Photoshop is an essential tool in any designer’s toolbox but mastering the skills in Photoshop requires great dedication and commitment. The best way to learn and explore the power of Photoshop is through its readily available tutorials. One can learn everything from retouching photos to creating complete web layouts or original artwork through the available tutorials.

Today we are showcasing 50 truly useful Photoshop tutorials that teach you everything from manipulating photos to creating icons and from digital painting to creating text effects. Hope you Enjoy!

Character Design for the Boomrock Saints

In this tutorial we will demonstrate how to use Photoshop and Illustrator to create character designs for the Boomrock Saints. Let’s get started!

Create a Surreal Upside Down Mountain Painting

In this tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a surreal upside down mountain illustration using digital painting techniques in Photoshop.

How to Create Cityscape Concept Art

In this tutorial, artist will teach you how to easily create a successful piece of cityscape concept art. We’ll be using a very basic 3D scene as a foundation for the piece, then taking it into Photoshop for some creative photo manipulation of reference photos, basic painting and adjustments.

Create a Surreal Out of Bounds Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial we will combine several images of water, animals, and people to create a surreal out of bounds photo manipulation in Photoshop. Let’s get started!

How to Render a Professional Audi R8

Learn how to create this beautiful Audi R8 drawing in Photoshop. You’ll learn how to outline, color, shade, and create textures to create this car.

How to Render a Professional Audi R8 in Photoshop

Create this “City to Country” Photo Manipulation

This tutorial will show you how to create a beautiful “city to country” composition using several images. You’ll accomplish this by combining & blending images, and also creating a few lighting/color effects.

Create this “City to Country” Photo Manipulation with Photoshop

Trap Your Friends in a Jar

In this tutorial we will learn how to take photos of your friends and place them into jars. This tutorial is a lot of fun and is something that you can do with practically any digital camera and Photoshop. Let’s get started!

Trap Your Friends in a Jar Using Photoshop

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

How to Apply Textures to Uneven Surfaces

How to Create a Photo Manipulation of a Flooded City Scene

In this tutorial, we will learn how to manipulate a simple photo into a flooding torrent of a scene. We’ll use some relatively simple techniques to give this image a semi-realistic, stylized feel. Let’s get started!

How to Create a Photo Manipulation of a Flooded City Scene

Create a Surreal Natural Landscape Scene

In this tutorial, artist will show you the steps he took to Create a Surreal Natural Landscape Scene in Photoshop. This is an intermediate tutorial so some steps can be tricky, but why not have a try

Create a Surreal Natural Landscape Scene in Photoshop

Creating an Expressive Painting Using a Freestyle Method

In this tutorial artist will share his process for what he call Freestyle Expressive Painting in Photoshop. His goal is not too teach any new mind blowing techniques here, but to explore his process for creating a piece of art through a rough idea or loose concept.

Creating an Expressive Painting Using a Freestyle Method in Photoshop

Creating an iOS Device Connector

If you own any iOS devices, you’ll be all too familiar with the dock connector. It sits there, on your desk, only letting Apple products use it. But have you ever stopped and looked at its beauty? Despite being a simply cable, Apple has added some nice curves and a design which makes it ideal for a bit of Photoshop illustration. Read on to see how to make this pixel-perfect design from scratch (and with a little help from some WeGraphics resources).

Creating an iOS Device Connector in Photoshop

Design a futuristic 2011 wallpaper

In this tutorial we will create together a futuristic type treatment in 16 easy-to-follow steps. We will deal in particular with layer masks and light effects. Also I will show you the power of layer styles and how they can be used to realize awesome text effects.

Design a futuristic 2011 wallpaper

How To Draw a Vintage Polaroid Camera Icon

In this tutorial, we will create a Polaroid camera icon. We will use lots of layer styles and draw manually with the brush tool to achieve a realistic appearance. Let’s get started!

How To Draw a Vintage Polaroid Camera Icon

Create an Open Book Icon

Most people don’t realize how much time and effort goes into creating something like an icon. Icons can take many hours to complete and the techniques used can take a long time to perfect. In this tutorial we will demonstrate how to create an open book icon in Photoshop.

Create an Open Book Icon In Photoshop

Draw a Roll of Camera Film

In this tutorial we will learn how to create a roll of camera film using Photoshop.

Draw a Roll of Camera Film in Photoshop

Create An Underwater Typography Scene

In this Design Tutorial we are going to be creating a custom typography piece. We will be using custom brushes, light effects, and more to achieve the end result. The techniques we will cover can be applied to any type.

Create An Underwater Typography Scene

Create a Diana Mini LOMO Camera Icon

Learn how to create a LOMO camera icon with this detailed Photoshop tutorial. This tutorial covers many drawing techniques such as creating a leather texture, adding reflection to glass, shading, and more.

Create a Diana Mini LOMO Camera Icon in Photoshop

The Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland

In this tutorial we will learn how to create a new character from Alice in Wonderland.

The Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland Photoshop Tutorial

How to Create a Medieval Movie Poster

In this tutorial artist will show you how to create a 3D grunge metal movie poster title in Adobe Photoshop CS5 by using the Repousse tool.

How to Create a Medieval Movie Poster in Photoshop

How to Create an Inspiring Light Bulb Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial artist will show you an easy and quick way on how to blend glass and apply lighting effects and color adjustments to get the exact picture you want.

How to Create an Inspiring Light Bulb Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Create an Explosive Flaming Poker Card

In this tutorial artist will show you how to create your own custom poker card from scratch by using the wide variety of shapes that come with Photoshop.

Create an Explosive Flaming Poker Card in Photoshop

Create a Mysterious Fashion Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to use different custom brushes to create stormy weather, save your masks to save your time, work with different adjustment layers, and make adjustments only on small parts of the image to achieve the exact result you want. Let’s get started!

Create a Mysterious Fashion Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Create a Paint Brush

Creating still-life objects in Photoshop is often great practice for learning how to create other objects. In this tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a realistic-looking paint brush using layer styles, clipping masks, and the not-so-commonly-used blend if sliders. Let’s get started!

Create a Paint Brush in Photoshop

Create a Fictional Arctic Snow Frog

Photoshop is a great tool to create scenarios that can’t or don’t exist in real life. In today’s tutorial, we will combine several stock images and effects to create a fictional arctic snow frog in Photoshop. As you can see, some of his unfortunate friends are frozen into the ice behind him and his meal is frozen just out of reach. Let’s get started!

Create a Fictional Arctic Snow Frog in Photoshop

Create a Stylized Valentines Poster

In this tutorial artist will show you how to create a Stylized Valentines Poster

Create a Stylized Valentines Poster

Painting “The Nightmare”

Learn how Hatice Bayramoglu created this beautiful painting in Photoshop. She will show you her process from sketching to shading using her own technique.

Painting “The Nightmare” in Photoshop

Create Awesome Abstract Nebula Circle Shape

In this tutorial, artist will show the steps I took to create this Create Awesome Abstract Nebula Circle Shape in Photoshop. This is an intermediate level tutorial so some steps can be a little tricky for beginners, but why not have a try!

Create Awesome Abstract Nebula Circle Shape in Photoshop

How to Create a Flaming Manipulation

Learn how to create this photo manipulation of a flying man similar to Iron Man. This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to apply cinematic lighting effects and manipulate fire to create this composite.

How to Create a Flaming Manipulation in Photoshop

How to Make Amazing Outer Space

This tutorial will teach you how to create a image of outer space. In this part you will create the galaxy and the nebula.

How to Make Amazing Outer Space

Create a Realistic MacBook Air

In this graphic design tutorial, artist is going to show you how to draw a realistic Apple MacBook Air. We will be using layer styles to make beautiful surfaces and manual tweaking techniques with the help of the Pen Tool, Convert Point Tool, Free Transform, Brush Tool, etc. to get the details just right.

Create a Realistic MacBook Air in Photoshop

Skating in clouds. Magic scene

In this tutorial we will learn how to create skating in clouds in photoshop.

Skating in clouds. Magic scene

Create a Wild Western “Wanted” Poster

In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a Wild West (also known as Old West) “Wanted” poster using some awesome Photoshop techniques. You will learn how to roughen and burn edges, how to create realistic nail heads (for pinning up the poster), how to mix different textures to reproduce aged paper and more. If you’re ready, let’s start!

Create a Wild Western “Wanted” Poster in Photoshop

How to Draw a Classic Electric Guitar

In this mostly-Photoshop tutorial, artist is going to show you how to draw an electric guitar in Photoshop (with a bit of help from Illustrator). You will learn how to draw perfect highlights and shadows manually using the Brush Tool and the Stroke command.

How to Draw a Classic Electric Guitar in Photoshop

Banana style text effect

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a beautiful banana style text effect.

Banana style text effect

Create a Vibrant Space-themed Poster

In this graphic design tutorial, we are going to be making a dynamic digital creation using a combination of stock photos, textures and brushes. We will also incorporate blend mode techniques, coloring effects, and some cool light effects as well. If you are ready to get started, then grab some coffee (or your favorite caffeinated drink) and let’s get to it!

Create a Vibrant Space-themed Poster in Photoshop

Create a Realistic Vintage Ticket Stub

In this Photoshop graphic design tutorial, artist will show you how to create a ticket stub for the imaginary Design Instruct Graphic Design World’s Fair, which was held in New York City in 1949. We will use fundamental Photoshop tools and techniques in the process of creating the ticket — brushes, using textures, the Burn Tool and the nifty Gradient Map adjustment layer, just to name a few.

Create a Realistic Vintage Ticket Stub in Photoshop

Honey leaking effect on the delicious pancake

In this tutorial we will learn how to create Honey leaking effect on the delicious pancake.

Honey leaking effect on the delicious pancake

Luxury retro car poster with paint splashing effect

In this tutorial we will learn how to create luxury retro car poster with paint splashing effect.

Luxury retro car poster with paint splashing effect

Create a Surreal Ancient Egypt Scene

In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, we will be making a design that has an ancient feel to it. We will be using various stock photos and blending them together to create one cohesive scene. You will learn how to apply textures, create a gold text effect, add interesting design elements like golden globes and palm trees, use adjustment layers to manipulate colors, and a few more additional tricks along the way. What we will end up with can be used as a desktop wallpaper.

Create a Surreal Ancient Egypt Scene in Photoshop

Create a Spherical 3D Puzzle

In this tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a nice spherical 3D puzzle using Photoshop CS5 Extended’s 3D tools. Let’s get started!

Create a Spherical 3D Puzzle With Photoshop

Create a Scenic Castle Hallway

In this tutorial, we will combine stock photography and some basic digital painting techniques to create a scenic castle hallway in Photoshop. Let’s get started!

Create a Scenic Castle Hallway in Photoshop

Create a Vibrant Conceptual Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial we will create a unique digital art piece that easily can be used for high-quality printing purposes. There is water, balloons, fish, vegetation, a gloomy passage and a fashion nerd — this can not be nothing but awesome together!

Create a Vibrant Conceptual Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Create Dramatic Meteor and Burning City Effect

In this tutorial, artist will show the methods he use to create a Dramatic Meteor and Burning City Effect in Photoshop. This is an intermediate level tutorial so some steps can be a little tricky for beginners, but why not have a try!

Create Dramatic Meteor and Burning City Effect in Photoshop

Creating a Fantasy World

We often dream of living in a fantasy land. Creating such a fantasy in Photoshop is really great fun. In this tutorial we will be creating an imaginary world where we will be covering interesting topics such as the use of two point prospective, utilizing references for a better result, new and advanced tools of Photoshop CS5, and a few additional tips for image manipulation.

Creating a Fantasy World

Create an Alien Invasion Photo Manipulation

Creating a destruction scene is a very challenging part in any manipulation because it involves a lot of attention in details, perspective and proper use of images to achieve the best result. In this tutorial artist will explain you how to create a destroying city manipulation by using some basic techniques like color correction, masking and brushes.

Create an Alien Invasion Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Create Unique 3D Typography

In this tutorial we will learn how to create unique 3D typography.

Create Unique 3D Typography

Learn To Create A Camera Lens

In this tutorial we will learn how to create a Camera Lens In Photoshop.

Learn To Create A Camera Lens In Photoshop

Design a Realistic Frosty Text Effect with Moss/Lichen Texture

In this tutorial we will learn how to create a Realistic Frosty Text Effect with Moss/Lichen Texture in Photoshop.

Design a Realistic Frosty Text Effect with Moss/Lichen Texture in Photoshop

Create Antique Look of Your Photograph

In this tutorial artist will show you how to create an antique look of a photograph through Photoshop tutorial. This simple tutorial is an alternative method for making a photograph look aged. It is suitable for Photoshop beginners.

Create Antique Look of Your Photograph

Photo Manipulate a Falling Angel

In this tutorial artist will show you how to create a Photo Manipulate a Falling Angel.

Photo Manipulate a Falling Angel