Another year passes by leaving us lots to be thankful for, lots to think about and lots to learn. We designers are focusing on the learning part. Today, we’ll be learning Photoshop tutorials.
This year, the latest Photoshop CC was launched and it revolutionized the industry. It is considered to be the biggest update to the software since Photoshop 7.0
Designers all around the world geared up to make amazing designs in this new version, and some also started making tutorials. From those tutorials, we have selected the best ones and featuring them here.
We have selected these tutorials on the merits of wowing results or creative techniques and advanced level commands used to create the final result.
If you are a Photoshopper, you’ve got to check out this collection.
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Before we move towards the tutorials, here’s a prerequisite.
Before you can take on these tutorials, you need to be able to use Photoshop freely. If you are a beginning Photoshop user, you should check out this free e-book before you study any of the following tutorials.
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How to create a rock formation from scratch using Photoshop. No 3D software required!
The Flame Generator filter in Adobe Photoshop CC is a new feature that’s designed to render realistic flames on user-defined paths.
This tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop CC’s Shape Attributes and 3D capabilities to create a simple, yet sophisticated 3D letters on a shelf text effect.
Explore the use of tree bark texture to form the basis of the text, then applying leaf texture over the text.
Adobe Photoshop’s Layer Styles are one of the quickest, yet most effective ways of achieving many different effects.
Create a text effect that is illuminated with tracks of small lights using several Photoshop tools including vector shapes, brushes, Layer Styles, and Adjustment Layers.
A glossy, bubble gum text effect using a combination of Photoshop’s Pen Tool and Layer Styles.
Create a realistic-looking ketchup text effect. You can also learn how to smear or smudge the ketchup effect in an optional step at the end.
This Adobe Photoshop tutorial teaches how to apply octopus skin texture and light reflections to the 3d letters.
Painting and Photo-manipulation
A fast method to paint freely and spontaneously, while keeping control over the process.
A step-by-step guide to adding shadows and uniform lighting to a scene conjured up in deep space.
Give your photos a dynamic twist with gradients, Layer Styles, drop shadows, glows and more.
Learn how to create an underwater mermaid in Photoshop using some simple blending techniques and layer adjustments.
Create floating island in a twilight atmosphere with all those elements to create this fairy tale composite.
Learn how to combine abstract elements, work with textures and create lighting effect.
There is no photo in this image. This is a complete drawing. You also get a video tutorial for understanding the painting method better.
This is a fast paced tutorial. If you are a beginning Photoshopper, you would absolutely love this one.
It took 2 months to complete the image, focusing especially on the fur and the render, and keeping the modeling, UV and texture very simple.
All the elements added like flowers, heart shape clouds, colorful birds and butterflies all of them create a feeric romantic scenery.
Learn how to create your amazing atmosphere and adventure tales with realistic shadows and lighting, then complete it with a bleak color tone effect.
Create a city explosion in Photoshop using just a few simple blending techniques. You will also learn how to add cinematic movie effects to your photos with gradient maps and other color adjustments.
The evolution of a digital painting from start to finish by creating a hauntingly beautiful Egyptian goddess.
Adobe has upgraded Smart Objects in Photoshop CC 2014 so we can also link them to external files. In this tutorial, we will use new features from the latest Linked Smart Objects to design a flexible brochure.
One of the more powerful features that came with the new Photoshop CC is the addition of the Path and Spin Blur filters.
Learn how to create a nice clean looking design for a present voucher.
It doesn’t take much to make a great looking piece if you have a strong initial concept and some nifty tricks to cover the technical side.
Create realistic giraffe neck knot effect and how to apply spotted skin pattern to the knot shape.
Draw a pirate character using Photoshop from blank page without any additional resources or stock images.
That’s all for tonight folks. We’ll be back with another best of the year post soon. See you.