40 Absolutely Brilliant & Fresh Photo Manipulation Tutorials

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We have compiled the best photo manipulation tutorials just for you! Many people are not satisfied with their photographs and they want to make certain changes in order to make them look good. Photo manipulation is their way out because it is the only technique that allows them to manipulate their photos the way they want them. Even to make them surreal!

If you think editing your photos to make them look stunning is difficult thing, then you must check out this post of 40 Photo Manipulation tutorials. You can learn some amazing technique from these tutorials that you can apply next time you want to manipulate your photos. All you need to do is just put on some creativity and imagination, and you will see some really appealing and amazing results. Let’s have a closer look!

1. Create Surreal Representation of the Mind Artwork

Learn how to create a surreal representation of the thoughts of a creative and business minded individual. You’ll learn how to make objects come out of the womans head and place steampunk objects over the eyes.

Create This Surreal Representation of the Mind Artwork in Photoshop

2. Create a Surreal Smoking Photo Manipulation

Learn how to create a surreal photo manipulation with a smoking man and abstract background design. You’ll work with masking, adjustment layers, blending options and more.

Create a Surreal Smoking Photo Manipulation

3. How to Create a High-Tech Cyborg Photo Manipulation

Learn how to create this android head in a sci-fi environment. You’ll learn how to take a picture face, plasticize it and turn it into an abstract cyber artwork by combining multiple images together.

How to Create a High-Tech Cyborg Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

4. Photo Manipulate a Surreal, Gravity-Defying Desert Scene

In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a conceptual surreal photo-manipulation. We are going to learn the process of creating depth of field using a few advance tools. We are going to learn how to blend images so seamlessly that it would look like a single image using the Brush tool, the Eraser tool and several adjustment layers.

Photo Manipulate a Surreal, Gravity-Defying Desert Scene

5. Design a Unique Wooden Face with Fiery Eye and Tear

In this Photoshop tutorial, we will show you the steps we took to Design a Unique Wooden Face with Fiery Eye and Tear in Photoshop. This is an intermediate level tutorial so some steps can be tricky, but why not have a try!

Design a Unique Wooden Face with Fiery Eye and Tear in Photoshop

6. Create a Cat in a Magical Pond Scene Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial we will show you how to create a magical pond scene with a lovely cat. You will know through step by step how to blend various stock images together, paint natural looking cat hair, retouch a dull photo, use brushes, masking, adjust colors, work with lighting and different kinds of shadow and more.

Create a Cat in a Magical Pond Scene Photo Manipulation

7. How to Create This Freezing Cold Portrait Photo Manipulation

Learn how to create this freezing cold manipulation with Photoshop! You’ll learn how to work with difference ice and crystal photos and complete the look with a cold blue photo effect.

How to Create This Freezing Cold Portrait Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

8. Create the Firey Photo Manipulation ‘Satan’s Judgement’

In this tutorial you will learn how to create the fiery photo manipulation ‘satan’s judgement’.

Create the Firey Photo Manipulation ‘Satan’s Judgement’

9. Create a Red Riding Hood Themed Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial, author Wojciech Magierski will explain how to create a Red Riding Hood themed photo manipulation in Photoshop.

Create a Red Riding Hood Themed Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

10. Create a Surreal and Dreamy Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial, author Marcela Bolivar will explain how create a surreal and dreamy photo manipulation using atmosphere, lighting, masks, textures, and custom brushes.

Create a Surreal and Dreamy Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

11. How to Create an Outdoor Fantasy Manipulation

Learn how to create this photo manipulation using a combo of different stock photos and artworks. You’ll learn how to create a soft photo effect, add moss to rocks, and enhance a pool of water with some water lilies.

How to Create an Outdoor Fantasy Manipulation in Photoshop

12. Design a Natural Abstract Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial, we will show you the steps we took to Design a Natural Abstract Photo Manipulation in Photoshop. Along the way, we will apply some basic Photo Manipulation techniques such as layer blending and masking, we will also practice some selection techniques with Pen Tool and some photo retouch skills.

Design a Natural Abstract Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

13. Create an Emotional Midnight Photo Manipulation

Learn how to composite this nighttime artwork and retouch skin with a smooth painting-like effect! This tutorial will show you how to composite this image with various stock photos, soften skin, and apply special lighting and color effects.

Create a Emotional Midnight Photo Manipulation with Painting-Like Effects

14. Learn to Create A Fire Light Effect

In today’s tutorial we will learn how to Create Stylish Fire Lines on a Girl’s image to make her look as if she is dancing amidst fire in the Space. You can click on the images to view larger version.

Learn to Create A Fire Light Effect in Photoshop

15. How to Create “Into the Wild” Photo Manipulation

Learn how to create this photo manipulation with this detailed step-by-step walk-through. You’ll learn how to combine a beautiful redhead model with a black raven in a mystical landscape scene.

How to Create this

16. How to Create an Emotional Soft-Tone Photo Manipulation

Learn how to create your own emotional photo manipulation! This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to blend a beautify lady with a dreamy background. You will also learn how to make color, lighting, and contrast adjustments to fit everything into this beautiful artwork.

How to Create an Emotional Soft-Tone Photo Manipulation

17. Photo Manipulate a Kick Ass Flaming Skull Scene

Learn how to create a cool flaming skull effect as part of a dark, gothic photo manipulation. You’ll work with image transformations, blending, lighting effects and more!

Photo Manipulate a Kick Ass Flaming Skull Scene

18. Create a City Destruction Photo Manipulation

Learn how to create this photo manipulation of a city being destructed by robots and spaceships. This tutorial will show you how to composite a city using various stock photos then add smoke, fire, and explosions to it.

Create a City Destruction Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

19. Create this “Heaven & Hell” Photo Manipulation

Create this Fantasy depicting scene of heaven and hell. This tutorial covers topics like creating reflections in moving water, ice cube with frost on it, turning daytime photos into nighttime, and many more.

Create this “Heaven & Hell” Photo Manipulation

20. Photo Manipulate an Eye Catching Poster Design for Earth Hour

In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a conceptual earth hour photo-manipulation. We are going to learn the process of creating depth of field using a few advanced tools. We are going to learn how to blend images so seamlessly that it would look like a single image using the Brush tool, masking tools and several adjustment layers. We will learn how to create light and darkness to make the background look seamless.

Photo Manipulate an Eye Catching Poster Design for Earth Hour

21. Create An Emotional Sunset Scene Photo Manipulation
In this tutorial we will show you how to create a beautiful emotional sunset scene. We’ll work with manipulating techniques, blending, masking, painting and more.

Create An Emotional Sunset Scene Photo Manipulation

22. Create Abstract Dark Photo Manipulation with Splatter Brushes

In this tutorial, we will show you the steps designer took to Create Abstract Dark Photo Manipulation with Splatter Brushes in Photoshop. This is an intermediate level Photoshop tutorial and some steps can be a bit tricky, but why not have a try!

Create Abstract Dark Photo Manipulation with Splatter Brushes in Photoshop

23. Photo Manipulate a Surreal Coffee Machine Contraption

Learn how to create a surreal photo manipulation featuring a conceptual coffee contraption. You’ll work with photo manipulation, retouching, masking, brush application, blending and more!

Photo Manipulate a Surreal Coffee Machine Contraption

24. Create an Elephant Sundae Using Photo Manipulation Techniques

Photoshop is great at seamlessly combing photos to create an entirely new scene. In this tutorial we will create an elephant sundae using several stock photos. Let’s get started!

Create an Elephant Sundae Using Photo Manipulation Techniques

25. How to Create a Dramatic Fisheye Spartan Scene

In this tutorial we are going to learn how to blend and distort different desert landscape stock images to create a dynamic fisheye-like perspective and use different adjustment layers to get different coloring and feel to the manipulation so let’s get started!

How to Create a Dramatic Fisheye Spartan Scene with Photoshop

26. Create a Lamb’s Coat in Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a Lamb’s Coat in Photoshop.

Photo Effects Week: Create a Lamb’s Coat in Photoshop

27. Professional Widow

In this manipulation we will show you how to play with fire, how to smoothen skin using the Mixer Brush Tool and how to create realistic light effects. This is for the slightly more advanced manipulator. Enjoy.

Professional Widow – ManipulationTutorial

28. How to Create a Fantasy Haven for Travelers

Learn how to create a secret haven in the sky! This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to create this surreal scene where boats pick up travelers and fly them to a secret mountain passage in the sky. This tutorial will show you how to blend images seamlessly and work with lighting and shadows.

How to Create a Fantasy Haven for Travelers

29. Create an Unique Surreal Photo Manipulation with Nebula Effect

In this Photoshop tutorial, we will show you the steps designer took to Create a Unique, Dark Surreal Photo Manipulation with Nebula Effect in Photoshop. Along the way, we will be using some simple retouch skills, as well as some custom brushes and the liquify filter to produce special effect.

Create an Unique Surreal Photo Manipulation with Nebula Effect

30. Create a Surreal Scene with a Cool Snail that Flies

Learn how to create a surreal mother nature photo manipulation. This tutorial will show you how to create a completely surreal scene by combining stock photos and blending them seamlessly. You’ll also learn how to fix and enhance the lighting of your images.

Create a Surreal Scene with a Cool Snail that Flies

31. Photo Manipulate a Magical Shoe House Scene

In this tutorial you will learn how to Manipulate a photo into magical Shoe House Scene.

Photo Manipulate a Magical Shoe House Scene

32. Create a Serene Fantasy Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to compose magical scene from different stock images, how to create strong atmosphere and add interesting lights and shadows. You’ll also learn many different ways of color adjustments to get the exact images you’ve always wished. Let’s get started!

Create a Serene Fantasy Photo Manipulation

33. Create a Magical Photo Manipulation with Flowery Effect

In this tutorial, we will show you the steps author took to Create a Magical Photo Manipulation with Flowery Effect in Photoshop. This is an intermediate tutorial so some steps can be tricky, but why not have a try :)

Create a Magical Photo Manipulation with Flowery Effect

34. Floating Island on Water

In this Photoshop tutorial, we will learn how to create a picture with two different stories, one: a town on an island and two: the deep and huge body of water below it. We will learn how to blend images perfectly, make an underwater image look realistic through the use of applying brushes in different colors, the eraser tool to soften the edges and the clone stamp tool.

Floating Island on Water

35. Create a Vivid Alien Invasion Scene with Photoshop

Create a surreal alien photo manipulation with vivid colors. This tutorial will show you how to create an alien creature and add multiple UFOs.

Create a Vivid Alien Invasion Scene with Photoshop

36. Create a Scenic Landscape Composition

Photoshop is a fantastic application for combining average photos to create something entirely new. In this tutorial we will combine several stock photos to create a scenic landscape panorama. Let’s get started!

Create a Scenic Landscape Composition in Photoshop

37. Create a Racing Snail

In this tutorial author Mario Sanchez Nevado will put the “car” and “go” into escargot by creating a snail so big and fast that you could ride it at highway speeds. In the process, we will explain how to select the proper photos, as well as how to correctly integrate them into your scene using lighting, depth of field, and movement.

Create a Racing Snail in Photoshop

38. Integrate a 3D Render Into a Macro Photograph

In this tutorial we will explain how to integrate a rendered 3D model into a photograph to create a macro photography effect.

Integrate a 3D Render Into a Macro Photograph

39. Create a Studio Sports Portrait

In this tutorial Matt Kloskowski will demonstrate how to create a studio sports portrait using the same techniques that you may have seen on billboards and in magazines. Let’s get started!

Create a Studio Sports Portrait

40. Fantasy Photoshop tutorial to create awesome effects

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to use stock photos, adjustment layers, and blending tricks to compose a dark fantasy photo manipulation in Photoshop.

Fantasy photoshop tutorial to create awesome effects

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Jameel Khan is a web graphic designer and has been working in this field for 4 years. He also writes for other blogs and is also the founder member of www.webdesigncore.com. His biggest passion is blogging and vector illustrations.

12 Comments Best Comments First
  • Gareth

    Thursday, June 7th, 2012 10:16

    1

    Some great effects the boot is brilliant

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  • Mohsin Nazir

    Monday, June 11th, 2012 05:17

    5

    amazing tutorials

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    • Dainis Graveris

      Monday, June 11th, 2012 06:07

      6

      Thanks Mohsin, did you pick out your favorite?

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  • Robert

    Sunday, June 10th, 2012 19:25

    4

    Wow! Some of these are simply mind-blowing!

    Thanks for the great (and beautiful!) variety of tutorials.

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  • JHN

    Friday, June 8th, 2012 18:26

    3

    I love #15 and the tutorial is really easy to follow. Nice collection btw.

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  • Derek

    Thursday, June 7th, 2012 21:48

    2

    Great i just discovered your site..
    thanks
    im gonna subscribe asap

    0
  • Ranzan

    Saturday, June 16th, 2012 15:09

    7

    Your collection is very attractive and beautiful,carry on my friend.

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    • Dainis Graveris

      Saturday, June 16th, 2012 15:21

      8

      Thanks Ranzan, glad you enjoyed article! Are you yourself in photo manipulations?

      0
  • Conzz

    Monday, August 6th, 2012 09:05

    11

    Not the greatest lineup of photo manip tutorials Ive seen. Check Worth1000 for some serious walkthroughs, or even my site for tutorials of a higher standard.

    Sorry to hijack the comments, but I don’t think these represent the best the artform has to offer ;)

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    • Dainis Graveris

      Thursday, August 9th, 2012 02:38

      12

      Conzz of course on Worth1000 there are amazing manipulations, but I haven’t seen tutorials on those artworks? If there would be any, would include them of course!

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  • adart

    Sunday, July 8th, 2012 07:52

    10

    Thanks.very much were excellent

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  • Heather

    Sunday, June 24th, 2012 00:24

    9

    Oh wow. I am a photoshop nut and I use tutorials like these to learn and I find them ALL amazing. Thank You so much. I have gotten jobs from learning skills like this. I love it.

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  • Conzz

    Monday, August 6th, 2012 09:05

    11

    Not the greatest lineup of photo manip tutorials Ive seen. Check Worth1000 for some serious walkthroughs, or even my site for tutorials of a higher standard.

    Sorry to hijack the comments, but I don’t think these represent the best the artform has to offer ;)

    0
    • Dainis Graveris

      Thursday, August 9th, 2012 02:38

      12

      Conzz of course on Worth1000 there are amazing manipulations, but I haven’t seen tutorials on those artworks? If there would be any, would include them of course!

      0
  • adart

    Sunday, July 8th, 2012 07:52

    10

    Thanks.very much were excellent

    0
  • Heather

    Sunday, June 24th, 2012 00:24

    9

    Oh wow. I am a photoshop nut and I use tutorials like these to learn and I find them ALL amazing. Thank You so much. I have gotten jobs from learning skills like this. I love it.

    0
  • Ranzan

    Saturday, June 16th, 2012 15:09

    7

    Your collection is very attractive and beautiful,carry on my friend.

    0
    • Dainis Graveris

      Saturday, June 16th, 2012 15:21

      8

      Thanks Ranzan, glad you enjoyed article! Are you yourself in photo manipulations?

      0
  • Mohsin Nazir

    Monday, June 11th, 2012 05:17

    5

    amazing tutorials

    0
    • Dainis Graveris

      Monday, June 11th, 2012 06:07

      6

      Thanks Mohsin, did you pick out your favorite?

      0
  • Robert

    Sunday, June 10th, 2012 19:25

    4

    Wow! Some of these are simply mind-blowing!

    Thanks for the great (and beautiful!) variety of tutorials.

    0
  • JHN

    Friday, June 8th, 2012 18:26

    3

    I love #15 and the tutorial is really easy to follow. Nice collection btw.

    0
  • Derek

    Thursday, June 7th, 2012 21:48

    2

    Great i just discovered your site..
    thanks
    im gonna subscribe asap

    0
  • Gareth

    Thursday, June 7th, 2012 10:16

    1

    Some great effects the boot is brilliant

    0

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