13 of the Best Photoshop Tutorials Created in May

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It’s the first week of July, so its time for Evolutionary Designs’ monthly Photoshop Tutorial collection. May and June were busy months so some of our regular articles were not posted on time. With that being said, so we will have two months worth of articles to post up as quickly as we can.

As with previous collections, we look for only the best Photoshop tutorials created each month. Not just a large collection of all the tutorials created during the month. There are plenty of other design sites doing that. At Evolutionary Designs, we choose to share only articles that are helpful to our readers or just plain cool.

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Photoshop Tutorials Created in May

May was a great month for Photoshop tutorials. There were a lot of beginner and advanced level photo manipulation tutorials created. Out those created, I found 13 great tutorials for this month’s collection. They are mostly beginner level tutorials with a few intermediate and advanced tutorials for those looking for more challenging Photoshop tutorials. Check them out, give them a try, and let us know what you thought in the comment section.

Note: Images used throughout this collection are previews from each tutorial. If you are the owner of these images or if you do not want your tutorial listed on any of our collections, please contact us and we can remove them.

Designing an Advertisement

Designing an Advertisement

“Working non-destructively doesn’t restrict your workflow. In fact, working non-destructively can help you to be more creative. In this tutorial, we will show you how to use non-destructive photo editing techniques to create a basic advertisement. In the process, we will also explain a bit about color profiles.”  This is a beginner level tutorial.

Quick Tip: Combine a Crocodile and a Frog in Photoshop Quick Tip: Combine a Crocodile and a Frog in Photoshop

“One of the fun exercises I did as a child was to create my own animal species in my sketchbook. Drawing from a reference, I would combine the craziest parts of different animals together to make up a new animal and give it a name. 20 years later, I’m still doing the same thing. In this tutorial, we will use Photoshop to combine a crocodile and a frog to create a new animal species.” This is a beginner level tutorial.

Making Complex Selections (Part 1)

Making Complex Selections (Part 1)

“Have you ever had to make a very complex selection and didn’t know where to begin? In this tutorial, we will show you to to combine vector and pixel masks to help you make a complex selection of a furry animal.” This is a beginner level tutorial.

Making Complex Selections (Part 2)Making Complex Selections (Part 2)

“Making very complex selections can be quite a difficult and time-consuming task. In this tutorial, we will focus on pixel masks to help us to create a complicated selection of a furry animal. We will use several Photoshop tools including Color Range, the Lasso Tool, as well as custom Brushes”  This is a beginner level tutorial.

Create Action-Packed Zombie Apocalypse Concept Art in Photoshop

Create Action-Packed Zombie Apocalypse Concept Art in Photoshop

“One of the most effective ways to improve your concept art is to introduce motion into the scene. In this tutorial, we will show you how to create concept art for a zombie-themed video game. This piece will portray a couple of police officers fending off a hoard of zombies in the pouring rain. This tutorial also includes a stunning speed painting video, so make sure to watch it before you begin.” This is an advanced tutorial.

Create a Fantasy City Using Architectural PhotographsCreate a Fantasy City Using Architectural Photographs

“Because matte painting often involves combining several photos to achieve an end-result, matte paintings can be great practice for anyone who wants to learn how to create photo manipulations. In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a fantasy city that is built on a rock structure, similar to Minas Tirith from “The Lord of the Rings.” In the process, you will learn several techniques to help you incorporate architectural photos into your artwork.” This is an advanced tutorial.

How to Make the Most of the Info PanelHow to Make the Most of the Info Panel

“The Info Panel in Photoshop has been around for many years but not all users know how to use it or what to you use it for. In this tutorial, we will explain everything you need to know about the Info Panel including how to manually color correct photos with the Color Sampler tool, how to change the increments of the rulers, how to check color values before and after applying adjustments, and so much more.”  This is a beginner level tutorial.

The Creation of “Doom Bringer” Fantasy Digital Art in PhotoshopThe Creation of “Doom Bringer” Fantasy Digital Art in Photoshop

“In this tutorial, I will show you the steps to create this “Doom Bringer” Fantasy Digital Art in Photoshop. Along the way, we will practice cloud rendering, some simple photo retouch techniques, image adjustments, and a few tricks on how to seamless merge several objects together.” This is an intermediate level tutorial.

Design Abstract Text Effect with Pen Tool and Grunge Brush Decoration in PhotoshopDesign Abstract Text Effect with Pen Tool and Grunge Brush Decoration in Photoshop

“In this tutorial, I will show you the steps to design this abstract text effect with pen tool and grunge brush decoration in Photoshop. Along the way, we will practice using Pen Tool to draw some nice hair-like lines, as well as apply grunge brushsets for some cool abstract effect for our texts.” This is an intermediate level tutorial.

The Creation of “Stone Eagle” Photo Manipulation in PhotoshopThe Creation of “Stone Eagle” Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

“In this tutorial, I will show you the steps to create this “Stone Eagle” Photo Manipulation in Photoshop. We will cover the application of textures and the blending of different objects. We will also go through a number of selection tricks and image adjustments.” This is an intermediate tutorial.

Create a Horrific Flesh Eating Movie Poster in Photoshop CS6Create a Horrific Flesh Eating Movie Poster in Photoshop CS6

“Welcome to this tutorial where we will create a movie poster of a much popular zombie/virus theme. We will use a base photo and paint on top mostly everything and just finish up with the help of some textures. The tutorial is accompanied by videos for each section so you don’t miss out even a single stroke; and since it is a heavy painting tutorial it is highly recommended that you do watch the videos while you read” This is an advanced tutorial.

Photoshop Matte Painting in Easy StepsPhotoshop Matte Painting in Easy Steps

“Learn how to create a breathtaking scene in simple steps. This Photoshop tutorial will teach you how to blend elements together using nondestructive techniques, paint with vibrant colors, and blur/smudge to create a dramatic scene.” This is an intermediate tutorial.

Create Your Own Custom Landscapes in Photoshop

Create Your Own Custom Landscapes in Photoshop

“Learn how to create your own custom backgrounds in Photoshop! You’ll learn how to combine and blend multiple landscape photos, mask using channel data, and finish it up with a strong gradient color effect.”  This is an intermediate tutorial.

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