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30 Best Photoshop Tutorials

These Photoshop tutorials are some of the best and varied out there. If you learn to master some of the techniques and tricks from these, you will be sure to land on your feet looking like a pro! But be aware that for most of these a basic+ understanding of Photoshop is required to be able to follow the steps. These are for those of you who know the basics and want to get a step further with your art and designs.

Photo Strip

The warp tool is used to create a twisting effect (you need Photoshop CS2 or above). With the completion of this tutorial, you will be able build a photo strip with your own photos or artwork that looks very cool.

Create a Hellacious Flaming Skull

This tutorial goes through all the steps of creating a flaming skull in Photoshop. This tutorial covers some relatively simple steps and some clever photo manipulation techniques.

Customized Product And Label

Pay close attention when you do this tutorial. It’s between intermediate and advanced but can definitely be done with some good effort. Even if you are a beginner you can learn some great techniques by reading this anyway, but there aren’t as detailed explanations of everything so you will require a good understanding of the program to do it yourself.

Print-Ready Business Card

Design up a simple business card in Photoshop and get it ready for print with crop marks and bleed.
A great tutorial for those not familiar with a program like InDesign who want to do this in Photoshop instead. Very useful and a great end result.

Awesome Digital Bokeh Effect

Learn how to create a digital bokeh effect. The process is very easy and you will be using the very powerful brush engine, one of the coolest things in Photoshop. What you learn here can be used for a variety of other things as well. Great tutorial to learn more about this.

Retro Cosmic Design

Create a retro cosmic rainbow with techniques that can be used in combination with any shape and color. 10 steps in total.

Abstract Watercolor Wallpaper

There are plenty of ways to create a watercolor effect in Photoshop. In this tutorial, we will be using Layer Masking which is a very powerful method. The techniques here can be used in many other types of work so very valuable knowledge to gain along with a cool end result.

Modern 3d Text Effect

Use the 3D rendering power of Illustrator to create a cool 3D text effect. Don’t worry as you don’t need to know anything about Illustrator, you will be coached through the whole process. Then moving back to Photoshop to finish it off. This is a great way to create something that looks great and practice using Photoshop and Illustrator together. And remember: if you don’t have Illustrator, you can download trial versions of pretty much any adobe software over at

Post Apocalyptic Photo Manipulation

You will learn to create this realistic looking manipulation using adjustment layers, vector masks, and some special effects. A lot to learn here and you can of course explore this with your own images.

Fake Model Photography

With a very little effort, you can take existing photographs of everyday scenes and make them look like they’re actually of miniature models. Looks very impressive and can be used on a variety of photos.

Bringing a Stone Statue to Life

Using a variety of adjustments you will learn to make this statue look as if it has skin. Very cool and impressive end result that can be done by anyone with basic Photoshop skills.

Glass Ball

This Photoshop tutorial takes you through 9 major steps to create a glass ball. Try to understand whats happening during each and every stepand you can learn many useful things.

Create a Realistic IES Lighting Effect

Learn to create a realistic IES (photometric) lighting effect. You will be using Photoshop CS4 as well as some free plugins and software. An advanced tutorial but worth a try if you feel that your skills are above average.

Faking the 3D Look in Photoshop

The aim of this tutorial is to show you a different use of PhotoShop other than image editing. It’s something as unusual as a 2d work inspired by a 3d render. Learn how to add gradients, reflections and more to get a 3d look.

Create a 3D Text Photo Manipulation

In this intermediate-level graphic design tutorial, you’ll learn how to realistically superimpose a beautiful three-dimensional text object onto a living room scene with the help of Illustrator and Photoshop.

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Egg Planet

Using some stock images and photo manipulation techniques you will get this stunning result.

Heavy Distressed Grunge Social Sticker Icon

In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create a Heavy Distressed Grunge Social Sticker Icon. This is a very easy, step by step tutorial. Learn to mix shapes, brushes and blend modes to achieve the final result.

Great Typographic Wallpaper

This tutorial will teach you how to create an interesting and unique typographic wallpaper in a few easy steps. Even beginners will be able to recreate this effect, add their own style and thought into it. Finished wallpaper available for download in different sizes as well!

Adding Texture to Skin

This tutorial teaches you to add texture to skin and make it look as it’s supposed to be that way. This technique can be used with almost anything and can give some very interesting effects.

Singing Apple

Create an eye-catching end result with this funny photo manipulation tutorial that can inspire many kinds of work.

Create a Shiny Earth with Photoshop 3D Layers

How to create a shiny planet icon using the 3D features of Photoshop CS4 Extended. This tutorial covers basic information about 3D layers and texture maps.

15 simple steps RSS icon

Learn how to create a unique and colorful RSS icon in 15 simple steps. You’ll learn how to combine various lighting and drawing effects with a combination of blending options.

Pink Lady Photo Manipulation

How to transform a simple lady photo into a pink lady photo manipulation using various techniques. In this tutorial, you will learn how to retouch a face and create a pink background from different shapes.

Create Frozen Liquid Effects

In this tutorial you will be shown some techniques to give almost anything a liquid or frozen fluid effect. The author also reveals what he claims is the easiest way to extract liquid images and keep them transparent. A great effect that sure will leave you looking like a pro!

Create A Slow Motion Bullet Shot Effect

How to make a nice bullet shot effect using a remote control to show a lot of tiny parts flying off after the impact: the circuit board, the buttons and a few chips.

How to Make a Melting Camera Scene

In this tutorial, you’ll use the layer mask tool and the liquify filter to “melt” a camera. A tablet is recommended for this one but not required.

How to Mold Paint Splatter to a Face

Take splattered paint PhotoShop brushes and apply them to the contours of a model’s face. This is a relatively simple technique, which yields excellent artistic results.

Making of the Imaginary Paint Dancers

Powerful and nice tutorial. You also get links to the photos used, or you can create something similar with any pictures you may have.

How to Create Super-Malleable Effects with Colorful Lines

Colorful lines are one of the most malleable effects you can easily create in Photoshop. They simply fit everywhere and can look really awesome. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create these fantastic colorful effects using only Photoshop.

Awesome wallpaper with Mac OS X logo

Learn in this tutorial how to design an awesome wallpaper with Mac OS X logo. You will get a professionally looking result using this well explained tutorial.


We hope you’ve enjoyed these tutorials. Hopefully you have been inspired along with learning some new effects to give your design that extra professional look. Leave a comment to let us know what you think.

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Husnain Naz

Naaz is a web designer and loves to find new tips and tricks for creativity purposes and likes to share them with the people.


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