Photoshop 2022 for Digital Photographers | Photoshop Secrets

with Colin Smith

Photoshop Secrets: Photoshop 2022 For Digital Photographers

It’s here! The long awaited update to our flagship Photoshop training. Learn Photoshop 2022 now (Fully applicable to Photoshop 2023).

This 10th edition of our award-winning training has been re-imagined to take advantage of Photoshop 2022, with every lesson using the latests tools and techniques and taking full advantage of new features and workflows including new neural filters and new ACR features. This is the fastest way for you to master Photoshop and transform your photos, even if you are new to Photoshop.

This training is created with one goal in mind. Helping you to get the absolute best result possible, in the shortest time possible, and to do that consistently, no matter what the Photoshop imaging challenge you face. Right now, you may be intimidated by the complexity of Photoshop 2022. When you have finished this training, (I don’t care if you’re 14 or 84) Photoshop will be as familiar as a glove and you’ll have the confidence to take on any task. That’s when you can really have fun and enjoy creating wonderful imagery, and let your imagination take over as the mechanics become second nature.

Let me ask you something. Have you been struggling to learn Photoshop, or to find a truly great course that will teach you what you need to know without hours of time-wasting talk or gimmicky techniques? Would you like to personally learn from an instructor that is widely recognized as one of the world’s top experts, and actually uses Photoshop every day? Have you seen photos and wondered how they look so good, clean and detailed, as well as how they get those particular looks (By now, I’m sure you realize, it’s not all in camera).

Your search is over, you have just found the training you need to transform all your images. Broken up into easy bite-sized lessons and delivered in well-paced plain English, you will work your way through some of the finest Photoshop instruction you can find anywhere. It will be like watching over Colin’s shoulder as he reveals the techniques and tricks that he has learned over 20 years of creating award-winning images for some of the biggest brands in the world. There is a reason that Adobe calls on him on a regular basis to speak at their conference (Adobe MAX, where he was awarded Max Master) and represent Adobe at places like YouTube and Sony Kando. Adobe even asked Colin to create some of the tutorials that are built right into Photoshop. Colin has also written 20 books on Photoshop, so he knows his stuff and wants to pass on this knowledge to you in a friendly and conversational way.

Whats’ in this training?

  • Download securely and safely right now and start learning immediately
  • Comprehensive with 83 videos, packed with information and tips
  • Latest techniques and workflows
  • Covers all the key new features in Photoshop 2022
  • Everything you need to know to confidently work with photos in Photoshop 2022
  • Simple language and conversational delivery, even a beginner can follow along
  • Deep enough, with advanced techniques like luminosity masking and frequency separation, that an experienced user will learn new things
  • Hidden tips and secret tricks generously sprinkled throughout


  • All the same lesson files used by Colin (Your instructor)
  • Bonus actions, LUT
  • Cheat sheet for Luminosity Masking, Frequency Separation and High-Pass Sharpening
  • You are delighted, or your money back (as always at PhotoshopCAFE).

If you are a photographer, designer, hobbyist, anyone who works with images, beginner to professional, this training is for you!


Colin Smith is a Los Angeles based digital artist, photographer and trainer. He is founder of one of the worlds most popular websites for creators, Which has received over 50 million visitors. As an Award winning digital artist, Colin has 3 guru awards under his belt. His work has been featured in most of the industry magazines as well as Time Magazine and the New York Times.

His client list includes, Toyo Tires, Microsoft, Saatchi and Saatchi and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, David Lee Roth.

As a leading trainer, Colin has written 20 books, and too many video courses to count. His training clients include Adobe, Apple, Disney and Edison International. He is a regular speaker at major conferences,  including Adobe Max, PPE, WPPI, Photoshop World, Creative Pro and Imaging USA. He runs a popular youtube channel (photoshopCAFE) with over 270,000 subscribers.

When he isn’t at his computer, Colin can be found pursuing his passion of travel and capturing beauty with this drone and camera. 

Learn How to use Photoshop 2022.

What you will learn in Photoshop 2022 For Digital Photographers:


LESSON 1. WELCOME/INSTRUCTIONS: How to load up your extras

LESSON 2. CREATIVE CLOUD: What gets synced, how to install and update Photoshop

LESSON 3. OPENING IMAGES IN PHOTOSHOP: How to get your images into Photoshop

LESSON 4. BRIDGE OVERVIEW:  Bridge is your asset manager. Launching images from Bridge

LESSON 5. ACR OVERVIEW: Camera Raw is the best place to do basic adjustments to your photos

LESSON 6. BASIC ADJUSTMENTS: Essential tone and color adjustments, where photos start

LESSON 7. ACR MASKING: Powerful new masking to select skies, objects and more

LESSON 8. RADIAL GRADIENT: Spotlight with a super vignette

LESSON 9. ADJUSTMENT BRUSH:  Changing specific areas in your photos

LESSON 10. PRESETS:  Reusing settings in a single click

LESSON 11. PHOTOSHOP AND LIGHTROOM: If you use Lightroom, how to open your photos in PS


LESSON 12. HISTOGRAMS: See the tone distribution in your image

LESSON 13. WHITE BALANCE: Fixing and removing color casts when the light color is wrong 

LESSON 14. ADJUSTMENT LAYERS: The best way to use adjustments

LESSON 15. EYEDROPPER: A fast and precise way to adjust your images

LESSON 16. SHADOW / HIGHLIGHT: Boosting detail in shadows and highlights

LESSON 17. CURVES: How to use Curves for tone (PS’s most powerful tool)

LESSON 18. CURVES COLOR: How to use curves for color

LESSON 19. MATCH COLORS EXACTLY: Change color to an exact specified color

LESSON 20. COLOR GRADE: Vintage and retro coloring using Color Grade 

LESSON 21. GRADIENT MAPS: Add high end color grading

LESSON 22. COLOR CHANGE: How to change the color of something without the need for selections

LESSON 23. PAINT WITH LIGHT: Use Camera RAW Adjustment Brush to selectively lighten

LESSON 24. BLACK AND WHITE #1: Use Channel Mixer to convert to black and white

LESSON 25. BLACK AND WHITE #2: Quick black and white conversion with B&W adjustment

LESSON 26. LUTS: Use Looks for instant color and tone presets

LESSON 27. COLOR TRANSFER: Copy color from one image to another

LESSON 28. COLORIZE: Turn a Black and White images into color using Neural filters and color

LESSON 29. LUMINOSITY MASKS: A powerful way to adjust images, by breaking them into 7 tonal regions

LESSON 30. LAB MODE: Use LAB mode to fix stubborn images

RETOUCHING and Effects

LESSON 31. STRAIGHTEN: Straighten that crooked photo

LESSON 32. CROPPING: Trim for size or composition

LESSON 33. PERSPECTIVE CROP: Fix keystoning while cropping

LESSON 34. WARP TOOL: Warp the shape of an image for effect or correction

LESSON 35. LENS CORRECTION: Use built in lens profiles to fix distortion and fisheye

LESSON 36. Fix Keystoning: Fix keystoning with Adaptive Wide Angle.

LESSON 37. UNSHARP MASK: The quick and basic way of sharpening in Photoshop

LESSON 38. SMART SHARPEN: A more advanced way of sharpening a photo

LESSON 39. HIGH PASS SHARPEN: Non destructive way of sharpening a photo

LESSON 40. NOISE REDUCTION: Reduce the noisy grain in a photo

LESSON 41. SHAKE REDUCTION: Remove camera shake

LESSON 42. PATCH TOOL: Cover and heal larger areas of your image

LESSON 43. REMOVE POWERLINES: Easily remove Powerlines

LESSON 44. CONTENT AWARE FILL: Remove distractions and fill holes with ease

LESSON 45. ADVANCED CONTENT AWARE FILL: Advanced Content Aware Fill options

LESSON 46. CLONE STAMP BASICS: Cloning and fixing your image with the most control  

LESSON 47. CONTENT AWARE MOVE: Move and object and plug the hole in a single click-drag

LESSON 48. CONTENT AWARE SCALE: Change the shape of a photo and extend the point of interest

LESSON 49. VANISHING POINT: Clone and paste perspective in an image

LESSON 50. SPOT HEALING: Easily remove spots and blemishes

LESSON 51. REMOVE REDEYE: Get rid of red eye on people and pets

LESSON 52. FREQUENCY SEPARATION: Advanced way for perfect “high end” skin

LESSON 53. BODY SCULPTING: Reduce fat and baggy clothing

LESSON 54. HEAVENLY GLOW: Make skin, or anything glow with this “glamor shots” look

LESSON 55. DEPTH BLUR: Change focus of an image with this amazing neural filter

LESSON 56. DODGE AND BURN: Painting shadow and highlights for depth and emphasis

LESSON 57. CREATE LIGHT: Paint warm, natural light into a dark scene

LESSON 58. IRIS BLUR: Create a very narrow focus area like a macro blur

LESSON 59. SPIN BLUR: Make things look like they are rotating

LESSON 60. TILT SHIFT: Make things look like little toys with tilt-shift

LESSON 61. PATH BLUR: Make objects look like they are moving in interesting ways 


LESSON 62. Layer Basics: How layers work for beginners

LESSON 63. COLOR SPACES: How to stop colors changing when combining images

LESSON 64. LAYER MASKS: How Layer Masks work

LESSON 65.  LAYER MASKS 2: Compositing images and blending with Layer Masks

LESSON 66. SMART OBJECTS: A powerful way of working non-destructively

LESSON 67. OBJECT SELECTION: Easily select things in photos and new Object finder

LESSON 68. SELECT FOCUS AREA: Cut out blurry areas

LESSON 69. CUT OUT PERSON: Remove a person (or anything) from their background 

LESSON 70. MATCH COLOR: Make all layers match, when combing images

LESSON 71. MASKING DIFFICULT IMAGES: Cut out difficult images

LESSON 72: BACKGROUND BLUR: Creating a shallow depth of field bokeh blur

LESSON 73. SKY REPLACEMENT: Change out the sky with Photoshop’s built in skies, or use your own

LESSON 74. PERSPECTIVE WARP: Match angles and perspective between layers

LESSON 75. FOCUS STACKING: Combing images with shallow depth of field for a sharp image

LESSON 76. SEAMLESS PANORAMA: Combine photos for a sweeping panorama

LESSON 77. PANORAMA in ACR: Stitch photos in Camera RAW for Panorama

LESSON 78. HDR ACR: High Dynamic Range technique using Camera RAW

LESSON 79. HDR: Make a High Dynamic Range Image with lots of detail

LESSON 80. HDR PANORAMA: Combine a panorama and HDR for the ultimate landscape image

LESSON 81. WHAT NEXT? Suggestions for further learning

And tons of useful power tips sprinkled throughout!

Includes all the images used in lessons, actions, PDF table of contents and cheat sheet. 

You will be thrilled, or 100% money back


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19 reviews for Photoshop 2022 for Digital Photographers | Photoshop Secrets

  1. Traci_B (verified owner)

    Colin Smith is the best of the best. I have just completed the first few lessons and have learned something new with each one….and I’ve been using Photoshop for 26 years. Well done, Colin.

  2. jbaker9618 (verified owner)

    I have used Photoshop semi-professionally for the last 20 years. I never felt like I was really had a solid understanding of the program. So, I purchased and used Colin’s Photoshop 2020 series. His teaching style definitely works for me. With all the changes in Photoshop 2022 there was no hesitation on my part to get Colin’s 2022 version. From what I have seen so far it meets the high standards of Colin’s other products I am satisfied and excited to learn more.

  3. Steve Baldwin (verified owner)

    I have bought several of Colin’s programs and have also benefited from the countless free information he offers many times. His style is simple, direct, and easy to understand. I also got his 2020 course, but felt the time was right for a refresher as well as learning the new features in Photoshop. I just wish I could commit all of his great info to memory, but the good news is I can always go back to the program and get a reminder of how to do what I want to do.

  4. Ken Neilson (verified owner)

    Excellent so far. Much of the parts of the course have been covered before, But it is good to go over it again. My memory is not as it used to be. The course now allows me to revisit if I experience a particular problem. Thanks

  5. Jeff Macklin (verified owner)

    I am new to Photoshop and initially discovered Colin’s teaching style through his videos and live-streams for Adobe Lightroom. They were super helpful!
    So, I purchased his new Photoshop 2022 for Digital Photographers. I really like the “bite-size” nature of these lessons. The logical indexing will allow me to easily pick & choose the lesson I want for the day … and easily find something to review, in the future.

  6. Rohinton Mehta (verified owner)

    I am well versed in photography and Photoshop, though my Photoshop skill is nowhere near that of Colin Smith. Colin is the Master! In the recent times, Adobe has introduced several new features and continues to do so. I was hoping that someone would come out with a book explaining all the new features and how they work. But I realise that by the time a technical book is completed, new features would come in, which cannot be included in the book. Hence creating videos is the better choice.
    Colin Smith’s ‘Photoshop 2022 for Digital Photographers’ is what exactly I was looking for. It contains 81 small tutorials on different topics explained in an easy-to-understand way. I have not yet gone through each and every topic since I like to see the video of my choice again and again and then try out what is explained. Since each topic has its own video, it is very easy to select the topic you are interested in and learn from.
    The videos are sharp (on my 27″ monitor) and the audio is clear (unlike a video I had purchased a few years ago, where the author seemed to have some problem with his vocal cord).
    I would have loved if each step was also written down at the end of each video, but I know I am now asking for the moon!
    Thank you Colin for your great effort in explaining everything so beautifully.

  7. Glenn Upton (verified owner)

    I have been taking advantage of Colin’s excellent free tutorials since 2020 when I discovered him at Adobe MAX. Colin has a real gift for explaining and teaching and demonstrating that he does so well without talking you to death. Anyway I felt it was about time to give something back and bought this course. No regrets whatsoever – it was well worth it. Highly recommended.

  8. Mike Connors (verified owner)

    Great to have this course updated for the latest PS features. I have seen most of it before but, apart from the guru himself, who can ever remember how to do all of what PS is capable of? I keep it as a reference and am glad that, on the few occasions when he slightly runs away with himself, I can wind back and catch the (sometimes crucial) bit that I missed.
    Great stuff!

  9. Dale Davis, M.D. (verified owner)

    I am giving this one a 5 star rating for sure. I’ve been a follower and student of Colin Smith for many, many years. Of all of the videos and tutorials out there, Colin is the easiest to follow and understand. The format of this issue is easy to install, and to use, and the table of contents allows me to go to the issue I need rapidly. I can play and replay, pause, repeat, etc. This is money well spent for me.

  10. TMB

    First time I have purchased anything from Colin. Glad I did! I have spent the past few days hiding from my family and learning more about Photoshop than I ever thought possible. In the past, I used PS warily and rarely, not really understanding how to navigate through it save for a few simple actions. Now, I am working on photos on one screen while watching Colin’s videos on another. The good news is it works. The bad news is I have lots of older photos to re-edit.

  11. Frank Everitt (verified owner)

    What a great package of tutorials. I use them as a great reference on a “how to do” basis. Just unpacked the tutorials and now they are all available for searching. Great teaching skills and the presentation is out of this world. If you don’t have this package of tutorials, you’re missing out. Absolutely worth the price….

  12. Janice Bradford (verified owner)

    This is a good investment in terms of both money and my time The demonstrations of “how” and explanations of “why” are better than any other tutorials I’ve watched. And the organization is so helpful… when I need to review a particular Photoshop method I can easily find it again. Thanks so much Colin!

  13. William Blythe (verified owner)

    This is the second package of Colin’s flagship Ps tutorials that I have purchased and I have been pleased with both. I started out as a complete Ps novice in Jan 2021 and after 3-4 months of frustration I discovered Colin’s Ps 2020 course, bought it and am glad I did. With all the new features that Adobe is ] pouring into Ps I was glad when his Ps 2022 updated course was offered and I bit. No regrets. Colin’s relaxed teaching style and the “real world” nature of his course makes it a bargain in my opinion. With Colon’s help I’ll be able to lose my Ps “training wheels” one of these days (maybe). Also Colin’s weekly Tuesday tips and Live from Lockdown (LfL) presentation are great as well and fun. Thanks Colin!

  14. Wendy McAtamney (verified owner)

    Those who have reviewed Colin’s latest tutorials have got it right. I’m very much an amateur but do so enjoy working with photos. It is so good to have tutorials that are easy enough for old amateurs like me to take in and put to good use.

  15. Jos (verified owner)

    As always well structured. Clear descriptions. Simplified as much as possible. In one word ” awesome”

  16. Minas Keukazian (verified owner)

    It’s a great course. If you what to learn Photoshop don’t look any place this is the best ,well structured.Highly recommended.Thank you Colin. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

  17. Allen Brenneman (verified owner)

    I recently purchase Photoshop 2022 and am very excited to learn PS better. I like the number of short video tutorials in the course that speaks to one specific area. It is easy to review a specific area instead of searching for a technique in a long video tutorial that I had purchased in the past. The other thing I really like is the focus Colin gives in his tutorials and no irrelevant chit-chat I have found in some teachers.

  18. Dave Buckheister (verified owner)

    I’m a long term Lightroom user, have always been somewhat intimidated by Photoshop. Decided to take the plunge in February of 2021. Learned mainly by googling, how do you do this? Colin’s tutorials always were the most helpful and beneficial and the majority of what I’ve learned has been because of Colin. This course is perfect !!! Thank you Colin. 5 stars, well done!!!

  19. Dennis Pegram (verified owner)

    And I thought that I knew Photoshop having given many talks to beginners and advanced at my camera club. Well having got stuck into Photoshop 2022 for Digital Photographers Photoshop Secrets, I can say I’m not surprised. Colin’s dulcet tones, (Scottish/NZ/US?), are leading me into areas of such creativity. Clear and concise tutorials explain how to use the exciting tools of Photoshop plus also reveal the many hidden gismos. My only request at this stage is with such a wealth of knowledge, can Colin also recommend how to improve one’s memory ability so as to absorb such facts. Thank you.

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