Although these Photoshop free tutorials are really aimed at more-advanced users, less experienced people should also find some useful information here.
Making Graphic Images
There are zillions of ways of giving images more punch in Photoshop.
Here are a few fairly simple ones to start with.
What is High Dynamic Range?
When a scene has tremendous contrast from deep shadows to highlights in bright sun, High Dynamic Range can save the day.
An introduction to Indexed Color
Indexed Color can be used in producing web images, which are smaller than JPEGs. It can also be used for unusual graphic effects.
Adjustment Layers give extra scope and flexibility.
With Adjustment Layers it is possible to make changes, go back to a file later and make further changes with no destruction effect on the image.
The adjustments only become permanent when the image is finally flattened.
The Extract Filter was the best way of selecting delicate subjects until Refine Mask came along.
For those without the latest versions of PS it is still a great function.
Apply Image is a powerful and little-used tool for blending images and channels.
Apply Image is a versatile and time-saving way to merge images, channels and alpha channels.
8 bit and 16 bit
Every digital capture and film has a dynamic range, which is a scale showing the difference between the lightest point and darkest point that that particular item can record. But what are 8 bit and 16 bit and which is better?
Vanishing Point provides retouching with perspective.
The Clone Stamp can be given perspective. Part of an image can be moved and given the perspective of its new location automatically. Objects can be reshaped to fit in with a different part of the image.
Retouch with perspective control using the Vanishing Point function.
There can be smoke without fire.
It can be created in Photoshop and controlled precisely for position and density.
Here's how to make smoke.
How to make fire and flames in Photoshop, with a technique that can be applied to any image.
Very often, there is a limit to what can be done while taking a photograph. A number of different photoshop retouching techniques were necessary with this image.
Basic animations can be created in Photoshop. They can be used for illustrations, rollovers or just for fun.