25 Fresh Photoshop Photo Manipulation Tutorials to Learn

by . March 8th, 2011

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” -Albert Einstein

Photo manipulation has become an art form in itself. It allows artists to freely create an awesome piece of art by using stock images and editing them afterwards. It is largely used in promoting all sorts of endeavors, services and products and can be commercially seen on all sorts of visual media like posters, billboards, and even on TV and film. It is also used to create art pieces that serve as a form visual entertainment. Some even make it to museums or go viral over the internet. It is even used to deceive the eye and to achieve a different perspective. Others question the ethics of its use in political campaigns and journalism. But that will be a story for another day.

In photo manipulation, the only limit is, literally, your imagination. Create your own artwork by using your own technique, but first, check these photo manipulation tutorials we have collected for you. You are sure to learn something new from these easy-to-follow photoshop tutorials. If you have any technique of your own you want to share, feel free to type them down on out comments below. We do love hearing from you. And hey, do enjoy this round-up!

Create a Fallen Rain Soaked Angel Composition in Photoshop

fallen rain soaked angel
For this tutorial, you will be creating a lonely, rain-soaked, fallen angel using photo manipulation in Photoshop.

Snow Frog

snow frog
Using Photoshop for this tutorial, you will be able to create a fictional arctic snow frog, in which it will have a combination of several stock images and effects.

Create a Surreal Ancient Egypt Scene in Photoshop

surreal ancient egypt
Create a photo which will have an ancient feel to it using different stock photos and blending them together in creating a work of art.

Creating a Surreal Smoking Bird Composition in Photoshop

surreal smoking bird
The tutorial is all about creating a monochromatic scene using a high contrast stock image that will be manipulated and combine with smoke brushes.

Create a Mysterious Dark Horror Scene with Crack Brushset in Photoshop

mysterious dark horror scene
With this tutorial, create Dark Horror, Mysterious Scene using the crack brush set in a Photoshop.

Make a Tron Inspired Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

tron inspired photo
Inspired by the movie, Tron, you will be manipulating a photo with almost the same effect in the said movie.

Create an Epic Roman Empire Photo Manipulation Scene

epic roman empire photo
Make a scene from the Fall of the Roman Empire using professional photoshop techniques.

Create a Gritty Post Apocalyptic Scene

gritty post apocalyptic
With this tutorial, you will learn how to piece together an apocalyptic scene using entirely free-to-use photography stock that can be found on the net.

Create a Centaur Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

centaur photo
Create a centaurs from the Greek Mythology using this tutorial.

Dynamic Black White Scene with Geometric Elements

black white scene
For this tutorial, you will be able to incorporate geometric elements and amazing light effects in your composition easily.

Ancient Egyptian Tomb

ancient egyptian tomb
In this tutorial, you will be able to create an ancient Egyptian scene using textures, some basic knowledge of perspective and stock images.

How to Create a Realistic Crack Effect on Face

crack effect on face
Create a crack effects for your images in an easy way.

Remove Giraffe Spots Photoshop

giraffe spots
Using this tutorial, you will be able to construct or manipulate an image of a giraffe without its spots.

Design a Surreal Photo Manipulation

surreal photo manipulation
Using some basic overpainting techniques combined with textured bushes, create a surreal image with a light color palette.

Create a Surreal Fiery Burnt Wood Lady Figure with Vexel Hair in Photoshop

fiery burnt wood lady
This tutorial will show you how to create an fiery burnt wood figure with vexel hair using photoshop.

Mental Wave Explosion Photoshop

mental wave explosion
Make a powerful mental wave effect using Photoshop.

Design a Spectral Photo Manipulation

spectral photo manipulation
In this tutorial, construct a ghostly scene using stock photos and harmoniously combined them.

Create a Crystallized Water Girl Figure with Disintegration Effect in Photoshop

crystallized water girl figure
Using the stock image to create great looking effects and few lighting techniques, create a Crystallized Water Girl Figure.

Skate Poster

skate poster
With the aid of several techniques in manipulating photos, you will be able to manipulate a skate poster.

Create a Beautiful Surreal Night Photo Manipulation

beautiful surreal night
This tutorial will show you how to create a surreal night photo manipulation.

Design a Dark Super Natural Magic Figure with Fire Element in Photoshop

dark super natural magic figure
Create this poster by using the techniques in photo manipulation like vexel hair, basic retouch skills and masking, create a Dark, Super-Natural Magic Figure.

Figure Male

figure male
For this tutorial, create some interesting effects using a photo and texture and as well as wide range of brushes.

Design a Angelic Style Owl Warrior with Abstract Patterns in Photoshop

angelic style owl warrior
Create an Angelic Style Owl Warrior with fractal brushes in Photoshop by following the steps in creating it.

Create Dramatic Meteor and Burning City Effect in Photoshop

dramatic meteor burning city
With this tutorial, construct a burning city with a dramatic meteor in Photoshop.

Create Awesome Abstract Artwork with Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop

awesome abstract artwork
This tutorial shows the steps in creating an awesome abstract artwork using clone stamp tool in Photoshop.