20+ Tutorials for Working with Photoshop’s Tools

There are a lot of great Photoshop tutorials online that will teach you all kinds of techniques and tricks, but sometimes you may find that the basics of the tools are not always covered in the tutorials. If you’re looking to step up your Photoshop skills, understanding the basic tools and knowing how they work will make a huge difference in your work.

This post features more than 20 tutorials that will teach you essential techniques in Photoshop. In addition to tools, we’ll also showcase some tutorials that cover the Photoshop basics of layers and actions.

Pen Tool:

Photoshop’s Pen Tool: The Comprehensive Guide

Tutorial for Photoshop's Tools

Become a Master of the Pen Tool in Under 30 Minutes

Making Selections with the Pen Tool

Tutorial for Photoshop's Tools

Selection Tools:

Selection Tools Photoshop Tutorial (part 2, and 3)

Tutorial for Photoshop's Tools

Unlock the Full Power of Basic Selections in Photoshop

Tutorial for Photoshop's Tools

Using Photoshop CS3’s Quick Selection Tool (Video)

Tutorial for Photoshop's Tools

A Comprehensive Introduction to Photoshop Selection Techniques

Tutorial for Photoshop's Tools


Define Brush Photoshop Tutorials

Tutorial for Photoshop's Tools

Tools & Tips: Photoshop Brushes

Tutorial for Photoshop's Tools

Painting Tools Photoshop Tutorial

Tutorial for Photoshop's Tools

Photoshop’s Painting Tools

Tutorial for Photoshop's Tools

Photoshop Brush Tutorial: Brushes Overview

Tutorial for Photoshop's Tools


Photoshop’s Toolbox

Tutorial for Photoshop's Tools


Photoshop Layers Tutorial: Life Without Layers

Tutorial for Photoshop's Tools

Saving, Loading and Reusing Layers in Photoshop

Tutorial for Photoshop's Tools

Adobe Photoshop Tutorial: Understanding Layer Masks

Tutorial for Photoshop's Tools

Working with Layers in Photoshop

Tutorial for Photoshop's Tools


Tools & Tips: Photoshop Actions

Tutorial for Photoshop's Tools

Automating Actions to Save Time

Tutorial for Photoshop's Tools

Lights! Camera! Photoshop Actions

Tutorial for Photoshop's Tools

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  • Racquel Ingvolostad, March 7, 2011

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  • Megha, December 21, 2010

    Those who are interested to know some useful facts regarding photoshop must go through this post. Its indeed a useful one. So, I have also saved the page for future use.

  • munir ardi, March 16, 2010

    I will bookmark this page to help me learn photoshop

  • swan, January 3, 2010

    thanks ! these are really helpful !!
    i was also pretty impressed by
    u should check it out

  • Aesthic, December 30, 2009

    Very Nice Information about Photoshop’s Tools.

  • IGotDinged, September 11, 2009

    I am beginner in Photoshop and this is such a useful piece of Information. Thanks for sharing.

    All the Best

  • michelle, May 11, 2009

    I am working on photoshop from last 4 months and i am totally addicted to do lots of implementations on my skills and this information is really going to help me a lot to increase my skillset on photoshop. Thanks Michelle

  • Asif, May 6, 2009

    Thanks for helping in such a good way. By giving screen shots.

  • 100creative, May 2, 2009

    very cool round up :) thaks!! well done O_x

  • Pro Web Designer, April 18, 2009

    Recapitulating the fundamental techniques is very essential to sharpen the quality. Thanks for the list!

  • Johnson Koh, April 11, 2009

    Back to the basics with the most essential tools and techniques. Thanks for the list!

  • buyan sword, April 9, 2009

    Wow great collection of tutorials here, thanks a lot

  • MorayWeb, April 9, 2009

    Very useful post, cheers!

  • Javad, April 8, 2009

    By the way! I stumbled your article too.

  • Pixelsmedia Technologies, April 8, 2009

    Undoubtedly a good post. Thanks to you for featuring 20+ tutorials teaching the basics of Photoshop.

  • Amritsar, April 8, 2009

    Photoshop Tools are good. Thanks for info.

  • web designing company, April 8, 2009

    Adobe’s pen tool works pretty much the same across Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Yet, as important as this ubiquitous tool is, many people get confused with how to handle certain tasks, and the differences between the various pen symbols.

  • Mescalite, April 7, 2009

    Great !!
    Been waiting 4 something like that !
    thank youuuuuuuuuu !

  • Vandelay Design, April 7, 2009

    You’re welcome Tom. Thanks for a great tutorial.

  • Photoshop Video Tutorials, April 7, 2009

    Nice Post… Thanks… Keep it up the good work…

  • nice list thanks for useful ps tutorials..

  • Patternhead, April 7, 2009

    Some good stuff here.

  • Tom Ross, April 7, 2009

    Great roundup. Thanks for featuring my tutorial!