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40 Fresh Adobe Photoshop Tutorials

Adobe Photoshop is the tool of choice for most Web and Graphic designers and this is why we always try to publish many articles with tutorials, plugins and effects. The collection of tutorials from this article contains illustration, retro designs, photo effects and manipulations, 3D Effects, and many more. It is always good to see and learn new techniques for graphic designers so feel free to check them out and enhance your Adobe Photoshop skills.

How to Create a Clean Typography Poster

Follow along with this tutorial to create a fresh, clean, typography-centered poster. We’ll start in Adobe Illustrator with some vector typography and gradient overlays to add visual interest. Then, we’ll export the design and finish it off in Photoshop with some texturing, shadows, and highlights.

Creating the Surreal Photo Illustration ‘Checkmate’

For this tutorial I will be showing you how to take a few simple elements and turn them into something dark and surreal. We will be covering different masking and blending techniques along with light and coloring effects. We will also be playing with some of the basic Photoshop Filters in order to create a balanced image with plenty of depth. If you are ready to get started then fire up Photoshop and let’s get going!

Creating Focus on a Photo

In this tutorial the author will show you how to create the focus on individual items on a photo. Usually, this effect can be done with a photo camera. But what if the focus needs to be done already on the finished photo?

Create an Explosive Flaming Poker Card in Photoshop

Into this post, we will teach you to create your own custom poker card from scratch by using the wide variety of shapes that come with Adobe Photoshop. You will also learn the technique to manupulate fire by using simple methods.

How to Create an Effective Coming Soon Page

Coming soon pages are generally very simply when compared to regular websites. However, they’re notoriously difficult to get right. The simplicity of the concept can actually overwhelm many designers, as they end up with a boring, lackluster design. We’ll look at how to design a simple, but effective coming soon page, and some of the theories to bear in mind.

Vintage Photo Effects Using Adobe Photoshop

In this detailed tutorial the author will show you how to turn back time and age your photographs/images by decades.

Learn To Create A Safe Illustration

In this tutorial the author be walking you through the process of creating a Safe Illustration.

Sleek Coming Soon Page Design

In this tutorial you will learnow to create a cool coming soon web page design. The designs features a dark feel with a cool count down timer.

Learn To Create A Sleek Shiny Mouse

In this tutorial the author will show you how to create a sleek shiny mouse from scratch using adobe photoshop CS5.


Design a Grunge Vintage Poster in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial the author will explain you how to easily create a vintage poster design. You will use some useful techniques related to patterns and visual organization with Photoshop guides. Also you will play with a texture to give an old look to the composition and will deal with adjustment layers for final touches.

Learn To Create Your Very Own 3D Maps

In this tutorial I’ll be walking you through the process of creating your very own custom 3D map.

How to create a Rainy Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we’re going to create a simple rainy image. The tools are in front of our eyes, and we just need to know how to use our creativity.

How to Create an Inspiring Light Bulb Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial the author 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.

Quick & Easy Candy Cane Text

In this tutorial the author will be walking you through the process of creating some nice snow covered candy cane text.

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

Speedometer Design From Scratch

In this detailed tutorial I’ll be walking you through the process of creating a speedometer from scratch, you’ll learn such things as text on a path, using the pen tool, working with shape layers and much much more.

Round Bottom Flask Filled With Photoshop Potion

In this tutorial the author will show you how to create a round bottom flask filled with potion from scratch using photoshop.

3D Simcards Illustration

In this illustration tutorial the author will be walking you through the process of creating a pair of 3D sim cards. You’ll be getting to grips with then pen tool, adding and subtracting shapes as well as deforming our paths to give our sim cards a 3D look.

Learn How To Create A Pair Of Robotic Eyes

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a pair of robotic eyes use just layer styles and layer styles along.

How To Create a Colorful Abstract Poster in Illustrator

Follow this step by step tutorial to create a colourful and vibrant abstract poster design.

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 the author is 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.

Create a Cosmic Typo Wallpaper in Photoshop and Illustrator

In this Tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a Cosmic Typo Wallpaper using some nice textures and layer styles also creating a custom typo in Illustrator.

How To Design a Custom YouTube Background

Have a YouTube channel? Want to customise it with your own background design? Follow this guide to find out how to create a cool theme for a gaming channel, then download the free template for use in your own projects.

How to Create a Delicious Green Apple Illustration

In this tutorial, the author will be showing you how to draw a shiny green apple. You’ll have a look at various painting techniques throughout this tutorial. It will be fun and you’ll learn something new.

Create an Ice Cream Type Treatment in Photoshop

The author will show you how to realize an awesome text effect using ice cream! The process is simple enough for any level Photoshop lover.

Beautiful Surreal Night Photo Manipulation

This intermediate and detailed tutorial will guide you through all of the steps to meticulously create a surreal night photo manipulation. The tutorial may seem long (it can be completed within 1-2 hrs), but it does describe each and every tiny detail meticulously.

Photoshop Tutorial: Create a dangerous Prototype Mosquito using a Microscope

In this tutorial the author will show you how to manipulate a microscope in to a Prototype mosquito.

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 Paint Brush in Photoshop

Creating still-life objects in Photoshop is often great practice for learning how to create other objects. In today’s tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a realistic-looking paint brush using layer styles, clipping masks, and the not-so-commonly-used blend if sliders.

Surreal Bubbles

In this tutorial you will be shown how to create this beautiful composition and also be shown the technique to create those fantastic surreal bubbles and the realistic reflections on the water.

Milk Monster and Chocolate Splash

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a funny milk monster.

Create a Packet of Potato Chips in Photoshop

Learn how to create  a mouth watering Packet of Potato Chips in Photoshop.

Making of the Rest

In this tutorial the author will guide you from the actual drawing and all the way to photoshop-ing it.

Create “Honey Leaking Effect on the Delicious Pancake”

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a delicious pancake in Photoshop.

“Minion” Character From the Despicable Me Movie

In this tutorial, you will use Photoshop and Illustrator to create the above cute minion character from the film Despicable Me.

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. Let’s get started!

Create a Realistic Blueprint Image From a 3D Object

In this tutorial, we’ll create a a quick mock-up of a 3D car blueprint. Then we’ll place it on an image of a drafting table. This time we’ll use a particular Photoshop 3D Render Mode to create this awesome effect.

Punch Through Image Effect In Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, we’ll learn how to create a popular “punch through image” effect, often seen in sports and movie advertising (and weekly store flyers announcing their “incredible knock out prices!”), as if a person or object has punched a hole right through the page or image.

‘Rupert the Owl’ Tutorial

In this walkthrough you will learn how to create an adorable owl by using fur and feather techniques in Photoshop.

Design An Album Cover

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a grunge style album cover using various textures and stock images.



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