12 of the Best Photoshop Tutorials Created in October

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As promised, its time for another Evolutionary Designs’ monthly Photoshop Tutorial collection. I had some free night this morning so, I thought I would create another monthly collection to help get us back on track for our yearly best of collection. Hopefully, next week I will be able to create another collection as well.  With that being said, I hope to post four months worth of Photoshop tutorial collections for the month of December.

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Photoshop Tutorials Created in October

October was a great month for Photoshop tutorials. There were a lot of beginner and intermediate level photo manipulation tutorials created. Out of those created, I found 12 great tutorials for this month’s collection. There are a mixture of beginner and intermediate level tutorials for you to try out. 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.

4 Ways to Create Long Shadow Effects in Photoshop

4 Ways to Create Long Shadow Effects in Photoshop

“Part of the recent, “flat design” trend, long shadow effects are a popular but not necessarily new phenomenon. The trend’s strongest impact seems to be on interface design elements and icons but it is being increasingly used as part of web designs, as well. In this tutorial, we will show you 4 ways that you can create long shadow effects in Photoshop using several different tools.” This is a beginner tutorial and should only take about 30 – 60 minutes to complete.

What is Adobe Camera Raw?

What is Adobe Camera Raw?

“When the Adobe Camera Raw plugin was released back in February of 2003, it instantly became a must-have tool for photographers. Since then, the plugin has been frequently updated to support more cameras and more features. Adobe Camera Raw is available as part of Photoshop CC and is built upon the same powerful raw processing technology as Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. In this tutorial, part of a comprehensive series on Adobe Camera Raw, we will explain what Camera Raw is and how you can use it to make non-destructive edits to your photos.”  This is a short and easy tutorial and should take about 10 minutes to complete.

Use Retouching Techniques to Create a Caricature From a Photo

Use Retouching Techniques to Create a Caricature From a Photo

“Photoshop includes some powerful tools to help you manipulate photos. In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a caricature portrait from a photo using many of Photoshop’s advanced editing tools. In the process, you will learn how to use Adobe Camera RAW to make some global adjustments, how to use Photoshop’s transformation and Liquify tools to alter the appearance of the portrait, how to retouch the image, and much more to give your portrait a cartoon or comic look.” This is an advanced tutorial and should take about 6 hours to complete.

The Ultimate Guide to Adjustment Layers – Gradient Map

“Gradient Map might be one of the least used Photoshop Adjustments. In this tutorial, we will take a close look at the Gradient Map Adjustment and will explain everything you need to know about it.” This is a beginner level tutorial and should only take about 10 minutes to complete.

How to Restore a Heavily Damaged Photo With Photoshop

How to Restore a Heavily Damaged Photo With Photoshop

“While Photoshop is a great tool to enhance or modify digital images, it is also a fantastic application to repair or restore photographs damaged by the effects of age, neglect, or acts of nature. In this tutorial, we will show you how to restore a heavily damaged photo in Photoshop.” This is an intermediate tutorial and should take about 10 hours to complete.

The Ultimate Guide to Adjustment Layers – Levels

The Ultimate Guide to Adjustment Layers – Levels

“In this tutorial, we will take a close look at the Levels Adjustment Layer in Photoshop. We will see how levels can improve low-key, high-key, and low contrast photos, as well as how you can use the Levels Adjustment Layer to make color corrections. We will also spend some time in this tutorial explaining a bit about Photoshop’s histogram and how it works.”  This is great beginner video and its about 10 minutes.

Getting to Know the Adobe Camera Raw Interface

Getting to Know the Adobe Camera Raw Interface

“Adobe Camera Raw is a powerful tool that photographers can use to help make adjustments to their photos. In this tutorial, we will explain what you need to know about the Adobe Camera Raw interface, preferences, and file formats before you get started working with this fantastic application.” This is a beginner level tutorial that should take about 10 minutes to complete.

Create Intriguing Fantasy Matte Painting in Photoshop

Create Intriguing Fantasy Matte Painting in Photoshop

“In this Photoshop tutorial, I will show you the methods I used to create intriguing fantasy matte painting in Photoshop. We will go through a series of methods of merging and combining different types of objects, as well as colouring techniques through image adjustment layers.” This is an intermediate tutorial.

Create Unique Abstract Photo Manipulation in Photoshop with Human, Rock and City Stocks

Create Unique Abstract Photo Manipulation in Photoshop with Human, Rock and City Stocks

“In this Photoshop tutorial, I will show you the methods I used to create unique abstract photo manipulation by mixing rock and city stock images in Photoshop. We will combine 3 objects: human, rock and city into one manipulation and form a unique looking digital art. We will primarily use the adjustment layers tool, layer blending modes and various filter to achieve this manipulation.” This is an intermediate tutorial.

How to Create a Stunning Surreal Landscape

How to Create a Stunning Surreal Landscape

“In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn in easy and simple steps how to create a surreal environment. We’ll cover techniques such as blending elements together with non-destructive techniques, using blur to create distance between the objects, and much more.”  This is an intermediate tutorial.

Create a Surreal “Game of Thrones” Photo Manipulation

Create a Surreal “Game of Thrones” Photo Manipulation

“Learn how to create a photo manipulation based on the HBO series, “Game of Thrones”. This Photoshop tutorial will give you in-depth instructions on compositing, adding snow, and lighting/blending techniques.” This is a intermediate tutorial.

Create a Halloween Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Create a Halloween Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

“Halloween is coming soon and it’s a good idea to create something spooky for this event. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a dark, obscured Halloween scenery by combining witch house, pumpkins, tombstones, crows and many more into one neat piece. There will be plenty of intermediate to advanced photo manipulation techniques, from lightning effect to blending color. “

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