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…
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Create a Surreal Underwater Scenewith Tuts+ subscription
Learn how to create a gorgeous and cute underwater scene with several photos in Adobe Photoshop.
Create a Surreal Parting the Sea Manipulationwith Tuts+ subscription
Part the seas in this multi-photo manipulation tutorial.
How to Create an Emotional Fire Scenewith Tuts+ subscription
Get started with Photoshop and create a dramatic, emotional fire scene.
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.
Starting with a simple city image, in this tutorial you will be shown how to recreate the above manipulation, entitled “Dark Power Unleashed”.
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.
In this highly imaginative tutorial you will learn how to photo manipulate a fantasy woman that is gently floating underwater.
You’ll learn how to use textures, how to create realistic fire and lighting to bring this 'fiery portrait of a woman' together.
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.
How to Create a Human Cyborgwith Tuts+ subscription
Take your skills to the next level by learning how to create a human cyborg in Adobe Photoshop.
How To Create a Surreal Giraffewith Tuts+ subscription
Create a surreal painting of a giraffe. Utilize some of the most established and creative techniques in the book as you make your way to the gorgeous end result.
How to Create a Dreamy Forestwith Tuts+ subscription
Create some gorgeous ambient lighting in this detailed tutorial on how to combine several images in Adobe Photoshop.
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.
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.
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.
How to Create Cerberuswith Tuts+ subscription
Create the diabolical Cerberus with advanced image manipulation techniques in Adobe Photoshop.
How to Create a Surreal Animal Manipulationwith Tuts+ subscription
Blend together several animal and stock photos, to create this surreal animal manipulation scene.
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.
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.
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.
How to Create a Dark Fallen Angelwith Tuts+ subscription
Paint a dark barren landscape and unleash the power of Photoshop in this Dark Fallen Angel tutorial.
How to Create a Dark Photo Manipulation With Adobe Photoshopwith Tuts+ subscription
Create a dark scene with a witch-like theme in this detailed Photoshop tutorial.
This tutorial will show you how to create a dark abstract photo manipulation with crows and giving it a disintegration effect.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This tutorial will walk you through the steps of how to create your very own futuristic artistic portrait.
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.
In this amazing tutorial you will learn how to create, using stock images, an elephant sundae!
Here you will learn how to re-create a lamb's coat in Photoshop using several stock images.
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.
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.
Learn how to create this warm and sensual photo manipulation by combining photos, blending them, and adding a warm color effect.
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.
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.
In this tutorial, you will be shown how to create the above “Leafy Face” manipulation in Photoshop.
In this tutorial, you will be shown the steps to create the surreal artwork above, entitled “Unleash the Dark Power”.
This tutorial will show you how to create a dramatic cloud background, add glowing wings to an angel, and add some particles.
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..
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.
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.
In this tutorial you will be shown how to create a truly stunning photomontage.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to melt a camera, using the Layer Mask Tool and Liquify filter.
In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to integrate a model in a dark environment and apply abstract lighting effects.
You will learn how to create the creepy gothic artwork above in this Photoshop 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.
This tutorial shows you how to combine different stock photos to create a calm landscape phpto manipulation.
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 are 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.