60 top-class Photoshop tutorials to try

Colourise greyscale work in Photoshop
Stephan McGowan walks you through the techniques and tools he uses to create full-colour images from a greyscale line-art starting point, using Photoshop's default tools. 

Create a glowing neon text effect
It’s much easier to create an eye-catching neon effect that looks realistic than you might think, says Mark White. This entire tutorial shows you how to do so using just one background image.

Use the Pen tool and textures to add depth
In this Photoshop tutorial, illustrator Charlie Davis offers a series of core techniques for creating a peaceful countryside scene. You’ll also learn how to apply masks, and how to use textures from Adobe Stock to add depth and warmth.

Paint colourful art in Photoshop
Randy Bishop outlines several key techniques he uses as an illustrator in Photoshop: rough concepts, clean line work, colour, light and shadow, and some of the pitfalls that people tend to fall into while working through an illustration.

How to add 3D art to a Photoshop image
Adobe Fuse offers a simple way to create and customise 3D characters in a matter of minutes. This tutorial explains how it works, and shows how to combine 3D creations with a 2D image for a dramatic composite.

Wrap textures around an object
Painting textures on 3D objects can be tricky, because you can easily become confused by the details of the texture that wraps around the shape you're painting. Bram Sels shows you how to keep the two separate.

Master the Mixer brush in Photoshop 
The Mixer Brush tool enables artists to quickly make brushstrokes in the style of a traditional artist. In this simple to follow tutorial, Wangjie Li demonstrates how to use it.

How to create your own colour palette in Photoshop  
A colour palette can be an invaluable research tool. Alix Branwyn explains how you can build your colour library in Photoshop. 

Build a custom brushes library 
Michelle Hoefener explores how to build your own custom Photoshop brush library by collecting stock brushes from the web, creating your own brushes from scratch, editing pre-existing brushes that come with Photoshop and organising your brushes into an easy-to-browse library. 

7 essential Photoshop Blend mode tips and tricks
James Paterson explores the most useful Photoshop Blend modes and how they can help you in your day to day work. Whether you’re dodging and burning, hand-painting or portrait‑toning, Blend modes can make the job easier. 

How to use Control Points in Photoshop
Most Photoshop users will be familiar with making selections or using masks to isolate areas for selective adjustments, but Control Points are different. You simply click on a point, adjust the circular area to fit over whatever you want to target, and the software will work out what you want to adjust by seeking out similar tones. In this tutorial, James Paterson shows you how to do it.

How to transform a pencil sketch
Don Seegmiller walks through how you can make your hand-drawn sketches easier to work with in Photoshop. 

How to use Photoshop’s ‘Match Font’ feature 
With the new addition of the Match Font feature, Adobe has taken the legwork out of the laborious task of scouring font book, your type client, or online foundries to get the closest match to the typography sample you’ve seen. Luke O’Neill reveals how to get the best results from it.

Create painterly effects in Photoshop CC
These two video tutorials from Adobe help you take your Photoshop CC skills to the next level, and create painterly effects using its range of Edvard Munch paintbrushes.

The ultimate guide to compositing images in Photoshop
Of all Photoshop projects, compositing images into one fantastic frame is perhaps the most enjoyable and creative pursuit. In this Photoshop tutorial we’ll show you how to shoot, build and finish off convincing Photoshop composites, like this image of a dog crossed with a human tennis player.

Colour in Photoshop: top tricks
Discover how to paint with muted colours and create a festival scene tinged with nostalgia, featuring Hong Kong’s Lion Dancers, using various Photoshop effects. 

Turn photos into 3D animations with Photoshop
Photoshop allows us to add depth to photos (or even animate the results), to truly breathe some fresh air into our old still albums, using its timeline capabilities.

Get more from custom Photoshop brushes 
The things that can be done with custom brushes inside Photoshop's Natural Brush Media window are almost endless! Learn how to manipulate your brush to create patterns, textures, hair, a painterly feel, happy accidents and so on.

Create a cinemagraph with Photoshop in 60 seconds
Adobe's Make It Now video series shows you how to create a cinemagraph – an eye-catching moving image – in a minute. 

Depict light glowing through fur
When painting digital light in fur, Photoshop's strong light layer styles can help. By switching between Soft Light, Hard Light and Overlay, and seeing what works best, you can achieve that very particular kind of glowing light that appears when light is scattered through and between strands of hair. 

Photoshop tips: next-level lighting advice 
Give your art in Photoshop an extra level of realism with these  insights on lighting from Suzanne Helmigh.

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