100 Photo Manipulation Tutorials for Photoshop

The photo manipulation tutorials that we have chosen for this post are all aimed towards beginner and intermediately skilled manipulators. So if you are a Photoshop expert, there is nothing here for you, move along please.

We are also not going to pretend that these tutorials will make you a guru, mastering Photoshop is hard, really hard. What they will do is teach you some new photo editing techniques and allow you to discover some truly time-saving tips. Ultimately, with a little bit of work on your part they will all allow you to expand your skillset. Anyway, on with the tutorials…

Beautiful Sunrise Landscape Photo Manipulation

Beautiful Sunrise Landscape Photo Manipulation tutorials

In this tutorial you’ll be shown how to create the above photo manipulated sunrise landscape in Photoshop, learning how to combine different stock images to build a cohesive scene, blend & adjust color and create beautiful lighting effects.

"Dark Power Unleashed" Surreal Digital Art in Photoshop

Dark Power Unleashed tutorial Surreal Digital Art in Photoshop

Starting with a simple city image, in this tutorial you will be shown how to recreate the above manipulation, entitled “Dark Power Unleashed”.

A Science Fiction Environment With Photoshop

A Science Fiction Environment With Photoshop

With this tutorial, you will learn how to create the above science fiction scene, learning how to set up your color scheme, set your perspective, and how to create a monster robot.

A Fantasy Underwater Scene with Photoshop

A Fantasy Underwater Scene with Photoshop

In this highly imaginative tutorial you will learn how to photo manipulate a fantasy woman that is gently floating underwater.

A Fantasy Fiery Portrait Photo-Manipulation

A Fantasy Fiery Portrait Photo-Manipulation

You’ll learn how to use textures, how to create realistic fire and lighting to bring this 'fiery portrait of a woman' together.

An Awesome Planet Explosion Effect in Photoshop

An Awesome Planet Explosion Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an impressive planet explosion effect, using a few simple manipulation and selection techniques, mixing with custom brush painting and finally, adjustment layers for adding colors.

Creating Feathers and Angel Wings

Creating Feathers and Angel Wings

An 80s Style Poster Design With GoMedia

An 80s Style Poster Design With GoMedia

A Water Splashing Effect for a Lady Photo Manipulation

A Water Splashing Effect for a Lady Photo Manipulation

With this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create custom brushes based on scans of different types, and then putting them to use to create the above photo manipulation.

Paint with Fire Photoshop Tutorial

Paint with Fire Photoshop Tutorial

Using some of the most common Photoshop tools (like Smudge, Dodge and Burn), this tutorial will show you how to recreate the above photo manipulation artwork without needing any third-party plug-ins.

A Horror Movie-Themed Photo Composition

A Horror Movie-Themed Photo Composition

In this tutorial you will be shown how to, using the appropriate light balance, use of midtones, depth of field and blending, create this horror movie manipulation.

A Dark, Conceptual Photo Manipulation With Stock Photography

A Dark Conceptual Photo Manipulation With Stock Photography

In this tutorial you will be shown how to create a realistic and dark photo manipulation, learning some lighting and blending techniques as well as some useful post-production tips.

A Giraffe Neck Knot Tutorial

A Giraffe Neck Knot Tutorial

You will Learn how to recreate the realistic giraffe with a neck knot in this tutorial, and how to apply spotted skin pattern to the knot shape.

Undressing a Giraffe in Photoshop

Undressing a Giraffe in Photoshop tutorial

Carrying on with the giraffe theme, this coool tutorial demonstrates how to undress a giraffe by removing its spots, and how to turn its spots into clothing that will be hung over an ironing board.

A Dark Abstract Crow Photo Effect

A Dark Abstract Crow Photo Effect

This tutorial will show you how to create a dark abstract photo manipulation with crows and giving it a disintegration effect.

An Intense Blade Runner Inspired Composition

An Intense Blade Runner Inspired Composition

You will learn how create the above photo manipulation of a Blade Runner on an interior skyscraper. Throughout the tutorial, you'll learn techniques that will help you create better matte paintings and photo manipulations.

Convert a Portrait Into a Creepy Human Puppet

Convert a Portrait Into a Creepy Human Puppet

You will learn how to create the seriously creepy human puppet hybrid, as seen above, using just a regular portrait photo of a beautiful model.

Sleep Well My Angel Photoshop Tutorial

Sleep Well My Angel Photoshop Tutorial

The Creation of "Thinker" Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

The Creation of Thinker Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will be shown the processes for creating this “Thinker” photo manipulation in Photoshop. You will learn how to use a model image and combine it with simple abstract lines and a few flying stones.

Redefining Time Manipulation in Photoshop

Redefining Time Manipulation in Photoshop

A Colorful Retro Poster Tutorial

A Colorful Retro Poster Tutorial

In this tutorial you'll learn how to create the above colorful retro poster using stock photos and also learn some creative techniques that can be used in your other projects.

Create an Eerie Abstract Photo Manipulation

Create an Eerie Abstract Photo Manipulation

You will elarn how to create this eerie abstract photo manipulation called "The Pain", learning how to combine different stock photos and applying a cold color tone to it.

An Advanced Photomontage Photoshop Tutorial

An Advanced Photomontage Photoshop Tutorial

A Space Battle Scene in Photoshop

A Space Battle Scene in Photoshop

In this tutorial I'll be shown how to create the above sci-fi artwork that includes a spaceship, planets and a galaxy. You'll learn how to compose and manipulate the space elements together as well as blend them correctly and effectively.

Professional Widow Photo Manipulation Tutorials

Professional Widow Photo Manipulation Tutorials

In this manipulation tutorial you will be shown how to effectively create realistic fire, how to smoothen skin, and how to create realistic lighting effects.

Design a Futuristic Abstract Portrait

Design a Futuristic Abstract Portrait

This tutorial will walk you through the steps of how to create your very own futuristic artistic portrait.

An Emotional Soft-Tone Photo Manipulation

An Emotional Soft-Tone Photo Manipulation

This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to blend a beautify lady with a dreamy background. You will also learn how to create the color, lighting, and make the contrast adjustments to fit everything into this emotional art-piece.

An Elephant Sundae Using Photo Manipulation Techniques

An Elephant Sundae Using Photo Manipulation Techniques

In this amazing tutorial you will learn how to create, using stock images, an elephant sundae!

Creating a Lamb's Coat in Photoshop

Creating a Lambs Coat in Photoshop

Here you will learn how to re-create a lamb's coat in Photoshop using several stock images.

Dramatic Photo Manipulation Tutorials

Dramatic Photo Manipulation Tutorial

This tutorial will teach you how to combine various elements and textures to design a dramatic and epic photo montage. |You will also learn the basics on how to use the gradient tool and blending options to create the lighting along the way.

A Surreal Game of Thrones Photo Manipulation

A Surreal Game of Thrones Photo Manipulation

Gorgeous Moonlight Poster of a Girl Walking on a Railway

Gorgeous Moonlight Poster of a Girl Walking on a Railway

This tutorial will teach you many manipulation techniques, such as how to easily mask complex objects using channels, create your own astrophotography-like skies, and add surreal colors to the whole image.

A Romantic and Warm Portrait Photo Manipulation Tutorial

A Romantic and Warm Portrait Photo Manipulation Tutorials

Learn how to create this warm and sensual photo manipulation by combining photos, blending them, and adding a warm color effect.

A Surreal Photo Manipulation of a Monk in the Caves

A Surreal Photo Manipulation of a Monk in the Caves

This tutorial will teach you how to create a cave by transforming and merging different rock parts, easily create ropes in the form of a 3D cube using a 3D cube image as a reference, and creating a mountain scene peaking above the breathtaking clouds.

A Magical Photo Manipulation

A Magical Photo Manipulation

In this Photoshop tutorial you will be shown how to not only photograph the photos required, but also, how to retouch them and combine them with stock photos to create art that closely resembles a sketch.

A Leafy Face Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

A Leafy Face Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will be shown how to create the above “Leafy Face” manipulation in Photoshop.

Pokemon Bubble Tutorial

Pokemon Bubble Tutorial

Create "Unleash the Dark Power" Surreal Scene in Photoshop

Create Unleash the Dark Power Surreal Scene in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will be shown the steps to create the surreal artwork above, entitled “Unleash the Dark Power”.

How to Create a Flying Angel Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

How to Create a Flying Angel Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to create a dramatic cloud background, add glowing wings to an angel, and add some particles.

Create a Mystical Night Forest Scene with an Angel

Create a Mystical Night Forest Scene with an Angel

you will learn how to create the above mystical forest scene with a beautiful angel reading a book. You will learn how to turn a basic forest photo into a night forest scene with radiating light..

Valentine’s Day Manipulation Photoshop Tutorial

Valentines Day Manipulation Photoshop Tutorial

This is a manipulation tutorial that will show you how to create a romantic scenario by combining a few stock images. You will also learn how to create beautiful color effects and how to add a soft and dreamy effect to your works.

Photo Manipulate a Surreal Underground Scene

Photo Manipulate a Surreal Underground Scene

An Emotional Autumn Scene Photo Manipulation

An Emotional Autumn Scene Photo Manipulation

In this Photoshop tutorial you’ll be shown how to create an emotional autumn scene. You’ll learn how to blend stock images together to make a cohesive scene as well as retouch the model and create rain.

Create a Stunning Photo Montage

Create a Stunning Photo Montage

In this tutorial you will be shown how to create a truly stunning photomontage.

A Melting Camera Scene

A Melting Camera Scene

In this tutorial, you will learn how to melt a camera, using the Layer Mask Tool and Liquify filter.

A Soil Cake for Pie Charts and Infographics Manipulation

A Soil Cake for Pie Charts and Infographics Manipulation

Fashion Photo Manipulation with Abstract Smoke and Light Effects

Fashion Photo Manipulation with Abstract Smoke and Light Effects

In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to integrate a model in a dark environment and apply abstract lighting effects.

A Surreal Gothic Artwork in Photoshop

A Surreal Gothic Artwork in Photoshop

You will learn how to create the creepy gothic artwork above in this Photoshop tutorial.

A Song For A Raven Photo Manipulation Tutorial

A Song For A Raven Photo Manipulation Tutorial

In this intermediate tutorial you will learn how to create an eerie manipulation in Photoshop. You’ll be shown how to use Gaussian Blur for backgrounds, apply textures for changing the tones, use the brushes and how to make your images sharper without losing quality.

A Serene Fantasy Photo Manipulation

A Serene Fantasy Photo Manipulation

This tutorial shows you how to combine different stock photos to create a calm landscape phpto manipulation.

Dramatic Fisheye Spartan Scene

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.

Dramatic Fisheye Spartan Scene tutorial in Photoshop

Beautiful Abstract Portrait

With this photo manipulation tut you will learn how to create a beautiful abstract portrait.

Beautiful Abstract Portrait tutorial in Photoshop

Complex Falling Angel Scene

Here you’ll learn how to create a complex falling angel scene

Complex Falling Angel Scene tutorial in Photoshop

Music Inspired Street Scene

Music Inspired Street Scene tutorial in Photoshop

Abstract Style Sword Warrior with Fiery Effect

Learn the steps to create an abstract styled sword warrior with fiery effect with this tutorial.

Abstract Style Sword Warrior with Fiery Effect tutorial in Photoshop

Surreal Apple Habitat Scene

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to make a surreal apple habitat scene.

Surreal Apple Habitat Scene tutorial in Photoshop

Dark, Conceptual Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial they cover how to integrate elements from different sources to create a realistic photo manipulation with dark and conceptual elements.

Dark Conceptual Photo Manipulation tutorial in Photoshop

Dramatic Sci-Fi Photo Manipulation

You’ll learn how to use a variety of blending modes to professionally blend images to create a dramatic sci-fi scene.

Dramatic Sci-Fi Photo Manipulation tutorial in Photoshop

Surreal Desert 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.

Surreal Desert Scene tutorial in Photoshop

Inspiring Light Bulb Photo Manipulation

Learn an easy and quick way to blend glass, apply lighting effects and apply color adjustments to get the exact picture you want.

Inspiring Light Bulb Photo Manipulation tutorial in Photoshop

Create an Elephant Sundae

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.

Create an Elephant Sundae tutorial in Photoshop

Lonely Tutorial

Lonely  tutorial in Photoshop

Create a Fantasy Haven for Travelers

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.

Create a Fantasy Haven for Travelers tutorial in Photoshop

Dark Human Photo Manipulation with Liquified Water Texture

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.

Dark Human Photo Manipulation with Liquified Water Texture tutorial in Photoshop

Serene Fantasy Photo Manipulation

Learn to compose a magical scene from different stock images by creating a strong atmosphere and add interesting lights and shadows.

Serene Fantasy Photo Manipulation tutorial in Photoshop

Photo Manipulation with Nebula Effect

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.

Photo Manipulation with Nebula Effect tutorial in Photoshop

Cool Flying Snail

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.

Cool Flying Snail tutorial in Photoshop

Studio Sports Portrait

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.

Studio Sports Portrait tutorial in Photoshop

Photo Manipulation of a Wolf in Stormy Weather

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.

Photo Manipulation of a Wolf in Stormy Weather tutorial in Photoshop

Add Dynamic Lighting to a Flat Photograph

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.

Add Dynamic Lighting to a Flat Photograph tutorial in Photoshop

Photo Manipulate a Scenic Natural Spa Scene

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to anipulate a photo into a natural spa scene.

Photo Manipulate a Scenic Natural Spa Scene tutorial in Photoshop

A Deus-Ex Inspired Photo Manipulation

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.

A Deus-Ex Inspired Photo Manipulation tutorial in Photoshop

Create a Surreal, Politically-Charged Photo Manipulation

Create a Surreal Politically-Charged Photo Manipulation tutorial in Photoshop

Create a Fantasy Space Photo Manipulation Using Photoshop

Create a Fantasy Space Photo Manipulation Using Photoshop tutorial in Photoshop

Powerful Human Disintegration Effect

Powerful Human Disintegration Effect tutorial in Photoshop

Vivid Alien Invasion Scene

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.

Vivid Alien Invasion Scene tutorial in Photoshop

Create a Fantasy Miniature World

In this tutorial you’re shown how to create a miniature world using some interesting techniques.

Create a Fantasy Miniature World tutorial in Photoshop

Stunning Parrot Photo Manipulation

Stunning Parrot Photo Manipulation tutorial in Photoshop

Photo Manipulate an Artistic Cloudscape Scene

Photo Manipulate an Artistic Cloudscape Scene tutorial in Photoshop

Eerie Portrait Photo Manipulation

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.

Eerie Portrait Photo Manipulation tutorial in Photoshop

The Released: Create a Dark and Surreal Photo Manipulation

Create a Dark and Surreal Photo Manipulation tutorial in Photoshop

Surrealistic Room Photo Manipulation

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.

Surrealistic Room Photo Manipulation tutorial in Photoshop

An Intense Apocalyptic Photo Manipulation

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.

An Intense Apocalyptic Photo Manipulation tutorial in Photoshop

Scenic Out of Frame Photo Manipulation

Scenic Out of Frame Photo Manipulation tutorial in Photoshop

Photo Manipulation of a Whale Stealing from a Seagull

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.

Photo Manipulation of a Whale Stealing from a Seagull tutorial in Photoshop

Floating Over-Grown “Tree House”

In this tutorial you will combine several stock images to create a floating over-grown tree house.

Floating Over-Grown Treehouse tutorial in Photoshop

How to Create a Flaming Manipulation

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.

How to Create a Flaming Manipulation tutorial in Photoshop

Dazzling Dance Photo Manipulation

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.

Dazzling Dance Photo Manipulation tutorial in Photoshop

Colorful and Futuristic Photo Manipulation

Colorful and Futuristic Photo Manipulation tutorial in Photoshop

Abstract Playing Card

Abstract Playing Card tutorial in Photoshop

Ruins of a Forgotten Abbey

Ruins of a Forgotten Abbey tutorial in Photoshop

An Out of This World, Medieval-Fantasy Theme

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.

An Out of This World Medieval-Fantasy Theme tutorial in Photoshop

Create a Lamb’s Coat

Create a Lamb’s Coat tutorial in Photoshop

Create a Mystical Floating Chinese Symbol Landscape

Create a Mystical Floating Chinese Symbol Landscape tutorial in Photoshop

Create an Alien Invasion Photo Manipulation

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.

Create an Alien Invasion Photo Manipulation

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