25 of the Best Photoshop Illustration Tutorials of All Time

While Adobe Illustrator is the preferred tool by most designers for illustrating and drawing digitally, Photoshop can also be used for some types of illustration. This post includes a selection of tutorials that cover the process of drawing various objects in Photoshop. We have selected these tutorials because we feel they are cover a variety of in-depth styles and techniques that all photoshop users could follow.

 

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Paint an 80s airbrush portrait

80s-airbrush-portrait

 

How to Illustrate Lips in Photoshop

lips-photoshop-illustration-tutorial

 

How to Illustrate a Portrait in Photoshop

final

 

How to Create Animated Pixel Art in Photoshop

Animated Pixel Art

 

How to Create Detailed Wildlife Illustrations in Photoshop

Create a Detailed Insect

 

How to Create an Illustrated Watercolor and Ink Photo Effect

How to Create an Illustrated Watercolor and Ink Photo Effect

 

How to Illustrate a Dreamy Fantasy Scene

How to Illustrate a Dreamy Fantasy Scene

 

How to Illustrate a Beautiful Moonlight Angel

Moonlight Angel

 

How to Illustrate an Imaginary Car with Photoshop

How to Illustrate a Sports Car

 

How to Illustrate Illa from the Movie Noah in Photoshop

Wonderful-Portrait-for-Ila-L

 

How to Create a Cold Glass of Beer in Photoshop

How to Illustrate a Cold Glass of Beer in Photoshop

 

How to Draw Realistic Cat Fur in Photoshop

Draw Realistic Cat Fur in Photoshop

 

How to Create a Realistic Digital Photo Frame in Photoshop

digital-photo-frame

 

Methods for Drawing the Human Hand

draw-human-hand

 

Methods for Drawing the Human Eyes

draw-human-eye

 

Illustrate Planetary Rings with Photoshop

planetary-rings

 

How to Illustrate a Donut in Photoshop

Illustrate a Donut in Photoshop

 

Draw a Realistic Water Spash with Photoshop

Drawing-Realistic-Water-Splashing

 

Creating a Cartoon Hot Air Balloon Scene

Hot Air Balloon

Psychedelic Life Tutorial

Psychedlic Life Tutorial

Vanity License Plate

Illustrate a License Plate

Amazing Retro Rainbow Curves

Retro Curves

Create a Vector-Based Zune with Photoshop

Drawing a Zune

Aging Road Sign

Draw a Road Sign

Make a Realistic Football

Draw a Football

Draw Your Snowman in Photoshop

Draw a Snowman

 

 

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  • Timothy, March 9, 2009

    Nice list. Thanks

  • Jamie, March 9, 2009

    NIce one. Loving the Ice cream and the speaker!

  • Matt, March 9, 2009

    I did the speaker tutorial a while ago. It has really good methods for creating wood and for that worn label effect.

  • very nice and helpful tutorials, I like “Create a Poster Illustration with Floating Floral Elements” and “Drawing Vector-Looking Cat Illustration Using Photoshop” thanks for share..

  • Dainis Graveris, March 9, 2009

    There are never enough tutorials..indeed :)

  • Eric Shafer, March 9, 2009

    Nice roundup!

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  • sohbet, March 9, 2009

    very quality your website

  • Thomas | Tutorial King, March 10, 2009

    Nice Roundup, Thanks

  • SamsungLN52A650, March 11, 2009

    Hey thats a very nice and helpful tutorials, I would love to create a different set of hings with floral illustartion and floating onesusing Photoshop” thanks for sharing.

  • wow all the 40 design are looking so goo and I think I would like to use some of them

  • Patternhead, March 13, 2009

    Great resource, thanks for sharing

  • www.soccergenclix.net, March 14, 2009

    perfect thanks

  • website submission, March 16, 2009

    Oh I like to learn how to make a poster by own. thanks for the post and keep it up.

  • webdesign duisburg, March 16, 2009

    Great! Thanks a lot!

  • Photoshop, April 13, 2009

    Great compilation, thanks :)

  • Husen KAR, April 23, 2009

    thanks for this tutorials, thats very nice

  • Septron, May 28, 2009

    Wow! It is simply magnificent! Especially beer!

  • araç muayenesi, August 29, 2009

    There are never enough tutorials..indeed :)

  • myozpamuk, October 14, 2009

    Thank you very much for a long time looking for such a site but did not find Thanks

  • 3d desktop, October 25, 2009

    Thanks. I used this several times

  • interactiveshaq, February 9, 2010

    Thank for sharing. I did the speaker tutorial a while ago. It has really good methods for creating wood and for that worn label effect.

  • promote website all language, February 17, 2010

    I think I would like to use some of them. Thanks for sharing.

  • travel, March 3, 2010

    I would love to create a different set of hings with floral illustartion and floating onesusing Photoshop” thanks for sharing.

  • football manager, April 7, 2010

    There are never enough tutorials..

  • Smooth Booth, June 2, 2010

    These tutorials have helped me quite a bit, been working through them for a couple of month now. I like the line art to colour fade, any idea where you can download more textures like the background for this?

  • nndb, November 21, 2010

    It has really good methods for creating wood and for that worn label effect.

  • Stiri mondene, April 19, 2011

    Last one is from Pokemon? :D

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