The first thing that clicks our mind when we talk about image editing and photo manipulation is Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop is such a great tool for image editing but on the other hand it is quite hard to master.
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. Sky is the limit when you open image in a photo editing too. Just imagine a different world and put the character over there.
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.
For those, who don’t know what is Adobe Photoshop? And what it can do? Then follow the link below for detail introduction.
The next generation, representing two decades of excellence. This application contains everything you need to create high-end images and graphics. For those artists whose work demands more than the basic application, There is a Photoshop to satisfy their every needs that utilizes Image editing & photo manipulation.
Excellent Photo Manipulation Tutorials
The demand for Photoshop tutorials are too much in these days and finding the best tutorials from the pool with tens of thousands of tutorials is not a easy job to perform. Designers love all kind of Photoshop tutorials that can help them to easily learn more and more everyday and give them ideas and directions to design more beautiful and attractive creative works. This list contains some of the Best Handpicked Photo Manipulation Tutorials around for your Image editing & photo manipulatio related needs.
01. Convert A Simple Shoe Into A Magical House
In this tutorial you will learn how to manipulate a simple image into a fantasy image using some simple tips.
02. Design A Severed Arm In Photoshop
In this tutorial you will learn to design a severed arm with filament of ligament and fleshy remnant. This will be done by combining some images and using basic tools like pen tool and some brushes.
03. Modify Your Car By Adding Some Decals
In this tutorial you will learn how to modify a boring Prius car and give it a street racer look. The difficulty of this tutorial is intermediate and if you know how to use basic tools then it will be helpful to understand. Link of the tutorial
04. Design a spectral photo-manipulation
This tutorial will use a couple of stock photos and modify them so they will look harmoniously combined. In particular this tutorial will deal with the burn tool, layer masks and some Photoshop filters often overlooked.
05. How To Devastate London – Photo Manipulation
This is a video tutorial which tells you how to create such things that can not happen in real life. Like in this tutorial a great tidal wave is going to destroy London. This is a beginner level tutorial.
06. Create a Surreal Environmental Photomanipulation
In this tutorial you will learn how to combine photographs to create a surreal photo manipulation using a combination of creative techniques and tips. Image manipulation can be tricky, especially for beginners, but this tutorial breaks some of he more advanced techniques; making it easy to understand for everyone.
07. Create a Fantasy Peacock Princess Composition
This tutorial will show you how to turn a standard stock photo of a female model into a fantasy Indian princess. This tutorial will demonstrate how to use advanced techniques to combine several elements into one complete composition.
08. Make a Surreal 3D Outdoor Room Scene in Photoshop
In this photo manipulation tutorial, you will learn how to create a realistic composition of a painter using a room as his canvas.
09. How To Make A Human Scarecrow
Learn how to make a human crow by combining layers. For this tutorial you should know the use of Pen tool, adjustment layers and how to use blend modes. Difficulty of this tutorial is medium.
10. Crack A Face In Photoshop
For this tutorial you will only need a couple of textures and Photoshop brushes to obtain a realistic end result. This tutorial is split into 9 easy-to-follow steps, with some basic Photoshop features carefully explained.
11. Urban Wasteland Photo Manipulation
This is a beginner level tutorial for users of CS5. This tutorial 1 hour to complete. In this tutorial you will use some masking and some levels and curves techniques.
12. Facing a New Day – Photoshop Manipulation
In this manipulation tutorial you will learn how to create a really nice sunrise scene. You will learn how to transform a day picture into a sunrise using some adjustment layers and gradient maps.
13. Create a Dark Melancholic Photo Manipulation Scene
Learn how to create a melancholic and enthralling piece using Photoshop. This tutorial will show you several techniques for blending images seamlessly. It also cover how to paint realistic lighting and shadows, how to create an effect of a moving sky like it just came out from a long exposure shot, how to make a vignette, how to utilize fill and adjustment layers, and more.
14. The creation of “A Life Of Aquatic Sounds”
In this tutorial the artist will show you how he created “A Life of Aquatic Sounds”. We will realize it using a variety of blending mode tricks, photo filters and other useful Photoshop techniques. At the end of this process we will have a beautiful photo manipulation, realized in a short time and a very easily way.
15. Create A Surreal Apocalypse
In this photo manipulation tutorial you will see how to create a surreal apocalypse image. You will see how to balance colors, integrate stock images and also how to create realistic looking smoke trails.
16. Create Cool Abstract Waves In Skate board Jam
Learn how to create this beautiful artwork with abstract waves. In this tutorial are used such tools as Warp and various brush effects.
17. Create a Fallen Rain Soaked Angel
In this tutorial you will walk through the process of creation a lonely, fallen, rain-soaked angel artwork in Photoshop.
18. How to create a Surreal Oceanscape Scene in a Bottle
In this tutorial you will learn how to merge and mask different objects in a bottle to create an imaginative oceanscape.
19. Create a Dynamic angel Falling Scene
In this tutorial, you will discover how to draw fuse, wings, and digital renders into a fallen angel.
20. Make Humanoid Robot’s Face
This tutorial will teach you how to turn a human face into a robot’s face and adding some circuit, a chip and a barcode using tools like Patch tool, Clone
Stamp Tool, Healing Brush and combining several images together.
21. Create A Dreamy Cloudscape Scene
In this step by step tutorial you will learn how to merge some layers in Photoshop to make this fantastic dream like cloudscape scene.
22. Photo Manipulate The Colossal Fortress With A Furtive Glow
In this tutorial you will learn how to manipulate a simple fortress to a mysterious one with a mysterious glow in a stormy background. You will learn how to combine images to change the sky and land, and how to add a mysterious glow.
23. Manipulating Photo To Make A Look Like Human Torch
In this step by step tutorial you will learn how to make a human look like a human torch and make it fly. You will learn to change the background, removing shadows and adding fire to hands.
24. Human- Panther Photo Manipulation
This tutorial teaches you how to merge a panther face into a human body.
25. Add Flames To An Image
This step by step tutorial will guide to how to add flames into an image.
26. Add A Dramatic Winter Effect In Regular Headshot
In this tutorial you will learn to add winter effect to a normal photo. This tutorial will also help you to understand how to add make up and change the
color of eyes.
27. Create Fantasy Paint Dancers
In this tutorial you will learn how to create some fantasy paint dancers using some basic tips and image merging.
28. Create A Water Effect Image Mishmash
This is a step by step and detailed tutorial in which you can learn how to create water effect photo montage. This tutorial uses images of water splashes to make water effect.
29. Playing Violin In A Grassy Landscape
Learn how to make Violin Player playing violin in an imaginary grassy landscape. In this tutorial you will learn how to make a landscape using multiple images and applying light effect.
30. Photo Manipulating A Day Scene Into Realistic Night Scene
This tutorial will teach you how to turn a day time scene into night scene using only one image and its objects. In this tutorial you will learn how to use realistic lighting effect. This tutorial will not be difficult for you if you know how to use Pen tool.
31. Alienize A Human
In this simple and short tutorial you will learn how to turn a human into alien by using some basic tips.
32. How To Change A Desert Into A Surreal Snowy Landscape
In this tutorial you will learn how to make a surreal snowy landscape from desert photography and photos of sand. This tutorial is only available to premium members.
33. How To Create this Cool Looking Photo Manipulation
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a model in freezing cold winter atmosphere by using some basic tips. This tutorial will use some ice and crystal photos to complete manipulation.
34. Create A Conspicuous Energy Drink Advertisement
In this tutorial you will learn how to create an eye catching energy drink advertisement. You will be using some brushes and some images to make this impressive effect.
35. Create A Prototype Inspired Manipulation
In this tutorial you will learn how to create an image inspired from prototype game using some other images. For this tutorial you should know how to use pen tool in Adobe Illustrator.
36. Learn How to Create Cataclysmic Of Face
In this tutorial you will learn how to create shattering of face. You will learn to create grids of face at the start if the manipulation. A Reborn Brush will also be needed to put the last touches on the manipulation.
37. How To Add Motion Lighting
In this tutorial you will learn how to add motion lighting onto a simple car image making use of some fireworks image. To make car appear you will be using mask that will blend effect over the car.
38. Transform Your Image Into A Zombie
In this tutorial you will learn how to turn a person into an archetypical looking zombie. You will also adding some text behind the zombie.
39. How To Create A Dazzling Fashion Shot Photo
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a dazzling fashion shot photo. This tutorial is not for beginners as this tutorial will not guide the basic things about the tutorial but if you know how to handle Photoshop you can use this tutorial.
40. How To Create a Man Without A Face
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a man without a face using selection tool, adjusting depth and adding some depth to the image.
41. Learn How TO Create An Android Bug
This tutorial will teach you how to use a bug photo and some mechanical and electronic parts to make a realistic robot bug.
42. How To Create A Robotic Horse
In this tutorial you will learn how to make a robotic horse using a horse image and some motorcycle parts. To complete this tutorial you will make use of free transform tool and some warping and masking.
43. How To Create An Apple Zipped In an Orange
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a photo manipulation of an apple zipped in an orange and place in a basket.
44. How To Create A Flame Skull In Photoshop
In this photo manipulation tutorial you will learn how to create a flame skull in Photoshop. This tutorial is of intermediate level and not for beginner level.
45. How To Correct Perspective Of A Photo In Photoshop
In this tutorial you will learn how to prevail over some perspective problem known as keystoning. In this tutorial you are going to tilt the building outwards so as to correct perspective error.
46. Create A Mysterious And Moody Photo Manipulation
This tutorial will teach you how to create a scene in which a boy is going far from his toys. You will also learn some advanced techniques in this tutorial. In this tutorial you will also learn how to blend flawlessly and work with shadows and lighting.
47. Create A Pie-d Ocean
In this inspiration tutorial you will learn how to create this illustration using some 3D features layer masking and selection in Photoshop.
48. How To Create Legend Of Lorelei Inspired Photo Manipulation
This is intermediate level tutorial. This tutorial will teach you how to create some simple effects that give nice impacts. This tutorial is inspired form the Legend of Lorelei.
49. Inspiration Incandescent Light Bulb Photo Manipulation
In this tutorial you will find an easy way to blend glass, apply lighting effects and apply color adjustments to get the exact picture you want.
50. How to Create a Greek Mythology Inspired
In Greek Mythology, the Titan Atlas literally carried the weight of the world on his shoulders. This is because when the Titans were defeated Zeus condemned him to hold the Earth in place. This tutorial will demonstrate how to depict Atlas’ punishment using stock photography and Photoshop.
51. How To Create A Funny Humanized Incandescent Light
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a boxing humanized incandescent light. You will also learn how to use lighting effect from right perspective. You will also using puppet warp to bring the tutorial to an end.
52. Create a Nature Inspired Photo Manipulation in Photoshop
In this tutorial you will learn how to combine several images to create a nature inspired photo manipulation.
53. Create Awesome Abstract Artwork with Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop
In this tutorial, you will learn the steps to Create Awesome Abstract Artwork with Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop. The main focus of this tutorial is the use of clone stamp tool and how to combine it with Pen Tool to create abstract patterns quickly and effectively.
54. Skate Poster
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a skate poster using different techniques on a stock photo. This tutorial also uses a technique called Alchemy; you can find it on the web if you need.
55. Create a Powerful Mental Wave Explosion Effect
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a mental wave effect. This is an advanced level tutorial and requires 1-2 hours.
56. Stunning Product Shot Using Professional Lighting Effects
This tutorial will teach you how to create some truly awesome lighting effects. It’s essentially a combination of gradients, textures, masking, brushes, and adjustment layers.
57. Create Dramatic Meteor and Burning City Effect in Photoshop
In this tutorial, you will learn to create a Dramatic Meteor and Burning City Effect in Photoshop. This is an intermediate level tutorial so some steps can be a little tricky for beginners.
58. Create A Character From Alice In The Wonderland
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a character of Mad Hatter form Alice in the Wonderland. This tutorial uses different techniques and filters to come to an end.
59. Make A Milk Monster And Water Splash
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a milk monster from a milk splash using some simple techniques.
60. Create a Surreal Fiery Burnt Wood Lady Figure with Vexel Hair in Photoshop
In this tutorial you will learn the steps to create a Fiery Burnt Wood Figure with Vexel Hair in Photoshop. The main focus of this tutorial is the use of layer blending mode, plus the application of image adjustment layers.
61. Make A Story Book Come To Life In Photoshop
Learn how to create this surreal photo manipulation in Photoshop. You’ll learn the basics of combining stock photos, how to blend them in by adding light and
shadows, and complete it with a vintage photo effect.
62. Create a Dark and Rainy Crime Scene in Photoshop
This is also a beginner level tutorial for CS5 users and it also takes 1 hour to complete. You will learn how to use different tools and techniques to create a scene of your own in Photoshop.
63. Floating Island on Water
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a picture with two different stories. You will learn how to blend images perfectly, make an underwater image look realistic through the use of applying brushes in different colors, the eraser tool to soften the edges and the clone stamp tool. You will also learn how to retouch the image to further beautify the image and how to soften the contrast and make the image look dreamy.
64. Design A Dark, Super Natural Magic Figure With Fire Element
This is an intermediate tutorial. In this tutorial you will learn some techniques including masking, vexel hair, and basic retouch skills.
65. The Babel Tower Photo Manipulation
In this tutorial you will learn how to create one big construction from many architectural parts. In the steps of the tutorial you will learn how to combine the traditional photo manipulation with matte painting resulting in a renaissance piece.
66. Create a Fantastic Surreal Representation of Time
This tutorial will provide the evolution process of one of my works. In the tutorial you’ll learn some manipulation methods and have a glimpse on how to create a surreal image, taking in consideration a solid theme or idea, in this case the theme is naturally about time and its (un)possibility to redeem itself.
67. Create a Fantastic Environmental Awareness Composition
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a fantastic environmental awareness composition that fits a specific theme, namely the BP oil spill. You’ll learn how to develop a plan of attack for the image, and then combine various stocks to create an environment, and then populate it with various sea creatures, and then finally you’ll learn how to create the illusion of an oil spill using stock images and painting techniques.
68. Fairy Night
In this tutorial you will see how to create a fairy night beanstalk using various transformations of combined images.
69. Create a Fantasy Photo Manipulation
This tutorial guides you on the process of creation a fantasy landscape using simple techniques.
70. Confused Pear
In this tutorial you are going to learn how to create a confused pear with an elephant nose.
71. Drawing My Own Picture
In this detailed Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create this cool photo manipulation.
72. Mysterious, Dark Horror Scene Tutorial
In this tutorial, you will see the process of creation this mysterious and dark horror scene image in Photoshop. This is an intermediate level tutorial as some steps are tricky.
73. Create a Beautiful and Dramatic Scene-Photo Manipulation
In this tutorial you will learn how to add drama to a photo manipulation.
74. Transform An Image Of A girl Into Milk Figure
This Photoshop tutorial shows several techniques of transforming any image into a milk figure. All that you need to make this milk illustration are photo manipulation tools, like transformation tool, burn tool, layer mask, and few stock images.
75. Discover The Undiscovered
This tutorial uses four stock images to merge them and create, discover the undiscovered scene.
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