How to produce great graphics in Adobe Photoshop.

Topics in Photoshop

Paths and the Pen Tool

Learn the ins and outs of Photoshop's powerful vector editing capabilities in this comprehensive series of tutorials.

Using Photoshop's Selection Tools

Explore all the different ways to select pixels in Photoshop. In these articles you look at the marquee tools, the lasso tools, the Quick Selection tool, the Magic Wand tool, the Color Range command, the Quick Mask mode, and lots more besides.

Articles in Photoshop

The New Photoshop: What We Need in a Proper Next-Generation Digital Design Tool - Article 3 March 2011

Photoshop has become the de facto imaging standard, but it's arguably not well suited to web design work. In this article, Simon imagines what a next-generation digital design application would look like.

Getting to Know Photoshop's Toolbox - Beginner Tutorial 4 June 2010

Shows you how to use the Photoshop toolbox, and explains each tool in the toolbox.

Using Photoshop's Smart Filters - Intermediate Tutorial 19 May 2010

Learn how to use Photoshop's Smart Filters to create a variety of interesting, tweakable filter effects in your images.

Working with Smart Objects in Photoshop - Intermediate Tutorial 14 April 2010

Explores Photoshop's Smart Objects feature. Learn why Smart Objects are useful, and how to create, edit, duplicate, and rasterize Smart Objects.

Adobe's Jaw-Dropping Content-Aware Fill - Article 24 March 2010

Adobe's new eye-popping Content-Aware Fill feature looks set to make designers' lives a lot easier (and no doubt shift a few units of Photoshop along the way). Matt takes a look at what this new feature might mean for the design industry.

Creating and Using Photoshop's Clipping Masks - Intermediate Tutorial 13 February 2009

In this tutorial, we show you how to get the best out of Photoshop's indispensable Clipping Masks.

Creating a Website Header in Photoshop - Advanced Tutorial 28 January 2009

In this tutorial, we show you how to design and create a slick Web 2.0-style header graphic in Photoshop

Sharpen Your Photoshop Skills with Our New Book - Article 11 December 2007

Want to take your Photoshop skills to the next level? You need the Photoshop CS3 Layers Bible, written by ELATED's own Matt and Simon! In this article we look at the contents of this brand new book, and show how it can help you improve your results, whether you're a Web designer, photographer, or casual Photoshop user.

Selecting Layers in Photoshop - Intermediate Tutorial 16 July 2007

You probably know you can select a Photoshop layer by clicking it in the Layers palette, but there's a lot more to selecting layers than meets the eye. This tutorial reveals a whole range of useful tips and tricks for layer selection.

New Features in Photoshop CS3 - Article 3 April 2007

What new goodies await us in Photoshop CS3? Matt reviews the features and enhancements that Adobe have added to this industry-standard image editor. Is it worth the upgrade? Read on and find out!

Using Photoshop Brushes - Intermediate Tutorial 28 September 2006

Photoshop now has some wonderful tools for using brushes. In this tutorial we'll be showing you how to get the best from them, as well as how to make your own brushes.

Fading One Image into Another - Beginner Tutorial 2 January 2003

In this tutorial you'll learn how to use layer masks to create the effect of one image gradually fading into another.

10 Useful Tips for Beginners - Beginner Tutorial 5 September 2001

Just starting out with Photoshop? Here's a list of 10 common techniques that will improve your Photoshop skills.

Brushed Metal Effects - Intermediate Tutorial 16 August 2001

Learn how to create cool metallic logos and shapes with this Photoshop 5.5/6 tutorial.

Introduction to Layers - Beginner Tutorial 17 July 2001

Covers the basics of working with layers in Photoshop: creating them, moving them around, hiding layers, copying and deleting, transparency, opacity, and blending options.

Viewing Image Information - Beginner Tutorial 1 January 1998

How to find out all sorts of useful info about your images in Photoshop.

Using the Zoom Tool - Beginner Tutorial 1 January 1998

Zooming in and out of your image, quickly and easily.

The Save for Web Feature - Intermediate Tutorial 1 January 1998

In this tutorial we show you Photoshop's excellent "Save for Web" tool for producing optimised web graphics.

Gorgeous Gradients - Intermediate Tutorial 1 January 1998

In this lesson we explore the gradient fill tool in Photoshop, and show you some cool effects you can produce with it.

Making a Rollover Menu Bar - Intermediate Tutorial 1 January 1998

This tutorial guides you through the process of building a menu bar with rollover buttons.

Groovy 3D Lighting Effects - Intermediate Tutorial 1 January 1998

Here we take you through the process of creating some cool 3D graphic effects in Photoshop using the "Lighting Effects" filter.

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