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30 Fresh New Photoshop tutorials from 2014

As a designer it’s important that you’re always striving to further develop your design skill set by constantly learning new techniques, which will make you a better designer. This post we have put all the best photoshop tutorials created in 2014 all in to one place, for you to learn and evolve your design skills.
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1. Create 3D type in 10 simple steps3d-type

Make your type stand out: Alex Gill reveals how to quickly create 3D type using Photoshop and Illustrator.

2. Curled Ribbon Text Effectribbion-text-effect

This tutorial will show you how to create a curled ribbon text effect, then decorate it with thin stripes of glitter. The curl will be created using simple shapes and gradient overlays, and then, it will be placed all over the text using some techniques and tips and tricks. After that, the glitter stripes will be created and styled, and finally, you’ll learn how to change the color of the final result as you like.

3. Create a 3D Sports Graphics Illustrationbaseball

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a 3D sports graphics illustration using Adobe Illustrator to create and export basic paths, Cinema 4D to build the 3D, and Photoshop for the post-production. Let’s get started!

4. Create an Emotional Autumn Scene Photo Manipulationemotional-photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to create an emotional autumn scene. You’ll learn how to blend all stocks together to make a cohesive scene as well as retouch the model, create rain, work with groups and more.

5. How to Create Abstract Vector Background with Colorful Bubbles in Adobe Photoshopcolorful-bg

In this tutorial I will give you some tips on how to create abstract background with colorful bubbles in Adobe Photoshop CS5. You will learn how to add a Layer Style, draw bubbles, apply brushes etc. Layered PSD file included.

6. Offset Path Effectabudezzedo

So in this tutorial I will show you how to create a simple wallpaper mixing vectors and photos. We will play with Offset Path, Live Corners and some other effects in Illustrator and Photoshop.

7. Create Colourful Fiery Portrait in Photoshopfirey-portait

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create this awesome fiery portrait in Photoshop.This is a beginner-intermediate level tutorial aiming to give some practices on layer blending, selection and coloring techniques in Photoshop. Some steps can be a little tricky, but why not have a try!

8. How to Create a Magical Photo Manipulation: Post-Productionmagical-photo-maniulation

Artists often work with a team of individuals to complete a project. This team could include a client, a creative director, an art director, a photographer, a retoucher, and a graphic designer. In this two-part tutorial, I teamed up with photographer Natalie Fobes to create a magical photo illustration that depicts a child interacting with toys that have come to life. In the process, we will show you how to not only shoot the photos that you need, but also, how to retouch them and combine them with stock photos to create artwork that closely resembles a sketch.

9. Create an Easy Realistic Gold Text Effect in Photoshopgold-text-effect

Photoshop layer styles are very versatile in nature. They are also a great time saver and offer a lot of flexibility during editing and reuse. Popular layer styles like glass, chrome and gold are very much in demand in every day Photoshop work. In this tutorial we will explore an easy, but realistic Gold Text Effect in Photoshop.

10. How to Create a Chalk Logo Effect in Photoshopchalk-logo

Creating a realistic chalk effect in Photoshop can be a bit challenging. While there are certainly some filters, plug-ins, and other completely digital techniques to help you achieve the effect you want, you can often achieve a more realistic effect using real-life pencil and paper. In this tutorial, I will show you how to apply a chalk effect to an illustration in Photoshop. This technique can be used on anything from a typographic illustration to a logo.

11. Photo Manipulate a Surreal Underground Scene with a Sleeping, Frozen Beautyphoto-manipulate

You’ll learn how to create a lovely surreal image that’s sure to impressive your friends. It’s time to get icy and take your photo manip skills up a notch!

12. Get started with type arttype-art

In this tutorial, lettering guru Pomme Chan talks you step-by-step through how she created this incredible image.

13. Create a Fantasy Fiery Portrait Photo-Manipulationfiery-portait

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a fantasy fiery portrait of a woman. You’ll learn how to use textures, add fire and create lighting effect.

14. How to Add Realistic Falling Snow to a Photo in Photoshopsnowflake-design

Falling snowflakes are a great way to make your winter photography much more interesting. Sometimes, the weather doesn’t cooperate however, and you have to turn to Photoshop to get the job done. In this tutorial, we will explain how to create a realistic falling snow effect in Photoshop and show you how to apply it to your images.

15. JWT Brazil – Made Of What You Arejungle

Background Info: this illustration was an A0 billboard produced for JWT Brazil’s Troller car campaign. The original brief came attached with a rough concept sketch and some loose directions for what the client wanted to see in the image. The final image was created using 3D objects, stock photos and digital painting. Most of the lighting manipulation used in this image was done with photoshop layer adjustments and painting via a tablet. All 3D objects were created with the software Cinema 4D. Due to scheduling conflicts with the Cannes festival, the deadline for this image was six days.

16. Create a Seamless, 3D, Geometric Pattern in Photoshopgeometric-background

Seamless patterns are a fun and easy way to add some interest to your graphic designs. Patterns, however, can be a bit intimidating to some artists, as it is often challenging to figure out exactly where the pattern repeats. In this tutorial, I will show you how to quickly create a seamless, three-dimensional, geometric pattern in Photoshop.

17. Create low-poly art portraitspoly-art

You’ll see how to create this cool, grainy work with a low-poly (a polygon mesh of a small number of polygons) twist. First we’ll create some vector portraits, then get texturing in Photoshop with self-made brushes.

18. Draw a Realistic Retro Radio using Photoshop and Illustrator from Scratchradio-illustration

You’ll see how to create this cool, grainy work with a low-poly (a polygon mesh of a small number of polygons) twist. First we’ll create some vector portraits, then get texturing in Photoshop with self-made brushes.

19. How to create B & W high fashion photobw

In today’s Photoshop tutorial we’re going to play around with various image adjustments to recreate the emotive style of high fashion black and white photography. Typically these photographs feature many of the characteristics of old school 35mm film, such as heavy film grain and low contrast. Follow this step by step guide to quickly transform your own photos into artistic black and white pieces of art.

20. Striped fuzzy text effectfuzz-text-effect

If you’re a fan of the fuzzy/fluffy stuff, you’ll like this text effect. It is a really simple one, created using Photoshop’s Layer Styles, brushes, and Filters. You can use any color you like for the stripes, and even create them in different sizes. The techniques are pretty easy, but they give a nice, almost realistic, result.

21. The Ultimate Guide to Adjustment Layers – Color Balance and Selective Colorultimate-color

In this tutorial, we are going to have a look at the Color Balance and Selective Color adjustment layers in Photoshop. They work by balancing the percentage of primary and secondary colors in your images and can be used to fine-tune your colors. Although Color Balance and Selective Color are not used as often as the Hue/Saturation adjustment, for instance, they are still very useful once you know how and when to use them.

22. Create a Geometric Maze Design in Photoshopgeometric-bg

You’ll learn all kinds of techniques, such as working with perspective, applying texture and lighting and much more.

23. Adobe Illustrator tutorial: Add stylish ornaments to typenature-text

Learn the basics of adding ornaments to type using Illustrator techniques such as Live Trace and the Pathfinder panel.

24. Beautiful Valentine’s Day Manipulation in Photoshopvalentinesday

This is a manipulation tutorial by PSDBox that will show you how to create a romantic scenario combining a few stock images. You will also learn how to create beautiful color effects and how to give a nice soft and dreamy effect to your works.

25. How To Create a Colorful Fluoro Duotone Photo Effectpink-poster

In today’s Photoshop tutorial we’re heading straight back to the 80s to play with vibrant fluoro colours. It has become a popular trend to convert the colours of modern day photographs into oversaturated fluorescent style hues to create intense sensual images. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to quickly recreate this duotone effect, then we’ll take the design to the next level with some additional tweaks to give it a modern pop art twist.

26. Create a Mobile Shopping App Design in Photoshopmobile-shopping-app

In this tutorial, It will show you the techniques used to create a modern and flat user interface (UI) design for an iPad app.

27. Typographic Logo in Illustrator and Photoshopsnowy-winter

For this tutorial It will show you how to use simple Illustrator tools to create a very trendy logo. The process is quite simple and can be applied to all sorts of logos and illustrations for your future projects.

28. Create “Cold Winter Night” Text Effect in Photoshopwater-text

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create this interesting cold winter night text effect in Photoshop. We will go through some texturing techniques, as well as an interesting method of creating break-apart effect. We will also use image adjustment layers to fine-tune the final effect.

29. Embossed Metal Tag Text Effectmetal-text

This tutorial is a quick easy one, that will show you how you can use shapes and layered Layer Styles to create a simple embossed metal tag-inspired text effect.

30. Advanced hair retouchinghair

In this Photoshop tutorial by FX-RAY you will learn how to perform an advanced hair retouching from a model photo by removing stray hairs and cross hairs.

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3 thoughts on “30 Fresh New Photoshop tutorials from 2014

  1. Nice tutorials! Have you ever heard of Photoshop Actions? It allows you to “record” the steps of a tutorial and save it as a single Photoshop Action file (.atn), which you can load up later to perform the same steps in a different image with a single click of a button!

    This allows you to re-create complex effects such as 3d effects, shade filtering, etc. with very minimal effort. On my website, I have a hand-picked collection of free Photoshop Actions, categorized for easy finding, as well as a full tutorial on how to install and use Photoshop Actions. Have a browse: Free Photoshop Actions

  2. is that you’re calling fresh tutorials ? i see this tuts looks like 80’s ? correct me if i’m wrong. but looks ugly .. sorry fo’ dissapointed the owners who created this tuts

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