There’s something particularly powerful about being able to completely alter the content, context, or style of a photograph. Suddenly, entire worlds open up, with only our imaginations as the limit.
While most designers have a basic understanding of Photoshop, few of us know its full potential when it comes to photo manipulation. That’s why we’re sharing a list of amazing photo manipulation tutorials for Photoshop here – all geared toward expanding the scope of your design talents.
All these tutorials require a basic understanding of Photoshop, and are completely free. Give them a try, and as always, your comments are welcome.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create fantasy scenes with realistic shadows and lighting, and a bleak color tone effect.
Learn how to add abstract elements, adjust depth of field, and apply a disintegration effect.
Learn how to add water ripples and light effects, as well as how to improve your matte painting and manipulation skills.
Learn how to reproduce the “Great Enchantress”, as seen below, using lighting and shadow techniques.
Learn to work with the object transformation, landscape building, layer masks, adjustment layers, and more.
Learn about object transformation, composition and construction using cloning, and movement effects.
Learn how to create this gorgous space city using a number of different textures and matte painting techniques.
Learn how to work with dispersion effects through layers and the liquify tool.
In this “intermediate” level tutorial, you’ll learn to create motion using an arsenal of tools, including smudge and burn, and a particle/break up effect.
This intermediate level tutorial helps to explain a number of different Photoshop techniques, including layer blending, layer masks, layer adjustments, and filter masks.
This tutorial will show you how to create a custom Pokeball using a huge variety of techniques.
This in-depth tutorial is a great introduction into the world of CG, with plenty of explanations to break down the creation of a complex object.
Learn some very basic photo manipulation skills by exploring cutting and blending techniques.
Learn how to create abstract forms using patterns, arc tools, and layer masks.
This tutorial will help explain a number of manipulation techniques, including lighting, colouring, blending, detailing and more.
This tutorial will help you to create an “Alice in Wonderland” themed photo manipulation using smart filters, stock blending. You’ll learn how to mix stock, create lights, change weather on image, draw hair, eyes, make up and skin, and create depth of field.