15 Fresh and Useful Photoshop Tutorials

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Part of being a designer is keeping your skills sharp and up-to-date. Skills may span a broad range of tools, but probably the most used tool of all designers is Photoshop. In this post, we’ve collected 15 fresh and useful Photoshop tutorials to help you brush up on your skills and learn new techniques. The types of tutorials in this collection include text effects, photo manipulation, interface design, and more.

Simple Underwater Scene in Photoshop

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In this tutorial I will show you how to create a underwater scene with some bubbles and light effects. We will use the Brush Tool to create the bubbles and basic tools and filters for the rest of the effects. The whole process won’t take more than 45 minutes and as usual you can download the Photoshop file in the end of the tutorial.


Creating Retro Folded Typography

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In this Photoshop tutorial, we’re going to create retro-looking text that seems like it’s constructed using folded strips of paper. We’re going to step away from the computer a little bit and use a real model as a reference for our project.

How to Create a Photo Realistic Camera

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In this tutorial we will demonstrate a powerful combination of vector shapes, layer styles, and manual drawing to create a photorealistic camera. So realistic you’ll think it’s just an ordinary photo.

Making a Book of Magical Playground Scene

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This tutorial will show how to create a fantasy book scene. We will be using various advanced Photoshop techniques to make the composition as realistic as possible.

3D Water Text Effect with Repoussé in Photoshop CS5

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In this tutorial I will show you how to create a water text. Even though it might look complex it’s a very simple effect. We will be using the new Repoussé then some stock photos to create the effect.

Elegant 3D Text Effect in Photoshop

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In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create an elegant 3D Text effect using simple the shape tool, layer styles and paths.

Design a Multimedia Website Layout in Photoshop

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In this tutorial you’ll learn how to use photos, brushes, and textures, and 3D objects to design a creative multimedia website layout in Photoshop.

Hexagon Bokeh Effect in Photoshop

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In this tutorial I will show you how to create a digital bokeh effect with hexagons. We will use the brush engine, patterns, blend modes and basic filters to achieve this effect.

3D Layered Text Effect

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In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a 3D text effect using actions, basic transform operations and filters.

Design a Multimedia Website Layout in Photoshop

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In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a isometric microchip icon using basic drawing tools and transformations.

Create a Distressed Vector Typographic Poster Design

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Starting with custom made type in Illustrator, we’ll move our vector graphics into Photoshop for some serious distressing with Photoshop brushes, blending modes and more!

The Creation of “Lost in Memory” Epic Fantasy Artwork

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In this tutorial, you’ll learn the the steps taken to create this epic Fantasy Style artwork “Lost in Memory” in Photoshop. It’s a combination of a meteor effect, some matte-painting tricks plus lighting effect in this tutorial.

Create Abstract Fake 3D Objects in Photoshop

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This tutorial will demonstrate how we can use the Pen tool to create abstract vector shapes that form into a beautiful piece of fake 3D artwork.

Create a Sleek and Stylish MP3 Player

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In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a sleek, stylish, and simple MP3 interface in Photoshop to play audio files for your Flash projects.

Create a Photo Realistic USB Cable

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In this tutorial you’ll learn how to draw a photo realistic USB cable using Photoshop’s pen tool.

About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

15 Comments

  1. Arshad Cini
    June 15, 2010

    ”Design a Multimedia Website Layout in Photoshop” is a wrong title.

    Must be ”Create a Microchip Icon Using Photoshop”

    Reply
  2. Web Risorsa
    June 15, 2010

    Nice collection, but some of the tutorials i have read.

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  3. Jordan Walker
    June 15, 2010

    Great list of tutorials, the square Bokah is amazing.

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  4. peter
    June 15, 2010

    I love these “photo realistic” types of tutorial. If needed, I’ll just take a photo – thank you.

    Reply
  5. Lee
    June 15, 2010

    I like the look of these espicially the first one, could do with brushing up a little in photoshop.

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  6. Angelee
    June 15, 2010

    wow, thanks!.. i’ll definitely get back to these..

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  7. Warren Jerzyszek
    June 16, 2010

    What a great post! Some of these tutorials are quite amazing and really show budding designers just how diverse Adobe Photoshop is. It’s such a powerful tool one that I use daily and just cant get enough of!

    Thanks for sharing I’m going to spend a few hours having a look through them in more depth.

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  8. Warren Jerzyszek
    June 16, 2010

    What a great post! Some of these tutorials are quite amazing and really show budding designers just how diverse Adobe Photoshop is. It’s such a powerful tool one that I use daily and just cant get enough of!

    Thanks for sharing I’m going to spend a few hours having a look through them in more depth.

    Reply
  9. Marcell Purham | Webdevtuts
    June 27, 2010

    Great round up. Very inspirational :)

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  10. Lisa Thomason
    September 14, 2010

    Excellent collection, Thank you! LT

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  11. laser training alberta
    May 23, 2011

    Really these tutorials change the way we know and use photoshop… Adds another perspective to our insight about the software… Really appreciate the post.

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  12. robin
    October 6, 2011

    Thanks for these wonderful Photoshop guides. These will be a lot of fun to try out.

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  13. Arturo
    December 19, 2011

    muy buenos tutoriales bien !

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  14. Marion
    January 20, 2012

    A great Collection. Always good brush up on Photoshop as there is so much to learn.

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  15. Allan
    July 18, 2012

    I really like the mixed use of media in these tutorials mixing 2d and real world images in this fashion really gives your work an “otherworldly” effect. Keep up the good work!

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