We see a lot of Photoshop tutorials on the net, but most of what we come across are tutorials written in a step-by-step manner. In most cases, the instructions are clear-cut and easy to follow, but few would argue against an even more effective kind of tutorial: Video tutorials.
With the emergence of video sharing websites such as Youtube and Metacafe over the recent years, we see an ever-increasing number of user-generated videos from all over the net. Some of these videos came from avid Photoshop fans sharing their tips, while others originates from websites dedicated to Photoshop techniques sharing their video tutorials on a regular basis. These videos give the most direct demonstration of how to achieve certain image effects via Adobe Photoshop. With such boundless video resources on Photoshop tips and tricks, it will be quite a waste not to utilize them to sharpen our Photoshop skills. It is for this reason we combed the internet to find some of the most intriguing Photoshop manipulation techniques captured on video. Here are 50 plus video tutorials to inspire you.
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1. Tutsplus (PSDTuts)
How to Digitally Illustrate a Camera with Light Streaks
Create a digital illustration of a digital camera using light streaks.
High Flying Snowboard Illustration
Using wavy lines that suggest motion and paint splatters for snow to illustrate high flying snowboard.
How to Create a Dark Surreal Illustration in Photoshop
Create a dark surreal illustration using a few techniques and a handful of images. Also, apply stylish color settings and give the illustration that extra polish it needs to give it that finished look.
How to Create a Richly Ornate Typographic Illustration
Create an ornate typographic illustration using the Ayosmonika typeface.
How to Turn Humdrum Photos into Cinematic Portraits
Adding drama or a cinematic quality to a regular, humdrum portrait, along with a little bit of faking HDR.
How to Apply Textures to Uneven Surfaces
Applying texture to a flat surface, or flatly applying a texture across a whole image is simple stuff. Here, we realistically apply a texture to an uneven surface, which is much more hands-on.
How to Create Super-Malleable Effects with Colorful Lines
Colorful lines are one of the most malleable effects you can easily create in Photoshop. Create these fantastic colorful effects using only Photoshop and compose illustration with these effects.
How to Create a Fantasy Photo Manipulation
Work with a few images and create a really interesting photo manipulation to create a fantasy world.
Create an Out of Bounds Fantasy Illustration
This takes you through the process of creating a fantasy scene, make water pour out of a painting, make some sort of a absorption effect and end up with a really nice looking color for the surreal illustration.
Create a Feathered Crow Illustration
Create this crow illustration using just a few tools and resources.
Creating a Touching Story Scene in Photoshop
Create a story scene using photo manipulation and a lot of color adjustments.
2. Planet Photoshop
Gritty Photo Effect
Give a gritty and dramatic feel to your photos.
The Davinci Design
Create this eye-catching effect using just a single layer style and applying it to all the different elements of your design. This tutorial touches on alpha channels, blur filters, and layer styles.
Folds and Creases
Adding folds and creases to an age old map.
Light Through Window
Create an effect that will give a room the appearance of rays of light coming through the windows.
Make a graphic appear as though it has the texture of a brick wall.
Using custom brushes and the smudge tool to create an interesting motion blur effect.
Learn how to make these smoky stage lights by creating a gradient selection in quick mask mode and applying some filters and layer styles.
The Vanishing Point filter is a very powerful feature in Photoshop CS3, especially once you know a couple tricks for drawing grids, and then placing and blending images to them.
Graphic on Mug
Applying illustrated artwork to a photo realistically.
Create a realistic-looking coin effect using the channels palette and the lighting effects filter.
Got a Light?
Create a realistic effect of a burning cigar.
Here a quick way to achieve a convincing reflection on a vehicle at a 3/4 view.
How to simulate the look of water drops on your photo.
Create a new & unique planet from scratch.
Sci-Fi Text Effect
Make a pretty Sci-Fi text effect using smudge tool and its finger painting feature.
Give Your Photo an Antique Look
Convert your current photos into antique-looking ones.
Beads of Sweat Effect
Creating a beaded sweat effect.
Stylized Comic Book Effect
Using this effect, you can transform anyone into a comic book character with a halftone, saturated look.
Need for Speed
Adding motion to static objects.
3. Tutorial Champ
Creating Stunningly Realistic Planets
Create amazingly realistic planets with stunning textures and colors, all from scratch.
Isolate One Color
Emphasize a certain color and make it stand out by completely isolating it. In this case, leave one color while converting the rest of the picture in to greyscale.
4. Youtube, Metacafe and Vimeo
Create Liquid Metal Chrome Mercury Blobs Using Adobe Photoshop
How to create liquid metal chrome blobs like in the Terminator movies.
Old Burnt Treasure Map Effect
Create a old burnt treasure map effect.
Human to Statue
Convert your normal pictures of people into photos of statues.
Create an awesome exploding planet effect.
Learn how to soften skin tones and gives models a much smoother skin in your digital images.
Sin City Style
Get the Sin City comic art style in your images.
Easy way to make starry eyes in photoshop.
Create a glass ball apply it onto your images.
Make some cool background behind a graffiti.
Vanishing Objects with Clone Tool
Vanishing objects with clone tool in a few simple steps.
Create big fiery explosions in your images in a quick and simple manner.
Create a Glass Sphere or Gel Button
Make a glass Photoshop button set into a metallic base using three flat shape layers with layer styles applied.
Toning & Burning
Use and create custom Gradient Maps and burning to render a more dramatic image.
Photo Manipulation: Mix Two Creatures Into One
Mixing two creatures into one through photo manipulation.
Easily create a very customizable digital abstract smoke.
Create a crumbled stain cloth look from scratch.
Make someone look younger!
Creating stunning eyes using various tools.
Create an iPhone
Produce an image of the popular iPhone using Photoshop tools.
A quick example on how to create fairy dust for your photos.
Cool Dark Night
Create a cool night background for the Taj Mahal.
Blend two objects together seamlessly. In this case, a mouth is added to an apple.
Mystical Moonlight Effect Photoshop Tutorial
Effectively turn a day time image to a night time one and create a mystical moonlight effect.