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75 Best Photoshop tutorials from 2018

If you want to become better Photoshop, if you’re a designer or photographer a great way to enhance your skills is constantly be seeking out knowledge and the discovering the latest techniques.

In this blog post we have rounded up the very best Photoshop tutorials, which where all created throughout 2018. The post includes a range of tutorials from unique text effects to photo manipulations. You maybe a newbie when it comes to Photoshop or a veteran user there is tutorials featured in the roundup suited for all levels, where I’m certain you will learn some new tips and techniques.

We really enjoyed compiling this roundup, and personally can’t wait to start working our way through each tutorial featured in the roundup. I hope you enjoy the post, and your more than welcome to share your thought in the comments section below.

1. How To Create 80s Style Retrowave Art in Adobe Photoshop

Just like the Retrowave music genre, the aesthetics of the 1980s have inspired the popular art style that incorporates visual elements from 80s arcades, action movies, fashion and pop culture. Wireframe computer graphics, reflective chrome text, electric blues and hot pinks are just some of the themes associated with this nostalgic style. Follow along with this Adobe Photoshop tutorial to create your own retro artwork, featuring a surreal sci-fi scene with vivid colours.space

2. How To Create a Stack of 3D Characters in Adobe Photoshop

One of my Spoon Graphics readers recently sent me an email with a great tutorial suggestion based on one of the promo graphics of the free font named Manrope. The cited artwork featured a collection of letters as long three dimensional shapes of varying heights, densely packed together in the scene. Clearly some kind of 3D modelling software was used to produce the original concept, but I experimented with Photoshop’s built-in 3D tools to see if a similar effect could be made. Follow along with today’s tutorial to learn how to use Photoshop’s 3D capabilities to create the effect yourself.

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3. How To Create a Color Splash Photo Effect in Adobe Photoshop

Color splash is a classic photo effect that goes by many names; selective colour, spot colour, colour isolation, partial colour, colour accent and many more! It’s made by converting a photograph to black and white, but leaving a specific colour intact, which produces a striking effect that highlights specific areas of the image. Typically the effect focuses on bright reds, yellows or blues, which is the colour of the main subject within the photo. In today’s tutorial I show you how to create the effect in Photoshop by picking out the hue using the Color Range selection method, then we’ll complement it with a couple of additional enhancements.

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4. How to Create an 80s-Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a text effect using gradient fills and layer styles in Adobe Photoshop. This week is dedicated to German culture, so we will use the German phrase “Aller Anfang ist schwer” which means “All beginnings are hard”.

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5. How to Create a Pastel Photo Effect Action in Adobe Photoshop

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

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6. Create Portrait Photo Manipulation with Rose and Rock Pattern in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a portrait photo manipulation with rock and rose pattern in Photoshop. Throughout the tutorial, we will practice several techniques such as selection, layer masks, image adjustments & lots of layer blending. Have a try!

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7. How to create a candy text effect

In this quick tip tutorial, I’ll explain how to create a “Caramelo” glossy candy cane style text effect in Adobe Photoshop.

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8. How to Create a Cheese Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to create a cheese text effect using Photoshop’s layer styles, filters, and brushes.

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9. Ghost Text Effect in Photoshop with Spooky Background

Learn how to create a spooky ghost text effect in Photoshop with a creepy forest background. You can easily replace the background with one of these dark Gothic backgrounds free stock images. Create interesting manipulations for this year Halloween party using this spooky text style.ghost

10. How to Create a Rose and Spider Portrait Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to use Adobe Photoshop to create a fantasy rose woman portrait. You’ll learn how to build the background with cobwebs, rose branches, and spiders. We’ll also retouch the model and decorate her with a rose headpiece, sepal dress, and sparkling cobwebs. We’ll use several adjustment layers to complete the final effect.mystical-effect

11. How to Create an inFamous Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

how to create a text effect inspired by the game inFamous. In the process you will learn how to create a light streak, two patterns, and two Layer Styles. You’ll use Impact to create an inFamous font effect.

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12. Learn How to Create Runic Magic Photo Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn the process of how to create great-looking, runic magic photo effect in Photoshop.

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13. Photoshop tutorial: Create artwork with both real and digital brushstrokes

In this tutorial, Adi Gilbert explains how he produces beautifully-crafted illustrations using a blend of traditional brushwork, and digital techniques with a tablet, stylus and Photoshop.

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14. How to Create a Leaf-Covered Text Effect Action in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial, Adi Gilbert explains how he produces beautifully-crafted illustrations using a blend of traditional brushwork, and digital techniques with a tablet, stylus and Photoshop.

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15. Create Dissolved Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the process I used to create dissolved text effect in Photoshop.

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16. How to Create a 3D Gold Layered Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

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

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18. How to Create a Watercolor Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

In today’s Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to create a watercolor text effect using smart objects.watercolor-text

19. How to Create a Retro, Colorful, Halftone Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop’s layer styles, filters, and actions, with a couple of adjustment layers and texture overlays, to create a bright, colourful, retro, halftone text effect.

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20. Create Meteorite Text Effect in Photoshop

Learn to create a meteorite text effect in Photoshop with this detailed, step-by-step Photoshop. Suitable for intermediate skill level.meteroit-text-effect

21. How to Create a Creepy Halloween Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a spooky Halloween text effect in Adobe Photoshop.

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22. How to Create a Comic-Book Ink Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to create a cool-looking comic-book ink text effect using Photoshop’s layer styles, filters, and automatically applied custom brushes.

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23. Add a fire effect to a photo

Sasso also has plenty of tips on how to seamlessly blend stock photography, using the Warp tool, simple Photoshop effects, and some layer masks. Throughout the tutorial, you’ll be subtly applying blending modes until you reach the impressive effect shown above.

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24. How to Create a Cartoon Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial I will show you how to create an easy cartoon text effect, using a pattern and a layer style.

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25. How to Create Mosaic Effect in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to get one very interesting mosaic effect in Adobe Photoshop.mosiac

26. Cream and Chocolate Cake Photoshop Text Effect

Learn how to create a delicious 3D cake text effect in Photoshop using layer styles, 3D action generators and cake patterns. This is a tutorial also for Photoshop beginners that will learn new things and techniques. You have to download the sweets cake patterns that I used in order to create this effect. 3d-cholate-text-effect

27. How to Create a Surreal Boat Photo Manipulation With Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to use Adobe Photoshop to create a surreal boat photo manipulation featuring a flying boat with birds, a tree, and a house.

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28. Create Silhouette Based Composition in Photoshop

Learn how to create a silhouette based composite in Photoshop without using camera and photography knowledge.

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29. Create Hair Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn how to create realistic hair and fur in Photoshop using some simple yet effective techniques. This can be used as animal hair or as human hair so it is a versatile effect. With the right color tones it can even be used as grass.

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30. How to Create a Dark Surreal Eye Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to use Adobe Photoshop to create a dark, surreal piece featuring a giant underground eye.

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31. How to Create a Chalkboard Sign With Chalk Text in Adobe Photoshop

You can also the check the new Chalk Photo Effect Photoshop Action.

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32. How To Master The Curvature Pen Tool

In this Photoshop tutorial, Tigz Rice shows you how to use the new Curvature Pen tool from Photoshop CC 2018 – and how to get the most from it.

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33. How to create explosive dance music graphics

In this Photoshop tutorial, music industry graphic designer Mart Biemans will take you through some of his favourite festival graphics techniques – showing you how to create a poster that mixes an attention-grabbing explosive motif with club culture tropes of candy-coloured lights and mixer sliders – plus some abstract shapes for visual interest.xplosion

34. Create a Branding Iron Text Effect in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial you’ll learn how to design a very cool-looking branding iron effect, using the type tool, a few shapes, and a fair few layer style effects.star

35. How to Create a Honey Bee Themed Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

walking you through how to create a bumblebee themed photo composite with a surrealistic edge. We will be taking a more in-depth look at high-end editing techniques such as color grading, hair extraction, and how to incorporate both painted and photo elements into one cohesive photo.

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36. How to Create Suspended Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a nice colorfull suspended text effect using Adobe Photoshop.

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37. Create Photo Manipulation with “Alice in Wonderland” Theme in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn the processes of creating a “Alice in Wonderland” themed photo manipulation, by using smart filters, stock blending. The tutorial will show you how to mix stock, create lights, change weather on image, draw hair, eyes, make up and skin, and how to get depth of field on your manip.alice-wounderland

38. How To Create a Color Font in Photoshop Using Fontself

Unlike traditional fonts, Color Fonts contain full colour graphics for each character, which means creative text styles can now be typed out directly in Photoshop and Illustrator, without the need for any additional effects to be applied. The people behind Fontself reached out to me and asked if I’d like to try out their tool for creating custom Color Fonts, so in today’s tutorial I’ll take you through the process of how I created my first Color Font with ease, using the Fontself extension for Adobe Photoshop.light-bulb

39. How to Make a Halftone Roy Lichtenstein Style Poster in Adobe Photoshop

Unlike traditional fonts, Color Fonts contain full colour graphics for each character, which means creative text styles can now be typed out directly in Photoshop and Illustrator, without the need for any additional effects to be applied. The people behind Fontself reached out to me and asked if I’d like to try out their tool for creating custom Color Fonts, so in today’s tutorial I’ll take you through the process of how I created my first Color Font with ease, using the Fontself extension for Adobe Photoshop.firl-power

40.  How to Create a Futuristic Fashion Portrait in Adobe Photoshop

creating a futuristic fashion portrait in Adobe Photoshop! We’ll explore the concept of hand-painting smaller details as opposed to using filters, pre-mades, or presets. That may sound daunting, but I assure you that you don’t need to be a digital painter to start introducing some digital painting techniques into your photo manipulations!photo-manipulations

41.  Create Fresh Fruit 3D Text Effect in Photoshop

creating a futuristic fashion portrait in Adobe Photoshop! We’ll explore the concept of hand-painting smaller details as opposed to using filters, pre-mades, or presets. That may sound daunting, but I assure you that you don’t need to be a digital painter to start introducing some digital painting techniques into your photo manipulations!fresh-fruit

42.  Create A Retro Comic Book Effect In Photoshop

creating a futuristic fashion portrait in Adobe Photoshop! We’ll explore the concept of hand-painting smaller details as opposed to using filters, pre-mades, or presets. That may sound daunting, but I assure you that you don’t need to be a digital painter to start introducing some digital painting techniques into your photo manipulations!comic-book

43.  How to Create an Ornate Gold Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

creating a futuristic fashion portrait in Adobe Photoshop! We’ll explore the concept of hand-painting smaller details as opposed to using filters, pre-mades, or presets. That may sound daunting, but I assure you that you don’t need to be a digital painter to start introducing some digital painting techniques into your photo manipulations!mula

44.  How to Make Cool Photoshop Text Effects Fast With Actions

Learn how to create Photoshop text effects in this beginner’s tutorial. You’ll be shown how to create a Photoshop action for your text effect and more.

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45.  How to Create an Instagram-Inspired Neon Text Effect: Photoshop in 60 Seconds

Create awesome text effects like your favorite Instagrammerskeep-going

46  Introducing our newest Video Tutorial: Working with Photoshop’s Quick Mask Mode

Go Media’s Arsenal proudly announces the release of a brand new video tutorial, “Digitizing Your Illustrations with the Quick Mask Mode in Photoshop.”

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47.  How to Create a Frosted Glass Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

This Photoshop tutorial will explain how to create a beautiful frosted-rolled glass inspired text effect, using Photoshop Filters and Layer Styles.

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48.  How To Add Heavy Rain to an Image in Adobe Photoshop

This Photoshop tutorial will explain how to create a beautiful frosted-rolled glass inspired text effect, using Photoshop Filters and Layer Styles.

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49.  How to Create a Trippy, Lenticular 3D Text Effect Illusion in Adobe Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop’s 3D tools and settings to create a trippy, lenticular text effect pretty easily.

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50.  How to Create an Energy Effect Action in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an amazing energy 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.

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51.  How to Create a Typography Photo Effect Action in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn how to create an amazing typography 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.

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52.  Create a Cool Unusual Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, we will explain how to create an amazing 3D-like text effect using some gradient fills, lasso tools, and the Dodge and Burn Tools.

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53.  Create Cyborg Human Face Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the process of creating a cyborg human face photo manipulation in Photoshop. We will use a number of photo manipulation techniques to merge several objects into one piece, and apply image adjustments to fine-tune each of the objects to achieve the desired effect.

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54.  Dark Photo Manipulation – The Making of “Flower Dancer” in Photoshop

Dark photo manipulation in one of my favorite genres. In this tutorial, I will show you the steps for the making of the “Flower Dancer” dark photo manipulation in Photoshop. We will use a dancer stock image, plus flower & tree branch Photoshop brushes to construct the effect.dark

55.  Create Simple, Sparkling Gold Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we will be creating a simple, sparkling gold text effect in Photoshop. We will use just one gold nugget stock image for all texturing effect over the text, with lots of layer blending applied along the way.

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56.  Create Typography Using Simple Geometric Shapes in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, I will show you how to Create Typography Using Simple Geometric Shapes in Photoshop. This is a simple and fun tutorial, aim to get you familiar with the Shape Tool in Photoshop. Have a try!

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57.  How to Create a 3D Black and Gold Text and Logo Mockup

This mockup is a part of the 3D Gold Text Mockups from my portfolio on Envato Market.

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58.  How to Create a Vintage Portrait Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop

This mockup is a part of the 3D Gold Text Mockups from my portfolio on Envato Market.

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59.  How to Create a High-Contrast Skateboard Flyer in Adobe Photoshop

For this tutorial we will design a poster using Layer Masks, clipping masks and the Liquify Tool to create a poster that is literally outside of the box!

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60.  Photoshop tutorial: Design a decorative skull-themed repeating pattern

This Photoshop tutorial guides you through the process of creating a repeating pattern for a T-shirt print. We’ll focus on creating one main element that will function as the key character of the pattern. We’ll then create elements that will make up the linking imagery – or ‘glue’ – that holds it together.

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61.  Create a double exposure photo

A great way of getting creative with your photography is to combine two shots into a ‘double exposure’, replicating the old darkroom technique – but with much finer control using Photoshop. Bringing together two (or more) photos well creates a coherent image that can be dynamic, beautiful, nostalgic or unsettling – depending on what photos you use and how you combine them.

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62.  Create sci-fi graphics

Though you’ll be mainly working in Photoshop, you’ll also use a couple of other tools you get with your Creative Cloud subscription – After Effects and Illustrator – plus the Trapcode Form plug-in.

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63.  How to Create a Fantasy Scene with Adobe Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a fantasy scene featuring a cat watching a magical fish.cat

64.  How to Create a Poster Using Layer Masks in Adobe Photoshop

For this tutorial we will design an empowering poster using typography interwoven into flowers using the Layer Mask tool in Adobe Photoshop.

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65.  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.frozen

66.  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. Have a go!mad-max

67.  How to Create a Stars Candy Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to use a stars-candy texture to create a nice stars candy text Effect.

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68.  Create a 1980s look with photos and vectors

In this tutorial for Photoshop and Illustrator, Karan Singh shows how to add a 1980s twist to stock or specially taken model shots, to jazz up your photos.

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69.  How to Create a Composite Dreamscape using two photos in Photoshop

Fun tutorial from Adobe in collaboration with photographer named Jaxson Pohlman. It’s about creating a composite dreamscape using two photos in Photoshop. As most of us like photography, it’s always nice to add some spark to your pictures with a simple technique.dream

70.  Super Easy Neon Effect – Photoshop Tutorial Revisited

Looking back it’s crazy to think that we created and shared hundreds of tutorials on how to use Photoshop, Illustrator, Pixelmator and other tools. For this year I decided to revisit some of the most popular ones to see what could be improved. So to kick things off  I’d like to share a simple way to create a neon light effect in Photoshop. It’s very simple and the result is even better than the previous one. I hope you enjoy it and let me know what effect should we do next.alog

71.  Learn How to Create Paper Cut Effect with this Photoshop Tutorial

Lidia Lukianova shared a simple but quite awesome Photoshop tutorial. She shows us how to create a beautiful Paper Cut effect using the Pen Tool and Layer Styles in Photoshop. The result is quite realistic and below you can see a step-by-step. Lidia was also kind to share the source file, just in case you want to check it out.logocut

72.  How to Create a Furry, White Rabbit Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

Lidia Lukianova shared a simple but quite awesome Photoshop tutorial. She shows us how to create a beautiful Paper Cut effect using the Pen Tool and Layer Styles in Photoshop. The result is quite realistic and below you can see a step-by-step. Lidia was also kind to share the source file, just in case you want to check it out.im-late

73.  How to Create a Furry Cheshire Cat Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Follow this tutorial and learn how to create a Cheshire Cat inspired text effect in Adobe Illustrator. You will learn a new way to create the appearance of fur and also use a Pattern brush to add extra fur for a more detailed look. And this tutorial would not be complete without a cheesy cat grin.

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74.  How to Create a Hookah Smoke Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop’s work paths, brush settings, and layer styles to create a quick Alice in Wonderland shisha smoke text effect.

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75.  How to Create a Black History Month Collage in Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to use Adobe Photoshop to create an intense, powerful collage for Black History Month featuring a beautiful woman, and how to retouch the artwork in Adobe Lightroom.blm

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