Photoshop Tutorial : 24 Cool Photo Manipulation Tutorials

AHHHHH! Oy! Alien Invasion! A Photoshop Tutorial..

Photo Manipulation Tutorials In Photoshop - Speaking of stormy weather - recently, in my hometown of Manchester, NH (Southside REPRESENT) , we experienced some major floodwaters. It was nuts - Hectic farm animals everywhere...I must have seen at least 45 cows engaged in what appeared to be a strange game of Twister in a nearby Swamp field. Anyway, being the moron that I am, I defied all weathermen state-wide (damn yooz!) and took a journey down to a nearby troubled river and snapped some crAzy pics.

Cool Photo Manipulation Tutorials

Design an Epic Fantasy Scene with Photoshop

In this tutorial we are going to create a photo manipulation inspired by Valhalla, one of Mariusz Karasiewicz`s works. He is an amazing artist and his work is absolutly stunning. I want to thank him for allowing me to write this tutorial.

Epic Fantasy Scene with Photoshop

Create a Powerful Mental Wave Explosion Effect

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a crazy explosion, like a mix of Magneto’s ability with Peter Petrelli’s power. We will use images and filters to produce this wave explosion effect. Even though it may look like a difficult tutorial, it’s really not that hard.

Powerful Mental Wave Explosion Effect

Basic Graduated Neutral Density Filter

It is important for me to point out before we get started that Photoshop is no substitute for making proper adjustments and using all the tools you have available while shooting in the field. Although we can replicate many filters you may put on your lens post-capture, this particular technique is second best to using an actual Gradated Neutral Density (ND) filter at the time of capture.

Graduated Neutral Density Filter

Fantasy Art Photopshop Tutorial – Plasma in the Lake

First thing you need to remember that every photo or digital artwork must have 1 point that catches the viewer’s attention. It can be (and mostly is) face or the eyes, but it can also be any other spot, that is the leitmotif of the canvas. When having too many points that catch the visitor’s attention, your artwork loses it’s charm and simply may lack the zest it would otherwise have with less accents on the canvas. So first thing you need to remember that in art, mostly, less is more.

Fantasy Art Photopshop Tutorial

Create dynamic distortion effects

In this tutorial we’ll use brushes to create what look like stains of paint, but in your future work you can use similar techniques with any number of style forms to dissect and distort your subject.

Create a Scenic Photomanipulation

In this tutorial Andreea takes us through a very scenic photo manipulation. Using some provided stock images you’ll learn how to manipulate color effects using textures and contrasts, these techniques will provide a platform for creating future photo manipulations and will enhance your skills.

Fortunate Photomanipulation

Another exciting Photomanipulation tutorial from PSD Essential. This time Jarka takes us through a step by step tutorial called Fortunate. You’ll learn how to blend images together, work with different lighting and add some great special effects.

How to Turn Humdrum Photos into Cinematic Portraits

There are a plethora of ways to treat a portrait for a myriad of uses, but that is for another feature. Let’s tackle adding drama or a cinematic quality to a regular, humdrum portrait. Let’s even throw in a little bit of faking HDR. That way if you work on a project that requires a stunning shot without the stunning photography, you’ll be able to cobble something together using your mad skillz!

Beautiful Lady Effect

Beautiful Lady Effect

Fantastic Disintegration Effect

Fantastic Disintegration Effect

Use lighting effects to make photos sparkle

Use lighting effects to make photos sparkle

Electifying Energy Beams Tutorial

Electifying Energy Beams Tutorial

Creative Photoshop Animal King Photo Manipulation Tutorial

Sexy Model with Glowing Bubbles Effect

Learn How to Create a Fiery Demon Montage

In this tutorial, we’ll be creating a photo montage of a demon destroying a city using only stock photos and of course Photoshop. What are we waiting for? Lets get started!

How to Apply Textures to Uneven Surfaces

Applying texture to a flat surface, or flatly applying a texture across a whole image (as a means to age it or degrade it) is simple stuff. Realistically applying a texture to an uneven surface is much more hands-on (more so than simply overlaying a texture and changing the Blending mode).

Create a Dynamic Scene with a Fallen Angel Theme – Psd Plus Tutorial

In this tutorial, we’re gonna get into some abstract themed stuff, that I called "Fallen Angel". I’ll show you how to create a great dynamic scene using several renders. Also, there are some cool tricks and nice photo manipulation techniques included.

Create a Photoshop Mermaid Image Manipulation

Combine Photo Elements to Create a Surreal Photo Manipulation

Photo Transfer Edge Effect

Create a Cool Movie Poster in Photoshop

Dramatic Gritty Effect

Color Effects with Alpha Channel

Making of a Forest Magical Scene

Making of Flaming Hand

Storm Effect

How to Design a Dramatic Winged Dragon with Photoshop

We’ll be creating a fantasy illustration in this tutorial, I’ll show you how to merge two images into one using layer Masks and reshape a picture using the Liquify Filter. We’ll take an image of a baby iguana and another of a bat, then combine the two to create a fantasy dragon. Let’s get started!

Gunshot Through a Glass