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Best Photoshop CS6 Beginner Video Tutorials

Updated on April 13, 2015

How to Find Tutorial Videos

Adobe Photoshop CS6 videos are the easiest to find by typing it in the browser. Even if the beginner needs a "How to Start" video for an earlier version of Photoshop, it is so easy to find a video to help online.

There are many instruction tutorials without the video. However, some of us need the visual to get started. Photoshop is complex for the beginner, though it does not have to be with instructional videos.

Adobe Photoshop Site - Best Place to Start for Tutorials

Adobe Photoshop Site
Adobe Photoshop Site

Adobe Website Has the Answers

The Adobe website is the first place to look for answers. The Photoshop Help/Getting Started page has plenty of videos to get a person on their way.

The help videos explain how to straighten a crooked image, correcting perspective, enhancing raw images, how to select areas of an image, adjustment layers, adjusting the tone and color, sharpness and blur, distortion and noise, painting tools, drawing shapes, managing layers, presets and plug-ins, images that need retouching or repairing, transforming objects and the intro to camera raw.

Not all these videos will help completely for the beginner to Photoshop. At this time, Adobe does not have Learn Photoshop CS6 videos yet. However, on this page it will take a person to the learning videos for Photoshop CS5 and CS5.5. Watching these video tutorials first will help get a person started on the latest Adobe Photoshop.

Begin by watching Getting Started (GS): What is Photoshop CS5?


is the number one video place to go for videos. You will find tutorials for Photoshop CS6 on other video sites, but these below are the best that I have found on YouTube. These tutorials are for both CS6 and Photoshop in general.

How To Get Started With Photoshop CS6 - 10 Things Beginners Want to Know

The Adobe Photoshop CS6 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter)

The Adobe Photoshop CS6 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter)
The Adobe Photoshop CS6 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter)

Learn how to create digital photos with the help from this book that takes you step by step through the exact techniques used by professional digital photographers. Easy to learn the "how to" the right way for beginnings and seasoned Photoshop users.


Photoshop Beginners Tutorial #1

Photoshop CS6 Extended: 3D TEXT. How to add Bevels, Light, Shadow and Reflections

The Right Camera Makes the Best Photos

Which One is Best For You?

Remove/Change Background for Beginners

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beginner Tutorial

Beginners Photoshop Tutorial Series - Part 1

This Photoshop tutorial is with CS3. However is shows how to use the basics and these can apply for any Photoshop CS software you happen to be on. The layout may be a bit different for CS6, though you should get a good learning experience for this tutorial.

New with Photoshop CS6 - More Powerful Than Ever

Creating Designs with Layering

Watermelon Print by Sandyspider

Photo is created in Photoshop using the watermelon from our garden and layering a cut watermelon background with sliced watermelon in the front.

Adobe added approx. 60% more features than CS5. Many improve performance tools. Background save and auto recovery. Auto recovery is a fantastic add. This is especially a wonderful addition to Photoshop if you are running your software on an older computer or one that is not equipped with the minimum graphics video hardware. If you system is below the recommended list of requirements to run Photoshop CS6 or lower. The software will lock up on earlier versions and there is no auto recovery.

Hardware accelerated features and more features for designers in CS6. Create some magic with Photoshop .

Sticker, Postcard and Hat with Travel Designs

Examples Using Photoshop

Stickers, T-Shirts and Hats shown below are examples of what can be done with PhotoShop through with layering, creating a montage of many photos together or adding photo and the flag within text to give it a unique background.

Gifts below are by TravelDestinations Gifts - click here to view


Software and Books

Beginner's Guide to Adobe Photoshop Paperback

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Classroom in a Book

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    • ReviewsfromSandy profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandy Mertens 

      5 years ago from Wisconsin

      @GetPhotographic: My niece just discovered Photoshop and she loves it.

    • GetPhotographic profile image


      5 years ago

      I'm still using CS4 so there must be quite a big difference, but it's nice to read of the developments and how to use them.

    • bruce-ditmars profile image


      6 years ago

      Photoshop was first program which I've learned but quickly switched to Adobe Illustrator as I prefer Vector graphics over raster :). On youtube there is plenty of interesting tutorials which will teach new user on how to deal with PS the right way. Also smashing magazine and tutsplus are offering some nice tuts from time to time.

      Please check my newest article covering the subject of Color Theory for beginners :)

      Kind Regards

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      6 years ago

      This is a really great page with lots of good tutorials. Thank you.

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      jntnevins lm 

      6 years ago

      Very nice lens. I use Photoshop and I love it.

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      Malu Couttolenc 

      6 years ago

      Photoshop is one of the best editing softwares, I use it almost every single day. You have listed awesome links to photoshop tutorials great page :)

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      6 years ago

      Photoshop transforming the world

    • kimark421 profile image


      6 years ago

      Nice lens. Thanks for the info on Photoshop!

    • shauna1934 profile image


      6 years ago

      I really need to do some c66 tutorials. I am so out of touch with the new photoshop. I just updated to CS6 from PS 7.0!!!! :)

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      6 years ago

      I would love to have the newest version of Photoshop.........I have CS3, so this would be a big jump and a new learning experience for me! Great information and lots to look forward to! Liked and Pinned

    • ukprowriter profile image


      6 years ago

      Good info. Thanks

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      6 years ago

      Congratulations on your Purple star and becoming a Giant Squid.This lens is very informative. Thanks for sharing.

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      Rhonda Albom 

      6 years ago from New Zealand

      Congrats on your purple star and your giant status. nice watermelon photoshop.

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      6 years ago

      sweet lends and congrats on a purple star :)

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      6 years ago

      I use Corel for most of my photo endeavors. Maybe I'll graduate to Photoshop one of these days.

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      Brian Stephens 

      6 years ago from France

      I use Youtube to find lots of training for Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Flash. I probably should get into HTML5 soon as well.

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      Susan Deppner 

      6 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Very informative photoshop tutorials!

    • RichLeighHD profile image


      6 years ago

      I've used Photoshop in the past, it's been quite a few years now though so if I ever get back to using it again then I'm sure that I'll be finding these video tutorials very useful! Thanks.

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      6 years ago

      Lots of great resources in this lens! Thanks for sharing!

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      6 years ago

      I like this lens , photoshop is my passion :) but I don't try last one yet

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      6 years ago

      Great selection of video tutorials here...! I love photoshop :)

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      6 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      What a great informative Lens - just what I've been looking for to get me started with Photoshop. By the way, fabulous watermelon picture - I've put a link to your pic in Zazzle on my watermelon-enchantment Lens

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      6 years ago

      nice lens :)

      i love photoshop too :)

      My Photo collection Here is my photo collection, please stop by if you don't mind. Thank you :)

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      7 years ago

      Thanks for featuring such great tutorials, these videos will be very helpful to many users!

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      7 years ago

      Fantastic !! excellent resource

    • PBJasen profile image


      7 years ago

      Nice lens with great collection of videos. Really helpful.

    • ReviewsfromSandy profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandy Mertens 

      7 years ago from Wisconsin

      @designsbyharriet: It isn't you. Both are complicated programs. Once you set your mind to just go for, like I did, it becomes easier. There is so much to learn with Photoshop. I am still learning.

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      7 years ago from Indiana

      Sent you some blessings because I think this lens is well worth viewing.

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      7 years ago from Indiana

      I have the hardest time with Photoshop. Someone told me Photoshop Elements was easier, but I don't understand that either nor do I work well with Gimp, so I think I am hopeless. Maybe this lens will help me.

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      Deadicated LM 

      7 years ago

      Awesome advice and Lens; I pinned you on my Computer Graphics Pinboard, as well as shared it to all my Social Media accounts.


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