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

HIDDEN Raw Workflow No One Is Talking About

HIDDEN Raw Workflow No One Is Talking About

A VERY Timely Update to ACR with the 13.2 Update Have you ever heard that your Raw Workflow should follow a Top to Bottom and Left to Right path when working in ACR and Lightroom?  I think I heard that about a hundred times when I first learned how to edit RAW files. ...

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...

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 Texture Slider in ACR and LR [Video]

The Texture Slider in ACR and LR [Video]

Dynamic Contrast with the Texture Slider in ACR and LRThe new Texture Slider in ACR and LR is really making an impact it seems as it should!  Anytime Adobe adds a slider to either program it means they felt it was necessary to be in there. Otherwise, they...

The Perspective Crop Tool in Photoshop – Video

The Perspective Crop Tool in Photoshop – Video

Perspective Correction has Never been so easy- The Perspective Crop Tool With all interior architecture images, there is a need to fix the perspective as many perspective altering variables come into play.  What lens are you using, are you tilting your camera up or...

The Color Picker in Photoshop

The Color Picker in Photoshop

Let's get to some basics, the color picker Photoshop is such a massive program it can be very easy to get lost in all of its intricacies.  With so many features and bells and whistles, it is very easy for us to get used to one tool and know it very well. All the while...

What’s New in Adobe Camera Raw 10.3.0.933

What’s New in Adobe Camera Raw 10.3.0.933

Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom went out for a mani/pedi Adobe Camera Raw updates usually entail camera raw profiles and minor tweaks.  This week, however, ACR and it's sister Lightroom went out for a manicure and pedicure and had one too many mimosas.  They came back...

Snapshots in Adobe Camera Raw

Snapshots in Adobe Camera Raw

Snapshots - A great way to test different looks Adobe Camera Raw is a powerful editing tool with many features we often overlook.  With its ability to transform a RAW image it is easy to gloss over the techy things that we can do with our pictures.  One of those...

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...

Intermediate Post Processing Tutorials

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

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,...

Photoshop Pro Tip: The Quick Mask Preview

Photoshop Pro Tip: The Quick Mask Preview

Where has this Quick Mask Preview Tip Been My Whole Life? I always liked the idea of the Quick Mask in Photoshop.  For those who may not be familiar, the Quick Mask feature is accessed by pressing the \ key on your keyboard while painting a mask on your image.   It...

Adobe Camera Raw Update 12.2 New Feature

Adobe Camera Raw Update 12.2 New Feature

New Adobe Camera Raw Feature Adds Huge Workflow Functionality This feature, while small, might be one of the biggest things to happen to Adobe Camera Raw since Range Masking. Yep, I think it's that big!  Why? Because it adds a workflow feature that I have been hoping...

Winter Waterfall Photography (Video)

Winter Waterfall Photography (Video)

Winter Waterfall Photography in Missouri In today's Vlog I am going to take you on a little winter excursion through the Parkville Nature Sanctuary. We had freezing fog, an odd phenomenon when it is just at the freezing temperature and there is fog in the air. That...

Get More Color Out of Your RAW Files (Video)

Get More Color Out of Your RAW Files (Video)

How to get more Color out of your RAW files in ACR and LightroomDo you want more Color in your photos? I am sure, we all do 🙂 Have you ever heard someone say, "Oh the way Canon's colors come out are so great" or "I just love the color in Leica Raw Files" or "the skin...

Remove Background in Photoshop 2020

Remove Background in Photoshop 2020

How to use Remove Background in Photoshop Since the beginning of time, Adobe has made Photoshop a powerhouse for manipulating and obscuring pixels.   One thing it is notorious for is its ability to remove a background in any photo with ease.   Well, with Photoshop...

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...