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30 Very Useful Photoshop Tutorials for Every Type of Designer

Photoshop is an amazing tool that revolutionized the design, photo and fashion industry. It is a complex set of tools, just as a swizz knife but if you don’t know how to master it, you can use Microsoft Paint instead. The best part is its popularity, so that’s one of the main reason the Internet is full of Photoshop tutorials that can help you learn things very quickly.

In this article you can see a collection of 30 very useful Photoshop tutorials that cover a lot of things and which are a great addition for every type of designer.

How To Create a Blog Theme Concept in Photoshop

In the next few tutorials posts we’re going to go through the process of building a WordPress theme, starting today with the initial design concept in Photoshop. Follow this step by step walk-through of the creation of the design concept for my Ticket Stub theme, which is based on a movie review type blog. We’ll create a full page design ready for coding up into a fully working website.

How To Create A Mobile App’s Style Layout

Mobile Apps are becoming ever increasingly popular so in today’s tutorial I’ll be walking you through creating your very own mobile apps style layout from scratch using adobe photoshop.

Design a Sleek Calculator Icon in Photoshop

Learn how to create a cool & sleek Calculator Icon in Photoshop.

Create a Living Museum in Photoshop CS4

With the help of this article you can learn how to create an awesome illustration with a live museum.

Dark Knight Rises Poster in Photoshop

In this tutorial the author will show you how to create the Dark Knight Rises poster in Photoshop. Be ready, it might take you a few hours, but the result is really nice and you will be able to apply this technique in other future projects.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop


In this tutorial the author will show you how to create a detailed vintage TV from scratch using Photoshop’s vector editing capabilities. The detailed step by step guide will help you to understand the process of its creation.

Create a Panoramic Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

In this two-part tutorial, you will learn how to create a panoramic post-apocalyptic photo manipulation in Photoshop. In part 1 you’ll learn how to shoot the needed photos, how to make batch adjustments in Camera Raw, automatic alignment and merging, and then how to correct the perspective.

Delicious Chocolate Bar Text Effect in Photoshop

his tutorial explains how to create a simple pattern, then how to use it along with a couple of layer styles to make a chocolate bar like text effect. It then explains how to modify a simple brush to add a nice filling to the text, and finally, adding some adjustment layers to complete the effect.

Create Creepy, Branch Based Typography

Learn to create an outstanding typographic effect out of branches and tree photos. Really wonderful results from the folks over at PSDFAN.

Visit a Galaxy Far, Far Away In This New Photoshop Tutorial

Take a trip through the cosmos. Using a few nifty tricks in Photoshop, you can get as close as possible to a spiral galaxy without having to travel several light years.

Make a Retro Space Themed Poster in Photoshop

In this step-by-step Photoshop tutorial, the author will show you how to create a striking vintage-style poster design inspired by Yuri’s journey into space.

Learn to Create Effect of Rapid Movement on Photoshop

In this tutorial learn how you can create the effect of object rapid movement using as an example a fast moving car.

Make a Dark Statue with 3D Tentacles Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial you will create a dark statue photomanipulation using Photoshop and Cinema 4D. The author will show you how to turn a photo of a woman into a statue, how to create tentacles in Cinema 4D and add them to the photomanipulation and many other techniques for adjusting the lights, the textures and the colors of the final image.

Create a Stunning Space Image using Textures

Read on to find out how you can fuse a number of techniques to create this beautiful image.

Create a Black Swan Inspired Movie Poster

In this tutorial, you’ll look at how to create a Black Swan inspired movie poster.  You’ll see how to manipulate some stock images into a seamless design, add in elements for depth of field, and finish it all off.

Learn To Create A Ribbon Style Header

In this quick and easy tutorial the author will be showing you how easy it is to create a simple ribbon style header which can be used in a number of ways for your websites.

Superimpose a Car onto Another Image in Photoshop

Read this Photoshop tutorial to learn you how to combine and blend different objects to create your perfect photo composition.

How to Create an Amazing Futuristic Matte Painting in Photoshop

This tutorial shows how to develop a futuristic fantasy theme out of a plain background using photo manipulation, photo montage techniques coupled with some painting inside Photoshop.

Create a Grungy Style Text Effect Inspired by “Infamous 2″ Game in Photoshop

In this tutorial, the will show you the steps I took to Create a Grungy Style Text Effect Inspired by “Infamous 2″ Game in Photoshop.  This is a beginner level tutorial and steps are quite easy to follow, have a try!

Design a Cartoon Shop Front Layout in Photoshop

Read this tutorial and learn how to design a cartoon shop front window layout in Photoshop.

Create a 3D Open or Filled Wooden Box in Photoshop

Read this tutorial and learn how to create a 3D open or filled wooden box in Photoshop.

Design a Professional Wildlife TV Show Poster

Learn how to design a colorful, professional poster for a fictional wildlife TV show. You’ll work with photo-blending, masking, and manipulation.

Create a Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

In this tutorial the author will lead you through the process of creating vintage coupon in Photoshop. We combine basic shapes, textures, filters and stock images to achieve the final design. Read on to see how to make this vintage coupon from scratch.

Create a Minimal WordPress Theme in Photoshop

In this tutorial we are going to create a minimal WordPress theme in Photoshop. Don’t worry if you are new with using Photoshop, any skill level will do. I’ll try my best for you to follow this tutorial from start to finish. Also, you will learn how to create simple patterns to add more texture to our WordPress theme.

Create Vintage and Grungy Digital Art Work in Photoshop

he design process involves photo manipulation, creating patterns, mixing images, textures and blend modes to to create a vintage and grunge theme. Learn how a range of Photoshop techniques pull together the various elements to create the final design.

Design a Textured Button in Photoshop

The author will be showing you how to design a neat little textured button in Photoshop. This is a basic level tutorial that will help you learn more about layer styles, texture and pattern overlays, and gradients. If you find this walk-through useful and would like to see more like this please leave me a comment. Enjoy!

Design a Professional Laptop Advert

Read this tutorial that will teach you how to manually create your own vanishing points, and how to use these techniques to create an awesome “screen explosion” effect.

Learn To Create A Clean Portfolio Layout

In this detailed tutorial the author will be walking you through the process of create a clean style portfolio layout. Don’t forget the FREE PSD file is available to download at the bottom of the page.

Design a Simple Textured Typographic Poster in Photoshop

Read this Photoshop tutorial that will demonstrate how to design a simple, textured and clean typographic poster.





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