You have to use Adobe Photoshop for a really long time to understand its potential completely. There are many things you can do using its endless features. You need to discover them and decide how to use them in new and innovative ways to create the creative, beautiful and realistic digital art. In this article, we look at Photoshop in a different way: as a tool for designers to create realistic objects and 3D models.
Below you’ll find over 50 Photoshop tutorials that teach you how to create beautiful realistic objects and 3D models. Let’s see what it takes to turn Photoshop into a design workspace.
We also have a plenty of tutorials on using Photoshop to improve the quality of your images:
- Adobe Photoshop Tutorials: Best Of1
- 70 Beauty-Retouching Photoshop Tutorials2
- 50 Photoshop Tutorials For Sky and Space Effects3
- Adobe Photoshop Tutorials: Rainbows, Glows and Light Effects4
- 40 Beautiful Grunge Photoshop Tutorials5
- 35 Beautiful Vintage and Retro Photoshop Tutorials6
- The Ultimate Collection Of Useful Photoshop Actions7
USB Drives Link
Design a MacBook Pro in Photoshop using shapes and different blending options to get a realistic look.
Create a slick white Apple MacBook in Photoshop.
Learn how to create an LG-style LCD monitor icon from scratch in Photoshop.
Cellphones, PDA & Co. Link
Loox Pocket PC
This tutorial shows you how to create an interesting pocket PC using only Photoshop.
Apple iMac Link
Computer Mice Link
Designing the Apple iMouse in Adobe Photoshop.
Music Players Link
Fantastic 3D MP3 Player
Learn how to create a 3D MP3 player from scratch using only Photoshop.
Game Consoles Link
A Photoshop tutorial on designing the Wiimote controller.
Retro Style Game Controller53
“In this tutorial, we’re going to be drawing a retro game console controller. Rather than a perspective look, this one will have an isometric look. This tutorial is extremely detailed, and will be fun for all you classic arcade lovers.”
Draw Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console in Photoshop using a reference image, simple techniques, such as the gradient tools, and the pen tool.
Sony PlayStation 3
Create a realistic-looking Sony PlayStation using Adobe Photoshop.
Other Models and 3D-Objects Link
This tutorial shows a very nice technique for creating 3D servers.58
Convert 2D Image Into 3D Model Using Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop CS3 tutorials on converting a 2D image into a 3D model.
Realistic Wine Bottle63
This tutorial teaches you how to create a super-realistic bottle of wine completely from scratch. You will learn how to use the pen tool effectively, as well as gradient/pattern overlays and other drawing techniques.
Tutorial for Adobe Photoshop 6 and 7 users that will teach you how to create a photo camera from scratch.
Electronic Torch Light
This tutorial explains how to create an electronic torch light icon in Adobe Photoshop.
Vintage Film Style Video65
Photoshop CS3 Extended allows you to edit video and animations. Also, you can convert an existing video into a Smart Object and apply filters to it. This time we’re going to give a video a vintage feel and mock it up inside an old TV screen.
Dramatic 3D Wood Cup67
In this basic tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a 3D cup from scratch in Illustrator, how to apply some texture to it in Photoshop, and also how to use the Vanishing Point filter to create a mock-up and apply realistic shadows.
This tutorial consists of creating a digital illustration of a box of matches in Photoshop, creating the matchbox cover design and the striker from a pattern, placing the cardboard texture on the box and then aligning everything into a 3D perspective.
Swiss Army Knife
Learn how to create a Swiss Army knife.
- 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/01/10/adobe-photoshop-tutorials-best-of/
- 2 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/07/15/70-beauty-retouching-photoshop-tutorials/
- 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/08/07/50-photoshop-tutorials-for-sky-and-space-effects/
- 4 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/04/03/adobe-photoshop-tutorials-rainbows-glows-and-light-effects/
- 5 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/28/40-beautiful-grunge-photoshop-tutorials/
- 6 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/14/30-beautiful-vintageretro-photoshop-tutorials/
- 7 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/20/the-ultimate-collection-of-useful-photoshop-actions/
- 8 http://psdtuts.com/drawing/make-a-floating-in-air-usb-key-illustration/
- 9 http://psdtuts.com/drawing/make-a-floating-in-air-usb-key-illustration/
- 10 http://www.photoshoptalent.com/photoshop-tutorials/pst/417/MacBook-Air.html
- 11 http://www.photoshoptalent.com/photoshop-tutorials/pst/417/MacBook-Air.html
- 12 http://tutorial-zee.com/photoshop-tutorials/photoshop-design-unique-watch-in-photoshop
- 13 http://tutorial-zee.com/photoshop-tutorials/photoshop-design-unique-watch-in-photoshop
- 14 http://learnfobia.com/category-Adobe-Photoshop-47/tutorial-Make-A-Watch-In-Adobe-Photoshop-2131.html
- 15 http://learnfobia.com/category-Adobe-Photoshop-47/tutorial-Make-A-Watch-In-Adobe-Photoshop-2131.html
- 16 http://www.photoshoptalent.com/blog/2008/06/25/photoshop-tutorial-make-a-realistic-lcd-hdtv/
- 17 http://www.photoshoptalent.com/blog/2008/06/25/photoshop-tutorial-make-a-realistic-lcd-hdtv/
- 18 http://psdtuts.com/drawing/create-a-mobile-phone-styled-like-the-htc-touch-diamond/
- 19 http://psdtuts.com/drawing/create-a-mobile-phone-styled-like-the-htc-touch-diamond/
- 20 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2783/1/Apple-iPhone-Mobile-Phone-Design
- 21 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2783/18/Apple-iPhone-Mobile-Phone-Design
- 22 http://psdtuts.com/designing-tutorials/create-a-realistic-blackberry-style-mobile-phone-from-scratch/
- 23 http://psdtuts.com/designing-tutorials/create-a-realistic-blackberry-style-mobile-phone-from-scratch/
- 24 http://www.stephenknox.com/tutorials/w800/
- 25 http://www.stephenknox.com/tutorials/w800/
- 26 http://psdtuts.com/drawing/how-to-make-a-bangin-woofer-embedded-in-wood/
- 27 http://psdtuts.com/drawing/how-to-make-a-bangin-woofer-embedded-in-wood/
- 28 http://www.photoshop-garden.com/view_tut.php?id=57
- 29 http://www.photoshop-garden.com/view_tut.php?id=57
- 30 http://www.stephenknox.com/tutorials/apple-imac/
- 31 http://www.stephenknox.com/tutorials/apple-imac/
- 32 http://psdtuts.com/tutorials-effects/create-a-slick-black-imac-in-photoshop/
- 33 http://psdtuts.com/tutorials-effects/create-a-slick-black-imac-in-photoshop/
- 34 http://www.eyesondesign.net/pshop/mouse/mouse1.htm
- 35 http://www.eyesondesign.net/pshop/mouse/mouse1.htm
- 36 http://psdtuts.com/designing-tutorials/design-a-shiny-photorealistic-apple-remote/
- 37 http://psdtuts.com/designing-tutorials/design-a-shiny-photorealistic-apple-remote/
- 38 http://pshero.com/archives/ipod-shuffle-from-scratch
- 39 http://pshero.com/archives/ipod-shuffle-from-scratch
- 40 http://www.developertutorials.com/tutorials/photoshop/designing-a-black-zune-2-in-photoshop-8-03-16/page1.html
- 41 http://www.avivadirectory.com/photoshop/make-an-ipod-classic-or-the-new-nano/
- 42 http://www.avivadirectory.com/photoshop/make-an-ipod-classic-or-the-new-nano/
- 43 http://www.photoshoptalent.com/photoshop-tutorials/pst/486/Create-an-iPod-Touch.html
- 44 http://www.photoshoptalent.com/photoshop-tutorials/pst/486/Create-an-iPod-Touch.html
- 45 http://www.tutorialwow.com/tutorials/create-a-4th-gen-ipod-nano-in-photoshop/
- 46 http://www.tutorialwow.com/tutorials/create-a-4th-gen-ipod-nano-in-photoshop/
- 47 http://cryingsoul85.deviantart.com/art/mustang-layers-sheet-97713209
- 48 http://cryingsoul85.deviantart.com/art/mustang-layers-sheet-97713209
- 49 http://www.carbodydesign.com/archive/2008/09/12-quick-rendering-photoshop-tutorial/
- 50 http://www.carbodydesign.com/archive/2008/09/12-quick-rendering-photoshop-tutorial/
- 51 http://www.alfoart.com/porsche_1.html
- 52 http://www.alfoart.com/porsche_1.html
- 53 http://psdtuts.com/drawing/how-to-create-a-super-retro-style-game-controller/
- 54 http://psdtuts.com/drawing/how-to-create-a-super-retro-style-game-controller/
- 55 http://www.flash-game-design.com/tutorials/wii-photoshop-tutorial.html
- 56 http://www.flash-game-design.com/tutorials/wii-photoshop-tutorial.html
- 57 http://www.talk-mania.com/buttons-web-graphics-banners/35987-realistic-3d-rack-server.html
- 58 http://www.talk-mania.com/buttons-web-graphics-banners/35987-realistic-3d-rack-server.html
- 59 http://psdtuts.com/designing-tutorials/design-a-detailed-compass-icon-in-photoshop/
- 60 http://psdtuts.com/designing-tutorials/design-a-detailed-compass-icon-in-photoshop/
- 61 http://www.marcofolio.net/photoshop/making_a_3d_scene_using_3d_models_in_photoshop.html
- 62 http://www.marcofolio.net/photoshop/making_a_3d_scene_using_3d_models_in_photoshop.html
- 63 http://psdfan.com/drawing/create-a-realistic-wine-bottle-illustration-from-scratch/
- 64 http://psdfan.com/drawing/create-a-realistic-wine-bottle-illustration-from-scratch/
- 65 http://psdtuts.com/designing-tutorials/create-a-vintage-film-style-video-using-photoshop-cs3-extended/
- 66 http://psdtuts.com/designing-tutorials/create-a-vintage-film-style-video-using-photoshop-cs3-extended/
- 67 http://psdtuts.com/photo-effects-tutorials/how-to-render-a-dramatic-3d-wood-cup-in-photoshop/
- 68 http://psdtuts.com/photo-effects-tutorials/how-to-render-a-dramatic-3d-wood-cup-in-photoshop/
- 69 http://psdtuts.com/drawing/how-to-create-a-super-shiny-pencil-icon/
- 70 http://psdtuts.com/drawing/how-to-create-a-super-shiny-pencil-icon/
- 71 http://psdtuts.com/designing-tutorials/rendering-a-striking-matchbox-in-photoshop/
- 72 http://psdtuts.com/designing-tutorials/rendering-a-striking-matchbox-in-photoshop/
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