5 July 2009

Adobe Photoshop Tutorials - Best Of

When it comes to graphic design, Adobe Photoshop is usually the first option to consider. However, the software itself is a quite tough nut to crack — and definitely extremely hard to master. For instance, the concepts are not always intuitive and it’s not always clear when to use what tool and how to use it effectively. In fact, in Photoshop it usually takes pretty much time to achieve something you have never done before.

However, you don’t need to muddle through numerous Photoshop features and extensions for every design problem. You can use professional suggestions instead, e.g. professional step-by-step tutorials which provide excellent results and thus can save you a lot of time.

Photo- and Picture Editing and Processing

  • Professional "glamour style" photo retouch
    This is the first chapter of a main tutorial divided in six parts. In this one you will learn how to photo retouch the skin of a model in a few steps. Better results can be obtained by using a graphic tablet instead of a mouse.

  • Faking HDR in Adobe Photoshop
    This HDR tutorial shows quite easy way to fake HDR foto in Photoshop. You don’t need to shoot into RAW or take photos with different exposure - one JPEG is enough. If you can work with masks in Photoshop, you have an advantage. Part of tutorial is HDR action for download.

  • Reflective Bubbles
    For my most recent work I wanted to create bubbles that would reflect my subject in a believable yet magical way.

  • Devil’s Eye
    Some eyes are just too pretty, but I bet some of you would change that if you could. I am going to try to explain how to make eyes look more sinister, And remember this is coming from a begginer,so bare with me. Photoshop CS2.

  • Beautiful lighting FX effect in Photoshop
    This tutorial will show you how to make a beautiful lighting effect on scatters by using Photoshop. Keep in mind that I only provide the basic guidelines to creating this type of effect. There are tons of possibilities if you spend time to play with the settings and keep your creativity wide open.

  • Create a Realistic Torn Paper Effect
    Torn paper is one of the key elements to achieving the distressed / collage look. This tutorial covers a few simple steps in Adobe Photoshop to create a realistic looking torn paper effect taking you on your way to Destroying the Web 2.0 Look.

Drawings, Paintings, Cartoons

  • Making of The Blues Singer Leaves Town
    This picture was done in a hot summer day, in the memory of an old anime series I used to watch as a kid, about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Historically, it’s off from that period, but it’s the feeling of summer, childhood fascination and nature that I wanted to re-create. It’s also a tribute to music. 4 pages.

  • Easy Watercolor Painting Effect
    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.

  • Soft Cell Shading
    Learn how to paint softlry, as a variation of cell shading, eventually going through a total of seven stages.

  • Comic art style
    This is a method that you can use to produce abstract art using Adobe Photoshop. Randomness, detail, colors and contrast plays of course important roles now.


  • 3D typographic effects
    Photoshop is an astounding post-production tool – and here Nik Ainley of Shiny Binary shows you how to add the wow factor to 3D text using Photoshop’s art tools.

  • Create a Spectacular Flaming Meteor Effect on Text
    Take typography one step further by having text falling from the sky in a burning inferno. Yes, this is the text-on-fire tutorial to end all tutorials. It uses a little Illustrator for the text and a lot of Photoshop to burn up the screen!

  • Recreate the ‘Bee Movie’ Text Effect
    In this quick Photoshop tutorial we’ll be recreating the ‘Bee movie’ text effect, you know, the one you’ve seen all over the place over the last few months?

  • Smooth Glass Type
    Here’s a quick way to create some nice looking translucent glass type that’ll work great on any background, made completely with layer styles.

  • Plastic Jelly Style
    In this tutorial we’ll be using layer styles to make a plastic-gel type style that you can easily apply to text and shapes. You can download the PSD file from the link at the bottom of the tutorial to just copy+paste the styles.

Buttons, Logos & Menus

  • Orb Button Effect
    This set of tutorial will show on how to create a very basic mouse over effect in html/css. Therefore this tutorial will spilt into 2 parts:

  • Photoshop Button Maker
    In this simple tutorial we’re going to create a clever little way of making little buttons using a couple of layers and one interchangeable image layer. As always you can download the sample PSD at the bottom of the tutorial to follow along and copy layer styles out of.

  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed Seal/Badge Photoshop Tutorial
    In this quick Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you how to design a sweet-lookin’ a golden badge, pretty much like this one I’ve designed below. For this tutorial I’ve used the example ‘100% satisfaction guaranteed seal/badge.

Adobe Photoshop Techniques

  • Color adjustment tutorial
    This tutorial shows how to get more mood into your pictures via Adjustment Layers and some other effects.

  • Vector Polishing Techniques
    This tutorial includes 9 Photoshop techniques that will show you how to add more depth, color, contrast, and texture into your vector art.

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