5 Amazing Tutorials

This time I want to show you five fantastic photomanipulation tutorials from PSDTuts. They are full of professional techniques of using Photoshop and thanks to them I learnt a lot. Hope they will for you as useful as for me.

1. How to Create a Fantasy Creature in a Misty Landscape
Author said: "This time I've got for you a photo manipulation tutorial. We'll grab several photos and create this fantasy mock-up of an unreal creature. We'll learn several non-destructive techniques, apply photo filters to adjust the lighting, and of course a little bit of the creative process involved on this piece. Let's get to it!"


2. How to Create a Steampunk Style Illustration in Photoshop
Author said: "Go simultaneously backward and forward in time with this Steampunk tutorial. The main focus, aside from the style of course, is fusing elements from different sources together to create a cohesive whole. There are many tricks to this end and we shall be looking at light sources, shadows, and image grading."

3. How to Create a Hellacious Flaming Skull in Photoshop
Author said: "In this tutorial, we'll go through all the steps of creating a flaming skull in Photoshop. We'll be using some images we shot ourself of flames, and a stock Designious vector skull to get us started. This tutorial covers some relatively simple steps and some clever photo manipulation techniques. Let's get to it!"

4. Create an Explosive Cover with Precise Photo Manipulation Techniques
Author said: "In this tutorial, we're going to make a creative illustration in a style meant for a video game cover or sci-fi book cover. We'll create this with mostly photo manipulation techniques. With some cool Photoshop options you can turn all the photos you chose, into one stunning looking explosive cover.
It's amazing, how easy this can be done, all you need is just a good idea and some solid basics in Photoshop. The hardest part in doing this, is finding the right images. I chose them carefully, as the better photos chosen, the less time it will take you to create this quality illustration. Let's get started!"

5. How to turn Humdrum Photos into Cinematic Portraits
Author said: "There are a plethora of ways to treat a portrait for a myriad of uses, but that is for another feature. Let's tackle adding drama or a cinematic quality to a regular, humdrum portrait. Let's even throw in a little bit of faking HDR. That way if you work on a project that requires a stunning shot without the stunning photography, you'll be able to cobble something together using your mad skillz!"