96 Best Adobe Photoshop Design Tutorials

96 Best Adobe Photoshop Design Tutorials

The Best Photoshop Tutorials

Adobe Photoshop is a powerful and complex tool, love it or hate it, its the choice of millions of designers around the world. If you’re a professional artist, designer or photographer – chances are you use Photoshop.

There is a good reason for this – Photoshop can enable you to carry out a whole range of complex tasks, including photo editing and manipulation, graphic design, web design, typography and even 3D modelling and animation. But you first need to know how to use Photoshop in order to do these types of things, this is the aim of the article.

We’ve put together a massive round up of 96 best Photoshop tutorials on the web, we’ve searched high and low for only the best tutorials out there. Covering everything from photo manipulation and illustration to typography and collage. Some of these tutorials will require the most recent version of Photoshop, such as Photoshop CC – but many will work for other versions of the software like Photoshop CS, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS6.

All the tutorials have been put into sections, Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced. Use the links below to skip to the relevant section for you.

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So have fun making your way through this article to find the perfect Photoshop tutorials for your skill set and for the creative skills you want to learn.

Beginner Photoshop Tutorials

1) Getting Started with Photoshop

This is a great beginning tutorial if you’re completely new to Photoshop, it may even serve you well if you’re wanting a quick refresher on the Photoshop basics. It goes into detail about every aspect of Photoshop from the main menu and Photoshop terms all the way to image masking. The tutorial is on Sitepoint, a popular site for web professionals, so you know the information you’re getting is from professionals.

2) How to Use the Layers Panel

One of the most important, and one of the most useful functions in Photoshop is the layers panel. From organising different objects and images, grouping and keeping your work separate, ordered and allows for complex editing to take place.

This guide will walk you through, step by step all the basic functions of the layers panel.

3) A Comprehensive Introduction to the Type Tool

The type tool is one of the most basic functions in Photoshop, but most don’t realise the power the type tool has – well other than allowing them to type text. This tutorial will guide you through all the features and options that are available when using the type tool. Creating text layers, modifying text, adjusting text characteristics, such as tracking and line-height, are just a few features covered in this guide.

4) How To Use The Free Transform Tool

One of the more simple of tutorials listed in this massive list. The guide goes over the features of the transform tool, which is good for getting to grips with photo manipulation.

5) How To Use The Burn Tool (VIDEO)

This video tutorial will teach you how to use the burn tool in Photoshop CC, the features explained in this tutorial will also apple to older version of Photoshop too.

This will teach you how to selectively darken areas of an image to create a more dramatic image!

6) How To Cut Anything Out in Photoshop (VIDEO)

This is one of the most popular, and maybe one of the most tedious tasks carried out in Photoshop. This video guide will teach you how to cut out objects using the Pen Tool. Not only that but this tutorial goes over some more advance techniques you can use for hair, trees and other hard to cut out objects.

7) How to use the crop tool step-by-step

Another on of those tutorials that teaches you something you need to know. This is a useful one – how to use the crop tool in Photoshop. With the introduction of CS6, Adobe has given the crop tool a little overhaul. So this guide is perfect for new comers and for people who have just upgraded to CS6 or above.

8) Photoshop Blur Gallery Tutorial

This guide will show you how to use the Blue Gallery tool in Photoshop. The blur gallery is a set of blur effects for photo-realistic depth of field type effects.

9) Learn how to turn day into night (in Photoshop)

So you’ve got a daylight photo that you want turning into night? This is a pretty niche tutorial, but it will teach you some valuable skills that you can apply to other tasks.

10) Installing And Managing Brushes And Other Presets

Guide you through how to install and then manage a brush library and other Photoshop presets.

11) How to use Photoshop Actions

This is a series of tutorials on what Photoshop actions are and how to use them.

12) How to add frames to your images using both Photoshop and Lightroom (VIDEO)

In this video tutorial you’ll learn how to add borders and frames to your images using both Photoshop and Lightroom. This guide explains a variety of ways to accomplish this, so you’re bound to learn something new in the tutorial.

13) How to make colours pop (VIDEO)

In this video tutorial, Kelvin from Kelvin Designs shows you how to take an image and make the colour “pop”. In other words he teaches you how to make local adjustments to colours and contrast to make the colours more saturated. This is a great tutorial for photographers.

14) How to colourise a black and white photography (VIDEO)

In this sort 5 minute video tutorial, you learn how to colourise a black and white photo. This is great to add new life if you have old black and white photos of your family.

15) How to make your photos look better (VIDEO)

Another generalised tutorial on making your photos look better in Photoshop.

16) How to remove skin imperfections and spots – How to use the heal brush

17) How to Change Eye Colour in Photoshop (VIDEO)

A nice fun tutorial for beginners, the video is only 2 mins long. Perfect for quickly expanding you Photoshop skill set.

18) How to Change the Sky in Photoshop (VIDEO)

Another awesome tutorial from Kelvin. This time he’s teaching us how to select and replace the sky in your landscape photos.

19) The Ultimate Guide to Customizing How You Work in Adobe Photoshop CC

A great resource for how the Preferences window works. A perfect read if you just installed Photoshop and you’re wanting to get your head around the settings and to also customise your experience.

20) How to Use Content Aware Fill in Photoshop

The content aware tool in Photoshop is one of the most powerful functions in Photoshop. It allows you to remove objects from your photographs and automatically fills in the background. Most of the time this works perfectly, and other times it does its best. This tutorial covers how to use this tool and how to fix any problems if it doesn’t replace the background perfectly.

21) Creative Vignette Effects With The Radial Filter In Photoshop CC

This tutorial teaches you how to use the Radial Filter in Photoshop to create some amazing vintage looking photos.

22) How to Save Images for the Web in Photoshop

So you’ve created some amazing graphics for your website or blog. Great! but how do you go about saving these images for the web and how to optimise them for fast download.

23) How to Save Images for Print in Photoshop

So you’ve edited the most amazing photo you’ve ever taken – well this tutorial show you how to save it for print. Now you’ll be able to frame and stare at your amazing photoshop skills forever.

24) Add Snow into Your Photos with Photoshop (VIDEO)

Learn how to create this easy but highly effective snow effect.

Intermediate Photoshop Tutorials

This set of tutorials are great for people who know the basics of Photoshop but are wanting to expand their knowledge and skill set. These tutorials won’t go over the basics, they’ll just go right into the meat of the tutorial.

25) How to Create a Double Exposure in Photoshop (VIDEO)

Learn how to create amazing double exposure photos in Photoshop, includes learning features such as layer masks.

26) Learn How to Remove a Person From a Photo

A simple yet intimidate tutorial on how to successfully remove a person (or any object really) from a photo.

27) Learn How to Create This Edgy Photo Treatment

A simple yet effective photo treatment, great if you’re wanting a new profile photo with a difference.

28) How to Create This Intense Movie Poster in Photoshop

A very in-depth tutorial on creating this amazing looking movie poster.

29) Create a Trendy Typographic Poster

30) Create a Greek Sculpture from a Portrait Photo

Learn how to create this amazingly effective greek sculpture just from a portrait photo and some other stock assets.

31) Create a Dramatic Earth Impact Scene in Photoshop

An in-depth tutorial that will show you how to create the above scene all in Photoshop!

32) Learn How to Create A Galaxy Logo From a Face (VIDEO)

Learn how to create this logo from a photo of a face.

33) How to Create a Paper Cutout Text Effect (VIDEO)

This Photoshop tutorial will teach you how to create this super cute and super realistic paper cutout text effect.

34) How to Make a 3D Text Logo (VIDEO)

35) Turn an Ordinary Photo into a Smudge Ink Portrait (VIDEO)

36) How to Create a Hollywood Sign Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial you’ll be using Photoshop’s healing and stamp tools, along with its 3D tools to create this realistic text effect.

37) How to Create a 3D Stuffed Letters Text Effect

Here you’ll learn how to use photoshops 3D tools to create these lovely looking pillows.

38) Learn How to Create This Disintegration Effect in Photoshop (VIDEO)

39) Paint Text Effect (VIDEO)

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create this amazing, dripping paint text effect.

40) Turn a Photo into a Watercolour Painting (VIDEO)

A tutorial on how to create this amazing watercolour effect, very easy and you don’t need to be able to draw either!

41) Create This Amazing Flat Landscape in Photoshop (VIDEO)

A simple tutorial that creates amazing results. This flat landscape tutorial is one you should definitely add to your bookmarks.

42) How To Create a 3D Pop Out Effect (VIDEO)

Learn how to create this amazing 3D pop out effect, really effective for website graphics.

43) Learn How to Create this Colour Splash Effect / Colour Isolation (VIDEO)

Learn how to isolate a set of colours, or a single colour in a photograph.

44) Low Poly Portrait Tutorial (VIDEO)

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a low poly portrait, just like those old fashioned games, except a little more stylish.

45) Landscape Architecture Section and Plan Tutorial (VIDEO)

46) Finger Cut Photoshop Manipulation Tutorial (VIDEO)

Does this look realistic? no. But it is good fun and I’m sure you’ll learn a lot from this photo manipulation tutorial.

47) HDR Photoshop Tutorial (VIDEO)

Learn how to merge different photo exposures together to create one amazing HDR image.

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48) Learn How to Create the Spotify Duotone Photo Effect (VIDEO)

If you’re a Spotify user then I’m sure you’re familiar with this effect, its pretty simply to create but also pretty effective and can look great in app design and on websites.

49) Add Ice to a Photo in Adobe Photoshop

Simple tutorial which teaches you have to add ice into your photos in photoshop.

50) How to design an app in Photoshop

Learn how to create an app design in this in-depth Photoshop tutorial.

51) Create a Beautiful Bird Artwork in Photoshop

52) Create a Stop Motion Photo

53) Create a Apocalypse Scene in Photoshop

54) Create Low Poly Artwork (VIDEO)

55) How to Create an Amazing Magazine Cover (VIDEO)

56) How to Whiten Teeth in Photoshop (VIDEO)

57) How to Create a Login Form (VIDEO)

58) Add a Tattoo Sleeve to an Arm (VIDEO)

59) Create Realistic Egg Yolk in Photoshop (VIDEO)

60) How to get special light Photo Effects on Portraits (VIDEO)

Advance Photoshop Tutorials

The last section of this article are a set of tutorials aimed at more advanced user of Photoshop. They don’t go into detail of the basics, and cover more advanced techniques.

61) Advanced 3D Typography Tutorial (VIDEO)

62) Advance Floral Typography Tutorial (VIDEO)

In this tutorial you’ll learn advance techniques to create this amazing floral typography poster.

63) Digital Landscape Painting Tutorial (VIDEO)

This one is for the drawers/painter out there. It will teach you to how to digitally paint in Photoshop.

64) 3D Isometric Map Manipulation Tutorial (VIDEO)

This is probably one of my favourite tutorials in the list, it teaches you how to create this cute and tiny isometric map.

65) Create a 3D Mobile Pop Out Effect (VIDEO)

66) Nightclub Party Flyer / Poster Photoshop Tutorial (VIDEO)

67) Isometric Undersea Cube Tutorial (VIDEO)

Another one of my favourites –  learn how to create a cool looking landscape cube. This one shows you how to create a beach cube.

68) How to Make a Portrait with City Elements in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a portrait with city elements in Photoshop.

69) How To Create a Surreal Hollow Face Portrait

In this tutorial you’ll learn some simple photo manipulation techniques to digitally cut away the face and tidy up the edges, then learn how to place a vibrant cosmic space image inside the head.

70) Paint Halloween-Inspired Skull Makeup

71) Create halftone and screenprint poster styles in Photoshop

72) Create a Mysterious Skull Manipulation Island in Photoshop CC

In this tutorial you will learn how you can create a mysterious skull island poster in Photoshop.

73) How to Create a Scary Window Scene Photo Manipulation

Who doesn’t love zombies? This tutorial will show you how to create a creepy looking photo manipulation.

74) Create a Pixel Art Portrait

Turn yourself into a pixel character with this tutorial.

75) Create Surreal Landscape with Mountain and Waterfalls

76) How To Create Typography Illustrations (VIDEO)

Learn how to create this hipster looking logo in Photoshop.

77) Smoke Liquid Ink Text and Logo Typography Effect (VIDEO)

An advanced tutorial that will show you how to create this awesome looking artwork.

78) Abstract Galaxy Artwork (VIDEO)

79) Abstract Album Cover Art (VIDEO)

80) How To Make Liquid Marble Texture (VIDEO)

This tutorial will show you how to create a digital marble effect.

81) How To Create ‘Fluid’ Artwork (VIDEO)

82) Eagle Dog Photo Manipulation Tutorial (VIDEO)

A highly fun tutorial that will show you how to create these hilarious photo manipulations.

83) Big Wolf Photo Manipulation Tutorial (VIDEO)

84) 5 Amazing Glitch Effects in Photoshop (VIDEO)

85) How to Create This Wave Effect in Photoshop (VIDEO)

86) Pulsing Sparkle GLOW Typography Animation Effect Photoshop Tutorial (VIDEO)

87) How to Create a T-shirt Mockup in Photoshop (VIDEO)

88) How to Create the DOOM® Logo in Photoshop (VIDEO)

This is a seriously big tutorial, its over an hour long but it goes very in-depth and shows every step to recreate the DOOM® logo.

89) How to Create Minimalist Vector In Photoshop (VIDEO)

90) Photo Manipulation Tutorial – Frame Illusion (VIDEO)

91) Photoshop Tutorial Effect by Using Brush (VIDEO)

92) How To Make a Fantasy Glass Pokeball In Photoshop (VIDEO)

93) Create Beams Of Light From Nothing In Photoshop (VIDEO)

94) Realistic 3D Casino Style Bulb Sign

95) Manipulate a Man Portrait into Dark Wizard in Photoshop

96) Suicide Squad 3D Text Effect


Wow well that’s it, the end of our massive round up of the best Photoshop tutorials out there! We hope you found some interesting tutorials that you’ve never seen before. If you enjoyed the article, please share with your friends as this helps us out a lot!

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