Adobe Photoshop CC

How to edit a photo in Photoshop

Get started with photo editing in Photoshop CC. (Try it, 19 min)

FromHoward Pinsky

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Get straight and precisely crop your photos.

Learn how to straighten and crop photos for the best presentation. In this video, you’ll also learn how to open and then save photos in the Photoshop (PSD) file format for maximum flexibility.

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Open a file (0:36); Straightening (3:10); Cropping (3:35)

Make unwanted elements disappear—just like that.

Is an unsightly plastic bag marring your otherwise pristine landscape? Photoshop makes it easy to remove unwanted objects in your photo. You can even move objects to a new location. Learn about the Photoshop retouching tools and techniques and try them on your own photos.

Spot Healing brush (0:30); Content-Aware Fill (1:36); Content-Aware Move (2:40)

Fix colors and create cool effects.

In addition to producing fun effects, you can use Adjustment Layers to make interesting edits while preserving your original image. With Adjustment Layers, it’s important to save your image as a PSD to keep them intact.

Hue/Saturation (1:33); Black & White (2:19); Selective colorization (2:30)

Personalize your image. Add a logo and text.

Photoshop lets you save a copy of your file in common image formats, such as GIF, JPG, and PNG. Most modern computers and browsers understand these formats, so they are ideal for sharing images with your friends and family. Also, these files are typically much smaller than the original PSD, so they won’t clog up their inbox.

Place a logo (0:36); Add text (1:25); Save as a JPG (2:56)

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Howard Pinsky

Howard is an Adobe Community Professional and Photoshop trainer at Ice Flow Studios.