Articles tagged as ‘Photoshop Tutorials’

Learn Photo Manipulation with these Photoshop CS6 Tutorials

Photoshop CS6 is the last fully-purchasable version of Photoshop without a recurring fee. It’s still my preferred version and has received excellent reviews from designers and photographers. CS6 brought significant changes and new functionality that offered even more potential than previous versions. Although improvements and new features are what users want, it does require some […]

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Photoshop Tutorials Hall of Fame

Many of the most popular posts on this blog are collections of Photoshop tutorials in specific categories. I thought it would be helpful to also do a post that features the best tutorials of all kinds. This post links to more than 60 excellent tutorials and they are categorized by type. Some of these have been featured here at various points, and others are new…

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45 Photoshop Editing Tutorials

Photoshop allows designers and photographers to improve photos in countless ways. Some photos are edited in a subtle way that the viewer may not even notice unless it is side-by-side with the original photo, and others are edited in more drastic ways. There are countless possibilities and multiple different ways to accomplish many things, which can make the process of learning a little bit intimidating.

The good news is that there is a tutorial for just about anything you would want to do in Photoshop, with just by following along with these tutorials you can learn some awesome techniques that will take your photography and photo editing to another level. Here you’ll find a collection of 45 Photoshop editing tutorials that will help teach the art of photo editing…

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50+ Excellent Tutorials for Creating Website Layouts in Photoshop

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If you’re looking to learn more about web design or to improve your skills, following along with detailed, step-by-step tutorials can be a great use of your time. While there are a lot of resources and courses where you can pay to learn design, there are also plenty of quality tutorials available for free.

In this post we’ll showcase 50 different tutorials that we feel are the best at showing you how to design and layout a simple website in Photoshop. You’ll find tutorials that teach how to design all different kinds of sites, and in a wide variety of design styles. Find a few that you like, work through them, and you’re sure to learn at least a few new things that you can put into practice in your own design work…

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65 Outstanding Photoshop Manipulation Tutorials to Sharpen Your Skills

35 Outstanding Photoshop Manipulation Tutorials

Photo manipulations allow you to explore your creativity and create stunning and surreal works of art. If you like experimenting and learning new techniques in Photoshop, following along with some photo manipulation tutorials can be a great exercise. You’ll learn techniques that you can put into practice in your own manipulation experiments, not just for following along with the example in the tutorial.

Here you’ll find links to 35 outstanding tutorials that will teach you how to create a photo manipulation in Photoshop. With the skills and techniques you develop through these tutorials you will be able to stretch your creativity and create beautiful works of your own in Photoshop…

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25 of the Best Photoshop Illustration Tutorials of All Time

Photoshop Illustration Tutorials

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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60 Photoshop Tutorials for Photo Touch-Ups

Photoshop has tons of potential for improving photos in one way or another. Even subtle improvements can make a big difference in the end result. Whether you are interested in touching up your own photos or doing professional photo editing for clients, Photoshop can allow you to get the job done.

This is a categorized collection of tutorials that will show you some new tricks for photo touch-ups. You’ll find tutorials for working with skin, eyes, teeth, nose, hair, body, colors, lighting, and more.

How to Touch Up Skin in Photoshop:

Really Cool Digital Make Up in Photoshop in 10 Minutes

Photoshop Touch-Up Tutorials

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Learn Photoshop: All of the Basics for Beginners

We frequently publish posts on this blog that feature tutorials for learning how to do various things with Photoshop, but we have rarely focused on just the basics. This post is intended for designers or aspiring designers who either want to get started with Photoshop or have limited experience and are looking to improve.

While there are plenty of great learning resources available online, it’s often difficult for beginners to know where to get started because everything seems to be scattered. With this post you’ll find links to plenty of resources to teach you all the basics and fundamentals of Photoshop.

Most of the resources and tutorials listed in this post will focus on teaching one particular aspect of Photoshop, such as how to use a specific tool. Everything is broken down into sections so you can find exactly what you are looking for.

Intro to Photoshop’s Tools and UI:

The resources in this section will serve as an introduction for those who are new to Photoshop. They will help you to learn your way around the interface and with some of the basics of Photoshop.

The Photoshop Workspace (video)

The Photoshop Workspace

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35 Excellent Photoshop Textures and Backgrounds Tutorials

Textures can be extremely useful resources for web and graphic designers. They can be used to create backgrounds, add grit and texture to any element within a design, and they can also be used to create various photo effects. Photoshop allows for all kinds of possibilities with textures. In some cases you may be creating your own texture from scratch in Photoshop, but in most cases you’ll be using a texture from a photo, whether it is your own photo or one that you acquired somewhere.

Here we’ll featured 35 different tutorials that teach various aspects of created and working with textures.

Enhancing Your Portraits with Textures

Textures can also be used to give a different look and feel to your photos, and it’s easy to implement.

Enhancing Your Portraits with Textures

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35+ Photoshop Tutorials for Designing Your Own Posters

Creating posters with Photoshop can be a lot of fun and there are unlimited opportunities. In these tutorials you’ll learn some new ways to enhance your Photoshop skills while creating posters for all kinds of purposes. A lot of different styles of design are represented, and each one takes a different approach to get to the end result. You can follow some of the tutorials step-by-step, or browse them and find parts that you want to use in your own design projects. Either way, you’re sure to be able to learn some new skills and techniques if you’re interested in improving at Photoshop and poster design.

Design a Gorgeous Geisha Art Poster in Photoshop

This poster has an awesome textured watercolor effect that looks great and is pretty easy to accomplish.

Design a Gorgeous Geisha Art Poster in Photoshop

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Learn Photo Editing: Tutorials for Designers and Photographers

Photoshop provides designers and photographers with the opportunity to professionally edit photos for the best results. While there are almost endless possibilities for photo editing with Photoshop, there can be a lot to learn.

Here we will present links to various tutorials on a wide range of topics related to photo editing. If you’re looking to learn more about a specific type of editing or technique, or if you are just getting started with photo editing, this post should serve as an excellent resource for you. The tutorials listed below are separated into categories to make it easier to find what you’re looking for.

Eyes:

Want to change eye color or make eyes “pop” a little more? Photoshop allows you to do wonders.

Changing Eye Color in Adobe Photoshop CC or CS6

Changing Eye Color in Adobe Photoshop CC or CS6

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Free Resources for Creating a Flat Design

Flat designs are taking over quite quickly it seems. I doubt anyone could argue against it being the latest and greatest for (fairly) new trends on the web, in mobile devices, and even in print. The simple description for a flat style of design is one that lacks 3D effects, such as bevels or drop shadows.

The stylistic details of a flat design can vary somewhat, just as with most design styles. Usually, though, a flat design is quite minimalist with primary-ish colors and lots of “white space”. The font is usually thin without too much flare. Boxes and buttons are, of course, without strokes or 3D effects. Some flat designs do contain shadows, but these are usually flat-ish as well.

Whether you are new to flat design or simply need some fresh, new resources for your next project, most should be able to find a few items below to help. The list below is divided into 5 categories: UI kits, icons, templates, WordPress themes, and tutorials. The best part? All are free. The ones that specifically mention “free for commercial use” are noted as well. Have fun browsing and be sure to let us know of any other amazingly free flat resources.

UI Kits

A UI kit is a user interface collection that comes with all the parts and pieces you need to design your own website. Usually they are PSD but sometimes will come with other components as well. While you can use the color scheme in the file, you can create your own color scheme. They also come with patterns, brushes, and much more. Hence, UI kits save a web designer a lot of time, improving workflow and decreasing time spent on projects.

DesignModo Flat UI

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40 Photoshop Tutorials for Lighting and Abstract Effects

This post was originally published a few years ago, and since that time many of the tutorials that were featured in the post are no longer online. So we’ve revamped the article with a fresh selection of tutorials, some old and some new, that should prove to be very helpful.

Photoshop gives designers the ability to create some amazing effects that can accomplish just about anything you can image. Lighting effects and abstract effects can be some of the most engaging and powerful effects created in Photoshop, and they’re also a lot of fun for designers. Fortunately, there are plenty of Photoshop experts who are willing to write detailed tutorials to show off the potential. Here is a look at some of the best tutorials for using various lighting and abstract effects. Follow a few of these tutorials to learn different techniques, and then put your creativity to work and find some ways to use lighting effects on your own.

Add Light Streaks to a Photo with Photoshop

Add Light Streaks to a Photo with Photoshop

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35 Tutorials for Mastering Photoshop Brushes

For Photoshop users, downloading free brushes and creating your own custom brushes can quickly help you to achieve more effective results and improve productivity and efficiency at the same time. There are essentially unlimited options when working with brushes, so it’s a skill that can always be further developed.

Regardless of your skill level in working with brushes you should find some tutorials here for you. Some cover the basic uses and functionality of brushes, some will teach you various ways to create your own custom brushes, and some will help you to develop your skills by using them as an integral part of a design.

Rotating Brushes

A simple way to rotate any brush to fit your needs.

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25 Photoshop Tutorials for Working with Textures

Being able to work with texture in Photoshop gives you endless possibilities for your design. There are a variety of different approaches when it comes to adding texture, some are simple and others are more advanced. The 25 tutorials featured in this post will help you to learn a number of different techniques that can be used in your own design.

Add Visual Texture in 3 Easy Steps

Add Visual Texture in 3 Easy Steps

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25 Outstanding Photoshop Lighting Effect Tutorials

Photoshop allows designers to create amazing things with their creativity. Lighting effects can be done in Photoshop a number of different ways, and the results can be quite impressive. In this post we’ll feature 25 tutorials from various designers that teach how to create amazing lighting effects. If you see something you want to learn, click through and follow the steps of the designer.

How to Enhance Your Subjects with Striking Lighting Effects in Photoshop

How to Enhance Your Subjects with Striking Lighting Effects in Photoshop

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25 Helpful Tutorials for Lighting Effects in Photoshop

Photoshop allows designers with unlimited possibilities when it comes to creative effects, including lighting effects. There are plenty of different ways to create lighting effects in Photoshop, and there are equally as many different possible uses for them. If you’re interested in learning more about how to create awesome lighting effects in your own work, here are 25 tutorials that can help.

Create a Glowing Superhero

Create a Glowing Superhero

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24 Useful Photoshop Background Tutorials

Create Bright Abstract Diagonal Lines Background

Photoshop offers countless possibilities for creating stunning backgrounds for websites, posters, flyers, wallpapers, and any other type of design. Fortunately, there are a lot of good tutorials that show step-by-step how you can create a specific type of background. In this post we’ll link to 25 different tutorials for creating backgrounds. We recommend that you find a few that look interesting to you and work through the tutorial to see if you can learn something new…

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25 Tutorials for Using Illustrator and Photoshop Together for Outstanding Results

Photoshop and Illustrator are two of the most indispensable tools for web and graphic designers. For those of us who are always looking to learn more and improve skills, there are plenty of great tutorials out there for each of these programs.

Most designers feel a bit more comfortable in one over the other as a result of more experience or better understanding. However, sometimes the two can be used together in a way that emphasizes the strengths of each program.

In this post we’ll feature 25 of the best tutorials that utilize both Illustrator and Photoshop to create amazing results.

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40 Photoshop Tutorials for Amazing Lighting Effects – Part Two

One of the most popular posts of 2008 on this blog was 40 Photoshop Tutorials for Lighting and Abstract Effects. Since it has been close to a year since that collection was put together, a number of excellent tutorials for working with lighting effects have been published. With this post I’d like to present the second edition of tutorials.

Flying Girl in Photoshop

Flying girl in Photoshop

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35 Tutorials and Guides for Working With Wacom Tablets

Wacom tablets are preferred tools for many graphic designers because they can be much easier than working with a mouse for some types of design. Learning to work effectively with a tablet can be a little tricky, but fortunately there are a number of tutorials that can help. In this post we’ll feature a selection of tutorials that will help with learning how to design specific things, and some that will help you understand the Wacom tablet and to get the most out of it.

Draw a Windy Sunset Illustration

Draw a Windy Sunset Illustration

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25 Outstanding Photoshop Photo Manipulation Tutorials

Photo manipulation can be one of the most fun things to do in Photoshop, and it also provides for an excellent creative outlet. The process of creating a detailed photo manipulation can be intimidating if you are new to the process or if you aren’t very familiar with Photoshop’s tools, but fortunately there are plenty of good tutorials that teach you how to create a sample photo manipulation.

One of the great things about photo manipulation tutorials is that you can follow along with the sample creation, but you’ll also learn techniques that can be used on your own original photo manipulations as you are experimenting.

In this post we’ve collected 25 tutorials that will lead you through the process of photo manipulation in Photoshop

Lonely – Manipulation Tutorial

Lonely - Manipulation Tutorial

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25 Photoshop 3D Effects Tutorials

Photoshop allows designers to do a lot of amazing things, including 3D effects. If you’re not familiar with Photoshop’s 3D effects or if you are interested in improving your own skills in this area, we have compiled 25 of the best tutorials that teach and demonstrate how to accomplish different things.

Many of the tutorials focus on 3D text effects, and others show various objects designed in 3D. Whatever you are looking to design, you should be able to find a tutorial here that will show the steps needed.

Easy 3D Globe in Photoshop

Easy 3D Globe in Photoshop

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25 Tutorials for Learning Character Design

If you would like to be able to design awesome characters that could be as mascots or in illustrations, this post is for you. There are a lot of excellent tutorials out there that show how to design characters. In this post we’ll link to 25 character design tutorials. Some of the tutorials use Illustrator and others use Photoshop. Whatever your preference, you’ll be able to pick up some new skills and techniques from these tutorials.

Create a Cool Vector Panda Character in Illustrator

Create a Cool Vector Panda Character in Illustrator

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13 Photoshop Tutorials for Learning About Smart Objects

Smart Objects allow Photoshop users to do some powerful things, but if you haven’t used them before it can be challenging to understand how to use them. Adobe describes Smart Object this way, “Smart Objects are layers that contain image data from raster or vector images, such as Photoshop or Illustrator files. Smart Objects preserve an image’s source content with all its original characteristics, enabling you to perform nondestructive editing to the layer.”

Like anything else in Photoshop, the best way to learn about Smart Objects is to start using them and experiment. The tutorials featured in this post will show some examples of what is possible with Smart Objects, and they’ll provide a good starting point for you. Once you’ve worked through a few tutorials you’ll probably have some ideas for how you can start to use Smart Objects in your own projects.

Be Smart and Use Smart Objects

Be Smart and Use Smart Objects

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13 Tutorials for Working with Colors in Photoshop

One of the down sides of working with a program as powerful as Photoshop is that new users often want to jump into things like advanced photo manipulations or designing an amazing website layout. Unfortunately, getting a firm grasp of the basics and fundamentals often gets overlooked by all of all of the cool things that you can learn to do.

Designers who want to be able to use Photoshop effectively will need to be able to master the fundamentals. Working with color is one of those things that you must learn to do effectively in Photoshop. In this post we’ll link to 13 tutorials that will help you to learn more about working with colors in Photoshop. If you’re already experienced with Photoshop, maybe some of these tutorials can serve as a refresher.

You may also be interested in our post Learn Photoshop.

Color Modes and Bit Depth

Color Modes and Bit Depth

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25 Photo Editing Tutorials for Photoshop

Most professional digital photos are touched up in some way or another. Photoshop is, of course, one of the leading programs for photo editing, so learning the basics of the possible photo editing techniques can have a positive impact on the end result of your photography. For designers, many photos that are provided by clients will need some touch ups to get the best look possible.

In this post we’ll link to 25 helpful tutorials that teach different aspects of photo editing in Photoshop.

How to Reduce Digital Noise in a Photograph

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20+ T-Shirt Design Tutorials

Many designers enjoy being able to work on a wide variety of different types of projects. Web design is often the primary focus here at Vandelay Design, but designing t-shirts can be a fun, and sometimes profitable, option as well. Many web and graphic designers like to branch out to t-shirt design, even if it is only for fun and experimentation.

If you’re interested in designing your own custom t-shirts, there are a number of helpful tutorials that explain and demonstrate the process. In this post we’ll link to the best tutorials available for teaching how to design your own t-shirts. Some of the tutorials focus on the design and others cover the details of getting your design ready for print.

If you’re looking for some great mockups to show off your own t-shirt designs, please see the t-shirt mockup PSD in our shop.

How to Create a Vintage Style Greaser T-Shirt Design

How to Create a Vintage-Style Grease T-Shirt Design

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35 Icon Design Tutorials for Photoshop

Icons are an important part of web design. In many cases you can buy icons or download free ones, but sometimes you may need to create custom icons to get exactly what you need. Fortunately, there are a lot of tutorials out there that go through the process of designing an icon. In this post we’ll feature 35 tutorials for designing icons in Photoshop.

How to Create a Detailed Gauge Icon in Photoshop

How to Create a Detailed Gauge Icon in Photoshop

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25 Outstanding Matte Painting Tutorials

Last week we published a post that showcased beautiful examples of matte paintings for your design inspiration. This week we’d like to follow that up by showcasing some of the best tutorials that will show you more about the process of creating matte paintings so you can try it for yourself. Here you’ll find links to 25 tutorials from various sources. Some of them are laid out step-by-step and others are case studies or more general overviews of the matte painting process.

Basic Principles of Digital Matte Painting

Basic Principles of Digital Matte Painting

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25 Amazing Photoshop Text Effects Tutorials

Photoshop users often want to create unique and interesting text effects to take their work to the next level. Photoshop has plenty of potential here, and fortunately there are a lot of great tutorials out there that lead you step-by-step through the process of creating amazing text effects.

In this post you’ll find links to 25 of the best Photoshop text effect tutorials online. You may also be interested in 50 Essential Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials.

Create a Chrome 4×4 Vehicle Emblem

Create a Chrome 4x4 Vehicle Emblem<

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35 Photoshop Tutorials for Website Layouts

Most web designers use to create the visual design before moving on to coding the website. There is an excellent selection of tutorials available that show the process of designing sites/pages in Photoshop, and if you are looking to learn more or improve your skills in this area, these tutorials can be very helpful. In this post we’ll link to 35 quality tutorials for creating layouts in Photoshop.

You may also be interested in this post from our archives: 35 Tutorials for Creating Website Layouts in Photoshop.

Design a Textured Outdoors Website in Photoshop

Design a Textured Outdoors Website in Photoshop

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33 Photoshop Photo Editing Tutorials

Photoshop makes it possible to edit your photos in countless ways. With endless possibilities the challenge is knowing how to use the photo editing tools effectively. In this post we’ll feature 33 tutorials that teach different photo editing techniques and tricks. You’re sure to find at least a few that can be put to good use in your own work, whether it be on your photos or on those of your clients.

Master a Professional Photo Retouching Workflow

Master a Professional Photo Retouching Workflow

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30 Poster Design Tutorials for Photoshop

Photoshop allows designers to create amazing posters that can be used for a variety or purposes like movie promos, product promos, event promos, as well as just for fun and practice. There are a lot of quality tutorials out there that teach the process of designing a poster in Photoshop. In this post we’ll feature 30 poster tutorials from a variety of different designers. In this collection you should find at least a few tutorials that teach something that could be helpful in your own work.

Create a Vibrant Space-Themed Poster in Photoshop

Create a Vibrant Space-Themed Poster in Photoshop

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