As a web designer there is no doubt that one day you will have to use Photoshop for a reason other than designing a website. That is why it’s a good idea to have some powerful Photoshop image tutorials as a turn to resource.
Even if you can’t find a use for these tutorials. I can guarantee that they will help enhance your skills as a designer in some sort of way or form. I have personally learned most of my Photoshop techniques from playing around with tutorials like the ones below.
There will come a time and place when a client will request some sort of image enhancing/manipulation to their photos. It makes you look more competent and professional if you are capable of completing tasks other than designing websites. But remember to be charging extra for this type of work. Some people think that photo editing can be done with a touch of the button. Wouldn’t that be nice?
Just because you’re not a graphic designer doesn’t mean that you are not capable of creating super image effects and custom graphics like the ones in this post. It’s very easy for someone who is familiar with Photoshop to quickly learn these techniques, and apply them to their own designs. In this article I will be providing you with 20 powerful Photoshop image tutorials. Which focus on image manipulation and creating different effects in Photoshop. These tutorials are bound to come in handy some day, and if they don’t, well you can use them merely to brush up on your Photoshop skills.
1. Exposure Blending Tutorial
Learn how to create a high dynamic range photo by blending exposures together in this Photoshop tutorial.
2. Photoshop tutorial: Eroded fashion portraits
Whether or not a client would request this type of photo, it doesn’t matter. It’s still a good technique to have under your belt. You can learn how to create eroded fashion portraits .
3. Create an Emotional Dreamscape Digital Photo Manipulation
Very interesting tutorial where you can learn more about photo manipulation, and creating your own emotional dream scape photo.
4. Create a Raw Horror Movie Poster Design in Photoshop
In this scary tutorial you can learn how to create a raw horror movie poster in Photoshop. The neat part about this tutorial is not the horror effect, but how the designer makes it look like a real poster. Another top quality effect that I’m sure you could find a use for.
5. Enhance Your Image With Selective Color Adjustments
This is another important tutorial. You can learn how to enhance your images with selective color adjustments.
This tutorial shows you how to create a miniature fake technique from a normal photo. Using the tilt shift effect, blurs and gradients. It’s very simple to do and has a nice effect.
This is a beginner tutorial on enhancing your images in Photoshop.
With this tutorial you will be using the HDR toning features with a combination of lighting to create this glowing fantasy forest scene.
Here you will learn how to create an awesome action zoom blurring effect. You will be using elements such as the radial blur, gradient tool and layer masks to create this neat effect.
Learn how to create a blotchy comic book effect. In this tutorial you will be using photos and filters to create your first comic book scene.
Want to know how to create a realistic broken glass effect? This tutorial will show you exactly how to do so. Give it a try for yourself..
Not sure when you will need to ever give a Lamborghini a paint job. But you can in Photoshop, and you never know when you will want to color in elements on a photo. In this tutorial you will be learning how to give a sweet orange Lamborghini a black paint job.
Learn how to create this unique watercolor effect using watercolor brushes and masks.
I don’t know why, but I have this love for water effects. Maybe I’m strange or it’s common, I don’t know! But I love creating water type effects in Photoshop and in this tutorial you can learn how to create a realistic water effect using the displacement filter. Try it out for yourself..
Another one of my favorite tutorials is the water reflection effect. This is a simple tutorial where you create a reflection using some filters and a displacement map.
Render a lens flare in Photoshop to create an image like the one below. You will be using blend modes to make it easy to add a lens flare, without adjusting the image.
In this tutorial you will be putting together a sunset image, with some vector shapes and neat lighting effects.
Add folds and creases to a photo as if it had been folded by someone.
Learn how to create this old school digital tintype photo using blends, blurs, filters and more.
Another top tutorial from psdtuts. In this tutorial you will learn how to create this melting camera scene, using layer masks and the liquify filter.
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