Carefully Picked PS Tuts From The First Three Months Of 2011

In the first three months of 2011 have appeared some interesting Photoshop tutorials, not as many as usual but still top quality ones. Now, don’t waste your time and start working on these PS tuts and don’t focus on only one type of designs, try to develop techniques that would help you on various design projects in the future.

Honey leaking effect on the delicious pancake

Honey leaking effect on the delicious pancake

Create an Ice Cream Type Treatment in Photoshop

Create an Ice Cream Type Treatment in Photoshop

It’s funny to see how simple objects can inspire creative type treatments. In the past I’ve played with plates, paper and wood. Today I will show you how to realize an awesome text effect using ice cream! The process is simple enough for any level Photoshop lover. We will be dealing with illustration techniques, and will explore the power of layer styles applied to custom brushes

Painting figures with liquid

 Painting figures with liquid

In this photo manipulation tutorial, Jennifer Cirpici explains how to create a figure that appears made from water, working from a stock photograph.

Water is a difficult element to blend, but Jennifer’s tutorial proves it’s not as hard as it looks. She shows you how to achieve a stunning end result with many basic blending tricks, including painting lighting and shadow, and setting up a focal point with a gradient. She also shows you how to make a ‘rain brush’, handy to paint with if you don’t have stock images of water.

Draw a Roll of Camera Film in Photoshop

Draw a Roll of Camera Film in Photoshop

Icon design can be a lot of fun. In this tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a roll of camera film using Photoshop.

Banana style text effect

Banana style text effect

Create Bring Me To Life Photo Manipulation Scene

Create Bring Me To Life Photo Manipulation Scene

In this tutorial you will learn different photomanipulation techniques such as how to implement stock photos in your picture, how to combine them together to create a surreal image and how to use the 3D tool of Photoshop to give your piece a better look.

How to Create an Inspiring Light Bulb Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

How to Create an Inspiring Light Bulb Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

In this tutorial I’d like to show you an easy and quick way on how to blend glass and apply lighting effects and color adjustments to get the exact picture you want.

Design a Dawn of War Style Concrete Text Effect in Photoshop

Design a Dawn of War Style Concrete Text Effect in Photoshop

In this 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.

Create a Sleek and Clean MP3 Player Interface

Create a Sleek and Clean MP3 Player Interface

In this tutorial, we will design a sleek and clean MP3 player interface. The process involves a lot of manual drawing and lots of layer styles.

Design an effective Pricing Table in Photoshop

Design an effective Pricing Table in Photoshop

Many designers, webmasters and other people creating websites don’t see the importance of a well designed Pricing Table for their products.

Admit it, if you come across a service on the internet with a sleek web layout and sexy pricing tables you want to buy their service at least twice as fast compared to a boring pricing table that just is text and some lines.

So here we’re going to teach you how to create such table, with these techniques you’ll be able to create tons of your own combination and modifications.

Balance complex abstract images

Balance complex abstract images

The essence of abstract art is movement – of your hand, your eye and each element within the piece. In this tutorial, Rob Shields takes you through the necessary steps to create a balanced abstract image.

Create a Post-Apocalyptic Matte Painting

Create a Post-Apocalyptic Matte Painting

In the movies, we often see images of ruined landscapes or apocalyptic cities. What many of us don’t know however is that much of this imagery was produced not with complicated CG software but instead, using Photoshop. In today’s tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a post-apocalyptic matte painting of an old cathedral.

How to Create Typography Poster Enigma Using Photoshop

How to Create Typography Poster Enigma Using Photoshop

In this tutorial we will go through the process of making this typography poster called “Enigma” only using Adobe Photoshop. You will have a basic look into the 3D-Tool of Photoshop, how to texture and stylize your 3D Typography and how to make a shiny space background to create your own space-inspired text.

Milk monster and chocolate splash

Milk monster and chocolate splash

Create Surreal Human Face with Flame Hair and Disintegration Effect in Photoshop

Create Surreal Human Face with Flame Hair and Disintegration Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Create Surreal Human Face with Flame Hair and Disintegration Effect in Photoshop. Along the way, there will be some basic retouch skills applied, as well as applying textures and creating your own Photoshop brush from stock image.

Create a Download Folder Icon in Photoshop

Create a Download Folder Icon in Photoshop

Icons are an important part of most interactive and web design. While icons are small, they can often be challenging to create. In today’s tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a download folder icon using different shapes and reflections in Photoshop

Honey bubbles text effect

Honey bubbles text effect in Photoshop

Create an Explosive Flaming Poker Card in Photoshop

Create an Explosive Flaming Poker Card in Photoshop

In this tutorial I will show you how to create your own custom poker card from scratch by using the wide variety of shapes that come with Photoshop. I will also show you techniques on how to manipulate fire by using simple methods.

Create Awesome Black and White Abstract Text Effect in Photoshop

Create Awesome Black and White Abstract Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Create Awesome Black and White Abstract Text Effect in Photoshop. The main focus of this tutorial is the use of layer masking techniques, plus some interesting drawing skills.

How to Make a Textured 3D Spray Can

How to Make a Textured 3D Spray Can

In today’s tutorial we will demonstrate how to combine Illustrator and Photoshop to create a 3D, textured spray can. This tutorial requires some basic understanding of Illustrator and Photoshop as well as the pen tool.

Shiny glass yellow tomatoes with colorful liquid inside

Shiny glass yellow tomatoes with colorful liquid inside and splashing effect

Create a Lost Fantasy Micro World

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

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.

Create a Supernova and a Ringed Planet in Photoshop

Create a Supernova and a Ringed Planet in Photoshop

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 over an hour of video instruction to help you along the way.

Design a Dark, Super-Natural Magic Figure with Fire Element in Photoshop

Design a Dark, Super-Natural Magic Figure with Fire Element in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create this Dark, Super-Natural Magic Figure with Fire Element in Photoshop. We will be revising the techniques shown in recent tutorials, including masking, vexel hair, and basic retouch skills

Design a Surreal Photo Manipulation

Design a Surreal Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial I will teach you how to create a surreal image with a light color palette. Using some basic overpainting techniques combined with textured bushes, you’ll be able to make soft skin shapes and retouch stock photos of people to get an original looking illustration without the use of filters.

Create a Fallen, Rain-Soaked, Angel Composition in Photoshop

Create a Fallen, Rain-Soaked, Angel Composition in Photoshop

In today’s tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a lonely, fallen, rain-soaked, angel composition in Photoshop using photo manipulation techniques.

Create a Cool Liquid Text Effect with Feather Brush Decoration in Photoshop

Create a Cool Liquid Text Effect with Feather Brush Decoration in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create this Cool Liquid Text Effect with Feather Brush Decoration in Photoshop. This is an intermediate level tutorials and some steps can be a bit tricky, but why not have a try!

We will be heavily using the liquid filter (which in my opinion is one of the most versatile tools in Photoshop) in this tutorial. I won’t be going through each command of the liquify filter (there will be a basic tutorial here on PSD Vault very soon about this topic), however, I want you to have a go at it regardless and see how far you can go.

How to Create a Futuristic Sci-fi Warrior From a Stone Statue

How to Create a Futuristic Sci-fi Warrior From a Stone Statue

In this tutorial, we’re going to create an awesome science fiction warrior in the middle of an epic war scene! Drawing techniques were used for the warrior… Then pen tool for masking… and hard rounded brush for detailing.

Create a Red Giant Star in Photoshop

Create a Red Giant Star in Photoshop

When a star like our own reaches the end of its life, it begins to run out of hydrogen fuel in its core. Like a car running out of gas, it will begin to sputter, swelling to a size that could encompass every planet in our solar system out to Mars. When this happens, the sun will swallow the Earth and will spell certain doom for all life on our planet. 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.

Piece of the Artic Pie Chart Photo Manipulation

Piece of the Artic Pie Chart Photo Manipulation

I saw some beautiful 3D illustration of Madagascar that inspired me to create this illustration. In this tutorial, I’ll share my experience in recreating this illustration. This tutorial will utilize Photoshop 3D features, layer masking, and a lot of selections.

Making a Superhero Movie Teaser Poster

Making a Superhero Movie Teaser Poster

In this tutorial I will give you an example of how to create a movie teaser poster. It will show you how to draw a mask for your character using the pen tool , blend modes and textures.

Also, I will be talking about usage of color for your environment, how to make your images sharper and I will give some tips on how to add more detail to your work.

Create a Minion Character From the Despicable Me Movie

Create a Minion Character From the Despicable Me Movie

Let’s face it, those minion characters from Despicable Me were pretty darned cute. In today’s tutorial, we will use Photoshop and Illustrator to create a cute minion character.

How to Create Brochure Mockups in Photoshop

How to Create Brochure Mockups in Photoshop

If you are beginner when it comes to print out things you can forget the headache while preparing document to print and leave behind all that weird-vector-things. With this tutorial you will be able to create a print-ready tri-fold brochure in nothing but Photoshop. The techniques shown here could be applied to any other printing documents as well, like flyers, business cards etc.

Create an Ancient Egyptian Tomb in Photoshop

Create an Ancient Egyptian Tomb in Photoshop

Creating imaginary scenes from scratch can be a lot of fun. Today, we will create an ancient Egyptian scene using stock images, textures, and some basic knowledge of perspective.

Create an Rough Woody Text Effect with Wood Splinters Texture in Photoshop

Create an Rough Woody Text Effect with Wood Splinters Texture in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create this Rough Woody Text Effect Made of Wood Splinters in Photoshop. We will also use some ground textures and dirt brushes to achieve some special effect.

Create an Intricate Mythological Statue Photomanipulation Photoshop Tutorial

Create an Intricate Mythological Statue Photomanipulation Photoshop Tutorial

In this Photoshop photomanipulation tutorial, you’ll learn how to take a stock image of a person, turn them into a statue using various texture mapping methods, and then how to superimpose this statue into an incredible scene. You’ll see how to handle various stock images of various colors and lighting, as well as how to work with a variety of photomanipulation techniques.

Create a Conceptual Monochromatic Composition in Photoshop

Create a Conceptual Monochromatic Composition in Photoshop

Today we will create a conceptual monotone composition based on the idea of breaking our own boundaries. We will use stock photos, a bit of imagination and of course, Photoshop. The tutorial is well explained, with high quality step pictures.

Create an Amazing Abstract Heart Surreal Photoshop Tutorial

Create an Amazing Abstract Heart Surreal Photoshop Tutorial

In this surreal Photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn the entire workflow from start to finish of creating an incredible surreal abstract artwork. Starting with just a single photograph, you’ll learn how to apply adjustments to bring it into an easily workable color scheme, as well as then using the pen tool to create amazing surreal shapes. Then, you’ll learn how to finish it off with a few other effects and another stock photo, for an incredible surreal artwork.

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