Best Photoshop Tutorials from 2012

by Eric Shafer January 9th, 2013 1 Comments / Click here to post a comment

Each year, hundreds (if not more) Photoshop tutorials are released around the web, aimed at teaching techniques or demonstrating workflows and walkthroughs for a variety of projects. For beginning designers, these tutorials can be invaluable for learning new techniques.

But even for seasoned veterans, Photoshop tutorials can serve a key purpose. Exposure to new design trends, exploring and practicing new techniques as well as visual styles, and even critiquing tutorials can be helpful for improving your own design.

In this post, I’ve sorted out the wheat from the chaff so-to-speak, and selected some of the best Photoshop tutorials from 2012.

Create an Amazing Surreal-Style Treehouse in Photoshop

Create the Emotional Photo Manipulation Firing Heart

Create an Amplifier Interface From Scratch in Photoshop

Create a Mixed Media Style Design In Photoshop

Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Semi-Realistic MacBook Pro from Scratch

Create this Amazing Fashion Photo Manipulation with Abstract Smoke and Light Effects

How to Create a Dramatic Fisheye Spartan Scene with Photoshop

Create a Colorful Fantasy Digital Painting in Photoshop

Photoshop tutorial: Balance lighting perfectly when compositing elements

Photoshop tutorial: Create dynamic art using glows and lighting effects


About the author

Eric Shafer is a creative media enthusiast from Chicago, IL. He works frequently in the fields of graphic design, web design, web development, programming, audio, music and computer graphics. He is one of the founders of Presidia, an entrepreneurial team designed at empowering the creative media community.


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