Photoshop Tutorials

This is a list of essential Photoshop skills that are necessary for success in the Maine SkillsUSA competition. Save every Photoshop file you create for this work in a folder called PHOTOSHOP PRACTICE. That way you'll get credit for the work you're doing.


  1. Understand how to use the Spot Healing tool in Lightroom.

  2. Understand how to properly correct exposure in Lightroom.

  3. View: Understand the Histogram in Photoshop. You might be asked to talk about this.

  4. Learn the basics of curves. Watch Understand Curves.

  5. Understand how to open an image in Photoshop, make basic adjustments in Camera Raw, then Select and Mask part of the image, and apply an exposure and curves layer to the selected area.

  6. Watch: How to Cut Out a Person FAST. Either use this link to create an account and download the image, or find a similar one on Unsplash.

  7. Learn how to use the Pen Tool to create masks in Photoshop.

  8. Learn how to use Dodge and Burn. Dodge will darken an area of an image, burn will lighten an area. Both need to be used with caution. While this is a short tutorial, there's a lot there. And the only way to learn this one is to practice. So watch it once, try it, then watch it again and keep doing it until you've got it.


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