2 Minute Photoshop is a growing library of YouTube tutorials that show you how to perform a wide range of tasks in Photoshop, from basic techniques to advanced projects – in just two minutes.

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This extended edition of 2 Minute Photoshop shows you how to create a photomontage with Photoshop for iPad.

How to use Photoshop's Displacement Map filter to make a flag look as if it has been printed on a piece of rippling silk.

How to add bleed and crop marks to a Photoshop document that can be performed with a single keystroke - part of the 2 Minute Photoshop Extra series.

How do you create an invisible man? Delete his head. Of course, you'll need to build the inside of his collar too.Part of the 2 Minute Photoshop Extra series.

Photoshop wow!

Special effects – you didn’t know you could do this in Photoshop!

How to create rounded type using the Select & Mask dialog.

This extended edition of 2 Minute Photoshop shows you how to create a photomontage with Photoshop for iPad.

How to use Photoshop's Displacement Map filter to make a flag look as if it has been printed on a piece of rippling silk.

How to add bleed and crop marks to a Photoshop document that can be performed with a single keystroke - part of the 2 Minute Photoshop Extra series.

Cinemagraphs are still images in which one element is constantly moving. They're typically saved as animated GIF files, and display in all web browsers. Here's how to create one - in just two minutes.

How to clean up blotchy skin without cloning: this technique uses the Camera Raw filter and Layer Masks for controllable, perfect skin cleaning.

How to get images from your iPhone into Photoshop, using Mojave and iOS 12 - in just two minutes.

How to make pictures composed entirely of words that roll over the contours of an image, producing a striking graphic effect.

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Photoshop essentials

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.

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Photoshop techniques

Useful tips and tricks that will make you more efficient

How do you create an invisible man? Delete his head. Of course, you'll need to build the inside of his collar too.Part of the 2 Minute Photoshop Extra series.

The Unsharp Mask filter is a key Photoshop tool for enhancing soft images. But how do you use Amount, Radius and Threshold sliders? Here's the definitive guide to this powerful filter.

How do you fit several people into a scene so that they all look as if they belong in the same space? The key is placing all their eyelines on the horizon.

You've been sent a scanned signature, but it's low resolution and ragged. Here's a quick way to smooth the jagged edges from scanned text.

If you frequently need to add a logo or watermark to images at a precise location, here's how to create an Action to do it automatically.

Tiling textures can result in ugly jagged joins. Here's how to edit any texture to blend the edges together.

The Select Color dialog allows you to pick a colour range within an image, which you can then manipulate. Here's how it's done.

Want a beard? Here's a fun way to add stubble to a face, using the Noise and Radial Blur filters on a layer which you then set to Hard Light mode.

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Photoshop filters

How to get to grips with Photoshop’s most popular filters

The Unsharp Mask filter is a key Photoshop tool for enhancing soft images. But how do you use Amount, Radius and Threshold sliders? Here's the definitive guide to this powerful filter.

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.

The Select Color dialog allows you to pick a colour range within an image, which you can then manipulate. Here's how it's done.

How to make a wood texture using Noise, Clouds, Gaussian Blur, the Wave filter and the Liquify filter.

How to use Photoshop's Vanishing Point filter to clone objects around a corner.

How to use Photoshop's Spin Blur filter to make a roulette wheel look like it's turning.

How to use Photoshop's Replace Color dialog to make selective changes to any scene.

How to use Photoshop's Lens Correction filter to correct a skewed image.

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