Everyone likes photo effects, especially those that are easy to create and can transform your ordinary shots into stunning artworks. Photo effects will never go out of style. Adobe Photoshop is a superb tool to edit your pictures, so go on and make the best of it. If you’re looking for cool Photoshop guides to follow, this showcase was made especially for you.
There are 80 stunning Photoshop photo effect tutorials below ranging from tricks to give your photo the hipster or Instagram filter look, or the tilt-shift (miniature) look, from reducing wrinkles to giving porcelain skin to your subjects. Best of all, all of them are extremely easy and quick. Feel free to choose the guide you like the most and follow it in order to create your own masterpiece!
- Portrait enhancements
- Photo manipulation
- Light and smoke effects
- Photo enhancements
- Face and eyes effects
- Retro & vintage effects
How to easily add a realistic water reflection to any photo.
How to add a sparkle trail to a photo
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.
Basic editing tutorial using adobe Photoshop.
This tutorial will tell you how to digitally simulate a shadow depth of field with Photoshop.
In this Photoshop tutorial you’ll learn to retouch an image from start to finish, using a technique that lets you process not only certain image area, but even different detail levels.
Use black and white processing tricks to enhance your color photos.
In this guide you’ll find a proper explanation on how to retouch your photo.
This guide will teach you to create a summer flyer design combining a few elements into one image.
Use the Color Sampler tool and Curves layers to harmonize two different images together.
Learn how to add Color lookup and Oil painting effects from filter section in Photoshop CS6.
This tutorial will walk you through an easy process of adding cool effects to your personal photos.
In this lesson you’ll learn how to smooth hair on the picture.
Create a stunning porcelain skin effect following this Photoshop guide.
The easiest way to create a smashing retro vintage effect in Photoshop.
This tutorial covers a simple Photoshop process for creating a local contrast effect in order to achieve a pseudo-HDR look.
Sometimes your camera does not allow you to shoot quality pictures at night hours, so use Photoshop to turn day into night.
In this tutorial you’ll see a nondestructive process for color editing and image retouching.
Retouch a photo to create an amazing cinematic movie effect with this Photoshop manual.
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to sharpen your picture using a high-quality frequency separation method.
A cool tutorial to create an awesome collage artwork.
How to create a very cool looking alien using Adobe Photoshop
Light & Smoke Effects
Easily add a rainbow, even a double rainbow, to a photo.
How to add colorful streaks of light to a photo.
Creative lighting can make all the difference to your photos. Here’s how to jazz it up a little.
From fashion shots to portraits, here’s how to add a touch of magic with Photoshop lighting effects.
In this detailed Photoshop tutorial you’ll get to know how to mix images and to add specific effects to create a smashing artwork.
How to easily make a photo look more like a watercolor painting.
This tutorial will tell you how to achieve a high dynamic range (HDR) version of the image using Photoshop.
In this tutorial you’ll learn to combine a few photos to achieve a realistic scene of the locomotive passing through a desert landscape.
A brief tutorial on how to improve your color image using black and white.
This cool video tutorial will walk you through the process of adding amazing light lomo effect to your image to make it look ‘Hipster’.
Add a professional retro style look to your image using color layers in Photoshop CS6.
Create a cool wallpaper for your desktop in Photoshop following this guide.
Learn how to create a realistic heat haze effect in Photoshop for landscape photography.
This workflow will walk you through the process of recreating an atmosphere of a vintage film.
An easy and quick guide to add a Nashville effect from Instagram app to your photos.
Learn to apply a cool color effect to your personal shots with this Photoshop tutorial.
From this video tutorial you’ll get to know how to create a Nashville Instagram effect that can be used for various images.
In this quick and easy tutorial you’ll learn to add light leak and lomo effect to your favourite pictures.
Create an old Polaroid effect in Photoshop following this video tutorial.
Face & Eyes Effects
A very cool linear light halftone dot effect in less than 2 minutes.
How to add reflections, or at least, different reflections, to sunglasses.
This video tutorial shows you step by step how to make someone, or yourself looks older.
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.
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.
Retro & Vintage Effects
Take a digital photo and make it Lomoified
How to create a dirty, urban style image using both well known techniques as well as a few new ones.
Create Instagram Earlybird filter following this easy Photoshop tutorial.
Use layer masks, adjustments, and a few blending and painting techniques to create a stunning artwork.
In this tutorial a method of distorting typography and working with mixed media to bring a unique look to an image is described.
Follow this simple Photoshop guide to give your images a dark lomo style effect with blue tones and high contrast.
In this tutorial you’ll get to know how to incorporate the elements into one image and get a stunning dreamy poster, inspired by spring.
How to take a regular frog and opened him up to reveal a mechanical skeleton.
Convert photo to pencil sketch effect in Photoshop.
Use watercolor brushes with Photoshop to create a smashing artwork.