Photoshop: 11 Great Resources

Monday, 30 July 2018

For nearly three decades, Photoshop has been the go-to tool for working with digital images. From basic contrast enhancements all the way through to compositing complete worlds we’ve been using Adobe’s most well-known package in all sorts of industries. 

Photoshop: 11 Great Resources

And now we’ve collected together a loose group of rather useful sources for tutorials, tips, freebies, and inspiration. 


A great resource for inspiration and community, as well as showcasing your work, Behance curates galleries of the top content.

Photoshop on Behance

Photoshop 1.0

It’s been over 25 years since Photoshop came into the world, and it’s come a hell of a long way. Back in 2015 CreativeLive asked eight Photoshop experts to try their hand at using version 1.0. It’s great to see how far we’ve come.

Watch on YouTube

Matt Kloskowski

Presets, courses, and free tutorials are laced through Matt’s fantastically useful website. Check out his tutorial on Luminosity Masking in Colour.

Matt's Website

Creative Live

With nearly 500,000 subscribers, these YouTube channel covers everything from basic tips to advanced walk throughs. Their 90 Tip series is great for some useful insights that might not know.

Creative Live on YouTube

High-End Compositing

Photoshop is just beautiful as a still image compositor. In this tutorial on Digital Arts, Keven Roodhorst works through an Africa-inspired project compiled from a number of elements. You’ll need a few hours to get through this one, but it’s well worth it.

Digital Arts

HDR Action

A free sample from Faux HDR Actions, this is a quick and dirty way to get some HDR goodness into your stills. Of course, it’s no substitute for shooting HDR in camera, but if you need to boost a few shots then pick this one up from Photography Planet.

Photography Planet


One of our favourites, Unsplash is home to myriad quality, royalty free images gifted by some of the world’s best photographers.

Photos from Unsplash

Smashing Magazine

Based in Germany but written in English, Smashing Magazine covers all manner of digital media. Another great resources for pointers and galleries, they’ve put together a list of 50 actions and resources to give your images an edge.

Digital Photography Tutorials


Future Publishing’s home online makes it into most of our lists. It’s a great place to find curated tutorials and assets, as well as the latest from the industry at large. We’re loving their 60 free Photoshop actions.

Top Photoshop Actions

Retro Supply

Brushes, backgrounds, textures, and tutorials abound on Retro Supply. You can go for paid bundles, but there’s plenty of free content to get into your comps.

Freebies from Retro Supply

Deviant Art

Crammed full of artists sharing content and ideas, Deviant Art is a maze of hidden gems. From simple inspiration to downloadable brushes and textures this is a must on any Photoshopper’s bookmarks.

Brushes on Deviant Art