Photoshop is clearly our favorite photo editing software. In this article, we have listed 50 photo effect tutorials that will show you how to perform a wide range of tasks including age progression, Instagram-like effects, lomo effects, light leaks, as well as vintage and retro effects that you can use to help improve your photo editing workflow.
If you're looking for a quick way to make pro photo effects, then browse through our premium Photoshop Photo Effects and Photoshop Actions, which can be purchased on GraphicRiver. There are thousands of creative options to choose from. Or find an expert designer on Envato Studio to customize graphics for you.
Now, let's take a look at these free photo effect tutorials!
50 Photo Effect Tutorials from Envato Tuts+
Learn how to do just about anything to your photos. From double exposure effects, to cut-outs, and so much more, dive into these amazing tutorials created just for you from Envato Tuts+.
- Photo ManipulationHow to Make Someone Look Older in Adobe PhotoshopKirk Nelson
- Photo ManipulationHow to Age a Photo in Adobe PhotoshopKirk Nelson
- Photo EffectsQuick Tip: Create Light Leaks and Lomo Effects Using Actions in PhotoshopMike Moloney
- Photo EffectsQuick Tip: Combine a Crocodile and a Frog in PhotoshopJason Stanley
- Photo EffectsSwap Faces With PhotoshopMartin Perhiniak
- Photo EffectsUse Split Frequency Healing to Retouch a Photo in PhotoshopDaniel Meadows
- Photo EffectsHow to Create Masks of Transparent Elements in PhotoshopArindam Bhaduri
- Photo EffectsIntegrate a 3D Render Into a Macro Photograph Using PhotoshopNacho Riesco
- Photo EffectsCreate Hipstamatic and Instagram Style Effects With Photoshop and RetrographerMark Heaps
- Photo EffectsPhoto Effects Week: Create a Cutout Photograph in PhotoshopMark Heaps
- Photo EffectsPhoto Effects Week: Create a Lamb's Coat in PhotoshopAlexandra Fomicheva
- Photo EffectsHow to Turn Humdrum Photos Into Cinematic PortraitsJames Davies
- Photo EffectsQuick Tip: How To Fake a Tilt-Shift PhotoCory Cohoon
- Photo EffectsHow to Apply Textures to Uneven SurfacesJames Davies
- Photo EffectsQuick Tip: How to Simulate X-Ray Photography in PhotoshopDiego Monzon
- Photo EffectsAdding a Realistic Tattoo the Easy Way with PhotoshopDennis Dunbar
- Tools & TipsChanging Your BackgroundMartin Perhiniak
- Tools & TipsHow to Make the Most of the Info PanelMartin Perhiniak
- Photo EffectsQuick Tip: Remove a Person From a Photo With Photoshop CS5’s Content Aware FeatureMartin Sitar
- For KidsAdobe Photoshop for Kids: Become the Wizard of Oz!Kirk Nelson
- Photoshop ActionsHow to Create an Awesome Dispersion Action in Adobe PhotoshopMarko Kožokar
- Photo ManipulationHow to Create a Frankenstein's Monster Photo Manipulation in Adobe PhotoshopMelody Nieves
- Spirit DayHow to Create an Awareness Avatar Action in Adobe PhotoshopMelody Nieves
- Adobe PhotoshopCreate a Hot Air Balloon Scene From The Wizard of Oz in Adobe PhotoshopKirk Nelson
- Music VideoHow to Create a Tous-Les-Memes-Inspired, Isometric Scene Effect in PhotoshopKirk Nelson
- Photoshop ActionsHow to Create a Dark Photo Effect Action for Beginners in Adobe PhotoshopMarko Kožokar
- Photo EffectsPhotoshop in 60 Seconds: How to Create an Easy Sketch EffectMelody Nieves
- TypographyHow to Combine Photography & Type for a Dramatic EffectGrace Fussell
- GrungeHow to Create a Retro 90s Grunge Photo Effect in Adobe PhotoshopMelody Nieves
- Photo EffectsHow to Create a Ghosted Dancer Effect in Adobe PhotoshopKirk Nelson
- IllustrationCreate an Illustrated Watercolor and Ink Photo Effect in PhotoshopSheridan Johns
- Music VideoHow to Create a Kaleidoscope Effect in Adobe PhotoshopKirk Nelson
- Photo EffectsHow to Create a Strip Fractal Mirror Effect in Adobe PhotoshopKirk Nelson
- Photo EffectsCreate a Devastating Twister With Photo Manipulation TechniquesShardul
- Photo EditingHow to Colourise an Old Photograph in Adobe PhotoshopMarie Gardiner
- For KidsAdobe Photoshop for Kids: Mini-Me!Kirk Nelson
- Fan ArtCreate a Glass Shard Reflection Double Exposure Effect in Adobe PhotoshopKirk Nelson
- Photo ManipulationCreate a City Destruction Scene Photo Manipulation in Adobe PhotoshopJenny Le
- Photo EffectsCreate a Taylor Swift "Style" Inspired Double Exposure Effect in PhotoshopKirk Nelson
- Photo EffectsHow to Create a Painted Pet Portrait Effect in Adobe PhotoshopKirk Nelson
- CaricatureHow to Create a Photo Caricature in Adobe PhotoshopKirk Nelson
- Photo EffectsManipulate a Portrait Photo to Create a Splatter Paint EffectBrandon Spahn
- Photo EffectsUse Retouching Techniques to Create a Caricature From a PhotoGabor Richter
- Photo EffectsAdd Dramatic Rain to a Photo in PhotoshopTony Aube
- Photo EffectsHow to Add Realistic Falling Snow to a Photo in PhotoshopTony Aube
- Photo EffectsHow to Apply a Plastic Mask Effect to a PortraitStefka Pavlova
- Photo EffectsCreate a Soil Cake for Pie Charts and InfographicsAnton Egorov
- Photo EffectsCreate a Fantasy City Using Architectural PhotographsJonas De Ro
- Photo EffectsPhotoshop in 60 Seconds: How to Create a Cinematic Photo EffectMelody Nieves
- Day of the DeadHow to Create a Glamorous Calavera Portrait in Adobe PhotoshopMelody Nieves
10 Premium Photo Effects from Envato Market
The tutorials above cover a wide range of effects you can achieve through practice and persistence. But if you're short on time, you can always turn to the amazing selection of Photoshop Actions on GraphicRiver and Envato Elements for more awesome photo effects.
Here we have a collection of 10 premium Photoshop actions guaranteed to transform your photos in a few short clicks. Enjoy!
HDR or High-Dynamic Range photography is an incredible technique that results in powerful imagery. And you can achieve the look of pristine HDR photography with this Photoshop action. Included in this package are 25 adjustable effects, four sharpness levels, and even a starburst generator action as a bonus!
Get artsy with this realistic painting effect. Designed to simulate the look of traditional oil paintings, this set includes three Photoshop actions, fully editable layers, and 15 different color presets. Explore your creative side with just a few simple clicks!
You can never have enough Photoshop actions! And with this set of amazing premium actions, you can download 90 different looks. This packages comes complete with retro-vintage effects, stunning black and white results, and so much more!
Explore the wonders of the universe with this spacey photo effect. With 10 incredible color looks included, simply brush over the area you would like to apply the effect and press play. Enjoy this amazing cosmic effect in only a matter of seconds!
Create a legendary photo effect with this soft focus action. With well organized layers and simple instructions, you will even find a video tutorial included for additional help. Download this action to gain access to this professional lighting effect.
Looking for a cinematic photo effect? Well you can turn your photo into a glamorous movie-like style image with this noire-inspired Photoshop action. This package features 12 Photoshop actions along with helpful instructions and fully adjustable effects.
Explode your photos into a million pieces with just a few simple clicks! This incredible package includes 8 different glass patterns that can be scaled to various sizes along with 10 color options for even more variety.
Love the look of vintage photography? Explore that matte and faded style with this stunning action set. This set includes 17 amazing Photoshop actions that come in a variety of subdued and faded effects. Get that professional retro look you'll love in almost no time at all!
If you're feeling furious then you might want to express it with a powerful Photoshop action. Simply brush over the area where you would like to apply the effect and press play! It's just that simple! Download this package to gain access to this action and additional instructional materials.
Double exposure photography is a super trendy technique that merges two photos together for an amazing effect. And you can achieve an advanced level of manipulation with this incredible Photoshop action. With 18 color presets included, the effects are outstanding and truly limitless.
And for even more design help, enlist the help of the wonderful folks at Envato Studio to fulfill your photo effect needs!