Photoshop Basics – The Fundamentals of Photoshop for Beginners 2021 | Masks, Layers & Blend Modes

The 3 basic parts of Photoshop that you NEED to know: Photoshop for beginners 2021 explained in a simple, clear way. The basics of Photoshop include Layers, Masks and Blend Modes. They are the foundation of everything else in the program and you can’t get any further in Photoshop until you know them inside out.

In today’s video we’re going over these core elements of Adobe Photoshop in three separate steps:

0:00 Intro
1:11 Photoshop in brief
3:03 Layers in Photoshop
5:38 Masks in Photoshop
8:17 Blend Modes in Photoshop
12:18 Ciao for now!

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30 thoughts on “Photoshop Basics – The Fundamentals of Photoshop for Beginners 2021 | Masks, Layers & Blend Modes

  • November 7, 2021 at 18:09

    Really helpful! Thank you! Just started a couple days ago and it has been pretty stressful trying to figure it all out !

  • November 7, 2021 at 18:09

    I'm completely new to photoshop and I'm at a total loss on how you got your gradient to be solid blocks and not soft gradients across the entire image.

  • November 7, 2021 at 18:09

    Great video BUT would prefer an explanation on the MAC shortcuts for PC users and also examples of images where these techniques would be useful

  • November 7, 2021 at 18:09

    Thank you, super great tutorial! I have a question though, it's probably a stupid one, how do you add an image to an already existing picture and still keep the existing picture? Like how do you add a second image to a picture? Because whenever I click "open as" or "open" to put in a new image, I just replace the original picture with the new one. Hope I worded all of that right

  • November 7, 2021 at 18:09

    I am well versed in photoshop, but I still watch your photoshop videos. Why? Because you are a brilliant brilliant educator, and I am learning how to educate other people about photoshop here. This video is a top notch example. You deserve a lot more subs for sure, thank you for your work!

  • November 7, 2021 at 18:09

    Hello! I know this is a random question but I am looking at purchasing a canon camera and wondering if you know anything about them? Maybe which one you think is the best?

  • November 7, 2021 at 18:09

    Thank you for using the examples along with the explanations.I always enjoy and learn from your tutorials.

  • November 7, 2021 at 18:09

    Thank you!!! I too have been trying another software that uses layers but since it's been buggy (multiple problems for the last two weeks) I'm looking to get the LR and Photoshop Photography package that Adobe offers. I have the last stand alone version (perpetual license) of Lightroom 6.14 and as old as it is, it still does an amazing job. So, I guess if anyone else is reading my comment, my suggestion is if you want to try a new software please do the trial offer and put it to it's paces doing everything you want to do otherwise you will be stuck like me with an open ticket to tech support, ugh!!! Thanks Jess!!! I'm looking forward to Photoshop.

  • November 7, 2021 at 18:09

    I don't use ps (I use Affinity photo) and this was helpful for me! I never knew much about the blend modes, so this was super helpful. Thanks as always!!

  • November 7, 2021 at 18:09

    OK this is really, really basic πŸ˜…. But I guess it will be very helpful for people who open PS for the first time. The program is so complex that it can be overwhelming for someone who has never worked with it before. So great Job πŸ‘πŸ˜

  • November 7, 2021 at 18:09

    thanks a lot I very recently got photoshop, I already understood layers because I digitally draw but was very confused by masks and Blend Modes, really helped me, thanks again!

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