Photoshop Training Videos

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This is an ongoing series of quick tips covering a range of Photoshop shortcuts and tips. You can subscribe to this playlist on YouTube as well.

Three Reasons to use Libraries in Photoshop

Three ways to use Clipping Masks in Photoshop

Ten Tips for Working with layer Styles in Photoshop

How to capture Patterns, Shapes, Colors, and Gradients in Photoshop

Five Reasons to use Fill and Adjustment Layers in Photoshop

How to Complete Free Transformations in Photoshop

How to Create a Simple Stop Motion Animation Using Photoshop

20+ Tips for Working with Tools in Photoshop 

How to Create Flames in Photoshop

Nine Shortcuts for working with Paragraph Type in Photoshop

Five Little Known Features of the Crop Tool in Photoshop

Three Ways to Blend Images in Photoshop

Three Ways to Change Colors in Photoshop

Seven Tips for Making Basic Selections in Photoshop

Three Color Toning Methods in Photoshop

Seven Ways to Use Vector Masks in Photoshop

Thirteen Tips for Working with Curves in Photoshop

Duplicate and Copy Smart Objects in Photoshop 

Five Tips for Saving and Closing Files in Photoshop

How to Modify the Edge of a Layer Mask in Photoshop

Three Ways to Export in Photoshop

Explore Different Artistic Filters in Photoshop

Five Ways to Change the Canvas Size in Photoshop

Tips for Working with Guides in Photoshop

Create a Custom Gradient in Photoshop

Seven Tips for Working with Layer Groups in Photoshop

Three Tips to Find, Filter, and Isolate Layers in Photoshop

Four Popular Blend Modes to use when Compositing Images

Seven Shortcuts for Working with Point Type in Photoshop CC

Four Creative Color and Tonal Edits Using Blend Modes in Photoshop CC

Easily Create Seamless Patterns in Photoshop CC

The Quickest Way to Create A Custom Brush in Photoshop CC

Three Ways to Help Navigate Documents in Photoshop CC

Three Ways to Rotate or Straighten Images Photoshop CC

Radial Paint Symmetry in Photoshop CC

Four Ways to Select Layers in Photoshop CC

Custom Keyboard Shortcuts for Photoshop CC

Five Reasons to use Smart Objects in Photoshop CC

Ten Helpful Shortcuts for Working with Layer Masks in Photoshop CC

Four Quick Ways to Use Photoshop’s Fill Command

The Key to Using Smart Guides in Photoshop CC

Eight Reasons to use Layer Groups

Five Reasons to Use Smart Filters in Photoshop

Three Ways to Quickly Zoom into Photoshop CC

Ten Tips for Working with the Layers Panel

Six Easy Ways to Select Colors in Photoshop

Five Tips for Working with Brushes

Three Tips for Photoshop’s Crop Tool



Transform Warp in Photoshop (11-2019)

The Content Aware Crop Tool in Photoshop CC (15.5) (06-2016)

Perspective Warp in Photoshop CC (V 14.2) (01-2014)


The Power of Profiles in Adobe Camera Raw (04-2018)

Color and Luminance Range Masking in Adobe Camera Raw (10-2017)

Creating a High Dynamic Range (HDR) Image in Adobe Camera Raw 9.0 (04-2015)

Stitching Raw Panoramas within Adobe Camera Raw 9.0 (04-2015)

Adobe Camera Raw 8.2 in Photoshop CC  (10-2013) Discover refinements made to the Crop tool, workflow settings, and batch saving capabilities, improvements made to the Spot Removal Tool, Noise Reduction, Local Adjustment Brush, and Histogram.

Camera Raw Enhancements in Photoshop CS6 (04-2012) Learn the best way to recover detail in shadow and highlight areas, make sophisticated tone curve adjustments on a per channel basis, apply chromatic aberration on the fly, and selectively paint color, tonal and noise reduction adjustments.

Enhancing the Light (10-2010) Discover how to make make subtle changes to increase the photograph’s emotional impact. Note: this video was recorded in Lightroom, however the same techniques are available in Adobe Camera Raw.

The Advantages of the DNG File Format (07-2010)


How to Add Realistic Spinning Motion Blur Effects in Photoshop CC (06-2014)

Adding Motion Blur Effects Along a Path in Photoshop CC (06-2014)

Applying the Lens Blur Filter for Selective Focus (03-2011)

Adobe Camera Raw as a Smart Filter in Photoshop CC (12-2013)


The Creative Composite: Layering Elements

How to Paste  Texture into a Layer Mask in Photoshop (03-2015)

How to Align and Distribute Layers Using Smart Guides in Photoshop CC (06-2014)

How to use Layer Comps for Multi State Mock-ups in Photoshop CC (06-2014)

5 Reasons to Use Layer Groups in Photoshop (03-2013)

The Creative Composite “Cyclical”  (02-2013) Learn about layers, masking, blend modes, and transparency techniques.

Julieanne’s Favorite Enhancements for Working with Layers in Photoshop CS6  (04-2012) 

Using Color to Add Emotional Impact to a Photograph (02-2011)

The Creative Composite: “Hindsight” (10-2010) Learn about layers, masking, blend modes, and transparency techniques.

Using Leading Lines in Photography (02-2011)

Creating Diptychs & Triptychs (Part 1) (10-2010)

Creating Diptychs & Triptychs (Part 2) (10-2010)

The Creative Composite “Isostacy” (10-2010) Learn about layers, masking, blend modes, and transparency techniques.

The Creative Composite “Twilight” (04-2008) Learn about layers, masking, blend modes, and transparency techniques.

Creative Retouching Techniques and Edge Effects in Photoshop (08-2008)

The Creative Composite “Drifting” (08-2008) Learn about layers, masking, blend modes, and transparency techniques.



Select Subject, the Object Select Tool, and Content-Aware Fill Enhancements (11-2019)

Select and Mask Taskspace in Photoshop CC  (06-2016)

How to use Focus Mask to Make Selections based on Focus in Photoshop CC (06-2014)


New Smart Object Features in Photoshop CC  (06-2014) Topics covered include embedding, linking, and packaging  Smart Objects.

Linked Smart Objects in Photoshop CC (01-2014) Topics covered include how to update modified content, resolve missing files and filter based on smart object attributes.

The Power Of Smart Objects in Photoshop (04-2008)

The Difference Between “Edit in Photoshop” and “Open as Smart Object” (01-2013)


New Quick Export and Export As Feature Enhancements in Photoshop CC (11-2015)  


Variable Fonts and Additional Typographic Enhancements in Photoshop CC (10-2017)

New Typographic Features in Photoshop CC (11-2015) Discover improvements made to the Type tool including viewing recent fonts, filtering by classification, selecting favorite fonts, viewing similar and more.

New Typographic Features in Photoshop CC (06-2014) Learn about Font Search, Instant Font previews and seamless integration with Typekit.

Paragraph and Character Styles in Photoshop CS6 (04-2012)


Displaying a Photograph within a Shape in Photoshop (04-2015)

Top 5 Tips for Working With Vectors in Photoshop CC (01-2014)

Working with Shape Layers and the Pixel Grid in Photoshop CS6 (04-2012)

Quick Tip – How to Add Arrowheads to Lines in Photoshop  (09-2011)

Creating Transparent Logos for Watermarks and Overlays in Photoshop (06-2011)


Working with Templates in Photoshop CC (2017)

Working with Artboards in Photoshop CC (2015)

How to Remove Distracting Elements using the enhanced Content Aware Tools in Photoshop CC (06-2014)

Gradient Maps and Photographic Toning Presets in Photoshop CS6 (06-2012)

Quick Tip – Color Lookup Adjustment Layer in Photoshop CS6 (06-2012)

Tilt-Shift, Iris and Field Blur in Photoshop CS6 (04-2012)

Quick Tip – Cropping Two Images to the Same Size in Photoshop CS6  (02-2012)

Working with Photoshop’s History Panel, Snapshots and the History Brush (12-2011)

Photomerge, Auto Align and Content Aware Scale (10-2009)


Automating Photoshop Using Actions (Beginning) (05-2008)

Advanced Automation (Actions, Droplets And Scripts) in Photoshop 06-2008)

Helpful Hints for Creating Actions in Photoshop (06-20011)

Working with Variables (08-2011)


Working with Video in Photoshop CS6 (04-2012)

How to Pan and Zoom Video in Photoshop CS6 (06-2012)

Masking Video for Special Effects in Photoshop CS6 (07-2012)

Quick Tip – Creating Masks to Move Over Time in Photoshop CS6 (03-2015)

Transforming Layers Over Time in Photoshop CS6 (03-2015)

Using the Lens Blur Filter on an Image Sequence in Photoshop CS6 (08-2012) Discover how actions and batch processing can create a series of  images that appear as if they were captured with a tilt-shift lens.

Making a Movie in Photoshop Extended (Part 1) (05-2010)

Making a Movie in Photoshop Extended (Part 2) (05-2010)

Hidden Gems in Photoshop CC (11-2016) Topics covered include several of  the little known feature enhancements in Photoshop CC 2017 that can make a big difference in your workflow, including improvements to Artboards, the Properties panel, Copy As SVG, SVG font support, Export As, and more!

Hidden Gems in Photoshop CC (01-2014) Topics covered include scripted patterns to place patterns along a path, rendering unique trees for concept, architectural and fine art images and scripted border designs.Plus, unlock the background into a layer with a single click, choose recent colors from the swatches panel and add and change color readouts for multiple color samplers at once.

Adobe Photoshop CC: Favorite Features for Photographers (07-2013) Topics covered include the new Upright perspective correction, Radial Filter, and Spot Removal  features in Adobe Camera Raw 8, Image Upsampling and Smart Sharpening, Live Shapes for Rounded Rectangles, and Camera Shake Reduction.

Julieanne’s Top 5 Features for Photographers in Photoshop 13.1 Exclusively for Creative Cloud Members (12-2012) Topics covered include refinements to the Crop Tool, nondestructive editing with Blur Gallery and Liquify, increased efficiency with Conditional Actions,  practical default Type Styles and support for Retina displays on Macintosh.


 Should I Use Lightroom or Bridge? (11-2013)

Why Does the  Photograph’s Preview Change in Lightroom and Bridge? (07-2012)

Moving Images Between Lightroom and Photoshop (06-2013)

Lightroom, Photoshop, Image and File Size (02-2013)

Opening Files from Lightroom into Photoshop – FAQ (10-2011) (Including the three most frequently asked questions around opening and round-tripping files from Lightroom to Photoshop.)


I’ve created a number of end-of-year slideshows as a simple way to reflect on the images that I made during the year.  I find this yearly exercise yields interesting insights about where I am in my life and allows me to reflect upon the places that I’ve gone and the experiences that I’ve had. I would strongly encourage you to create a collection of your own images for the year to see the path that you followed.

2017 — Continuum

2016 — The White Zone

2015 — Quiet Moments

2014 —Visual Memories – The Year in Review

2013 — Fractured Moments

2012 — Moments Alone

2011 — The Red Thread


Working with Camera Profiles (07-2009) Learn how the new DNG camera profiles in Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom 2 can easily adjust the look and feel of your images. In this tutorial, Julieanne Kost walks you through the entire process. 2009-07-15

What’s New in Adobe Photoshop CS6 (04-2012) (long version – 61 minutes) Discover the new features of Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended, including the new improved processing and enhanced controls in Adobe Camera Raw 7, the new photographic blur effects, Adaptive Wide Angle,  type styles, re-engineered Shape layers, and the all-new Crop tool.

Julieanne’s Top 6 Photoshop CS6 Features  (04-2012) (short version – 11 minutes) Take a quick look at Julieanne’s favorite 6 features in Photoshop CS6 including improved processing in Adobe Camera Raw, the intuitive new Blur Gallery, time-saving type styles, re-engineered Shape layers, powerful video editing tools, and the redesigned Crop tool, and auto-select interpolation. 

Creating A Triptych In Photoshop (10-2009) Learn how to open 3 images at once in Photoshop and then easily arrange them into a Triptych. Note: The reason that I moved this to the Archive section is that I find this much easier to do today using Lightroom. 

If you prefer to view the videos by date created, click the link to my website ( on the right, under Additional Information. 

Although some of these videos were recorded with previous versions of Photoshop, the information/concepts are still relevant.