45 Useful New Photoshop Tutorials For The PS Addicts

45 Useful New Photoshop Tutorials For The PS Addicts

The wait is over cause the massive hand picked Photoshop tutorials article is here. We didn’t have such a big article for some time and not only big, but also with quality articles. I’m really proud of what the authors of these PS tutorials have achieved to serve you these great and detailed lessons from which you could learn Photoshop.

Creating Cool Abstract Waves in Skateboard Jam

Creating Cool Abstract Waves in Skateboard Jam

Skateboard Jam is an artwork I created for my personal portfolio, JSK.SG (coming soon). I discovered an easy yet interesting way to make beautiful abstract waves and hope to share with you in this tutorial. We will touch on using common tools like Warp and various brush effects.

Create a 3D Industrial-style Download Icon in Photoshop

Create a 3D Industrial-style Download Icon in Photoshop

This tutorial teaches you how to create a unique 3D download folder icon with textures. Learn some useful techniques for creating more visually impressive 3D icons.

Create an Elegant Portfolio Web Design in Photoshop

Create an Elegant Portfolio Web Design in Photoshop tutorial

In this Photoshop web design tutorial, I would like to show you how to create a clean and elegant portfolio web layout that has numerous areas for common content types such as an area that displays a blog post excerpt, a nice image slider for featured works, social media information, and a thumbnail gallery. We will cover plenty of professional-grade web designing techniques in this Photoshop tutorial.

Create a Colorful Cake Illustration in Photoshop

Create a Colorful Cake Illustration in Photoshop tutorial

Photoshop is a very powerful illustration tool and today we will make a wonderful, tasty, and colorful cake without having to do the dishes afterwards. I had based this tutorial on the cake from my set of icons that I created earlier and which enjoys great popularity. This illustration was created using Photoshop shapes and a bit of painting.

How to create an apocalyptic panoramic scene using Photoshop CS5 – PART 1

How to create an apocalyptic panoramic scene using Photoshop tutorial
Part 2
Today I’ll show you all how to create a panorama using the algorithm of Photoshop CS5 and then for those who are advanced in photo manipulation I’ll show you how to create an apocalyptic scene with fireballs and smoke.

Surreal digital portraits

Surreal digital portraits Photoshop tutorial

Artists are pushing digital painting in innovative new directions inspired by a range of creative traditions. One artist who’s leading the charge is Ratinan Thaijareorn — aka Ise — a Thai painter whose art draws on fine art and fashion, as well as symbolism.

Create a Vampire Portrait in Photoshop

Create a Vampire Portrait in Photoshop tutorial

These days it seems like vampires are all the rage. In books, on television, and the big screen, vampires are everywhere. Thankfully, for us, vampires are not real and for those of us who are not actors or makeup artists, turning into a vampire isn’t possible unless you have some knowledge of Photoshop. In today’s tutorial we will demonstrate how to use Photoshop to turn a lovely portrait into a dark, intimidating vampire.

The Creation of Immerse in Universe Abstract Artwork in Photoshop

The Creation of Immerse in Universe Abstract Artwork in Photoshop tutorial

In this tutorial, I will show you the processes I used to create this really cool, “Immerse in Universe” Abstract Artwork in Photoshop.

How to Paint a Surreal Scene in Photoshop

How to Paint a Surreal Scene in Photoshop tutorial

Learn how to create this fantastic drawing by Hatice Bayramoglu. You will learn the process she uses to create drawings in Photoshop.

Create a Magical Floating Woman Scene in Photoshop

Create a Magical Floating Woman Scene in Photoshop tutorial

This Photoshop tutorial involves combining various photos and textures to come up with a colorful and surreal scene. This tutorial is geared towards intermediate and advanced Photoshop users who are already familiar with Photoshop. We will use things such as layer masks, a custom brush that we will make from scratch, image adjustments, and so on.

Create a Street Fighter Inspired Composition in Photoshop

Create a Street Fighter Inspired Composition in Photoshop tutorial

Creating light effects is often a pretty easy process. Giving those light effects life and making them resemble real-life objects can require a bit more skill, time, and patience. Today, we will demonstrate how to create a grungy, Street Fighter inspired composition that includes light, photo, and text effects

How to create a Black and White HDR inspirational poster

How to create a Black and White HDR inspirational poster Photoshop tutorial

I’m going to show you all how to make a cool HDR (High Dynamic Range) photo from your own RAW images and then turn it into a inspirational poster.

How to Create a 3D Book Icon in Photoshop

How to Create a 3D Book Icon in Photoshop tutorial

This design tutorial is meant to explain how to draw a 3D book icon from scratch with the help of Photoshop. We will use tools such as the Pen Tool, Polygonal Lasso Tool, and Gradient Tool, among other things. A strong proficiency in drawing shapes is needed in order to complete this tutorial.

Design a creative portfolio in Photoshop

Design a creative portfolio in Photoshop tutorial

We love share our passion for graphic and web design through our blog. The objective of our tutorials and articles is not just the explanation of practical techniques to realize nice illustrations or clean web layouts. We’ll be really proud if, after red the tutorial, you will be able to apply some of our advices in your future works.

Create a 3D Software Box in Photoshop Using Actions

Create a 3D Software Box in Photoshop Using Actions

Actions can be used to quickly automate repetitive tasks. In this tutorial, we will demonstrate how to create an action that will automatically create a 3D software box from a flat template.

Make a Divinely Dark Zen Composition in Photoshop

Make a Divinely Dark Zen Composition in Photoshop tutorial

In this Photoshop tutorial, we will photo manipulate different photos, textures and organic elements to produce a mysterious Zen-inspired composition. We will produce a dominantly monochromatic piece that we will then sprinkle with hints of color to bring our work into another level. We will explore the use of the Color Range command, image adjustments, warping and blurring to give a sense of motion and depth, and much more.

Creating a sexy mechanical pinup in Photoshop

Creating a sexy mechanical pinup in Photoshop tutorial

Photoshop is great tool for combining several images into a scene that can’t always be created in real life, like an android. In this tutorial I will teach you how to manipulate body parts, create depth from missing pieces and also how to integrate gears and engines to make an sexy mechanical pinup.

Create beautiful abstract mosaics

Create beautiful abstract mosaics Photoshop tutorial

Mosiacs generally make you think of the Roman villas you visited on school trips, or those pictures-within-pictures that appeared on every student’s bedroom wall after the craze for Magic Eye images died. They don’t automatically conjure visions of stylish artwork, but Fabio Sasso has found a way to create truly striking visuals with a very simple, swift process.

Easy Casino Style Sign in Photoshop

Easy Casino Style Sign in Photoshop tutorial

A few weeks ago while walking on the streets of NYC, I saw this big billboard of a movie called Burlesque. What really caught my attention was the effect applied in the text, sort of those old signage that casinos used to have. I loved that effect and thought it would be a good exercise trying to do that in Photoshop.

So in this tutorial I will show you how to create a very nice light effect using basic filters, layer style, blend modes and some stock photos. The whole process won’t take you more than 45 minutes and the level of this tutorial is in my opinion easy, but it require some attention to the details.

Create a Wallpaper for Blog Action Day

Create a Wallpaper for Blog Action Day Photoshop tutorial

Right now, almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water. That’s one in eight of us who are subject to preventable disease and even death because of something that many of us take for granted. Psdtuts has decided to help raise awareness of the issue by doing what we do best, publishing tutorials. Today’s tutorial will demonstrate how to create a wallpaper for Blog Action Day.

Army Squirrel Photo Manipulation

Army Squirrel Photo Manipulation Photoshop tutorial

Learn how to give a squirrel a helmet and grenade launcher in Photoshop. This tutorial will also introduce you to the puppet warp tool in Photoshop CS5.

Planet X Matte Painting in Photoshop

Planet X Matte Painting in Photoshop tutorial

In today’s feature film industry, productions are in constant need of digital set extensions or matte painting, the correct term for this type of work. If you don’t know exactly what it is, a matte painting is a painted representation of a landscape, set, or distant location that allows filmmakers to create the illusion of an environment that would otherwise be too expensive or impossible to build or visit.

Historically, matte painters and film technicians have used various techniques to combine a matte-painted image with live-action footage. At its best, depending on the skill levels of the artists and technicians, the effect is “seamless” and creates environments that would otherwise be impossible to film.

Create a Greek Sculpture Using Stock Photography and Photoshop

Create a Greek Sculpture Using Stock Photography and Photoshop tutorial

In today’s tutorial, we will demonstrate how to create a Greek sculpture using several stock images. We will then discuss how to add blood, cracks, and other elements to give it texture and depth.

Create a Superhero Movie Inspired Photo Manipulation

Create a Superhero Movie Inspired Photo Manipulation Photoshop tutorial

I’m going to show you some photo manipulation techniques for creating a movie inspired scene using Photoshop. We will create an exploding airplane and then we will merge our flying superhero, who I call “Super-Kid”, seamlessly into the scene. As what often happens in my tutorials, we will conclude our work by modifying color combinations and saturation with adjustment layers to create harmony among all the elements of the composition.

Playing with Displace Filter in Photoshop

Playing with Displace Filter in Photoshop tutorial

I have been playing a lot with the Displace filter in Photoshop and I still get impressed with how powerful it is. Even though I have written some tutorials using it, I decided to try to recreate a different effect that I saw in one of the images submitted for the Daily Inspiration. It was a brick wall deformed like it was made of cloth.

So in this tutorial, or a quick-tips I will show you how to create a curtain made of bricks or how to deform a brick wall as it was a curtain. To do that we wil use a few stock photos, layer adjustments and the Displace filter in Photoshop CS5. The technique is pretty simple and the tutorial won’t take you more than 30 minutes to go through it.

Use custom brushes in Photoshop to create energy and light effects

Use custom brushes in Photoshop to create energy and light effects

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create from scratch abstract light effects in Photoshop, how to turn them in a custom Photoshop brushes and finally how to use them to add lights and vividness to your images just with few clicks. You will learn some useful techniques related to brushes, and you will understand how they can make your (graphic design) life easier.

How to Simulate X-Ray Photography in Photoshop

How to Simulate X-Ray Photography in Photoshop tutorial

In today’s quick tip tutorial, I will show you how to simulate an x-ray image in Photoshop

Making a Color Wizard in Photoshop

Making a Color Wizard in Photoshop tutorial

This tutorial is maybe another proof that I’m a light and color effects freak, I like them very much. So, In this tutorial I’ll show you more light and layer styles effects. You don’t need any special brushes for this tutorial. Everything is done using a few stock images and a few techniques already used on my previous tutorials.

This is an advanced tutorial and you should know how to create a custom brush and how to apply layer styles. Other than that, it’s not a very complicated tutorial.
What I wanted to create was a sort of wizard that throws colored energy balls so I created some stock images and started to work.

Create a Modern and Sleek Blog Design in Photoshop

Create a Modern and Sleek Blog Design in Photoshop tutorial

This web design tutorial will show you the process of designing a sleek, modern, dark-themed blog layout. We will be creating the design of the front page of the blog. We will use basic web design techniques using familiar Photoshop tools such as the shape tools, guides, layer styles, and the Brush Tool. You are encouraged to explore and modify the examples to tailor the design to suit your needs.

Create a Mixed Media Composition Using Illustrator and Photoshop

Create a Mixed Media Composition Using Illustrator and Photoshop tutorial

Sometimes, by combining elements created in different programs into one piece, you can produce a result that cannot be achieved in either of them alone. In today’s tutorial, I will demonstrate how the flexibility of Photoshop can be combined with the boldness of Illustrator to create a fantastic mixed media piece.

Designed stylish embossed text with metallic glow

Designed stylish embossed text with metallic glow Photoshop tutorial

The creation of The Choice, a dramatic and fantasy photo-manipulation

The creation of The Choice, a dramatic and fantasy photo-manipulation Photoshop tutorial

Today I’m going to explain professional photo-manipulation techniques to create a surreal and dramatic scene in Photoshop. We will start building up a vivid background, then we will focus the work on the characters and the meaning of the composition. This tutorial is not so easy to follow for beginners, but I suggest also to them to give a look because there’s certainly something that can be learned and applied in the future projects.

Combine Stock Photography to Create a Sleepy Japanese Village in Photoshop

Combine Stock Photography to Create a Sleepy Japanese Village in Photoshop tutorial

We often talk about what an incredible tool Photoshop is to create imaginary scenes from stock photography. In today’s tutorial, we will create a sleepy Japanese village in Photoshop by combining several stock photos.

Create a Cardboard Box Icon in Photoshop

Create a Cardboard Box Icon in Photoshop tutorial

In this Photoshop tutorial, I will show you how to make a cardboard box that can be used for a number of purposes, such as for icons or for other design purposes. The procedure used to create the cardboard box is simple and easy to understand, using tools such as the Gradient Tool and the Polygonal Lasso Tool.

Fuzz/Furry Text Effect

Fuzz/Furry Text Effect Photoshop tutorial

In this tutorial, I will show you a how to create a fuzzy text effect using a simple technique and a custom brush. This tutorial is written for users who have a basic understanding of the tools and techniques in Photoshop.

Create this 2010 Typographic Wallpaper in Photoshop

Create this 2010 Typographic Wallpaper in Photoshop tutorial

In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to work with shapes, texture, and patterns to create this wallpaper. Part of this tutorial uses Adobe Illustrator but a download is included in case you don’t have Illustrator.

Create a Vibrant and Spicy Vodka Bottle Composition

Create a Vibrant and Spicy Vodka Bottle Composition Photoshop tutorial

For this design tutorial, I will show you how to use Illustrator and Photoshop together to design a colorful piece that can be used as an ad layout or desktop wallpaper. Our centerpiece will be a bottle of Absolut Vodka, but most of the work will be on developing a colorful and vibrant pattern that consists of pepper vector objects and retouching the bottle to make it look seamless with the background.

How to Create a Fantasy Banana Ship in Photoshop

How to Create a Fantasy Banana Ship in Photoshop tutorial

One of the best things about Photoshop is that it allows us to create some pretty amazing images from some of the most surprising objects. Today, we will create a fantasy flying ship from a photo of a banana.

Cool Text Effect with the Puppet Warp Tool in Photoshop CS5

Cool Text Effect with the Puppet Warp Tool in Photoshop CS5 tutorial

When Adobe started announcing some of the new features of the CS5 version of Photoshop they showed the Puppet Warp tool in which they played with an elephant’s trunk. I was really impressed with that tool but never used it that too much, because of that I decided to give it a try, especially after seeing a screen cast with Russell Brown in which he was showing how to manipulate a rope with the Puppet Warp Tool.

So in this tutorial I will show you how to create a text effect using a photo of a rope and the Puppet Warp tool. This tutorial will only work with the CS5 version and I believe it won’t take you too much time.

Digital matte painting

Digital matte painting Photoshop tutorial

A dark art or simply a craft to be mastered? Whatever your preconceptions, these tips from five world-class matte painters and 3D World should guide you towards the light…

Most matte paintings begin life as a verbal brief communicated by the film’s director: “A cold and bleak environment, not too alien in its feel” or “a historically accurate view of the Southampton Docks, circa 1912”. If the brief hasn’t already been visualised by the art department, the concept sketch becomes the digital matte painter’s first job. Vital as a development tool for exploring the composition of the final painting, and also as a method of communicating the look to the director, it’s only when the concept image has been signed off that work should begin on the actual matte painting.

Design a Skin-Textured Typography Scene in Photoshop

Design a Skin-Textured Typography Scene in Photoshop tutorial

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a 3D-looking textured text effect in Photoshop without the need for any 3D tools or applications. All we need to be able to create our text effect is a good idea of perspective so that we can modify light distribution with the help of color correction tools (Burn Tool and Dodge Tool). The techniques and concepts you’ll learn here can be used to apply any kind of texture (not just skin texture) to any text for simulating depth and lighting precision.

Inception Poster with Repousse in Photoshop CS5

Inception Poster with Repousse in Photoshop CS5 tutorial

So in this tutorial I will show you how to create the effect of one of the Inception posters, the one with the word Inception made of buildings on an aerial photo of a city. To create this effect we will use the new 3D tool in Photoshop CS 5 called Repousse and an aerial photo from Pixelcase

Photoshop Marvel: Transforming the Image of a Girl into a Milk Figure

Transforming the Image of a Girl into a Milk Figure Photoshop CS5 tutorial

Creating a milk figure can be a great idea for an innovative milk ad campaign. The given Photoshop tutorial would brief you about the techniques to transform any image into a milk figure. All that you need to make this milk image are some photo manipulation tools, like transformation tool, burn tool, layer mask, and few stock images.

 
 
 
 
 

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