New Photoshop Tutorials : January - May 2010

Create an Angelic Sculpture Made of Ice in Photoshop

Sometimes all you need to create an incredible photo manipulation in Photoshop is a rough sketch, some nice imagery, and some knowledge of how to use Photoshop’s transformation tools. In today’s tutorial we will demonstrate how assemble an angelic ice sculpture from a rough sketch and some beautiful scenic photos.

Create an Abstract Cloud Jumper in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we’ll manipulate a photo with abstract elements to make it more interesting and active.

Tutorial: How to create a burning flower in Photoshop

In this tutorial I will explain how to create a burning flower using Adobe Photoshop CS3. I will also provide you with the psd source file at the end of the tutorial.

Fashion Watercolor Artwork

Watercolor is popular in fashion artwork because of its unpredictable, fluid and beautiful nature. It enhances models and products and gives any artwork a creative flair that almost everyone finds attractive. In this step-by- step tutorial I will show you how simple it is to create a dramatic fashion artwork with watercolor effects inspired by fashion illustrator, Stina Persson.

Design a gradient-inspired Web Design in Photoshop

In this photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create a blog design from scratch using a combination of gradients and selections.Here is a preview of what we will be creating

Create Stylish Pinky Portrait in Photoshop

Today our friends Ricardo will show you how to create stylish pinky photo in Photoshop. In this tutorial you will learn plenty of various photoshop techniques. You will learn how to work with shapes, layers, filters and many more. This tutorial is pretty complex and I think it is more for advanced designers, but also if you are new in photoshop you can try to create this pinky effect, because all steps are described in detail. So, lets start.

Create 3D Typography with Advanced Texturing and Lighting Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you techniques involved to create this rather cool, 3D typography with abvanced Texturing and Lighting Effect in Photoshop. Some steps can be a little tricky and you do need a lot of patience to complete this tut, but why not have a try?The aim of this tut is to demonstrate how you can texture a 3D text (created in Illustrator) quickly and effectively, using the least amount of steps possible.

How to create abstract colorful background with bokeh effect in Photoshop

In today’s tutorial, you’ll learn how to create an abstract colorful background with bokeh effect using Photoshop’s drawing tools, blending modes, and lighting techniques. Layered PSD file included. Let’s get started!

Create an Eco-Friendly Nature Themed Composition

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create an eco-friendly, nature themed composition for a TV product ad. You’ll be taken through step by step how to set up the background, control the depth of field, add the foreground subject, and additional elements to create a finished composition. And best of all, you’ll see how the simplest techniques in Photoshop can come together to create a sharp, polished and creative finished result.

Create a Dark Modern Contact Form in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we’ll be creating a dark, modern contact form in Photoshop. We’ll use some layer styles and some basic effects to give a metal cut-out look. Nothing too fancy but some pretty effective styles.

Create a Out of Bounds Surreal Photo manipulation in Photoshop

Photo manipulation is an art that requires a lot of patience along with the expertise in Photoshop. With our creativity and imagination, we can manipulate any photograph the way we want. Its all about how we use our imagination and properly understand the effects that can be achieved in Photoshop and other similar tools and employing them with a lot of experimentation.

Creating a Matrix Wallpaper with Photoshop

Our objective here is to make a Matrix wallpaper. We will be using images of a set of warriors (or anyone for that matter) and will try to incorporate it into Matrix look wallpaper. The “green” effect will be what we shall try to obtain and also the falling numerical and stuff. So here goes. Starting from the basics of Photoshop :)

Design Cool Minimalistic Retro Wallpaper In Photoshop

Retro is a culturally outdated or aged style, trend, mode, or fashion, from the overall postmodern past, but have since that time become functionally or superficially the norm once again.In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to create cool minimalistic retro wallpaper in Photoshop in few simple steps.
The design we will be building is made up of basic circle shapes, mixed with paper texture, spiced with minimal typography and aged with few scratches.

Creating Glassy Objects Using Layer Styles

Layer styles are a hugely powerful feature in Photoshop, especially when you combine several different effects into a single design. In this brief tutorial, we will look at one example of how to use layer styles to apply a glassy effect to an object. For the sake of this tutorial, we’ll be working with part of the Echo Enduring Media logo, but you can really use any kind of object that you want for this (though something with rounded edges tends to work a bit better). Here is a preview of our final design:

Create a Slick External Hard Disk in Photoshop

We all love gadgets, either collecting them or designing them. Gadgets are the favorite subjects for many designers. Designing them is an incredible way to improve your general skills in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator (or any other design-related tool). You will learn a lot of new stuff everytime you create such designs, even if you are an expert in it. Once you know the basics, you can pretty much experiment a lot and create cool concept designs.

Create a Grunge Snowboard Poster for the Winter Olympics – Photoshop Tutorial

In this tutorial we’re going to put together a cool grungy poster design for the upcoming Vancouver Winter Olympics. We’ll go over several basic Photoshop techniques and combine some basic image manipulation with some grunge text treatments to create some cool effects. This is an easy step-by-step tutorial that even Photoshop beginners should have no problem with.

Pareto Principle – The 80-20 Rule

The Pareto Principle has been applied to so many areas and industries with a big success. I would like to show you how you can apply this rule into your design work.We can apply the Pareto Principle in design the following way. 80% of all design work can be produced with only 20% of the Photoshops functionality. I will show you on a real example as to how you can produce professional, realistically looking icons using only a few of the Photoshop effects.

Create a Fun Floral 3D Text Design

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a lovely floral style 3D text effect using only Photoshop and Illustrator. The idea is to add the elements we like while keeping the design subtle, pleasing to the eye, and having some fun along the way.

Creating a Vibrant Album Cover in Photoshop

In today’s tutorial I will show you how to create a vibrant album cover using Photoshop. The tutorial is really simple and easy to follow and has a pretty sleek outcome. We will only be using the tools Photoshop provides for us and with this create something unique. Hope you enjoy the tutorial.

Create a Colorful Composition using Brushes in Photoshop

In today’s tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a colorful composition by combining several brushes on top of the photo and applying different Blending modes. Layered PSD file included. Let’s get it started!

100 Fresh New Photoshop And Illustrator Tutorials From 2010

This is a great collection of the freshest and newest design tutorials which where all created in 2010, which is a compilation of both some amazing Photoshop and illustrator tutorials.I’m always looking for the newest Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials because sometimes it’s good to do new fresh design tutorials because you come across new techniques which can be applied to your designs. Whether you specialize within Photoshop or illustrator within this article you will come across some new tutorials which will show you new tips and tricks to add to your design skills.