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The 100 Most Popular Photoshop Tutorials 2009

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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 2009. These are selected from our published tutorials, with over 1 million votes and views from our Photoshop users and readers. Enjoy.

Making of Fantastic Cartoon Photographer

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Here´s a little tutorial on how to create a fantasy cartoon photographer in Photoshop. The Photographer, a war journalist picture in a cartoony look intending to be evocative. The way to begin the character pictures is by using some gradients to fill the space.

Creating an Impressive Smoke Fading Effect

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In this tutorial, it is going to show you how to transform an image with impressive smoke fading effect. It looks very difficult to make, but it does not. The main idea to make this is how to twist the image and do the good combination with the smoke.

Create an Amazing Photo Strip in Photoshop

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In this tutorial, it will show you how to build an amazing photo strip. It is mainly made by warp tool. After finished this tutorial, you will be able build a photo strip with your own photos or artwork.

Amazing Effect on Slow Motion Bullet Shot

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In this tutorial, it is going to show you how to make a nice bullet shot effect. This tutorial is very good as it displays a scene that a remote control is nicely broken into pieces. It may be a good idea if you can create a something similar on your own.

Making a Realistic Text Edit Icon

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In this tutorial, it is going to show you how to make a realistic text edit icon. To begin with, you need to sketch the icon and computerize it by scanning. After that, you can paint it in photoshop. It is nice to learn more ways to do your creation.

Draw a Realistic Eye for Cartoon Character

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a realistic eye for your cartoon character. The tutorial will also explain and describe the idea of creating the eyes and how to match the colors for different parts of the eye. Of course, you can choose the favorite color for the eye.

Design an Epic Fantasy Scene with Photoshop

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to design an epic fantasy scene. You have to prepare few pictures such as castle, human on the horse and clouds. Once you have done the combination, then you can add the sun shine to the horse and clouds surrounding the image.

Create Super Dynamic Distortion Effects

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In this tutorial, it will let you have a go one of the most effective and easily mastered techniques that is used for making striking, dynamic distortions of subjects, although the technique can be adapted to any objects that you wish to feature in your work, such as cars or trees.

Awesome Combination Creation for a Surreal Photo

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to make this awesome combination surreal photo manipulation. You need to prepare few photos first, then you can start your combination. And then, you can use the photo effect techniques to tune the color in order to mix up different photo colors and their backgrounds. You can use your imagination to make one with same technique.

Super Space Explosion in Photoshop

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to create your own space scene using three stock photos in Photoshop. The majority of the effects use the brush tool, layer effects and the filter gallery. You may want to set aside an hour or two before starting this tutorial because it requires quite a bit of work to accomplish.

Create a Simple Vibrant Light Effect in Photoshop

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In this tutorial, you will use a few household objects to create some super photographic resources. Then follow this Adobe Photoshop tutorial manipulates the images with various tools and techiques to produce a vibrant design made up of intense light streams effect. Of course, you can use the same technique to create a new image.

Fantastic Disintegration Effect in Photoshop

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In this tutorial, it will show you how to create the disintegration effect using photoshop. Brushes and the blur filter will be mainly involved. It is really simple and you are able to apply this effect into different images by this sort of trendy style effect.

Abstract Lighting Effects in Photoshop

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an abstract lighting effects. This effect’s color and shape can be adjusted, so you will be able to apply this widely including a background for image.

Creating a Touching Story Scene in Photoshop

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In this tutorial, you are going to create a story scene using photo manipulation and a lot of color adjustments. Firstly, you have to prepare few photos. And then, you can start to pick the useful parts of images to do the combination. You can add some color adjustments and fog or smoky effects at the end.

Super Digital Painting Techniques in Photoshop

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This tutorial is going to show you how to do the digital painting in photoshop. Different skill could end up with different painting quality. This tutorial will include few examples in order to get you to familiarize with the painting techniques.

Create a Mysterious Hollow Scene in Photoshop

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This tutorial is going to show you to create a mysterious hollow scene. You may wonder how to create the movie or poster with such extraordinary scenes. This is not difficult, as long as you pick the right images or photos to start to. At the end, you just need to add some techniques to make it to be more realistic.

Design a Stunning Sneaker Advert

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Let’s learn to design a stunning sneaker. If you want to advertise your product, it is nice to add some lighting or some kind of special effect to draw attentions from others. And, this tutorial will present you how to design some nice sparks and colorful lighting lines to present your products.

Creating a Space-Helmeted Future Retro Illustration

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It is going to show you a tutorial called Future Retro for the sake. The style in pitching a poster and overall look for a night at a local club are employed. The source is very simple. Just a helmet picture, some drawing and photoshop techniques are included.

Incredibly Realistic Water Text in Cinema 4D and Photoshop

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In this tutorial, it will show you how to create a water text effect. Even though it might look compex it’s a very simple effect. We will use Illustrator for the text, then Cinema 4D to make it a 3D text and Photoshop to mix the 3D with some real photos to create a nice and realistic result.

Impressive Fragmented Golden Phone

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In this tutorial, it is going to teach you how to make a nice fragmented golden phone. Firstly, you need to prepare a mobile phone image. And then you can start the add some nice photoshop effects. You can also use the same idea for other images.

Create Spectacular Concept Art in Photoshop

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In this tutorial, it will show you how to combine stock photographs to create a stunning effect that can be easily reproduced to work with almost any combination of images.

How to Create a Richly Ornate Typographic Illustration

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In this tutorial, it will teach you how to make a Richly Ornate Typographic Illustration by Illustration and Photoshop. Except text fonts, this is also a good idea to present the text.

Creating a Shoe Advertisement Poster Using Floral Elements

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In this tutorial, it shows you how to create an advertisement poster for your personal shoes. When working on an advertisement you must pay attention to all the details as you publish your poster and prepare it for the whole world to see.

Super Clouds Text in Photoshop

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In this tutorial, it will show you how to create a text with clouds, using brushes and other few interesting light effects. You can use it for sky or some dark backgrounds.

Awesome Tutorial Portfolio Design

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This tutorial is going to present you to create a nice portfolio design. This is the most detailed tutorial I have even seen. It contains 175 screen shots to illustrate each tiny step on making this design, Very awesome!

Design a Proper Folded Brochure in Photoshop

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This time, the tutorial will help you to create a ready to print three-fold brochure from scratch using Photoshop. This tutorial is ideal for beginners and for people who want to know more about print design.

Create a Super 3D Text Scene with Desert Background

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In this tutorial, we will create a realistic 3D text scene with desert background using Photoshop with a little help from Illustrator for the 3D text. Sometimes, it is nice to put the text with different natural backgrounds. To do this, you need to have medium to advanced knowledge of Photoshop in order to complete this tutorial.

Create an Amazing Magazine Cover using a Spot Metallic

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This is an advanced tutorial for Graphic Design Week. This tutorial will demonstrate how to integrate a spot-color metallic ink into your workflow using InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat Professional. Just create a cover for yourself.

Excellent Combined Lighting and Fire Effects

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This tutorial is going to show how to create some excellent lighting and fire effects for the image. It is not difficult to do. You just need to add the fire image and produce special light using brushes for the image. And these can be applied to any image you like.

Amazing Milk Typography Effect in Photoshop

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In this tutorial, it will show you how to create a nice effect that is a text mixed with some milk splashes. We will use Photoshop and Illustrator for this tutorial. Let’s use this to create your text.

Design a Super Battleplane Flying in the Air

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to design a proper battleplane flying in the air. Whatever you want to illustrate, it is also good to design a nice background to present your main object like this tutorial.

How to Create a Nice 3D Auto

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This tutorial will be all about using the Brush Tool and about knowing how and where to place lights, shadows and reflections. For creating this piece you will also need a photo of a car for reference.

Amazing RocknRolla Web Design

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This tutorial is going to teach you to design a nice rocknrolla web layout. This is in wooden background and suitable for any different kinds of pictures.

Create a Fabulous Scene of Soul for an Image

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This time, the tutorial will present to make a fabulous soul for an image. Sometimes, when you would like to create some powerful or extraordinary scene, it is always good to add some of souls behind your presented images.

Create an Impressive Flying Horse using Photoshop

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In this tutorial, it will show you how you can overcome the common myth of low budget work, creating an impressive piece of work using Photoshop.

Create a Elegant Glassy Text Effect in Photoshop

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This tutorial is going to show you how to create this text using a series of shapes with different transparency and color effects.

Awesome Digital Painting for Cartoon Character

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This is going to show you how to do the proper painting for a cartoon character. This tutorial will teach you how to well plan to paint for this cartoon so you can learn the tactics and skills to do another.

How to Create a Professional Poster in Photoshop

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Create a professional poster is about using bright colors, playing with lightness, perspective, geometrical forms, besides photomontage techniques and digital collage.

Design an Excellent Falling Angel in Photoshop

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Let’s learn how to design a excellent falling angel in Photoshop. It is a photo manipulation effect. To start, you need to prepare few pictures and then group them together. The skills are simple and nice.

Create a Web App Admin User Interface in Photoshop

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Web applications are popular due to the ubiquity of web browsers. A modern and easy to use Admin User Interface is the key to success of web applications. In this tutorial, We are going to show you How To Create a Web Application Admin User Interface in Photoshop.

Amazing Soul Rebel Poster in Photoshop

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There is no common standard about designing the posters. As different people have different interest and character. This tutorial is going to show you how to create an awesome illustration that can be printed as a poster to hang it on your wall.

Create a Super 3D Space Explosion Scene in Photoshop

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To create this scene we’re going to use 3ds Max and Photoshop. There are many different ways in which you can create space scenes like this and this tutorial will show you how to do in an efficient way.

Create a Fantastic Magic Night Web Design Theme in Photoshop

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This tutorial will teach you to design a web design theme – Fantastic Magic Night. Most of web design theme look very similar. And you can use your imagination and good taste to get something similar or better than this.

Design a Golden Flame Text Effect in Photoshop

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Photoshop offers one of the most robust graphics editing experiences available. Sometimes, you just cannot stop yourselves applying some nice effects to beautifully designed typefaces. Therefore, here is an amazing text effect photoshop tutorial for your learning.

How to Create a Piece of Heaven in Photoshop

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You can use Photoshop to do a lot of art works inclulding photo manipulation. Using this, you can do something extraordinary and bring the legend into life. And this tutorial, it is going to show you how to create a piece of Heaven in Photoshop.

How to Create a Post-Apocalyptic City in Photoshop

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In this tutorial, we are going to create a Post-Apocalyptic City. Firstly, we will change a full of sunshine, ordinary photograph into a gloomy image of the world after destruction of mankind. Using simple tools, we’ll turn lively streets into abandoned ruins overgrown with weeds.

Create a Massive Tsunami Impacting the Statue of Liberty Scene

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In this tutorial, we will create a massive tsunami impacting the Statue of Liberty in the sea. To achieve this, we will be combing and adjusting regular images to form a stormy composition, with a massive tsunami rushing past the Statue of Liberty.

Create an Awesome Scene – Flying Bombs under Fire

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In this tutorial, we will make a scene with flaming bombs pouring from the sky. This tut is made to show some down and dirty Photoshop techniques that beginners can quickly pick up. It also includes some relatively advanced techniques to help budding designers enhance their workflow.

Dramatic Laser Text Style in Photoshop

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This tutorial will show you how to create a text effect in Photoshop based on the DVNO clip. We will play basically with some basic filters like Gaussian Blur, also with Blend Modes to the light effects.

Design an Awesome Watercolor Poster

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There are plenty of ways to create a Watercolor Effect in Photoshop. Some are very cheesy and you can easily tell that a simple filter has been used. In this tutorial, we will be using Layer Masking. It is one of the most fascinating and powerful Photoshop method, to use layer masks in your designs.