30 Cool Photoshop Tutorials For Creating Surreal Photo Effect

30 Photoshop Tutorials For Creating Surreal Photo Effect

Make a Stunning Black & White Falling Scene in Photoshop

In this short and quick Adobe Photoshop digital art tutorial, we are going to let somebody fall down inside a gloomy black & white scene. You will learn how to cut out body parts, add rain to a composition, use Gradient Map adjustment layers and other techniques that are useful in performing artistic photo manipulations.

Surrealistic Room Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial, we will be creating a surrealistic room with realistic water as its floor, real clouds as its wallpaper with a clock on the wall and a boat on the water floor. We will learn a lot of technical aspects like visualizing and creating a perspective using the ruler and the transform tools especially the distort tool, creating realistic waves using the brush tool and two wave brush sets, using brush textures and apply it to the walls to make them realistic.

How to Create an Outstanding ‘Out of Frame’ Horse Scene

In this tutorial We`ll learn how to make a horse reach out of a frame with some simple, but cool techniques. Besides of the techniques you will learn how to combine colors to make the scene even more dramatic.

How to Create a Dark and Mysterious TV-Head Scene

For this Photoshop tutorial, I will be showing you how to make a dark and mysterious scene with the subject having a TV for a head. You will see how to seamlessly replace a person’s head with another object—in this case, a television—and how to create a stormy sky using brush strokes. We’ll also deal with creating realistic lights and shadows as well as how to retouch subjects who are against a light source.

Create a Realistic Space Landscape Photo Manipulation

The creation of “A Life Of Aquatic Sounds”

In this tutorial I will show you how I created “A Life Of Aquatic Sounds”. We will realize it using a variety of blending mode tricks, photo filters and other useful Photoshop techniques. At the end of this process we will have a beautiful photo manipulation, realized in a short time and a very easily way.

Make a Surreal 3D Outdoor Room Scene in Photoshop

In this photo manipulation tutorial, you will learn how to create a realistic composition of a painter using a room as his canvas. There’s a twist. It looks like the room is outdoors in a vibrant field! We will cover professional-level Photoshop tricks such as correcting the viewer’s perspective, adding accurate shadow and highlights, various blending techniques such as altering luminosity and shadows of the scene, adding textures and a vignette, and much more.

Design a Surreal Desert Scene in Photoshop

In this tutorial I am going to show you how to create a surreal time-themed photomanipulation using Photoshop. The name of this photomanipulation is "Time Guardian" and it was originally created by Mariusz Karasiewicz (aka FISHBOT1337).

Design Surreal Composition Fallen Angel’s Dream Fly

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.

How to create a fairy using photos

Here is a tutorial showing how you can create a fairy out of a human, as shown below. The psd file for this tutorial can be found at the bottom of this post.

How to Make an Eerie Looking Photo Manipulation Scene

In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, we will create a dark photo manipulation scene with a very creepy/eerie/mysterious atmosphere. We will go through some basic techniques for making a shadowy scene and using some creative lighting effect methods that can spice up your work, such as adding a green flame, light streaks and sparkles. For this tutorial, you should be familiar with Photoshop basics, using the Pen Tool (P), and layer masks.

Create an Intense Apocalyptic Photo Manipulation

Learn how to create this amazing apocalyptic photo manipulation with Photoshop! You’ll learn how to blend elements such as water and moon, create seamless structures with the Clone Stamp tool, and finish it off with a cold movie photo effect.

Create a Moonlit Night Scene in Photoshop

Photoshop is an excellent tool to combine several photos into one seamless image. In today’s tutorial we will use different tools and techniques to create an abandoned automobile in a moonlit night scene in Photoshop. Let’s get started!

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.

Make a Story Book Come to Life in Photoshop

Learn how to create this surreal photo manipulation in Photoshop. You’ll learn the basics of combining stock photos, how to blend them in by adding light and shadows, and complete it with a vintage photo effect.

Create Beautiful Surreal Photo Effect via Cloud, Star and Vexel Hair in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you how you can Create Beautiful Surreal Photo Effect via Cloud, Star and Vexel Hair in Photoshop. This is an intermediate level tutorial so some steps can be tricky, but why not have a try!

Create a Fantasy Girlbird Illustration in Photoshop

What is more fun than mixing people with animals? The results can often be cute, funny, or even a bit disturbing. In today’s tutorial, I will demonstrate how to create a fantasy bird girl illustration using digital painting and photo manipulation techniques. Let’s get started!

Castle in the Sky

Skating in clouds Magic scene Photoshop

Matte Painting: Create A Distressed Surreal Cityscape

Matte painting plays a major role in today’s films. The first known matte painting shot was made in 1907 by Norman Dawn (ASC), you can see how the traditional matte painting evolved from “The Wizard Of Oz” to the ground breaking “Avatar”. In this tutorial I’m going to show you some techniques in matte painting to create a distressed surreal cityscape.

Quickly Create Surreal Scenary via Combining Landscape Images in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you how you can quickly and effectively Create Fantasy Scene via Combining Landscape Images in Photoshop. Some steps can be a little tricky for beginners, but why not have a try!

How to Create a Fantasy Banana Ship in Photoshop

One of the best things about Photoshop is that it allows us to create some pretty amazing images from some of the most surprising objects. Today, we will create a fantasy flying ship from a photo of a banana. Let’s get started!

Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Surreal Atmospheric Phone Booth Scenery

In this tutorial we will be creating a Surreal Atmospheric Image.

Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Fantastic Surreal Representation of Time

This tutorial will provide the evolution process of one of my works. In the tutorial you'll learn some manipulation methods and have a glimpse on how to create a surreal image, taking in consideration a solid theme or idea, in this case the theme is naturally about time and its (un)possibility to redeem itself.

How To Create Dark Surreal Photo Manipulation

In this Photo manipulation tutorial, you will learn how to create a dark surreal scene using few Photoshop techniques and a lot of stock images. Following this tutorial, you will learn how to add a dark unsubstantial effect to your image. We will start this tutorial with Cinema4D, and then we will use a lot of photo manipulation techniques, like blending modes, cloning and we will work with colors and filters. So let's start to learn new techniques.

Photo Manipulate a Surreal Space-Age Landscape

Learn how to combine various photographic elements into a cohesive, surreal space-age scene. You will learn how to work with lighting, blending options, and adjustment layers.

Create a Cosmic-Inspired Dreamy Scene in Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn how to use stock photography, 3d elements, and various techniques to create a cosmic-inspired dreamy scene in Photoshop.

Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Surreal Turtle Image

This tutorial shows the creation of one of my images. It shows how I adjust lighting and colours in my images to create this surrealistic turtle. Hopefully, you'll be able to transfer these methods to your own work.

How to create Fantacy Woman in Amazing Photo Manipulation

We will use well chosen images, textures and most off all our imagination in combination with Photoshop techniques to create an outstanding Montage Photo.

Create Surreal Environment Inspired by the “Inception” Movie in Photoshop

In this tutorial, We`ll learn to create this Surreal/Sci-fi Environment Inspired by the “Inception” Movie in Photoshop. Some steps can be a little tricky, but why not have a try!