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30 Best Photoshop Tutorials Released in 2012

2012 is already history and everyone started 2013 having set new goals and milestones to achieve. Willing or not, these are very important because in this manner is much easier to track the progress. Also, the final of the year / the beginning of a new one are the period of review and evaluation.

Of course, this fact couldn’t be ignored here and we are proudly presenting a list of the best tutorials released in 2012. It’s obvious, selecting the best tutorials is a very subjective matter and unfortunately is impossible to satisfy all the tastes. Instead, we tried to offer only the best tutorials from all over the Internet.

These are all related to Adobe Photoshop, therefore by following the list below is almost sure that will help you a lot in sharpening your skills. The most of them are very complex but patiently, you may follow the explained steps and at the end you will have a wonderful work and maybe you will learn some new techniques.

In conclusion, don’t waste your time and go to work! “And one more thing” (as Steve Jobs would say), don’t forget to share the post with your friends!

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Best Photoshop Tutorials 2012

Design a Grungy Western Movie Poster in Photoshop

Follow this step by step tutorial to create a grungy western poster design, see the whole design process from start to finish as the various stock resources are manipulated to complete the composition.


Create a Mini Planet Using Photoshop’s 3D Capabilities

Photoshop CS5 Extended includes some powerful tools to help you render your artwork in 3D. This is what you’ll learn in this tutorial.


Create a Surreal Floating Stone Structure Scene


How to Create a Dramatic Fisheye Spartan Scene with Photoshop


Create a Grunge & Textured Mixed Collage in Photoshop

We’ll be using Brushes, Photographs, Textures, Patterns and using various methods & techniques to create this mixed media collage artwork.


Create a Surreal Smoking Photo Manipulation


Design a highbrow horror-movie poster

Follow the tutorial to learn how to compose an image to draw the eye, create a spooky background and combine the elements seamlessly.


Create a City Destruction Photo Manipulation


Selecting Hair with Refine Edge

If there’s one thing every Photoshop user wants to know, it’s how to select someone’s hair in a photo. Here’s, how to do it!


Create a Smoke Text Effect


Make a surreal loneliness scene

The composition is a key element in this kind of artworks. Knowing a few composition rules, even the simplest artwork can be an amazing one.


Frozen Scene Inspired by “The Day After Tomorrow”

That’s an easy tutorial and these techniques can be applied every time you want to create a winter photo manipulation.


Surreal Dark City with Meteorite Fall Scene


Diablo III Inspired Text Effect

If you’re a big fan of playing video games, then you are probably aware of the release of Diablo III. In this tutorial, we will explain how to create a Diablo-inspired text effect in Photoshop.


The Creation of “The Storm is Approaching” Artwork


Create a Horror Movie-Themed Photo Composition

Creating a horror movie-themed photo composition in Photoshop can be a lot of fun. Choosing the right photos is an important step in the process, but it is also important to blend those photos together in a realistic and believable way.


Create a Poster Inspired by the Movie “The Bourne Legacy”


How to Create a UI Sliders Set


Create a Photo Manipulation of an Angel Holding a Torch


Create a Shiny, Gold, Old World Text Effect

Create dynamic art using glows and lighting effects

In this tutorial, New York-based illustrator Kervin Brisseaux shares his techniques to create a super-powered athlete within an atmosphere that draws on the traditions of sci-fi art, as well as religious iconography such as stained glass windows.


Learn how to create a zombie from a high resolution image.


“Two-Faced” Digital Painting

In this tutorial, we will explain how to create a classic Batman villain in Photoshop.


How to Create a Surreal Scene Full of Life

Learn how to create this artistic photo manipulation where you will learn how to blend images together and edit them using non-destructive techniques.


Mystical Rising Angel Photo Manipulation

Learn how to create this mystical image of an angel rising to the heavens from inside a castle.


Design Vintage Artwork with Old Newspaper and Watercolor Brush


Awesome Splashing Sneaker


“The Controller” – Create this Floating Superhero Scene with Sci-Fi Lighting Effects

You will learn how to combine stock photos and apply sci-fi lighting effects to create this artwork.


Freestyle Human Portrait Manipulation

We will show you how you can apply brush painting and layer masking techniques to create unique and interesting effect for your portrait manipulation.


Evil Queen

In this tutorial we will create the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves using digital painting techniques in Photoshop.


Author: Daniel Pintilie

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