The Best Photoshop Tutorials of 2009

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In our “Best of 2009″ series, we’ve already shown you the best free fonts and the best free icon sets. So as this year is getting closer to it’s end, we’re going to continue in this article and present to you our picks for the best Photoshop tutorials of 2009. There were so many amazing Photoshop tutorials written this year, but unfortunately we couldn’t pick all of them. Below you will find the tutorials that we felt stood out from the rest within several different categories.

Photo Manipulation

Creative Photoshop Animal King Photo Manipulation Tutorial

Photo Manipulation

How to Mold Paint Splatter to a Face in Photoshop

Photo Manipulation

Creating a Spy Fly Photo Manipulation

Creating a Spy Fly Photo Manipulation

How to Create a Fantasy Landscape Photo Manipulation

text effects

Photo Manipulate a Falling Angel

Photo Manipulate a Falling Angel

Text Effects

How to Create 3D Text Blocks in Photoshop

text effects

Awesome Milk Typography Effect in Photoshop

3D Text

Create Destructive Black and White Lettering with a Dramatic Splash Effect

Create Destructive Black and White Lettering with a Dramatic Splash Effect

How to Create Stunning and Bold 3D Text

3D Text

Web Design

How to Create a Clean Web 2.0 Style Web Design in Photoshop

web design

Design a Beautiful Website From Scratch

Design a Beautiful Website From Scratch

How to Create a Unique Colorful Site Layout

web design

Create a Magic Night Themed Web Design from Scratch in Photoshop

Create a Magic Night Themed Web Design from Scratch in Photoshop

Icon Design

Design a Stylish Mail Icon in Photoshop

icon design

Create a Leather-Textured, Realistic Briefcase Icon

icon design

How to Create a Basic House Icon in Photoshop

icon design

Create a Magnifying Glass Icon in Photoshop CS4

icon design

Retro and Vintage Effects

Create Vintage Traveler Diary in Photoshop

Vintage Photoshop Tutorials

Create A Retro Cosmic Design in Photoshop

retro effect

Super Cool Retro Poster in 10 Steps in Photoshop

Vintage Photoshop Tutorials

Lighting Effects

How to make a Typographic, Retro, Space Face

Lighting Effects

Very Easy Heroes Eclipse in Photoshop

Lighting Effects

Create a Trendy Galactic Poster Design in Photoshop

Lighting Effects

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.

29 Comments

  1. Tony
    November 18, 2009

    Yup…i must agree, they are the best tuts of 2009. Keep up the good work.

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  2. Evi Loveres
    November 18, 2009

    Awesome collection, Thank you.

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  3. Daniel Correia
    November 18, 2009

    Nice roundup, thanks!

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  4. Carl Smart
    November 18, 2009

    Great tuts, thanks for sharing

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  5. Tomas
    November 18, 2009

    Amazing tutorials, my favorite – photo manipulations tutorials. Thanks.

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  6. designfollow
    November 18, 2009

    great tutorials

    thank you

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  7. Tutorial Lounge
    November 19, 2009

    yeh you saying right greatest tutorials of 2009.

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  8. LaDonna
    November 19, 2009

    Very good round up.

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  9. Web 2.0
    November 19, 2009

    Excellent collection, great work! Bookmarked :)

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  10. cssah
    November 19, 2009

    Awesome collection, Thank you. Keep going

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  11. Chris
    November 19, 2009

    Fantastic thank you for these sweet web design tutorials

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  12. arun
    November 20, 2009

    Awesome collection, This is why I love smashing magazine

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  13. Sam Logan
    November 20, 2009

    Very nice collection, has been a great year for tutorials!

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  14. Tom Ross
    November 21, 2009

    Thanks so much for including my falling angel tutorial! This is a really great roundup, bookmarked! :)

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  15. Fernanda Gomez
    November 23, 2009

    Great work! thanks for sharing

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  16. logolitic
    November 23, 2009

    very nice collection, thank you for sharing. Really appreciated

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  17. AnyMou~mazthrez
    November 24, 2009

    excellent!!!

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  18. lieqy
    November 25, 2009

    very nice

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  19. Bloggerschmidt
    December 4, 2009

    Nice collection. Thank you for this great post.

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  20. Faham Usman
    December 7, 2009

    Awsome post

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  21. navanath
    December 11, 2009

    Excellent tutorials, I have no words to say just want to say ” Ye Dill Mange More…”

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  22. Circle L.
    December 11, 2009

    Excellent collection n thanks for sharing!!!!!

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  23. Frankenstine
    December 12, 2009

    Thank you. Great post

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  24. Spencer Jackson
    February 17, 2010

    Absolutely spectacular collection. I wish I could get close to this kind of creativity. I’ll keep trying ;-)

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  25. Colin Hall
    February 23, 2010

    Thanks for letting in on these great resources. It must have taken ages to compile and it saves us a load of research. My favourites are the retro and vintage looking tutorials, just what I’ve been searching around for.

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  26. Focus PRO
    March 1, 2010

    very good effects!!!!!!!

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  27. Bernardo
    June 8, 2010

    Thanx!!!

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  28. Shane Shaw
    August 23, 2010

    Thanks for sharing these awesome tutorials.

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  29. John Morris
    May 24, 2011

    Well This post remind my old days when i was just started these things as I was new one but now i fully understand this stuff and must appreciate how positive you write

    Reply

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