A selection of the best 20 Adobe Photoshop tutorials for beginners or advanced designers. You’ll learn the techniques, the moves and you’ll make your work in style. Learn, learn, learn…
Make a Vintage Magazine Ad in Photoshop
Im a big fan of vintage magazine ads. Aside from the retro look they present, its interesting to me to see how far the design industry has come over the years. Aside from being a fan of vintage ads, Im also a big fan of old school pinup art. While I was researching vintage ads for this Photoshop tutorial, I came across a few Coppertne Sunscreen ads that were the perfect combination of pinup and vintage ad.
How to Create an Illustrative Web Design in Photoshop
In this web design tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a professional web design with an illustrated “vector” header in Photoshop. You’ll see many techniques here including how to draw using the Pen Tool and a excellent type treatment using layer styles.
Construct a Novel Victorian Theatre Setting
Learn how to combine multiple photo elements to create a novel victorian theatre.
Super Cool Watercolor Effect in 10 steps in Photoshop
Last year I wrote a Photoshop tutorial for PSDTUTS showing how to create a very nice design using watercolor brushes. It was inspired by the work of guys such as Bruno Fujii, Margot Mace, Raphaël of My Dead Pony and Stina Person. This time I will create another effect but it will be using Masks and Watercolor brushesl; it’s inspired by another great digital artist, the master Scott Hansen the mind behind ISO 50 and also some images from the Daily Inspiration.
Create a Fiery Face Explosion
Learn how to manipulate images of flame and smoke to create a glowing, intense facial explosion effect.
Create a Wooden Stack Dock Icon in Photoshop
On today’s tutorial i will be showing you how to create a wooden stack icon for your dock or any other programs using icons, we’ll use some wood textures and different filters to give a nice effect.
Photo Manipulation: Plant that Can Eat You
In this tutorial I will show you how to turn a seemingly nice little plant into a plant that could rip your hand off.
Make Perfect Selection for Human Object by Utilising Channel Mask Technique in Photoshop
In this tutorial, I will show you a rather useful technique I use in Photoshop to make perfect human selection, which requires the combination of channel mask and the quick selection tool available in Photoshop CS3.
Reader Tutorial: Create a Grungy Poster In Photoshop
In this very easy tutorial we will create a really cool skater poster in our favorite image editor program, Photoshop. My aim with this tutorial is to show you how to find and use awesome free stuff around the net. It’s an ideal tutorial for Photoshop newbies. We’ll use tons of layers, blending modes, textures and a lot of useful stuff.
Digitally paint portraits
One of the most important pieces of advice for painting a portrait is to draw what you see, rather than what you think you see.
It’s very easy as an artist to start drawing in details that you assume are there, altering the image without realizing it – however, this will leave you staring at a finished piece that bears no resemblance to your model, wondering why you can’t get a good likeness.
If you constantly analyze your reference throughout, you’ll have a much stronger piece at the end. Marcus J Ranum has given his permission for us to base this portrait on his photograph of Miss Mosh.
Landscape photo manipulation
In this tutorial,I`ll show you how to create your unique wallpapers using photo manipulation.
Using some images you’ll learn how to blend in different landscapes creating a surreal effect.
How to Create a Flying Land Illustration On Fire
This tutorial is a collaboration with a good friend of mine with Ciursa Ionut. This tutorial is about creating a fantasy illustration using some dragon images and a few cliffs for creating the land. We also add lava and fiery effects. So, let’s get fired-up for this one!
Advanced Tutorial: Creating ‘Broken Link’
Warning: This tutorial is NOT FOR BEGINNERS, it’s for people who know their way around Photoshop and are looking to further their design knowledge/skills. If you aren’t comfortable with radial gradients, overlay layers and clipping mask layers and have a good foundation level of artistic skill this tutorial probably isn’t for you. Oh, and you should definitely have a graphics tablet; it would be undiluted madness to try this with a mouse!
Handy Techniques for Cutting Out Hair in Photoshop
When trimming out images in Photoshop, human hair or animal fur always proves troublesome and can be tricky to achieve a realistic look. Here are two techniques I use on images with both plain backgrounds, and those with a varied background tones, each achieving pretty decent end results.
Creative Photoshop Animal King Photo Manipulation Tutorial
In this photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn how to mash up a series of photos in a highly creative poster based on a famous painting from the 1800’s. Let’s get started!
How to Make a Dark, Post-Apocalyptic City Illustration
In this tutorial, we’ll change a full of sunshine, ordinary photograph into a gloomy image of the world after destruction of mankind. Using simple tools, we’ll turn lively streets into abandoned ruins overgrown with weeds. A number of stock images and a few little tricks will let us optimize our work and make this job more interesting and spectacular. So let’s go!
Design a Horror Style Text Effect with Dirt and Splatter Texture in Photoshop
In this tutorial, I will show you the processes I used in creating this horror style text effect with Dirt and Splatter Texture in Photoshop. I’ve got the inspiration from the game “Prototype” title typography and decided to have a bit experiment with it myself.
Along the way, we will be using a lot of layer blending options, image adjustments, selection techniques, custom brushsets painting and filter effects. This is an intermediate level tutorial and beginners may find it a bit tricky to complete, but why not have a try
How To Create a Retro Apple Wallpaper in Photoshop
Follow these simple steps in Photoshop to create a homage to Apple, combining the retro striped Apple logo with a range of soft grungy textures to produce a detailed design with subtle touches of colour and tone.
Create Awesome Music Wallpaper
This tutorial will show you some techniques that can help you create cool wallpapers, advertisements, or many other graphics.
Create a Robotic Angel using Lineart and Textures
If you’re anything like me, some of the fondest memories you may have as a child are the times spent with building blocks. Those tiny locks of plastic or wood could be a fuselage on a jet airplane one day and a castle’s gateway the next – they were limitless. They allowed you to start from the ground up in creating anything your imagination allowed.
The process explained in this tutorial follows in the footsteps of the mighty building block, as it demonstrates how Photoshop lets you build complex images one piece at a time. While photomontage techniques are common these days, the montage process we’ll outline takes a different course. Instead of blending images to form a more abstract piece, we’ll start out with a tight idea first and then loosen things up as we go.
To achieve the look of our robotic angel, it will be necessary to handle and organise a large volume of layers, which may turn some people away. If you’re looking for a more time-sensitive demonstration, we encourage you to simplify the line drawing or skip the rendering of some of her bodily segments. Make no mistake, this tutorial will take quite awhile to do. But the end results and skill learned are worth it.