15 of the Best Photoshop Tutorials Created in January

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Photoshop Tutorials Created in January

January was a great month for Photoshop Tutorials! There were a lot of great tutorials After checking out the tutorials created that month, I couldn’t narrow it down to just ten tutorials. So for the month of January, I have shared fifteen great tutorials ranging from beginner level through advanced level tutorials.

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The Secrets of Photoshop’s Retouching Tools (Part 1)Secrets of Photoshop’s Retouching Tools

“This is the first part of a new mini series inside Martin Perhiniak’s Shortcuts series. In this tutorial, Martin will talk about various ways to sample in Photoshop using several tools.” This is an beginner tutorial.

The Secrets of Photoshop’s Retouching Tools (Part 2)Secrets of Photoshop’s Retouching Tools

In the second part of this mini series on Photoshop’s retouching tools, Martin Perhiniak will talk about the differences between Photoshop’s suite of retouching tools. This is a beginner tutorial.

The Secrets of Photoshop’s Retouching Tools (Part 3)

Secrets of Photoshop’s Retouching Tools

“In the third part of this mini series inside the Shortcuts series, Martin Perhiniak will explain how to combine the advantages of the Healing Brush and the Clone Stamp tool as well as how to make the most of selections while retouching.” This is a beginner tutorial.

Create a Battlefield Scene Using Stock Photography in PhotoshopCreate a Battlefield Scene Using Stock Photography in Photoshop

“By combining the right photography in Photoshop you can create just about any scene that you want. In this tutorial, we will create a battlefield using several stock photographs.” This is an intermediate tutorial.

Creating “Surreal Head Stack” Photo ManipulationCreating “Surreal Head Stack” Photo Manipulation

“Photoshop is a great tool to create many forms of art. With it, there is no limit of what kind of artwork we can create. The only limit is our imagination. In this tutorial we will create a kind of surreal artwork, which I call ‘Surreal Head Stacking Photo Manipulation’. I’m only using two stock photos to create this, the rest is heavy use of selection, masking, grouping and several color correction.” This is an intermediate tutorial.

Quick Tip: Emphasize or Hide Skin Flaws With One LayerQuick Tip: Emphasize or Hide Skin Flaws With One Layer

“Want to retouch skin quick and naturally? Learn how to do that using just the yellow channel in your photo. This technique can be used to emphasize skin detail for a dramatic look or reduce the appearance of wrinkles, freckles, and dark circles under the eyes.” This is a beginner tutorial

Quick Tip: Access the Hidden Photographic Toning Gradients in Photoshop CS6Quick Tip: Access the Hidden Photographic Toning Gradients in Photoshop CS6

“Want a quick way to tone or split-tone your photos? Photoshop CS6 comes preloaded with photographer-created Gradient Map presets but they’re hidden somewhere inside Photoshop. Read this tutorial and find out where to find them and how to use them to create a professional split-toning effect. A printable toning presets chart is also included for you to use as a reference.” This is an beginner tutorial.

Oblivion Inspiring Artwork in PhotoshopOblivion Inspiring Artwork in Photoshop

“So in this tutorial we will show you how to create a photo manipulation of an ‘end of the world’ style image. To do that we will use stock photos and adjustment layers to make sure the image looks legit.” This is an intermediate tutorial.

The Creation of “APOCALYPTICA” Digital Art in PhotoshopThe Creation of “APOCALYPTICA” Digital Art in Photoshop

“In this Photoshop Tutorial, I will show you how I created apocalyptic scene using various stock photos in Adobe Photoshop CS5, with a little help of Adobe Lightroom 4.

I will not explain basic actions used here so it is meant for intermediate to advanced PS users. Most of steps for this walkthrough use basic skills like cutting out objects from background, changing colors and using gradient fills, scaling, transforming etc. As every artist has their own method for these, I am showing overall workflow to create such scene. – This tutorial is written exclusively for PSD Vault by Olga Dabrowska.”

Manipulation with Tree Bark Texture and Brush ElementsManipulation with Tree Bark Texture and Brush Elements

“In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Create this Abstract Manipulation with Tree Bark Texture and Brush Elements. Along the way, you will learn how you can apply layer masks to image adjustment layers to create unique effect, as well as learning to blend texture and to use various elements to create great abstract effect.” This is an intermediate tutorial.

Create a Surreal Underwater Background in Photoshop Create a Surreal Underwater Background in Photoshop

“Learn how to create a surreal underwater scene in Photoshop in only a few simple steps. This is an intermediate level Photoshop tutorialand the completion time is about 1 to 2 hours. It was made with Photoshop CS5 but can be done in any other Photoshop version. Very important to know that this tutorial uses some non free stock images but we gave you also an alternate free images that you can use instead.” This is an intermediate tutorial.

Lost Love Photoshop Manipulationlove-photoshop-photo-manipulation

“Learn how to create a romantic Lost Love Photoshop manipulation just in time for the upcoming Valentine’s day. We’ll create a beautiful water landscape that you can use as background for other photo manipulations as well.”  This is an intermediate tutorial

Vanity – Manipulation TutorialVanity – Manipulation Tutorial

This a good manipulation tutorial. It will show you how to create shadow effects, use adjustments layers to get the needed color effect and it shows you how to paint hair (great thing to know for photo manipulations). This is an intermediate premium tutorial so you will have to join psdbox to get full access to this tutorial and the rest of their great premium tutorials. Image Source: Tutorial – Final Result

Coming Home – Photoshop Manipulationcoming-home-photoshop-manipulation

This a very cool surreal manipulation tutorial, it will teach you how to use balances, layers, adjustments, lighting effects and tone correction.This is an intermediate tutorial. Image source: Tutorial – Final Results

Solitude – Manipulation TutorialSolitude – Manipulation Tutorial

This is a night scene photo manipulation tutorial. In general, creating night scenes are difficult if you want them to look realistic. This tutorial uses light effects and adjustment layers to give a realistic look. This is an intermediate tutorial. Image Source: Tutorial – Final Results

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