30 Essential Photo Manipulation Photoshop Tutorials for Beginners

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Whenever I have to research for new Photoshop tutorials for my compilations, I always focus on stunning, complex and difficult tutorials mainly targeted for pros. But most of the time you need to perform basic tasks such as red eye removal, or changing a color in a photo.

This list is about basic photo manipulation techniques for beginners. Some of these techniques require a bit of work, but many do not. Remember that good results require good starting photos!

Essential Photo Manipulation Tutorials for Beginners

Essential photo manipulation tutorials

Change hair color

Essential photo manipulation tutorials

How to straighten crooked photos

Essential photo manipulation tutorials

Perspective correction in Photoshop

Essential photo manipulation tutorials

Photo to watercolor effect

Essential photo manipulation tutorials

Easily replace a color in your photos

Essential photo manipulation tutorials

Photo to illustration effect and folded paper simulation

Essential photo manipulation tutorials

Photo to color ink sketch

Essential photo manipulation tutorials

Give your photos a retro comic book effect

Essential photo manipulation tutorials

Andy Warhol pop art effect

Essential photo manipulation tutorials

Adding Reflections To Sunglasses In Photoshop

Essential photo manipulation tutorials

Add rain to a photo

Essential photo manipulation tutorials

Photo puzzle effect

Essential photo manipulation tutorials

Cast light from a window

Essential photo manipulation tutorials

Add water reflection to a photo

Essential photo manipulation tutorials

Dreamy glow photo effect

Essential photo manipulation tutorials

Change eye color

Essential photo manipulation tutorials

Remove red eye

Essential photo manipulation tutorials

Whiten teeth

Essential photo manipulation tutorials

Fix an underexposed photo

Essential photo manipulation tutorials

Fix an overexposed photo

Essential photo manipulation tutorials

Remove unwanted objects from an image

Essential photo manipulation tutorials

Remove the background from a photo

Essential photo manipulation tutorials

Create a halftone photo border

Essential photo manipulation tutorials

Improve image tone with Levels

Essential photo manipulation tutorials

Out of bounds photo border

Essential photo manipulation tutorials

Combining two photos into a new one

Essential photo manipulation tutorials

Remove freckles

Essential photo manipulation tutorials

Soften skin

Essential photo manipulation tutorials

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