In the art of designing, knowledge on photo manipulation and its corresponding technique is a major edge among other designers… Why? Because it gives you the advantage of creating world-class designs from a simple photo or image. By the simple act of manipulating an image, numerous possibilities such as styles, images and designs are opened for you to explore and influence.
Photo manipulation is the art of photo editing. It is another name of passion and creativity. Photo manipulation is not a cup of tea for the beginners. But it’s a passion for many designers out here including me. One should have lots of patience and creativity to turn a simple photo into an amazing visual art.
Some applications that exist in Photoshop is capable of producing various kinds of image effects, photo manipulation, image abstract design, 3D, and several other design features with a very satisfactory quality. There are many tutorials that help beginners to complete their passion. Here we have collected a bunch full of tutorials that will help you in learning the art of photo manipulation. Most of the tutorials are fresh while some are repeated.
If you think editing your photos to make them look stunning is difficult thing, then you must check out this post of 85+ Photo Manipulation tutorials. You can learn some amazing technique from these tutorials that you can apply next time you want to manipulate your photos.
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Converting a photo into a painting takes more than just using Photoshop’s default tools. You need a variety of filters, brushes and design techniques to actually make it look realistic. Fortunately, it’s still an easy process, especially since we’ve spelled it all out for you in this tutorial.
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.
In today’s tutorial, we will demonstrate how to create a Greek sculpture using several stock images.
Today I’m going to teach you how to create some truly awesome lighting effects.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn the essential process of achieving brilliant lighting effects in Photoshop. Using default brushes, blending options and a few stock images, you’ll learn step by step a variety of techniques that you can use in your own digital artworks to achieve professional results.
In this tutorial I will give you an example of how to create a movie teaser poster. It will show you how to draw a mask for your character using the pen tool , blend modes and textures.
Photoshop brushes are tools often underestimated. Download the set, load it and click over your canvas: this is the typical use of them.
In this tutorial, we are going to create a colorful scene inspired by breakdancing and the urban lifestyle. We will be using some Photoshop brushes, photo-blending techniques, and advanced lighting techniques to achieve the final result.
In this tutorial we will combine several images of water, animals, and people to create a surreal out of bounds photo manipulation in Photoshop.
In this tutorial we will learn how to create some cool effects, really easy and simple to do it. We will create an Magic Crystal Ball on the hands.
Create this amazing broken egg illustration in Photoshop. This in-depth tutorial contains 50 steps to show you how to use shapes, gradients, selections, and more to create this artwork.
this tutorial, you will learn how to blend different images to make a dark atmospheric background, modify the dress of the model, apply makeup, paint hair, blend different objects in the background, and more – all to create a moody illustration.
In this fantasy photomanipulation tutorial, you’ll learn how to start with just a few stock images and quickly build up an incredible story-based artwork.
In this tutorial, author Valentin Petroff explains the creative process behind “”Summoning the Life” Digital Art in Photoshop.
In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll see how to manipulate a single stock image in Photoshop to create a dance illustration.
In this tutorial I will be showing you how to take any drawing and turn it into a mixed media masterpiece using Photoshop. We will be combining some digital painting techniques with textures and light effects to achieve the desired result.
In this graphic design tutorial, we’ll cover the essential advertising workflow. By following along with this Photoshop ad tutorial, you’ll see how to take just a simple stock image and build a pixel perfect artwork around it, while also communicating valuable information about the brand to viewers.
In this tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a politically charged photo manipulation using quite a few stock photographs.
In this tutorial we will explain how to create a severed arm with fleshy stumps and strings of sinew. This will be created by using some basic Brushes and Layer Masks.
In this tutorial I will show you how to manipulate some photos of an apple and orange to make it look like the apple is wearing the orange as a mask.
In this Psd Premium tutorial, author Ryan Forshaw will demonstrate how turn a standard stock photo of a female model into a fantasy Indian princess.
In this manipulation tutorial I will show you how to create a really nice sunrise scene. I will show you how to transform a day picture into a sunrise using some adjustment layers and gradient maps.
Learn how to use Photoshop to create this amazing photo manipulation using several clever techniques such as using the Liquify tool to bend twigs and branches. The most important part of this tutorial will show you how to use layer blending modes and the Shadow/Highlights adjustment to create an ethereal tone effect.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a fantasy scene of an autumn fairy. This tutorial will show you how to create hair, makeup, and apply lighting effects in simple steps to help improve your photo manipulation skills and techniques.
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.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to incorporate all these elements into one image and get a dreamy, surreal atmosphere inspired by nature.
The tutorial shows you how to use the Pen tool and colour selection tools to isolate key parts of the composition and then combine them.
Here Kervin Brisseaux shows how he turned a basic illustration into a retro-futuristic artwork in Photoshop.
In this tutorial, we’re going to take a simple model shot and transform it into a spitting, crackling beacon of fire.
In this tutorial we will use some simple techniques to create a splashing sneakers effect. Lots of copy and paste commands along with some well chosen stock images will be our ingredients for this scene.
Create this awesome sci-fi photo manipulation in Photoshop! You will learn how to combine stock photos and apply sci-fi lighting effects to create this artwork. This tutorial is recommended for intermediate-expert Photoshop users.
In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create this Freestyle Human Portrait Manipulation in Photoshop with Brush Painting and Layer Masking.
Learn how to create this fantasy photo manipulation of Red Riding Hood. This tutorial will show you how to work with the Pen tool, create an illusion of depth, lighting, and more!
This is a tutorial on how I turned delightful Christina Ricci into an anime-style character for my entry Kawaii!
In this tutorial we are going to create a dark fantasy scene featuring a dark demon coming out from fire.
Learn how to add a deadly-look to a portrait photo. This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to use a skull to give the face a creepy look, apply lighting effects, and more.
Learn how to create this artistic photo manipulation where you will learn how to blend images together and edit them using non-destructive techniques.
This tutorial is a bit more advanced but the result is really awesome. I will show you how I turned a portrait into an evil vampire in Photoshop.
In this Photoshop tutorial, Jenny Le will show you how to create a surreal portal photo manipulation with a leaking light effect.
In this tutorial we are going to create an emotional fantasy scene featuring a queen hunted in dark mystic night.
In this new tutorial we’re going to learn how to extract an object from a white background,create a paint effect using some brushes and create a quick HDR effect in a few easy steps.
This tutorial will guide you on how to turn a plain portrait into a unique, colorful and complex piece of art.
In this manipulation tutorial I’ll show you how you can use a few stock images to create a post-apocalyptic scene in Photoshop using manipulation techniques to change the lighting of a scene.
In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a conceptual surreal photo-manipulation. We are going to learn the process of creating depth of field using a few advanced tools.
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to set the luminosity for the layers to create the perfect light effect,use some brushes, change the color balance and the curves for some nice result.
Today, I’ll show you a few quick techniques for creating abstract cosmic artwork in Photoshop CS5 – it’s all about layering, using brushes and working with blending modes.
In this tutorial I will show you how to create an abstract artwork in Photoshop by combining black and white and colors.
This is a quite simple manipulation that we’ll create today.We’ll use a few stock images,some texture,some brushes and we’ll change some tones to create a dramatic feeling.
It’s more about body retouching techniques than manipulation because I will show you how to smoothen skin, add hair, makeup and of course how to get to the result you see on the preview.
Sometimes a simple composition can be more effective when it comes to transmitting a concept. The composition is a key element in this kind of artworks. Knowing a few composition rules, even the simplest artwork can be an amazing one.
In this tutorial we will utilize Photoshop’s new 3D capabilities as well as its new content aware features to create a Micro Machines inspired composition.
Today, I’m going to show you how use custom brushes and some cool post editing techniques in Photoshop CS5 to create a beautiful abstract artwork. Layered PSD file included.
This is a great tutorial for designers who want to experiment with a more modern approach to digital collages.
This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to create light streaks and other high-tech elements that you can incorporate into your own photos!
In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to integrate a model in dark environment and apply abstract lights effects over the scene. Basically we’re going to create some nice sparkly effects and connect them with a certain model, mixing up everything with a nice suitable background.
In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Create a Colorful Abstract Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop CS5.
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a photo manipulation with firing effect.
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make a dramatic building explosion scene.
We are going to create an eerie manipulation today in Photoshop. So get ready to enter into a fairytale mood.In this tutorial I’ll show you how to use Gaussian Blur for backgrounds, apply textures for changing the tones,use the brushes and make your images sharpen without losing the quality of the image.
Create this beautiful treehouse artwork using a combination of photo manipulation and painting techniques. Find out how to easily draw a surreal-looking tree easily using the Brush tool, clouds from scratch, and more!
Abstract artworks like the one you will see on this tutorial are my favorite but I have to admit that it’s a bit more difficult to come up with original ideas and concepts although once created, the tutorials are not that to reproduce by you if you have some experience so I hope you will have fun with this one.
In this tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a mini planet using Photoshop’s 3D capabilities.
In this manipulation I will show you how to play with fire, how to smoothen skin using the Mixer Brush Tool and how to create realistic light effects. This is for the slightly more advanced manipulator.
In this tutorial he will demonstrate how to create a studio sports portrait using the same techniques that you may have seen on billboards and in magazines.
In this this tutorial I’m going to walk you through a few steps on how to use custom Photoshop brushes along with a few vector elements to create this immersive lighting effect composition.
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to compose magical scene from different stock images, how to create strong atmosphere and add interesting lights and shadows.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a Very Simple Facial Manipulation with Layer Mask and Custom Brushes in Photoshop.
Photoshop is great at seamlessly combing photos to create an entirely new scene. In this tutorial we will create an elephant sundae using several stock photos.
In this tutorial I will show you how to create a surreal photo manipulation called “The Sky Station”.
In this tutorial we will turn a photo into a digital painting using several techniques to achieve a mixed media look.
In this tutorial I will show you how to create a beautiful abstract artwork using light effects, a few fractal images, a custom brush and some cool post editing techniques.
In this tutorial we will combine several stock images to create a floating over-grown tree house in Photoshop.
There are a plethora of ways to treat a portrait, for a myriad of uses, but that is for another feature. Let’s tackle adding drama or a cinematic quality to a regular, humdrum portrait.
This tutorial will walk you through the steps of how to create your very own futuristic artistic portrait.
In this long and detailed tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a cybernetic woman using a photo of a model and a few stock images.