Home / Photoshop / Getting Started With Adobe Photoshop

Getting Started With Adobe Photoshop

Ready to learn Adobe Photoshop? Start here! In Getting Started with Photoshop, the first chapter in our Photoshop Basics training series, we start right from the beginning. These lessons cover everything you need to know before jumping into Photoshop!

In Lesson 1 in Getting Started with Photoshop, you’ll learn how to keep your copy of Photoshop CC up to date with the latest features and improvements. Then, in Lesson 2, you’ll learn how to install Adobe Bridge, the powerful file browser included with Photoshop. Lesson 3 covers how to use Bridge to download photos from your camera to your computer. And in Lesson 4, we take a more detailed look at Bridge and learn why you’ll want to use Bridge to organize, preview and open your images.From there, we move on to Lesson 5 where we learn about some important color settings in Photoshop. You’ll learn why Photoshop’s default color settings are not the best choice for image editing, and how to help your photos look even better with just one simple change. If you use Photoshop as part of the larger Creative Cloud or Creative Suite, you’ll also learn how to sync Photoshop’s color settings with your other Adobe apps (like Illustrator and InDesign) to keep your colors accurate no matter which app you’re using. We cover that in Lesson 6.

Lesson 7 explores some important options in the Photoshop Preferences that can keep Photoshop and your computer running smoothly. You’ll also learn how to customize Photoshop’s interface from the Preferences, how to save backup copies of your work, and more! And finally, in Lesson 8, you’ll learn how to reset Photoshop’s Preferences to their defaults, and why knowing how to reset them is such an essential troubleshooting skill.

Need printable versions of our tutorials? All of our Photoshop tutorials are now available to download as print-ready PDFs! This chapter is part of our Photoshop Basics training. Let’s get started!

01. How To Keep Photoshop CC Up To Date

If you’re an Adobe Creative Cloud subscriber, you always have access to the latest version of Photoshop. In the first tutorial in the series, learn how to make sure that your copy of Photoshop CC is always up to date with the latest features and improvements.

View tutorial

02. How To Install Adobe Bridge CC

Before we get into Photoshop, we first need to learn about Adobe Bridge. Bridge is a powerful file browser and companion program for Photoshop. Bridge CC is included as part of your Creative Cloud subscription, but it needs to be installed separately. We’ll be using Bridge a lot as we learn Photoshop, so let’s learn how to install it!

View tutorial

04. How To Manage And Organize Your Images With Adobe Bridge

Learn more about Adobe Bridge and how to use Bridge to find, organize and preview your images. You’ll learn about the Bridge interface and panels, Full Screen Previews and Review Mode, applying star ratings, adding keywords and copyright information, filtering images, and more!

View tutorial

05. Essential Photoshop Color Settings

Photoshop is the world’s most powerful image editor. But its default color settings prevent your images from looking their very best. In this tutorial, learn how to open your photos to an expanded world of color with one simple but important change.

View tutorial

07. Essential Photoshop Preferences For Beginners

We’re almost ready to jump into Photoshop. But before we do, let’s look at some important options of the Photoshop Preferences. These options will help us improve Photoshop’s performance, customize the interface, save backups of our work, and more!

View tutorial

08. How To Reset Photoshop Preferences

Knowing how to customize the preferences in Photoshop is important. But so is knowing how to reset them. The most common source of sudden performance issues with Photoshop is a corrupted Preferences file. In this final tutorial in the series, learn how to quickly delete your Preferences file and restore them to the defaults.

View tutorial

Where to go next…

Completed all the lessons in this Getting Started with Photoshop chapter? Congratulations! You’re ready to move on to Chapter 2 – Opening Images Into Photoshop! Or visit our Photoshop Basics section for more chapters and tutorials.


Check Also

Photoshop Brushes

Photoshop Brushes

Photoshop Brushes are a fabulous technique to add extra little paltriness to any art work. …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *