The key techniques that every Photoshop user needs to know
How to draw a shaded ball in just two minutes, complete with shadow and reflected shading, using the Dodge and Burn tools.
Clipping Masks allow you to limit the visibility of a layer to just where it overlaps the layer beneath. This applies to Adjustment Layers as well as regular layers – great for adding tinting and shading effects.
The Curves adjustment is Photoshop's main tool for editing hue and tone. It's an essential part of the Photoshop user's toolbox, so here's a quick guide for how to get the best out of it.
Live Shapes are a great help for web designers. Here's how to use the Properties Panel to manipulate shapes - even multiple shapes.
Adjustment Layers let you change images non-destructively, so you can edit the effect later - and automatically mask selections.
How to record your own Actions to speed up working in Photoshop.
How to use Photoshop's Background Eraser tool to remove the sky from an image.
How to use Photoshop's Layer Masks to selectively hide part of a layer.