10 of the Best PhotoShop Tutorials Created In February

Its that time again for our monthly series that showcase the best PhotoShop Tutorials created each month. Instead of listing all tutorials created each month as some sites do, we only share those we feel are the best, our favorites, or will be useful for most of our readers. If you missed last month’s showcase, check it out here.

There were a lot of good tutorials created this month. This month, I tried to pick tutorials that were for beginners or advanced beginners with a couple of advanced level tutorials for those looking for more advanced tutorials.  Next month, I plan on looking for tutorials that are for advanced users.

1. The Cosmos: Create a Red Giant Star in Photoshop

PhotoShop Tutorials Created In Feburary

The cosmos tutorial is part of a 4-part series that shows us the journey of a dying world that travels to an unknown world to create a home for themselves. This is an advanced tutorial that uses a variety of tools and resources to create this image. Total time to create this is about 10 hours and there is also a one hour video on this tutorial.

2. Create Text Art With Wordle and Photoshop

PhotoShop Tutorials Created In Feburary

 Text Art has always been a favorite design theme of mine but I hate creating this type of design. Its takes a lot of time but the end results are well worth the time it takes to create it. Here is a quick an easy tutorial that uses Wordle, Abobe Illustrator, and PhotoShop to do this tutorial. It is very easy and I consider this to be a beginner level tutorial.

3. Vintage Badge in Illustrator and Photoshop

PhotoShop Tutorials Created In Feburary Creating vintage designs is a growing trend. Learning how to do it is a great tool to add to your design tool box. Here is a great little tutorial by Abduzeedo. This is an easy tutorial and can be done by advanced beginners.

4. Create a Super Easy Lightning from Scratch

PhotoShop Tutorials Created In FeburaryCreating lightning without using PhotoShop brushes can be a little confusing. There several different ways to do it. In this lightning tutorial, its shows us how easy it really it is. This is a beginner level tutorial.

5. Create a Cool Liquid Text Effect With Feather Brush Decoration in PhotoShop

PhotoShop Tutorials Created In Feburary

This tutorial shows us how to create a cool text effect in PhotoShop using brushes and a few other tools to create an interesting text effect for a logo or a banner. This tutorial is a beginner level tutorial that will teach you how to use brushes.

6. Typography, the Art of Text – Basix

PhotoShop Tutorials Created In Feburary

This tutorial is part of beginner PhotoShop Video Tutorials on PSD Tuts and these tutorials are designed to teach new users the basics of PhotoShop. This tutorial explains how to work with type layers, kerning, and keyboard shortcuts.

7. Design a Clean Corporate Website Layout

PhotoShop Tutorials Created In Feburary

Using PhotoShop to design a website is a great way to create a new design for a website or even build a WordPress theme. Even if you do not know how to design a site around WordPress, with a little research you can create a design using PhotoShop and use a service or tools to slice the PSD (PhotoShop files) and create the code needed to make your design work with WordPress. This tutorial is designed for beginners.

8. Create an Awesome Space Age Composition

PhotoShop Tutorials Created In Feburary This tutorial creates a space age look using a mixture of textures, PhotoShop brushes and other tools to create this look. This tutorial is for advanced beginners.

9. Creat a Surreal Fiery Burnt Wood Lady Figure with Vexel Hair in PhotoShop

PhotoShop Tutorials Created In FeburaryThis tutorial uses layers and blending modes along with textures and filters to create this surreal image. This tutorial is designed for advanced users.

10.Create a Speeding Car Scene with Light Effects in Photoshop

PhotoShop Tutorials Created In Feburary

Creating a speeding car scene with lighting effects tutorial creates a composition by blending stock images, light effects and other PhotoShop tools together to create a modern and trendy composition. This tutorial is designed for advanced beginners.

Final Thoughts

This month’s PhotoShop tutorials were not as many as other months, but almost all them  I consider high quality, but I couldn’t mention them all. As mentioned before, this just a sample of what the design community can create for us.

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  1. Nice. I love this collection. I really like the lightning and liquid text tutorials. Easy for me to follow as well.
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  2. Thanks Jenny. I like the liquid texture tut as well. Its very easy to follow.
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  3. Gail Gardner says:

    I wish more people would write tutorials about practical things ordinary humans who are graphics-challenged would want to do. For example:

    1) How to highlight a specific part of a screen capture.

    2) How to add bright colored arrow to point at what you’re writing about in a screen capture.

    3) How to do a screen capture that is a specific size, especially 125×125 or 100×100 to use as Avatars and ad blocks

    4) How to use two different images to make one image. Recently I wanted an image for my Google Fairy post and found some cool fairies and there are tons of Google images but I don’t have a clue how to add fairies around the words.

    People who are talented at creating custom images could get more work and visibility by offering to trade one or more images to be featured in blog posts to bloggers willing to link to a page about the services they offer.

    Bloggers need tutorials on only the basics we need to do the few things we most want to do: highlight parts of screen captures by adding arrows or circles on them, using parts of multiple images, and making images the exact size we want them to be.

    Most of us aren’t going to go buy Photoshop so tutorials for Gimp or something similar would make great link bait.

    • Hi Gail,

      Thanks for stopping by and adding your opinions. Each an everyone of your questions are valid ones and someone might have done some of sort of tutorial on the skills you are interested in learning. I will look and see if I can find them in GIMP or Paint.Net and will post them if can I find some.

      But more than likely I will have to create those myself. I haven’t found very many tutorials using GIMP or Paint.Net that are high quality. Once, I find some for you or create some, I will let you know… 🙂

      These PhotoShop tutorial round ups that I do are designed as a showcase and help those that are using PhotoShop for the first time or still beginners / advanced users. These tutorials lists get a ton of traffic daily and are some of my more popular tutorials.

      I do have a list of beginner GIMP and Paint.Net tutorials, but they do not get nearly the traffic as the PhotoShop Tutorials. When I can find the time, I will be starting to share more tutorial lists for GIMP, but as mentioned before, there aren’t as many as you can find for PhotoShop.

      I do have plans to start GIMP / Paint.Net tutorials that I create myself or find on the web.
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  4. Hi James,

    This is really Great! I’m looking forward for more tutorials. This greatly helped us.

    God Bless!
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  5. Great selection of tutorials! Really love the one creating a vintage badge. I think Illustrator is the best software out there. Best Regards.

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