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.
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.
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.
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.
The final effect is achieved with just a few simple techniques, so hopefully this will be a great one for beginners to experiment with.
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!
This tutorial will show you a super quick and easy way to create a glossy, glittering text effect using a bunch of layer styles.
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!
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.
Learn how to create a glamorous Dia De Los Muertos photo manipulation using Adobe Photoshop
This tutorial will show you how to use smart objects and layer styles to create a 3D, retro, glowing text effect.
This tutorial will show you how to use smart objects and layer styles to create a 3D, retro, glowing text effect.
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.
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!
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.
This tutorial will show you how to use two layer styles to create a super easy, but very realistic burnt-in-leather text effect.
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.
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.
In this tutorial you’ll create a colorful digital manipulation using minimal stock images.
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.
Learn how to create your own Frankenstein’s monster using Liquify, Adjustment Layers
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.
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.
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.
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.
How create a cool pixel car.
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.
Dolls are just plain ole creepy. And possessed dolls always have a way of causing infinite destruction. Inspired by the movie Annabelle,
In this tutorial I will show you how to create a metallic medieval text effect, using a pattern and layer styles.
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.
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.
In this tutorial I will show you how to create a set of hand drawn icons using only Adobe Photoshop.
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.
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.
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.
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.
’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.
This tutorial will show you how to draw your own shapes and use layer styles to create a vintage advertising badge.
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.
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.
n this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a funny underwater scene featuring a big fish stuck on a tree.
Create a food truck illustration.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
In this tutorial, I will show you the process I took to Create an Epic Battle Zone Montage Effect in Photoshop.
In 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.
Your 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.
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!
In 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.
Quentin 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!
n 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.
In 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.
In 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.
With 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.
In 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.
Use non-destructive techniques to blend your images and create an eye-catching composition
Use a combination of clipping mask, layers and blend modes to create this smashing glass portrait effect
Another 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.
In 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!
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.
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.
In this Photoshop tutorial we will add an intense effect to a photo using simple and easy techniques.
Digital 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.
Are 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.