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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 Change39
    This is Angelina Jolie face changed in Photoshop into a comic charakter.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot40
  • Face Retouch41
    Watch the newest plastic surgery tipps.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot42
  • Teeth whitening
    Whiten teeth and correct slightly crooked.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot
  • Skin Smoothing43
    Smooth the texture, remove major wrinkles and bumps.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot44
  • Beauty Saloon
    Photoshop is the best product in the beauty industry.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot
  • Perfect lie45
    What is real and what is photoshopped. Don`t believe your eyes.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot46
  • 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 Makeup47
    Enhance your appearance and simulate make-up.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot48

Digital matte painting Link

Photo Manipulation Link

  • Match Color59
    Color correction with »Match color«, found under »Image ↔ Adjustment«. Combine two photos and make the colors match.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot60
  • Sin City61
    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 Screenshot62
  • 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 Statue63
    Convert your normal pictures of people into photos of statues. Again, textures used for a realistic effect.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot64
  • Sci-Fi65
    A mysterious explosion of blue light or a spherical spaceship. They are among us.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot66
  • Starry Eyes67
    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 Screenshot68
  • Changing Colors69
    Changing hair, eyes and cloth colors with Photoshop.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot70
  • Toning & Burning71
    Correct the colors and change the surface. Make a photo old and broken.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot72
  • Popout Picture73
    The Out of Bound74-Effect. A really useful trick to create cool photos.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot75
  • Glassball76
    A ball of glass, with refractions. A good 3D-Illusion in 2D-Software.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot77
  • Mix two creatures78
    Two species melt into a new animal. Like this crog, a combination of a frog and a crocodile.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot79
  • Lightning80
    Photoshop is definitely hot enough to fuse sand into glass, with this lightning tutorial.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot81

You Suck at Photoshop Link

Graphics, Effects and more Link

Collections Link

  • PixelPerfect122
    Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and shows us the tips and tricks in 75 episodes.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot123
  • Tutorialchamp124
    The Key To Mastering Photoshop. Only 10 but high quality Videos.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot125
  • Planet Photoshop126
    78 Video-Tutorials. The manipulation of photos is the main theme.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot127
  • Lombergar128 offers over 20 free online video tutorials.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot129
  • PhotoshopUser TV130
    The Photoshop Guys Dave Cross, Matt Kloskowski, and Scott Kelby shows weekly amazing tricks.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot131
  • The Radiant Vista
    20 huge Quicktime-Videos.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot
  • Photoshop Killer Tips132
    Again a Photoshop Guy. Get your daily dose of the coolest Photoshop tips with Matt Kloskowski.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot133
    He really loves to help us learning Photoshop.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot
  • Adobe Video Workshop134
    Start learning about any Adobe application like Photoshop, Lightroom and all the other creative suite products. Tons of videos.

    Photoshop Tutorial Screenshot135

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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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    Juan Manuel Lemus

    March 28, 2008 7:04 am

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

  3. 3

    I love these tutorials. Nice work

  4. 4

    Perfect time considering, Photoshop Express Beta has just been released.

  5. 5

    these are not the best tuts out there. a lot of these are from photoshop 7.0 check out they are way wayyyyy better than this crap

  6. 6

    Some great stuff

  7. 7

    Nice Collection – dug it

    White Sands Digital

  8. 8

    From now on, Smashing Magazine, my favorite site!

    from Brasil

  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!

  10. 10

    Superb Collection

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



  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: and I simply could not agree more.

  13. 13

    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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    Sebastiaan Stok

    March 29, 2008 3:07 am Realy good tutariials.

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

  16. 16

    nice collection!

  17. 17

    That’s a great list, those are truly some artists. I’m just learning and I like the site 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.

  18. 18

    nice Keep us posted!

  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.

  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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    March 29, 2008 12:33 pm

    I can see Jon’s point. The title of the article is all about tutorials, but the first bunch of example videos aren’t tutorials at all. I could see how a person might read the headline and then get clicking the first few vids, might get pissed and not even bother looking any farther down the list. Maybe the speed painting and the other non tut vids should have ben placed lower on the list.

    Most of the vids that ARE tutorials on this list pretty much blow anyway. The web layout slicing vid is a total joke. Do you really want send people to learn how to export table based crap html layouts?

    That certainly does NOT make the web prettier.

  22. 22

    Not just that either… so many of those ‘tutorials’ are examples of how people misuse photoshop to make tacky rubbish; the net is already too full of people showing off their terrible fantasy art, and I’m not sure how often the ‘comic book effect’ is used really justifies the millions of tutorials telling you how to achieve it…

    Not on Smashing Magazine’s usual good form!

  23. 23

    > Diego Ribeiro (March 29th, 2008, 4:44 am)
    > The program used to retouch the model in the Dove Evolution video is not adobe photoshop.

    The Dove evolution retouch was a “simulated photoshop”, the software doesnt exists at all. The video was created with autodesk flame (for motion graphics and visual effects)

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    superb collections… reaallly awesome

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    super ce bon panel de vidéo sur adobe photoshop

  26. 26

    I’ve been away for a while, so just catching up with the site. What a great list of tutorials!

    Thanks a lot.

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    Leo F. Swiontek

    March 31, 2008 2:40 am

    Great work SM! thanks for this article.

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    Thanks Bruce. Always wondered what software was that.

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    I envy anyone that can paint that well, but in reality I don’t think its that easy to paint as well as that even if its in photoshop.

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    Are you kidding me? Tutorial “Produce Scary Photos” – best of? It is real bad its one of the worst I´ve ever seen… But I like the List…


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