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20 Fresh And Best Photoshop Tutorials From 2011

20-fresh-tutorial-banner I thought it would be an cool idea to create a roundup based upon some of freshest design Photoshop tutorials, which were published onto the online design community at some point in 2011. There’s a ton of great various types of tutorials from text effect to Photoshop manipulations, defiantly something for everyone to tickle your fancy.

1. Making a Superhero Movie Teaser Postersuperhero

In this tutorial it will give you an example of how to create a movie teaser poster. It will show you how to draw a mask for your character using the pen tool , blend modes and textures.

2. Create a Fallen, Rain-Soaked, Angel Composition in Photoshoprain-soaked

In today’s tutorial you will demonstrate how to create a lonely, fallen, rain-soaked, angel composition in Photoshop using photo manipulation techniques.

3. Create a surreal smoking bird compositionsmoke-bird

n this Photoshop tutorial, you will be making a monochromatic scene with the subject being a bird in flight with smoke surrounding its body. We will be using a high contrast stock image that we will manipulate and combine with smoke brushes.

4. Logo Design Process and Walkthrough for BioThemeslogo-bio

the BioThemes logo was build in Photoshop at super large dimensions. The whole design is based on a leaf texture file sourced from Caleb Kimbrough.

5. Tutorial: How To Design a Realistic Takeout Coffee Icon


In this tutorial you’re going to show you how to design an icon from our popular freebie, the Incredibly Detailed Drinks Icon Pack. We’ll walk you through the process of creating the takeout coffee cup from start to finish, exploring a wide variety of techniques in Photoshop that can be applied to almost any type of design and drawing.

6. Create A Mixed Media Piece Using Photoshopmixed-media

In this tutorial I will be showing you how to take any drawing and turn it into a mixed media masterpiece using Photoshop. We will be combining some digital painting techniques with textures and light effects to achieve the desired result. I will be showing you how you can use these techniques for just about any type of design.

7. Create an Ice Cream Type Treatment in Photoshopslurp-ice-cream

The process is simple enough for any level Photoshop lover. We will be dealing with illustration techniques, and will explore the power of layer styles applied to custom brushes.

8. Draw a Roll of Camera Film in Photoshoproll-of-film

Icon design can be a lot of fun. In this tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a roll of camera film using Photoshop.

9. How to create Abstract Starfield Background in Photoshop CS5create-light-star-background

In the following Quick Tip tutorial you will learn how to mix different shapes, brushes and blending modes in Photoshop CS5 to create awesome space scene. Layered PSD file included.

10. Create a “Minion” Character From the Despicable Me Movieminon

In this tutorial, you will use Photoshop and Illustrator to create a cute minion character.

11. Meteorite Impact Photoshop tutorialmeterroitw

In this tutorial IT will show you how to create a building hit by a meteorite. I tried to simplify it so that less advanced users can follow it. I’ll show you how to create a realistic smoke trail and a meteorite using only Photoshop filters and custom brushes. All stock images used in this tutorial can be downloaded for free. Hope you like the final result.

12. Create a Lost Fantasy Micro World with Powerful Photo Manipulation Techniques in Photoshopmicro-world

You will take a break from the ordinary stuff and go into a fantasy world. Learn how to build up your own micro society using many different pictures and some cool photo manipulation techniques.

13. Create A Spaced Themed Postervibrant-spced-theme

In this graphic design tutorial, we are going to be making a dynamic digital creation using a combination of stock photos, textures and brushes. We will also incorporate blend mode techniques, coloring effects, and some cool light effects as well.

14. Create an Explosive Flaming Poker Card in Photoshop flaming-poker-card

In this tutorial I will show you how to create your own custom poker card from scratch by using the wide variety of shapes that come with Photoshop. I will also show you techniques on how to manipulate fire by using simple methods.

15. Create a 3D Text Effect Using Photoshop Layer Styles


Photoshop layer styles are the first tool beginners learn to enhance text effects. In this tutorial I’m going to show you how powerful and flexible this tool is.

16. Make A Retro Space Themed Designretro

In this Photoshop tutorial, we will create a retro-themed scene that utilizes different lighting effects and arrangements.

17. Design a futuristic 2011 wallpaper2011-wallpaper

You couldn’t start the new year without a Photoshop tutorial on how to realize a high-style 2011 wallpaper! Let’s create together a futuristic type treatment in 16 easy-to-follow steps. We will deal in particular with layer masks and light effects. Also I will show you the power of layer styles and how they can be used to realize awesome text effects.

18. Manipulate a Dancer Illustration in Photoshopdance-manipulation

In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll see how to manipulate a single stock image in Photoshop to create a dance illustration.

19. Fluffy Clouds in Photoshopfluffy-clounds

So in this tutorial I will show you how to create an wallpaper with some very stylized and super fluffy clouds in Photoshop. We will use basic tools and Layer Styles to create the effect.

20. Create a Paint Brush in Photoshoppaint-brush

Creating still-life objects in Photoshop is often great practice for learning how to create other objects. In today’s tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a realistic-looking paint brush using layer styles, clipping masks, and the not-so-commonly-used blend if sliders.

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