Photoshop is the tool of choice for most professional designers. There may be other powerful editors that offer similar functionality, but none one of them even comes close to the popularity, or have such a massive and passionate community, that Photoshop enjoys and deserves. It is within the Photoshop community where the application’s real power lies. Without the constant stream of freely available tutorials and resources from creatives designers, photographers, and well-versed, creative authors, learning new skills and techniques would be tough.
In this collection of 100 Photoshop Tutorials we have split all of the techniques into the following categories for easier navigation: Painting & Illustrating, Photo Composition, Drawing, Photo Manipulation, 3D, Icon Design, Text Effects and Poster Design.
There is nothing better than rolling up your sleeves and delving into a new Photoshop tutorial and learning something new. Enjoy!
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Painting & Illustrating Photoshop Tutorials
Surreal Animal Morphwith Tuts+ subscription
Create a strange fantasy creature in this animal morph tutorial for Adobe Photoshop.
Learn to Paint With Fire
Paint With Fire: This tutorial teaches you to create a simple model shot and then transform it into a crackling beacon of fire. It is especially useful if you are looking to have some practice with Photoshop’s adjustment layers.
Tophat Animal Manipulationwith Tuts+ subscription
Pack your monocle and learn how to create this composition of an elephant on a skateboard, wearing a tophat.
Paint a Colorful Fantasy Digital Painting
Colorful Fantasy Digital Painting: This intermediate-level tutorial teaches you to create a stunning work of fantasy art using Photoshop. While it is not a compulsion, having a graphic tablet in hand will surely be helpful for this tutorial.
Create a Dark Female Fantasy Character
Making of Seance: This tutorial creates a dark and meaningful image of a fantasy female character. It requires intense painting, and you need to have at least a decent understanding of Photoshop concepts before undertaking this one.
Learn How to Paint a Castle in Photoshop
Paint a Castle in Photoshop: The name speaks for itself: this tutorial allows you to paint a castle in Photoshop. Furthermore, it is supplemented by a 25-part series of video tutorials to help you further understand the concepts of Photoshop.
Create a "Two-Faced" Digital Painting
"Two-Faced" Digital Painting: As most of us must already be knowing, Two-Faced is the famous villain from Batman. This tutorial teaches you to create a digital painting of Two-Faced using Photoshop.
Master the Art of Portrait Illustration
Making of Portrait: This tutorial helps you to master the art of portrait illustration: forehead, cheekbones, jaw and so on… You will learn to create the human portrait in easy steps using Photoshop with the help of this tutorial.
Learn Color Inked Line Art
Color Inked Line Art: This tutorial gives you a general overview of how to digitally color an illustration, covering scanning, cleaning, flatting, coloring, rendering, and texturing techniques.
Create a Photorealistic Electric Guitar
Photorealistic Electric Guitar: You’ll be shown how to create a realistic electric guitar learning a lot of techniques that can help you create complex photorealistic compositions. This tutorial is quite extensive and may take you a few hours to complete.
Give Illustrations a Retro Look and Feel
Illustration Retro Look & Feel: This tutorial teaches you to create a vintage-looking illustration. It makes use of Photoshop’s Threshold and Color Range tools, and thus, if you are wanting to have some practice with these tools, this tutorial might be apt for you.
Create a Medieval Battle Axe
Medieval Battle Axe: This tutorial allows you to create a medieval battle axe using Photoshop.
Create a Cute and Scary Children’s Illustration
Cute and Scary Children’s Illustration: Cute and scary – the two words generally do not go together, except in the world of Photoshop. This tutorial helps you accomplish a children’s illustration.
Draw an Automobile Illustration From Scratch
Automobile Illustration From Scratch: This tutorial teaches you how to draw a car from scratch using Photoshop’s awesome drawing tools.
Create a Psychedelic Illustration
Create a Psychedelic Illustration: This Photoshop and Illustrator tutorial explains the steps involved in the creation of a psychedelic wizard. You will need to have a decent understanding of Photoshop and Illustrator before tackling this one.
Creating ‘Broken Link’ in Photoshop
Creating ‘Broken Link’: This advanced tutorial focuses on using radial gradients, overlay layers, and clipping mask layers, and does assume you have a good foundation level of artistic skill.
Learn How to Undress a Giraffe in Photoshop
Undress a Giraffe: This amazing tutorial will show you how to undress a giraffe by removing its spots and then turning its spots into an outfit that will be draped over an ironing board.
Create a Glowing Light Painting Effect
Glowing Light Painting Effect: An easy, and very fast, way to create a light painting. It uses a photo of a street on a foggy night and layers a picture of walking figures over it. Nice technique.
Create an Underwater Vector-Style Illustration
Underwater Vector-Style Illustration: learn how to create a fun, underwater, vector-style illustration. Photoshop wasn’t originally designed to create these types of illustrations, but it does have the capability to produce illustrations that can meet or exceed that of Illustrator.
Paint a Tolkien-Inspired Scene
Making of Knight: With this tutorial you will learn how to paint a J.R.R. Tolkien-inspired scene that features knights, galloping and an awesome battlefield. Awesome!
learn How to Create a Dragon From a Hamburger
Dragon from a Hamburger: Learn how to create a dragon from a hamburger. It includes directions on drawing a dragon in grayscale, overlaying the grayscale image of the dragon with parts of the source image, creating the wings, and building the background from the source image.
Recreate the Captain America Shield in Photoshop
Captain America Shield: The whole process of this tutorial is quite simple and won’t take you more than 45 minutes. You start from scratch by drawing a red circle, and then you proceed to fill it in with details from the additional circles and star shape and then onto the textures, light & shadow.
Learn How to Make a Digital Painting
How to Make a Digital Painting: Learn how to make a digital painting – just like the title says. This is a simple and general-purpose step-by-step tutorial.
Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch
Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch: Learn how to create a detailed vintage TV from scratch using Photoshop’s vector editing capabilities. You’ll start by drawing the shape from scratch and then proceed to add textures and fill in the details.
Create a Cinematic Aerial Scene with Photoshop
Cinematic Aerial Scene: The idea behind this tutorial was to create a dramatic scene that looked like it is from a movie.
Digitally Create the Character Hellboy
Making of Hellboy: Learn how to digitally create the character Hellboy from the comic book series of the same name. It goes through each step one-by-one, starting by sketching the figure, then adding the background, and eventually fleshing out the figure.
Learn How to Paint a Surreal Scene
Paint a Surreal Scene: Learn how to create a fantastic surreal scene drawing by Hatice Bayramoglu. It starts with a simple sketch, then a color palette is selected, and then a step-by-step guide shows how to draw and flesh out the tree and background.
Create Stunning Dragons Attack with 3D Features
Stunning Dragons Attack with 3D Features: Learn how to create a sort of video-game style image with dragons, fire, smoke, robots and other crazy things.
Turn an Illustration into a Glowing Superhero
Glowing Superhero: Learn how to turn a basic illustration into a retro-futuristic artwork. You’ll use the Marquee and Pen tools to create various forms, and generate atmosphere with glow effects made using Adjustment layers and Layer Styles. You’ll also use motion blur for a dynamic feel.
Create Stunning Comic Book Fan Art Illustrations
Create Stunning Comic Book Fan Art Illustrations: Learn how to use a tablet to create a stunning comic book fan art illustration. The artwork used is a fan art illustration of the Knights of the Zodiac character, Capricorn Shura (Masami Kurumada).
Photo Composition Photoshop Tutorials
Create a Futuristic Composition
Futuristic Composition: This tutorial creates a futuristic photo composition. It makes good use of patterns, layer effects as well as 3D tools in Photoshop.
Learn How to Create a Horror Movie Photo Composition
Horror Movie-Themed Photo Composition: Speaking of photo compositions, how can one leave horror-themed artwork behind? This tutorial creates a horror movie-themed photo composition using pre-existing resources.
Create an Awesome Splashing Sneaker in Photoshop
Awesome Splashing Sneaker: This tutorial teaches you how to create a splashing sneaker effect using Photoshop. Apart from basic Photoshop function, this tutorial also employs certain stock images to accomplish its task.
Create a Glass Egg with the Clone Tool
Glass Egg Tutorial: If you are looking for some practice with the Clone tool in Photoshop, look no further than this tutorial. On the basis of a pre-existing image of eggs, this tutorial makes use of the Clone tool to accomplish the final image of a glass egg.
Create a Highly Detailed Steampunk Insect in Photoshop
Highly Detailed Steampunk Insect: This tutorial teaches you to create a highly detailed and realistic steampunk style insect. It makes ample use of image compositions, and even though the tutorial itself is easy, many steps are explained only in brief and thus you will need a moderate understanding of Photoshop concepts before you undertake this one.
Design a Unique Wooden Face with Fiery Eye and Tear
Unique Wooden Face with Fiery Eye and Tear: Another title that speaks for itself, You will learn to design a unique wooden face with a fiery eye and tear. The tutorial requires intermediate level expertise in Photoshop.
Drawing Photoshop Tutorials
Learn how to Draw a Leica Camera in Photoshop
Draw a Leica Camera: Considering the fact that Leica is one of the most prestigious camera brands, who wouldn’t wish to draw one in Photoshop? This tutorial teaches you how to accomplish the same!
Recreate Realistic Shoelaces From Scratch in Photoshop
Realistic Shoelaces From Scratch: This tutorial teaches you how to create a realistic shoelace using Photoshop. It makes use of certain assets such as grunge and scratch textures.
Create Photo-Realistic Broken Egg with basic Photshop Skills
Photo-Realistic Broken Egg: This tutorial will help you accomplish the creation of an egg shell and egg yolk using basic Photoshop skills.
Learn how to Create a Slick Abstracts with a Limited Palette
Slick Abstracts: Learn how to create an imposing mixed-media image using limited shades.
Create an Abstract Golden Circle with Smokey Photoshop Brushes
Abstract Golden Circle with Smoke Brushset: Learn how to create an abstract golden circle with a smoke brush set. It introduces the use of custom brush sets and the free transform tool, as well as some selection and masking techniques.
Photo Manipulation Photoshop Tutorials
Animals in the Waterwith Tuts+ subscription
Learn how to combine several photos and adjust them to blend well together into a singular composition.
Multi Fire Photowith Tuts+ subscription
Watch this tutorial if you want to learn how to set up a cinematic photo that looks as if it is aflame.
Learn how to Digitally Paint a Futuristic City
Making of the Futuristic City: Learn how to make a digital painting of a futuristic city using a photo of a city. The painting is not made from scratch – the photograph is used as a reference and starting point.
Human Cyborg Photowith Tuts+ subscription
Take to the future with this guide on how to create a human cyborg.
Convert Photos Into Paintingswith Tuts+ subscription
If you want to convert old, boring photos into something new and exciting, this tutorial is
Create a Powerful Human Disintegration Effect
Human Disintegration Effect: Learn how to create a powerful and emotional human disintegration effect. You’ll start with a cloudy sky background, proceeding to use images of a person, meteors, light, and splatters to produce the effect of a person disintegrating in the sky.
Surreal Mini Mewith Tuts+ subscription
Learn all the ins and outs of how to create a gorgeous and atmospheric composition containing your very own Mini Me.
Create a Realistic Laser Beam Effect in Photoshop
Realistic Laser Beam Effect: Learn how to create a realistic laser beam effect. This is actually an abstract text effect with a metal texture and cloud effect. You’ll mainly be using brush options and filter effects to render this laser beam.
Learn how to Create a Chaotic Disintegration Effect on a Face
Chaotic Disintegration Effect on a Face: Learn how to create a chaotic disintegration effect on a face. You’ll be using an image of a face and a branch, and you’ll also use shatter glass and bird brushes to create this effect, which will be manipulating the face.
Create Fake X-Ray Effects in Photoshop
Fake X-ray Effects: Learn how to create an X-ray effect. You’ll discover how to re-assemble the inner workings of a computer mouse using a variety of blending modes to reveal hidden detail. Next you’ll add some distress layers to add interest to an otherwise clinical illustration. Finally, you’ll add some 3D renders to really finish off the effect.
Learn How to Recreate an Amazing Mechanical Horse
Amazing Mechanical Horse: Learn how to create a robotic horse by combining photos together. You’ll learn how to use stock photos of metal parts and overlay them on top of the horse. This technique can be used to make other types of robotic animals.
Create a Night Light Image with Stock Image
Night Light: Learn how to create a night light image using one stock photo, two sets of splatter brushes, and a single texture. It explains the tools, thought process, and techniques used to create the image, getting into specifics only where necessary.
Create a Dark Statue with 3D Tentacles Photo Manipulation
Dark Statue with 3D Tentacles: Learn how to create a dark statue photomanipulation using Photoshop and Cinema 4D. It will show you how to turn a photo of a woman into a statue, creating the tentacles in Cinema 4D and adding them to the photomanipulation.
Learn how to Give a Portrait a Cosmic Makeover
Give a Portrait a Cosmic Makeover: Learn how to transform a simple fashion shot into an eye-catching work that captures power and beauty.
Create a Futuristic Abstract Portrait in Photoshop
Futuristic Abstract Portrait: Learn how to create your very own futuristic artistic portrait. The great thing is that these techniques can be applied to virtually any portrait, meaning you can give yourself a creative self portrait, or even Photoshop the faces of your friends and family to surprise them.
Create a Dark, Super-Natural Magic Figure with Fire Element
Dark, Super-Natural Magic Figure with Fire Element: This is an intermediate tutorial, where you will be shown how to create a Dark, Super-Natural Magic Figure with Fire Element using some tricky techniques such as masking and drawing vexel hair.
Create a Stunning Product Shot Using Professional Lighting Effects
Stunning Product Shot Using Professional Lighting Effects: This tutorial is essentially a combination of gradients, textures, masking, brushes, and adjustment layers. However, you’ll see when following along with this tutorial how it’s the building up of these aspects which leads to the great results.
Learn How to Add Realistic Crack Effects to a Face
Realistic Crack Effect on a Face: With this tutorial you will learn an easy way to add crack effects to your images. It is split into 9 easy-to-follow steps, with some basic Photoshop features carefully explained and all you will need are a couple of textures and some brushes.
Create a Beautiful Surreal Night Photo Manipulation
Beautiful Surreal Night Photo Manipulation: This intermediate and detailed tutorial will guide you through all of the steps to meticulously create a surreal night photo manipulation. The tutorial may seem long (it can be completed within 1-2 hrs), but it does describe each and every tiny detail meticulously.
Create a Fictional Arctic Snow Frog in Photoshop
Learn how to Create a Photo Manipulation of a Flooded City Scene
Photo Manipulation of a Flooded City Scene: Learn how to manipulate a simple photo into a flooding torrent of a scene. You’ll use some relatively simple techniques to give this image a semi-realistic, stylized feel.
Create a Dark Surreal Urban Scene with Space Brushes
Dark Surreal Urban Scene with Space Brush: Learn how to design a dark surreal urban scene with Space Brush. You will be shown a few simple photo manipulation skills that might be useful for your future designs, including some lighting tricks and image adjustment techniques.
Create a Mix Hand Drawing Sketch With Photo
Mix Hand Drawing Sketch With Photo: Learn how to create a nice unique photo effect from a sketch and your photo. You will use many tools of Photoshops tools. Also in this tutorial you will be able to learn the Photoshop technique of how to use a sketch and combine it with a real picture. The result is a highly unique.
Learn How to Photo Manipulate a Falling Angel
Photo Manipulate a Falling Angel: Learn how to create a photo manipulation of a falling angel using a jumping girl photo. You start off with a textured background, you’ll then create the actual background using cloud images, and then you’ll proceed to add the jumping girl photo and manipulating it to look like she has wings and is falling.
Create Transparent Masks in Photoshop
Create Transparent Masks: When it comes to photo editing, you are often required to rely on Selections and Masks. This tutorial explains the process by using the example of a glass, which has an element of transparency to it.
Create a Rusty Metallic Textured Skull Using 3D Renders
Rusty Metallic Textured Skull Using 3D Renders: This tutorial teaches you how to make use of lighning render passes to create a stunning metallic texture skull. If you are looking to learn 3D renders, this tutorial is a good starting point.
Create a Cereal Box Cover from Scratch in Photoshop
Cereal Box Cover from Scratch: This tutorial makes excellent use of Photoshop’s 3D tools to render an image of a cereal box. If you are looking for a fun Photoshop tutorial, you should definitely check this one out!
Create Futuristic Effects Using 3D Tools in Photoshop
Futuristic Effects with Photoshops 3D tools: This tutorial creates a stylistic 3D rendition of a retro-futuristic effect. It makes prolific use of Photoshop’s 3D tools, though the tutorial steps in themselves are not as well laid out as those that you’d find on PSD Tuts.
Icon Design Photoshop Tutorials
Create a Camcorder Icon From Scratch
Camcorder Icon From Scratch: This tutorial employs shape layers, brushes and layer styles to create a camcorder icon.
Creat a Photorealistic App Icon in Photoshop
Photorealistic App Icon: This tutorial teaches you how to employ Photoshop’s light and shadow tools as well as layer effects to create a realistic app icon.
Create a Cool Radio Icon
Cool Radio Icon: If you are into vector editing, this tutorial might prove useful for you as it teaches you how to use Photoshop to create a cool radio icon.
Creat a Retro Gameboy Icon
Retro Gameboy Icon: Ah…Gameboy! Sweet memories! Don’t worry, you can relive those memories by creating a retro Gameboy icon in Photoshop with the help of this tutorial.
Create a Headset Icon Using Photoshop
Headset Icon: This short and simple tutorial teaches you how to create a headset icon using Photoshop.
Text Effect Photoshop Tutorials
Ice Textwith Tuts+ subscription
Learn how to create an ice text effect to your text. A great tutorial for when you want to create thematic posters.
Add Some Zing to Your Typography with Photoshop
Add Some Zing to your Typography: Who does not wish to add some spice to their letters? This tutorial helps you accomplish just that using the Pen tool in Photoshop.
Fire Textwith Tuts+ subscription
If you want to set your text aflame for an advertising campaign (or simply for the sake of learning how to master Photoshop), this is a good one to go with.
Creat a Hipster Text Effect
Hipster Text Effect: This tutorial teaches you how to create a text effect in Photoshop with a, well, hipster effect. It is a good beginner-friendly tutorial and is definitely worth a look.
Creat a Futuristic RAWZ Light Effect in Photoshop
RAWZ Light Effects: Learn how to create a slick futuristic Tron-style light effect. It’s a beginner/intermediate tutorial, and it will take you about 45 minutes to do.
Golden Logo Textwith Tuts+ subscription
Learn how to create a powerful golden text effect for logos, animations, intros and more.
Creat Distorted Typography in Photoshop
Distorted Typography in Photoshop: Distortions can be used to give a unique look to your image and this tutorial teaches you how to do it.
Learn How to Cretae a Baseball-Inspired Text Effect
Baseball-Inspired Text Effect: This tutorial teaches you how to make use of layer styles, patterns and brushes and create a baseball-style text effect.
Create an Abstract Geometric Mosaic Text Effect
Abstract Geometric Mosaic Text Effect: This tutorial explains the process of adding abstract geometric designs as a text effect in Illustrator.
Create a Bloody Text Effect in Photoshop
Bloody Text Effect: This tutorial teaches you how to create a blood-like text effect using layer styles in Photoshop.
Learn How to Create a Stitched Denim Text Effect
Stitched Denim Text Effect: This tutorial explains the process of combining Photoshop filters, brushes and vector shape and helps you create a stitched Denim text effect.
Create a Stylish Easy Chalk Ornament Typography
Easy Chalk Ornament Typography: This tutorial helps you create a stylish ornament typography and then apply a chalkboard effect to it using both Illustrator and Photoshop.
Create a Knitted Argyle Text Effect
Knitted Argyle Text Effect: This tutorial uses the Filter Forge plugin to create a knitted argyle text effect in Photoshop.
Easily Create a Furry Text
Easy Furry Text: This tutorial creates a simple furry text using basic filters and tools.
Create a Light Bulb Inspired Text Effect
Light Bulb Inspired Text Effect: This tutorial uses Layer Styles to create a lightbulb inspired text effect in Photoshop.
Create a Unique Break-Apart Text Effect with Urban Background
Unique Break-Apart Text Effect with Urban Background: Learn how to create a unique break-apart text effect with an urban background. The text itself is made up from a wooden texture, along with some particle brush effects.
Create Text-Shaped Buildings in Photoshop
Text-Shaped Buildings: Learn how to create building-shaped typography using photos that you have taken yourself – or a photo of the Nairobi skyline that the tutorial provides. You’ll stretch the photo to a perspective and use repeating textures to draw and create the shapes for the letters that look like buildings.
Create a Stitched Text Effect for an iPad Wallpaper
Stitched Text Effect for an iPad Wallpaper: Learn how to create a custom stitched text effect for an iPad wallpaper. You’ll first create the background texture, then the actual background, and afterwards proceed to create the actual text in a stitch style.
Recreate an Exploding Light Text Effect
Exploding Light Text Effect: Learn how to create an exploding light text effect. You’ll use a thick heavy font with portions that are corroding and breaking apart with various explosions, and you’ll use some dramatic lighting to punch it up a bit.
Creative Block Text Effect in Photoshop
Creative Block Text Effect: Learn how to create a smashing composition text using the words “creative block” to figuratively smash creative block with this effect. This effect could be used on a variety of design projects.
Poster Design Tutorials
Recreate the Avengers Poster in Photoshop
The Avengers Poster: This tutorial shows how to create the shine effect employed in Avengers poster. It makes use of Layer Styles and the Brush tool in Photoshop.
Create a Raw Horror Movie Poster
Raw Horror Movie Poster: This tutorial creates an old-school style horror movie poster.
Create the Man Of Steel Movie Poster
Man Of Steel Movie Poster: This tutorial creates the Superman Man of Steel movie poster using Pen tool and certain textures.
Recreate the Judge Dredd Badge Design in Photoshop
Judge Dredd Badge Design: This tutorial creates a Judge Dredd badge design. First up, it constructs the pieces using Illustrator’s Pen and Pathfinder tools, and following that, it uses Photoshop to give the badge a metal-like appearance.
Recreate the Dark Knight Rises Stencil Effect
Dark Knight Rises Stencil Effect: This tutorial creates a Dark Knight Rises stencil and spray effect using basic filters and some brushes.
Create a Classic Serif Poster in Photoshop
Classic Serif Poster: Learn how to manipulate serif type in your design work to design a classic serif poster. Designer golden rules tend to be: the message must be clear, the color must have some harmony and the text needs to be balanced and readable. But sometimes, in order to create something different or something that stands out, you need to take those rules to the limit, mix them up, or even break them. That’s what this tutorial is all about.
Create a Retro Space Themed Poster
Retro Space Themed Poster: Learn how to create a striking vintage-style poster design inspired by cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s journey into space. You will combine stock photos, textures and brushes with blend mode techniques and filters.
Create a Clock Up Wallpaper
Clock Up Wallpaper: Learn how to create a wallpaper using cool 3D text as the main design element. Since adding 3D features, Photoshop can now be used to create 3D objects and effects, which is what this tutorial focuses on – rather than relying on a separate 3D-rendering application.
Create a Dynamic Nature Poster
Dynamic Nature Poster: Learn how to create a nature poster using stock images, vectors and brushes. a floral vector pack, paper texture, dry earth, and pictures of a girl, parrot, branches, bonsai, and splashes will be used to create a collage of a dynamic nature poster.
If you’re looking for web design Photoshop tutorials, you should take a look at this post.