70 Excellent Photoshop Resources

Adobe Photoshop is the tool of choice for many designers and artists.  Photoshop can be used for almost every little task that involves graphic design. It is one of the finest pieces of software available on the market when it comes to digital image editing. A great attribute of Photoshop is that you can extend it with additional brushes, patterns, shapes, and more.

In this massive collection of resources, you’ll find all sorts of resources including: tutorial sites, Photoshop Brushes, patterns, Photoshop Actions, showcases/collections, and much more.

Photoshop Tutorial Sites

1. Psdtuts+

Psdtuts+ is a weblog and Photoshop site that features high-quality Photoshop tutorials. On Psdtuts+, you’ll find tutorials such as “Creating a Touching Story Scene in Photoshop” and tips and tricks like “Using Adobe Kuler to Enhance Your Photoshop Color Workflow“.

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2. Tutorial9

Tutorial9 is a website that publishes excellent Photoshop tutorials such as “Draw a Classy 3D Poker Chip in Photoshop” and “Render a Realistic CD in Photoshop“.

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3. PSDFAN

PSDFAN publishes high-quality tutorials, Photoshop freebies, and interviews with designers and artists.

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4. Photoshop Ninja

Photoshop Ninja is a site dedicated to Photoshop. It shares tutorials and tips such as “Opening Photoshop layered files as merged files“, “Creating overlapping text layers“, and “Why is my Photoshop layer style or effect not working?“.

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5. PSHERO

PSHERO shares Photoshop tutorials in categories such as Graphic Design, Photo Effects, and Tips & Tricks. Check out the Gallery View to see a quick thumbnail style view of PSHERO’s content.

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6. You Suck at Photoshop

You Suck at Photoshop is a funny – but very educational – video series of Photoshop tutorials. This screencast series includes tutorials on topics such as the Clone Stamp tool and manual cloning and the Patch tool and levels.

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7. PSD learning

Started on June 2008 by design student, Ross Aitken, PSD learning shares Photoshop tutorials, news/announcements, and design showcases. You’ll find Photoshop tutorials such as “Clean Web Template Design” and “Setting a Plane on Fire“.

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8. Luxa

Luxa presents great Photoshop tutorials such as “Tattoo Coming to Life” and “Phoenix Hair Effect“.

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9. Loon Design: Tutorials

Loon Design, a design weblog, has a Tutorials category that regularly features tutorials on Photoshop such as “Grunge Web Design” and “Creating A Professional Magazine Web Layout“.

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10. Photoshop Tutorials

At Photoshop Tutorials, you’ll discover great, in-depth Photoshop tutorials such as “Perform Laser Eye Surgery on a Photo with Photoshop” and “Street Dance Illustration“.

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11. PSDtop

PSDtop features high-quality Photoshop tutorials from all over the net.

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12. PS Lover

PS Lover indexes Photoshop tutorials from all over the web (currently has over 12,000 listed tutorials), arranged into categories such as Web Design & User Interface Design, Photoshop Basics, and Photo Manipulation and Effects.

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13. Photoshop 101

Started in 2004, Photoshop 101, a member of the MotionXL network, indexes Photoshop tutorials into categories such as Image Effects and Text Effects.

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14. Good-Tutorials: Photoshop Section

Good-Tutorials, the largest source of tutorials on the web, has a huge Photoshop section that has a ton of tutorials.

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15. Photoshop Roadmap

Photoshop Roadmap shares tutorials on Photoshop, as well as Photoshop brushes and plugins. Tutorials are organized in categories such as Animation and Interactivity and Photo retouching.

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16. Photoshop Star

Photoshop Star publishes Photoshop tutorials such as “Creating Taxi Text Effect” and “Old Style Photo Effect“.

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17. Planet Photoshop: Tutorials

Planet Photoshop, a site that shares Photoshop-related tutorials, resource, and reviews, has a fairly large tutorials section that features tutorials such as “Text on a Path” and “3D Billiard Balls“.

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18. Pixel2Life: Photoshop Tutorials

Pixel2Life, a site that features tutorials of various types, has a Photoshop Tutorials category with lots of indexed tutorials.

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19. Voidix

Voidix shares various types of tutorials and has a category on Photoshop Tutorials which includes tutorials such as “Fire Text” and “Crystals effect“.

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20. Vunkysearch

Vunkysearch is a fast Photoshop tutorial search engine.

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21. Photoshop Contest: Tutorials

Photoshop Contest, a site the hosts contests pertaining to Photoshop, has a tutorials section that has user-submitted tutorials like “Making Snow” and “The Peel Effect“. They also have a Video tutorial category.

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22. Abduzeedo: Photoshop

Abduzeedo, a weblog by Brazilian designer, Fabio Sasso, has a Photoshop category that houses tutorials and news on Photoshop.

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23. PSD Vault

PSD Vault is a Photoshop tutorial site that writes about things like designing a floating Eiffel Tower in Photoshop and creating a vintage car poster. They also regularly give away design-related freebies.

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24. Worth1000: Photoshop Tutorials

Worth1000, a site by Aviary, has a Photoshop Tutorials section that has excellent tutorials such as “Lighting a Giant Elephant” and “3D Water Scapes from Scratch“.

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25. Photoshop Lab

At Photoshop Lab, you can find tutorials, as well as tips, tricks and news, on Photoshp. Check out the tutorials section where you’ll find tutorials such as “7 Things Photoshop Does Automatically“.

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26. Tutorialman

Tutorialman indexes Photoshop tutorials in categories such as Layouts and Digital Art.

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27. Photoshop Lady

Photoshop Lady rounds up the best online Photoshop tutorials.

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Photoshop Tutorial Collections

28. 50 Great Photoshop Tutorials for Clever Beginners

This roundup by Psdtuts+ shares Photoshop tutorials for beginning-level designers.

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29. 40 Icon Tutorials for Photoshop

In this collection from Vandelay Design, you’ll discover forty tutorials on designing icons in Photoshop.

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30. Adobe Photoshop: 50+ High Quality .PSD Files and Tutorials

This post on Noupe features over fifty Photoshop files and tutorials.

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31. Best Photoshop Tutorials, Brushes and Textures of February 2009

This is a roundup of tutorials, brushes, and textures from February 2009.

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32. 70+ Sexy, beauty and glamour Photoshop tutorials

You’ll find over seventy beautification Photoshop tutorials housed in this roundup.

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33. 60+ High Quality and Free Photoshop Tutorials

In this article, you’ll discover over sixty high quality and publicly-available Photoshop tutorials.

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Photoshop Brushes

34. Brusheezy

Brusheezy is a place for digital artists to download and vote on free Photoshop brushes.

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35. PSBrushes

At PSBrushes, you’ll find plenty of downloadable Photoshop brushes organized in categories such as Abstract, Fractals, and Grunge.

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36. Brushking

Brushking indexes tons of Photoshop brushes into categories such as: Vintage, Grunge, and Splatters.

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37. myPhotshopBrushes.com

myPhotoshopBrushes.com features a ton of Photoshop brushes, arranging them into categories such as ornaments, nature, and human.

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38. Obsidian Dawn: Brushes

Obsidian Dawn has a section on Brushes that has a collection of awesome Photoshop brushes.

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39. Qbrushes

Qbrushes shares high-quality Photoshop brushes indexed into categories such as Swirls, Splatter, and Objects.

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40. Fbrushes

Fbrushes currently has over 4,000 brushes and 200 brush sets, intuitively partitioned into categories such as Retro and Water Color.

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41. Designersbrush

Designersbrush has a ton of Photoshop brushes.

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42. Gfxfever

Gfxfever, a site for web designers, features Photoshop brushes such as “Decoration brushes” and “Acryl brushes“.

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43. Getbrushes

Getbrushes is your guide to free and downloadable Adobe Photoshop brushes on the web.

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44. Inobscuro: Brushes

Inobscuro, a site on digital art, has a section on Photoshop brushes.

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45. Photoshop Brushes from Adobe

The official Adobe site has a collection of Photoshop brushes that you can download.

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Photoshop Patterns and Styles

46. Free4photoshop

Free4photoshop features free patterns, Photoshop styles, as well as brushes.

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47. Designerpie

Designerpie shares freebies, including Photoshop patterns, styles, and pre-made gradients.

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48. Free Photoshop Patterns

Free Photoshop Patterns – as the site name implies – features free, downloadable Photoshop patterns.

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49. Photoshop Patterns from Adobe

The official Adobe site has a collection of Photoshop patterns that you can download.

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Photoshop Brush, Gradients and Pattern Collections

50. 100 Awesome High Resolution Photoshop Brushes

This is a one-page collection of high-res Photoshop brushes by Photoshop Roadmap.

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51. Splatter and Watercolour Brushes For Photoshop

Smashing Magazine released this set of brushes as a free download.

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52. The Ultimate Collection Of Free Photoshop Patterns

This Smashing Magazine article rounds up the best Photoshop patterns available online.

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53. 50 Free Photoshop Pattern Sets

This gallery-style post with clickable thumbnails features 50 free Photoshop pattern sets.

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54. 498 Photoshop Background Patterns, and so much more

Close to 500 Photoshop background patterns are featured on this post.

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55. 300+ Vintage Style Textures and Photoshop Brushes

Over 300 vintage-style textures and brushes are showcased in this Design Reviver post.

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56. Web 2.0 Gradients

If you’re a fan of the “Web 2.0 Gradient” look-and-feel, check out this wonderful post by Dezinerfolio.

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57. 15 Sites to download Free PSD files

This list shares 15 sites where you can download PSD files for free.

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Photoshop Actions

58. The Ultimate Collection Of Useful Photoshop Actions

Written by Six Revisions (hint: the site you’re on right now) founder and chief editor, Jacob Gube – this Smashing Magazine article showcases some of the best Photoshop Actions on the net.

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59. 124+ Free Photoshop Actions to Boost Your Designs

In this post, you’ll discover over a hundred free Photoshop actions that’ll improve your workflow, including actions for creating vintage photos and film strips automatically.

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60. 400+ Time Saving Photoshop Actions

Design Reviver features over 400 actions that will save you time, including and for giving photos a Polaroid effect.

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61. Free Auto Tilt-Shift Photoshop Action

This free Photoshop Action tries to apply the Tilt-Shift Photography effect on your images automatically.

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Photoshop Plugins

62. 720 Free Photoshop Plugins And Filters

Over 700 free Photoshop plugins and filters are showcased in this post.

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63. List of Top 10 Free Adobe Photoshop Plugins

This list on CGIndia features their top ten free Photoshop plugins.

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64. 25 of the Best FREE Photoshop Plugins and Filters Resource Sites

This Speckyboy-written post features sites where you can download free plugins and filters for Photoshop.

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65. Couple of Free Photoshop Plugin

Tutorial blog shares two excellent Photoshop plugins.

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66. Free Photoshop Plug-ins Collection

Webresourcesdepot rounds up an awesome showcase of Photoshop plugins.

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Tutorials on Extending Photoshop

67. How To Make A Photoshop Brush

This tutorial on Bittbox walks you through the process of creating a Photoshop brush.

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68. Photoshop Tutorial: Creating custom pattern

Learn how to create a custom pattern in Photoshop by following along Hongkiat‘s tutorial.

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69. Photoshop Shapes: Create Your Own Photoshop Custom Shapes

This tutorial by photoshopessentials.com teaches readers how to create a custom Shape in Photoshop.

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70. Create A Photoshop Action To Watermark Your Images

Learn how to make a Photoshop Action in this PhotoshopSupport.com tutorial.

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Do you have a resource we missed?

If your favorite Photoshop resource site isn’t here – sound off in the comments and let us all know about it.

* Article edited by: Jacob Gube

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