25 Fresh Photoshop Photo Manipulation Tutorials to Learn

Tutorials March 8, 2011

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” -Albert Einstein

Photo manipulation has become an art form in itself. It allows artists to freely create an awesome piece of art by using stock images and editing them afterwards. It is largely used in promoting all sorts of endeavors, services and products and can be commercially seen on all sorts of visual media like posters, billboards, and even on TV and film. It is also used to create art pieces that serve as a form visual entertainment. Some even make it to museums or go viral over the internet. It is even used to deceive the eye and to achieve a different perspective. Others question the ethics of its use in political campaigns and journalism. But that will be a story for another day.

In photo manipulation, the only limit is, literally, your imagination. Create your own artwork by using your own technique, but first, check these photo manipulation tutorials we have collected for you. You are sure to learn something new from these easy-to-follow photoshop tutorials. If you have any technique of your own you want to share, feel free to type them down on out comments below. We do love hearing from you. And hey, do enjoy this round-up!

Create a Fallen Rain Soaked Angel Composition in Photoshop

 
fallen rain soaked angel
For this tutorial, you will be creating a lonely, rain-soaked, fallen angel using photo manipulation in Photoshop.


Snow Frog

 
snow frog
Using Photoshop for this tutorial, you will be able to create a fictional arctic snow frog, in which it will have a combination of several stock images and effects.


Create a Surreal Ancient Egypt Scene in Photoshop

 
surreal ancient egypt
Create a photo which will have an ancient feel to it using different stock photos and blending them together in creating a work of art.


Creating a Surreal Smoking Bird Composition in Photoshop

 
surreal smoking bird
The tutorial is all about creating a monochromatic scene using a high contrast stock image that will be manipulated and combine with smoke brushes.


Create a Mysterious Dark Horror Scene with Crack Brushset in Photoshop

 
mysterious dark horror scene
With this tutorial, create Dark Horror, Mysterious Scene using the crack brush set in a Photoshop.


Make a Tron Inspired Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

 
tron inspired photo
Inspired by the movie, Tron, you will be manipulating a photo with almost the same effect in the said movie.


Create an Epic Roman Empire Photo Manipulation Scene

 
epic roman empire photo
Make a scene from the Fall of the Roman Empire using professional photoshop techniques.


Create a Gritty Post Apocalyptic Scene

 
gritty post apocalyptic
With this tutorial, you will learn how to piece together an apocalyptic scene using entirely free-to-use photography stock that can be found on the net.


Create a Centaur Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

 
centaur photo
Create a centaurs from the Greek Mythology using this tutorial.


Dynamic Black White Scene with Geometric Elements

 
black white scene
For this tutorial, you will be able to incorporate geometric elements and amazing light effects in your composition easily.


Ancient Egyptian Tomb

 
ancient egyptian tomb
In this tutorial, you will be able to create an ancient Egyptian scene using textures, some basic knowledge of perspective and stock images.


How to Create a Realistic Crack Effect on Face

 
crack effect on face
Create a crack effects for your images in an easy way.


Remove Giraffe Spots Photoshop

 
giraffe spots
Using this tutorial, you will be able to construct or manipulate an image of a giraffe without its spots.


Design a Surreal Photo Manipulation

 
surreal photo manipulation
Using some basic overpainting techniques combined with textured bushes, create a surreal image with a light color palette.


Create a Surreal Fiery Burnt Wood Lady Figure with Vexel Hair in Photoshop

 
fiery burnt wood lady
This tutorial will show you how to create an fiery burnt wood figure with vexel hair using photoshop.


Mental Wave Explosion Photoshop

 
mental wave explosion
Make a powerful mental wave effect using Photoshop.


Design a Spectral Photo Manipulation

 
spectral photo manipulation
In this tutorial, construct a ghostly scene using stock photos and harmoniously combined them.


Create a Crystallized Water Girl Figure with Disintegration Effect in Photoshop

 
crystallized water girl figure
Using the stock image to create great looking effects and few lighting techniques, create a Crystallized Water Girl Figure.


Skate Poster

 
skate poster
With the aid of several techniques in manipulating photos, you will be able to manipulate a skate poster.


Create a Beautiful Surreal Night Photo Manipulation

 
beautiful surreal night
This tutorial will show you how to create a surreal night photo manipulation.


Design a Dark Super Natural Magic Figure with Fire Element in Photoshop

 
dark super natural magic figure
Create this poster by using the techniques in photo manipulation like vexel hair, basic retouch skills and masking, create a Dark, Super-Natural Magic Figure.


Figure Male

 
figure male
For this tutorial, create some interesting effects using a photo and texture and as well as wide range of brushes.


Design a Angelic Style Owl Warrior with Abstract Patterns in Photoshop

 
angelic style owl warrior
Create an Angelic Style Owl Warrior with fractal brushes in Photoshop by following the steps in creating it.


Create Dramatic Meteor and Burning City Effect in Photoshop

 
dramatic meteor burning city
With this tutorial, construct a burning city with a dramatic meteor in Photoshop.


Create Awesome Abstract Artwork with Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop

 
awesome abstract artwork
This tutorial shows the steps in creating an awesome abstract artwork using clone stamp tool in Photoshop.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest to keep yourself updated with the hottest art inspiration, graphic design tips, and resources. Lastly, our RSS feed is open for subscriptions!
Share This Post
 

Ronald is the founder of NaldzGraphics.net. He’s a graphic designer and loves everything related to design. His site started as a portfolio, and has turned into an amazing design blog to share his experiences with and help provide useful resources.

Powered by Shutterstock
  • Laura Gimenez

    When tere manipulation in done on images Fictional think validates not agree with the manipulation of images of nature example to change the original color of an inset of animal a report only agree if this is merely for artistic display.

  • http://bestphotoscanners.com/ Clay

    I am new in using Photoshop and I am interested with the meteor and burning city photo. I have ever tried to make such kind of editing but I failed to increase the contrast on the colors. does anybody here have some tips for me?

  • http://www.razorpixels.co.uk Surrey Web Design

    Wow, this will keep me busy for the next few weeks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/IgnitionNow Ignition Web App For Graphic Designers

    I love the Mental Wave tutorial, I did up a photo of a model and a product my client was selling, and it looks amazing now. Thank you.

  • http://adherecreative.com Houston Graphic Design

    Very cool collection. I can’t wait to give the spectral manipulation a shot. Thanks!

  • http://www.photoshopwarrior.com/ PhotoshopWarrior

    I love the crack effect on face, let me give it a shot, awesome collections mate:)

  • http://www.clippingpathzone.com/ Sila Mahmud

    very impressive ! love this post! keep up!

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

    I truly like your confidence . You are using your own technique on this tutorial.