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The 100 Most Popular Photoshop Tutorials 2008

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Sometimes, you may find it difficult to look for some of the highest quality photoshop tutorials using search engines. As most of time, almost all tutorials would label themselves to be good, high quality or even the best photoshop tutorial you can find. When searching through all these tutorials, your time is wasted.

In order to save your time, Photoshop Lady has been spending almost a whole year to search for the best photoshop tutorials for you. Eventually, we come up with The 100 Most Popular Photoshop Tutorials of 2008. These are selected from our published tutorials, with over 1 million votes and views from our Photoshop users and readers. Enjoy.

Quick Grungy Poster

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In this tutorial It will show you how to create a sort of grunge poster. We will learn how to make some elements look a bit dirty, create textures and add some depths to the elements using shadows and blend modes. This time we use that filter to create stains in our design a totally different approach like when we used it creating light effects.

A Slick Supernatural Text Effect

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In this tutorial we’ll be creating a smokey night effect on text to give it an eerie supernatural sort of feel. Finally to give it a more eerie feel I added a layer above all the others and with a large brush painted some green on top, then set the layer blending mode to to make it so that the image is a blue-green colouring.

3D typographic effects in Photoshop

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In this tutorial, the type-effects shows how to create the above image. The key is to create the letters in a 3D package first as individual characters, then bring them into Photoshop for further post work.This example has a few more details, but you can take it much further.

Turn A Photo Into A Collage Of Polaroids

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In this Photoshop tutorial, it will let you learn how to take a single photograph and turn it into a collage of polaroids, with each polaroid containing a small section of the overall image. Your support goes towards keeping this site running and keeping new tutorials coming!

Pop Art

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The pop art that you will create using this tutorial will look fantastic if you get it printed at your local print shop. The final step for creating the dots is to create a Clipping Path between the new layer and the “dots” layer.

Professional header design for your website

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This photoshop cs3 tutorial will teach you how to make a nice-looking and professional header for your website easily. For the final result, add some text, rss icon image and simple reflection text.

Lighting effects Photoshop Tutorial

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This is my first tutorial in over a year and a half. It will show you the lighting effect!

Portrait Painting Tutorial

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This tutorial will show you how to start from drafting and end with painting.

Creating Smoke

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This article shows you how to create a smoke effect in photoshop, and to achieve that I used a photo of smoke and some photoshop filters. The best thing to do is to play with the brushes and with the tools to achieve the desired effect.

Digital Painting Toys

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This making of showing how to create ‘’so, you really think. Finally a ‘‘fitting“ background colour is picked and simply draw a gradient. After that the animals are masked and on a layer under the animals shadows are painted.

Matte Painting

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This tutorial is actually a “making of” where explain how to proceed & achieve this matte painting. The last step is to create a Levels adjustment layer to get the final contrast of the matte painting.

Create a Brand New Car

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This tutorial will show you how to create a vector car.

The Making of a Robotic Frog

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To make something special to the normal image. This tutorial can help. A robotic frog will be created using only the very basic tools of photoshop. The idea can be applied to any other animals.

Transparent Glass Lettering in Photoshop

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In this tutorial we’re going to use some super layer effects and a bit of extra magic to make a lettering style that looks transparent and stunning. It’s best to place them on the most highlighted parts of the Q to make it look like they are sparkles from those highlights.

Exploding Text

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For this tutorial we’re going to use a little bit of 3D Studio Max, so make sure you have it and that you know your basics before you start. And there you have exploding text.

Strange High House

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In this tutorial, it will show you how to initiate the paint of strange high house from draft to paint. Or you can draft whatever object on paper first, then scan your object. After that, you can apply the paint through photoshop featuring. Usually from drafting to painting, it takes at least 1 or 2 hours.

Hair Highlights

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In this tutorial, it will teach you the steps of highlight someone’s hair and if you want a dramatic makeover in your photographs in just few minutes, Then this tutorial is really help for you.

Reflective Liquid type

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This tutorial will show you on creating metal type abound online, as do variations on simple liquid effects.Tutorials on creating metal type abound online, once you have an idea of how different techniques fit together in a piece.

Fantasy Art in the Lake

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In this tutorial, it will show you how to create some special art on the existing photo. And, here the author give this a name called “Plasma” (Star, not the TV!).

Making of Fire Dragon

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This tutorial is going to teach you how to make a nice fire dragon. The design process is very time-consuming.

Seriously Cool Photoshop Explosion Effect

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In this tutorial, it will show you how to create an Explosion effect in a photo. It will let you know how to create a break apart, explosion effect and add some awesome lighting and glow to finish the image off.

Creating Old Paper With Custom Brushes

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Sometimes, it is nice to create a personal brushes to do your art works as your time can be saved. To begin with, a plain white piece of paper will be taken, folded it in fours and left it in my pocket for a few hours. Next you need to scan the paper using the Grayscale setting on my scanner.

Photo Enhancement Tutorial

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In this photoshop tutorial we will take an image of a woman and enhance photos with the use of simple photoshop tools such as the lasso, color correction, and we will enhance the photograph using simple photo manipulation techniques. After you are happy with your artwork, adjust brightness contrast to add depth.

Expressive lighting effects

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In this tutorial, it will show you the ways of bringing originality to digital lighting by introducing and vectoring traditional sketches, as well as examining some nifty Illustrator-based stroking techniques.

Design a Cartoon Grunge Website Layout

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This tutorial will let you learn how to add a worn look that works well with cartoon style graphics. Different flavors of grunge styles are popular all over the web right now. Add in three images of your choice. Mask them to fit within the boundaries of the white rectangles.

Smokin’ Woman

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In this tutorial, it is going to show how to create one smoking woman using a couple source pics, and just a few of the features associated with Phoenix. So follow along. With the magic of Phoenix, you’ve created the smoking woman of your dreams.

Creating Energy Spheres in Photoshop

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In this tutorial, you need to find a nice photo. This stock photo is found in the website Stock Exchange. For this tutorial you will learn some photoshop techniques to create a energy sphere effect.

Texturing of Old Paper

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In this tutorial, you will be able to learn the techniques to create a texturing old paper. It is preferably creating an old paper using photoshop to consume your time looking for it from archieves.

Deep and Moody Woman

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In this tutorial, it will show you to create a “simple” moody image using loads of simple effects to create an image with depth and composition. This is simpler than you think but can demand a lot from your system.

Create a Powerful Mental Wave Explosion Effect

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In this tutorial, it will show you how to create a explosion effect for a human, like a mix of Magneto’s ability with Peter Petrelli’s power. We will use images and filters to produce this wave explosion effect.

Age Progression

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In this tutorial, it is going to show you how to basically go about aging a woman’s face in photoshop. It may not be the most technically detailed tutorial but it gives you a good idea of the process to get the job done.

Create Amazing Photomontages

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In this tutorial, itshows you how to make a splash, blending two very different images to create this amazing underwater effect, complete with a dissolving figure of a man. At the end, the last adjustment is to draw focus to the centre by blurring the edges a little.

Create a Glowing Light Painting Effect

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In this tutorial, it will show you how to create taking photos with long exposures. It would be a nice idea to do that in Photoshop. If the background is too dark the blend mode won’t work. You’ll probably have to use another one with a outer glow.

Quick and Effective Facial Photo Retouching

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In this tutorial, it will lay down the basics of retouching and take you through the entire process, applied, layer by layer. When you actually see the process take place, the person seems to look fake afterwards, therefore, some adjustments are required.

Create Your Own Planets

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The “Polar Panorama Effect” is a photoshop technique which is eligible to turn the image into unique pieces of art. It takes a panoramic photo and uses the Polar Coordinates filter of Photoshop or The Gimp to create a circular image that seems to wrap the panorama around a planet.

Digital Composting & Enhancing

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In this tutorial, it will show you the steps of turning an ordinary digital photo into something vibrant and fanciful may be easier than you think. You can also apply the same skills to your photo.

Design a Cool Blue Text Effect

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In this tutorial, it will show you how to decorate your text with a cool blue effect. Here in the thumbnail, another motion blur design is added to be finalized with the same layer style settings just below the text designs.

Create Cool Neon Effects

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This tutorial will show you how to use warping, layer masks and simple colour tweaking for a high-tech look that’s out of this world. It is nice to apply this effect to your favourite photo.

Create a Wavy Blackberry Style Wallpaper Design

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In this tutorial, it will show you how to create an abstract background image using Photoshop. The design has a cool wavy pattern with interesting lighting effects. This is a combination of design effects. You will find it very useful to create another design pattern.

Turn Your Image into Statue

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In this tutorial, it will show you how to turn your image into a statue. To create this, you are required to prepare 2 photos. One is your image, another is rock. Using photoshop, it is very amazing to do such combination.

Photo Transfer Edge Effect

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In this Photoshop tutorial, it will show you how to create a cool old photo transfer edge effect using a piece of stock photography, an alpha channel, the burn and dodge tools. Now you have a chance to turn your photo into aged treasure one.

Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect

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In this tutorial, it will show you to create a rather cool looking grass-text effect using a photo of grass, the pen tool. One neat little composition featuring text made out of grass!

How to Create Brilliant Light Streaks

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In this tutorial, it will show a simple technique for creating brilliant light streaks which can be used in different ways to add motion and brightness to your designs. By using Wave, you can achieve some very nice looking irregular paths for your light.

Swirl Mania in Photoshop

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in this tutorial, it will show 4 ways to create swirls, and by mixing them you will learn some very powerful techniques that will allow you to easily make tons of different styles of swirls and crazy sperm vectors. The tutorial is all about combination.

Windows Vista Aurora Effect

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In this tutorial, it will demonstrate you to create “Vista Lighting Effect”. You can really transform an ordinary wallpaper to something extraordinary. For add effect, you can add some extra color into it using Color Balance Layers.

6 Quick’n’Dirty Photoshop Text Effects

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In this tutorial, it will show you how to make 6 different effects using just layer styles. But, we just focus on the golden text. It uses an Outer Bevel on top of a fat Stroke to create the highlights. Then when we place the other layer on top they come together to make a lovely gold effect!

Dramatic Text on Fire Effect

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In this tutorial, it will show you how to use a photograph of fire to set text to the match. We’ll render the look on a nice dark background with a gorgeous text effect to complete the image. Finally we’ll add a last highlight. So create a new layer above all the others and draw in a white to black radial gradient.

Create a Layered Glowing Text Effect

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In this tutorial, it will show you how to create this effect using very basic tools in photoshop and layering effects. This tutorial covered some simple steps and effects to achieve stylish results. The final image is as thumbnail.

Creating a Cool Website Header in Fireworks

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In this tutorial, it shows you how to create the Spectrum that is a default style in Fireworks. After that change the Blend Mode to Overlay. This rectangle will be on top of the other elements. The result will be as the thumbnail.

Create an Awesome Grass Texture

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In this tutorial, it will show you how to create a text pattern in the grass field. Of course, you can create the pattern you like by the same method. The field off by playing with the levels are finished by increasing the contrast and cropping the image to make it more horizontal.