When we talk about image editing or photo enhancement, Adobe Photoshop is the first thing that comes to our minds. The software itself is hard to learn and harder to master though. Thanks to the many tutorials available though, even novices can learn the tricky techniques used by the pros fairly easily.
Selecting the best tutorials from a pool containing tens of thousands is very difficult. That is were we come in. To make things a bit more easier for you, we’ve compiled an collection of 45 of the latest photo manipulation tutorials.
Here they are:
In this tutorial you will learn how to blend and distort various desert landscape stock images to create a dynamic fish-eye perspective and use adjustment layers to add different coloring and feel to the manipulation.
With this photo manipulation tut you will learn how to create a beautiful abstract portrait.
Here you’ll learn how to create a complex falling angel scene
Learn the steps to create an abstract styled sword warrior with fiery effect with this tutorial.
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to make a surreal apple habitat scene.
In this tutorial they cover how to integrate elements from different sources to create a realistic photo manipulation with dark and conceptual elements.
You’ll learn how to use a variety of blending modes to professionally blend images to create a dramatic sci-fi scene.
In this photo manipulation tutorial, you’ll create a surreal desert scene with everything turning into sand. Starting with simple techniques, like replacing the sky and adding a focus effect to the landscape.
Learn an easy and quick way to blend glass, apply lighting effects and apply color adjustments to get the exact picture you want.
Photoshop is great at seamlessly combining photos to create an entirely new scene. In this tutorial you’ll learn to create an elephant sundae using several stock photos.
Learn to create a secret haven in the sky! This Photoshop tutorial shows you how to create a surreal scene where boats pick up travelers and fly them to a secret mountain passage in the sky. This tutorial shows us how to blend images seamlessly and master working with lighting and shadows.
This tut takes a look at the steps for creating a liquid human photo manipulation witht texture. This is an intermediate level tutorial so some steps are a bit tricky.
Learn to compose a magical scene from different stock images by creating a strong atmosphere and add interesting lights and shadows.
In this Photoshop tutorial, you’re shown the steps to create a unique, dark surreal photo manipulation with the Nebula Effect. This is an intermediate level tutorial.
Learn to create a surreal mother nature photo manipulation with this tutorial. This tutorial shows you how to create a surreal scene by blending stock photos seamlessly. You’ll also learn how to fix and enhance the lighting of your images.
In this tutorial, you will see a demonstration of how to create a studio sports portrait using the same techniques that you see on billboards and in magazines.
Learn to use Photoshop to create this stormy photo manipulation. This tutorial shows you how to merge images together, adjust lighting and contrast, and create effects like lightning bolts and rain.
In this tutorial, you’re shown how to spice up a fairly dull and flat photograph. It’s quick and easy, taking you from a flat photo to a uniquely lit style.
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to anipulate a photo into a natural spa scene.
In this tutorial you’re shown how to create a Deus EX inspired high-tech eyeball by using retouching techniques and creating a futuristic iris using Shape layers and Layer Styles.
Create a surreal alien photo manipulation with vivid colors. This tutorial walks you through the steps to create an alien creature and add multiple UFOs.
In this tutorial you’re shown how to create a miniature world using some interesting techniques.
In this tutorial you’ll create a fantasy scene where a witch holds a sacred log in her hands, covering interesting topics like working with textures and blending modes, lighting, advanced image cutting techniques, and typography.
In this tutorial, you’ll create a surrealistic room with realistic water as its floor, real looking clouds as its wallpaper, a clock on the wall and a boat on the water floor. You’ll learn a lot of technical aspects here, like visualizing and creating a perspective using the ruler and the transform tools especially the distort tool, creating realistic waves using the brush tool and two wave brush sets, using brush textures and apply it to the walls to make them realistic.
You’ll learn to blend elements like water and the moon, create seamless structures with the clone stamp tool, and finish it off with a cold movie photo effect.
In this tutorial you’ll learn to create this photo manipulation using five stock photos. The final results is of a hungry whale stealing a goldfish from a seagull! This tutorial shows you how to combine stock photos, apply a rain effect, then finish it off with a dramatic photo effect.
In this tutorial you will combine several stock images to create a floating over-grown tree house.
Learn how to recreate this photo manipulation of a flying man similar to the Human Torch or Iron Man. This Photoshop tutorial shows you how to apply cinematic lighting effects and manipulate fire to create this composite.
In this detailed and lengthy tutorial, you’ll learn 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 document file size and number of layers and layer styles.
In this tutorial, you can learn how to create an out of this world, medieval-fantasy themed photo-manipulation, using a few images and brushes, you will make a seamless image of a stormy night filled with dragons bathing a medieval ship in flames.
Creating a destruction scene can be a very challenging part of any manipulation because it involves a lot of attention to detail, perspective and the proper use of images to achieve the best result. In this tutorial will you see an explanation of how to create an attack manipulation by using some basic techniques like color correction, masking and brushes.