160+ Cool Photoshop Tutorials to Help & Inspire You!
Look no further. This showcase may be the ultimate resource for all your Adobe Photoshop and PhotoShop CC tutorial needs! You can learn so much from these 160+ Cool Photoshop tutorials, which include everything from using the editing tools, making layouts and posters, and even expert tips and advice. Enjoy…
Quick Tips: Instagram your images using Photoshop
Instagram reinvented the photo sharing on our social media structure. It’s a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your pictures to friends and family. And what I like the most about Instagram, are the various schemes that offers you to filter your pictures with your own little touch [link].
How to Create a Realistic Neon Light Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop
Layering glow and gloss effects can help create nice, shiny objects. This tutorial will show you how to modify a brick texture for the background, and then use layer styles with the Pen Tool to add some bright, glowing neon text and a simple cable over it [link].
How to Create Masks of Transparent Elements in Photoshop
Cool Photoshop Tutorial: Selections are an essential part of any photo editing workflow, but often, selections aren’t as straight-forward as they might seem. In this tutorial we will explain how to make a selection of a glass that includes transparent elements [link].
Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop tutorial: Create a low-poly portrait
Here Brazilian designer Breno Bitencourt shows you step-by-step how to create a stylish low-poly portrait in Illustrator and Photoshop. The secret to creating works in this style is working from the best reference photos – and first off Breno reveals how to capture these (using himself as a model). He then reveals how to work these up in Photoshop, then create a vector version in Illustrator [link].
How To Create a Cosmic Abstract Shards Poster Design
Follow this step by step Illustrator and Photoshop tutorial to create a vibrant poster design featuring abstract vector shards and intense cosmic colours. We’ll begin by constructing the vector shard pieces in Illustrator then combine them with blending modes and lighting effects in Photoshop to produce a cool piece of poster artwork [link].
Create an Autumn-Themed 3D Text Effect With Photoshop CS6 Extended
Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended is packed with an all-new 3D interface and tons of new features. In this tutorial, we will explain how to use those new features to create an autumn-themed 3D text effect [list].
How To Create a Dark Lunar Poster Design with PS & AI
In today’s tutorial I’m going to take you through the step by step process I used to create a dark outer space themed poster named Lunar. The artwork combines textures and vector geometric elements to produce an intense layout showing off the beauty of the moon with high tech sci-fi style markings [link].
Cool Photoshop Tutorial: Lomograph. How to Make a PHOTO look Vintage & Retro
Photoshop tutorial showing how to transform an image into looking like a vintage, retro, analog-type lomograph [link].
Cool Photoshop Tutorial – Striped Fuzzy Text Effect
If you’re a fan of the fuzzy/fluffy stuff, you’ll like this text effect. It is a really simple one, created using Photoshop’s Layer Styles, brushes, and Filters. You can use any color you like for the stripes, and even create them in different sizes [link].
How To Create a Double Exposure Effect in Photoshop
Create an Hourglass in Photoshop
How To Create a Retro Style Race Poster in Photoshop
I recently put together a little vintage style poster to let my friends know about a karting event I’m organising for my stag do. I know lots of my readers are also big fans of the retro style and I had loads of fun creating the design, so I thought I’d share the process as a tutorial to give an insight into the techniques used [link].
Tilt Shift Photoshop Tutorial: How to Make Fake Miniature Scenes
Tilt shift lenses focus on a single part of the photo and shift (blur) the surrounding area to create an optical illusion of miniaturized scenery. Real tilt shift lenses are quite expensive, but a similar effect can be achieved by using Photoshop after you take the photo [link].
Cool Text Effect with the Puppet Warp Tool in Photoshop CS5
How To Create an Easy Abstract Blur Pattern Design
Today’s Illustrator and Photoshop design tutorial is based on a suggestion from one of my readers. Ella got in touch with some examples of cool geometric gradient designs that she had seen a lot lately and wondered how they were made [link].
Beautiful Water Effect in Photoshop CC
Create a Dark Vintage Style Motorcycle Poster Design
Cool Photoshop Tutorial: My absolute favourite style of motorcycle is the custom “bobber”. I love the stripped down appearance and the raw vintage styling. It’s my plan to chop up a bike of my own one day, but for now I have to settle with designing custom motorcycle posters instead [link].
Removing Acne, Skin Blemishes With The Spot Healing Brush In Photoshop
In this Photo Retouching tutorial, we’ll look at one of the most amazing and time saving photo retouching tools available, the Spot Healing Brush, the first of three image “healing” tools in Photoshop… [link].
Dramatic Shadows in Photoshop CC
It has been quite a long time I’ve been thinking about creating a design with those very realistic shadows. This weekend I decided to give it a try. I started to think about what would be the best way, manually recreating that would be too much work. So I decided to try the 3D capabilities of Photoshop. It turned out to be the easiest and quickest way [link].
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How to combine brushes with texture in Photoshop CS6
A touch of texture in a brush stroke can make the early stages of a painting even more effective [link].
Create 3D Rubber and Glass Text in 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 [link].
Top Video Tutorial: How to Match 3D Ground Planes With a Vanishing Point Using Photoshop CS6 Extended
Add Dramatic Rain to a Photo in Photoshop
In this tutorial, we will demonstrate how to add a dramatic rain effect to a photo in Photoshop. While rain effects are not new to Photoshop, we will go a step further and show how to make the image more photorealistic by adding reflections and small puddles [link].
Create a Summer Inspired 3D Text Effect in Photoshop
Easy Wax Seal in Illustrator and Photoshop
How to Draw an Ultra Clean Apple Keyboard with Photoshop
How To Create an Abstract Geometric Poster Design
Cool Photoshop Tutorials list – Some of the coolest designs can be created with the simplest of tools. In this tutorial we’ll create a cool abstract poster design using nothing more than a hexagon. With careful composition, an enticing colour scheme and a series of textures you can easily create a great looking design that would work perfectly as a poster, or even artwork for a book or album cover [link].
How to Create High Quality Metal 3D Text in Photoshop
How to Reduce Digital Noise in a Photograph
Design a Vector Thermometer Using Photoshop’s Non Destructive Tools
Create a Geometric Maze Design in Photoshop
Color Splash Adobe Photoshop Tutorial
Cool Photoshop Tutorial – This tutorial will cover a topic that I get asked about quite a bit, especially with mobile applications like Color Splash, that allow you to isolate a specific color in your image. Singling out a specific color in your image [link].
Use Tilt-Shift in Photoshop
Tilt-shift photography is a special way of selectively focusing and de-focusing parts of an image by manually tilting and shifting the position of a camera lens relative to the image capture area [link].
Vintage 3D Text Effect in Photoshop CS6
How to Create a Metallic Text Effect Using Layer Styles in Photoshop
Create the Dragan photo effect in Photoshop
Design a “Texts Drop in Water” Typography Effect in Photoshop
In this Photoshop tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Design a “Letter Drops into Water” Typographic Effect in Photoshop. This is intermediate level Photoshop tutorial, have a try! We will heavily use the liquify filter, custom brush and the free transform tool [link].
Create a Retro Gold Leather Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop
Create a Simple, Elegant Textured Metal Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop
Create a Simple Pencil Icon in Adobe Photoshop
Blur backgrounds easily in Photoshop
Ever wish you’d taken a shot with a wider aperture? Make it happen in Photoshop using a blur filter and a painted mask. Backgrounds often ruin what is an otherwise perfect picture. Even if the subject is perfectly framed and focused, things in the distance can prove an insurmountable distraction [link].
How to Create a Map Icon Using Adobe Photoshop
How to Create a Dramatic Digital Painting in Photoshop
In this tutorial, I will take you through the process of creating a dramatic digital painting in Photoshop, and show you how to illustrate an eagle and falcon battling it out in the sky. Let’s get started! [link]
Quickly Select Skin Tones in Photoshop CS6
Create Delicious Donut Text That Will Make You Hungry
How To Create a Washed Out Vintage Matte Photo Effect
Photoshop CS6 Tutorials: Create Tilt-shift photography
Today we are going to Create or achieve the Famous Tilt-Shift method using Photoshop CS6 tutorials. Graphic and web Design blog as already created 3 Photoshop CS6 tutorials for readers like Designers and photographers. This time we added a Video Tutorials as a “Quick Tip” for you and we need your feedback on this video [link].
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3D type tutorial: Create 3D type using Photoshop CS6
In this tutorial, 3D artist and illustrator Craig Minchington demonstrates how to create elegant 3D type without using a CG suite such as Cinema 4D or Maya. Instead, he’ll use the 3D tools in the Extended version of Photoshop CS6 [link].
Photoshop CS6 3D Building City Tutorial
Photoshop has never been known for its 3D abilities. It is really better known as Adobe’s primary-pixel-pusher. The inclusion of 3D objects and Repousse in previous versions marked interesting forays into the realm of raytraced three dimensions [link].
Create a Magma Hot Text Effect in Photoshop
Exposure Blending Tutorial
This tutorial will walk you through the basics of creating the same look by hand. All you need is camera and photo editing software that supports layer masking (you can follow these steps in Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, and The GIMP, among others) [link].
How to Create a Stopwatch Illustration in Photoshop
How to Create an Old TV Illustrated Icon
Quick Tip: Create a Mech-Inspired Text Effect in Photoshop Using Layer Styles
In this quick tutorial we will show you how to create mech-inspired text effect using layer styles in Photoshop [link].
3D Layers Text Effect in Photoshop CS6
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 [link]
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Create a Retro-Futuristic Space Poster in Photoshop
I recently watched the movies Alien & Aliens and marvelled at each movie’s cover art, which gave me the inspiration for this tutorial. Both movies have a futuristic theme but this is combined with heavy grain from the outdated print techniques, creating that awesome retro-futuristic style [link].
Video Tutorial: 3D in Photoshop CS6 – 01 – 3D Basics
How to Add Frames to Photos Using Photoshop and Lightroom
In this tutorial, we will take a look at a few ways to add frames and borders around your photographs using a combination of Lightroom and Photoshop. In the process, you will use several tools including Photoshop blend modes, custom brushes, Layer Styles and the Canvas Size option [link].
Create a 3D Typographic Illustration
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 [link].
Creating Animation with Audio in Photoshop CS6 Tutorial
The release of Photoshop CS6 presents another revolutionary step in the history of Photoshop. While the previous releases of Adobe Photoshop formed a real and significant change in the development of Photoshop, the latest version, Photoshop CS6, definitely comes with some amazing new and improved features [link].
Inflated Text Using 3D in Photoshop CC
Let’s have a little fun with 3D. C’mon, just try it! In this exercise, we’ll create some inflated text using the 3D features in Photoshop. With the enhanced surface properties, you can create a reflective metallic look in a matter of minutes. (Note: For this technique, you’ll need either Photoshop CS6 Extended or CC [link].
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How to Make Instagram Filters in Photoshop: Earlybird
Cell phone cameras and apps like Instagram have made it possible for anyone to practice and enjoy the art of Photography. The filters that come with Instagram do a great job of altering the mood or tone of photographs. They also add a flare of drama to otherwise boring images [link].
Create a 3D Micro Robotic Insect in ZBrush
In this tutorial we are going to sculpt a Micro Bionic Insect with chemical war purposes using simple hard-surface modelling techniques with the Clipping Brush [link].
Make interesting vector shapes in Photoshop CS6
The introduction of vector shape layers in Photoshop CS6 has opened up a wealth of new possibilities. Here are some tips so you can make the most of them [link].
Video Tutorial: Double Exposure Effect in Photoshop
In today’s video tutorial we’re going to play around in Photoshop to create a cool Double Exposure effect, which is originally a Photography technique using nothing but cameras to blend two separate images together by exposing the film twice in two completely different photos [link].
Iron Man View Interface Effect in Photoshop
Create a Chocolate Volcano Using 3D Effects
In this tutorial we will use the 3D capabilities of Photoshop CS5 Extended to create a chocolate volcano and text effect [link].
Photoshop tutorial: Discover Photoshop CS6’s new 3D tools
Photoshop CS6 allows you to import 3D files, texture them, apply lighting and render objects better than before [link].
Use Photoshop CS6 to Create a Micro Machines Inspired Scene
Photoshop CS6 is packed with new features and effects that you can use in your work. In this tutorial we will utilize Photoshop’s new 3D capabilities as well as its new content aware features to create a Micro Machines inspired composition [link].
Create a Syfy Inspired Logo Animation in Photoshop CS6
Vintage 3D Text Effect in Photoshop CS6
Draw a Realistic Retro Radio using Photoshop
Cool Photoshop Tutorial: Selective Sepia
Create a Sleek Metallic 3D Text Effect in Photoshop CS6
Video Tutorial: Matte Split Toning Effect in Photoshop
Video Tutorial: Painted Watercolor Effect in Photoshop
How to Add Realistic Falling Snow to a Photo in Photoshop
How To Create a Grainy Abstract Lines Poster Design
Follow this step by step tutorial to create a cool abstract lines design with awesome vibrant lighting effects. We’ll use Illustrator’s easy tools to create the vector linework then add a range of glows, colours and effects in Photoshop to finish the design with a cool grainy but luminous style [link].
Add A Realistic Rainbow To A Photo With Photoshop
In this Photoshop Effects tutorial, we’ll learn how to easily add a rainbow, and even a double rainbow, to a photo! As we’ll see, Photoshop ships with a ready-made rainbow gradient for us to use. We’ll learn where to find it and how to load it in [link].
Vintage and retro Photoshop effects
Age Progression – Photoshop Tutorials
Excerpt: Step 1: Choosing an Appropriate Photo. When deciding to age-progress a celebrity’s face, I try to select a picture that is touched-up as little as possible [link].
The Making of a Robotic Frog
There are a number of tricks and techniques people use when making an image of this nature, but I am going to show how I created this image using only the very basic tools [link].
Create a Seamless, 3D, Geometric Pattern in Photoshop
PS: Five Easy Steps to Produce Intense Colors in Your Photographs
Learn How to Create a Old Photo Film Vector Using Photoshop
Telling Stories With Shadows In Photoshop
“Unusual Christmas Card. Photoshop tutorial”
Super Cool Watercolor Effect in 10 steps in Photoshop
How to Design an iPhone App Interface With Photoshop
Create a Realistic Photo Composite From a Sketch
When mixing photos, it’s often helpful to use digital painting techniques to help improve your scene. In this tutorial, we will show you how to combine several photos to create a realistic scene of a locomotive passing through a desert landscape. This tutorial will begin as a sketch, we will then show you how to combine photo manipulation and digital painting techniques to create finished artwork that looks amazingly close to the original sketch [link].
The Ultimate Guide to Adjustment Layers – Curves
Most of you are probably aware of the Curves Adjustment in Photoshop. Curves allows you to adjust the tonal values in a photo, increase or decrease the exposure, as well as make manual, semi-automatic, or automatic color corrections to image [link].
Playing with 3D in Photoshop CS6
Cool Photoshop Tutorial: How to Reshape 3D Models in Photoshop CS6 Extended
Cool Photoshop Tutorial – How To Create a Realistic Painted Effect in Photoshop
Learn How to Illustrate a Realistic Rocketship in Photoshop
How To Create a Vibrant Abstract Shards Poster Design
Follow this step by step Illustrator and Photoshop tutorial to create a cool poster design of vibrant shard graphics. We’ll create the array of shapes with Illustrator’s vector tools before finishing off the poster with some subtle textures in Photoshop [link].
Create a Mobile Shopping App Design in Photoshop
Video Tutorial: Photoshop Tutorial: 3D Gold Typography
Create Rich, Detailed 3D Typography With Photoshop CS6
Video Showing PS Tutorial: How to Create 3D Chrome Text in Photoshop
Retro Style Geometric Lines Poster Design Tutorial
Follow this step by step tutorial to create a flowing composition of geometric lines based on the retro style of the Mexico 1968 Olympics branding. We’ll use Illustrator’s powerful vector tools to create the pattern, then switch over to Photoshop to weather the design for that awesome retro style appearance [link].
Photoshop Watercolor Painting Effect
In this Photoshop effects 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 [link].
How To Create a Retro Style Typographic Poster Design
Cool Photoshop Tutorial – Follow this step by step tutorial to create a retro style typographic poster design with distressed textures and a muted colour scheme. We’ll create a typographic layout based on the number ‘one’ using Illustrator’s easy manipulation tools, then switch over to Photoshop to lay out the poster design composition and grunge everything up with some textures to create that cool dated retro look [link].
How To Create a Colorful Abstract Poster in Illustrator
Follow this step by step tutorial to create a colourful and vibrant abstract poster design. We’ll create a series of tessellating shapes using Illustrator’s Pathfinder tool, then begin adding colour swatches and gradients to bring the design to life. To finish the poster off, we’ll then import it into Photoshop to add some polish in the form of subtle textures [link].
Create a Fashion Mixed Media Portrait in Photoshop
Computer Arts: Create distorted typography in Photoshop
Quick Tip: Retroize Your Photos in Seconds
Create a Retro Sign from Scratch Using Advanced Techniques
Amazing Photo Manipulation “World on the Tissue” in Photoshop
In this photoshop tutorial I will show you how to create a fairly simple, but effective collage “World on the tissue”. Spring has finally came and I want some bright wallpaper on my desktop [link].
Turn day into night in Photoshop
Create a Funky Perspective of a Model Riding Digital Volume
Photoshop tutorial: Create a glowing superhero
Super Easy Colorful Effects in Photoshop
Classic Light Effect in Photoshop
Photoshop Quick Tip: Creating Depth of Field Using the Lens Blur Filter
Ever wondered what the Lens Blur Filter in Photoshop actually does? It’s pretty interesting, actually. Unlike the other blur filters you can actually control the amount of depth and where it’s applied in an image using alpha channels. Lets take a look at how this works [link].
How To Create Anaglyph 3D Images That Really Work!
I originally planned to write this tutorial on how to create a retro 3D effect that mimicked the offset red/blue images that were seen in old 3D movies, comics and posters. But then I thought, rather than just recreate the effect, why not try and produce an anaglyph 3D image that actually works?! [link].
Video Tutorial: Chrome 3D Text Using Image Based Lights In Photoshop CS6
Quick Tip: Create a Realistic Broken Glass Effect in Photoshop
Cool Photoshop Tutorial – Create a Glowing 3D Text Effect With Filter Forge and Photoshop
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 [link].
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Create a 1980s Inspired 3D Text Effect in Photoshop
Create 3D type in 10 simple steps
Cool Photoshop Tutorial: Curled Ribbon Text Effect
How to Write in the Sand in Adobe Photoshop
12 Newest Free Fonts for Designers
Cool Photoshop Tutorial: Embossed Metal Tag Text Effect
Adobe Illustrator tutorial: Add stylish ornaments to type
How to Create Abstract Vector Background with Colorful Bubbles in Adobe Photoshop
23 Useful InDesign and Photoshop Tutorials For Design Tips And Tricks
Video for Photoshop CS6 Extended: How to Make 3D text protrude from a Massive, Dramatically-lit, Stone Wall
Cool Photoshop Video Tutorial: Mixing 3D Shapes and Letters in Photoshop CS6 Extended
Video: Stylish 3D Text Effect | Photoshop CS6 Extended
Composite True 3D Text Into A Scene With Photoshop CS6
The 3D tools in previous versions of Photoshop were never been the best. They were clumsy, didn’t look very good, and were not very flexible. In turn, 3D editing with Photoshop never really caught on to become part of anybody’s regular workflow [link].
Create an Elegant 3D Text Effect in Photoshop CS6
How To Create a Tessellating Geometric Poster Design
Follow this step by step tutorial to create a trendy geometric poster design with a series of tessellating three dimensional cubes. We’ll be creating the colourful shapes in Adobe Illustrator, then bring everything over to Photoshop to finish off the poster with subtle textures and colour casts [link].
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Typographic Logo in Illustrator and Photoshop
Create a 3D Sports Graphics Illustration
Create a Distressed Vector Typographic Poster Design
Follow this step by step walk-through of my recent design process for the ‘Spectrum’ poster. Starting with custom made type in Illustrator, we’ll move our vector graphics into Photoshop for some serious distressing with Photoshop brushes, blending modes and more! [link].
Create “Cold Winter Night” Text Effect in Photoshop
Cool Photoshop Tutorial: Get started with Type Art
Learn How to Create Amazing Low Poly Art in Photoshop & Illustrator (12 Tuts)
How to Create a Retro Sci-Fi Computer Game Poster
Combine stock photos and design resources to create an awesome retro sci-fi themed game poster that takes inspiration from Atari games of the 80s. By mixing up bright and vibrant cosmic designs with old, distressed and grungey textures we’ll create a retro futuristic poster design for ‘Galactic Attack’ [link].
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ABDZ Constellation in Photoshop
How to Create a Vintage Style Poster in Photoshop
Cool Photoshop Tutorial: Create Leafy Text Effect in Photoshop
How to Create a Chalk Logo Effect in Photoshop
The Ultimate Guide to Adjustment Layers – Color Balance and Selective Color
Create an Easy Realistic Gold Text Effect in Photoshop
Using Layers to Create HDR-Style Images
There currently seems to be a lot of interest in HDR or similar processes. What is HDR? Essentially, it’s about collecting a series of shots taken on a tripod at different exposures and allowing über clever software to merge them together to make one supposedly perfectly exposed image [link].
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