One of the great things about the modern web is how vibrant and interactive the design community is. Whereas some other professions tend to keep techniques, tricks and styles a closely guarded secret and people in those professions are not particularly helpful to others, the design community is incredibly helpful and willing to share with others.
A prime example of this is the number of free Photoshop tutorials that have been created over the past few years, particularly those with high quality end results and full descriptions of how to achieve the effects. While not all the tutorials that are published have the greatest end result, they do still usually feature interesting techniques, but the holy grail of tutorials are those that have a great end result and also teach along the way with easy-to-follow instructions.
Here’s my suggestions of the latest and greatest Photoshop art and design tutorials that you should check out:
Create a Beautifully Designed 3D Starfish Icon
Veil of Oblivion (Tutorial)
Create Melted Metal Text Effect in Photoshop
Create a Heart-Warming Wildlife Illustration in Photoshop
Making of The World is Bleeding by Lukas Lancko
Project Overview: Zygosis – Anatomical Architecture
If you go down to the woods today… Tutorial
How to Draw a Monster on a Real Picture
Portrait Walkthrough Tutorial