28 Technically Advanced Photoshop Tutorials

These tutorials offer an opportunity to harness your Photoshop skills, take your skills to the next level or simply learn something new.
They are all relatively new tuts, and all come from the best and most professional of Graphic Designers. They make it look so easy!!!

Just a personal note to add, this article probably defines the difference between Adobe Fireworks and Photoshop. Photoshop is clearly all about the small details taking us to the overall masterpiece, and Fireworks is for the bolder and brasher graphic that can be compiled in no more than 10 minutes. I am not a Professional Graphic Designer, so I will stick with Fireworks. I can only aspire to design up to the level of these tutorials and Graphic designers. Thanks to them.
(This is a comment regarding my previous article 75 Powerful Adobe Fireworks Extensions – It really can be as Great as Photoshop!.

Trendy Circle Brush in Photoshop

Advanced Photoshop Tutorials and TecniquesLink: Trendy Circle Brush in Photoshop.
TUT Quote: “There’s a design trend that’s blown up over the past year and it’s based around one simple shape—the circle. Not just one circle, though, lots of them. In fact, it’s circles within circles…

Seamless compositing in Photoshop

Advanced Photoshop Tutorials and TecniquesLink: Seamless compositing in Photoshop.
TUT Quote: “Learn how to fake unbelievable fantasy images, like this giant warrior lizard, using some clever Photoshop trickery”.

Creating fireballs and explosions

Advanced Photoshop Tutorials and TecniquesLink: Creating fireballs and explosions.
TUT Quote: “Fabio Sasso uses custom brushes and layers to create an explosive scene in Photoshop”.

Making pictures with the ‘wow’ factor

Advanced Photoshop Tutorials and TecniquesLink: Making pictures with the ‘wow’ factor.
TUT Quote: “Do your colours fail to dazzle? Do your lines lack oomph? Sebastian Onufszak shows some nifty Photoshop and Illustrator tools for getting great results every time”.

Vintage Clouds Photoshop Tutorial

Advanced Photoshop Tutorials and TecniquesLink: Vintage Clouds Photoshop Tutorial.
TUT Quote: “Learn how to make ordinary blue skies look dramatic with a simple and easy color and contrast adjustment.

Make your own pop art

Advanced Photoshop Tutorials and TecniquesLink: Make your own pop art.
TUT Quote: “The pop art movement of the 1950s celebrated the birth of consumer culture, taking mundane things like the humble soup can out of the supermarket and into art galleries – often for the very first time.

B-movie poster art

Advanced Photoshop Tutorials and TecniquesLink: B-movie poster art.
TUT Quote: “Prepare to shock! Terrify! Amaze! Photoshop and Illustrator guru Mark Mayers demonstrates how to recreate the shlock B-movie posters of cinema’s golden age.

Animating characters

Advanced Photoshop Tutorials and TecniquesLink: Animating characters.
TUT Quote: “Alexis West shows how to bring your vector characters to life in Flash, turning an Illustrator image into a cool interactive animation.

Animate the Splash Using Photoshop and After Effects

Advanced Photoshop Tutorials and TecniquesLink: Animate the Splash Using Photoshop and After Effects.
TUT Quote: “In this Olympic-inspired tutorial, Corey teaches an effect where he extracts areas of an image in Photoshop and then animates them using After effects in order to create a 3D movement effect with the image.

Discover the art of grunge

Advanced Photoshop Tutorials and TecniquesLink: Discover the art of grunge.
TUT Quote: “In this world of gradients, logo reflections, horizontal stripes and rounded edges, the web has become bloated with sites obsessed with looking Web 2.0, when in fact the term is meaningless when applied to pure aesthetics.

3D effects in Photoshop

Advanced Photoshop Tutorials and TecniquesLink: 3D effects in Photoshop.
TUT Quote: “By combining the versatility of Photoshop with a range of rich, home-made 3D textures, it’s possible to produce some truly original 3D effects. The secret is in the textures…

Anaglyph images

Advanced Photoshop Tutorials and TecniquesLink: Anaglyph images.
TUT Quote: “Creating custom anaglyph images may sound tricky, but it’s not. With the help of Photoshop and some specialist 3D software, you can easily create convincing 3D images.

Age your images

Advanced Photoshop Tutorials and TecniquesLink: Age your images.
TUT Quote: “Photoshop expert and retro-kitsch enthusiast Don Sparrow reveals the tricks and special techniques he uses to digitally age his images in this step-by-step guide to giving your work that familiar styling of the forties and fifties.

Add Another Dimension

Advanced Photoshop Tutorials and TecniquesLink: Add Another Dimension.
TUT Quote: “It’s relatively easy to spice up your photos in Photoshop. But how about taking it one step further? The key to success is to fix your colours and enhance them.

Vivid colour effects

Advanced Photoshop Tutorials and TecniquesLink: Vivid colour effects.
TUT Quote: “Photoshop wizard Jort Braam combines abstract images with black and white photography, using gradients, blurs and Blending Modes to create a stunning composited image that’s bursting with colour and movement.

How to Create a Super Shiny Pencil Icon

Advanced Photoshop Tutorials and TecniquesLink: How to Create a Super Shiny Pencil Icon.
TUT Quote: “The Pencil is one of the visual metaphors most used to express creativity. In this tutorial, I will show you how to draw a pencil icon. We will have a look at gradients, selection tools, and basic transform operations. Lets have some fun with this.

Create A Natural Composition with Light Through a Fence

Advanced Photoshop Tutorials and TecniquesLink: Create A Natural Composition with Light Through a Fence.
TUT Quote: “Replicating the beauty of nature has always captured the interest of many. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a sunlit sky, an old rusty fence with a few winding vines with spring flowers, and the dramatic light thats shining through.

Create a Wicked-Worn Vintage Pop Art Design

Advanced Photoshop Tutorials and TecniquesLink: Create a Wicked-Worn Vintage Pop Art Design.
TUT Quote: “Pop art is alive! As I am a big fan of grunge style, I will show you how to design a simple but nice vintage pop art piece with some wear and tear. This is a basic to intermediate tutorial, so you do not need to be a guru to work with this effect and get an awesome result!

Vintage collages in Photoshop

Advanced Photoshop Tutorials and TecniquesLink: Vintage collages in Photoshop.
TUT Quote: “Layer found images and handmade elements with Photoshop and Illustrator techniques for a witty, retro style that’s got dozens of uses.

Rendering a Striking Matchbox in Photoshop

Advanced Photoshop Tutorials and TecniquesLink: Rendering a Striking Matchbox in Photoshop.
TUT Quote: “This tutorial consists of creating a digital illustration in Photoshop of a box of matches. We will be creating the matchbox cover design, the striker on the matchbox from a pattern, and placing the cardboard texture on the box. We will also create the matches and align everything into a 3D perspective.

Create a Stunning Stone Cursed Man

Advanced Photoshop Tutorials and TecniquesLink: Create a Stunning Stone Cursed Man.
TUT Quote: “In this tutorial you will learn how to create a stone cursed man.

Create A Stylish Surfing Fashion Label Tag

Advanced Photoshop Tutorials and TecniquesLink: Create A Stylish Surfing Fashion Label Tag.
TUT Quote: “As I live in a country where surfing is quite popular, I can confidently assure you that surfing fashion is different from other fashion brands…

Planetary Rings Photoshop Tutorial

Advanced Photoshop Tutorials and TecniquesLink: Planetary Rings Photoshop Tutorial.
TUT Quote: “Solid rings around logos and web-based graphics are a staple diet for the graphic designer – simple to create, and with proven results…

High Clarity Photoshop Tutorial

Advanced Photoshop Tutorials and TecniquesLink: High Clarity Photoshop Tutorial.
TUT Quote: “Learn how to make ordinary blue skies look dramatic with a simple and easy color and contrast adjustment.

Floating Clothes Photoshop Tutorial

Advanced Photoshop Tutorials and TecniquesLink: Floating Clothes Photoshop Tutorial .
TUT Quote: “A fun way to learn the Clone Stamp tool (as well as adding a virtual drop shadow) is to create an invisible man or woman. We can transform an ordinary portrait or action shot to make the person disappear, leaving floating clothes around a space.

Flickr Box Photoshop Tutorial

Advanced Photoshop Tutorials and TecniquesLink: Flickr Box Photoshop Tutorial.
TUT Quote: “Learn how to use the tools in Photoshop to draw a Flickr thumbnail box.

Airbrushing On Photos

Advanced Photoshop Tutorials and TecniquesLink: Airbrushing On Photos.
TUT Quote: “This tutorial details a technique to turn a perfectly normal photograph into a piece of art that looks as if it has been painted from scratch by a very skilled artist.

Create a Graph with 3D Effects

Advanced Photoshop Tutorials and TecniquesLink: Create a Graph with 3D Effects.
TUT Quote: This tutorial is a video presentation“In this tutorial, Corey demonstrates how easy it is to create 3D graphs using Illustrator.

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