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30 Awesome Adobe Photoshop Tutorials

If you want to learn how to use the power of Adobe Photoshop or just to have some fun, these 30 superb tutorials are what you need. Starting from designing funny text and all the way to complex photo manipulation all these Photoshop examples will definitely get your attention.

How to create Abstract Starfield Background in Photoshop CS5

In this tutorial you will learn how to mix different shapes, brushes and blending modes in Photoshop CS5 to create awesome space scene. Layered PSD file included. Let’s get started!

Easy iOS Style Wallpaper in Photoshop

In this tutorial, the author will show you how to create the linen texture effect in Photoshop and also the metal/glass effect we see in the Apple logo in the iOS.

Use lighting effects to make a beautiful artwork in Photoshop CS5

You will learn how to create a variety of light effects in Photoshop CS5 that can be applied to photography or illustration. Layered PSD file included. Let’s get started!

Samsung Galaxy Tab PSD

Using this tutorial you will learn how to create a Galaxy Tab.

Create a world in a bottle

You will realize it using a variety of blending mode tricks, photo filters and other useful Photoshop techniques. At the end of this process we will have a beautiful photo manipulation, realized in a short  time and a very easily way.

Create an Amazing Surreal Giant Turtle Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

In this tutorial we will learn how to create an amazing surreal giant turtle photo manipulation in Photoshop. We will learn how to adjust lighting and colours to create this surrealistic turtle.

Create a Fictional Arctic Snow Frog in Photoshop

Photoshop is a great tool to create scenarios that can’t or don’t exist in real life. In today’s tutorial, we will combine several stock images and effects to create a fictional arctic snow frog in Photoshop. As you can see, some of his unfortunate friends are frozen into the ice behind him and his meal is frozen just out of reach. Let’s get started!

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.

Create an Awesome Photo Strip

This is a Photoshop tutorial on how to create a beautiful photo film strip, as seen in Apple’s iLife package design (’06 version) and DigitalMash website.

Old to Young Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn how to create an interesting old-to-young effect.

Create a Shampoo Advertisement in Photoshop

You will learn how to create a fresh-looking shampoo bottle within the context of an advertisement.

Create an Vintage Badge in Illustrator and Photoshop

Using this tutorial you will be able to create funny vintage badges.

Create a Modern 3D Text Effect

In this Photoshop tutorial we’re going to step outside my usual Photoshop Only philosophy and use the 3D rendering power of Adobe Illustrator to create a cool little 3D text effect. Don’t worry noobs, you don’t need to know anything about Illustrator.

Create a Fallen, Rain-Soaked, Angel Composition

You will learn how to create a lonely, fallen, rain-soaked, angel composition in Photoshop using photo manipulation techniques. Let’s get started!

How to Create a Flaming Manipulation in Photoshop

Learn how to create this photo manipulation of a flying man similar to Iron Man. This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to apply cinematic lighting effects and manipulate fire to create this composite.

How to create a cool and stylish Green Planet

In this tutorial you will learn how to create an interesting planet manipulation.

Create an Explosive Flaming Poker Card in Photoshop

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

Design a Textured “Coming Soon” Web Page in Photoshop

This web design tutorial will show you how to make a simple “coming soon” web page that has a nice background texture and a slick web form that you can easily adapt into contact forms, newsletter signup pages, and more. You will witness several web design techniques such as creating textured backgrounds, creating light rays, making illustrative clouds, and more.

How to Create an Intense Movie Poster in Photoshop

In this tutorial  you will learn how to create a movie poster in Photoshop.

Undress a Giraffe in Photoshop

Have you ever wanted to know what a Giraffe looks like without its spots? If so, this tutorial is for you, you pervert! Today, we will demonstrate how to undress a giraffe by removing its spots. We will then show how to turn its spots into an outfit that will be draped over an ironing board. Pretty cool! Let’s get started!

Painting “The Nightmare” in Photoshop

Learn how Hatice Bayramoglu created this beautiful painting in Photoshop. She will show you her process from sketching to shading using her own technique.

How to Make Amazing Outer Space

This two part tutorial will teach you how to create a image of outer space. In this Part 1 (of two) you will create the galaxy and the nebula.

Create an Alien Invasion Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Creating a destruction scene is a very challenging part in any manipulation because it involves a lot of attention in details, perspective and proper use of images to achieve the best result. In this tutorial I will explain you how to create a destroying city manipulation by using some basic techniques like color correction, masking and brushes.

Creating a Cloudy Dream Scene in Photoshop

Sometimes real life can be boring so artists extend their imaginations and designs to extreme limits through dream scenes, fictional world, or surrealistic images. Today we’ll be creating a cloudy dream scene using Photoshop’s different tools and techniques.

Create a realistic folded paper text in Photoshop

Today we will learn how to realize a folded paper text effect from scratch in Photoshop. We will firstly create the background using a couple of patterns, then we will work on the type treatment with the help of the pen tool, layer masks and other useful techniques related to dodge,burn and the transform tool. This tutorial is very simple to follow, so I suggest to everyone to give a try.

Create a Vector Style Magazine Cover in Photoshop

This is a detailed and step by step tutorial for creating an Vector based cover page design in Photoshop. This tutorial demonstrates effective usage of Photoshop’s vector tools and techniques. PSD file included.

Create a Stylish Coffee Cup With Smart Objects

In this tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a realistic coffee cup with a customizable label using smart objects in Photoshop. Let’s get started!

Create an awesome broken plate typography effect

In this tutorial the author will explain how to realize funny letters that look like broken plates. you will start in Illustrator modifying the original font, then you will switch to Photoshop in order to play with textures and layer styles. Also you will deal with selection tools and simple methods to create 3d illusion always in Photoshop.

Create a Dark and Surreal Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Create this intense photo manipulation with Photoshop. This tutorial will show you how to manipulate stock photos and turn them into this dark and surreal scene. A PSD is included with this tutorial.

Create Stunning 3D Text in a Grungy Landscape

he more you can learn about blending images and different elements together in Photoshop, the more freedom you will have in creating whatever pops up in your imagination. In this Photoshop tutorial, we are going to go over different digital-image-editing techniques in order to create a beautiful grungy and grainy composition that has 3D text (that we will make in Illustrator) as its centerpiece.


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