Improve your skills today with our round-up of 11 dazzling step-by-step guides from the Computer Arts archive
Let's be honest, Photoshop is an essential package for anyone working in the design industry.
If you don't know your layers from your curves, then you're missing out big time. The only trouble is, it's a behemoth - there are umpteen tools to master, and just when you think you've got it licked, Adobe go and bring out a new version with oodles of new functions.
Because of this, we thought we'd give you a refresher guide to mastering Photoshop once and for all. We've trawled through masses of expert help to find you the very best of Computer Arts' Photoshop tutorials. So, whatever your bag, we're sure you'll find something here that'll help you work better in Photoshop.
Design duo Shotopop show you how to turn plain source images into inspired art the easy way
With dynamic distortion and a little Photoshop magic, you can introduce speed to your subjects. Doucin Pierre, aka Soemone, shows you how
Juan-Carlos Cambon of Nipponaisuki shows you how to create an authentic-looking Japanese kamon in a contemporary illustration
Danilo BrandÃ£o reveals a simple yet effective way develop the personality of your characters while creating their environment
Hoang Nguyen explains how to create a simple composition, lay out an interesting background, and define the light source
It doesn't matter how powerful Photoshop is - great results still depend on the skills of the user. Per Gustafson shares his expert advice for making mediocre photos magical
Sometimes vector art, although infinitely flexible, appears too crisp and unnatural. A little wear and tear is the perfect remedy, says Derek Lea
Rob Chiu gets creative with some wildlife and a glass bottle, showing how to create effects reminiscent of Smirnoff's famous 'bottle as lens' ads
Creating a piece of graffiti art can be a demanding task, especially when you're working against the clock. Justin Maller shows you how to ease the pain by planning and designing a digital mural in Photoshop
Eric Carl demonstrates how you can transform stock photos into something unique and incredible through Photoshop composition
Digital artist Magnus KjÃ¤ll conjures up a virtual world combining nature photography and vectors
- Check out the latest Photoshop CS6 review