How To Get Started In Photoshop

Before you get started with Photoshop, there are a few helpful things that you’ll want to know. First of all, you might be on the fence if the price of Photoshop is truly worthwhile. To help make the decision easy, I created a list of the 12 main uses of Photoshop to help you decide if it’s a worthwhile program for you.

If so, you can check out my guide to the best ways to buy (and save) on Photoshop, along with important system requirements to consider to know if your computer can properly run the program.

Once you’ve made it that far, it’s time to get Photoshop set up and running efficiently. If you’re coming from a different computer altogether, you can learn how to back up and restore your Photoshop preferences to save time.

Otherwise, you’ll want to begin by enabling auto-updates to Photoshop in the Creative Cloud App, along with properly setting up your scratch disks or fixing those pesky scratch disk errors.

Finally, if you run into any issues with Photoshop being slow after the first few uses, you can learn how to fix it here.

Once you’ve worked your way through these guides, you will be ready to actually put Photoshop to use. To help ensure you don’t get overwhelmed, start by viewing the next section on opening images and creating new documents in Photoshop.

Tutorials To Help You Get Started:

How To Change Language In Photoshop

Learn how to quickly change your language preferences in Photoshop and other Creative Cloud applications with these basic steps.

Photoshop System Requirements For Mac & PC

This guide breaks down the recommended system requirements for Photoshop to ensure the program can run smoothly on your computer.

How To Set Up Scratch Disks In Photoshop

Learn how to quickly set up, change, and clear your scratch disks in Photoshop to ensure everything always runs smoothly.

How To Reset, Backup, And Restore Your Photoshop Preferences

Learn how to manage your Photoshop preferences with steps to reset, backup, and restore any of your custom preferences in seconds.

How To Update Photoshop (+ Enable Auto Updates)

Learn how to update Photoshop through the Creative Cloud App or with the program itself to ensure you’re always running the latest version.

Scratch Disks Are Full Error In Photoshop – How To Fix

Learn what causes the scratch disks are full error in Photoshop along with the easy steps to fix this error from happening again.

The Best Way To Buy Photoshop – Plans Compared + Discounts!

This post will share the best ways to buy Photoshop to save money and make sure you don’t buy added programs you don’t even need.

Why Use Photoshop? (12 Main Features & Uses Explained)

If you aren’t sure why you should use Photoshop, this post will highlight 12 common uses of the program and explain exactly why it’s awesome.

Why Is Photoshop Being Slow? (How To Fix)

Discover the common reasons why Photoshop becomes slow and how you can fix these problems no matter what computer you are using.