For designers to easily learn more and more everyday and give them ideas and directions to design more beautiful and attractive creative works. This list contains some of the Best Handpicked Photoshop Photo Manipulation Tutorials around for your Image editing & photo manipulation related needs.
Create a Powerful Mental Wave Explosion Effect
In this tutorial, Fabio shows you how to create a crazy explosion, like a mix of Magneto’s ability with Peter Petrelli’s power. He’ll teach you how to use images and filters to produce this wave explosion effect. Even though it may look like a difficult tutorial, it’s really not that hard.
Water effect photo montage
Very interesting tutorial by which you can learn how to convert any object into water look like effect.
Create a Magical Golden Winged Boot
This tutorial will teach you how to create a magical flying boot using a combination of photo manipulation and awesome light effects.
How To Create A Beautiful Indian Sunset Scenery
In this tutorial, We will see how to create a beautiful sunset, in a rocky scene with teepees. We will using many pictures to create this scene. We also use The Dodge and Burn Tools, as well as Color Balance and curves, to achieve the goal.
Making of a Scary Mental Hospital Scene
Very creative yet simple tutorial about how to creat a scary mental hospital scene.
Create a plane crash in Photoshop
This tutorial teach you how to create a scene with a plane crashing on a mountain using ordinary images, and with simple techniques that will create an explosive horror scene. Even with basic Photoshop skills, you can quickly find a path to create such photo manipulations. Try to find good stock images with the same perspective, and you are on the good way.
Create a Divine Angel Montage in Photoshop
Here, You will create this photo manipulation using stock images provided by some really great artists. The final image is an Angel that lights his way in the dark forest.
Animal King Photo Manipulation Tutorial
In this photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn how to mash up a series of photos in a highly creative poster based on a famous painting from the 1800’s.
Photo-Manipulation: Lonely Fairy
This tutorial will walk you through the steps of blending various photos into one, realistic magical piece. You’ll work with blending modes, lighting and color adjustments and compositional planning.
Create a Surreal Photo Manipulation with Twisting Water
In this tutorial, we’re going to create a fantasy photo manipulation mixing different images and learning to use and modify the stock images in a creative way. The idea is to get a compact image that looks absolutely real, and at the same time, absolutely impossible!
Create a Flying Land Illustration On Fire
This tutorial is about creating a fantasy illustration using some dragon images and a few cliffs for creating the land. We also add lava and fiery effects.
Snail race photo montage
In this tutorial we will be learning some more photomanipulation to create a snail race scene.
Create A Distressed Surreal Cityscape
Matte painting plays a major role in today’s films. The first known matte painting shot was made in 1907 by Norman Dawn (ASC), you can see how the traditional matte painting evolved from “The Wizard Of Oz” to the ground breaking “Avatar”. In this tutorial we will see some techniques in matte painting to create a distressed surreal cityscape.
Blend a Planet Transparently into a Photo Manipulation
This tutorial showcases you how to use different blending modes to blend flying hairs easily and to make semi-transparent planet. You will also ging to learn the different techniques of adjustment to get the most realistic results in your photo manipulations!
Create Grungy Style Artwork with Shattered Effect
In this tutorial, you’ll see the steps to create this Grungy Style Artwork, Mixing with Great Lighting and Shattered Effect in Photoshop. This is an intermediate level tutorial and some steps can be tricky.
Photo Manipulate a Falling Angel
In this tutorial you can learn how to combine several photos to create a dramatic ‘fallen angel’ scene.
Bloody Method Photoshop tutorial
This tutorial shows you the step-by-step method to creat some sort of bloody mouth with a dark and quite dramatic style of flow.
Create a Fantasy Landscape
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a fantasy landscape using some simple and easy techniques. Everyone with basic Photoshop skills can succeed to recreate this simple image using the most important thing in this kind of photo manipulation – the right stock.
How To Create a Photo Manipulation with Your Own Photos and Textures
In this tutorial, You can learn some tips on how to take your own photos for the photo manipulation. You will learn, how to blend pictures, apply textures, create your own brushes etc.
Transform a person into an alien
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!
Design an Intense Particle Illustration
This tutorial shows 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.
Create an Old Fantasy Space City
This tutorial will explain how to make an Old Space City from a single source image in photoshop. Please notice that every part in the scene in great detail. Watch the images in each step carefully, as most of the instructions are embedded in the step images.
Creating an Abstract Watercolor Wallpaper
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.
Create the Photo Manipulation “Brightness Tomorrows”
In this tutorial, We will see how to create a futuristic looking photo manipulation using some special tools, such as the Background Eraser Tool and how to blend pictures properly using Match Color Adjustments and Lighting Effects.
Gunshot Through a Glass
In this tutorial you can learn how to create a suspenseful photo manipulation in Photoshop. You will also learn how to create realistic distortions with the displace filter and apply photo effects to give it a cold look.
Creating the Spoiled Princess Fashion Poster
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a fashion advertisement poster. We’ll be combining multiple images, finding the perfect stock, and unifying it with just the right colors.
How to Create an Abstract Photo Manipulation
Here we’ll learn how to create an abstract photo manipulation that looks like you’ve just painted the subject. This tutorial included lots of useful techniques for creating impressive abstract pieces which is simple but if you don’t understand any steps then just skip it as not all of them are compulsory.
How to Create a Chilling Photo Manipulation
In this tutorial we’ll see how one can create 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.
How To Create a Futuristic Sci-Fi Scene
This tutorial guides you through the steps to create a futuristic sci-fi scene. We will transform original pictures using Photoshop tools that will help to give the image a more spectacular look.
Create a Model Riding Digital Volume
This is a tutorial illustrating perspective techniques and how you can achieve the feeling of depth and motion. This will be done in a few steps, such as placing the main character, creating the volume fading away and adding foreground and background images. Tutorial Link
Dazzling Dance Photo Manipulation
In this detailed and lengthy Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to combine photos and add special effects to turn a normal photograph into a stunning artwork. You will also learn several tricks to reduce your Photoshop document file size and number of layers and layer styles. Tutorial Link
Manipulate Smoke to Create Hyper-Real Images
In this tutorial you can learn how 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 this tuorial guide you through the process well, but not every Warp Grid point handle move. Tutorial Link
The Making of “Constant Slip”
This tutorial takes 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. Also, you can have some good guidance on how to deal with an illustration like this and cover the overall workflow. Tutorial Link
Creating a Spy Fly Photo Manipulation
This tutorial describes the main steps in creating a dead robot fly. This art piece was actually created for a contest and of course the first prize was the result. The concept of this illustration was to take a picture and be creative, use parts of that image and create something unique. Tutorial Link
Create amazing water-drenched photomontages
In this tutorial, you can learn how to make a splash, blending two very different images to create this amazing underwater effect, complete with a dissolving figure of a man. This tutorial provides step-by-step guidance on how to make a stunning, dynamic effect that recreates the look of a figure dissolving in water, with some clever use of Photoshop and some found images. Although the finished image appears hi-tech, it is just a very clever photomontage constructed from just two images, using relatively simple Photoshop techniques – the secret is in knowing which tool to use when, and putting the time into making sure it’s precisely executed. Tutorial Link
Create a Never Ending Staircase Illusion
In this short tutorial you can learn how to create a never ending staircase illusion with PhotoShop. Textured with wood, stone, grass or what ever you choose. Tutorial Link
Create a Photo Manipulation of a Flooded City Scene
In this tutorial, we will learn how to manipulate a simple photo into a flooding torrent of a scene. Also, how to use some relatively simple techniques to give this image a semi-realistic, stylized feel. Tutorial Link
The Making of Mystic
In this tutorial we all can learn 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 one can creates beautiful photo-manipulation based images. Tutorial Link
Create a Stunning 3D Liquid Explosion Artwork
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a Poser figure, create a shatter effect and render it in 3DStudio Max, then use Photoshop and some simple stock images to create a brilliant and visually stunning water explosion effect. Even if you don’t have Poser or 3DSMax, we’ve included the render in a PNG format for you to play with, and you’ll still learn valuable techniques. Tutorial Link
11. Create a Vivid Themed Illustration
Drawn elements are certainly something that can enhance an illustration. Even if you’re not very good at drawing, you can still create a quality piece. All you need is a good idea and some Photoshop skills. And if you don’t believe me, you will definitely change your mind after reading this tutorial. Tutorial Link – Part I, Part II
Create frozen liquid effects
This tutorial will shows how you can bring the coolest of effects to your illustrations. Here you’ll learn technique by which anyone can transform almost anything into what looks like water or frozen fluid. Tutorial Link
Create A Fantastic Natural Combination Scene
If you cant afford high quality stock images or graphics for your blog articles or website design then you can use this tutorial which showcases how you can create your own unique image according to your requirment using many images. Tutorial Link
Create A Slow Motion Bullet Shot Effect
In this tutorial you all going to learn how to make a nice bullet shot effect and how you can use a technological object such as a remote control to show a lot of tiny parts flying off after the impact: the circuit board, the buttons, a few chips. Tutorial Link
Create a Dramatic Impact to a Planet Scene
This is a tutorial about how to create simple looking impact effects using some creative skills of photoshop. Tutorial Link
Creating a Touching Story Scene
In this tutorial, you are going to create a story scene using photo manipulation and a lot of color adjustments. The outcome is simply amazing. Tutorial Link
How to Create a Severed Arm in Photoshop
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. Tutorial Link
Awesome Avatar Transformation
This is a Photoshop tutorial showing you all the steps you need to take in order to photo-manipulate yourself into a Na’vi (based on the characters in James Cameron’s movie “Avatar”). Tutorial Link
Create An Amazing Alien Invasion
If you really inspired by alian arts then you must going to enjoy this tutorial. Here you can learn a step by step process to creat a alien invasion scenario which looks so real that you going to feel horrified by the outcome. Tutorial Link
Create An Urban Tiger Photo Manipulation
In this tutorial we will examine the methods behind creating an image that contains a window to another world within it, as we smash a hole in urban life to reveal the jungle waiting in the wings. We’ll look at several basic techniques that are the cornerstones of creating any mixed media composition, including simple transformations, creating clipping paths and layer masking. Tutorial Link
Create Glass Transparency in a Cute Photo Manipulation
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to incorporate glass into your work. We’ll learn a good technique for incorporating glass transparency into photo manipulations, while placing a cute, pirate hamster on the high seas. Tutorial Link
How to Create a Flaming Photo Manipulation
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. We hope you enjoy the tutorial and try it with your own stock imagery. Tutorial Link
Create a Dark Melancholic Photo Manipulation Scene
In this photo manipulation tutorial, we will be creating a melancholic and enthralling piece using Photoshop. Here, you all can learn several techniques for blending images seamlessly. We’ll cover how to paint realistic lighting and shadows, how to create an effect of a moving sky like it just came out from a long exposure shot, how to make a vignette, how to utilize fill and adjustment layers, and more. Tutorial Link
Create a Steampunk Style Illustration
After going through this steampunk tutorial you’ll feel like going simultaneously backward and forward in time. The main focus, aside from the style of course, is fusing elements from different sources together to create a cohesive whole. There are many tricks to this end and we shall be looking at light sources, shadows, and image grading. Tutorial Link
Create a Post Apocalyptic Photo Manipulation
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a post apocalyptic manipulation using adjustment layers, vector masks, and some special effects. Tutorial Link
Scared Photomanipulation Tutorial
This tutorial will teaches you some basic things about photomanipulation by creating a scared scenario using images of human body object. Tutorial Link
How to make an AVATAR Na’vi
This tutorial was made to help step you through the making of Na’vi from the film “Avatar”. By this process you can able to convert any image into this Avatar character. Tutorial Link
How to Create a Magical Painted Scene
In this tutorial, we will be using several basic tools and stock images to create a fantasy artwork where everything seems to come alive from what is being painted on an old piece of paper. Tutorial Link
Create a Fantastic Tree
Once again a tutorial full of horrer. Here you can learn that how you can create a scared tree using just some simple images. Tutorial Link
How to Create Cityscape Concept Art
In this tutorial, you will learn 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. Tutorial Link
Create an Abstract Sea on Land Illusion
Here, you will learn how to use paths and masking to produce an abstract view of sea on land. You will also learn some cool texturing ideas. Tutorial Link
Use a 3D Model to Create a Dramatic Scene
For this tutorial you’ll need Photoshop CS3 Extended, as the tutorial utilizes that version’s unique 3D Tools. You will import a three-dimensional object of an airplane and use it to create a dramatic scene. Use the Vanishing Point filter to create realistic shadows, add texture to the model, and use brush Tools to get awesome results. Tutorial Link
Photomanipulation Comic Book Effect
In this tutorial you can learn how to create an exciting comic out of photos and filter effects. This tutorial will teach you how turn a ormal highway photo into an intense action scene. Tutorial Link
Design a Surreal Desert Scene in Photoshop
In this tutorial you can learn how to create a surreal time-themed photomanipulation using Photoshop. The name of this photomanipulation is “Time Guardian” which is not common and very creative to use. Tutorial Link
Create an Amazing Light Beam Surrounding a Lady
This tutorial gives you some insight in to techniques and concepts by which you can learn how to create and colorize a textured background and how you can genrate a custom brush-style in Adobe Photoshop also a way to employ the Smudge-Tool and Displace-Filter. Also, you can learn the creation and modify of custom vector-shapes and how to optimize color-curves and alter colors using adjustment layers. Tutorial Link
Making of a Sexy Humanoid
This tutorial will takes you to the step-by-step process of creating the amazing humanoid form using some simple photoshop techniques. Tutorial Link
How to Create a Somber Composition
In this tutorial you will learn how to manipulate stock images and turn them into your puppets to express your desired feelings. Tutorial Link
Create an Imaginative Golden Apple Tree
Here, In this tutorial we’ll see how to convert simple tree into a fantecy golden apple tree. Tutorial Link
Super Fast – Speed Lighting Effect
Take an image of a fireworks display and turn it into an intense sensation of speed. Manipulate natural lighting to fill a motion filled scene. Use masks to blend the effect over a car image to make the car appear to be in motion. This tutorial shows you exactly what to do. Tutorial Link
Create a Platform Environment
In this tutorial, you will learn how to combine digital painting and photo manipulation to create polished fantasy art. The process of combining digital painting and photo manipulation is a great mix. It truly allows you conquer the world with beautiful illustrations. Tutorial Link
How to Mold Paint Splatter to a Face
In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to 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. Tutorial Link
Combine Photo Elements to Create a Surreal Photo Manipulation
This Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to use a variety of color, lighting, and cut and paste techniques to create a surreal photo manipulation. Combine your creativity with these Photoshop techniques to create your own photo manipulation artworks. Tutorial Link
Design a Vibrant Blackberry Inspired Ad
The Blackberry Loves U2 TV promo features some awesome, bright and vibrant lighting effects. Let’s take a look at recreating the style to produce a Blackberry inspired design of our own. Tutorial Link
Skating in clouds
This tutorial showcases how to creat a magical clouds scene from various textures and simple photoshop techniques. Tutorial Link
Here’s a little tutorial showing you how one can basically go about aging a woman’s face in Photoshop. Tutorial Link
Create an energy sci-fi scene
Here, In this tutorial you can learn how to use Photoshop to combine 3D renders with stock images and light effects. This is an unconventional Photoshop tutorial because it is focused more on the process rather then the technique. Tutorial Link
Design a 3D Machinary War Scene
This tutorial shows you how to seamlessly blend 3D models into your 2D composites using Photoshop Extended. You’ll discover how easy it is to roll, rotate and slide complex models within 3D space. Tutorial Link
Join the DarkSide
If you guys into KOTOR2 (Knights of the Old Republic: Part 2) then you might going to like it as you should know this effect! which we going to learn in this tutorial. Tutorial Link
Designing a war movie poster
In this tutorial I will show you guys some simple but efficient techniques that will help you make great movie posters using simple photo manipulation techniques. Tutorial Link
Use lighting effects to make photos sparkle
Turning a run-of-the-mill photo into a dazzling one is simple – when you know the right tricks. This tutorial shows how to create a variety of light effects that can be applied to photography or illustration with equal impact. Tutorial Link
Create a Surreal Scene of Flying Bombs on Fire
In this tutorial, we’ll make a scene with flaming bombs pouring from the sky. This tut is made to show some down and dirty Photoshop tricks that beginners can quickly pick up. It also includes some relatively advanced techniques to help budding designers enhance their workflow. Tutorial Link
How to Create a Fantasy “Mother Nature” Scene
This tutorial is about creating a fantasy scene called “Mother Nature.” We will use well chosen images, brushes and most off all our imagination in combination with Photoshop techniques to create an outstanding image. Tutorial Link
Beautiful Sunrise Landscape
Learn how to combine and blend multiple landscape photos to create a beautiful sunrise landscape. You will also learn about masking and other selection methods. Tutorial Link
Create a Face Shattering Effect
This tutorial takes you to the process of creation of a face shattering effect which is highly creative if you like to play with your own images. Tutorial Link
Making a Beautiful Pair of Fantasy Eyes
In this tutorial, we will explore the basics on how one can create fantasy eyes effects in Photoshop. Tutorial Link
Make a Vivid Flaming Skull Conceptual Composition
In this Photoshop tutorial, We will learn how to combine stock images and typography into a beautiful conceptual composition. The aim is to explain the creative process and motivations behind design decisions made while creating a digital art piece. Also, we’ll see through some powerful Photoshop tools and commands that allow you to control color balance and image vividness. Tutorial Link
Create incredible B-movie poster art
This tutorial shows you how to combine 3D renders with stylized photography, text and smoke to capture all the camp horror of an alien invasion. This spoof movie poster design is a simple but effective way of tackling those graphics challenges where there seem to be too many thoughts to fit in: it enables the designer to combine slogans and other textual elements with the bare bones of a storyline and striking images, all bound up in an iconic format that everybody will recognize.Tutorial Link