30+ Best Photoshop Photo Effect Tutorials 2015

Photoshop is one of the best image editing and graphic designing software in the world. It’s versatility and immense success has made it unmatchable and a unique tool with millions of features, enticing the graphic designers and the users. It has dramatically flourished and has always been the first choice of web designers, graphic designers, photographers and other designers who need editing for their designing projects. Photoshop allows you to turn your images and art work into whole new scenery with its plugins, tools and effects. Photoshop effects are one of such features of this software that can turn some simple shots into a stunning piece of art. It allows you to make the best out of your photos with its cool effects, and showcase your brilliance proudly to the public.

In this article, we are presenting some of the best Photoshop photo effect tutorials which can be help you create some amazing effects and take your old, dull and flat photographs to a whole new level. These can also help you learn Photoshop in an intuitive and interesting way and slowly turn you into a better designer too.

1. Create a bold illustration in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, Bram Vanhaeren shows how you can transform fashion photography into an edgy, enigmatic illustration in just a few steps.

2. Create a stunning photo montage in Photoshop

Get sophisticated results from simple techniques in Photoshop CS5 or later.

3. Create A Gorgeous Light Effect Using Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn how with the professional techniques you can create an amazing light effect using Photoshop.

4. Create a Lady Trapped in Spider Web Surreal Scene in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create a lady trapped in spider web surreal scene in Photoshop. We will be using lot of custom brush painting, layer blending and image adjustments along the way.

5. Create a Football Sport Event Poster in Photoshop

Learn how to create a soccer sports event poster in Photoshop using some basic blending techniques. The great thing about this tutorial is that you can easily personalize the poster by simply changing the abstract wallpaper image and the football player and the stadium stock images. That way you can create sport poster templates for any event you want like tennis, box, athletisme, etc.

6. Create a Surreal Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a surreal scene combining photos of the sky. You’ll also learn how to easily blend different photos of light effects using Blending Modes and how to create realistic looking lens flare to create the light portal.

7. Create a Surreal snail with a grassy shell in Photoshop

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a fantasy scene featuring a little girl riding a snail. You’ll learn how to combine different stock photos and textures using a range of photo manipulation techniques. You’ll learn also how to work with group, enhance lighting, create depth of field and more.

8. Composite a modern matte portrait in Photoshop

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a mixed media artwork using Photoshop and Illustrator. You’ll learn how to combine different stocks together, work with abstract subjects, create your own design elements and more.

9. Create a Funny Surreal Underground Scene With Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a funny surreal scene using a variety of photo manipulation techniques.

10. Stone Face Wrapped by Tree Roots in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create this Stone Face Wrapped by Tree Roots in Photoshop. This effect looks complicated but it’s in fact easy to create. You do need have some knowledge of image adjustments and layer blending.

11. Create an Eerie Eye Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create an Eerie Eye Photo Manipulation. We will be using blending modes heavily and some standard adjustment layers.

12. Create a Fantasy Landscape Matte Painting in Photoshop

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a fantasy landscape matte painting named “Eagle’s Land”.

13. Create A Light Effect Photo manipulation Using Photoshop

In this tutorial I will teach you how to create a Lighting Photo mainpulation using Photoshop. You will learn how to use different settings to fill out your canvas with nice lightnings and blending modes using different stock images to create good lighting effects. Following the steps of this tutorial you will easily learn how to use different tools and tips to create good lighting effects.

14. Making a Lady Dancing in the Universe Scene

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create an abstract sci-if scene. You’ll learn how to combine different stock photos, create abstract elements, work with group and adjust lighting effect.

15. Manipulating a Dark and Mysterious Forest

In this lesson I’ll show you how you can convert a forest into a dark, foggy, ominous scene. You’ll learn how to work with shadows, lighting, adjustment layers, layer masks, dodge & burning and much more.

16. Create a Fantasy Photo Manipulating With Fire

Learn, how to make this fantasy, warm photo manipulation from free stock images. You will know, how to combine background in your photo manipulation, then you will make shadows and lights, then you will create special effects – like particles or glows.

17. Photo Manipulation of an Elegant Lady

This tutorial will teach you how to create a really beautiful outcome called ‘Out of Reach’ in a few simple, clear, straight forward steps.

18. Create a Floating Fantasy Forest

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to create a floating fantasy woods image using photo-manipulation techniques. Light and shadows are important in an image like this – I always recommend using the layer modes “normal” and “soft light” for lighting and “Multiply” for shadows.

19. How to Transform your Image into a Robot

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an amazing futuristic photo manipulation and you will learn how to turn a simple portrait into an amazing images of a futuristic stranger and unusual atmosphere. You will create something new in this genre and learn many useful techniques.

20. Create A Simple Retro Photo Manipulation Using Photoshop

In this tutorial I will teach you how to create a simple retro Photo manipulation using Photoshop. You will learn how to use different brushes settings to fill out your canvas with nice random brush and some basics about Blending modes using different stock images. Following the steps of this tutorial you will easily learn how to use different tools and tips to create good effects.

21. Design a Fashion Magazine Cover in Adobe Photoshop

Magazine covers can showcase really creative design work. They can be aspirational, glamorous, or even iconic; and fashion covers are at the creative forefront of the magazine industry.

22. Making an Alien Battle Scene

Create a fragment of an epic scene of an alien invasion! In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a realistic landscape with the effects of battle and attacking aliens. You will learn interesting techniques, tricks and much more.

23. Abandoned Love Emotional Photoshop Manipulation

Time for another great Photoshop lesson written by our friend Milos Karanovic. In this tutorial you will learn how to create an emotional photo manipulation using advanced blending techniques, adjustments and filters. For some settings you need CS6 which is the newest Photoshop version. But don’t worry, you can easily adapt the settings to older Photoshop versions.

24. Turning your Image into Statue

Have you ever wanted to instantly time travel? Well in today’s tutorial we’re going to take you back in time by turning your favorite photo into a Greek statue. You’ll need Adobe Photoshop and a graphics tablet to achieve these effects, so let’s get started.

25. Create scorching Photoshop effects

Fake an image of a burning man in Photoshop with these flaming brilliant techniques from Fabio Sasso.

26. Making an Imaginative Landscape for Temples

Learn how to create this beautiful mountain landscape in Photoshop. This tutorial shows how to develop a amazing and meditative landscape of the mysterious East theme out of a plain background using photo manipulation, photo montage techniques coupled with some painting inside Photoshop.

27. Create a Sci-Fi Scene of Cyborgs in Bubbles with Photoshop

This tutorial will teach you how to merge some simple photos and turn it into a fantastic photo manipulation with interesting effects and exciting lighting! In this tutorial, I will show you the basic techniques of retouching and creating a cyborg, work with color, blend modes, and much more.

28. Old to Young Case Study in Photoshop

Reading the comments about the Photoshop Battle and I noticed the a lot of people were interested in knowing and seeing the images that were created during the event. Because of that I decided to recreate one of the images I did in my first battle, which was my favorite. This time however I had more time to pay attention to some details, in the event we had only 30 minutes to come up with an idea and make it come true.

29. Create a Sci-Fi Landscape Scene with Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to create a sci-fi landscape scene with stars and planets. you’ll learn how to blend different images together, make a planet and create lighting effects.

30. Create Dark Witch Fantasy Scene in Photoshop

In this  Photoshop tutorial, I will show you the processes I used to create this dark witch fantasy scene in Photoshop. We will combine and manipulate several stock images to achieve this effect. We will come across techniques such as layer blending, image adjustments, free transform tool and a number of other manipulation techniques.

31. Create a sci-fi scene in Photoshop with real 3D elements

In this tutorial Mark Mayers show you how to seamlessly blend 3D models into your 2D composites using Photoshop. You’ll discover how easy it is to roll, rotate and slide complex models within 3D space.

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