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
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.
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
Smoke Effects Tutorials
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
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
Lighting Effects Tutorials
Fabio is showing us in this tutorial how in an easy, and very fast way, to create a light painting in Photoshop.
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
Text Effects Tutorials
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
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.
Here are 50 of the best tutorials for working with text.
More Text Effect
Vintage Effects Tutorials
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.
Fantastic method of creating a vintage photo effect in Photoshop.
More Vintage Effects
Various Image Effects Tutorials
Nik Ainley shows 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.
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
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
How to use the Pucker & Bloat Effect
How to create the blending wave lines using the Blend tool in illustrator.
Learn how to create a bouquet of Tropical Flowers.
An impressing tutorial on hot to make a gig poster.
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.
Some neat tricks, tools, techniques, and settings that will have you pumping out perfect circular designs in no time using Illustrator.
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.
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.
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.