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80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

Continuing one of our annual traditions we will be looking back at an exciting year within the online design community, by rounding up and looking back at the top 80 Photoshop based tutorials, which where all written and published with 2016.

The roundup includes  a wide collection of various tutorials from photo manipulations to text effects. The compilation is aimed at all skill levels whether your a savy Photoshop user all just starting your journey with using Photoshop.  Theres no better way to sharpen and elevate your design skills in Photoshop by following tutorials, therefore I hope this roundup can be used as a great aid to learning new tricks or to help to start your journey in mastering Photoshop.

1. How to Create a 3D Black and Gold Text and Logo Mockup

black gold 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016This is great tutorial for creating 3d gold effect.

2. How to Create a Dark Gothic Portrait Photo Manipulation With Adobe Photoshop

gothic 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a dark gothic portrait photo manipulation in Adobe Photoshop.

3. How to create a Vintage Light Bulb Sign in Adobe Photoshop

light 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016This tutorial will show you how to use a bulb image, with some textures and layer styles, to create a fabulous, bright illuminated text effect in Photoshop.

4. How to Create a Nature-Inspired Peter Pan Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop pan 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.” In this tutorial, we’re taking our text to Neverland, using some textures and images, along with layer styles and adjustment layers, to create a fantasy themed, Peter Pan inspired text effect.

5. How to create 80s Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop 1980 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

With all the bright colors, fancy gradients, and geometric elements, the 80s shiny chrome text effects were such a huge trend.  This tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop’s 3D Tools, along with a couple of gradients, styles, textures, and adjustment layers, to create an awesome 80’s style text effect.

6. How to Create a Floral Sugar Skull Photo Manipulation With Adobe Photoshopfloral skull 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create an abstract skull inspired by the Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday paying respect to beloved people who have passed away. A sugar skull is one of the most popular symbols in this holiday, with colorful decorations and makeup.

7. How To Create an Abstract Polyscape in Adobe Photoshop abstract 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

The final effect is achieved with just a few simple techniques, so hopefully this will be a great one for beginners to experiment with.

8. Photo Manipulation of a Warrior in Battle in Photoshopfire 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

In this tutorial, I will show you how to make this Photo Manipulation of a Warrior in Battle in Photoshop. This is a intermediate level difficulty tutorial and can be a bit tricky to complete, but why not have a try!

9. Photo Manipulation of a Warrior in Battle in Photoshop royal 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

This tutorial will show you a super quick and easy way to create a glossy, glittering text effect using a bunch of layer styles.

10. How to Create an Energetic Paint Splashing Effect in Adobe Photoshop enegtic paint 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

Shoe advertisements are an incredible source of design inspiration. Inspired by the energetic movement and power behind these ads, I’ve created a fun paint splashing effect you can recreate in no time!

11. How to Create a Magma or Lava Text Effect in Photoshopmagna 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

In this tutorial you will learn how to create lava or magma text effect in Adobe Photoshop using layer styles and textures. You will obtain a hot fiery text effect with molten rock lava in just a few easy steps.

12. How to Create a Glamorous Calavera Portrait in Adobe Photoshop galomrous 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

Learn how to create a glamorous Dia De Los Muertos photo manipulation using Adobe Photoshop

13. How to Create a 3D, Glowing, Retro Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop out 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

This tutorial will show you how to use smart objects and layer styles to create a 3D, retro, glowing text effect.

14. How to create a Double Exposure effect in Adobe Photoshopoverlay 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

This tutorial will show you how to use smart objects and layer styles to create a 3D, retro, glowing text effect.

15. How to Create a Glittering, Festive, 3D Text Effect in Adobe Photoshopparty 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

This tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop’s 3D Tools, adjustment layers, and a couple of textures to create a dazzling, glittery, festive text effect.

16. How To Change a Photo from Summer to Winter in Photoshop vintage 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

The Adobe Photoshop tutorial will take control of the seasons with some Photoshop trickery by converting a bright and sunny summer photograph into a snowy wintry scene. We’ll make adjustments to wash out the colours and give the photo a cold atmosphere, then use a clever selection technique to add a covering of frost. We’ll even change the weather by adding a flurry of snow to completely transform the scene!

17. How to create a pixel room in Adobe Photoshop pixel 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

In this tutorial you will learn to create a bedroom in the isometric view. It will continue to be compatible with our pixel art assets from previous tutorials; if you haven’t yet, check those out first, especially the character tutorial. But if you’re ready, fire up Adobe Photoshop and let’s get to work on this interior scene, taking your pixel art to the next level.

18. How to Create a Realistic Burnt Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop burn 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

This tutorial will show you how to use two layer styles to create a super easy, but very realistic burnt-in-leather text effect.

19. How to create 3D Retro text effect in Adobe Photoshop retro 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

This tutorial will show you how to use smart objects, with some textures and layer styles, to create a 3D, retro text effect in Photoshop.

20. How to Create a Quick Broken Glass Text Effect in Adobe Photoshopglass 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

This tutorial will show you how to use a couple of layer styles to create a glass text effect. Then, it will show you how to use selection tool and masks to turn it into broken glass.

21. How to Create an Abstract, Psychedelic Portrait Photo Manipulation in Photoshopcolorful 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

In this tutorial you’ll create a colorful digital manipulation using minimal stock images.

22. How to create Sidney opera Illustration in Adobe Photoshoplearn how to create 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

In this tutorial you are going to learn how to do a Sydney Opera House illustration using basic shapes and the Shape Creator Tool and then we will take it to Adobe Photoshop to create a little animated GIF.

23. How to Create a Frankenstein’s Monster Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshopfrankinstien 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

Learn how to create your own Frankenstein’s monster using Liquify, Adjustment Layers

24. How to Create a Stylized Chalk Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop old school 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

This tutorial will show you a really quick and easy way to create a stylized chalk text effect, using some filters and drop shadow effects.

25. How to Create an Easy Sketch Effect skecth 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

sketch effect takes an ordinary photo and transforms it to a work of art—as though it’s been drawn by a professional artist. Using an inverted Layer Mask and a stiff, pencil-textured Brush, you can achieve this look easily with a little time and strategy. When creating this effect, make sure to follow the traditional drawing rules of hatching and cross-hatching for a believable look.

26. How to Create a Muddy Boot Print Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop muddy 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

This tutorial will show you how to use Adobe Photoshop’s transform modes, shape tools, brushes, layer styles, and filters, along with some textures, to create a muddy boot print text effect.

27. Create Ship Fleet Under Sea Monster Attack Scene in Photoshop sea monster 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

In this tutorial, It will show you the process used to create Ship Fleet Under Sea Monster Attack Scene in Photoshop. The concept of this artwork is that a ship fleet was attached by sea monster when passing though uncharted water.

28. How to Create a Pixel Car in Adobe Photoshop pixelcar 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

How create a cool pixel car.

29. Enchanted Halloween Pumpkin Photoshop Tutorial halloween 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

Learn how to create an enchanted Halloween pumpkin in Adobe Photoshop using premade backgrounds and stock images. It is an easy to make Halloween photo manipulation even for Photoshop beginners. All we need are some simple blending techniques, adjustment layers and gradient maps for color tones.

30. How to Digitally Paint a Haunted Doll in Adobe Photoshop dolls 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

Dolls are just plain ole creepy. And possessed dolls always have a way of causing infinite destruction. Inspired by the movie Annabelle,

31. How to Create a Medieval Metallic Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop kalio 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a metallic medieval text effect, using a pattern and layer styles.

32. Coffee Stain Text Effect Photoshop Tutorialcoffee 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

Learn how to create a Coffee Stain text style in Photoshop using layer styles and stain brushes. You can use this effect to create coffee stain typography for your projects. This effect works great for any type of layer, for both text and shapes. Using the premium Photoshop action you can even create stains from images.

33. How to Create a Freddy Krueger Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop fred 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

In this tutorial It will show you how to create an easy text effect inspired by Freddy Krueger from the horror movie A Nightmare on Elm Street, using patterns and a layer style.

34. Create a Set of Hand Drawn Icons Using Adobe Photoshop handdrawn 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a set of hand drawn icons using only Adobe Photoshop.

35. How to Create a 3D Floaties Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop 3dfloaties 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

This tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop’s 3D tools and material settings, along with a couple of images, filters and adjustment layers, to create a retro, summery, floatie-inspired text effect.

36. How To Create a Blueprint Effect in Adobe Photoshop blue print 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

Will go through the process of creating a blueprint effect in Adobe Photoshop. If you don’t fancy spending hours construcing a technical drawing from scratch, this is a great technique for faking it. We’ll use some built in Photoshop filters to produce the basic outlines from a source photograph, then mix in some grid patterns and textures to enhance the realism.

37. How to Create a 3D Cylinder Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop red 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

You’re going Red for World AIDS Day 2016 with this 3D text effect. Use Photoshop’s 3D tools and settings, along with adjustment layers and filters, to create a simple, 3D cylinder text effect.

38. How to Create a Computer Screen LED Text Effect in Photoshop tv text 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

Learn how to create a LED screen text effect in Adobe Photoshop from this quick tutorial for beginners. You an now create realistic computer screen RGB effect in Photoshop using text layer and even vector shape or images.

39. How To Create a Grungy Star Wars Propaganda Poster in Photoshop destroy 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

’ve been wanting to have some fun with the low-fi poster style that’s usually associated with punk rock gigs and revolution propaganda, but I couldn’t decide what to base my fictional design on. Then I saw the trailer for the new Rogue One movie and I knew I had to produce a Star Wars themed design for this tutorial! Follow along to see how to create a grungy propaganda poster for the Rebel Alliance in Adobe Photoshop with dirty textures, spray paint effects and a low-cost, hand made feel.

40. How to Create a Retro Vintage Badge in Adobe Photoshop retro3 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

This tutorial will show you how to draw your own shapes and use layer styles to create a vintage advertising badge.

41. Electric Lightning Text Effect in Photoshoppower 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

In this tutorial you will learn how to create an electric lightning text effect in Photoshop using lightning textures and brushes. You can use this lightning light effect for text layers and shapes.

42. How To Create a Surreal Hollow Face Portrait in Photoshophollow 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

In today’s tutorial we’re going to play around in Adobe Photoshop and have fun creating a faceless man with a window to his soooouuuul! We’ll use some simple photo manipulation techniques to digitally cut away the face and tidy up the edges, then we’ll place a vibrant cosmic space image inside the head and finish it all off with some refinements, lighting effects and a complementary quote to produce a surreal piece of artwork.

43. How to Create a Fun Underwater Photo Manipulation With Adobe Photoshop under water 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

n this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a funny underwater scene featuring a big fish stuck on a tree.

44. How to create a Foodtruck in Adobe Photoshop food truck 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

Create a food truck illustration.

45. How to Create a Fireball Brush From Scratch in Adobe Photoshop fireball 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

Crafting home-made fire effects is a fun way to add visual energy and excitement to your digital artwork. I’ll show you how to safely create, capture, and use custom-made fireball brushes in Photoshop.

46. How to Create a Romantic Rose Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop i love you 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

This tutorial will show you how to use a bunch of floral illustration images, with a couple of layer masks, textures, and adjustment layers, to create a fresh, floral text effect.

47. How to create a Halloween Pattern in Adobe Photoshop halloween pattern 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

Learn how to create a rapport (or repeat pattern) that you can use to create your own fabric designs, papers… So leave the broom aside for a while and let`s get started!

48. How to Make a Portrait with City Elements in Photoshop portait 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

In this tutorial, It will show you how to make a portrait with city elements in Photoshop. This is a intermediate level difficulty tutorial and can be a bit tricky to complete, but why not have a try!

49. How to Add Drama to a Rainy Scene With Adobe Photoshop rainy 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a colorful rainy scene featuring an emotional woman. You’ll learn how to add a colorful background using blending modes, retouch the model and take care of details, make rain using a custom brush, adjust the color, and enhance the depth of field.

50. Create an Epic Battle Zone Montage Effect in Photoshop montage 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

In this tutorial, I will show you the process I took to Create an Epic Battle Zone Montage Effect in Photoshop.

51. How to Turn a Landscape Photograph Into an Isometric Icon in Adobe Photoshop

island 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016In this tutorial we are going to create a 3D isometric map made from combinations of a few landscape photos. No 3D software is used in this project—we are going to use only Adobe Photoshop. The end result can be used as an icon or as part of an infographic.

52. How To Create a Distorted VHS Effect in Photoshop

distotred effect 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016Your going to have some fun mimicking the distortion effect of VHS tapes in Adobe Photoshop. This is quite an unusual topic, but hopefully it will come in handy for those rare projects where you might need to replicate such a style. We’ll take a photograph and distort it with a variety of techniques to simulate the warping associated with old analog film footage, then we’ll apply some OSD text as a finishing touch to give it the appearance of a home movie being played on a VCR.

53. Paint with blend modes

watercolor boat thumb 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016Learn a simple painting technique that can bring the best out of your brushes!

54. How to Create Rock 3D Text Effect with Flying Fire Sparks in Photoshop

rock text 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

In this tutorial, I will show you the process I used to create this Rock 3D Text Effect with Flying Fire Sparks in Photoshop. This is an intermediate level difficulty tutorial and some steps can be tricky. Have a try!

55. Create a Shiny Textured Chrome Text Effect in Photoshop

tough text effect 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016This tutorial will show you how to use a couple of Photoshop’s layer styles, along with some flare photos, gradient fills, and a simple pattern, to create a shiny textured chrome text effect.

56. How to Create a Winter Landscape Photo Manipulation With Adobe Photoshop

winter snowflake pattern 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a winter landscape using a variety of photo-manipulation techniques. You’ll learn how to combine different stock images together into a cohesive scene using adjustment layers, masking and brushes. You’ll also learn how to paint the snow, make the sunlight, create lighting effects, take care of the details and more.

57. How To Create Your Own Hateful Eight Movie Poster Design

hate8ful8 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie The Hateful Eight has been highly anticipated by film fans. During the build up to its launch a series of movie posters were released that were made using one of the free design resources from Spoon Graphics, hat tip to James White for the spot!

58. Master the Harris Shutter Effect

harris shutter effect 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016Create this classic colour-channel-splitting effect in Elements

59. Retouch Your Photos in a Dramatic Way Using Photoshop

dramatic retouch 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016n this Photoshop tutorial we will retouch a portrait in order to obtain a dramatic but good looking effect.We will use various tools and techniques in order to achieve our goals and I’ll guide you along the way.

60. How to Create a Futuristic Metal Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

poweer 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016In this quick tip, you are going to create a simple Layer Style text effect, similar to the text effects that can be purchased on Envato Market. So you’ll be just using a texture, a pattern, and a couple of layer styles to create a bright, futuristic-themed text effect.

61. Create “Drift in Space” Digital Art in Photoshop

drift space 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016n this Photoshop tutorial, I will show you the process of creating this “Drift in Space” Digital Art in Photoshop. This is an intermediate level difficulty tutorial and some steps can be tricky.

62. Geometric Collage using Illustrator & Photoshop

geometric 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016In today’s video tutorial we’re going to combine the powers of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop to produce a trendy geometric photo collage. This style of artwork has a somewhat retro vibe and it’s the kind of art you would see on album covers or as a series of abstract poster prints. We’ll be using Illustrator for its powerful shape building tools to construct a geometric vector pattern, then we’ll transfer the artwork over to Photoshop to use the image editing tools to digitally cut and paste snippings of a photograph into a cool looking collage.

63. Create a Long Shadow Text Effect in Photoshop Using Layer Styles

long shadow 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016With the release of Photoshop CC 2015, we now have the ability to add multiple instances of the same layer style to a single layer. This opens the door to creating more advanced effects quickly (and more importantly, non-destructively). This works well especially with text effects. In the past, it could be cumbersome to create a simple effect such as a long shadow, which often required several steps, making it difficult to update the text on the fly. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you a quick technique to add long shadows to your text without losing the ability to edit quickly.

64. Create a Porcelain Skin Effect in Photoshop

skin effect 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016In this tutorial we will create a porcelain skin effect using a beautiful portrait of a woman and the power of Photoshop’s blending modes.

65. How to Create a 3D Antique Metal Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

love 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016In this tutorial we will create a porcelain skin effect using a beautiful portrait of a woman and the power of Photoshop’s blending modes.

66. 80’s Style Chrome Text Effect in Photoshop

turbo lazer 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016In this Photoshop tutorial you’re going back to the 1980s to create a rad text effect based on those 80s style chrome logos we used to see for games, movies, TV shows and more. The overall design incorporates the classic bold chrome text effect with a hot pink script font. It’s all done in Photoshop using a mix of layer styles and colour overlays to reproduce the shiny metal effects and vibrant colours.

67. How to Create an Animated Work-in-Progress Action in Adobe Photoshop

animated effect 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016How do you make your art? We would love to see! In this quick tip, I’ll show you how to create an animated GIF in Adobe Photoshop to show the evolution of your digital work.

68. Create Typography Using a Mixture of Snow and Fire Elements in Photoshop

anchient 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016How do you make your art? We would love to see! In this quick tip, I’ll show you how to create an animated GIF in Adobe Photoshop to show the evolution of your digital work.

69. Create a lightbulb composition

light bulb effect 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

Use non-destructive techniques to blend your images and create an eye-catching composition

70. Create a shattered glass portrait

glass effect 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016Use a combination of clipping mask, layers and blend modes to create this smashing glass portrait effect

71. How To Create a Suicide Squad Inspired 3D Text Effect

sucide squad 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016Another movie themed tutorial, this time inspired by the vibrant text effect from the Suicide Squad trailer. Follow along to see how the 3D typography is made in Photoshop, along with various lighting effects to illuminate the design with bright colours.

72. How to Create a Rusted Metal Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

rusty 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016In this tutorial, you will learn how to use some real-life rust textures and the 3D tools in Photoshop to create some wonderfully flaky, crispy, crunchy rusted text without the fear of even getting cut!

73. How to Create a Glittering Gold Thread Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

glitter 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

Glittering text effects are such a lovely addition to almost any design! This tutorial will show you an easy way to create a glittering gold thread text effect, using a simple glitter texture and one layer style.

74. How can I create a rainbow in Photoshop?

rainbow effect 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

When creating a rainbow, open a new document of 10,000 square pixels, just to give yourself enough space. This way, you can paste your finished rainbow onto any picture you like.

75. Add an Intense Effect to a Photo in Photoshopintence 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016

In this Photoshop tutorial we will add an intense effect to a photo using simple and easy techniques.

76. Re-colour a black-and-white photo

recolor 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016Enliven a black and white photo with colour using adjustments, masks, brushing and blend modes

77. Create an Emotional Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

manipulations 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016Enliven a black and white photo with colour using adjustments, masks, brushing and blend modes

78. Create an Embossed Glitter Text Effect in Photoshop

thelittlethings 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016This tutorial will show you how to create an embossed, glittering text effect in Photoshop using Layer Styles and a few other tricks.

79. How to Age a Photo in Adobe Photoshop

authentic photo 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016Digital photos are amazing technology. They are superior to working with old film in a number of very real ways. But for all their digital perfection, they often lack the character of old film. Film, being a physical medium, was susceptible to the ravages of time and would show signs of wear, tear and deterioration. This often produced a very attractive effect that we just don’t get with our digital photos.

80. How to Fix Color Errors in Digital Painting With Adobe Photoshop

galaxy 80 best Photoshop tutorials created in 2016Are you scared of painting with color? Many beginners avoid working with color out of fear that they might ruin their ideas with the wrong combinations. Why you might feel this way is actually not your fault. This kind of thought process stems from traditional art because you’re often locked into the color scheme you choose. And if you want to change the colors, you’re usually out of luck.

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  • Priya Sharma

    Pretty good post. Awesome designs collection created by photoshop designs.
    You have done a marvellous job.

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