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50 Best Photoshop tutorials from 2020

In our annual tradition we are roundup the year in our usual fashion by looking back at all the best Photoshop tutorials published throughout 2020. We have seen some remarkable design tutorials published throughout 2020 it is a great showcase of all the best design tutorials. The post includes a great collection of design tutorials from creating unique text effects to photo manipulations. The post is suitable for all skill levels if your new to photoshop or an experienced user there’s tutorial included suitable for all skills levels.

We hope you enjoy this roundup, and a post certainly worth bookmarking as contains a wealth of knowledge.

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1. How to Make Stars in Photoshop

Ever wondered how to make stars in Adobe Photoshop? Well, wonder no more! In this quick tip tutorial, you will learn how to make stars in Photoshop quickly and easily.  

2. How to Make a Split Color Photo in Adobe Photoshop

Create a color glitch in a black and white photo.

3. How To Create a Vintage Logo T-Shirt Design

In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you how you can easily create cool looking vintage logo designs by combining antique illustrations with some visually interesting text styles and layouts. This kind of artwork is really popular as T-shirt graphics, so I’ll show you how to set up your document at the appropriate size for a T-shirt design. To finish off the artwork, we’ll apply some vintage print effects and make use of my Washed and Worn textures to make the digital design look like a realistic old T-shirt print.

4. Create Leafy Face Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create this “Leafy Face” manipulation in Photoshop. We will go through techniques such as layer blending, layer masks, filter effects, and the use of adjustment layers. 

5. How To Draw a Halloween Pumpkin In Photoshop

In this tutorial, we are going to draw the famous icon of Halloween, the pumpkin with scary face, Jack O’ Lantern. We will start drawing its basic shape with help from Pen tool and continue with drawing manually using the old reliable Brush tool.

6. How to Create a Retro 90s Grunge Photo Effect in Adobe Photoshop

Nineties grunge was an explosive era in American culture, filled with the sounds of punk rock, heavy metal, and electric guitars. If you need to create an eye-catching grunge flyer to revive the 1990s aesthetic, keep reading. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to make a grunge photo effect in Photoshop for a flyer template.

7. How to Easily Create Retro Landscapes with an 80s Aesthetic

Sci-fi landscape scenes featuring Tron-style grids, mountain scenes, and a vibrant sunrise is a popular aesthetic that is associated with art and design from the 80s. This retro-futuristic style has remained in trend thanks to the retrowave/synthwave music movement, which has helped to bring back the visual elements from 80s arcades, action movies, fashion and pop culture. In today’s tutorial I will show you an easy way to create your own retro landscape scenes with the help of a huge 80s inspired toolbox named NeonWave. Download a free sample containing all the assets you need to easily construct this surreal sci-fi scene with vivid colours.

8. How to Change the Color of an Image in Photoshop

Help spread awareness for Spirit Day and ‘go purple’ by learning how to change the color of an image in Photoshop. Turning your own photos and profile pictures purple on social media is a great way to support LGBTQ youth and to stand up against LGBTQ bullying. 

9. How to Create a Photo to Art Text Effect Photoshop Action

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a Photoshop action to turn a picture into text art. I’ll explain everything in so much detail that everyone can create it, even those who have just opened Photoshop for the first time.

10. How to Create an Architecture Sketch Effect in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn how to create an amazing architecture sketch effect. I will explain everything in so much detail that everyone can create it, even those who have just opened Photoshop for the first time. 

11. How to Create a Sparkle Effect Photoshop Action

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a sparkle overlay effect Photoshop action. I will explain everything in so much detail that everyone can create it, even those who have just opened Photoshop for the first time. 

12. How to Make Concrete Text with Break-Apart Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, It will show you the processes of making concrete text with break-apart effect in Photoshop. The process involves custom brush painting, layer masking and image adjustments.

13. How to Create a Realistic Neon Light Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

Layering glow and gloss effects can help create nice, shiny objects. Learn how to modify a brick texture for the background, and then use layer styles with the Pen Tool to add some bright, glowing neon text and a simple cable over it.

14. The Knockout Method is my New Favourite Photoshop Technique

The feature is an Advanced Blending option within the Layer Styles window named ‘Knockout’. As its name suggests, it ‘knocks-out’ the contents of a particular layer from the layers below.   

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

In this Photoshop tutorial, It 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.  

16. How to Create a Photoshop Painting Effect

In this tutorial, we will create a vintage painting Photoshop action using smart filters, mask layers, vintage textures, and dynamic brushes.

17. Create Surreal Human Face with Flame Hair & Disintegration Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Create Surreal Human Face with Flame Hair and Disintegration Effect in Photoshop. Along the way, there will be some basic retouch skills applied, as well as applying textures and creating your own Photoshop brush from stock image.

18. How to Simulate X-Ray Photography in Photoshop

How to Simulate X-Ray Photography in Photoshop! In this tutorial, you will learn the step-by-step process of how to create cool X-ray Photoshop effects. 

19. Create Rusted Metal Text Effect Inspired by “Mad Max” Movie

In this Photoshop tutorial, I will show you the process of creating this Rusted Metal Text Effect Inspired by “Mad Max” Movie.

20. Photoshop tutorial: How to draw eyes

This tutorial is a step-by-step guide on how to digitally draw an eye, as taken from new book Make Great Art on Your iPad by the British, Texas-based artist Alison Jardine.

21. How to Mirror an Image in Photoshop

Whether you are a beginner or an expert, mirroring an image in Adobe Photoshop is one of the most commonly used skills. However, with so many tools available to you, it might be quite daunting to learn for someone who is just getting started.

22. Create a Rocky Text Effect with Space Background in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Create a Rocky Text Effect with Space Background in Photoshop. 

23. How to Remove a Background in Photoshop

If you want to learn how to remove a background in Photoshop or how to make a background transparent in Photoshop, in this tutorial I will show you the most universal method for achieving this goal. I’ll teach you how to isolate the object, and how to keep its edges smooth in the process.

24. Create Rough Wood Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create this Rough Woody Text Effect Made of Wood Splinters in Photoshop. We will also use some ground textures and dirt brushes to achieve some special effect.

25. How to Create Photoshop Brushes From an Old Newspaper

In this tutorial, you will create a set of Photoshop brushes from an old newspaper, and then we will create a vintage paper texture using this set.

26. Create Colourful Fiery Portrait in Photoshop

In this tutorial, It 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. 

27. How to Create a Graffiti Effect in Adobe Photoshop

Learn how to create graffiti art from your photos in Adobe Photoshop, using filters and adjustments.

28. Create 3D Text Surrounded by Flame in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create 3D text surrounded by flame in Photoshop. We will render a 3D text in Photoshop and combine flame and crack textures with our text. We will use a number of Photoshop techniques such as image adjustments, layer blending modes, various tools and filters.

29. Create low-poly art in Photoshop

Using Photoshop to create low-poly art, here Damien Vignaux (aka Elroy) shows you how he created an artwork for his band, The Escapists – a techno act comprised of Damien and Leonizer records boss Léonard De Léonard. The artwork appears on the cover of The Escapists’ EP, Les Ailes du Courage (Wings of Courage), as well as on flyers for their live shows.

30. How to Create a Typewriter Font Text Effect (And the Best Typewriter Fonts)

Do you love old typewriters and the style they apply to the letters? Those duplicated letters, and the illegible and sometimes even blurred and almost missed symbols?

31. How to Create a Fabulous Mirror-Ball-Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to create a simple bump texture and use Photoshop’s 3D tools and settings, with a couple of textures and adjustment layers, to create a mirror-ball-inspired text effect. 

32. Make a Retouched Background in Adobe Photoshop

Create a studio fashion shoot from your home.

33. How to Create a 3D Chipped, Painted Wood Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to use some textures and a couple of different 3D material and light settings, as well as adjustment layers, to create a realistic chipped, painted wood text effect.

34. How to Use Lens Flare Filter Like a Pro in Photoshop 2020

In this tutorial, you will learn a number of useful tips and tricks about the application of the Lens Flare Filter in Photoshop 2020.

35. How to Create a Quick Sparkling Diamonds Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

Learn how to create a quick diamond text effect in Photoshop.

36. How to Create an Easy Ice Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to use layer styles, with simple shapes and textures, to create an easy ice effect in Photoshop. 

37. How to Make Spray-Painted Type in Adobe Photoshop

Add a handmade touch to decorative text.

38. How to Make a Cool Photo Effect Album Cover Design in Photoshop

Today, we will be putting together a unique, colorful piece of album cover art in Adobe Photoshop! We will not only be going over how to make an album cover but also looking at album cover size and album cover dimensions so you will be confident your cover will print as intended. 

39. How to Create a Fantasy Map of Your Own Fictional World

 Use Photoshop’s built-in tools to establish the landmass and sea, then construct hills, mountains and deserts with some simple filter combinations, before finishing off the artwork with a vintage paper texture and place names to simulate an old world map.

40. How to Create a Glitter Effect Photoshop Action

If you want to add glitter to photo, in this tutorial I’ll show you how to make glitter in Photoshop and how to add it your photos. Once you create this glitter effect Photoshop action, you’ll be able to add glitter to photos with a single click!

41. How to Create Retro 3D Text with Photoshop

Dust off those classic red and blue 3D glasses and learn how add a retro anaglyph 3D effect to your text using Photoshop’s Blending Options, along with a couple of ways to customize it!

42. How to Create a Gold Foil Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Learn the process to build a photorealistic logo presentation mockup, from the right perspective to multiple layer styles. And you’ll get a final bonus tip about how to get a trendy rose gold logo! In this tutorial, I will guide you through the steps to create a photorealistic gold foil mockup with Adobe Photoshop.

43. How to Add Glorious Sparkles to a Photo

Sparkles can be a fun thing to add to your images when you want to do something a little different. Whether it’s personalizing your own greetings cards, making images of your kids more magical, or whether you just like sparkles, we’ll show you a fun and quick way to put the shimmer in your snapshots.

44. Create Realistic Frozen Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show the process I used to create this realistic frozen text effect in Photoshop. We will be using a number of ice textures and custom brush to achieve this effect. We will also be using adjustment layers and filters to perform the touch-ups.

45. How to Create a Photoshop Peeling Sticker Text Effect

This quick tip tutorial will teach you how to create a sticker peeling effect mockup, using simple steps to transform texts into a realistic sticker effect using Adobe Photoshop. The effect uses Smart Objects, Transform, Layer Styles, and Blending Options.

46. Create “Flying Jellyfish” Photo Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn the process of making “Flying Jellyfish” photo effect in Photoshop. The concept of this effect is set on a surreal, alien landscape where Jellyfish rules the sky :)

47. How to Create a Photoshop Grid Template

In today’s tutorial, we’ll be looking at how to create a reusable Photoshop grid template with just a few clicks! The end result will be great for Instagram grid templates and other 9-box grid templates.

48. How to Create a Party Flyer Template PSD in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a party flyer template PSD design in Photoshop. I will explain everything in so much detail that everyone can create the effect, even those who have just opened Photoshop for the first time.

49. How to Create a Photo Caricature in Adobe Photoshop

Caricatures are a fun alternative to traditional portraits. The idea is to comically exaggerate particular features to create a humorous representation of that person. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to turn a photo into a caricature using Photoshop. 

50. How to Set Up and Light a Home Studio

Create pro-looking shots from your DIY studio setup.

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