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Adobe Photoshop Tutorials: Collection from 2013
Posted on January 28, 2014
Photoshop Tutorials Collection from 2013: We have collected best Photoshop tutorials for you from 2013. This collection will help you to find out all topics that you want to learn. You can follow these tutorials to learn more about Photoshop’s tools and enhance your artistic skills with Photoshop. New users can learn the basics of Photoshop and then if they keep improving their skills with these tutorials.
In this Photoshop tutorial we will learn how to create an emotional dark fantasy photo manipulation featuring a ghost ship with a mysterious figure By following this tutorial, we will have fun while learning how to compose our own ghost ship by combining various stock image through photo manipulation techniques like blending, lightning and using custom brushes.
Today we are going to create a fantasy in space atmosphere in our manipulation. So get ready for a colorful scene using tone correction, color balance, layers adjustments, lighting effects in Photoshop.
Learn how to create this stunningly surreal image of a pair of cutlery in theater-like room with red velvet curtains. This artwork was inspired by the works of Salvador Dali. This tutorial will show you how to create a hardwood floor, blue-sky backdrop, and more.
By combining the right photography in Photoshop you can create just about any scene that you want. In this tutorial, we will create a battlefield using several stock photographs. Let’s get started!
Give your photos a professional retro look using a combination of color lookup layers in Photoshop CS6. This technique is extremely easy to do and you can do it in seconds. Give it a try!
In this tutorial, Steve Caplin will explain how to use distortion controls to extrude, twist and bend 3D objects in Photoshop to create a 3-dimensional bolt. Let’s get started!
When Photoshop CS6 was released, many users complained about how the new Crop Tool worked. In Photoshop CS6.1, Adobe made some adjustments to the Crop Tool that they hope will alleviate some of those users’ concerns. In this tutorial, Martin Perhiniak and Psdtuts+ Editor, Grant Friedman will explain some of these options which include Crop to W & H Resolution, UI enhancements, and the resurrection of the Crop to Front Image option which had originally been removed from the previous version of Photoshop CS6.
In this tutorial, we’re going to be creating an ‘interweaving’ effect that you can use with your photos using Photoshop CS6′s new Scripted Patterns feature.
In this tutorial I will show you how to create a 3D map in Photoshop using different 2D and 3D models like cars, trees, road, clouds and so on. You can get creative and make your own 3D island in Photoshop. I have used for this tutorial grass and water texture but you can choose another type of textures. And you can also personalize the shape of the map using a text for example. Using a 3D action make the entire process more easily.
As designer’s it’s important that we broaden our skill sets and explore every feature available to us in our software of choice. Photoshop offers a vast array of drawing capabilities, and is a fantastic option for those not familiar with Illustrator. In the following tutorial your will learn how to create a stopwatch illustration in Photoshop. Throughout the tutorial you will learn handy tips, advanced drawing techniques, and gain a better understanding of how to master the software you use each day.
Matte painting is an essential skill to learn from any serious digital artist or Photoshop user. Not only does it allow you to produce beautiful out of this world outcomes, but it teaches you core skills such as correct image blending and photo manipulation. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a snowy night landscape photo manipulation featuring a northern lights sky. You’ll learn how to combine many stocks together and blend them seamlessly, work with layer groups and Smart Objects, create stunning lighting effects and more.
If you’re like me, and didn’t go out to enjoy fireworks last night, you may be looking for a way to create your own, and what better way, than to create them in Photoshop! We’re going to be using custom brushes and layer styles to create this firework text effect. Let’s get to it!
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. In this tutorial, we will combine Filter Forge and Photoshop to create a wood textured 3D text effect with a simple red glass heart. Let’s get started!
Candles come in different shapes and sizes, but they all look beautiful once lit, specially if they are on top of a delicious chocolate cake… I mean, seriously! This tutorial will explain a quite simple technique for creating a 3D text without using any 3D tools. Then, it will guide you, step-by-step, through the other details of shaping the candles, adding lights and shadows, placing the candles on top of a cupcake, and modifying the lighting of the final result using a lovely action. Since there are many bits and pieces in the tutorial, it will be divided into two parts. The first part will explain creating the 3D candle shape, adding the stroke, creating the wick and the flame parts, and adding the basic lighting.
The second part will explain how to add the candles to the cupcake, add more lights and shadows where needed, applying the action, and some cool modifications you can add to the final result.
If you’re really comfortable in Photoshop you may love creating stuff like photo manipulations, website layouts and other graphics. However, there’s a good chance that you’ve never bothered to master vector design. Often Photoshop users will simply assume that it’s something reserved for Illustrator pros, and Illustrator can be too time consuming to learn, or too expensive to buy. Many people end up outsourcing vector work, which puts a big whole in their pocket. Wouldn’t you rather master vector design in the software you’re already familiar with – Photoshop? Photoshop actually has some really powerful vector capabilities, and today you’ll learn them, for free.
You’ll be creating a detailed microphone illustration that’s totally vector based. You’ll master things like smart objects, warping your vector shapes, creating custom patterns, textures, lighting and more, all within a clean, non-destructive vector workflow.
Photoshop is often used to create graphics and layouts for web designs. In this tutorial, we will explain how to create a pricing table for a hosting company using a combination of vector shapes and layer styles. Let’s get started!
Learn how to create a beautiful floral daisy heart with a grunge organic background in Photoshop. You will learn a nice technique to fill a shape with a pattern using your own premade patterns; you can use it to create all kind of interesting effects. This Adobe Photoshop manipulation has also a dark horror feel due to the ropes added and the grunge background.
Light effects are my favorite type of effect, I don’t know why but I always liked to play around in Photoshop trying to recreate them. Then once I discovered the power of the Blend Modes, especially the Color Dodge, creating these effects became much easier.
So in this tutorial I will show you how to create a super cool text light effect mixing some photos to give more realism. The cool thing about this effect is that the whole process is very simple and quite easy.
Iris Blur in Photoshop. In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Iris Blur Filter in Adobe Photoshop CS6. This is new features in the Blur Gallery that lets you retain focus on a certain part of your image, and blur out the rest. Although this is possible to achieve even in the older versions of Adobe Photoshop, however, CS6 comes with more sophisticated features that are more flexible and give you more control over the effect. Kudos to Adobe Photoshop CS6.
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a surreal photo manipulation that combines different stock images and textures. This surreal Photoshop landscape is made out of a water canal, a waterfall and some unusual hanging windows above the water. All of these items are linked together by a beautiful burnt color cloudy sky.
Learn how to create a metallic apple with reflections. This tutorial will show you how to warp objects, dodge/burn, and add reflections to metal.
Learn how to create a colorful Easter poster in Photoshop using a creative fried egg text effect. Because we are using so many vibrant colorful elements (flowers, grass, rustic wood texture, painted eggs, etc) this Easter poster/card is kind of kitschy but hopefully fun to create. This is actually my second Easter Photoshop tutorial for this year. You can practice this tutorial even if you are a Photoshop beginners and it will take you about 1-2 hours to complete.
In this tutorial, we will mix Photoshop CS6′s 3D tools with Filter Forge to create an “out of the box” stone and concrete 3D text effect. Let’s get started!
In this tutorial, Steve Caplin will explain how to create convincing location effects using Photoshop’s 3D tools. In the process, he will show you how to set up specularity of textures, how to soften and position shadows, and how to use image-based lighting. Let’s get started!
Photoshop is a fantastic application because it allows you to create just about anything your imagination can dream up. In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a science fiction environment using digital painting and illustration techniques. While working on this piece, you will learn how to set up your color scheme, set your perspective, and even how to create a monster robot. Let’s get started.
Have you ever needed a good notepad for your RPG, but without paying for stock images? Well, I can show you how to easily create your own from scratch! In this tutorial you’ll learn a variety of drawing techniques, mixed with professional filter application, coloring, lighting and more.
Today you’ll learn how to create a fantasy floating island scene using various photo manipulation techniques. As well as creating a beautiful landscape, you’ll learn how to construct a detailed flying machine from scratch, using advanced drawing, texturing and lighting techniques.
Overall this tutorial will teach you important techniques for image blending, creating artificial lighting and how to use your creativity to manipulate everyday objects and photos. Let’s dive right in!
Rounded Corners in Photoshop CS6: In this Photoshop tutorial, you are going to learn how easy it is to create a Rounded corners photo. You’re going to work with filters and the rounded rectangular tool of course to make this possible.
Letterpress in Photoshop. In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to create letterpress Style in Photoshop. This makes your text look engraved in surface and generally adds more emphasis on the message conveyed. All you need to work with this: Filters and layers styles.
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a sci fi artwork with spaceship, planets and galaxy. You’ll learn how to compose and manipulate some space elements together as well as blend them correctly and effectively. You can also learn to create some different kinds of lighting, work with group, use brush, masking and more.
With just about everyone using a smart phone, it is important for mobile apps to have beautifully designed icons to represent the brand. In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a beautiful 3D starfish icon using several applications including Photoshop, Cinema 4D, and ZBrush. In the process we will show you how to create 3D objects and then combine them with textures in Photoshop to create an amazing icon. Let’s get started!
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a futuristic, metal jumping whale. We are not actually creating the metal whale, but we are using 5 stock images and a brush set, along with Photoshop’s built in tools and filters to create this stunning photo manipulation.
We were recently inspired by imagery from StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a massive spiral firestorm as seen from space. While we will use some stock photography during the course of this tutorial, most of the techniques that we will show will rely heavily on manual painting; so a tablet will be essential. This tutorial also includes several videos to help explain each step, as well as a speed painting video that shows the entire process form beginning to end. Let’s get started!
Learn how to make any inspirational message look more meaningful by turning it into a 3D typography poster. In this Photoshop tutorial, you will how to create striking 3D gold text, add reflections with image-based lighting, create a drywall background from scratch, and position your lights using an easy method that feel like you’re playing a 1st person shooter game. To follow this tutorial, you’ll need Photoshop CS6 Extended.
In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a simple paper receipt illustration in Adobe Photoshop.
This tutorial will explain how to create a bold bright-textured slick text effect in Photoshop CS6. A simple pattern will be used to create the bump map, while some other material settings will be changed to create the final appearance. Lighting, Environment, and Image Based Light settings will also be modified to complete the scene and create the final result.
This tutorial is a retro stationery inspired one. It will explain an easy way to create textured plastic semi-transparent letters, then move them around over the graph paper background.
How to use color range in Photoshop. In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn to how to use color range in Photoshop. This is relatively easy stuff and completely beginner material. The color range is an important tool for selection of colors in a specific range. You don’t have to select each and every item in the image. Use color range to simultaneously select similar colored items in an image.
In this tutorial, we will explain how to combine Photoshop CS6′s 3D tools with Filter Forge to create a metallic 3D logo that is built “Forge” tough. Let’s get started!
Modern artists often use more than one application to create their work. This often means working outside of Photoshop much of the time. In this tutorial, João Oliveira will create a 3D typographic illustration using Cinema 4D to build the 3D and Photoshop for the post-production. Let’s get started!
In this tutorial we will explain how to create a car steering wheel and dashboard in Photoshop using vector shapes, layer styles, and a bit of painting. Let’s get started!
Leran how to create a retro-style wallpaper with this Photoshop tutorial! This tutorial will show you how to create a wallpaper with shiny textures, loads of lens flares, and bright colors. Have fun!
Leica is considered one of the most prestigious camera brands. In this tutorial, we will draw one of the most notable Leica cameras in Photoshop, the Leica M1. Let’s get started!
Because matte painting often involves combining several photos to achieve an end-result, matte paintings can be great practice for anyone who wants to learn how to create photo manipulations. In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a fantasy city that is built on a rock structure, similar to Minas Tirith from “The Lord of the Rings.” In the process, you will learn several techniques to help you incorporate architectural photos into your artwork. Let’s get started!
In television and movies, artists are often asked to create short animated scenes that only appear on the screen for just a moment. In this Tuts+ Premium tutorial by Ed Lopez, we will show you how to create a sci-fi matte painting portraying a fleet of starships orbiting a planet using Photoshop. We will then show you how to animate that matte painting using an application called Nuke. This tutorial is available exclusively to Tuts+ Premium Members and includes both written and video content. If you are looking to take your matte painting and animation skills to the next level then Log in or Join Now to get started!
Glossy Gem Text in Photoshop. In this Photoshop tutorial, you are going to learn how to create aGlossy Text effect that gives it a precious stone kind of feel. It makes your Glossy Text look special and nicer than ever. You will be working with Layer styles, the Gradient tool and adjustment layers. Let us begin.
Field Blur in Photoshop CS6. In this Photoshop tutorial, I’ll be showing you how to produce Field Blureffect in any image using Adobe Photoshop CS6 by learning how to use an incredible tool known as theBlur Tool. When you apply the field blur effect to your image, you are going to be able to adjust its amount differently for different parts of the image, giving it an overall amazing focus.
In this tutorial, we will show you how to combine Photoshop with Filter Forge to create a glowing 3D text effect. We will begin by showing you how to create basic shapes in Photoshop, we’ll then show you how to convert them to 3D, and finally how to add the final touches using Filter Forge and a few of Photoshop’s basic features. Let’s get started!
Learn how to create a realistic pencil in Photoshop and use it to type a text with this pencil style. If you are interested in a sketch pencil text in Photoshop you can check out this tutorial. The effect from this tutorial creates a vector PSD pencil that you can use to create interesting typography effects. You can combine different pencil crayon colors, different font types and so on. Hope you will enjoy this new text effect tutorial.
Photoshop is a powerful tool for creating all sorts of imagery but it does have its limitations. While Photoshop does have some fantastic tools for creating 3D text, there are other applications that are often better suited for the job. That is why many illustrators use a combination of Photoshop and some other 3D application to help create 3D text. In this tutorial, we will show you how to use Cinema 4D to create wooden 3D text and then how to use Photoshop to add the final touches. Let’s get started!
Lomography and the lomo effect is massively popular in Photography circles. The origins of the lomo effect come from a budget Russian camera called the Lomo LC-A, but we can recreate the imagery produced by this little cheap camera on our own digital photos with the help of Photoshop. Follow this step by step Photoshop tutorial to easily give your photos the vibrant characteristics of lomography.
This tutorial will show you an easy way to create a luxurious super glossy golden text effect using layer styles, a filter, and a simple brush.
If you want to learn how to composite photos together to produce a realistic scene in Photoshop, matte paintings are a great place to start. Matte paintings often involve the combination of several photos to produce an environment that could not or does not exist in real life. This means that in order to produce a photo realistic scene, you’ll need to know how to cleanly extract specific pieces of photography and how to place those elements to produce the exact look you are going for.
In this Tuts+ Premium tutorial by Bobby Myers, we will show you how to combine photo manipulation and digital painting techniques to create a desert oasis in Photoshop. This tutorial is available exclusively to Tuts+ Premium Members and includes both written and video content. If you are looking to take your matte painting and photo manipulation skills to the next level then Log in or Join Now to get started!
Making selections is an essential skill for any Photoshop user. In this tutorial, we are going to show you 10 ways to modify a selection in Photoshop. By watching this video, you will be able to understand the connection between all the selection features Photoshop offers including; Feather, Contract, Expand, Border, Smooth, Refine Edge, Quick Mask, Color Range, Transform Selection and many more. Let’s get started!
Watercolor Frame with Filter Forge. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a nice Watercolor Frame in Adobe Photoshop using the Filter Forge plugin. It’s a pretty short and straightforward tutorial that shows you how to create a Watercolor Frame around any image through a plugin called Filter Forge.
First, you need to download Filter Forge from the Plugin website. Once you download it, run the installation file, and that’s it! It will be added inside Photoshop under the Filter menu. Easy to install.
To launch the plugin and start adding some filters, go to Filter > Filter Forge > FreePack3- Frames
You’ll find a couple of already existing filters under a number of categories. You’ll also find a “Filter Library: Download more filters” link to the top right side of the plugin’s window. Click the link to start downloading filters.
Movie Poster in Photoshop. Today I’ll be showing you how to create an Movie Poster in Photoshop by merging various images and then editing them so they fit in well. Creating a Movie Poster in Photoshop is no different than creating any other poster, or in fact, any other image that comprises of several individual images. As far as this tutorial goes, I have no idea why I chose to place the bike above ground level although I’m sure you didn’t notice that on first look until I just pointed it out. In this tutorial, we will be working mostly with filters, blend modes, and adjustment layers.
This tutorial will explain how to use Photoshop CS6′s new Shape and 3D capabilities to create a polished sleek acrylic/plastic/glass text effect. Then, the coloring will be modified using two adjustment layers.
Learn how to create a beautiful fantasy castle photo manipulation inspired by the Alice in Wonderland movie. In this photo manipulation tutorial you will learn how to create a fantasy fairy tale landscape combining different stock images and using some basic Photoshop blending techniques. I really hope you will enjoy this new photo manipulation tutorial.
Create this surreal scene of an obscure scene with planets in the background. In this detailed tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a surreal landscape, add a mysterious glowing light, and finish it with trees and a family in the foreground.
In this tutorial we will explore how to create a realistic eroded gold effect from a custom bump map. You will learn bump map creation techniques as well as how to distort any surface effectively with that bump map. Then you will combine Layer Style with it to create a 3d look. Then we will add a custom lens flare, glow, streaks and other details to achieve the final look.
You will also master the Lighting Effects Filter as well as various tips and tricks and much more!
While Photoshop is well-known as a photo editor, most people probably don’t realize that it also includes some powerful video editing features, as well. In this tutorial, we will show you how to use Photoshop’s Timeline Panel to apply Smart Filters and Adjustment layers to videos. Let’s get started!
In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a lush and vibrant “Middle-Earth” inspired landscape in Photoshop. Let’s get started!
This is a super easy tutorial that will show you how to use basic Filters and simple Layer styles to create a bright colorful glass text effect.
Create this dramatic moonscape in Photoshop! In this tutorial you’ll learn how to transform ordinary photo into a dramatic landscape by adding different light sources, creating depth and changing color schemes. Let’s get started.
Iron Text in Photoshop: In this tutorial, you are going to learn how to create my rendition of Iron text in Adobe Photoshop. The end result is this old-looking, strong, armor-ish text that just might give you a vague feeling of having seen it somewhere before. In my case, it seems to remind me of Game of Thrones for no reason. It’s a fairly simple tutorial nevertheless making use of a few textures and a great deal of layer styling.
Currently, there are two main ways to create 3D typographic illustrations with extruded letters, textures and lighting. You can use Photoshop CS6 Extended – or soon, Photoshop CC – to easily create a relatively accurate rendering that’s great if you want a non-photorealistic look for graphics, logos and the like. If, however, you want a realistic render with accurate lighting, it’s time to move over to a 3D suite such as Cinema 4D. This is the easiest to learn and use if you’re used to Adobe’s toolset. Here, Hawaiian illustrator Christopher Vinca takes you through two different renderings of the same type, created in Illustrator using Photoshop and Cinema 4D. He details the differences between the processes and the results that can be achieved. In the first half of the tutorial, you will use the basic 3D tools in Photoshop Extended to create 3D type. You will then use photographs to texture the surface to add depth and details in a way that’s much faster than applying them to the 3D shapes before rendering. In the second part, Christopher will teach you how to get photorealistic renders in Cinema 4D. You’ll learn how to use the free CV-ArtSmart plugin, set up lights and make a studio for your text. You’ll also create materials to make a convincing 3D object. If you’re new to Cinema 4D but an old hand at Photoshop, this is an excellent first tutorial for the 3D suite, as you’ll be following a process in an application you know well, rather than in the one you want to learn.
In this Photoshop tutorial, you are going to learn to draw an Ice Cream Waffle Cone illustration using the basic tools such as Pen tool, Layer Styles and Clipping Mask. This will be a very helpful tutorial for those who love to draw and create new things from scratch out of sheer imagination.
Graphic designers often use more than one app to create their print designs. In this Tuts+ Premium tutorial by Tomasz Lechociński we will show you how to create a render of a 3D product, add splashes of milk, composite the scene together in Photoshop, and finally, turn that design into a print ad using Adobe InDesign. This tutorial is available exclusively to Tuts+ Premium Members. If you are looking to take your 3D and Print Design skills to the next level then Log in or Join Now to get started!
Learn how to create this landscape matte painting with Photoshop! This tutorial will show you how create our own mountain scene by arranging multiple stocks together and blending them correctly using layer masks and adjustment layers. You will also learn effective techniques for adding waterfalls and mist.
A while ago, a 3D Skyscraper inspired text effect tutorial was published, and it was created using Photoshop CS5. Recently, many requests were received asking for an unpdated version using the CS6 3D Tools. And since nothing is different except for the 3D part of the tutorial, you can still follow the other steps of the original tutorial (Part 1 and Part 2), then check the steps below to create the 3D part in CS6.
Underwater scenes can be quite challenging to create in a realistic way. In this tutorial, we will explain how to create an Underwater scene in Photoshop using several stock photographs. Let’s get started!
Making a 3D mockup to display a packaging design is a great technique that can give any designer an extra edge on their competition. Done right, mockups can enhance a design and help show clients what the design would look like if it was implemented in the real world.
In this article we’re going to create a text effect inspired by the Thor 2 movie. Since I couldn’t find the font used by the designers, I decided to re-create the letters that I needed in Illustrator. It’s very easy and all you need to do is some research (there are a ton of different Thor posters) to find the letters you want and then simply trace them in Illustrator. Feel free to use a different pattern than the one in the tutorial assets for an even better result.
In this tutorial you will learn how to make regular street photo more artistic with using different Photoshop tools and setting, you will find several helpful new features from the Photoshop CS6 beta version. But don’t worry, most of new option for this tutorial are replaceable. You may get .psd* file of “Fisheye & HDR toning effects” Photoshop tutorial by making a payment. Put the tutorial title in “Add special instructions to seller” line of PayPal and it will be sent to you shortly.
This Photoshop tutorial will show you a very simple way to create a bright colorful rainbow text effect, using simple gradients and a blur filter.
Learn how to create a label font in Photoshop using some simple techniques. You can of course use a type font that is available for free on the internet called impact label font. But this tutorial shows you how to create the punch type effect not only for text but also for any shape. So I really hope you will enjoy following this tutorial and creating your own customized tape font.
Matte painting is a great skill for any creative to have. It’s a really effective way to learn skills like photo manipulation and blending, all whilst honing your ‘realism’ skills.
However, sometimes it’s good to get our feet firmly back on the ground and focus on the subtle art of digital realism. This involves stuff like light sources, perspective and color matching. This kind of design doesn’t have to be boring though! In fact, it can be a lot of fun being able to create entirely new scenes and landscape. You can really kick your creative imagination into gear and think outside the box. Get creative – do you want to transform a farmyard landscape into a sprawling futuristic city. Within reason, you can truly creative anything you desire.
Dreamy Glow in Photoshop. Today you will be learning how to create a Dreamy Glow effect using Adobe Photoshop. This tutorial will make great use of Filters and Blend Mode properties. If you think this “Dreamy Glow” image below is worth creating in Photoshop, follow this tutorial and share what you think of it by leaving a comment below.
Selective Coloring in Photoshop. In this Photoshop tutorial, you are going to learn a simple technique for Selective Coloring effect . This technique will help you to beautifully draw focus on only certain objects in your picture, leaving the rest black and white. To achieve this lovely result we are going to work with Channel Mixer in adobe Photoshop CS6.
In this tutorial, we will explain how to use the vector editing and 3D capabilities of Photoshop to create rubber and glass 3D text. In the process, we will show you how to create the materials, modify the lighting, render the scene, and finally, how to enhance the color of the final result. Let’s get started!
In this tutorial, we will combine the power of pixel editing in Photoshop and vector drawing in Illustrator to draw a realistic compact cassette.
This is a perfect Back to School inspired text effect tutorial that you might want to try. This is part of a series of tutorials dedicated to school theme. You might also want to check out my notebook text effect that I have recently posted. This text effect is very versatile and the easy 3D look is obtained only from styles. Easy to adapt, you can combine text with shapes and get something really creative.
This is a back to school Photoshop tutorial that you can use to create truly unique text effects using your own name for example. I was inspired by a notebook icon that I found on deviantArt and decided to make aPhotoshop text effect out of it. I really hope you will enjoy our new Photoshop tutorial and decide to practice it. Even if it looks like an advanced tutorial it can be also made by Photoshop beginners.
In the motion picture industry, filmmakers often depend on artists to create fantasy environments that could not exist in real life. Modern artists, often turn to Photoshop, as well as 3D applications to create these fantastic environments. In this Tuts+ Premium tutorial by Eric Dima-Ala, we will show you how to create a mountain fortress from beginning to end.
We will start by showing you a bit about the creative process. We will show you how to sketch out your ideas using thumbnail sketches. Once you’ve chosen a design, we will then show you how to build up your artwork with the help of a 3D render, as well as a collection of photographs. This tutorial is available exclusively to Tuts+ Premium Members. If you are looking to take your matte painting and photo manipulation skills to the next level then Log in or Join Now to get started!
This tutorial will show you a really simple way to create a bunch of note cards, and then add some pins to group them together, using mainly Layer Styles, and some other simple elements as well.
Vibrance is a very useful Photoshop Adjustment Layer. In this tutorial, we will take a close look at the Vibrance Adjustment and will explain everything you need to know about it. Let’s get started!
Photoshop is often used to create a gorgeous graphics and user interface design. In this Photoshop tutorial, I’ll show you how to design a simple login form interface. I’ll be using a combination of vector shapes and layer styles. Let’s get started!
There are so many things that can be done in the Photoshop CS6 3D environment. With all the 3D tools and settings, you can create many amazing 3D effects easily and quickly. This tutorial will show you how to create a simple and fun layered text effect using the 3D capabilities, and will show you some cool tips and tricks that can be used whenever working in the 3D environment in general as well.
Considering the previous tutorial was bout realistic shadows, its only fitting that the next one is about the long shadow fad. Even though Im referring to the long shadow effect thats been closely associated with flat design as a fad, I honestly like, it gives the flat design a sort of 2.0 feeling. Finally I will also present two handy tools for generating long shadows purely in CSS.
Layer Styles are a powerful feature in Photoshop that can help you achieve brilliant effects easily and quickly. Layering those styles is a great way to add dimension and details to the effect. This tutorial will show you how you can do that, and use it to create a space-inspired text effect.
Dear users, its been a wile since i last uploaded a new tutorial. I have thought a lot and a project i have worked on inspired me to produce a tutorial on how to create your own hand drawn text and add effects to them. This is an experience that will expand your creativity, typography skills and drawing. I mentioned drawing but this doesn’t have to upset you. I always hear this pessimistic approach of designers who believe that they cant draw really good and makes them feel uncomfortable when they have to hand draw something. Any way this is good time to start sketching and see that sketching is not that bad. In order to follow this tutorial you need to download image 2.1, but feel free to try with your won designs.
Learn how to create a dark Gothic Photoshop text effect using some cool fire flame effects and fire brushes. This text effect can be used for creating spooky Halloween party flyers for example, creepy text styles, horror dark posters and the examples could continue.
In the following tutorial I will take you through the process of creating a realistic shadow, by taking advantage of the 3D capabilities of Adobe Photoshop. Even though it might sound complicated, the process in practice is really simple, and further more it could be applied to any shape layer. A similar effect could be achieved without utilizing the 3D capabilities of Adobe Photoshop, but this one is less time consuming, and could be further refined according to our needs.
Learning Photoshop’s 3D capabilities can be a daunting process. However, you could say the same for the first time you learned masking, or the adjustments panel. Mastering 3D work can add a whole new depth (excuse the pun!) to your design work. Particularly 3D typography can be an awesome final touch for anything from web design to print design or photo manipulation work.
Basically, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and tackle a new skill! Today’s tutorial will show you around the 3D capabilities of Photoshop CS6 Extended. As always, this won’t be a dreary old taking you through the motions tutorial. In fact, we’re getting our drank on and taking you into the depths of the nightclub scene. You’ll be creating a cool neon sign and learning a very cool text effect along the way.
Halloween is coming soon and it’s a good idea to create something spooky for this event. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a dark, obscured Halloween scenery by combining witch house, pumpkins, tombstones, crows and many more into one neat piece. There will be plenty of intermediate to advanced photo manipulation techniques, from lightning effect to blending color. Some parts could be tricky, but why not give a try ? Alright lets begin!
In this tutorial you will learn how to combine different images to the nice cartoon background and create funny toad cartoon character from the real toad picture. You may get .psd* file of”Glitter Pieces Text Effect”. Photoshop tutorial by making a payment. Put the tutorial title in “Add special instructions to seller” line of PayPal and it will be sent to you shortly.
In this tutorial, we will take a close look at the Levels Adjustment Layer in Photoshop. We will see how levels can improve low-key, high-key, and low contrast photos, as well as how you can use the Levels Adjustment Layer to make color corrections. We will also spend some time in this tutorial explaining a bit about Photoshop’s histogram and how it works. Let’s get started!
In this Photoshop tutorial, we are going to describe the various ways in which the Navigator Panel can be used to zoom in and zoom out of an image. The Navigator Panel is like a second monitor that you keep side by side when working on any project in Photoshop. You can always refer to the Navigator Panel to know your location on an image.
Artistic Effect in Photoshop: In this Photoshop tutorial, you are going to learn how to add an Artistic impression to your image. We have only shown one way in which this can be achieved. And that is through the use of Filters and Adjustment layers.
Learn how to create fairy winter photo manipulation with the crescent above the clouds, shiny icicles and glow effects.
Today, we are going to create a hanging leather text effect in Photoshop. In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the process of creating this text effect by using some interesting techniques, patterns, and tools. Let’s get started.
Learn how to create this beautiful ruins landscape with magical shafts of light. This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to add ruined buildings to the peaks of a snowy mountain landscape, add mystical light shafts, and a marching army.
In this abstract geometric Photoshop tutorial we are going to use simple geometric shapes as the triangle to create unique, origami looking text designs. This is a Photoshop tutorial for beginners that teach you how to create cool Photoshop effects. But be aware that you need to have some Photoshop basics, such as creating a new layer, making selections and working with some Photoshop tools such as the move tool, working with gradients in Photoshop and so on in order to complete this tutorial. I’m using adobe Photoshop cs6 but you can follow with any Photoshop version. This tutorial will show you how you can use geometric forms to create nice Photoshop designs and cool effects. Later you can use this simple technique to create more advanced shapes and designs. So lets get started.
Photoshop has a legendary array of editing tools at your disposal: Curves, Levels, Color Balance, Saturation, Gradient Maps, Channel Mixer, etc. Each allows you to apply unique effects to your images, so when your photo calls for a very specific kind of edit it’s not uncommon to stack up layer after layer of adjustments to get that perfect look. Unfortunately, each additional layer adjustment you apply can degrade your image quality. Here are some of the best ways to maximize your image quality while editing.
A quick side note: I can hear a bunch of you already shouting at me: but adjustment layers are non-destructive, so what are you talking about degrading image quality for??? True, adjustment layers are “non-destructive,” but what that really refers to is the ability to apply and remove adjustments without altering the actual pixels of the background layer. Since you aren’t affecting the original pixels, this editing is called “non-destructive;” this is NOT the same thing as degrading image quality. With adjustment layers it’s still entirely possible to push an image outside of its color gamut or to stretch its tones too far apart, resulting in posterization or banding. What we’re going to talk about here is how to maximize your image quality while also editing non-destructively.
In this walkthrough, we’ll create a haggard looking ‘blood’ type effect, which looks great as a standalone piece, or as a title for your Horror / Macabre works. If you’re not already using Layer Groups, this will be a great place to start – as they’re essential in the execution. Natural media brushes, layer masks and layer modes are used to create a wet, grungy and grisly aesthetic!! So buckle down for part three of this years ‘Terror Season’, and let’s get that type bloodied and battered
This tutorial will show you how to create your own music interface that lets you manage songs on your device, whether it’s a phone, computer or a tablet. By learning few cool design tricks you can bring your own interface ideas to life. This tutorial will show you how to create two screens for your interface; a loading screen and the main interface with the song list.
In this tutorial, I will show you the process of creating this chilling ice text effect in Photoshop. We will learn several useful method of applying texture onto your texts, as well as various effect creation such as cloud, particles and lighting adjustments.
Photoshop is the best software for photo manipulations and this tutorial will show you how to create a dreamy sunrise landscape all inside Photoshop. This tutorial by Jenny Le will cover techniques such as blending, color adjustments, masking, retouching, and tips on how to get beautiful and realistic results.
Sometimes designers have to create a collage from several photos. In this Photoshop tutorial I would like to show you the technique of creating collages, by creating a gothic collage as an example.
This tutorial will show you how to use a couple of layer styles, different brush settings, and some simple tricks to create a snowy text effect, with dazzling tinsels and shiny stars.
Colorful gradients, lens flares, and textures are essential elements to any 1980′s inspired artwork. In this tutorial, we will show you how to use Photoshop’s 3D tools to create a 1980s inspired text effect. Let’s get started!
The Camera Raw Filter in Photoshop CC allows you to access to all of the raw editing abilities of the ACR plugin without ever having to leave Photoshop. In this tutorial, we will show you how the plugin works and how to use it non-destructively using smart filters.
Convert Photo to Black and White Using Color Channel in Photoshop CS6. In this Photoshop tutorial, we will learn how we can select separate Color Channel from the Channels Palette to use as theblack and white version of our photo. Photoshop have many ways to convert photo to Black and white version.
Photographic Toning in Photoshop CS6. The new Photographic Toning presets for the Gradient Map image adjustment lets us choose from a collection of professional quality tinting and split-toning effects for our images. In this tutorial Photoshop tutorial, we are going to learn how to load these presets and also how to use them and apply them to our image.
Duotone in Photoshop: In this Photoshop tutorial, you are going to learn about the Duotone mode in Photoshop. A Duotone means two colors, just two colors that will make up your image. This technique is more commonly used in the printing world where a picture is included in a publication and where the publisher does not wish to pay for full color printing. Characteristically, the two colors are black and another chief color, but they can be any two colors of your choice.
Today we’ll learn how to create a party flyer for the new year in Photoshop using some beautiful gold layer styles and fireworks light effects. You can use this tutorial to create Happy New Year greeting cards, party flyers, calendars and so on. I really hope you will enjoy the 2014 Fireworks Party Flyer and that you will decide to give it a try.
While Photoshop allows us to do many things, often, the final outcome we are looking for just can’t be accomplished using Photoshop alone. One of the best things about Photoshop, however, is that it almost always has a role in modern design workflows, especially in 3D. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a 3D ice text effect using Modo to sculpt the 3D models and Photoshop for texturing and post-production. Let’s get started!
This tutorial shows you how to mock up a product and add a foil block finish using Photoshop. As designers we frequently find ourselves mocking up a product, which – for one reason or another – does not exist yet. Maybe the product hasn’t returned from the printers, or for a presentation to win that all-important pitch. As the expense of special finishes such as foil blocking are reserved for the most lavish of clients. Mocking-up these products beforehand can be a worthy investment.
This is another festive holidays-inspired text effect tutorial that explains how to use Photoshop’s Layer Styles, very basic brushes, and a nice bokeh texture to create decorated golden metallic text effect.
If you have ever watched a sporting event on television, you have probably noticed some of the 3D graphics that television networks use during the programming. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create your own “Sports Center” inspired graphics using Photoshop CS6′s 3D capabilities combined with Filter Forge. In the process, we will show you how to use several tools including basic shapes, gradients, patterns, and textures. Let’s get started!
This is a very simple tutorial that will show you how to use Photoshop’s Layer Styles, an awesome tip for creating 3D-like shadow, and a splatter brush, to create a bright Arcade-inspired text effect.
The many different 3D options, settings, and capabilities in Photoshop CS6 make creating dazzling 3D text effects an easy and fun job! This tutorial will show you how to play around with the material settings to create a puffy shiny foil-textured 3D text effect.
In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to create hand-tinted grayscale image effects with the Channel Mixer Adjustment Layer in Photoshop. Let’s get started!
Most people might not know that Photoshop also includes some powerful, but limited, video editing capabilities. In this tutorial, we will show you 2 ways that you can create a slow motion video effect in less than 5 minutes. Let’s get started!
This tutorial will teach you some functions of PS. Although such functions are not commonly used, they are easy to use.
Movie Poster in Photoshop CS6: In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to combine images to create Movie Poster. You will Notice it’s not that hard to create a simple poster. We are using Adjustment layer, Gradient Tool and Pattern to get the nice result.
Wood Carving in Photoshop CS6: In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a Wood Carving effect in Photoshop. I am using Adjustment layer and Layer style.