95 top Photoshop tutorials

If you're more confident than a beginner, but not yet an expert Photoshop user, then these creative Photoshop tutorials for intermediate-level designers are for you.

41. Create style frames in Photoshop

Make style frames to convey the mood of motion graphics

A style frame is a snapshot of a finished frame as it would look within a longer animation. It aims to capture the overall look and feel of an animated or live action video, but in a still image. For this tutorial we'll use an example for a title sequence that would precede a new TV show.

42. Make a double exposure in Photoshop

Adobe's 60-second Make It Now video shows you how to use Photoshop to make a double exposure.

43. The Refine Edge box tool explained

Learn how to use the Refine Edge box perfectly every time

If you've ever tried to change the background of a person with frizzy hair or a horizon dotted with bushy foliage, you'll know just how intensely time consuming and nigh-on impossible this can be. Luckily the Photoshop CC Refine Edge box tool is here to make your life easier. To explain this crucial tool, we run through its seven main features.

44. Combine traditional and digital skills to create a comic cover

Draw and ink by hand, then go to Photoshop to do your colouring

If you like working with traditional materials, there's still plenty you can do in Photoshop to give your work more impact. Here Chris Visions explains how to draw a comic cover by hand then take it into Photoshop to colour and light it and to add eye-catching filters.

45. Rapid site prototyping in Photoshop CC

Photoshop CC offers a comprehensive toolset for mocking up websites quickly and easily. Antony Kitson explains how to use the key features to get an idea across to a client or developer.

46. Cut your design time when using Photoshop CC

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Save time and your sanity with this quick tutorial

Graphic designer Paul Tysall demonstrates how to hone your Photoshop workflow to save time on repetitive pre-press tasks.

47. Use Photoshop's Tilt-Shift filter

Using Photoshop's CS6 Tilt-shift blur effect, Ben Secret explains an innovative approach to saturation by creating a miniature model village. In this Photoshop tutorial you'll learn how to simulate an exaggerated depth-of-field effect.

48. The ultimate guide to adjustment layers – curves

Curves allows you to adjust the tonal values in an image, increase or decrease the exposure, or automatically colour correct. This tutorial provides a comprehensive explanation of the Curves functions and how to use them.

49. Combine colour with monochrome in Photoshop

Get creative with colour, learn how to create a wider tonal range, and create classic images with added impact in six simple steps! A fantastic Photoshop tutorial to boost your skills.

50. Erase unwanted backgrounds in Photoshop

Use the Eraser tool to create white backgrounds

Use the Eraser tools to select and delete unwanted backgrounds - or even just parts of them. We show you how in this Photoshop tutorial.

51. Post-production fixes

Photography in design can be a tricky aspect. Here, 10 world-renowned designers channel their best advice on how to get the most from your photos using Photoshop in post-production.

52. Blur backgrounds easily in Photoshop

Backgrounds often ruin what is an otherwise perfect picture

Wished you'd taken that shot with a wider aperture? Make it happen in Photoshop using a blur filter and a painted mask.

53. The complete guide to fixing exposure in Photoshop

The majority of images benefit from a tweak to the exposure or contrast

What is a histogram? How do you fix poorly exposed photos? We answer these questions and more with this Photoshop tutorial walking you through exposure in Photoshop CS6 and Camera Raw.

54. Design a chrome and plastic button in Photoshop

Making UI elements should be part of every designer's toolbox. Here's how to make a cool looking chrome and plastic button in Photoshop.

55. Create a realistic sketch effect with Photoshop

Photoshop CS6 has a fine collection of filters designed to turn photos into a variety of art styles, including a Colored Pencil filter in its Artistic filter folder

With the help of Photoshop's stamp and brush tools, we reveal how you can convert your photographs into stunning pencil sketches!

56. Recreate infrared photography in Photoshop

The best way of getting a similar infrared effect is to take an image with lots of green in it

You don't need a dedicated camera to take an infrared image - you can do it in Photoshop instead. We explain how, in just six simple steps.

57. Create a Polaroid pinboard effect

Transform a single image into a striking montage of Polaroid shots with this fun Photoshop layers technique.

58. Create a fashionable cross-processing effect

Fashion photographers used to develop film in the wrong chemicals on purpose to create striking colour effects. Here's how to achieve the look in Photoshop.

59. How to create a dramatic digital painting in Photoshop

In this tutorial Trisme Trs will take you through the process of creating a dramatic digital painting in Photoshop, and show you how to illustrate an eagle and falcon battling it out in the sky.

60. How to combine brushes with texture in Photoshop CS6

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Add a touch of texture to your brush stroke

Make your painting really stand out by adding a touch of texture to your brush stroke using this simple, quick guide.

61. Create a mech-inspired text effect using layer styles

This great 20-minute tutorial will show you exactly how to create a mechanical inspired text effect using layer styles.

62. Create a 'text in water' effect

This rather specialist tutorial walks you through how to create the effect of text submerged in water. The training will help you get to grips with the liquify filter, custom brush and free transform tool.

63. Create a Chocolate Volcano Using 3D Effects

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Get to grips with the 3D capabilities of Photoshop

A Photoshop volcano is awesome but a chocolate volcano? Even better. Get to grips with the 3D capabilities of Photoshop CS5 and beyond. It's at an intermediate level, so only approach this if you already know a thing or two.

64. Discover Photoshop's 3D tools

Photoshop CS6 Extended incorporates a new 3D tools engine, which enables your graphics card to deliver a super fast performance. This step-by-step guide demonstrates how the new Photoshop CS6 3D engine can be used to combine 3D sources.

65. How to create a micro machines inspired scene

Remember that awesome collection of little cars you had as a kid? Well, this tutorial will help refresh your memory as it explains how to utilises CS6's new 3D capabilites to create a Micro Machine inspired composition.

66. Use Photoshop's animate function

It's easy to forget that Photoshop also has an 'animate' function. James Wignall shows how to create the sort of hand-made animation that a young Walt Disney might have dabbled with.

67. How to create an abstract liquid effect

In this walkthrough, we'll show you how to use a photograph, some 2D elements and a 3D render to create an eye-catching, abstract liquid effect with a real sense of motion.

68. How to create a stunning magazine cover in Photoshop

The Phlearn team show you how to turn a photo into a magazine cover, using V Magazine as an example.

Ready for anything? Flex your skills with these advanced tutorials.