45 Brilliant Tutorials for Learning Pixelmator

Looking for an alternative to Adobe Photoshop? Pixelmator is a popular image editor for Mac OS X. While Photoshop is the industry standard, Pixelmator has a lot to offer for Mac users. In this post we’ll feature 45 tutorials for using Pixelmator, including a number of video tutorials. Some of the tutorials are rather basic and will help you to get familiar with the interface and tools, and others teach specific techniques. You may notice that some of these tutorials are re-makes of popular Photoshop tutorials, except this time showing how to create the same end result in Pixelmator. Take a browse through these and let me know what you think. As always, feel free to let us know if we have missed any in the comments below. Enjoy!

Liquify Tools in Pixelmator

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Create Realistic Note Paper in Pixelmator

Create Realistic Note Paper in Pixelmator Tutorial

Create a Realistic Denim Texture in Pixelmator

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How to Create a Quick Neon Effect with Pixelmator

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Create a Fish in a Bubble Photo Manipulation with Pixelmator

fish-in-bubble-pixelmator-tutorial

Create a Futuristic Retro Poster

retro-poster-pixelmator-tutorial

Create a Colorful Bird Poster

colorful-bird-texture-pixelmator-tutorial

Blurring, Sharpening, Dodging, & Burning in Pixelmator

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How to Use Layer Styles in Pixelmator

Layer Styles in Pixelmator

How to use the Clone Stamp & Healing Tool in Pixelmator

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Light Leak Effect in Pixelmator

Pixelmator Light Leak Effect

Working with Layers in Pixelmator

youtube3-pixelmator-tutorial

Text as Shape Pixelmator Tutorial

Text as Shape Pixelmator Tutorial

80’s Style Text Effect in Pixelmator

80's Style Text Effect in Pixelmator

Amazing Watercolor Effect in Pixelmator

Amazing Watercolor Effect in Pixelmator

Making a Realistic Drop of Water

Making a Realistic Drop of Water

Sparkling Hot Girl in Pixelmator

Sparkling Hot Girl in Pixelmator

How to Create an Apple TV Style Wallpaper (video)

How to Create an Apple TV Style Wallpaper

Comic Style Effect in Pixelmator

Comic Style Effect in Pixelmator

Digital Portrait Painting

Digital Portrait Painting

Incredible Space Scene in Pixelmator

Incredible Space Scene in Pixelmator

Mental Wave Explosion in Pixelmator

Mental Wave Explosion in Pixelmator

Aurora Borealis Effect in Pixelmator

Aurora Borealis Effect in Pixelmator

Super Cool Frilly Bits in Pixelmator

Super Cool Frilly Bits in Pixelmator

Using the Marquee Tools in Pixelmator (video)

Using the Marquee Tools in Pixelmator

Creating Gradients in Pixelmator (video)

Creating Gradients in Pixelmator

Colorful Bokeh Effect in Pixelmator

Colorful Bokeh Effect in Pixelmator

Easy Space Scene in Pixelmator

Easy Space Scene in Pixelmator

Fiery Fireballs in Pixelmator 1.4

Fiery Fireballs in Pixelmator

Light Painting in Pixelmator 1.2

Light Painting in Pixelmator 1.2

Retro Light Effects in Pixelmator

Retro Light Effects in Pixelmator

Blueprint and Sketches

Blueprint and Sketches

Girl in Tempo

Girl in Tempo

How to Create a Shining Orb (video)

How to Create a Shining Orb

Coloring a Black and White Photo in Pixelmator

Coloring a Black and White Photo in Pixelmator

Flower Text in Pixelmator

Flower Text in Pixelmator

Lightning Effect

Lightning Effect

Smoke Effect in Pixelmator

Smoke Effect in Pixelmator

Stylish Retro Poster in Pixelmator

Stylish Retro Poster in Pixelmator

Milky Text in Pixelmator

Milky Text in Pixelmator

Quickly Remove Unwanted Background

Quickly Remove Unwanted Background

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  • aledesign.it, September 21, 2009

    wow, fantastic..a good collection! Really good this effect! Very interesting this Pixelmator. A nice program for make effects..

  • Rod, September 22, 2009

    Nice article about Pixelmator. It sounds cool and easy to learn and use. It might be something that I could use for my Garden Bridges website and will give it a try. Thanks!

  • R Pradip Kumar, September 22, 2009

    Hey thats a nice post. This information that you gave me is invaluable. I had never known about such a tool and I was always looking for one.

  • Anonymous, September 22, 2009

    Wow this is great! Looks awesome!

  • Mesothelioma, September 22, 2009

    Great tutorials. Thanks for the post.

  • Jason, September 23, 2009

    Nice, I’ll have to bust out the mac one of these days and give Pixelmator a try..

  • Daniel Laming, September 23, 2009

    Nice article mate – Will be trying it out soon

  • Paul Camarinha, March 1, 2010

    Wow! Pixelmator is insane! These tutorials are amazing. Amateurs will be able to do some amazing things with this. Thanks for posting the tutorials.

  • Gamrcobe, March 15, 2011

    Nice List! I love designing with Pixelmator for almost everything I do. Here are some more tutorials to add to the list: http://www.youtube.com/GamrcobeStudios

    And some artwork examples of what Pixelmator can do: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gamrcobe

    Go pick this up and start creating cool things!

  • Gus, July 13, 2012

    Have been using Pixelmator for some time and have watched and used as it becomes more mature. I have used some of the tutorials here, i.e, Bokeh effect and the watercolor effect. Learned a lot and have applied the solutions to other designs. thanks