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Transform your photos into works of art. Follow our photo manipulation tutorials and get detailed step-by-step instructions on creative compositing.
  1. New Course: Nature-Inspired Text Effects in Adobe Photoshop

    New Course: Nature-Inspired Text Effects in Adobe Photoshop

    Tutorial Beginner

    Text effects are a very popular and exciting sub-genre of digital art. Creating text effects is a great way to learn new skills, and apply them in creative...

  2. Create a Fantasy Landscape Matte Painting in Adobe Photoshop

    Create a Fantasy Landscape Matte Painting in Adobe Photoshop

    Tutorial Intermediate

    ​​​In this tutorial I'll show you how to create a fantasy landscape matte painting named "Eagle's Land". We'll start this tutorial by sketching out the...

  3. Harness the Elements: Paint Liquid Water in All Its Forms

    Harness the Elements: Paint Liquid Water in All Its Forms

    Tutorial Intermediate

    Following on from our previous tutorial on frozen water, now you'll learn how to render liquid water in many forms—drops, lakes, puddles, rain, and...

  4. New Course: Advanced Retouching Techniques for Advertisements

    New Course: Advanced Retouching Techniques for Advertisements

    Tutorial Beginner

    Creative advertising is what drives brands and makes them relevant to the modern world. In this course you’ll learn how to use compositing and retouching to...

  5. How to Create Realistic Water Drop Reflections in Adobe Photoshop

    How to Create Realistic Water Drop Reflections in Adobe Photoshop

    Tutorial Beginner

    In this tutorial you'll learn how to use the custom water drop brushes to create a realistic photo manipulation of rain drops on a window.

  6. Harness the Elements: Paint Frozen Water in All Its Forms

    Harness the Elements: Paint Frozen Water in All Its Forms

    Tutorial Intermediate

    Learn how to create icicles, falling and lying snow, frost, ice, and hail in Adobe Photoshop without carefully painting them. Learn a whole bunch of useful...

  7. Creative Photo Effects in Adobe Photoshop

    Creative Photo Effects in Adobe Photoshop

    Course Beginner

    This course aims to fit directly between the concepts of pure digital painting and photo filtering. Photo painting is the term that best describes the...

  8. New Course: Fluid Photo Manipulation

    New Course: Fluid Photo Manipulation

    Tutorial Beginner

    Our new design course explores the Transformation, Warp, and Liquify tools within Adobe Photoshop. You’ll learn about the features at a beginner level, then...

  9. Fluid Photo Manipulation: Transform, Warp, and Liquify

    Fluid Photo Manipulation: Transform, Warp, and Liquify

    Course Beginner

    This course explores the Transformation, Warp, and Liquify tools within Adobe Photoshop. You’ll learn about the features at a beginner level, then work...

  10. Create a Spooky Forest Setting in Adobe Photoshop

    Create a Spooky Forest Setting in Adobe Photoshop

    Tutorial Intermediate

    Fall is the season in which even the most unassuming settings can take on an air of creepiness. It doesn't help when the setting starts out as rather...

  11. How to Create an Exploding Planet in Adobe Photoshop

    How to Create an Exploding Planet in Adobe Photoshop

    Tutorial Intermediate

    This tutorial will teach you how to create a cracked and exploding planet. All super villains wish for a weapon capable of destroying a planet. We have one...

  12. Create Unique Rust and Distress Effects in Adobe Photoshop

    Create Unique Rust and Distress Effects in Adobe Photoshop

    Tutorial Intermediate

    Learn how to create and use realistic rust and scratch effects in this excerpt from the Advanced Photo Manipulation: Movie Poster Effects course.