Photoshop and Illustrator has been a mainstay of the design software pantheon for over 20 years, and it remains a great tool for pro artists and social media customizes alike. But the sophisticated image editor has a daunting learning curve. With so many tools, features, and concepts to get a hold of, new users can be discouraged by dry help files and blind fumbling.
Some are superb, while others may not be worth your precious click through. There’s always something to learn from the screen casting community. If you like these most intriguing photoshop video tutorials, do let your friends know about them by sharing them and leaving a comment.
1. Creating a Space-Helmeted Future Retro Illustration
The images I’ve used are: The helmet, the cloud, the red star cloud, other star cloud image. Feel free to use your own images, however you may need to tweak the settings of any of the steps to get the right effect with different assets.
2. Super Cool Frilly Bits Typography
It was an awesome typography design from Ginger Monkey Design called Compassion. What I really liked about that design was how they mixed some “frilly bits” with the typeface to create an outstanding piece of work. I decided to create a tutorial showing how to do that as well – Fabio
3. How to Create a Dark Surreal Illustration in Photoshop
8 months ago: Fri, Jul 25, 2008 12:38pm EST (Eastern Standard Time) we are going to create a dark surreal illustration using a few techniques and a handful of images. In the end, we will apply stylish color settings and give the illustration that extra polish it needs to give it that finished look.
4. Create Destructive Black and White Lettering with a Dramatic Splash Effect
We’ll make some expressive lettering, which includes thoughts connected with a central word. We’ll turn standard text into a stunning, destructive illustration, and give it a final unique look. So, let’s rock this one and learn all about the cool techniques included here! – Wojciech Pijecki
5. How to Create a Digital Illustration Using Birds
This tutorial is all about creating an illustration using just a few stock images of birds. The composition is quite simple, but with a little inspiration you can create something really nice.
6. Splattered Vector and Photography Mash Up
Mixing Vector work with Photography is a great way to produce a fun and colorful art style. This approach is used in a variety of projects from club flyers and CD Artwork through to high-end advertising imagery. Expanding on the comprehensive guide to the Pen Tool by Ian Yates, we look at creative ways of implanting the tool. This tutorial should convince those of you lacking the confidence to draw within Photoshop to do so with style – James Davies
7. Create a High Flying Snowboard Illustration
We all know the typical “flying snowboarder through the air” photo. Add a lens flare, and you’ve got it made! In this tutorial we’re giving the ol’ concept a spin by using wavy lines that suggest motion and paint splatters for snow. Let’s get to it! – Alex Beltechi
8. How to Design a Rockin’ 80′s Party Poster
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to design a poster for an 80′s anthem party. Throughout this tutorial, we’ll create some textures for background, manipulate a photo to give it a stylish look, and make some color variations. Let’s jump into this super rad tutorial – Eren Göksel
9. Learn How to Create a Fiery Demon Montage In Photoshop
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? Lets get started! – Kieran Innes
10. Design a Rocket-Powered Retrofuturistic Digital Illustration
Retrofuturism is a topic that has always fascinated me. In this tutorial, we’ll go through the steps of recreating my own experiment in this style. After making the 3D typography in Illustrator, we’ll use Photoshop to create an out-of-this-world digital illustration on the topic of space exploration.
11. How to Quickly Create a Stylish Retro Text Effect in Photoshop
In this tutorial we will be designing a cool retro text effect, which is growing more and more popular in today’s design. Today you will learn how to use the Perspective tool to create depth and how designers can use default gradients in unusual ways! – Arik
12. How to Apply Textures to Uneven Surfaces
Applying texture to a flat surface, or flatly applying a texture across a whole image is simple stuff. Here, we realistically apply a texture to an uneven surface, which is much more hands-on.
13. How to Create Super-Malleable Effects with Colorful Lines
Colorful lines are one of the most malleable effects you can easily create in Photoshop. Create these fantastic colorful effects using only Photoshop and compose illustration with these effects.
14. Painting Motion
Using custom brushes and the smudge tool to create an interesting motion blur effect.
15. Exploding Planet
Create an awesome exploding planet effect.