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Hand-Picked Photoshop Tutorials

      Adobe Photoshop is a powerful tool for designing various visual elements one can use for web-pages. However, sometimes it’s important to know what to do in order to achieve some effects. In such cases, step-by-step tutorials can provide help and save a lot of time you would have to spend on finding a solution otherwise. Let’s take a look at some of the best Adobe Photoshop tutorials we’ve found in the Web so far.

      Adobe Photoshop is a powerful tool for designing various visual elements one can use for web-pages. However, sometimes it’s important to know what to do in order to achieve some effects. In such cases, step-by-step tutorials can provide help and save a lot of time you would have to spend on finding a solution otherwise. Let’s take a look at some of the best Adobe Photoshop tutorials we’ve found in the Web so far.

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      When it comes to graphic design, Adobe Photoshop is usually the first option to consider. However, the software itself is a quite tough nut to crack — and definitely extremely hard to master. For instance, the concepts are not always intuitive and it’s not always clear when to use what tool and how to use it effectively. In fact, in Photoshop it usually takes pretty much time to achieve something you have never done before.

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      Trippy Head Tunnel

      Learn how to Create a Trippy Head Tunnel Effect in Adobe Photoshop.

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      Abstract Polyscape

      A step by step guide through the process of creating an abstract polyscape in Adobe Photoshop.

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      Abstract mosaic of cubes

      How to create a deconstructed image using a pattern made out of cubes.

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      Chinese Monkey

      A text effect in Photoshop inspired by the Year of the Monkey according to Chinese zodiac.

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      Add ice to a photo

      How to reliably fake the effect of arctic freshness from the warmth of your studio.

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      3D Floaties Text Effect

      Use Photoshop’s 3D tools, along with a couple of images, filters and adjustment layers, to create a retro, summery, floatie-inspired text effect.

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      Blueprint Effect

      Learn in this Tutorial how to create a Blueprint Effect in Adobe Photoshop.

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      Coffee Stain

      Learn how to create a Coffee Stain text style in Photoshop using layer styles and stain brushes.

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      Muddy Boot Print

      This tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop’s transform modes, brushes, layer styles, and filters, along with some textures, to create a muddy boot print text effect.

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      BAFTA 2016 posters

      How these amazing BAFTA 2016 posters were drawn and painted.

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      Childhood End

      This sci fi photo manipulation is inspired by the apocalyptic moment when life as we know it will come to an end.

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      Flat Pirate Icons

      How to Create Flat Pirate Icons in Adobe Photoshop using basic shapes.

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      Splashing Effect

      How to Create an Energetic Paint Splashing Effect in Adobe Photoshop.

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      Fantasy Snail Photo Manipulation

      In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a fantasy snail carrying a house.

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      Shading techniques

      Shading techniques to add colour, highlights and shadows to artwork.

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      Use Color to Set the Mood

      How to create three different moods using the same drawing, as well as how to use Adobe Photoshop’s tools to transition from one mood to another.

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      Create a Grungy Star Wars Poster

      How to create a Grungy Star Wars Propaganda Poster in Photoshop.

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      Matte Painting Landscape

      Learn how to create a matte painting landscape of misty mountains.

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      Moody Scene Photo Manipulation

      How to create a moody scene photo manipulation using Photoshop`s adjustment layer.

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      Film Noir Effect

      Use black and white imagery with low key lighting to creating striking pictures with high contrast between light and shadow.

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      Advanced collage techniques

      Blending a number of photos together to achieving photorealistic results.

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      Double Exposure Effect

      Create a trendy double exposure effect in Adobe Photoshop with the help of Blending Modes and Clipping Masks in a few steps.

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      Create a glowing superhero

      Turn a basic illustration into a retro-futuristic artwork in Photoshop.

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      Making of Knight

      Inspired by the fantastic novels of J.R.R.Tolkien: knights ride the horses in the battlefield.

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      Paint a Castle

      This tutorial will explain how to paint a castle on top of a photograph.

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      Fantasy Digital Painting

      Create a Colorful Fantasy Digital Painting in Photoshop.

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      Lonely

      Another manipulation tutorial with effects, blend modes, and illumination.

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      Arctic Snow Frog

      Combine several stock images and effects to create a fictional arctic snow frog in Photoshop.

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      “Blade Runner” Inspired Composition

      Learn how to this surreal photo manipulation of Blade Runner on an interior skyscraper with Photoshop.

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      Underwater Photo Manipulation

      How to create a funny underwater scene featuring a big fish stuck on a tree.

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      Making of Knight

      Inspired by the fantastic novels of J.R.R.Tolkien: knights ride the horses in the battlefield.

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      Paint a Castle

      This tutorial will explain how to paint a castle on top of a photograph.

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      Fantasy Digital Painting

      Create a Colorful Fantasy Digital Painting in Photoshop.

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      Lonely

      Another manipulation tutorial with effects, blend modes, and illumination.

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      Arctic Snow Frog

      Combine several stock images and effects to create a fictional arctic snow frog in Photoshop.

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      “Blade Runner” Inspired Composition

      Learn how to this surreal photo manipulation of Blade Runner on an interior skyscraper with Photoshop.

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      Underwater Photo Manipulation

      How to create a funny underwater scene featuring a big fish stuck on a tree.

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      Adobe TV

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