15 must-read tutorials for Photoshop users

Essential techniques to apply to your images

Photoshop is the creative industry's workhorse, used for everything from post-shoot touch ups to creating wild and wicked text effects.

There's plenty of Photoshop content across the web, but our friends over at Computer Arts have gathered together 40 of the most groundbreaking and requested Photoshop tutorials you'll find. Here we present the first 15.

1. Fake HDR effects

15 essential photoshop tutorials

2. Flaming effects

15 essential photoshop tutorials

3. Smoke effects

15 essential photoshop tutorials

4. Comic style art

15 essential photoshop tutorials

5. Torn paper style

15 essential photoshop tutorials

6. Create a playing card

15 essential photoshop tutorials

7. Create a water mark effect

15 essential photoshop tutorials

8. Selecting and masking hair

15 essential photoshop tutorials

9. Mist effects

15 essential photoshop tutorials

10. Boost your photo basics

15 essential photoshop tutorials

11. Fake tilt-shift photography

15 essential photoshop tutorials

12. Pro retouching tips

15 essential photoshop tutorials

13. Design a movie poster

15 essential photoshop tutorials

14. Halftone treatments

15 essential photoshop tutorials

15. Star gazing effects

15 essential photoshop tutorials

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