Photo editing, also known as post-processing or post production, is one of the key components of any good photograph.
It is a skill many photographers overlook early on, that can significantly improve one’s photography work.
In this round up, we take a look at 15 of the top post processing tutorials on the web that can improve a photographers photo editing skills in Photoshop.
This is probably the best precursor to any Photoshop photo editing tutorial you could need. It runs through the best shortcuts that will help you speed up your workflow and give you a better idea of Photoshops user experience.
One of our favorite posts from DigitalCameraWorld, this article covers the best tips on how to edit a portrait using Photoshop elements more efficiently. From working with layer masks to adding adjustment layers, it covers everything.
Had to throw in one of our own posts here, because I felt it fit pretty well with this roundup. One of the biggest resources for photo editing in Photoshop involves actions. In this post we give readers and introduction into Photoshop actions, how they are used, and best practices.
Photographers most likely will take a large amount of portraits as a part of their business. This post from DesignShack covers some simple steps to creating stunning portraits in Photoshop that are clean and beautiful.
This tutorial might be a bit over your head, it was for mine at first, but it is so good. It goes through the concepts of noise reduction as well as how to achieve it perfectly in Photoshop.
Sharpening is a key step in the photo editing process of portrait photography, as well as other forms of photography. This awesome tutorial/guide goes into detail with multiple techniques for sharpening images in Photoshop.
Skin is one of the hardest elements of the body to retouch as it is very detail oriented and challenging to get the color just right. This tutorial from PhotoshopEssentials covers the basics and advanced techniques for retouching skin in Photoshop, without compromising important details.
Blend modes are great tools to use when duplicating and adjusting images in Photoshop. This tutorials explains the top 5 blend modes for photographers as well as some useful tips and tricks for using them.
Masking is one of those features that really makes Photoshop stand out as an amazing tool for editing photos, designs, and other multi-media projects. This tutorial takes you through everything you need to know about layer masks in Photoshop and the benefits they provide to photographers.
Dodge and Burn is the most effective way to lighten or darken selective portions of a photo. Developed from techniques used in the darkroom this is as authentic as photo editing can get. This tutorial brings it all together and shows you an easy technique for precise lightening/darkening of your images in Photoshop.
Cropping an image is one great way to improve the overall composition. This tutorial goes in-depth into the various benefits and uses of the Photoshop Crop Tool and will help you get a better idea of how to use it most effectively.
Color correction is the process of fixing colors in a photo to make it look more natural, or less natural if that’s the look you are going for. This tutorial goes into detail with each color correction option provided in Photoshop as well as tips for using them.
Getting the right exposure is one of the more challenging parts of photography, but it can be the difference between an amateur and professional looking photo. This tutorial or guide rather is a complete run down of techniques used to fix exposure in Photoshop.
Split toning is the process of using two colors to create a sort of vintage film looking effect. We have a few actions to replicate this look. This tutorial gives an in-depth explanation to split toning and how you can apply it to your photography.
The clone stamp tool is used to effectively retouch photos and adjust parts of an images whether than be objects taken away or replaced. This is probably the best tutorial available for learning everything about the Clone Stamp Tool.
This is just the tip of the iceberg for post processing tutorials in Photoshop, but I tried to round up the best tutorials for various photo editing techniques.
If you’re interested in a few more tutorials, we have some on our site (like this one for creating a vintage black and white effect, or this one for creating a natural pastel look). If you have another cool one to share, be sure to comment!