Quite a bold statement, Learn Photoshop in 24 hours. Its simple and you can.
Stepping into Photoshop at first can be quite daunting, were do you start? With these 20 tutorials we have given you some direction, you will start of with some very basic techniques and build towards the more advanced. By the end of it you will be an expert.

Tutorial 1:
Combining Two Photos for New Effect – Basic

Tutorial running time : 10 minutes.

We’ll start with something basic. In this tutorial you will learn how to use the Marquee Tool, how to adjust the Opacity, working with Layers, creating Paths from a Selection and using the Text Tool. Let’s get your feet wet.

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Tutorial 2:
Grass Texture – Basic

Tutorial running time : 15 minutes.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a nice-looking grass texture. This tut covers Filters, Rotating an image, Brightness and Contrast and working with Hue and Saturation.

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Tutorial 3:
Underwater Effect – Basic

Tutorial running time : 15 minutes.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an underwater scene from scratch, using Gradients, Transform and Filters. As well as getting started with Brushes.

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Tutorial 4:
2d Mirror Effect – Basic

Tutorial running time : 10 minutes.

In this tutorial you will learn how to Duplicate, Flip Horizontally/Vertically, Feathering and Blending. Simple, yet effective.

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Tutorial 5:
Sony Ericsson Logo – Basic

Tutorial running time : 20 minutes.

This is your first tricky tut. You will learn how to save your time, changing layer styles and using the copies of your initial effect or form. Shapes, Layer Styles, Drop Shadows, Filters, Color Overlay are used very well in this tut.

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Tutorial 6:
Paint Graffiti on Wall – Basic

Tutorial running time : 30 minutes.

You will be using custom brushes to recreate the graffiti wall, and working with multiple layers.

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Tutorial 7:
Team Fortress 2 Sprays with Transparency – Basic

Tutorial running time : 30 minutes.

This tutorial will show you how to create quality Team Fortress 2 Sprays with transparency using Photoshop.

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Tutorial 8:
Google Chrome Logo Design – Intermediate

Tutorial running time : 45 minutes.

Similar in concept as Tutorial 5, as in you are creating a logo, but a little more difficult using trickier techniques.

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Tutorial 9:
Star Explosion Wallpaper – Intermediate

Tutorial running time : 45 minutes.

Create your first wallpaper using textures, glows, and blurs.

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Tutorial 10:
Graffiti Wall II – Intermediate

Tutorial running time : 45 minutes.

If you felt comfortable with Tutorial 6, then this will be easy for you. Slightly more difficult, but the effect is far better .

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Tutorial 11:
Spectacular Grass Text Effect – Intermediate

Tutorial running time : 90 minutes.

This tutorial is made up of three parts — the background, the text itself, and some final extra effects.

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Tutorial 12:
MP3 Digital Player Icon – Intermediate

Tutorial running time : 60 minutes.

Create a Photoshop MP3 digital player logo icon, using intermediate drawing  .

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Tutorial 13:
Cubite Logo – Intermediate

Tutorial running time : 70 minutes.

Cubite logo design, similar in concept as Tutorial 12, but having a more realistic finish.

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Tutorial 14:
Digital Illustration Using Birds – Intermediate

Tutorial running time : 90 minutes.

This tutorial is your first step into illustration.

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Tutorial 15:
Amazing Photo montages – Intermediate

Tutorial running time : 90 minutes.

This tutorial provides step-by-step guidance on how to make a stunning, dynamic effect that recreates the look of a figure dissolving in water.

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Tutorial 16:
War Movie Poster – Advanced

Tutorial running time : 90 minutes.

In this tutorial you will create a great movie poster, using some simple but efficient techniques.

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Tutorial 17:
Recycle Vintage Images to Create a Photoshop Collage – Advanced

Tutorial running time : 90 minutes.

Learn all about how to assemble a collage in Photoshop and give it a unique retro feel.

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Tutorial 18:
Portable Gaming Device Poster – Advanced

Tutorial running time : 90 minutes.

In this Photoshop tutorial you will be walking through the making of an interesting, creative advertisement poster.

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Tutorial 19:
Creating a stylized male portrait – Advanced

Tutorial running time : 100 minutes.

In this advanced tutorial you will learn how to create a stylized portrait.

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Tutorial 20:
Amazing 3D Text – Advanced

Tutorial running time : 100 minutes.

In this advanced tutorial you will learn how to create very 3D text (using 3d software) and give it life in Photoshop. The final result is amazing.

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Are you a Photoshop Expert yet? Don’t give up! download these two indispensable reference PDF files, to help you on your way:
Photoshop CS4 Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows
or for MAC.

Adobe Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts by Trevor Morris
Official Photoshop CS4 Free Help Ebook

Watch this video to learn about Photoshop CS4s features:
Photoshop CS4 Interface Overview

This video will bring you up to speed with Photoshop CS4 and all its features.

(Please note this post has no relation or affiliation with Pearson Education/Sams Publishing’s book, “Teach Yourself Photoshop in 24 Hours”)
By Paul Andrew