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61 top-class Photoshop tutorials to try

40. Colourise greyscale work in Photoshop

Photoshop tutorials: colourise

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In 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. 

41. Create a glowing neon text effect

Photoshop tutorials: neon text

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Learn how to create a glowing neon text effect, it’s much easier than you might think, says Mark White. This entire tutorial shows you how to do so using just one background image.

42. Use the Pen tool and textures to add depth

Photoshop tutorials: pen tool

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Illustrator Charlie Davis shows you how to use the Pen tool and textures to add depth. He 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.

43. Paint colourful art in Photoshop

Photoshop tutorials: paint colourful art

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In 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.

44. How to add 3D art to a Photoshop image

Photoshop tutorials: 3D art

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

45. Wrap textures around an object

Photoshop tutorials: wrap textures

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Learn how to wrap textures around an object with Bram Sels. 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. This tut shows you how to keep the two separate.

46. Master the Mixer brush in Photoshop

Photoshop tutorials: mixer brush

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Master the Mixer brush in Photoshop and it will enable you to quickly make brushstrokes in the style of a traditional artist. In this simple to follow tutorial, Wangjie Li demonstrates how to use it.

47. How to create your own colour palette in Photoshop

Photoshop tutorials: colour palette

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

48. Build a custom brushes library

Photoshop tutorials: custom brushes

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Michelle Hoefener explores how to build a custom brushes 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. 

49. 7 essential Photoshop Blend mode tips and tricks

Photoshop tutorials: overlay

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In 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. 

50. How to use Control Points in Photoshop

Photoshop tutorials: control points

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This tutorial explains 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.

51. How to transform a pencil sketch

Photoshop tutorials: sketches

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

52. How to use Photoshop's 'Match Font' feature

Photoshop tutorials: match font

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This tutorial will teach you how to use Photoshop’s ‘Match Font’ feature. With the 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.

53. Create painterly effects in Photoshop CC

This create painterly effects in Photoshop CC tutorial contains two videos from Adobe to help you take your Photoshop CC skills to the next level

You'll create painterly effects using Photoshop's range of Edvard Munch paintbrushes.

54. The ultimate guide to compositing images in Photoshop

Photoshop tutorials: compositing images

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The ultimate guide to compositing images in Photoshop is a one-stop shop for compositing images. 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.

55. Colour in Photoshop: top tricks

Photoshop tutorials: colour

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

56. Turn photos into 3D animations with Photoshop

Photoshop tutorials: 3D animations

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Turn photos into 3D animations with Photoshop will allow you 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.

57. Get more from custom Photoshop brushes

Photoshop tutorials: brushes

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

58. Create a cinemagraph with Photoshop in 60 seconds

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. 

59. Depict light glowing through fur

When painting digital light in fur, Photoshop's strong light layer styles can help, and depict light glowing through fur shows you how to do it. 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. 

60. Photoshop tips: next-level lighting advice

Photoshop tutorials: light

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

61. Turn day into night using Photoshop

Photoshop tutorials: day to night

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How to turn day into night using Photoshop is a tutorial that teaches you how to convert a sunny landscape into an atmospheric night scene. The simple step-by-step guide makes it a breeze.

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