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Adobe Photoshop Video Tutorials – Best Of

The best thing about Photoshop video-tutorials is that they allow you to observe professionals just as if you were standing nearby and looking over their shoulders. You can see step-by-step how buttons, collages or even paintings are created. Instead of reading through books describing what needs to be selected, activated and clicked, you can simply imitate mouse clicks knowing exactly that you are actually doing the right thing.

The learning curve is easier to climb and the result is easier to compare. More than that: you can observe how it is done from the very beginning to the very end and (sometimes) you can get explained why it is done in exactly this way.

We’ve searched through dozens of video sites, forums, articles, blogs, portfolios and communities. And we selected 80 excellent Adobe Photoshop video tutorials which you can use as a starting point to improve your skills or observe how professionals do their job. Among other things, below we present Photoshop video tutorials about speed painting, design of buttons and interfaces, beauty retouching, digital matte painting, photo manipulation, effects and much more.

Speed Painting Link

  • John Locke1
    The Lost character John Locke.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot2
  • Sea Monster3
    This creature is very angry. Godzilla let her down.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot4
  • Spider-Man5
    Superhero Spider-Man with his traditional red-and-blue costume. My spider-sense tells me, i should open Photoshop.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot6
  • Werewolf7
    A wolflike and very hairy creature.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot8
  • Adriana Lima
    Best known for her modeling work with Victoria’s Secret.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot
  • Hellboy
    Another comic character, this time a large red-skinned demon .

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot
  • Gabi9
    Artists paint not only celebrities, but also photos of the beloved ones.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot10
  • Jack Sparrow11
    Captain Jack Sparrow. A Pirate of the Caribbean.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot12
  • Scarlett Johansson13
    Actress Scarlett Johansson. A good example of black and white power. If looks could kill.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot14
  • Fergie15
    Stacy Ann Ferguson, better known as Fergie.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot16
  • Indiana Jones17
    After 18 years back in cinemas. Indiana Jones.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot18
  • Caravaggio19
    Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was an Italian artist. »La deposizione« in photoshop.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot20
  • Beyonce21
    R&B-Star Beyoncé Knowles.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot22
  • Dragon23
    The brother of the creature above.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot24
  • Mona Lisa25
    What a smile. Leonardo Da Vinci masterpiece.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot26
  • Bob Ross27
    Bob Ross was an painter and television host. Now, he was painted himself.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot28
  • Waterfall
    How to draw a waterfall environmental concept scene.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot
  • Albert Einstein29
    Everything is relative. Famous and brilliant theoretical physicist Albert Einstein.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot30

Button and Interface Link

Beauty Retouching Link

  • Evolution
    A young classics.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot
  • Face Change37
    This is Angelina Jolie face changed in Photoshop into a comic charakter.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot38
  • Face Retouch39
    Watch the newest plastic surgery tipps.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot40
  • Teeth whitening
    Whiten teeth and correct slightly crooked.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot
  • Skin Smoothing41
    Smooth the texture, remove major wrinkles and bumps.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot42
  • Beauty Saloon
    Photoshop is the best product in the beauty industry.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot
  • Perfect lie43
    What is real and what is photoshopped. Don`t believe your eyes.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot44
  • Tattoo removal
    Have you ever regretted the tattoo of your youth. Use Photoshop!

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot
  • Skin color retouching
    Two ways for getting those skin colors to behave just the way you want them.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot
  • Digital Makeup45
    Enhance your appearance and simulate make-up.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot46

Digital matte painting Link

Photo Manipulation Link

  • Match Color57
    Color correction with »Match color«, found under »Image ↔ Adjustment«. Combine two photos and make the colors match.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot58
  • Sin City59
    Simulate the style of film noir-like Sin City in your photos. High contrasts, black and white and some spots of red, blue and yellow.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot60
  • Produce Scary Photos
    Produce scary photos with the overlay of textures on the skin and dark hair. It’s that simple.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot
  • Human To Statue61
    Convert your normal pictures of people into photos of statues. Again, textures used for a realistic effect.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot62
  • Sci-Fi63
    A mysterious explosion of blue light or a spherical spaceship. They are among us.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot64
  • Starry Eyes65
    Create eyes with some stars in it. Real stars of a photo, in the shape of the eye and fit with the blending mode »Overlay« or »Screen«. “A little bit of heaven in your own eyes.”

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot66
  • Changing Colors67
    Changing hair, eyes and cloth colors with Photoshop.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot68
  • Toning & Burning69
    Correct the colors and change the surface. Make a photo old and broken.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot70
  • Popout Picture71
    The Out of Bound-Effect. A really useful trick to create cool photos.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot72
  • Glassball73
    A ball of glass, with refractions. A good 3D-Illusion in 2D-Software.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot74
  • Mix two creatures75
    Two species melt into a new animal. Like this crog, a combination of a frog and a crocodile.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot76
  • Lightning77
    Photoshop is definitely hot enough to fuse sand into glass, with this lightning tutorial.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot78

You Suck at Photoshop Link

  • You Suck at Photoshop #1
    Donnie Hoyle pulls a digital end-around on a restraining order and vandalizes a Vanagon.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot
  • You Suck at Photoshop #2
    How to fix little mistakes.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot
  • You Suck at Photoshop #3
    Donnie Hoyle makes a very big mistake go away.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot
  • You Suck at Photoshop #4
    Path and Masks.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot
  • You Suck at Photoshop #5
    Donnie’s self-discovery vacation heats up. By the megaton.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot
  • You Suck at Photoshop #6
    Donnie’s four day hold-up at the airport makes for some heavy duty Photoshop diversion.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot
  • You Suck at Photoshop #7
    Donnie Hoyle hots up a facebook photo for one lucky fan.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot
  • You Suck at Photoshop #8
    Donnie opens his home to a new friend.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot
  • You Suck at Photoshop #9
    Donnie Hoyle gets as close to a pair of tomatoes as he’ll ever get.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot

Graphics, Effects and more Link

Collections Link

  • PixelPerfect101
    Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and shows us the tips and tricks in 75 episodes.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot102
  • Tutorialchamp103
    The Key To Mastering Photoshop. Only 10 but high quality Videos.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot104
  • Planet Photoshop105
    78 Video-Tutorials. The manipulation of photos is the main theme.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot106
  • Lombergar107
    Lombergar.com offers over 20 free online video tutorials.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot108
  • PhotoshopUser TV109
    The Photoshop Guys Dave Cross, Matt Kloskowski, and Scott Kelby shows weekly amazing tricks.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot110
  • The Radiant Vista
    20 huge Quicktime-Videos.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot
  • Photoshop Killer Tips
    Again a Photoshop Guy. Get your daily dose of the coolest Photoshop tips with Matt Kloskowski.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot
  • luv2help.com
    He really loves to help us learning Photoshop.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot
  • Adobe Video Workshop111
    Start learning about any Adobe application like Photoshop, Lightroom and all the other creative suite products. Tons of videos.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot112

Footnotes Link

  1. 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K_NQe57C-k
  2. 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K_NQe57C-k
  3. 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHPZAIH4y8g
  4. 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHPZAIH4y8g
  5. 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJNvKjQHv8I
  6. 6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJNvKjQHv8I
  7. 7 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dxc0HaGosTI
  8. 8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dxc0HaGosTI
  9. 9 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bblDse3DNE
  10. 10 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bblDse3DNE
  11. 11 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q2dLrezuWo
  12. 12 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q2dLrezuWo
  13. 13 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F2v0il58cU
  14. 14 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F2v0il58cU
  15. 15 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/763475/fergie_speed_painting_in_photoshop_7/
  16. 16 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/763475/fergie_speed_painting_in_photoshop_7/
  17. 17 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5Qrb14rjGg
  18. 18 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5Qrb14rjGg
  19. 19 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ipQF84Xb8M
  20. 20 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ipQF84Xb8M
  21. 21 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSKruiv9Ul8
  22. 22 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSKruiv9Ul8
  23. 23 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzoHhgrHrEg
  24. 24 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzoHhgrHrEg
  25. 25 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZSW-QNs0Is
  26. 26 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZSW-QNs0Is
  27. 27 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNPyM7q7Cuc
  28. 28 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNPyM7q7Cuc
  29. 29 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyXnutScDQ8
  30. 30 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyXnutScDQ8
  31. 31 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ3xV1CVsZI
  32. 32 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ3xV1CVsZI
  33. 33 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW5LKadR4iM
  34. 34 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW5LKadR4iM
  35. 35 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVfxe4pqvo8
  36. 36 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVfxe4pqvo8
  37. 37 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/988692/angelina_jolie_face_change_complete_makeover_photoshop_tutorial/
  38. 38 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/988692/angelina_jolie_face_change_complete_makeover_photoshop_tutorial/
  39. 39 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1145960/photoshop_face_retouch/
  40. 40 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1145960/photoshop_face_retouch/
  41. 41 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/956390/photoshop_advanced_skin_smoothing_newdarkroom_com/
  42. 42 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/956390/photoshop_advanced_skin_smoothing_newdarkroom_com/
  43. 43 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iwaQ2zi63c
  44. 44 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iwaQ2zi63c
  45. 45 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl32uTFAhvk
  46. 46 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl32uTFAhvk
  47. 47 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOKoSqTOUKI
  48. 48 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOKoSqTOUKI
  49. 49 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVi02sgTKxc
  50. 50 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVi02sgTKxc
  51. 51 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHMwtucfKyo&feature=related
  52. 52 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHMwtucfKyo&feature=related
  53. 53 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/930856/a_matte_painting_visual_effects_reel_vancouver_film_school/
  54. 54 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/930856/a_matte_painting_visual_effects_reel_vancouver_film_school/
  55. 55 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/452970/just_watch_it/
  56. 56 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/452970/just_watch_it/
  57. 57 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/854726/photoshop_match_color_simple_and_amazing_results/
  58. 58 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/854726/photoshop_match_color_simple_and_amazing_results/
  59. 59 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/373984/sin_city_style_photoshop_tutorial/
  60. 60 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/373984/sin_city_style_photoshop_tutorial/
  61. 61 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/477088/human_to_statue_using_photoshop/
  62. 62 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/477088/human_to_statue_using_photoshop/
  63. 63 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4liTDcggao8
  64. 64 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4liTDcggao8
  65. 65 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/590953/starry_eyes_in_photoshop/
  66. 66 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/590953/starry_eyes_in_photoshop/
  67. 67 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/470332/changing_hair_eye_cloth_colors_with_photoshop/
  68. 68 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/470332/changing_hair_eye_cloth_colors_with_photoshop/
  69. 69 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7zYITCzkpM
  70. 70 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7zYITCzkpM
  71. 71 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/419457/photoshop_popout_picture/
  72. 72 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/419457/photoshop_popout_picture/
  73. 73 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/439885/glassball_in_photoshop/
  74. 74 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/439885/glassball_in_photoshop/
  75. 75 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kIolyGpRfk
  76. 76 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kIolyGpRfk
  77. 77 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4hPJ21A3o
  78. 78 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4hPJ21A3o
  79. 79 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/541457/exploding_planet_photoshop/
  80. 80 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/541457/exploding_planet_photoshop/
  81. 81 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/779338/hyperspace_background_with_photoshop/
  82. 82 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/779338/hyperspace_background_with_photoshop/
  83. 83 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qOukFuoyj8
  84. 84 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qOukFuoyj8
  85. 85 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxcIkCuMn4Y
  86. 86 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxcIkCuMn4Y
  87. 87 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/435644/make_very_realistyc_sun_in_5_mins_with_photoshop_cs2/
  88. 88 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/435644/make_very_realistyc_sun_in_5_mins_with_photoshop_cs2/
  89. 89 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r25lKVMnVnU
  90. 90 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r25lKVMnVnU
  91. 91 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/434446/blaze_your_name_in_photoshop/
  92. 92 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/434446/blaze_your_name_in_photoshop/
  93. 93 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJD7hMcDEGA
  94. 94 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJD7hMcDEGA
  95. 95 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/486709/great_lightsaber_tutorial_for_photoshop/
  96. 96 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/486709/great_lightsaber_tutorial_for_photoshop/
  97. 97 http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/Photoshop/video/x4fc08_how-to-color-comic-books-3-witches_creation
  98. 98 http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/Photoshop/video/x4fc08_how-to-color-comic-books-3-witches_creation
  99. 99 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1dAedHmsuk
  100. 100 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1dAedHmsuk
  101. 101 http://revision3.com/pixelperfect/
  102. 102 http://revision3.com/pixelperfect/
  103. 103 http://tutorialchamp.com/
  104. 104 http://tutorialchamp.com/
  105. 105 http://www.planetphotoshop.com/category/videos
  106. 106 http://www.planetphotoshop.com/category/videos
  107. 107 http://www.lombergar.com/free-photoshop-video-tutorials.html
  108. 108 http://www.lombergar.com/free-photoshop-video-tutorials.html
  109. 109 http://www.photoshopusertv.com/
  110. 110 http://www.photoshopusertv.com/
  111. 111 http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/video_workshop/
  112. 112 http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/video_workshop/
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Dirk Metzmacher is a professional Photoshop trainer and book author with over 10 years of experience. He is also the creative mind behind (Photoshop-Weblog), a blog about techniques, tutorials and resources related to Adobe Photoshop.

  1. 1

    Thx a lot, really good list :)

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  2. 2

    Juan Manuel Lemus

    March 28, 2008 7:04 am

    Very good PhotoShop collection. Thanks for the article.. !

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  3. 3

    I love these tutorials. Nice work

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  4. 4

    Perfect time considering, Photoshop Express Beta has just been released. http://www.haobam.com

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  5. 5

    these are not the best tuts out there. a lot of these are from photoshop 7.0 check out http://www.psdtuts.com they are way wayyyyy better than this crap

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  6. 6

    Braintrove.com

    March 28, 2008 8:37 am

    Some great stuff

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  7. 7

    Riveiracadman

    March 28, 2008 8:43 am

    Nice Collection – dug it

    White Sands Digital

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  8. 8

    From now on, Smashing Magazine, my favorite site!

    Cassiano
    from Brasil

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  9. 9

    Bob Ross – RIP. I grew up with Bob on the TV. I remember him as a afro-man with serious talent. Great list SM!

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  10. 10

    Superb Collection

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  11. 11

    impresionante colección, muchos ya los había visto, pero sin duda que me faltaban bastantes! jeje

    agradecido!

    salu2

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  12. 12

    Dirk, in addition to this great compilation — with pictures! — I REALLY appreciate your intro and how you emphasize why video tutorials are useful. I make vidtuts/screencasts myself, mainly for Second Life but sometimes showing Photoshop: http://youtube.com/watch?v=ekLIgpRHSq4 and I simply could not agree more.

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    Tor Løvskogen

    March 29, 2008 2:54 am

    Im sorry, but: “Making the Web prettier”? Smashing Magazine is far from perfect when it comes to design and looks. I like You Suck at Photoshop :-)

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  14. 14

    Sebastiaan Stok

    March 29, 2008 3:07 am

    http://nl.youtube.com/user/tutvid Realy good tutariials.

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  15. 15

    Diego Ribeiro

    March 29, 2008 4:44 am

    The program used to retouch the model in the Dove Evolution video is not adobe photoshop.

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  16. 16

    nice collection!

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  17. 17

    That’s a great list, those are truly some artists. I’m just learning and I like the site TechTutor.TV (http://www.techtutor.tv) . The have a good collection of Photoshop videos for beginner and advanced users. I’ve even requested a few tutorials and they have made videos for me.

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  18. 18

    nice Keep us posted!

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  19. 19

    This is really stupid. These are NOT “tutorials”, they are just people showing off their photoshop skills. Don’t advertise something as a tutorial when it answers absolutely no questions about how the artist is doing what they are doing.
    Total waste of time here.

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  20. 20

    Jon, you can read, right? Take a look at the list, it HAS video tutorials. Or maybe you just need to click on some of them?

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