70 Excellent Photoshop Resources

Adobe Photoshop is the tool of choice for many designers and artists.  Photoshop can be used for almost every little task that involves graphic design. It is one of the finest pieces of software available on the market when it comes to digital image editing. A great attribute of Photoshop is that you can extend it with additional brushes, patterns, shapes, and more.

In this massive collection of resources, you’ll find all sorts of resources including: tutorial sites, Photoshop Brushes, patterns, Photoshop Actions, showcases/collections, and much more.

Photoshop Tutorial Sites

1. Psdtuts+

Psdtuts+ is a weblog and Photoshop site that features high-quality Photoshop tutorials. On Psdtuts+, you’ll find tutorials such as “Creating a Touching Story Scene in Photoshop” and tips and tricks like “Using Adobe Kuler to Enhance Your Photoshop Color Workflow“.

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2. Tutorial9

Tutorial9 is a website that publishes excellent Photoshop tutorials such as “Draw a Classy 3D Poker Chip in Photoshop” and “Render a Realistic CD in Photoshop“.

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PSDFAN publishes high-quality tutorials, Photoshop freebies, and interviews with designers and artists.

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4. Photoshop Ninja

Photoshop Ninja is a site dedicated to Photoshop. It shares tutorials and tips such as “Opening Photoshop layered files as merged files“, “Creating overlapping text layers“, and “Why is my Photoshop layer style or effect not working?“.

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PSHERO shares Photoshop tutorials in categories such as Graphic Design, Photo Effects, and Tips & Tricks. Check out the Gallery View to see a quick thumbnail style view of PSHERO’s content.

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6. You Suck at Photoshop

You Suck at Photoshop is a funny – but very educational – video series of Photoshop tutorials. This screencast series includes tutorials on topics such as the Clone Stamp tool and manual cloning and the Patch tool and levels.

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7. PSD learning

Started on June 2008 by design student, Ross Aitken, PSD learning shares Photoshop tutorials, news/announcements, and design showcases. You’ll find Photoshop tutorials such as “Clean Web Template Design” and “Setting a Plane on Fire“.

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8. Luxa

Luxa presents great Photoshop tutorials such as “Tattoo Coming to Life” and “Phoenix Hair Effect“.

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9. Loon Design: Tutorials

Loon Design, a design weblog, has a Tutorials category that regularly features tutorials on Photoshop such as “Grunge Web Design” and “Creating A Professional Magazine Web Layout“.

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10. Photoshop Tutorials

At Photoshop Tutorials, you’ll discover great, in-depth Photoshop tutorials such as “Perform Laser Eye Surgery on a Photo with Photoshop” and “Street Dance Illustration“.

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11. PSDtop

PSDtop features high-quality Photoshop tutorials from all over the net.

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12. PS Lover

PS Lover indexes Photoshop tutorials from all over the web (currently has over 12,000 listed tutorials), arranged into categories such as Web Design & User Interface Design, Photoshop Basics, and Photo Manipulation and Effects.

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13. Photoshop 101

Started in 2004, Photoshop 101, a member of the MotionXL network, indexes Photoshop tutorials into categories such as Image Effects and Text Effects.

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14. Good-Tutorials: Photoshop Section

Good-Tutorials, the largest source of tutorials on the web, has a huge Photoshop section that has a ton of tutorials.

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15. Photoshop Roadmap

Photoshop Roadmap shares tutorials on Photoshop, as well as Photoshop brushes and plugins. Tutorials are organized in categories such as Animation and Interactivity and Photo retouching.

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16. Photoshop Star

Photoshop Star publishes Photoshop tutorials such as “Creating Taxi Text Effect” and “Old Style Photo Effect“.

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17. Planet Photoshop: Tutorials

Planet Photoshop, a site that shares Photoshop-related tutorials, resource, and reviews, has a fairly large tutorials section that features tutorials such as “Text on a Path” and “3D Billiard Balls“.

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18. Pixel2Life: Photoshop Tutorials

Pixel2Life, a site that features tutorials of various types, has a Photoshop Tutorials category with lots of indexed tutorials.

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19. Voidix

Voidix shares various types of tutorials and has a category on Photoshop Tutorials which includes tutorials such as “Fire Text” and “Crystals effect“.

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20. Vunkysearch

Vunkysearch is a fast Photoshop tutorial search engine.

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21. Photoshop Contest: Tutorials

Photoshop Contest, a site the hosts contests pertaining to Photoshop, has a tutorials section that has user-submitted tutorials like “Making Snow” and “The Peel Effect“. They also have a Video tutorial category.

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22. Abduzeedo: Photoshop

Abduzeedo, a weblog by Brazilian designer, Fabio Sasso, has a Photoshop category that houses tutorials and news on Photoshop.

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23. PSD Vault

PSD Vault is a Photoshop tutorial site that writes about things like designing a floating Eiffel Tower in Photoshop and creating a vintage car poster. They also regularly give away design-related freebies.

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24. Worth1000: Photoshop Tutorials

Worth1000, a site by Aviary, has a Photoshop Tutorials section that has excellent tutorials such as “Lighting a Giant Elephant” and “3D Water Scapes from Scratch“.

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25. Photoshop Lab

At Photoshop Lab, you can find tutorials, as well as tips, tricks and news, on Photoshp. Check out the tutorials section where you’ll find tutorials such as “7 Things Photoshop Does Automatically“.

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26. Tutorialman

Tutorialman indexes Photoshop tutorials in categories such as Layouts and Digital Art.

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27. Photoshop Lady

Photoshop Lady rounds up the best online Photoshop tutorials.

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Photoshop Tutorial Collections

28. 50 Great Photoshop Tutorials for Clever Beginners

This roundup by Psdtuts+ shares Photoshop tutorials for beginning-level designers.

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29. 40 Icon Tutorials for Photoshop

In this collection from Vandelay Design, you’ll discover forty tutorials on designing icons in Photoshop.

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30. Adobe Photoshop: 50+ High Quality .PSD Files and Tutorials

This post on Noupe features over fifty Photoshop files and tutorials.

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31. Best Photoshop Tutorials, Brushes and Textures of February 2009

This is a roundup of tutorials, brushes, and textures from February 2009.

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32. 70+ Sexy, beauty and glamour Photoshop tutorials

You’ll find over seventy beautification Photoshop tutorials housed in this roundup.

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33. 60+ High Quality and Free Photoshop Tutorials

In this article, you’ll discover over sixty high quality and publicly-available Photoshop tutorials.

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Photoshop Brushes

34. Brusheezy

Brusheezy is a place for digital artists to download and vote on free Photoshop brushes.

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35. PSBrushes

At PSBrushes, you’ll find plenty of downloadable Photoshop brushes organized in categories such as Abstract, Fractals, and Grunge.

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36. Brushking

Brushking indexes tons of Photoshop brushes into categories such as: Vintage, Grunge, and Splatters.

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37. features a ton of Photoshop brushes, arranging them into categories such as ornaments, nature, and human. - screen shot.

38. Obsidian Dawn: Brushes

Obsidian Dawn has a section on Brushes that has a collection of awesome Photoshop brushes.

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39. Qbrushes

Qbrushes shares high-quality Photoshop brushes indexed into categories such as Swirls, Splatter, and Objects.

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40. Fbrushes

Fbrushes currently has over 4,000 brushes and 200 brush sets, intuitively partitioned into categories such as Retro and Water Color.

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41. Designersbrush

Designersbrush has a ton of Photoshop brushes.

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42. Gfxfever

Gfxfever, a site for web designers, features Photoshop brushes such as “Decoration brushes” and “Acryl brushes“.

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43. Getbrushes

Getbrushes is your guide to free and downloadable Adobe Photoshop brushes on the web.

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44. Inobscuro: Brushes

Inobscuro, a site on digital art, has a section on Photoshop brushes.

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45. Photoshop Brushes from Adobe

The official Adobe site has a collection of Photoshop brushes that you can download.

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Photoshop Patterns and Styles

46. Free4photoshop

Free4photoshop features free patterns, Photoshop styles, as well as brushes.

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47. Designerpie

Designerpie shares freebies, including Photoshop patterns, styles, and pre-made gradients.

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48. Free Photoshop Patterns

Free Photoshop Patterns – as the site name implies – features free, downloadable Photoshop patterns.

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49. Photoshop Patterns from Adobe

The official Adobe site has a collection of Photoshop patterns that you can download.

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Photoshop Brush, Gradients and Pattern Collections

50. 100 Awesome High Resolution Photoshop Brushes

This is a one-page collection of high-res Photoshop brushes by Photoshop Roadmap.

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51. Splatter and Watercolour Brushes For Photoshop

Smashing Magazine released this set of brushes as a free download.

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52. The Ultimate Collection Of Free Photoshop Patterns

This Smashing Magazine article rounds up the best Photoshop patterns available online.

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53. 50 Free Photoshop Pattern Sets

This gallery-style post with clickable thumbnails features 50 free Photoshop pattern sets.

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54. 498 Photoshop Background Patterns, and so much more

Close to 500 Photoshop background patterns are featured on this post.

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55. 300+ Vintage Style Textures and Photoshop Brushes

Over 300 vintage-style textures and brushes are showcased in this Design Reviver post.

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56. Web 2.0 Gradients

If you’re a fan of the “Web 2.0 Gradient” look-and-feel, check out this wonderful post by Dezinerfolio.

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57. 15 Sites to download Free PSD files

This list shares 15 sites where you can download PSD files for free.

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Photoshop Actions

58. The Ultimate Collection Of Useful Photoshop Actions

Written by Six Revisions (hint: the site you’re on right now) founder and chief editor, Jacob Gube – this Smashing Magazine article showcases some of the best Photoshop Actions on the net.

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59. 124+ Free Photoshop Actions to Boost Your Designs

In this post, you’ll discover over a hundred free Photoshop actions that’ll improve your workflow, including actions for creating vintage photos and film strips automatically.

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60. 400+ Time Saving Photoshop Actions

Design Reviver features over 400 actions that will save you time, including and for giving photos a Polaroid effect.

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61. Free Auto Tilt-Shift Photoshop Action

This free Photoshop Action tries to apply the Tilt-Shift Photography effect on your images automatically.

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Photoshop Plugins

62. 720 Free Photoshop Plugins And Filters

Over 700 free Photoshop plugins and filters are showcased in this post.

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63. List of Top 10 Free Adobe Photoshop Plugins

This list on CGIndia features their top ten free Photoshop plugins.

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64. 25 of the Best FREE Photoshop Plugins and Filters Resource Sites

This Speckyboy-written post features sites where you can download free plugins and filters for Photoshop.

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65. Couple of Free Photoshop Plugin

Tutorial blog shares two excellent Photoshop plugins.

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66. Free Photoshop Plug-ins Collection

Webresourcesdepot rounds up an awesome showcase of Photoshop plugins.

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Tutorials on Extending Photoshop

67. How To Make A Photoshop Brush

This tutorial on Bittbox walks you through the process of creating a Photoshop brush.

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68. Photoshop Tutorial: Creating custom pattern

Learn how to create a custom pattern in Photoshop by following along Hongkiat‘s tutorial.

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69. Photoshop Shapes: Create Your Own Photoshop Custom Shapes

This tutorial by teaches readers how to create a custom Shape in Photoshop.

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70. Create A Photoshop Action To Watermark Your Images

Learn how to make a Photoshop Action in this tutorial.

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Do you have a resource we missed?

If your favorite Photoshop resource site isn’t here – sound off in the comments and let us all know about it.

* Article edited by: Jacob Gube

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Kawsar Ali is a web designer, graphic designer, and wannabe photographer based in NY, U.S. He’s also the founder of Desizntech,a site to find tips about web design, Mac, PC and more. If you’d like to connect with him, you can follow him on Twitter or at his Personal Website.

This was published on Mar 22, 2009


Thanks a lot, Kawsar! Everyone should know about PSD tuts. Their tutorial content is based around a better original concept and thus more interesting.

Doing tutorials is the best way to learn Photoshop.

Dainis Graveris Mar 23 2009

not bad, quite impressive collection from Kawsar :)

gawsog Mar 23 2009

Tnx for this!! Very helpful sites.. More power man :D..


rawpump Mar 23 2009

Great Links..

Sebastiano Mar 23 2009

I think my blog is another useful resource for photoshop lovers

Great post
I learning photoshop so I need some resources.

Iflexion Mar 23 2009

Wow! That’s amazing review!
Photoshop is really web designer’s second self.
Thanks a lot. Already bookmarked.

Enrique Mar 23 2009

Hi! This is a great list and thanks for considering The Photoshop Roadmap as an Excellent resource.
I would like to point you three more resources:
1- PhotoshopMosaic ( This site displays Photoshop tutorials’ in a mosaic of preview thumbnails. It is like a tutorials, brushes and patterns candy store.
2- Photoshop Essentials (http://www.photoshopessentials). Although you mentioned a tutorial from this site, Photoshop Essentials is perhaps the best beginners Photoshop web site of all. They offer a membership section too.
3- Photoshop Support ( Again, you mentioned a tutorial from them, but they offer a lot more than that. Loads of Photoshop news, tips and tutorials from the best Photoshop writers. If you want to buy a book about Photoshop, chances are that it has been featured at this site with tutorial samples to read and try.

Hope this helps and thanks again for mentioning my site!

hongkiat Mar 23 2009

Nice post. Thanks for the mention, Kawsar :-)

Vitali Mar 23 2009

HOLY SH*T! This is quite the list. Thank you for the service!

Patternhead Mar 23 2009

Great resource. Thanks :D

Christopher Swift Mar 23 2009

Kind of shameless promotion, I know, but I really am proud of this site which I built. Especially the LAB tutorials! There are also other tutorials, and links to free brushes, free backgrounds, actions, plugins and a lot more. I’d dearly love for my site to be included here. Thanks for having a look.

Murray Mar 23 2009

Excellent list. Bookmarked!

Jørgen Mar 23 2009

Hi there, you can find over 150 great photoshop tutorials at my site,

Mahbub Mar 23 2009

How did you find all these? The initial 10-15 are already known. But the whole composition is a really good effort. Alhamdulillah.

Danh ba web 2.0 Mar 23 2009

Thanks for great list. Good luck

Joe Flanagan Mar 23 2009

Love your collection of links. However, test your website on all popular browsers. display is chopping off your first column. Thanks again


Jacob Gube Mar 23 2009

@Joe Flanagan: I have tested it in popular browsers, which browser/OS are you referring to specifically?

Desiztech Mar 23 2009

Thanks Jacob, for allowing me to write for for Six Revisions.

Jacob Gube Mar 23 2009

@Desiztech: Kaswar, it’s my pleasure, thanks for contributing and looking forward to seeing more of your stories published here in Six Revisions.

weekly 30 minutes podcast – tutorials, news, interviews

Another option is

They have a quiet a few video tutorials.

Michael Garmahis Mar 23 2009

Thanks so much for including my blog post! I would be glad to write a guest post for you blog.

John Malcolm Mar 23 2009

Seems to concentrate mainly on the photomanipulation side of things. There are a whole host of sites that lean more towards creating images from scratch – digital painting. ConceptArt forums have a lot of information on using Photoshop this way, and some great inspiration too.

Jacob Gube Mar 23 2009

@Michael Garmahis: Message me for more info.

chaoskaizer Mar 23 2009

amazing collection, thanks for sharing.
here’s another one from deviantart

Matthew Heidenreich Mar 23 2009

Great list! There are definitely some great sites in there. I’d say is a good one to add for sure :)

Farid Hadi Mar 24 2009

Wow, this is a great list! This one goes straight into my bookmarks!


Araguaci Carlos de Andrade Mar 24 2009

Photoshop, it’s the one.

Jean-Francois Mar 24 2009

nice thanks for this

Tom Ross Mar 24 2009

Wow, can’t believe I missed this post when it was published. Really awesome Jacob! Thanks a lot for featuring PSDFAN :)

designersbrush Mar 24 2009

Great collection and Excellent resource at one place, good job. Thanks for including in brush section.

Amanda Protheroe Mar 25 2009

Just wondering if anyone knows of any sites to download pics of people and plants which have been cut out/isolated


Claire Mar 25 2009

An almost silly amount of resource. This will keep you in the know and occupied forever! I checkout out a few, and found some really inspiring ideas. Really likeing the Tutorial 9 one, got some real nifty design tricks in there that take 2 seconds, yet look so effective. :).

Jacob Gube Mar 25 2009

@Tom Ross: See… I told you on Twitter I’ve been a long time fan of PSDFAN. :)

ethan Mar 25 2009

holy crap! i just pooed my pants when i saw this list… literally i should go wipe up.

Toppas Mar 26 2009

Awesome collection – After I finished downloading all that stuff, my Photoshop folder will be twice as big as now :)

Writer Dave Mar 26 2009

What an extensive resource! I’m sure it took a lot of time to put this together for us. Thanks!

James Qu Mar 27 2009

Hi~ Thanks so much for including PSD Vault!!
Great list, will definitely check some of those site out!

Tom Ross Mar 27 2009

@Jacob that’s awesome, I’ve been a fan of 6rev since forever :)

Kadir Mar 29 2009

Thank you.Very nice.

Johnson Koh Apr 01 2009

Thank you for putting all these together ;)

ignacio Apr 18 2009

great data, thank you!

Yasas Perera Apr 22 2009

Awesome..All are in one place..Thanks Jacob!!

Shelton Apr 24 2009

Hie I’m a newbe recently started using photoshop and your resource’s look very promising, Good lookin out man.

Jonny May 13 2009

Thanks for including Photoshop Ninja, it’s my little pet project that I’ve been working on for over 4 years now!

I’m going to be redesigning it (half way thru, but paid work keeps getting in the way…boo!) shortly and launching a whole new area, which I hope my visitors will find useful.

All the best, andthanks for the awsome collection – good work!

James Sanders May 29 2009

Nice list in one place. Just like to mention another of my more favorites as well. It’s not just photoshop, but it is all things adobe. Layers Magazine – The how-to magazine for everything adobe. They do have a tutorial area which will lead you to the adobe photoshop tutorials at

Ioanis Jun 14 2009

Yikes! Massive list! Thank you!

Sourcebits Jun 18 2009

Excellent resources Kawsar!! Great to see all the resources collected at one place. Thanks a lot.

Have you forgotten dear !!!

nicole ♥ Jul 28 2009

I LOVE that i stumbled on this very exact page! thank you soooo much for the round up!!! =D

Ben Rama Sep 03 2009

cool list will soon have our site Digital ARt Enmpire there when you get more posts up ; )

Ashely Adams Sep 17 2009

hey this list was impressive. photoshop can do a lot of magic and i can’t imagine my designs without PS. but quite a handful of these features were helpful for me.thanks!

green Nov 06 2009

awesome collection!! some of them I already knew but it’s good to see them together in one collection; found interesting things in the comments too
Thanks for sharing!!

ma man its a great collection . huge thanks!

Avery Dec 08 2009

awesome collection,great job.

iampahm Jan 27 2010

love it.. thanks for sharing! it helped me a lot

Vinfotech Mar 22 2010

Superb collection….
Thanks for the resource :)

Henry Apr 06 2010

photoshop can do a lot of magic and i can’t imagine my designs without PS.

Thanks so much

Great roundup :) It is really helpful to have such lists to refer to. This could save some designers a fair amount of time. It’s great to have all the useful info in one place. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Holy crapppppppppppp this is a definite bookmark. This will be incredibly perfect for my website. I’m making a website where I do photo effects and manipulations for people and ever since I started using Gimp and then Photoshop, I’ve just been blown away and overwhelmed by all the resources and amazing tutorials. If I had the time, I would go through and do every tutorial I love. And then there’s other awesome stuff to learn like Illustrator and After Effects and 3d modeling… >.> I would have to agree with most people, doing tutorials is the best way to learn Ps, or any other software. I LOVE YOU. This collection of 70 leads to over 10,000 stuff I need to look at so bye…

Letsgomo Jul 30 2010

Stumbled on this page while looking for a few tips on photoshop. Guess this is where my search ends for almost everything on photoshop. Am amazed why I found it a year too late..

Abang Trezz Sep 13 2010

thank’s… :D

Minto Oct 15 2010

I dont remember how i came to know about your site some two years back, but since then i ve advised many of my students to visit it. Being a photographer/teacher i am always in need of new techniques, filters, plugins and see other peoples work,and you have composed all that in a very tasteful manner here. Keep it up.

freshinsite Feb 01 2011

Wow! Thanks for sharing this post, Nice compilation and this is very useful.

Nancy Paul Feb 24 2011

Photoshop is the very good software for web designers to make it easy & best web.

Lex Koff Jun 03 2011

The round up of these tutorials is a real windfall for Photoshop noobies. I would strongly recommend it before buying any of Photoshop book =)

John Chan Jun 18 2011

I know I’m biased but I reaaaally think you should include in the list too! :D

I spend lot of effort to hand-pick each tutorial so that only the best tutorials are added to the list! Also – we have quite a bit of high quality tuts if you do a search in our directory. Hope this helps!

Hi ,
Thanks immensely for providing these themes. I’ve been looking
around for another theme, and I hope these can prove to be ideal.
Much appreciated,

Muchas gracias por todos estos recursos, muchos no los conocia. Están en mis favoritos.

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