30 New Tutorials for Manipulating Photos in Photoshop

Resources April 20, 2010

Photo manipulation is one of the most common practices of photoshop users and designers. Aside from faking images, This type of technique can create unique and outstanding art designs. Learning how to manipulate photos could be fun and that’s why we compiled a list of photo manipulation tutorials for you to learn.

Here is a collection of 30 New Tutorials for Manipulating Photos in Photoshop. These tutorials are for beginners and advanced users alike. Start browsing and learn these fascinating techniques.

Create a Realistic Space Landscape Photo Manipulation

landscape photo manipulation

In this tutorial, you’re going to create a unique photo manipulation that blends outer space and a scenic landscape to make an amazing and surreal image.

Use Photo Manipulation and 3D Layers to Design a Surreal Cover Art Illustration

3d photo manipulation

A tutorial that will show you how to design a CD cover using several photo manipulation techniques, how to keep critical text layers editable for any future change and how to render a quick mockup using the Vanishing Point filter.

Create a Galactic Girl Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

girl photo manipulation

In this tutorial, you will learn how to combine multiple images, applying different layer styles, create your own galactic background.

Terrifying Horror Photo Manipulation

horror photo manipulation

This tutorial I will show you how to create photo manipulation with using of different textures and blending modes.

Create a Dark Melancholic Photo Manipulation Scene

dark photo manipulation

In this tutorial, you will be creating a melancholic and enthralling piece using Photoshop. Also, this will teach you several techniques for blending images seamlessly, paint realistic lighting and shadows, create an effect of a moving sky like it just came out from a long exposure shot, and more.

Blend a Planet Transparently into a Photo Manipulation

planet manipulation

This tutorial will show you how to use different blending modes to blend flying hairs easily and to make semi-transparent planet.

Manipulate Water to Create a Splash Artwork in Photoshop

water splash photo manipulation

In this tutorial, you will learn how to take a simple photograph and turn it into a raging sea effect. Using background removal techniques, brushes and lighting effects you can create your very own surreal ‘God of the ocean’.

How to Create a Serene Panorama from Multiple Photographs

panorama photo manipulation

This tutorial will teach you how to combine multiple stock photos into a single, coherent scenery in Photoshop.

Stone Island manipulation

island manipulation

In this tutorial, you will learn how to manipulate some photos and turn it into stone island scene.

Create a Devastating Twister With Photo Manipulation Techniques

twister manipulation

A photo manipulation tutorial on how to create a devastating tornado consuming everything in its path.

Compositing 3D Render into Real Photo Scene

 photo scene manipulation

This tutorial will show how you can composite 3D rendered images into a real photograph environment.

Create a Floating Island Scene Similar to James Cameron’s Avatar

floating island manipulation

Inspired my the movie Avatar, this photo manipulation tutorial will show you how to create a realistic composition of a sunset in a world with floating islands.

How to Create an Outstanding ‘Out of Frame’ Horse Scene

horse scene manipulation

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a horse reach out of a frame with some simple, but cool techniques.

Work in Progress – Walk in the Park

park manipulation

A photoshop tutorial where you will combine images and applying custom brushes.

Skating in clouds Magic scene Photoshop

magic photo manipulation

Learn how to create a skating in cloud in magical scene by manipulating images.

Matte Painting: Create A Distressed Surreal Cityscape

matte painting manipulation

This tutorial will show you some techniques in matte painting to create a distressed surreal cityscape.

How to Make an Eerie Looking Photo Manipulation Scene

looking photo manipulation

In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, you will create a dark photo manipulation scene with a very creepy/eerie/mysterious atmosphere.

Make a Vivid Flaming Skull Conceptual Composition

flaming skull manipulation

This Photoshop tutorial show you how to combine stock images and typography into a beautiful conceptual composition.

Design Dark Sea Ship Photo Manipulation Scene

sea ship manipulation

Learn how to manipulate a photos and turn it into a dark sea ship scene.

Surrealistic Room Photo Manipulation

room photo manipulation

In this tutorial, you will be creating a surrealistic room with realistic water as its floor, real clouds as its wallpaper with a clock on the wall and a boat on the water floor.

Design an Awesome Fantasy Floating Mountain Scene in Photoshop

floating mountain manipulation

This tutorial will show you the processes used to create cool, fantasy style floating Mountain Scene in Photoshop. This is an intermediate level tutorial and some steps can be tricky.

Make a Surreal 3D Outdoor Room Scene in Photoshop

3d outdoor manipulation

In this photo manipulation tutorial, you will learn how to create a realistic composition of a painter using a room as his canvas.

Surreal Train Cabin Photo Manipulation with Photoshop

 cabin photo manipulation

In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, you’re going to create a simple but effective photo manipulation that blends different images together to create a bold and surreal scene.

Animal Photo Manipulation Tutorial

animal manipulation photo

In this photo manipulation tutorial you will learn how to combine bird and cat photos and create a new species of animal .

Design a Surreal Desert Scene in Photoshop

desert manipulation

This tutorial will show you how to create a surreal time-themed photo manipulation using Photoshop.

How to Create a Dark and Mysterious TV-Head Scene

mysterious manipulation

This Photoshop manipulation tutorial will be showing you how to make a dark and mysterious scene with the subject having a TV for a head.

Photo Manipulate a Stunning Underworld Scene

underworld manipulation

Learn how to use complex layer masks, adjustment layers and photo manipulation techniques to blend two separate photos in a highly creative way!

Design Surreal Composition Fallen Angel’s Dream Fly

fallen angel manipulation

Learn how to compose a Fallen Angel’s Dream Fly by manipulating photos.

Confused Pear Photoshop Tutorial

pear manipulation

A video tutorial where you will learn how to manipulate an a pear and turn it into an illustration scene.

How to Create a Fairy Using Photos

 fairy manipulation

This photo manipulation tutorial will show you how you can create a fairy out of a human.

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  • http://creative-le.com Dan Le

    Nice collection of tutorials and great looking blog. Thanks for the mention of my tutorial.

  • http://www.northampton-design.co.uk Northampton Design

    Nice post, These look like great tutorials. Can’t wait to try some out.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.namtronics.co.nr Aussie Kalegga

    I am a graphics designer and i believe this is a great website for Designers and i on behalf of Nam-Tronics appreciate what you do.

  • http://www.modny73.com/ Cook

    nice collection of tutorials…

  • http://lava360.com NK

    nice tutorials

  • http://www.freshfluo.blogspot.com Vincent Hadi WIjaya

    Thanks a lot. it really helps for my exam project. :)

  • http://gopencilgo.blogspot.com viince

    This looks like a nice collection of tutorials. I’ll be sure to bookmark this page.

  • http://www.itechfrog.com Angela Easterling

    Cool posts. I think the dark art always looks better, though it takes a fair amount of creativity along with the knowledge of the photo editing tools to achieve these results.

  • http://www.clippingpathspecialist.com/ Towab Muhammad Yusuf

    I think you are master of photo manipulation tutorial.