30 Fresh Photoshop Tutorials In April And May

Welcome to another selection of fresh Photoshop tutorials! This time we have a lot of tutorials released in April and May 2011 but also a few older ones which I overlooked when searching the web.

It’s a small roundup with only 30 PS tutorials. It appears people don’t write as much Photoshop tutorials as before. Too bad, I might say cause there are some top notch designers who could give a hand to the newbies.

Create a Flowery Natural Peace and Harmony Composition

Create a Flowery Natural Peace and Harmony Composition Photoshop tutorial

Combining techniques such as texturing, custom brushing, stock images, 3D, lighting effects and typography can allow a true graphic design composition to come together. When combined with a conceptual style artwork, the results can be awesome.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to combine a nature peace and harmony feel with an urban and cosmic lighting style to create Flower Power, a digital artwork by Polish designer Wojciech Magierski. You’ll see how to start with base colors to establish the feel and mood of a piece, and then how to build it up using a variety of techniques.

Design a Dark Surreal Urban Scene with Space Brush in Photoshop

Design a Dark Surreal Urban Scene with Space Brush in Photoshop tutorial

In this tutorial,you will see the steps to Design a Dark Surreal Urban Scene with Space Brush in Photoshop. This is an intermediate tutorial so some steps can be tricky, but why not have a try.
Along the way, you will see a few simple photo manipulation skills that might be useful for your future design, including some lighting tricks and image adjustment techniques.

Create a Beautiful Under Water Scene in Photoshop CS5

Create a Beautiful Under Water Scene in Photoshop CS5 tutorial

Create a Modern Lab Theme Web Design in Photoshop

Create a Modern Lab Theme Web Design in Photoshop tutorial

In this web design tutorial I will show you how to create a web layout with a sleek and modern look using Adobe Photoshop. We will go from finding sources of inspiration to setting up the document in Photoshop and creating design elements that fit with the theme of the web layout. I will also give you some practical examples of how using smart objects in a web design project can improve your workflow and save you some time.

Create a Surreal Landscape Using Photo Manipulation

Create a Surreal Landscape Using Photo Manipulation Photoshop tutorial

In this tutorial I will give you some tips on how to make a surreal photo manipulation. The most challenging of doing manipulation is usually finding the right balance between your imported elements. Also the color of your elements and dynamic lightning are important things to make the scene more “believable” (not too realistic in this case).

Create Awesome Abstract Illustrations Using Stock Art From Visual Freaks

Create Awesome Abstract Illustrations Using Stock Art From Visual Freaks Photoshop tutorial

Some people might not realize how fun and easy it can be to create an awesome illustration with just a few pieces of stock art elements. In today’s tutorial we will demonstrate how to create an abstract illustration using a few pieces of stock art from Visual Freaks’ Organic CG Art Pack and just some basic knowledge of Photoshop.

Make an Eagle and Hand-Drawn Composition in Photoshop

Make an Eagle and Hand-Drawn Composition in Photoshop tutorial

In this Photoshop tutorial, we’re going create a dynamic and powerful design with an eagle as the centerpiece. We’ll use Photoshop to bring together our concept by combining various hand-drawn elements with stock photos.

Create an Aquarium Inside a Light Bulb with Photoshop

Create an Aquarium Inside a Light Bulb with Photoshop tutorial

Learn how to combine stock photos to create a saltwater aquarium inside a light bulb. This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to combine and warp images and apply easy color correction.

Design a Slick Modern Pricing Table UI in Photoshop

Design a Slick Modern Pricing Table UI in Photoshop tutorial

In this quick web design/user interface tutorial, I’m going to show you how to design a modern pricing table using Photoshop. Pricing tables can be frequently seen in subscription-based web apps (SaaS). We’ll be using various tools like the Horizontal Type Tool and Rounded Rectangle Tool to get the job done. I’ll show you how to create popular effects associated with current web design trends such as a modern web button.

Create PowerPoint Presentation Graphics in Photoshop

Create PowerPoint Presentation Graphics in Photoshop tutorial

So, you’re about to have a public speech and need to support it with good-looking presentation slides? Today we’re going to learn how to do this by designing a PowerPoint presentation in Photoshop. The purpose of a presentation is to present information in best possible way. Before you start with the design you need to know if your presentation is meant to entertain, inform, persuade or sell. In today’s tutorial I will show you how to design a PowerPoint presentation that needs to inform (of course) and show presenters creativity and diversity.

Create a Realistic Vintage Ticket Stub in Photoshop

Create a Realistic Vintage Ticket Stub in Photoshop tutorial

In this Photoshop graphic design tutorial, I will show you how to create a ticket stub for the imaginary Design Instruct Graphic Design World’s Fair, which was held in New York City in 1949. We will use fundamental Photoshop tools and techniques in the process of creating the ticket — brushes, using textures, the Burn Tool and the nifty Gradient Map adjustment layer, just to name a few.

Create A Detailed Solid Dark Layout In Photoshop

Create A Detailed Solid Dark Layout In Photoshop tutorial

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a Solid Dark Layout in Photoshop. A few techniques discussed in this tutorial include the use of proper spacing, typography, and colors.

How to create amazing colorful text effect in Photoshop CS5

How to create amazing colorful text effect in CS5 Photoshop tutorial

In the following Quick Tip tutorial you will learn how to mix different shapes, brushes and blending modes in Photoshop CS5 to create amazing colorful text effect. Layered PSD file included.

Creating a Nature Inspired Digital Piece in Photoshop

Creating a Nature Inspired Digital Piece in Photoshop tutorial

Nature is everything that was not created by man. Living things and life are in the context of philosophical or ideological way of thinking. But man acts as a part of nature and designers. Nature is set in relation to human existence. This tutorial will teach you how I created the digital piece “Man as a Nature Designer.” I will show you how easy it is to manipulate images into appearing real and unique.

Create a Green Planet, a Setting Sun, and a Space Ship in Photoshop

Create a Green Planet, a Setting Sun, and a Space Ship in Photoshop tutorial

Today’s tutorial is part of a 4-part series depicting the journey of the inhabitance of a dying world that must travel into the unknown to find a new world to call home. In this series, we will explore the cosmos from the perspective of this fictional civilization making their way through the universe and will demonstrate the techniques that you can use in Photoshop to depict your own cosmic scenery. In addition to written content, this tutorial also includes about 90 minutes of video instruction to help you along the way.

Create a Magic School Photo Manipulation

Create a Magic School Photo Manipulation Photoshop tutorial

In this tutorial we will be covering some very interesting topics on Matte Painting and Photo Manipulation such as planning a concept, pre-visualizing, and using images as references. This tutorial not only shows some techniques but also helps in improving logical thinking while creating a fantasy scene.

Create a Sweet Donut Icon in Photoshop from Scratch

Create a Sweet Donut Icon in Photoshop from Scratch tutorial

In this icon design tutorial we will learn how to make a sweet and tasty donut icon from an initial sketch. So let’s begin, and remember: don’t try to bite the screen!

Create Abstract Shining Text Effect with Groovy Font in Photoshop

Create Abstract Shining Text Effect with Groovy Font in Photoshop tutorial

In this tutorial, I will show you the methods I use to Create Abstract Shining Text Effect with Groovy Font in Photoshop. This is a beginner level tutorial with lots of tips and tricks about effective text manipulation.

Along the way, I will show you a number of methods I use to create nice abstract effect to make the overall design look cool, as well as the use of slice tool to create your own stripe brush.

How to create a dynamic nature poster in Photoshop

How to create a dynamic nature poster in Photoshop tutorial

Create a Lost Fantasy Micro World with Powerful Photo Manipulation Techniques in Photoshop

Create a Lost Fantasy Micro World with Powerful Photo Manipulation Techniques in Photoshop tutorial

Today we will take a break from the ordinary stuff and go into a fantasy world. Learn how to build up your own micro society using many different pictures and some cool photo manipulation techniques.

Design a Retro Typography Poster in Photoshop

Design a Retro Typography Poster in Photoshop tutorial

In this tutorial you will learn to create a cool poster using Photoshop & Illustrator. This tutorial demonstrates some useful techniques combining Illustrator and Photoshop to get the job done.

Design a Dawn of War Style Concrete Text Effect in Photoshop

Design a Dawn of War Style Concrete Text Effect in Photoshop tutorial

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Design a Dawn of War Style Concrete Text Effect in Photoshop. I try to break this tutorial down into some fine details and hopefully will give beginners some ideas of how to apply textures to font, plus masking and image adjustments.

How To Draw a Vintage Polaroid Camera Icon

How To Draw a Vintage Polaroid Camera Icon Photoshop tutorial

In this tutorial, we will create a Polaroid camera icon. We will use lots of layer styles and draw manually with the brush tool to achieve a realistic appearance.

Design a Shattered, Scrappy Metal Text Effect in Photoshop

Design a Shattered, Scrappy Metal Text Effect in Photoshop tutorial

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Design a Shattered, Scrappy Metal Text Effect in Photoshop. You will learn how you utilise a range of selection and transformation techniques to manipulate textures in order to form a certain effect.

Learn How To Create Modern Dark WordPress Layout In Photoshop

Learn How To Create Modern Dark WordPress Layout In Photoshop tutorial

This time you will be learning how to create a simple dark WordPress style layout with really detailed step by step instructions and a lot easy to follow and understand screenshots, so I hope even for beginners it shouldn’t be hard to follow-up.

Create a Fantasy Out the Door Wallpaper in Photoshop

Create a Fantasy Out the Door Wallpaper in Photoshop

A long time ago I created a wallpaper called Fantasy Out the Door, I thought it could be nice for me to share the process to create it. You’ll learn how to use some stock images, photoshop brushes and blend them all together to create a nice wallpaper

Create an Explosive Flaming Poker Card in Photoshop

Create an Explosive Flaming Poker Card in Photoshop

In this post, we will teach you to create your own custom poker card from scratch by using the wide variety of shapes that come with Adobe Photoshop. You will also learn the technique to manipulate fire by using simple methods.

Create a Diana Mini LOMO Camera Icon in Photoshop

Create a Diana Mini LOMO Camera Icon in Photoshop tutorial

Learn how to create a LOMO camera icon with this detailed Photoshop tutorial. This tutorial covers many drawing techniques such as creating a leather texture, adding reflection to glass, shading, and more.

How to Create a Flaming Photo Manipulation

How to Create a Flaming Photo Manipulation Photoshop tutorial

In this tutorial, we’ll manipulate a picture so it looks like a woman burning in flames. The idea behind this manipulation was to create a nice looking illustration, only by using simple techniques and tools such as the Brush tool and Warp command.

 
 
 
 
 

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