40 Excellent Photo Manipulation Tutorials

Are you looking for some amazing photo manipulation tutorials for Adobe Photoshop? Well, if your answer is yes, then you are lucky enough to land on the right page. In this round up, we are presenting 40 most recent Photoshop tutorials on photo manipulation. Adobe Photoshop is best used for photo editing and retouching, and there are plenty of tutorials that show you how to accomplish certain look.

We hope that this list proves to be the best for you. Feel free to share this list with your friends as well and also let us know what you think about this compilation. We hope that you will like the techniques being discussed in these tutorials. Here is the full list. Enjoy!

Photo-Realistic Metal Apple in Photoshop

Learn how to create a metallic apple with reflections. This tutorial will show you how to warp objects, dodge/burn, and add reflections to metal.

Combine a Crocodile with a Car to Create an Exotic Crocomobile

This is a simple tutorial but to get great results, you’ll need some patience, an eye for details, and some imagination. Read this tutorial and find out how you can easily create your own animal-vehicle creation in Photoshop.

Add Creepy Bugs to Your Photos

Create unusual Photo manipulation small and invisible worlds and fascinating moments of life of small inhabitants of the forest! In this tutorial, you will learn how to work with adjustment layers and learn how to work with lighting, overlay of light and shadow and much more!

Greek Mythology Inspired Photo Manipulation

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. In today’s tutorial we will demonstrate how to depict Atlas’ punishment using stock photography and Photoshop.

Redefining Time

This tutorial is a bit extensive, it’s almost 2 hours long and it covers a lot of details and tips. I hope you like it.

Amor Vincit Omnia

In order to create a surreal concept artwork in Photoshop, a great composition is very important. In this artwork we will create a composition that creates tension because we will not respect the rule of thirds and we’ll place the interest point in the midle of the canvas. After having a good composition, you’ll need great effects that can enhance and give more meaning to your composition and your concept and I’ll show you how I used adjustment layers, blend modes and lighting effects to do that.

Create a Mesmerizing Photo Composite of a Fisherman in a Lake

Learn how to create this photo manipulation of a fisherman in a scenic lake dreamscape with Photoshop.

Sunrise Landscape Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial we will show you how to create a beautiful sunrise landscape photo manipulation in Photoshop. You’ll learn how to combine different stocks to make a cohesive scene, blend and adjust color, work with lighting effects and more.

Science Fiction Environment With Photoshop

Photoshop is a fantastic application because it allows you to create just about anything your imagination can dream up. In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a science fiction environment using digital painting and illustration techniques.

Planet Explosion Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show the methods you can use to create this awesome planet explosion effect in Photoshop. We will use a few simple manipulation and selection techniques, mixing with custom brush painting and finally, adjustment layers for adding colors.

Undress a Giraffe in Photoshop

Have you ever wanted to know what a Giraffe looks like without its spots? If so, this tutorial is for you, you pervert! Today, we will demonstrate how to undress a giraffe by removing its spots. We will then show how to turn its spots into an outfit that will be draped over an ironing board. Pretty cool! Let’s get started!

Elephant Sundae Using Photo Manipulation Techniques

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. Let’s get started!

Create a Lamb’s Coat in Photoshop

In this tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a lamb’s coat in Photoshop using several stock photos that are available for free for Psd Premium Members. Let’s get started!

Surreal Photo Manipulation of a Monk in the Caves

Create this surreal scene of a monk and a floating sphere. This tutorial will teach you how to create a cave by transforming and merging different rock parts, easily create ropes in the form of a 3D cube using a 3D cube image as a reference, and creating a mountain scene peaking above the breathtaking clouds.

The Making of the Nutty Boat Trip

Most of you probably know how hard it can be to find the perfect stock images for your designs. That means you will often have to get creative and find new ways to create the perfect composition. In this tutorial, we will demonstrate how to place a couple of squirrels in a coffee mug that is floating in a body of water.

PHOTOSHOP Mechanical Man

In this tutorial, we will show you the process of creating this “Mechanical Man” digital art in Photoshop. We will use a number of photo manipulation techniques to merge several objects into one piece, and apply image adjustments to fine-tune each of the objects to achieve the desired effect.

Planetary Object in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, I will show you the process of creating this awesome looking, surreal planetary object in Photoshop. Along the way, we will use the 3D function in Photoshop CS6 to render the base sphere, as well as the use of clipping masks for applying the textures over the 3D render.

How to Create a Photo Manipulation of a Flooded City Scene

In this tutorial, we will learn how to manipulate a simple photo into a flooding torrent of a scene. We’ll use some relatively simple techniques to give this image a semi-realistic, stylized feel. Let’s get started!

Create a Fictional Arctic Snow Frog in Photoshop

Photoshop is a great tool to create scenarios that can’t or don’t exist in real life. In today’s tutorial, we will combine several stock images and effects to create a fictional arctic snow frog in Photoshop. As you can see, some of his unfortunate friends are frozen into the ice behind him and his meal is frozen just out of reach. Let’s get started!

Doom Bringer

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps to create this “Doom Bringer” Fantasy Digital Art in Photoshop. Along the way, we will practice cloud rendering, some simple photo retouch techniques, image adjustments, and a few tricks on how to seamless merge several objects together.

Worship Photo Manipulation

This article is not a full tutorial, and it’s purely about the how idea and concepts are formed, in order to create this artwork.

One Winged Fallen Angel Scene

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Design a One-Winged Fallen Angel Scene in Photoshop. We will mainly go through some selection techniques, image adjustments, liquify filter as well as some lighting effect rendering skills. This is an intermediate tutorial so some steps can be tricky, but why not have a try!

Combine a Crocodile and a Frog in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we will use Photoshop to combine a crocodile and a frog to create a new animal species. Let’s get started!

Create a Pimped Out Truck Using Photoshop

Making modifications to your car or truck in Photoshop can be a lot of fun. In this tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a pimped out truck modification using photos taken with a simple point and shoot camera, with no advanced lighting setup. Let’s get started!

Nature Inspired Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Today, we will demonstrate how to combine several images to create a nature inspired photo manipulation. Let’s get started!

Adrenaline Filled Car Chase Scene

In today’s tutorial we are going to use many techniques to turn several stock photos into an action packed car chase scene with explosions and weapons fire.

Create a Nuclear Disaster Landscape

In today’s tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a nuclear disaster landscape using a dozen or stock photos.

Create a Fairy Tale Manipulation

Create floating island in a twilight atmosphere with plenty of magical details. Read this tutorial and learn how to combine all those elements to create this fairy tale composite.

Learn How to Create This Fantasy Fish Scene Above the Sky

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a fantasy fish scene using a variety of photo manipulation techniques. You’ll learn how to combine different stock images into a cohesive scene using blending, adjusting colors, masking and brush. You’ll learn also how to focus on the details, work with lighting, manage your layers and more.

Stunningly Surreal Artwork of a Secret Temple Above the Sky

Learn how to this surreal photo manipulation of a climber who finds the secret temple above the sky with Photoshop. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create your own mountain cliff landscape using several photos of stones, place a climber in the landscape with realistic shadows and lighting, then complete it with a warm color tone effect. Throughout the tutorial, you’ll learn techniques that will help you create better photo manipulations.

Create an Incredible Twilight Surreal Scene

Create this magical twilight landscape with floating islands, a old sailboat, and a surreal moon background. This tutorial will teach you how to mix stock photos, apply filters to create a twilight scene, and even some matte painting basics!

How to Create a Marvellous Night Landscape with Waterfalls

Create an atmospheric mountainous landscape with this Photoshop tutorial! You’ll learn how to create any own mountain scenes by combining several photos together, add a bridge with lanterns, color balance images, dodge & burn, and many other techniques. A free PSD download is included with this tutorial.

How to Create a Mountainous Matte Painting in Photoshop

Learn how to create this landscape matte painting with Photoshop! This tutorial will show you how create our own mountain scene by arranging multiple stocks together and blending them correctly using layer masks and adjustment layers. You will also learn effective techniques for adding waterfalls and mist.

Create a Sci-Fi Racing Driver Scene

This tutorial is a perfect example of that. I’ve been using Photoshop for over a decade, and our resident author Dek Wid taught me a couple of really handy tricks in this lesson.

Create a Richly Detailed Viking Themed Photo Manipulation

I’m not going to bang on about how this tutorial is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Instead, I want to show you just how much you’ll learn from following along.

Create A Fantasy Photo Manipulation “Summoning The Power”

Today’s design lesson is an in depth guide to creating a beautiful, fantasy piece called “Summoning the Power”.

The Last Ride

In today’s design lesson you will learn how to create a dark photo manipulation featuring a flaming, hell-bound horse.

Futuristic Matte Painting Landscape

Today’s design lesson will teach you how to create a futuristic matte painting landscape. You’ll be working with a range of photo manipulation techniques including image extraction, image blending, adjustment layer usage, creating light effects, digital painting, advanced masking, color correction and many more.

Photo Manipulate an Eerie Sea Cave Scene

Today’s tutorial will teach you how to photo manipulate an eerie sea cave, along with grim reaper boatman. You’ll learn various blending techniques, whereby you can blend multiple photos seamlessly. You’ll also learn how to create an effective depth of field as well as some cool looking light effects.

Photo Manipulate a Mysterious Ghost Ship

In this Photoshop tutorial we will learn how to create an emotional dark fantasy photo manipulation featuring a ghost ship with a mysterious figure By following this tutorial, we will have fun while learning how to compose our own ghost ship by combining various stock image through photomanipulation techniques like blending, lightning and using custom brushes.

Spectacular Fantasy Airship Scene

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create an illustration using techniques such as creating a stylized background, applying patterns effectively and adding ink outlines.


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