Photoshop Tutorials & Resources

This is the best description of Adobe Camera RAW and how to use it within Photoshop Elements. This works with Photoshop CC as well. Thanks to Jeff Revell. Using Adobe Camera Raw

Introduction to processing Camera Raw images using Photoshop CC from

Here’s a very good introduction to color spaces by Fstoppers

This is an excellent introduction to the Select and Mask Taskspace in Photoshop CC by Julianne Kost

Here’s a handy list of Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts.

Baffled by Blending Modes in Photoshop? Check out Adobe’s Blending Mode definitions.

Exporting your photos from Apple Photos. Use Export Unmodified Original option to retain all information.

Excellent video tutorials by Mark Galer from his book Photoshop Elements 10 Maximum Performance. Although these are done in Photoshop Elements 10 they easily translate into later versions of Photoshop Elements as well as Photoshop CC.

Adobe Camera Raw 1 in Photoshop

Adobe Camera Raw 2 in Photoshop

Basic Editing + Retouching in Photoshop

Faux Holga Effect in Photoshop

Advanced Sharpening in Photoshop

Extracting Hair/Compositing Images in Photoshop

Effect of Color on Black & White

Additional Photoshop lessons can be found on and Julianne Kost’s blog. You may also want to check out the Phlearn Channel on YouTube.

For excellent books on Photoshop and Photography check out Peachpit Press.

Photoshop CC and Bridge Course Outline

Week 1Introduction to file formats JPG & Camera RAW
Setting your camera to RAW
Color spaces sRGB, Adobe RGB
Setting your camera to Adobe RGB
Color gamuts
Photoshop CC and Bridge workspaces
Bridge Organizer
Adobe Camera RAW (ACR)
Photoshop Main Editing Space
Week 2Adobe Bridge CC
Learn how to use the powerful image organizer included with Photoshop CC including importing images, tagging & sorting.
Week 3Introduction to Camera RAW and editing using Adobe Camera RAW (ACR) Editing Tutorial 1 – Exposure, white point, black point, gamma, highlight recovery, fill light, etc.
Week 4Camera RAW and editing using Adobe Camera RAW (ACR) Editing Tutorial 2 – White Balance, Sharpening.
Week 5Basic Retouching Tutorial Part 1 – Layers, selecting, masks, adjustment layers, levels, brightness/contrast, etc.
Week 6Basic Retouching Tutorial Part 2 – burning & dodging, healing brush, etc.
Week 7Review Adobe Camera RAW (ACR), layers, adjustment layers, layer masks, healing brush, dodging & burning and more.
Week 8Black & White and Duotones – Learn how to maximize your images as you convert from color to Black & White.
Photoshop Filters – Explore some image manipulation using Photoshop filters.
Week 9Photoshop Compositing – Learn advanced selecting techniques and image manipulation to combine several photographs into one.
Week 10Faux Holga – Review layers, adjustment layers, using gradients to create the look of a cheap plastic lens film camera.