Photoshop is near-ubiquitous with graphics design. Even if you don’t consider yourself a graphic designer, having some Photoshop skills can really come in handy with your poster design/photo/text/etc. work. And tutorials take a lot out of the learning curve, since you can just follow the steps and get up to speed fairly quickly with a certain technique or style. This article shares with you the 30 Photoshop Tutorials for Graphic Designers.
Specifically, it covers photo manipulations, photo effects, painting, text effects, and poster design Photoshop tutorials. Think of it as a followup to our previous article that showcased 30 Fresh Photoshop Tutorials for Graphic Designers.
Without further ado, here are the 30 Photoshop tutorials for graphic designers:
Photo Manipulations Photoshop Tutorials
Create a surreal abstract artwork. Starting with just a single photograph, you’ll learn how to apply adjustments to bring it into an easily workable color scheme, as well as then using the pen tool to create surreal shapes. Then, you’ll learn how to finish it off with a few other effects and another stock photo, for a surreal artwork.
This tutorial covers basic blending techniques which are essential for every photo manipulation. Without proper blending your images won’t look believable. There are several ways how to blend images together.
Take an image of a model and turn it into a futuristic composition that uses various Photoshop techniques. The tutorial shows how to do some work with masks and implementing color and light effects to achieve the end result.
Create a unique photo effect from a sketch and photo. You’ll need some skills in drawing as to create this effect you will need to draw a sketch. This tutorial will show you how to use you sketch and combine it with a real picture.
Add light effects to your photo and create a cool photo effect from your usual image. This tutorial offers tips on how to work with lights in Photoshop, mainly focusing on working with layers, blending modes, brushes, as well as using some textures and stock images.
Photo Effects Photoshop Tutorials
Retouch skin in a photo using Photoshop. First, the impurities of the skin are removed, then the color differences of the skin are balanced, and last the skin is smoothed while taking into account natural pores.
Painting Photoshop Tutorials
Draw a comic book illustration using Photoshop. Specifically, this tutorial uses a fan art illustration of the Knights of the Zodiac manga character Capricorn Shura (Masami Kurumada). This tutorial reviews some tips and tricks when working with a digital tablet and Photoshop.
Text Effects Photoshop Tutorials
Create some dark and grungy 3D text using Photoshop. The tutorial shows how to use consistent lighting, layer styles to create shadows for our type, Photoshop filters, and how to add a dark textured background that seems to fade out as it approaches the edge of the canvas – a popular design technique.
Poster Design Photoshop Tutorials
Create various decorative elements including geometric shapes, halftones, ribbons, 3D stars, and 3D text in Illustrator and then merge, compose, enhance, and texturize them in Photoshop. The tutorial shows how to use both of these powerful tools for their strengths and take advantage of both vector and raster graphics.
Photoshop Tutorials for Graphic Designers: What’s Missing?
Over to you: what’s missing from this list of recent Photoshop tutorials for graphic designers? Feel free to share your favorites in the comments section below.