Top 10 Best Photoshop Tutorials This Week 020

Top 10 Best Photoshop Tutorials This Week 020

Get inspired when you browse TutorialStorage’s Top 10 selection of Best Photoshop Tutorials. We present an amazing collection of high quality and well documented photoshop tutorials from great artists all around the world.
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1.Learn the best ways to create 3D type in Photoshop CS6 Extended

Currently, there are two main ways to create 3D typographic illustrations with extruded letters, textures and lighting. You can use Photoshop CS6 Extended – or soon, Photoshop CC – to easily create a relatively accurate rendering that’s great if you want a non-photorealistic look for graphics, logos and the like. If, however, you want a realistic render with accurate lighting, it’s time to move over to a 3D suite such as Cinema 4D. This is the easiest to learn and use if you’re used to Adobe’s toolset.

Here, Hawaiian illustrator Christopher Vinca takes you through two different renderings of the same type, created in Illustrator using Photoshop and Cinema 4D. He details the differences between the processes and the results that can be achieved.

In the first half of the tutorial, you will use the basic 3D tools in Photoshop Extended to create 3D type. You will then use photographs to texture the surface to add depth and details in a way that’s much faster than applying them to the 3D shapes before rendering.

In the second part, Christopher will teach you how to get photorealistic renders in Cinema 4D. You’ll learn how to use the free CV-ArtSmart plugin, set up lights and make a studio for your text. You’ll also create materials to make a convincing 3D object.

If you’re new to Cinema 4D but an old hand at Photoshop, this is an excellent first tutorial for the 3D suite, as you’ll be following a process in an application you know well, rather than in the one you want to learn.

Learn the best ways to create 3D type

2.Create a Devastating Tidal Wave in Photoshop using Photoshop CS5

Matte painting is a technique that filmmakers use to create backgrounds for scenes that can’t or don’t exist in real life. In the early days, matte paintings were actually painted onto glass. Today, modern filmmakers use digital applications such as Photoshop to produce the backdrops that they need. We have published many matte painting tutorials on this site meant for intermediate and advanced users. This tutorial is part of a series of tutorials that we will be publishing on this meant for those of you who may be relatively new to Photoshop or matte painting in general.
In today’s tutorial, Matte Painting 101: Create a Devastating Tidal Wave in Photoshop we will give New York City a break and will destroy London with a devastating tidal wave. Let’s get started!

Tower Bridge of London

3.Create beautiful lighting effects in Photoshop CS5 or later

In this tutorial, Toronto-based Murilo Maciel will reveal how he used Photoshop to create a fashion illustration with lighting effects, based around themes of beauty and light.

He describes this artwork – and the techniques behind it – as a more contemporary version of the first piece he ever created for us, back in 2007 (read it at here).

Murilo will detail the essential skills behind a modern fashion illustration – such as the subtle use of Photoshop’s retouch tool – and also show some lighting techniques that will give an extra sparkle to your artwork. Finally, he’ll demonstrate how adjustment layers can help you to quickly change the overall mood.

In the project files, you’ll find some 3D shapes that Murilo has created for this piece – though you can create your own. The core photography in this tutorial is from Shutterstock and can be downloaded from, and – but the techniques can be applied to any well-lit model shot, and Murilo believes you’ll learn more when adapting what’s detailed here to your own photography and style of work. “Use the techniques to create something new, adapt them, mix them up,” he explains. “Use new things you have learned before.”

Create beautiful lighting effects

4.The Process of Creating the “Ascending Spirit” Digital Art in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the process of I used to create this ”Ascending Spirit” Photo Manipulation in Photoshop. Along the way, you will practice a number of photo manipulation techniques such as image adjustment, layer blending, texturing, as well as some brush painting skills.
This is an intermediate level tutorial so some steps can be tricky, but why not have a try!


5.Create a Realistic Underwater Scene in Photoshop

Create a Realistic Underwater Scene in Photoshop

6.Create polygon graphics

The popularity of isometric shapes in digital art can be explained in many ways. This blocky style is retro, it’s shiny and there’s a lot of play involved when creating.

There are plenty of great examples online to get inspired by – and the works of our artist Ryan Barber (, for example.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to work from a model photo, combining both Photoshop and Illustrator to create exciting shape styles.

We’ll begin by using Illustrator’s Pen tool, and show you how to trace a grid of carefully mapped triangles on top of a photo.

A more interesting isometric illustration will have a map of triangles that’s not evenly distributed. Therefore, we will be adding and subtracting anchor points, and using the Direct Selection tool to adjust triangle corners, in order to distribute our shapes.

We’ll be using the Eyedropper tool, gradients and swatches too, showing how these are all used to fill and affect colour. After the initial vector drawing is complete, we’ll then take our design into Photoshop.

Here we’ll explore how to make overall colour changes to our rendered design, using Gradient Overlay, Levels and other colour adjustments to achieve a fantastic final image.

Create polygon graphics

7.Create a Horror Movie-Themed Photo Composition in Photoshop CS6

Creating a horror movie-themed photo composition in Photoshop can be a lot of fun. Choosing the right photos is an important step in the process, but it is also important to blend those photos together in a realistic and believable way. In this tutorial we will show you how to do this using the appropriate light balance, use of midtones, depth of field, blending, and more. Let’s get started!

Create a Horror Movie-Themed Photo Composition in Photoshop

8.Create This Striking Fairy Tale Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Learn how to composite landscapes like the ones you see in Middle Earth (Lord of the Rings), add dramatic lighting effects, and more with this Photoshop tutorial. This tutorial will show you techniques such as creating a breathtaking landscape from multiple photos, adding dramatic rays of light, and using foreground/middleground/background to create an interesting scene.

Create This Striking Fairy Tale Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

9.Create Facial Photo Manipulation Surrounded by Electrified Orbs in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the process of creating this Create Facial Photo Manipulation Surrounded by Electrified Orbs in Photoshop. I will show some interesting methods to rendering the electrified orbs by utilizing lightning textures and various Photoshop tools.
We will go through manipulation techniques such as clipping mask, layer mask, layer blending modes and image adjustment layers.
This is an intermediate level tutorial so some steps can be tricky, but why not have a try!


10.Create a Summer Inspired 3D Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a summer inspired 3D text effect. In the process, you will learn how to use Photoshop’s 3D features to create the basic text shape and then combine it with various images in order to achieve a desired result. Let’s get started!

Create a Summer Inspired 3D Text Effect in Photoshop


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