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Our Favorite Photoshop Tutorials of 2010 on Psdtuts

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Wow! Another year has come and gone. 2010 is coming to an end and 2011 is quickly approaching. 2010 was a great year for Psdtuts. Sure, we had some ups and downs but we managed to finish strong with a few of the strongest months we’ve ever had in terms of traffic. We published a lot of content in 2010 so I decided to go through the archives to find some of my favorite tutorials from 2010; choosing only 1 tutorial from each month, and share them with you here. What I found were some awesome lessons on matte painting, drawing, typography, and layout. Please take a moment to review some of my favorite tutorials from 2010 and feel free to share your favorites in the comments.


  • How to Create a Serene Panorama from Multiple Photographs

    In this tutorial, we teach you how to combine multiple stock photos into a single, coherent scene in Photoshop. We’ll start off with a single panoramic photo, and integrate two others along the way. We will also look at ways to make the final result look more dynamic and appealing with a few adjustments layers. If you’re looking to improve your photo manipulation skills, this tutorial should prove very useful!

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  • Use Photo Manipulation and 3D Layers to Design a Surreal Cover Art Illustration

    Clients often ask designers to create impossible scenarios, weird landscapes and surreal images for their projects; images that wouldn’t be possible in real life. It’s situations like these where photo manipulation becomes a powerful design tool. In this tutorial we will show you how to design a CD cover using several photo manipulation techniques, how to keep critical text layers editable for future changes and how to render a quick mockup using the Vanishing Point filter.

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  • Use a Tablet to Create Stunning Comic Book Fan Art Illustrations

    The best digital drawings or paintings in Photoshop are often a result of a well though out sketch, a talented artist, and a strong understanding of Photoshop and the tools that it provides. This tutorial will review some tips and tricks when working with a digital tablet and Photoshop. The artwork we will use is a fan art illustration of the Knights of the Zodiac character, Capricorn Shura (Masami Kurumada).

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  • How to Create an Incredible Typographic Illustration – Part 1/2

    All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. In this two-part tutorial (Part 1, Part 2), we’re going to learn how to turn a simple proverb into a complex typographic illustration that achieves a level of realism without actually using any photos. Yes, we’re going to build this idea from the bottom up.

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  • Create a Realistic Panoramic Matte Painting in Photoshop

    Matte paintings are images commonly used in the film industry to create the illusion of an environment that would otherwise be too expensive or impossible to build. In this tutorial we will show you how to turn a single stock photo into a realistic panoramic scene. Click to enlarge the image.

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  • Perspective Basics: A Draw-Through Technique, With a Spaceship

    In this tutorial you will learn how to polish your knowledge of perspective with a simple but very useful technique widely used by concept artists and professionals in the entertainment industry.

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  • Create Beautiful Abstract Female Art in Photoshop

    Sometimes, all it takes to create a stunning piece of art is a stock photo, a bit of creativity, a great idea, and some time. This tutorial will demonstrate how to create a piece of art "Beauty of Gold."

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  • Create a Cosmic-Inspired Dreamy Scene in Photoshop

    This tutorial will demonstrate how to use stock photography, 3d elements, and various techniques to create a cosmic-inspired dreamy scene in Photoshop.

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  • Create a Fantasy Girlbird Illustration in Photoshop

    What is more fun than mixing people with animals? The results can often be cute, funny, or even a bit disturbing. This tutorial will demonstrate how to create a fantasy bird girl illustration using digital painting and photo manipulation techniques.

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  • Draw a Pirate Character in Photoshop

    Character design might be one of the most fun things that you can do in Photoshop. This tutorial will demonstrate how to draw a pirate character in Photoshop.

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  • Free Psd Premium Tutorial: Create a Mixed Style Collage

    This tutorial by senior author, Mark Mayers demonstrates the process of exploring new styles of illustration by re-mixing existing elements with new ones. This method of working is a great way to quickly develop your own style and inject some individuality into your artwork. It’s also a fun way to learn and refine new techniques.

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  • Create a Spiral Telephone Cord From Scratch With Photoshop

    Given the right tools, Photoshop can make just about any task easy. This tutorial will demonstrate how to create a still life telephone scene from scratch using the smudge tool.

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