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30+ Nicest Photoshop Photo Tutorials, Part II

August 28, 2009

photoshop photo effects

You might not be the best photographer, but this doesn’t mean the photos you publish will suck. We’ve previously showcased 41 nicest photo effects tutorials you can adapt, now here’s more. By adding this new 30+ Nicest Photoshop Photo Tutorials to our previous entry, you have over 70 ways to enhance photos taken with digital camera, or even dSLR.

While you are at it, here’s more Photoshop tutorials you might be interested:

Full list after jump.

  1. Using Ink Drops in Your Digital Compositions

    This tutorial demonstrates techniques to creatively work ink drops into your compositions.

  2. Fairy Night Eye

    How to correct the photos’ colors, change the eyes color, work with the layers, applying ready brushes and designs, create your own design and to picture the stars.

  3. Make your image look awesome with a few light effects

  4. Compositing with Adjustment Layers

    Created a dark and mysterious scene with a young girl paused in an eerily calm storm.

  5. Add A Sparkle Trail To A Photo

    How to add a sparkle trail to a photo

  6. Adding Light Streaks To A Photo

    How to add colorful streaks of light to a photo.

  7. Make Perfume Commercial

    How to make your very own fragrance advertisements.

  8. Colorful Picture Style

    Make a strong impression to a picture by using color blend techniques

  9. Electrifying Energy Beams

    Great effect that will bring some energy to your subject.

  10. The little mermaid Photo Effects

    Learn to improve the quality of the picture, create the effect of scales on the human skin, create the model’s make-up, change the color of her hair.

  11. Coldplay / Apple Style Portrait

    How to create a portrait based on the style of the latest Coldplay / Apple Ad featuring “Viva la Vida” from Coldplay

  12. The Making of Mystic

    Nik Ainley walks us through the process of making a spectacular image.

  13. How to make your own vector portraits

  14. Photo Editing / Retouching

    Basic editing tutorial using adobe Photoshop.

  15. Blue glow dreamy portrait

    Make a dreamy portrait by playing with glow and colours.

  16. Fire Lines Tutorial

    How to create creative and stylish fire lines in 10 easy steps.

  17. Creating light motion trails & glowing sparks

    A technique often used in advertising these days, is these glowing lines. They look like light motion trails. If you ever wondered how to create these kind of lines, here is how I do it…

  18. Lighting effects in Photoshop

    Creative lighting can make all the difference to your photos – here’s how to jazz it up a little.

  19. Sin City Photo Effect

    How to get that Sin City look in your image.

  20. Creating a Vector Composite Effect from a Photo

    How to take an image, in this case a woman’s face, and give the appearance that it is entirely composed of vector shapes.

  21. Photo to Pencil Sketch

    Convert photo to pencil sketch effect in Photoshop.

  22. Creating your own Fairytale Scene

  23. Giving a Mafia-Look to a Business Photo

  24. Dirty Grunge Poster

    This tutorial will show you how to change your images into a cool dirty grunge design, which could be used for posters, prints, CD covers, etc.

  25. A Rather Different Photo Collage

  26. Urban-Style Piece of Artwork

    How to create a dirty, urban style image using both well known techniques as well as a few new ones.

  27. The Ocean Girl Photo Effect

    Learn how to create an ocean girl artwork by combining some stocks and blending techniques.

  28. The Guitar Photo Effect

  29. Make photos sparkle

    From fashion shots to portraits, here’s how to add a touch of magic with Photoshop lighting effects.

  30. Good and Evil Photo Effect

    How to take an image and split it into two personalities.

  31. Desaturated ‘Gothic’ Look

    Style Kruella (or anyone) in a vaguely ‘Underworld’ desaturated blue style for that traditional ‘goth’ look.

  32. How to make your Twins (Clones

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40 Cool Abstract and Background Photoshop Tutorials

August 28, 2009

Attractive backgrounds to any graphics, banners or ads are relatively important. Getting the correct theme, whether it’s an abstract art, vector, or texture pattern, it somehow makes the entire artwork looks more interesting.

Some might not have noticed the great roles background images have played. For instance, forumites uses cool design background before messages in their forum signatures; some product graphic advertisements uses light subtle background to help create focus point; your website and desktop need nice backdrops too. Sometimes when I get a little limited by the amount of content I can insert onto an ad design, I’ll paint a light background behind it so the entire creative don’t look so empty.

Here’s 40 really nice abstract and background design Photoshop tutorials you might want to take a look at. It’s probably not about getting the exact effect they’ve got, but to pickup the technique and see how you can advance from there.

Looking for more photoshop tutorials? Here’s what we’ve previously compiled:

Full list after jump.

41 Nicest Photoshop Photo Effects [Photoshop Tutorials]

August 28, 2009

Looking at how powerful Photoshop can be in terms of photo editing, it’s probably not important if you suck at taking photographs or being labeled an amateur photographer. As long as you picked up a couple of Photoshop photo editing skills, it will still impress those who sees it.

So the next time you want to publish some photos online, consider editing them so they look more impressive. Here’s a Compilation of 41 Nicest Photoshop Photo Effects you can take into reference. Full content after jump.

  1. Mental Wave Explosion Effect

    How to create a crazy explosion, like a mix of Magneto’s ability with Peter Petrelli’s power.

  2. Realistic Water Reflection

    How to easily add a realistic water reflection to any photo.

  3. Displacement effects

    How to use a variety of filters and techniques to produce an image in an experimental style.

  4. Make Photos More Suggestive

    Learn how to make the model in this tutorial more suggestive with awesome curves

  5. Halftone Dots and Linear Light

    A very cool linear light halftone dot effect in less than 2 minutes.

  6. Retro Comic Book Effect

    Creating an old comic book effect for your photos.

  7. Add Realistic Rainbow To A Photo

    Easily add a rainbow, even a double rainbow, to a photo.

  8. How To Make Digital Photos Look Like Lomo Photography

    Take a digital photo and make it Lomoified

  9. Creating a Rocking Silhouette

    How to create a silhouette of a person taken from a normal photo, adding colorful light to it as if the light source is located behind this object.

  10. Adding Reflections To Sunglasses

    How to add reflections, or at least, different reflections, to sunglasses.

  11. Age Progression

    Go about aging a woman’s face in Photoshop.

  12. Alien Invasion

  13. Dark Art Picture Style

    How to combine some stocks and Photoshop techniques to make an amazing dark art picture style.

  14. Bringing a Stone Statue to Life

    How to take a stone statue and alter it to look life-like.

  15. Changing Hair Color

  16. Photo Edit Color Effects

  17. Add Another Dimension

    Create stunning effects using glows.

  18. Crack and Peel

  19. Cool Halftone Effect

    How to create halftone patterns and creatively cut up an image of a model holding a boombox.

  20. Creating Energy Spheres

  21. Devil’s Eyes

    How to make eyes look more sinister

  22. Dynamic Lightning

    How to spice up a fairly dull and flat photograph.

  23. Eery-Eye Photo Manipulation

  24. Expressive lighting effects

    How to go about combining several lighting techniques

  25. Fantasy Art

  26. Fiery Photoshop Space Explosion

    Creating a spectacular space scene featuring two planets colliding.

  27. Color Hair Locks

    Getting the hair colored in just few minutes.

  28. Beautiful Lady Effect

  29. How to turn your photo into movie-like effect

  30. Mosaic, Fill A Photo With Photos

    Create a bit of an optical illusion, filling one photo with many smaller photos, or at least, many copies of a couple of smaller photos.

  31. Photoshop Effects: Focus With Light

    How to add focus to an image with light, using Photoshop’s Lighting Effects filter and multiple light sources.

  32. Zombie

    Turning Mandy Moore or anyone into zombie.

  33. Super Slick Dusky Lighting Effects

    Put together a sunset image mixing some vector shapes and dusky lighting effects to produce a slick image that would make a nice album cover for a chillout mix!

  34. Transform a person into an alien

    How to create a very cool looking alien using Adobe Photoshop

  35. Seriously Cool Photoshop Explosion Effect

    How to break apart a body, then add some awesome lighting and glow, and nopattern style, to finish the image off.

  36. Reflective Bubble

  37. How to Make Circle Pixels (Pop-art Style)

  38. Easy Watercolor Painting Effect

    How to easily make a photo look more like a watercolor painting.

  39. Watercolor Effect

  40. Realistic Tattoos

    This tutorial uses a few basic photoshop techniques, masking, color adjustment, liquify and the resize and transformation tools.

  41. Robotic Frog

    How to take a regular frog and opened him up to reveal a mechanical skeleton.

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40 Incredibly Inspirational Retro & Vintage Photoshop Tutorials

August 28, 2009

retro vintage photoshop tutorials

The memories of yesteryears invoke in us a sense of nostalgia as we long for the days gone by when life seems so much simpler. Technology was not as advanced as it is today, and things were changing at a slower pace. Retro and vintage years usually refer to the decades before our present day, up to the last century. Images of the early 1900s to the 1980s comes into mind as we think about the designs of this era. Even though retro and vintage designs, as the names suggest, are technically outdated, many of us still turn to them for inspiration. These designs are still very much appreciated today due to its nostalgic value.

For this very reason, we have combed the web for a number of Photoshop tutorials on retro and vintage designs. Enjoy the list and be inspired!

Old Fantasy Map
via Vile Works

Abstract Retro-Pop Wallpaper
via Tutorial 9

Realistic Burnt Parchment

3D Retro Strip
via Photoshop Tutor

Creating the New Retro
via Computer Arts

Awesome Retro Collage
via 10 Steps

Retro Pop Art

Retro Photo with Background
via Denis Designs

Retro Grunge Poster
via Photoshop Tutorials

Wicked-Worn Vintage Pop Art Design
via Psdtuts+

Stunning Old-World Look

Space-Helmeted Future Retro Illustration

Old-Collage Effect Poster

Stylish Retro Text Effect

Mix Cool Retro Curves Into Photographs

Retro Boxing Poster

60’s Psychedelic Style Concert Poster

Rockin’ 80’s Party Poster

Vintage Car Poster
via PSD Vault

Old-Style Safari Map
via PSD Fan

Retro Comic Book Effect
via Photoshop Roadmap

Gigposter Design
via GoMediaZine

Old School Type – Line Gradients

Retro Cosmic Design
via Fudge Graphics

Planet Terror Style Poster
via Outlaw Design Blog

Vintage Magazine Ad

Vintage Effect for Photos
via Alfoart

Photo Transfer Edge Effect
via PShero

Old World Wax Seal

Old Paper

Old Envelope

WWII Airplane

Retro Logo with Soft Grunge Background
via PV.M Garage

Retro Lighting – Ford Mustang
via Adobe Tutorialz

Dreamy Vintage
via Blueprint Media Design

1950s-Style Movie Poster
via Spoonfed Design

Sweet Old School Album Cover
via Fortyseven Media

Turn A New Photo Into An Old Photo
via Photoshop Essentials

Curvy Cross Processing
via Layers Magazine

Vintage Polaroid Effect
via MyInkBlog

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