Many winters have passed since Santa hasn’t brought any tutorials with his sleigh. Don’t worry, he’s here now. What? It’s what? Summer? For real? … Anyhow, an excellent collection of 30 Photoshop tutorials is here, with or without Santa.
Create a Glossy Volt Icon in Photoshop
This is an inspiration from the Bolt movie poster. In this tutorial you will create a glossy thunder logo using a few layers and some white shapes that will make the thunder more interesting and glossy.
Create a Stylish Two-Tone Photo Montage in Photoshop
Learn how to combine several photos to create a stylish two-tone composition.
How to Create a Sleek and Textured Web Layout in Photoshop
In this Photoshop web design tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a full web page layout that combines the sleek and textured look-and-feel using a combination of beginning to intermediate Adobe Photoshop techniques.
Professional Tips for Improving Photoshop’s Performance
In this tutorial, we’ll take a look at the Photoshop Preferences to increase our Performance. With more and more features and important improvements, Photoshop gets more effective than ever. On the other hand, depending on the Photoshop version, features for working with 3D imagery, motion-based content, and advanced image analysis, greatly increase the requirements of both Graphics and Hardware.
There’s nothing worse than being detained from your workflow because of performance deficit. That’s why you should check out this tutorial to work more efficiently without wasting your time and improve your workflow and designs!
Creating Different Elemental Effects Photoshop tutorial
How to Make a Stylish Glowing Box in Photoshop
In this Adobe Photoshop graphic design tutorial, we are going to create a magical glow effect coming from a box in Photoshop. This is a pretty simple effect that looks great and can easily be adapted for use in other ways.
Create a Vector Mascot with Pen Tool
These are the available Pen tools in Photoshop:
The Pen: This is what you use to draw paths and shapes of all kinds precisely.
The Freeform Pen: This freehand style is usually used when you are confident in what you’re going to draw and do not want to bother with anchors. However, it’s not not commonly used as it is hard to draw perfect shapes with a mouse.
Add Anchor Point: Used to add a new anchor point.
Delete Anchor Point: Used to delete an anchor point.
Convert Point: Click on an anchor point in this mode to turn it into a Corner Point, or hold down your mouse and drag on an anchor point to turn it into a Smooth/Rounded Point.
Dance Photo Manipulation Part 1
I wanted to write a tutorial showing how to reproduce some of the really common elements, regularly found in graphic design these days, almost cliche elements. In doing so you’ll produce a stunning piece of art. This will be a two part tutorial and part two will be up within the next few weeks. This is a useful tutorial for users of all levels.
Design a futuristic abstract poster in Photoshop
This time we will learn how to create a futuristic abstract poster design using layer styles, shapes and “space” effects. The inspiration derives from a work of Edmar Cisneros. I was attracted by the ornamental squares of the background and…yes I love geometrical elements in grafic design. So lets create this nice effect :
Create a Clean Modern Website Design in Photoshop
Build a complete website design mockup for a fictional design studio, starting with the creation of the initial layout then moving on to designing the individual page elements. The result is a modern, crisp and clean webpage layout ready for coding.
The “Perfect” Eye Photoshop tutorial
Dreamy Scene Photoshop tutorial
In this tutorial we are going to create a beautiful scene that works well with fairy stories. You can also use it in some posters which require dreamy effects as well
Fake 3D in Photoshop
This is one of those tutorials where we will use Photoshop not because it is the ideal tool, but as a demonstration of Photoshop’s power and versatility.
This tutorial was inspired by a request to know how to replicate a certain imagery style using only Photoshop. These referenced images were produced using 3D software, such as 3ds Max, which are built for producing such scenes. Trying to reproduce this effect using just Photoshop (not even with the help of Illustrator and its useful line-drawing and 3D effects tools) is a wonderful way to get to grips with many of Photoshop’s functions. This kind of layered concept looks very cool when combined with natural textures and glossy Web 2.0 stylings, plus Web Designer adopted it for the cover of issue 145. What’s more, faking three-dimensional objects in Photoshop has a lot of uses in design other than being a demonstration of its abilities. Apart from the fact that it negates the need to either purchase or learn 3D software, it can often allow results to be produced far more quickly.
Create a 3D Text Scene Using Photoshop
In this tutorial we’ll create a realistic 3D text scene using Photoshop with a little help from Illustrator for the 3D text.
You need to have medium to advanced knowledge of Photoshop in order to complete this tutorial.
How to create a stylish mad lady in Photoshop
Today we will learn how to create a cool dark-style background to emphasize a model. We will use watercolor brushes, filters, the pen tool and a bit of illustrator.
Motivation behind the design: I was searching for inspiration surfing the behance network, when I discovered the amazing works of Roma Skripchenko. My attention was attracted in particular by the background of many works, full of abstract and geometrical elements, that grab the attention to the model with contrasting colors.
Create an Ancient Typography with Dry Soil Texture and Floral Brushset in Photoshop
In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create this cool, ancient-style typography using dry soil texture and floral brushset in Photoshop. I will also share with you the technique I learnt for creating some really cool light strips for your image.
Along the way, we will be using a lot of layer blending technqiues, musking, image adjustment tools and adjustment layers, plus the gradient tool and blur tool. This is an intermediate tutorial so beginners may find it a bit tricky.
Create a Magical Golden Winged Boot
Create a magical flying boot using a combination of photo manipulation and awesome light effects.
How to Create a Planet Icon Set in Photoshop
In this tutorial you will learn an easy method for creating very cool looking planet icons by using free textures and some simple lighting and shading techniques. Before we get started, lets download some free textures. The Nebulae Grunge texture set from Caleb Kimbrough of Lost and Taken is perfect for what we are trying to accomplish.
Create Smoke Text in Photoshop
A big thing that you see in graphic design at the moment is the use of smoke stphotography, these photos look really good but look a lot better when you mess about with them in Photoshop. Here we’ll be mixing type and a smoke image to create a really nice abstract wallpaper. This is just a quick tutorial but hopefully you’ll learn some new techniques so give it a go.
How to Create a Richly Ornate Typographic Illustration
When looking for top quality content, you’re usually forced to pay for your resources. They’re generally better and easier to work with, and offer a wider range of use. Sometimes though, you can find the same level of quality at zero cost, and it’s exactly what we’re going to do today. We’re going to create a detailed illustration with free gifts and self made goodies.