30 Photoshop Tutorials For Creating Beautiful Illustration
TimothyBlake • March 19th, 2012
Photoshop personally would not be my software of choice for creating illustrations, but never the less some phenomenal illustrations can created using Photoshop. These tutorials will show you how you can use Photoshop in order to create beautiful illustrations of your own. 30 of the best carefully hand picked design tutorials out there. This post was a pleasure to put together, i hope you enjoy.
The staple of every Italian breakfast is home espresso coffee, brewed with the iconic “Moka Express” pot. In this tutorial, we’ll create a Moka entirely from scratch using shapes, layer effects and a bunch of productivity-enhancing tips. We will then proceed to turn our design into a Leopard and Vista-ready professional icon. So get your coffee mugs ready and let’s start brewing!
Photoshop is a great tool to work with both vector and pixel shapes. In this tutorial you will demonstrate a powerful combination of vector shapes, layer styles, and manual drawing to create a photorealistic camera. So realistic you’ll think it’s just an ordinary photo.
I recently watched “Moon” and although I didn’t like it that much it inspired me to create a space scene. In this tutorial you’ll create a colorful illustration that includes the Earth, the Moon, a starry sky and some beautiful light effects.
In this tutorial, It will show you how to draw an ice cream bar. Throughout this tutorial you’ll have a look at various drawing techniques. You’ll be creating everything within Photoshop from start to finish, except the font used. Let’s jump into this tutorial.
A detailed tutorial on how to create this awesome logo.
We all know and love Photoshop for its pixel-based manipulation. In this tutorial, I decided to look into Photoshop’s vector capabilities, combined with gradients, layer modes, and layer styles to produce a great-looking, almost photo-realistic lighter.
The goal for this tutorial is to draw a realistic leather briefcase entirely from scratch. We’ll use Photoshop’s amazing layer styles and incredible brush engine to create textured leather, convincing stitches and gold-plated locks.
So in this tutorial It will show you how to create the Captain America shield using Photoshop. The whole process is quite simple and won’t take you more than 45 minutes.
In this tutorial, we’re going to be drawing a retro game console controller. Rather than a perspective look, this one will have an isometric look. This tutorial is extremely detailed, and will be fun for all you classic arcade lovers.
In this tutorial, we’re going to be drawing a retro game console controller. Rather than a perspective look
In this tutorial, It will show you how to illustrate a USB key floating in the air and reflecting on a surface. We’ll be adding numerous details that will make this illustration shine. Notice how the Psdtuts+ name reflects off the floor in the illustration.
In this tutorial, you’re going to draw a beer glass with some beer in it. We’ll create the shiny curly glass with reflection, put some beer in it, add some bubbles, and finally we’ll make the shadow and the reflections. Meanwhile, I hope you’ll have some fun and learn some cool technics too.
Go simultaneously backward and forward in time with this Steampunk tutorial. The main focus, aside from the style of course, is fusing elements from different sources together to create a cohesive whole. There are many tricks to this end and we shall be looking at light sources, shadows, and image grading.
In this tutorial, you will be working to create an interesting Poster-size illustration with floral elements. This tutorial is inspired by a suggestion from Zach on our Tutorials Suggestions/Request page. He wanted to know how one would create a design like the floral element in the Version App header. I’ve taken a look at that, added a few of my own ideas, and run with it to create a cool poster design.
Some months back before the latest iMacs were released, I was musing as to what a black iMac might look like. Being a Photoshopper, I decided to try making one. After posting it on a blog, the image went viral and started appearing on Mac and technology blogs and my site was inundated with traffic. Today if you look up Black iMac in a Google search you’ll see lots of sites using my image. Today I’ll show you how I made that picture.
In this tutorial, I’ll be showing you how to draw a shiny green apple. We’ll have a look at various painting techniques throughout this tutorial. It will be fun and you’ll learn something new
Anyone remember audio cassettes? Back in the day, when I was a kid, we were listening to music from audio tapes and vinyl records. In this step-by-step tutorial we will reinvent the tape … again! I will walk you through the process of creating a detailed audio cassette, from scratch, in Photoshop using shapes, layer styles and filters.
There are many ways to illustrate and be creative even if you can’t draw so well. If you’ve got an imagination and some Photoshop skills, then you can create illustrations that are bang on trend.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create an illustration of a model. We’ll be creating it in vector style, though using Photoshops Burn Tool to add some dimensionality to the illustration. By the end you’ll have enough information and practice to create your own. Although, it doesn’t require any special ability you should be proficient in the use of the Pen Tool. Drawing skills would also help, as well as a tablet, though it’s not necessary.
So in this tutorial It will show you how to create a Mac style radar icon in Photoshop. This could be done easily in Fireworks and in Illustrator, I am also thinking about doing that to practice more.
Customizing your ride can be a lot of fun for those of you who are into that sort of thing. In today’s tutorial we will demonstrate how to create some custom rims for your ride and then show what they would look like if overlaid on top of an image of a car.
I will show you how to create a detailed vintage TV from scratch using Photoshop’s vector editing capabilities. The detailed step by step guide will help you to understand the process of its creation.
Still life compositions are like photographs in that they portray the details of objects as moments frozen in time. Still life images don’t tell a story, they simply depict the objects themselves. In today’s tutorial we will explore this style of art by creating a still life candle in Photoshop.
Photoshop isn’t the first application that we think of when some one mentions vector-style illustrations. That’s because we have Illustrator to easily produce vector artwork. While Photoshop wasn’t originally designed to create these types of illustrations, it does have the capability to produce illustrations that can meet or exceed that of Illustrator. In this tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a fun, underwater, vector-style illustration using Photoshop.
In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create a realistic electric guitar using only Photoshop. I hope you will learn a lot of techniques that can help you create complex photorealistic compositions. This tutorial is quite extensive and might take you a few hours to complete.
In this tutorial, we will be working to create an interesting Poster-size illustration with floral elements. This tutorial is inspired by a suggestion from Zach on our Tutorials Suggestions/Request page. He wanted to know how one would create a design like the floral element in the Version App header. I’ve taken a look at that, added a few of my own ideas, and run with it to create a cool poster design.
In this tutorial you will learn how to draw realistic classic pen using only Photoshop technique, without any stock image. Mainly following steps in this tutorial you will learn how to simple colored shapes add 3d look using Burn tool and adding highlights. You also can use this image as icon for your projects. This can be your begging guide to learn more deeply Adobe Photoshop drawing techniques.
In this tutorial we will show you how to create a detailed audio receiver icon using Photoshop’s vector editing capabilities.