Photo manipulation art has become increasingly popular in recent years, thanks to the growing accessibility of tools like Photoshop and the rise of social media platforms that allow digital artists to easily share their work with a broader audience.
Some common themes in photo manipulation art include surreal landscapes, magical or mystical creatures, dreamlike scenes, and dystopian or futuristic worlds. These images combine elements from multiple photos or digital assets, creating a unique composition.
Learning photo manipulation may take a little time and practice, but anyone can learn with dedication and access to the right tools, like Photoshop, and resources, like brushes, textures, and layer styles.
With these photo manipulation tutorials, you will discover how to create mind-bending, otherworldly images that push the boundaries of reality, using techniques like compositing multiple images together, creating intricate photo collages, and adding special effects like flames or explosions.
You will also learn a wide range of new skills for editing, altering, and enhancing digital images that will allow you to expand your skill set in Photoshop. Let’s learn how to turn your ordinary photos into artistic masterpieces!
In this highly imaginative tutorial, you will learn how to photo-manipulate a fantasy woman that is gently floating underwater.
In this tutorial, you’ll create a photo-manipulated sunrise landscape in Photoshop, learning how to combine different images to create a cohesive scene.
Starting with a simple city image, in this tutorial, you will learn how to recreate the below manipulation, entitled “Dark Power Unleashed.”
With this tutorial, you will learn how to create the below science fiction scene, learning how to set up your color scheme, set your perspective, and how to create a monster robot.
You’ll learn 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.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to, by using the appropriate light balance, use of mid-tones, depth of field, and blending, create this horror movie manipulation.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a realistic and dark photo manipulation by learning lighting and blending techniques, as well as some helpful post-production tips.
You will learn how to recreate a realistic giraffe with a neck knot and how to apply a spotted skin pattern to the knot shape.
This tutorial demonstrates how to undress a giraffe by removing its spots and how to turn them into clothing that is hung over an ironing board.
This tutorial will show you how to create a dark abstract photo manipulation with crows and then give it a disintegration effect.
You will learn how to create a photo manipulation of a Blade Runner on an interior skyscraper, learning techniques that will help you create better matte paintings and photo manipulations.
You will learn how to create a creepy human puppet hybrid, as seen below, using just a regular portrait photo of a beautiful model.
In this tutorial, you will learn 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 below colorful retro poster using stock photos and also learn some creative techniques that can be used in your other projects.
You will learn how to create this eerie abstract photo manipulation called ‘The Pain,’ learning how to combine different stock photos and apply a cold color tone to them.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create the below sci-fi artwork that includes a spaceship, planets, and a galaxy.
In this manipulation tutorial, you will learn 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 creating your very own futuristic artistic portrait.
This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to blend a beautiful lady with a dreamy background. You will also learn how to create the color, add lighting, and make contrast adjustments to fit everything into this emotional art piece.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create, using stock images, an elephant sundae.
Here you will learn how to recreate a lamb’s coat in Photoshop using several stock images.
This tutorial will teach you how to create a cave by transforming and merging different rock parts.
In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to not only photograph the photos required but also how to retouch them and combine them with stock photos to create art that resembles a sketch.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create the below ‘Leafy Face’ manipulation in Photoshop.
In this tutorial, you will learn the steps to create the surreal artwork below, 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 particles.
You will learn how to create the below mystical forest scene with a beautiful angel reading a book.
This manipulation tutorial will show you how to create a romantic scene by simply 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 work.
In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn how to create an emotional autumn scene, learning how to blend stock images together to make a cohesive scene, as well retouch the model and create a rain effect.
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 below in this Photoshop tutorial.
This tutorial shows you how to combine different stock photos to create a calm landscape photo 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 to the manipulation.
With this photo manipulation tutorial, you will learn how to create a beautiful abstract portrait.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to make a surreal apple habitat scene.
In this photo manipulation tutorial, you’ll create a surreal desert scene with everything turning into sand.
Learn an easy and quick way to blend glass, apply lighting effects and apply color adjustments to get the exact picture you want.
This tutorial takes you through the steps for creating a liquid human photo manipulation with textures.
In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn the steps to create a unique, dark, and surreal photo manipulation with the Nebula Effect.
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.