25+ Outstanding Photoshop Manipulation Tutorials to Sharpen Your Skills

What is photo manipulation in 2018?

Photo manipulations are changes digitally applied to photos for a certain effect or aesthetic. These changes are typically done through a photo editing program, such as Photoshop. This article contains 29 tutorials to teach Photoshop photo manipulation. In this post, you’ll learn:

1. DIY commercial photo manipulation

2. How to create fantasy scenes with Photoshop

3. How to edit your photos with a gameplay or cinematic effect

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.

Create a Surreal “Parting of the Sea” Photo Manipulation

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An interesting step-by-step tutorial that will take you through the detailed process of using different photoshop tools such as selection tool, adding new objects and layers, masking those layers, customizing different layers and making other adjustments to achieve the desired image.

Photo Manipulate a Beautiful Snow Queen Scene

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You will learn to create a dramatic, bright and beautiful contrasting scene by adding a background, snow pecks, queen and doing few simple customizations to achieve the eye-catching photograph.

Wasted Time – Easy Manipulation Tutorial

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Adding the stock images and customizing different adjustment layers to create a dark and sad scene in photoshop.

Create a Fantasy City Using Architectural Photos

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Cutting, dragging, duplicating and customizing different layers from another image to create a new old-fashioned architectural fort. This tutorial is really interesting and you will enjoy going through it.

Combine a Crocodile and a Frog in Photoshop

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Different photoshop tools and tactics allow you to merge or incorporate two smart objects into each other. Cut the head of the crocodile, place one layer on the top of the other, customize the whole image and shade the image to match the frog and crocodile ensuring realism.

Create a Battlefield Scene Using Stock Photography in Photoshop

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You will learn to create your own scenic background layers and make the best use of the lasso tool. You will also learn to add new and different stock images and then blend and make a few customizations to draw a perfect scenic image.

Create a Serene Fantasy Photo Manipulation

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You will learn to blend two different backgrounds, darkening the sky and customizing the image as a whole to achieve the perfect dramatic scene.

Create a Futuristic Matte Painting Landscape

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Another amazing manipulation tutorial that will teach you to blend each object perfectly by creating new level adjustment layers, cropping the images perfectly using the pen tool and applying different transitions to achieve realistic photoshop image.

Photo Manipulate a Mysterious Steampunk Man in a Victorian Setting

You will learn something really new that will take your photoshop editing skills to the next level. You will learn to add a bright source and then customize it properly to be used in the image. You will also learn to add and customize the image as a whole so that the audience admires each and every aspect of the image.

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Creating the Elegant Photo Manipulation “Out of Reach”

Merge the two different images to create a contrasting background, add the model girl as a smart object and finally customize the whole image to damn images of unexpected quality.

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Create a Lone Ranger Photo Manipulation

You will learn to make the best use of smudge tool, layer adjustment layers, blending tools and other important photoshop tools necessary for manipulating the desired image. You will be amazed to find how the simple Photoshop tools can transform the ordinary moon to extraordinary glowing moon object.

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Alone – Surreal Manipulation Tutorial

Gather all the stock images in one place and you will learn to blend two background cloud images. You will also be taught to crop a circular image in a unique way. You will also learn to extract and add other stock images properly in a picture.

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Dramatic Photo Manipulation Tutorial

You will learn to work on extremely small details of the image to achieve damn realistic photoshop images.

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Solitude Manipulation Tutorial

You will be learning to add a smart object along with a light source and then editing the whole image to produce a realistic manipulation.

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Advanced Lighting – Manipulation Tutorial

You will learn to add a bright object and then customize it properly to produce a nice contrast in the dark. You will also learn to transform day to night using few simple photoshop tools.

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Create a Post Apocalyptic Scene in Photoshop

Like other manipulation tutorials, you will learn to add stock images and then make few adjustments to produce the desired apocalyptic scene.

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Combine a Crocodile with a Car to an Exotic Crocomobile

This detailed tutorial explains the process to add the crocodile texture on the body of the car. It also covers other small details that need some serious consideration.

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How to Create a Surreal Gothic Artwork in Photoshop

You will be learning to insert and blend two images properly on each other. You will also be learning to blend other smart objects of different geometric shapes and types to blend properly and customize the whole image to create a suitable contrast.

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How to Create An Amazing Space Battle Scene in Photoshop

You will be adding different Aeronautical stock images and then customizing them using the photoshop tools to create a beautiful and realistic image. You will also learn to make some changes to each smart object specifically so that you can achieve more contrast and realism.

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Create This Breathtaking Photo Manipulation of a Tightrope Dancer in Photoshop

Manipulating photos is all about inserting and merging different layers and then customizing the whole scene to create an amazing night scenery.

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Create “Surreal Head Stack” Photo Manipulation

You can achieve almost anything possible through photoshop. You will be playing with the different magical photoshop tools to create an almost impossible image. Different photoshop tools work in coordination with each other to create achieve this type of paranormal scene.

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How to Create an Awesome Splashing Sneaker in Photoshop

You will simply add a splash to the back of the shoe and then add different adjustment layers along with the other customization to create an awesome-looking splashing sneaker.

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How to Make Angel Wings and Change Skin Colors in Photoshop

You will learn to add a suitable background, crop and paste different images from the stock properly, making good use of the transform tool and customizing the whole image to produce an extraordinary contrast.

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How to Create This “Into the Wild” Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

You will learn to color the hair of a particular person virtually using photoshop tools, blend and customize two different backgrounds to create a unique one and refining the smart objects that we will be adding to the original image.

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Make a Surreal Loneliness Scene in Photoshop

You will learn to create darkness on the side of an image or a specific point at the image, create a shadow of any smart object and customize the image to achieve what you really want to see.

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Photo Manipulate a Surreal Sky Station Scene

You will learn to create a perfect sky image with sunlight scattered properly and create a dramatic sky scene with each smart object placed at the perfect position and enhanced properly as well.

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Create This Incredible Surreal Photo Manipulation of a Dancer in Photoshop

You will simply add some smart objects, add different layers, customize those layers and create an unbelievable dancer image.

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How to Create an Autumn Fairy Photo Manipulation

This tutorial is really important for the photographers who are looking to specialize in portrait photography. You will learn to work on the small details of the person such as hair, nails and apply a background texture as well.

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How to Create an Emotional Photo Manipulation of an Angel

You will learn the different settings and customizations to enhance the beauty of a particular person or animation character to appear more charming and beautiful. You will need to add a few adjustments, layers, apply shadow, create a temporary fog around the portrait and other relevant customizations.

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