100+ Awesome Photoshop Effects Tutorials
You can find thousands of Photoshop Effects Tutorials around, but it’s really difficult to find the good collection of Tutorials. However, Photoshop Effects Tutorials teach you a useful effect, have a quality finished result and are well explained are harder to find, and with the large number of tutorial sites available, it can be hard to sort the quality.
In this selection we’re glad to present you various 100+ Cool Photoshop Effects Tutorials of All Time which might help you to get inspire and your designing likes a pro in no time. These tutorials are collected from niche tutorial sites around the web. So, if you think you’ve seen all there is to see from Photoshop, guess again and check out this post
There are plenty of ways to create a Watercolor Effect in Photoshop. Some are very cheesy and you can easily tell that a simple filter has been used. In this tutorial, we will be using Layer Masking. It is one of the most fascinating and powerful Photoshop method, to use layer masks in your designs.
This tutorial will show how we can create an impactful disco party poster. There are some new methods in making lighting burst and streak effects. We will also touch a little on using the settings in Brushes Panel, so let’s check it out!
This tutorial will show how to create a fantasy book scene. We will be using various advanced Photoshop techniques to make the composition as realistic as possible.
Following the series of effects with text, there were the Water, Clouds, Light, and also some time ago the Frilly Bits… Now I will show you how to create a nice effect I saw a few months ago on DeviantArt that is a text mixed with some milk splashes. We will use Photoshop and Illustrator for this tutorial.
In this tutorial I will show you how to create the disintegration effect using brushes and the blur filter. It’s really simple and you will be able to create nice designs using this sort of trendy style of effect.
It basically mixes some techniques from tutorials like Magic Lighting Effect, Amazing Photoshop light effect in 10 Steps, and the latest Create the MSNBC header effect.
The artworks from Avatar and the visual effects from the film were largely considered some of the highest quality and innovative artworks seen in film up until that point, perhaps rivaled only by Star Wars in terms of their ingenuity and use of new techniques for visual effects. The world of Pandora has inspired many artworks and imaginative interpretations
To create a realistic matte painting, or any artwork for that matter, it is important to understand the properties of light, atmospherics, color and perspective. Proper perspective and use of light can bring out the true scale and depth to any image, while using the wrong lighting or perspective can make the artwork feel pasted together, or make it seem as though it is a miniature model instead of a realistically scaled image.
Lighting effects can make or break any digital artwork. When done properly, lighting can add visual impact, draw the viewer’s eye, convey depth and emotion, and tie together all the elements of the piece for a quality finished result. However, achieving brilliant lighting is not always an easy task, particularly for newer digital artists. Perfecting contrast, color variation, sharpness and depth will help make your digital art more enticing.
In this photo manipulation tutorial, you will learn how to create a realistic composition of a painter using a room as his canvas. There’s a twist. It looks like the room is outdoors in a vibrant field! We will cover professional-level Photoshop tricks such as correcting the viewer’s perspective, adding accurate shadow and highlights, various blending techniques such as altering luminosity and shadows of the scene, adding textures and a vignette, and much more
Vector graphics design is one of the leading styles for print magazines and in titling of movies right now. In this tutorial, we are going to cover the entire body of a woman with stock vector art by employing some of the basic tools and blending options in Adobe Photoshop. We will also need Adobe Illustrator to open the vector files and to provide a source for importing the vectors into Photoshop.
Today we will have a photo edit tutorial and sure, it is simple and easy to follow as usual. I think you may see this in many music album CD cover and some artist poster or wallpaper.
Compositing with Photoshop is one part technique and two parts imagination. In the example below, I’ve created a dark and mysterious scene with a young girl paused in an eerily calm storm.
Here’s a great effect that will bring some energy to your subject. We’ll be wrapping this singer’s arm with a glowing beam of light, adding sparkles, and adjusting the colors to make it all seem magical.
In this tutorial, I thought I would show you a simple process of manipulating a image with lighting effects and incorporating brushes too. This tutorial will bid you a step by step guide on how to achieve the illustrated outcome.
Learn how to create this photo manipulation by Oliver Cereto. Some of the techniques you will learn in this Photoshop tutorial are how to give a person a cute doll-like face, how to extend backgrounds, and how to apply a moody photo effect.
Open the image you want to edit in photoshop. You can size it to whatever you’d like, even if it gets a little pixely, or has artifacts.
Applying texture to a flat surface, or flatly applying a texture across a whole image (as a means to age it or degrade it) is simple stuff. Realistically applying a texture to an uneven surface is much more hands-on (more so than simply overlaying a texture and changing the Blending mode).
In this tutorial I will show you how to use different blending modes to blend flying hairs easily and to make semi-transparent planet. I’ll also show you different techniques of adjustment to get the most realistic results in your photo manipulations!
We often talk about what an incredible tool Photoshop is to create imaginary scenes from stock photography. In today’s tutorial, we will create a sleepy Japanese village in Photoshop by combining several stock photos.
Today we will learn a number of techniques to help you add drama to a photo manipulation. We will to do this by learning how to combine two pictures to create a picturesque background, how to draw long hair manually using Photoshop brushes, as well as how to add some adjustment layers to add dramatic effects to the final image.
Photoshop CS5 includes several new features to help improve your workflow. In today’s tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a cosmic love goddess using some of Photoshop CS5′s new tools including the Refine Edge Feature which really helps to streamline the process of masking and removing objects from their background.
If you’re looking to create a really nice photo manipulation, often you will have to combine several photos and apply a few effects to get your desired look. In today’s tutorial I decided to combine a few photos that I took while I was traveling to create a devastating tornado consuming everything in its path.
In today’s tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a lonely, fallen, rain-soaked, angel composition in Photoshop using photo manipulation techniques.
In today’s tutorial, we will demonstrate how to create a Greek sculpture using several stock images. We will then discuss how to add blood, cracks, and other elements to give it texture and depth.
This is a tutorial illustrating perspective techniques and how you can achieve the feeling of depth and motion. We will be doing this in a few steps, such as placing the main character, creating the volume fading away and adding foreground and background images.
Creating light effects is often a pretty easy process. Giving those light effects life and making them resemble real-life objects can require a bit more skill, time, and patience. Today, we will demonstrate how to create a grungy, Street Fighter inspired composition that includes light, photo, and text effects.
In this tutorial, we will take you through the process of creating a fantasy scene, make water pour out of a painting, make some sort of a absorption effect and end up with a really nice looking color. The main idea behind this surreal illustration is that we are actually in a painting and the painting on the wall is the real world, the world where our vulture tries to escape.
Right now, almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water. That’s one in eight of us who are subject to preventable disease and even death because of something that many of us take for granted. Psdtuts has decided to help raise awareness of the issue by doing what we do best, publishing tutorials. Today’s tutorial will demonstrate how to create a wallpaper for Blog Action Day.
In this tutorial, we’ll manipulate a picture so it looks like a woman burning in flames. The idea behind this manipulation was to create a nice looking illustration, only by using simple techniques and tools such as the Brush tool and Warp command. I hope you enjoy the tutorial and try it with your own stock imagery.
In this tutorial, we will learn how to manipulate a simple photo into a flooding torrent of a scene. We’ll use some relatively simple techniques to give this image a semi-realistic, stylized feel.
With Photoshop, just about anything is possible. In today’s tutorial we will demonstrate how to give your yellow Lamborghini a quick paint job. Then, we will add some cool effects.
In this tutorial I will show you how I created a fantasy photo manipulation called “You Can Not Frost The Time” with using several Photoshop tools such as Color Range, different blending modes, and more.
The idea behind this work was to create a fantasy world. You will learn how to work with a few images and create a really interesting photo manipulation.
In this tutorial, we’ll go through all the steps of creating a flaming skull in Photoshop. We’ll be using some images we shot ourself of flames, and a stock Designious vector skull to get us started. This tutorial covers some relatively simple steps and some clever photo manipulation techniques.
As designers we are often asked to create fictitious landscapes for whatever project we are working on. Creating an image such as this usually takes a combination of careful image selection and knowledge of Photoshop’s tools and techniques. In today’s tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a nuclear disaster landscape using a dozen or stock photos.
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a post apocalyptic manipulation using adjustment layers, vector masks, and some special effects.
In this tutorial we will be learning how to create a severed arm with fleshy stumps and strings of sinew. This will be created by using some basic Brushes and Layer Masks.
In this tutorial, we’re going to create a photo manipulation using different techniques. We’ll be adjusting each layer and element to make a compact final image. We’ll be using multiple photos and a handful of effects to create this work.
In this tutorial, I will teach you how to easily create a successful piece of cityscape concept art. We’ll be using a very basic 3D scene as a foundation for the piece, then taking it into Photoshop for some creative photo manipulation of reference photos, basic painting and adjustments.
We’ll be creating a fantasy illustration in this tutorial, I’ll show you how to merge two images into one using layer Masks and reshape a picture using the Liquify Filter. We’ll take an image of a baby iguana and another of a bat, then combine the two to create a fantasy dragon.
This time I’ve got for you a photo manipulation tutorial. We’ll grab several photos and create this fantasy mock-up of an unreal creature. We’ll learn several non-destructive techniques, apply photo filters to adjust the lighting, and of course a little bit of the creative process involved on this piece.
There are a plethora of ways to treat a portrait for a myriad of uses, but that is for another feature. Let’s tackle adding drama or a cinematic quality to a regular, humdrum portrait. Let’s even throw in a little bit of faking HDR. That way if you work on a project that requires a stunning shot without the stunning photography, you’ll be able to cobble something together using your mad skillz!
In this tutorial, we’ll be creating a photo montage of a demon destroying a city using only stock photos and of course Photoshop. What are we waiting for?
Learn to apply the Warp Tool effectively and a few other tricks to make smoke look like a skull. This technique has a variety of outcomes and works well with water, clouds and a whole bunch of other stuff. This is probably more for intermediate users, as I guide you through the process well, but not every Warp Grid point handle move.
In this tutorial, we’ll take an in-depth look at restoring an old torn photograph. Restoring old family photos is something that you can do for your relatives and bring tears to their eyes, and yes this is a service you can offer to clients as well. Let’s take a look at a professional workflow for restoring old photographs to their former glory.
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!
In today’s tutorial we are going to turn a flawless blonde beauty into a sword-wielding survival huntress. To do this we are going to make her skin sweaty and dirty, her dress stained and torn, we’ll add blood stains to the sword, manipulate her hair, and create a post-apocalyptic background full of smoke and fire effects.
Today I’ll take you through the creative process of making intriguing light effects and applying them in your work. This is more a process description of making this illustration, than a detailed step by step how to. I’ll give you some good guidance on how to deal with an illustration like this and cover the overall workflow.
In this tutorial Nik Ainley walks us through the process of making a spectacular image. This tutorial focuses on the big picture steps taken to create this image. You’ll learn some incredible techniques in this tutorial, and get a view into how Nik creates beautiful photo-manipulation based images.
I’ll walk you through creating a spectacular space scene featuring two planets colliding.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to spice up a fairly dull and flat photograph. It’s very easy and fast!
One of the best sites around for desktops has to be Desktopography. I’ve been inspired by their amazing work, so today we are going to put together a sunset image mixing some vector shapes and dusky lighting effects to produce a slick image that would make a nice album cover for a chillout mix!
Read on to find out how to break apart a body, then add some awesome lighting and glow, and nopattern style, to finish the image off.
We all love Photoshop and its effects, but sometimes it’s great to get your hands dirty when creating elements for your graphics. Ink drops can add a creative and energetic element to your designs. This tutorial demonstrates techniques to creatively work ink drops into your compositions.
Photoshop brushes are tools often underestimated. Download the set, load it and click over your canvas: this is the typical use of them. Today I want to show you some powerful features of brushes. We will start with a musical note shape to create a custom brush and deal with some options like shape dynamics and scattering.
This tutorial shows how to montage human heads to a tree and to add in a dramatized effect. In a nutshell, it is done by applying various blend modes on the relevant layers, and simulating the tree texture using a simple combo of filters such as bas relief and zoom blur to achieve that extrusion effect.
Using a mixture of simple techniques, we are going to blend 2 different elements to a face. By adding minor details like Icicles and Melting Plastics, we are able to portray an extreme freezing effect on one side, and give a blazing hot effect to the other.
I like to create dynamic work that conveys a sense of velocity in its subjects, and the visual featured in this tutorial is a prime example of that style.
Lighting effects are an effective way to add a detailed illustrative touch to a photo. Justin Maller demonstrates how to go about combining several lighting techniques
Former Computer Arts Graduate Showcase entrant Pete Harrison uses Photoshop’s Displacement filter creatively to modify a photograph, using a variety of shapes and Blending Modes to add extra depth and interest
It’s relatively easy to spice up your photos in Photoshop. But how about taking it one step further? The key to success is to fix your colours and enhance them. That way you’ll be sure to achieve eye-catching results
In this tutorial we will create a glamour scene manipulating photos in a non-destructive way. In short, the file will contain the original images used and you can always return to any point and tweak a few details.
Today we will create a poster inspired by the all-known symbol, Ying and Yang. We will try to create the same balance from the sign in a more elaborate illustration.
Today we will create a really cool conceptual headdress using stock photos, Photoshop and our imagination. The idea hit me when I saw a picture of a native American while browsing around some pictures. So I thought it would be interesting to make one with a totally different twist, with bone and metal.
78. Fairy Night
This task we’ll learn how to correct the photos’ colors, change the eyes color, work with the layers, applying ready brushes and designs, create your own design and to picture the stars.
In this tutorial is written how to create a very cool looking alien using Adobe Photoshop. Grab a picture of someone and get ready to alienize it!
In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, we’re going to learn how to add a sparkle trail to a photo, using a custom Photoshop sparkle brush we’ll be creating.
In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, we’re going to learn how to easily make a photo look more like a watercolor painting. This photo effect works best on images where maintaining rich colors and strong contrast is more important than keeping any fine details, since you’ll be losing a lot of detail with this effect.
In this Photoshop photo effects tutorial, we’re going to learn how to easily add a realistic water reflection to any photo. It’s a very easy effect to create and you can add it to any photo you like, although it tends to work best with images that don’t already contain water in them.
In this Photoshop tutorial I will be walking you through the making of an interesting art piece, “The Eye, the Key of the Soul.”
One of the most challenging montage or masking jobs in the profession of post-production editing is the hair lift. When the model has long flowing hair and the subject needs to change location many post-production artists call in sick. Get it wrong and, just like a bad wig, it shows. Extract filters, Magic Erasers and Tragic Extractors don’t even get us close.
In this tutorial, I will show you an interesting technique I use to produce realistic break-apart/disintegration effect in Photoshop by using debris brushes, with a watercolour background attached.
Digital space art is one of the most inventive and beautiful art genres of this era. This tutorial shows you how to create your own space scene using three stock photos and Adobe Photoshop. The majority of the effects use the brush tool, layer effects and the filter gallery. You may want to set aside an hour or two before starting this tutorial because it requires quite a bit of work to accomplish. So get those creative juices flowing and let’s get started!
The final image is an Angel that lights his way in the dark forest.
In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create this Dark, Super-Natural Magic Figure with Fire Element in Photoshop. We will be revising the techniques shown in recent tutorials, including masking, vexel hair, and basic retouch skills.
In this tutorial i will show you a technique how to create surreal bubbles & items and realistic reflections on the water. I have used this technique in quite some work. You can see this technique on the image below. In this tutorial i will show you how you can achieve this effect.
In this photo manipulation tutorial, Jennifer Cirpici explains how to create a figure that appears made from water, working from a stock photograph.
In this tutorial you will master a multitude of powerful new features and techniques in Photoshop cs5 to create a striking fantasy photo-manipulation. This is an intermediate level tutorial, however beginners are encouraged to give it a try as well, because there is a lot that can be learned here.
In this tutorial I will show you how to turn a free stock image into a beautiful manipulation. You will learn how to manipulate light and how to create beautiful realistic shadows. If you followed my other tutorials you will see that this is actually a revision of previously demonstrated techniques
104. “Midnight Magic.”
105. Crack and Peel
Honestly, the result is quite crappy (compared to what I’d do today) but the principles in this still stand. I’d still start out the same way as in the tutorial – I especially recommend the part about not letting the cracks cross over multiple fingers
Turning a run-of-the-mill photo into a dazzling one is simple – when you know the right tricks. In this tutorial, Photoshop maestro Aeiko shows how to create a variety of light effects that can be applied to photography or illustration with equal impact.
Nik Ainley shows you how to make a splash, blending two very different images to create this amazing underwater effect, complete with a dissolving figure of a man.