It’s time to present you a Top 10 selection of Best Photoshop Tutorials. If you want to share with us your photoshop or illustrator tutorial, your work, design or photography send us a mail or via Twitter using #tutorialstorage in the end of the tweet.
1. PAINT A MULTILAYERED SURREAL PORTRAIT
The stunning work that forms the basis for this tutorial was created by Rob Shields for a new exhibition called Episodes, put together by Designers Against Child Slavery. It features works that each capture one of three phases, titled Coercion, Enslavement and Restoration, in the life of a sex-trafficking victim.
Here Rob takes us through how he composited The Rose, his contribution to the Restoration phase, using a mixture of photographic and painted elements. He also explains how you can achieve more organic portraiture when you’re working digitally.
The tutorial covers digital painting techniques and gives some advice on colour and composition, as well as different effects that will help to integrate your physical work into the digital world. To work through it you will need a graphics tablet as well as pencil and paper – but don’t worry if drawing isn’t one of your stronger skills. The drawing needed in this kind of project is pretty simple and achieving realism is not a priority.
Time to complete
At least 10 hours
Based in Philadelphia, self-taught digital artist Rob Shields pursues a wide variety of commercial and self-initiated projects. To see his latest selected works and find out where his images are currently on display, visit his online portfolio.
2. Stylish Surreal Portrait
Program: Photoshop Cs3
Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour +
- Woman Stock Image
- Japanese Flowers Brushes by Melemel
- Victorian Floral Brushes by MouritsaDA-Stock
- Eyelashes Brushes by Obsidiandawn
- Splatters Brushes by Go Media
- Beautiful Flowers Brushes by Coolwing
- Colored Paper Texture by Lost and Taken
- Watercolor Splatters Brushes by Denny Tang
- Watercolor Texture by cgarofani
- Trees Brushes by Falln-stock
- Fairy Silhouette Brushes by joannastar
- Fairy Brushes by lenawargo
- Butterflies Brushes by mouritsada
- Super Crazy Splatter Brushes by Whirlwindzor
3. Apply Liquid Effects to Sports Photography
Program: Photoshop/Illustrator CS5
Estimated Completion Time: 3h +
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5. Make a Vivid Flaming Skull Conceptual Composition
In this Photoshop tutorial, I’ll show you how to combine stock images and typography into a beautiful conceptual composition. The aim is to explain the creative process and motivations behind design decisions made while creating a digital art piece. Also, I’ll try to drive you through powerful Photoshop tools and commands that allow you to control color balance and image vividness.
Sebastiano Guerriero is a 23-year-old Italian Graphic Designer who’s spent the last two years studying graphics by himself. He’s the author of WeGraphics, a blog that publishes graphic design tutorials, articles about Graphic Design, and graphic design freebies.
6. Dark Knight Rises Poster in Photoshop
7. Learn To Create A Camera Lens In Photoshop
8. Photo Manipulate a Surreal Sky Station Scene
In this tutorial I will show you how to create a surreal photo manipulation called “The Sky Station”. We’ll go through different techniques of manipulating, retouching, masking, using brush, coloring and much more.
9. Creating a Typographic Wallpaper
After writing my previous tutorial here about Creating a Zune in Photoshop, several viewers asked if I’d share how I created the wallpaper graphic. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to make something similar, and it’s quite easy!
10. Easy Digital Painting in Photoshop
This tutorial will walk you through the simple steps used to turn a regular photograph into an interesting digital painting illustration, using Photoshop’s Filter Gallery and the Smudge Tool. Depending on the photograph you choose, it shouldn’t take you more than a couple of hours to complete.
My name is Nathan Barry and I’m currently a freelance Web Designer/Coder, after spending nearly 10 years building websites for the BBC. I also write for Wired’s GeekDad blog and I’m a keen photographer and full-time Dad. You can follow me on twitter @GeekDadNath if you like.