I play with Topaz Adjust 5 the more I love it.  These guys really knew what they were doing with this plug-in, they have made some epic adjustments to an already incredible program....

Quick Tips & Flash Tutorials

It’s not always about the long winded tutorials.  Sometimes Blake can make them quick!  here you will find all of Blake’s Quick Tips and 3 Minute Flash Tutorials.

Beginner’s Guide: Composition!

Beginner’s Guide: Composition!

When I first started shooting HDR images I was astounded by how awesome the details looked.  I recall telling my wife that the HDR process made everything look good, even horribly compose pictures.  I took a whole series of horrible HDR images with no concept of...

D.I.Y Macro Extension Tube

D.I.Y Macro Extension Tube

On May 24th 2009 all of my camera equipment was stolen from my car.  Thank God for Renter's Insurance... It covers all assets in your vehicle too!  It was a blessing in disguise as I upgraded my camera body and all lenses to the higher grade glass.  I had to make some...