It’s always fun to experiment different techniques and learn how to work with various aspects of Adobe Photoshop to spice up boring pictures and make them into works of arts and masterpieces.
So, if you’re interested in learning some new skills, whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced user, these Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials are for you.
Below you will find an incredible amount of amazing colorful artwork to inspire any designer, also we’ve selected some of the best adobe tutorials hand picked to enhance or highlight whatever action is going on in the photo.
Neon and Glow Effects Tutorials
Create cool neon effects
Tony Ariawan shows you how to use warping, layer masks and simple colour tweaking for a high-tech look that’s out of this world.
Creating a Glowing Neon Effect in Illustrator
Create a glowing neon effect in your illustration that can grab an audience’s attention with its beauty and uniqueness.
More Neon and Glow Effects
All things Beautiful
Smoke Effects Tutorials
Creating a Stunning Digital Smoke Effect
How to easily create digital abstract smoke using both Illustrator and Photoshop. One of the best things about this technique is that it’s very customizable and you can do it pretty quickly.
How to create smoke in photoshop, from Abduzeedo.
More Smoke Effects
Silver White Fractal
The great smoke-like wispy effect in this fractal is accentuated by the color and lighting effects.
Creating Swirls Tutorials
Swirl Mania in Illustrator & Photoshop
This tutorial 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.
How to draw swirls illustrations in Adobe Illustrator
Swirly curls in Adobe Illustrator
Lighting Effects Tutorials
Create a Glowing Light Painting Effect
Fabio is showing us in this tutorial how in an easy, and very fast way, to create a light painting in Photoshop.
Creating the Windows Vista Lighting Effect
How to create the eye catching graphics shown off on the box of windows vista, and in some of their wallpapers/screensavers.
More Lighting Effects
Rainy Day Rainbows
Text Effects Tutorials
Apple Leopard text effects
A nice tutorial by Veerle on how to create Apple’s new system GUI in Leopard with the “inset effect” on the text.
This tutorial will teach you how to use Photoshop and Illustrator to create cool looking “Vector Line Gradients” to give your text a vintage “old-school” feel.
Melting Ice Text Effect
A Slick Supernatural Text Effect
Learn how to create a smokey night effect on text to give it an eerie supernatural sort of feel. It’s a good exercise in using the Wave distortion filter.
50 Essential Photoshop Text Tutorials
Here are 50 of the best tutorials for working with text.
More Text Effect
Smoke + Type
Vintage Effects Tutorials
Vintage collages in Photoshop
If you want to provide an instant flashback to a bygone era while letting your creativity shine through, few techniques are as versatile as a collage made up of vintage elements.
Photoshop vintage effect
Fantastic method of creating a vintage photo effect in Photoshop.
More Vintage Effects
Various Image Effects Tutorials
Creating a Vector Composite Effect from a Photo
This tutorial will demonstrate how to take an image, in this case a woman’s face, and give the appearance that it is entirely composed of vector shapes.
More Image Effects
Water Color Effects Tutorials
Design Watercolor Effect Menu
How to design a watercolor effect menu in Photoshop.
How to Add a WaterColor Effect to Your Photos
How to create a hand-painted and water color effect.
Miscellaneous Tutorials and Effects
illustrator Pucker and Bloat Effect and more
How to use the Pucker & Bloat Effect
Using the Blend tool and Distort Zig Zag Effect in Illustrator
How to create the blending wave lines using the Blend tool in illustrator.
Tropical Transparency Effect
Learn how to create a bouquet of Tropical Flowers.
An impressing tutorial on hot to make a gig poster.
Badass Bling Effect in Photoshop
How to create a “Bling Effect” using layer styles in Photoshop. Once you create the layer style, you can easily “blingify” any layer. There is also a video tutorial as well.
Complex Circular Design Techniques
Some neat tricks, tools, techniques, and settings that will have you pumping out perfect circular designs in no time using Illustrator.
Abstract poster effects
Make your mark with strong but simple shapes and bold, read-my-lips colours: Danilo Rodrigues shows you how.
Learn how to draw “trendy circles” and simply apply a color to it.
The Dream In A Puddle
How to create rainbow colored lines.
Creating a film grain effect
How to create or simulate a natural film grain effect on photos in Photoshop CS3.
How to Make the “Flare” Effect As Seen On WPCustomization.com
Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to re-create this effect.
Vector Polishing Techniques
This tutorial includes 9 Photoshop techniques that will show you how to add more depth, color, contrast, and texture into your vector art.
Portfolios for inspiration
Looking for some inspiration, search for talented and creative designers who mastered these techniques and learn from them. Below you will find amazing portfolios for artists who know how to just be creative.
Nice tutorial. Well explained
Most of them are very trendy.
This is one of the best lists on the subject i have seen so far. Hope to use some of them in a upcoming project.
it's gr8 collection, and gr8 Magazine.
Some of the best tutorials in the world, thanks
Great collection! I'm still a beginner in the graphics field and this amazing collection has so much to offer. Thank you so very very much for composing and posting it. :-)
amazing collection of excelent tutorials. You've got a bookmark my friend. :D
thanks a lot!
REALLY GOOD WORK!!!
THAT WAS VERY GREAT TUTORIAL FOR ME!
THANKS SO MUTCH!
Wonderful tutorials! Thank you!
Great, thanks a lot!
that was very great tutorial for me. thank a lot
DUG DUG AND DUG. Also in your next list inc this one
Great collection! It's gonna take a while to try them all out!
Hi,Thanks a lot for this.These are just awesome.These all are having a Great quality of technique.I am so Thankful to you.GOD bless you.Take care.
amazing and usefull photoshop tutorials!
thanks for sharing. very valuable tips!
more power to you.
Nice... Thank you for sharing this collection of tutorials.
hey this is jst awesome...thanks so much..cant wait to try them...
Wow, great list. Thanks. Makes me want to kill some time in photoshop outside of my daily workload.
Truly amazing list of tutorials... Thank you!
thank you so much for putting up these tutorials!
the work here is awesome btw!
Wonderful tutorials! Thanks a lot!!
Fantastic tutorials, thanks for bringing these!
wow,these look great I will try out a few of these....Thanks.
Thanks for these tutorials. I've been a web designer for years and have never quite managed to tackle Illustrator so I look for these quick helps.
nice list and great collection
i'll bookmark it so make sure you don't change it :)
im very new in this thing, but by looking what they
doing with photoshop, its make me want to know more of this software.
thats very awesome job make like a dream picture.
that are a very dreamatic tutorial that is very greatfull.
most are well known but still nice to see all in one place.
Thank you for publishing our tutorial :)
Maybe it would be useful to announce that our site offers Free Photoshop Brushes (48 sets and counting) for Commercial use too.
WAOW! That's really great to share this wonderfull artwork : thanks a lot
thanks a lot...
Very nice list! Thank you!
very good list. thanks
Thank you for featuring my Rainy Day Rainbows piece!! I have to say, though, there is no photoshop involved with it. Just the border and slight vignetting.
I feel honored!
Great collection, you just got a new subscriber ;)
That's pretty impressive! The site is also very useful for tutorials, but I guess here there are even more of them.
Thanks a lot! Once again another great article from you. Can't wait for the next one :-)
Amazing effects, truly grateful for their being
WOW! this loos so exciting! I cant wait to look at alot of these sites and learn how to make these effects!
Thankyou for adding 'the dream in a puddle'. It took ages to make it... The other work here is fantastic. I am going to get to work and design something new I am totally inspired. Pixel Criminal
thanks for add =]
Very Useful tutorial, thanks a lot and good work.
A lot of good tutorials, thanks for posting!
these are amaxing tutorials i have to bookmark this, thanks
There's some absolutely beautiful art here.
Good collection again, The Dream in a Puddle looks like a fairytale design. I also like Jessica Rabbit and Stunning digital smoke effect. I am going to visit, learn and try them on Photoshop. May be with these tutorials these effects will be not that hard.
Awesome collection. There are several that I am going to visit. And thanks for the link.