50 Excellent Digital Photography Photoshop Tutorials


Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard for digital-image editing and graphics creation. Photoshop’s versatility makes it a popular choice among Web designers, graphic designers, digital media artists, print designers, photographers and other professionals in design and image-editing. Whether you’re designing a business card or website or digitally enhancing an image, you can rest assured that Photoshop will give you the necessary tools to get the job done.

In this article, we focus on tutorials on digital photography. You’ll find an assortment of top-notch tutorials that deal with applying post-production techniques and effects, color correction, enhancement and photo retouching. So fire up Photoshop and try out some of these wonderful tutorials on your own photos!

Without further ado, we present you with 50 Excellent Photoshop Tutorials for Digital Photography.

Photo Effects

HDR-Style Results Using Layers in Photoshop
1Learn how to achieve HDR results in Photoshop using bracketed exposures during the production process and then Photoshop layers afterwards.

HDR Style Results Using Layers in Photoshop results.2

How to Create Professional HDR Images
3Here’s an excellent (and very popular) tutorial on creating high dynamic range (HDR) images; the author focuses on realism instead of going overboard with the application of HDR.

How to Create Professional HDR Images results.4

Photoshop HDR tutorial
5This tutorial shows you how to create true HDR using bracketed exposure and Photoshop for post-production.

Photoshop HDR tutorial results.6

Using the HDR Feature in Photoshop CS2/CS3
7This thorough tutorial walks you through the basic concept of HDR photography and how to use Photoshop to make your photographs pop.

Using the High Dynamic Range (HDR) Feature in Photoshop CS2/CS3 results8

How to Make Digital Photos Look like Lomo Photography
9In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to apply the “lomography10” effect to your digital photos.

How To Make Digital Photos Look Like Lomo Photography results.11

Infrared Photo Effect in Photoshop
12This tutorial shows you a way to simulate the infrared effect with photos taken using point-and-shoot cameras.

Infrared Photo Effect In Photoshop results.13

Exposure blending tutorial
14Create an HDR photo by blending exposures with this Photoshop tutorial.

Exposure blending tutorial results.15

Your photos, 300-style!
16Give photographs the sepia-toned 300 movie17 effect.

Your photos, 300-style! results.18

How to Use Photoshop’s Lens Blur Tool for Tilt-Shift Fakery
19Tilt-shift lenses are expensive and not very versatile. Save some money by checking out this Photoshop tutorial on how to fake tilt-shift photography.

How to use Photoshop's Lens Blur tool for tilt-shift fakery results.20

Tilt Shift Photoshop Tutorial: How to Make Fake Miniature Scenes
21Here’s another method for faking tilt-shift photography.

Tilt Shift Photoshop Tutorial: How to Make Fake Miniature Scenes results.22

The Tilt-Shift Miniature Fake Technique
23This tutorial walks you through the basics of picking a subject for the tilt-shift effect and using Photoshop’s blur and gradient tools to fake it.

The Tilt-Shift Miniature Fake Technique results.24

Vignette 2.0
25Give your photos a natural-looking vignette effect by following along in this Photoshop tutorial.

Vignette 2.0 results.26

Adding a Diffuse Glow to Your Images
27Apply diffuse glow to your photographs to create a dreamy effect with this Photoshop tutorial.

Adding A Diffuse Glow To Your Images results.28


  1. 1 http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/hdr-style-results-using-layers-in-photoshop/
  2. 2 http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/hdr-style-results-using-layers-in-photoshop/
  3. 3 http://www.backingwinds.blogspot.com/2006/10/how-to-create-professional-hdr-images.html
  4. 4 http://www.backingwinds.blogspot.com/2006/10/how-to-create-professional-hdr-images.html
  5. 5 http://www.photoshopcafe.com/tutorials/HDR_ps/hdr-ps.htm
  6. 6 http://www.photoshopcafe.com/tutorials/HDR_ps/hdr-ps.htm
  7. 7 http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/high-dynamic-range.htm
  8. 8 http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/high-dynamic-range.htm
  9. 9 http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/how-to-make-digital-photos-look-like-lomo-photography/
  10. 10 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lomography
  11. 11 http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/how-to-make-digital-photos-look-like-lomo-photography/
  12. 12 http://www.photoshopessentials.com/photo-effects/infrared-photo/
  13. 13 http://www.photoshopessentials.com/photo-effects/infrared-photo/
  14. 14 http://photodoto.com/exposure-blending-tutorial/
  15. 15 http://photodoto.com/exposure-blending-tutorial/
  16. 16 http://photocritic.org/300-style-photography/
  17. 17 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/300_(film)
  18. 18 http://photocritic.org/300-style-photography/
  19. 19 http://www.tuaw.com/2008/10/07/how-to-use-photoshops-lens-blur-tool-for-tilt-shift-fakery-par/
  20. 20 http://www.tuaw.com/2008/10/07/how-to-use-photoshops-lens-blur-tool-for-tilt-shift-fakery-par/
  21. 21 http://www.visualphotoguide.com/tilt-shift-photoshop-tutorial-how-to-make-fake-miniature-scenes/
  22. 22 http://www.visualphotoguide.com/tilt-shift-photoshop-tutorial-how-to-make-fake-miniature-scenes/
  23. 23 http://www.photographyjam.com/articles/52/the-tilt-shift-miniature-fake-technique-in-photoshop-cs-a-simple-how-to
  24. 24 http://www.photographyjam.com/articles/52/the-tilt-shift-miniature-fake-technique-in-photoshop-cs-a-simple-how-to
  25. 25 http://recedinghairline.co.uk/tutorials/vignette/index.html
  26. 26 http://recedinghairline.co.uk/tutorials/vignette/index.html
  27. 27 http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/glow.shtml
  28. 28 http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/glow.shtml

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Jacob Gube is the Founder and Chief Editor of Six Revisions, a web publication for web developers and designers, and the Deputy Editor of Design Instruct, a web magazine for designers and digital artists. He has over seven years of experience as professional web developer and web designer and has written a book on JavaScript.

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    Atomised: the web design co-operative

    December 7, 2008 2:08 pm

    Great post, both for beginners and photoshop old hands. I’ve always found that Photoshop is immensely difficult for beginners to pick up but it also has so much depth to it that even old hands like me find so many incredible techniques out there that I don’t know about. Excellent post bringing together loads of tutorials. Nice one.

  2. 2

    Thank you so much!, great tutorials from a great website! I enjoyed reading.
    I used the LOMO-effect on the first 2 pictures you see here … Works great. Pretty much “improves” any digital still imo.

  3. 3

    Thank you Smashing.

  4. 4

    You’re really incredible, when i get photoshop I’ll spend hours in your web. Thanks for all! I love your photos & designs!!

  5. 5

    Absolutely smashing post, Gube you just smashed my day wit a fantastic amount of smashing tutorials. thanks smashing mag. this is so smashing.

  6. 6

    This is really cool ! Thanks a lot SM !!

  7. 7

    Tilt Shift lenses not very versatile? Maybe someone needs to do their homework before making such outlandish claims.

  8. 8

    These are really useful when you use also in corel.

  9. 10

    hey, thanks for featuring a couple of Photocritic tutorials :-)

    – Haje

  10. 11

    Great!! Thanks for sharing

  11. 12

    I Love this blog…

  12. 13

    Nice, thanks for the selection!

  13. 14

    Excellent selection!… thanks you!

  14. 15

    Great selection. Thanks!

  15. 16

    great tutorial~thx

  16. 17

    Great blog. Thanks.

  17. 18

    One of your best post ever ! In fact, there are so much really smashing posts, but this one is impressive. Thank you for your day to day work which is an unbeatable source of inspiration!

  18. 19

    it’ a terrific collection. thank you

  19. 20

    A very useful collection of tutorials. I’ll refer back to it in the future. Thanks!

  20. 21

    Thanks. Great collection. I was trying to collect some great links + books on digital photography.

  21. 22

    wow .. thanks a lot

  22. 23

    awesome collection, thank you

  23. 24

    Thanks for featuring my vanishing point tutorial!!!

  24. 25

    great job !

  25. 26

    Tired of Wasting Time

    December 8, 2008 7:56 am

    good resources but here is my beef:

    After coming in to work after the weekend I had roughly 20 new articles in my RSS reader. Three quarters of them were like this one. 50 great whatever, 10 awesome techniques for blah blah…, 15 kick@ss tutorials on knitting underwear, 5 reasons to stop subscribing to RSS (the last two I made up, but it’s getting to that point).

    It seems like the only articles that gets= published anymore are other people’s content, rehashed. I understand, these articles get dugg and delicious-ed, but why is it always advertising dollars that drives the content.

  26. 27

    Excellent collection, I’ve been looking for a round up like this.

  27. 28

    cool beans

  28. 29

    Great post. psdtuts is always full of good stuff.

    Can I ask a favor from you Smashing? When I’m midway through reading a post it’s hard to figure out if the caption or title of the article is for the image above or below it. Can you add a bit more spacing so it’s clear which image goes with which caption?

  29. 30

    Great post

  30. 31

    Very nice!

  31. 32

    nice compilation!

  32. 33

    Smashing post yo guys rock! :)

  33. 34

    Nice, You did it again – amazing and extremely useful!

  34. 35

    SMASHING post, great to see all these together in one post…

  35. 36

    OHMYGOSH!! This is the perfect post any photographer/photo manipulator could want! Thank you so much SMASHING MAGAZINE!!!

  36. 37

    nice listing ..

  37. 38

    Thanks for linking my articles to your post :) Excellent collection.

    – Dave
    David’s Simple Photography

  38. 39

    great post, thank you.

  39. 40

    I love this kind of stuff. When I get time, I am going to check this out,

  40. 41

    This page will stay in my bookmark from today onwards.
    Great references info!

  41. 42

    Wow. There are some great ideas in here. I wish I could leave work right now to go home and try some of them….but I guess I have to earn my keep first. :)

  42. 43

    awesome, digging this.

  43. 44

    do u know ? u are like a god to me? i always visit your site for help and it helps me alot as i’m always forgetful keke…. thank you very very much!

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    Great post, very useful tips for beginners. Noah Lieske

  46. 47

    pictures are all shopped

  47. 48

    Thanks for your generous service! Impressive & inspiring tutorials!

  48. 49

    very very nice picture

  49. 50

    Thank you this is helping me very much right now!

  50. 51

    Thanks for sharing these 50 tutorials!
    I’m going to suggest to my visitors at
    to check these out!

    Steve S.

  51. 52

    Thank you

  52. 53

    wow this blog really awesome man ! absolutely

  53. 54

    i like it’s

  54. 55

    it was awesome .

  55. 56

    Really appreciate this mate. Thanks a lot

  56. 57

    Excellent photo

  57. 58

    i need some information about career in photographi and photoshop editing !

  58. 59

    Thanks for the collection, these are a great help.

  59. 60

    Image Enhancement and Correction: Some tutorials are linked mixed;

  60. 61

    I just ran across your site, but I have to complement you on providing so much great information. Thank’s!

  61. 62

    I really like the nature pics. Awesome job with these.

  62. 63

    what a great work of art to collect the thoughts and catching of emerging beauty
    this is really ur great work i congratulate u….excellent

  63. 64

    all are really helpful.. thank u..

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  65. 66

    Excellent post bringing together loads of Impressive & inspiring tutorials. Adding some more to this http://ahadaily.com/photoshop-tutorials.html


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