Adobe Photoshop CC tutorial for beginners

Adobe Photoshop needs no introduction. It is among the most powerful and preferred photo editing software available for Windows. As time goes by Adobe, keep adding new and useful tools for those Photoshop enthusiast, and hence Adobe Photoshop CC came into existence. In this post, we will have a look at Adobe Photoshop CC 2014  new features and get started tutorial for beginners.

Adobe Photoshop CC new features

Photoshop CC 2014 has new features like 3D printing, 3D imaging, Linked Smart Object improvements, Smart Guides, layers comps in Smart Objects, Blur Gallery motion effects, selection of image areas in focus, a content-aware feature with color blending, enhancements to Photoshop Generator, font sync feature from Typkit, etc.

If you are new to Photoshop, looking to try your hands on Photoshop then this tutorial is for you, keep reading further to learn how, to begin with, Adobe Photoshop CC, Catch us after the jump!

Adobe Photoshop CC 2014

Before you begin using Photoshop CC, you have to either purchase the product or have to sign up for the trial version which lasts for 30 days and also check the basic system requirements for the product to install.

Adobe Photoshop CC system requirements

Intel Pentium 4 or AMD 64 bit processor, Microsoft Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, Windows 10, 2GB of RAM (8GB recommended), at least 2 GB of hard disk space, display monitor which supports 1024×768 display (1280×800 recommended) and a decent internet connection to download and install the application.

How to Install Adobe Photoshop CC

  • If you have purchased the product already or signed up for the trial, then go to this link to download the Creative Cloud installer. To download or update any Adobe Creative Cloud product a user must have to download the installer then only it will show you an option to install Adobe Photoshop CC. We have already talked about Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Install the Adobe Creative Cloud installer, sign in with your Adobe ID and select Photoshop CC 2014 to install.
  • Based on your internet connection speed, Photoshop CC setup file will be downloaded and installed.

Adobe Photoshop CC beginners tutorial

Create a New Photoshop File

Launch the Photoshop application, then go to File ->New -> Give a name to the file, select width and height and hit OK. The width and height of the file can also be changed by going to Image ->Image size option.

Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 tutorials for beginners

Now, to create objects or a diagram in Photoshop, use the Tools panel, which appears on the left-hand side. It is used to create different artwork such as text boxes, rectangular box. The layers, color, paragraph, swatches, brush panels usually appear on the right side of the Photoshop application.

Enable hidden panels in Photoshop CC

By default, Adobe Photoshop CC loads up with all panels and tools option. But in case you do not see any options like Tools, Layers, Stroke, Colour, Swatches or Brush panel options, then simply navigate to windows menu and select the respective option that you are looking for and it will be there on the screen.

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Those panels can be moved or customized according to user requirement and can also be saved as a Workspace. Workspace is a component which stores user-defined presets.

How to print a Photoshop File

To print a Photoshop file, we usually prefer a decent color printer as we create high-quality Photoshop files which require a decent printer to print. To print a file, go to File menu -> Print-> Select Printer -> Customize the color profile settings on your printer, so that you will get desired output and hit the Print button.

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Open RAW images

See how to open RAW images in Adobe Photoshop.

Among all Adobe programs, Photoshop is one the best and widely used application in the world. It is widely used by teenagers to a Photoshop geek – although getting used to it does take a little time.

We have covered the basic tutorial on how to use Photoshop CC. However, one can refer Adobe TV to get video tutorials and also the Photoshop help file to learn more.

As we had mentioned earlier, we normally do not talk about shareware, preferring to talk about free software instead. While there are several free photo editing software, none come close to Adobe Photoshop. Hence we decide to cover a beginners tutorial.

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Abhishek Shukla is a computer graduate by education, a complete tech freak and music addict. Playing with software and mobile phones are part of his hobby. He is currently employed with a multinational company in India.