When the imagination is running with the muse, you have to jump in with all you’ve got, because we all know that muse likes to disappear quite frequently! Hopefully we can remedy that today as we bring you this list of impressive photo effects for you to apply to your own designs.
Here is a tutorial that will show you how to create an aquatic scene inside of a wine bottle and glass for a stunning visual effect! Using photo filters, blending modes, and other easy to use Photoshop tools, you will be able to replicate this design.
Very simple directions for creating a black light effect working with RGB channels and masks on adjustment layers.
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at ice sculpting? Follow this tutorial to learn how to use Photoshop’s transformation tools with a rough sketch to produce this incredible work of art.
What looks like a complex process is an easy undertaking with the use of smoke brushes in Photoshop. Turn your photos into smoky masterpieces.
Learn how to turn your photos into vector images with this easy to follow tutorial, and make cartoons out of all of your friends.
This well-explained tutorial will guide you through the process of using basic techniques of shading, lighting, and photo manipulation to create the image of the angel of death standing on a fiery pentagram.
Using basic filters and blend modes in Photoshop, this tutorial will teach you how to montage a human head to a tree and add engaging drama to the scene.
This tutorial will walk you through Photoshop’s essential tools in order to create a truly breathtaking set of fantasy eyes.
The steps in this tutorial will show you how to compose several images into one scene to produce a mystical floating chunk of land complete with dragons and fire!
Learn how to produce an amazing photo montage of a tree god in a fantasy realm.
This tutorial will show you how to use light and curved lines to create awesome abstract images.
Creating a fallen angel is absolutely enthralling as this tutorial teaches you how to create the wings to produce this scene.
Everyone wants a magic crystal ball! Using blending modes and downloadable brushes, learn how to create one quickly in this easy to follow tutorial.
Reminiscent of early days in the world of computers, this tutorial explains how to create an image using text only.
Using a combination of brushes and filters, learn how to add fantasy lights to create a truly amazing final image.
Follow along with this tutorial to discover how to create your own fantasy realm scenes.
For a challenge, try this tutorial to turn a simple photo into an exquisite design.
Turn an ordinary photo into dynamic imagery with the use of light effects.
This tutorial will walk you through combining several images into one amazing photo based on an early era painting.
With the use of brushes, blending modes, lighting effects, and the pen tool, create an image of a wolf howling at the moon.
Use Photoshop to combine different elements into a single surreal image in this tutorial.
This is a long tutorial that will need to involve a lot of patience in order to create the final image.
This process is a bit more complex than applying a texture to a flat surface; making this tutorial an important one to check out.
Optical Illusions are always fun to create and look at. Follow this tutorial to learn how.
Learn how to apply a different mood to your design, extend the background material, and transform a person into a doll-like image.
Using several images and Photoshop filters, introduce a non-existent fantasy creature into a misty atmosphere.
This tutorial will teach you how to add light to simulate movement within your designs.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to combine nature and people to create the image of an enchanted magical forest.
Use blending modes and filters along with other basic Photoshop tools to create this very cool eclipse effect.
This tutorial will teach you how to create an Artificial Intelligence Robot from a woman’s photograph.
This tutorial was born from an amazingly creative concept! Learn how to depict an image with the real world and a surreal world.
Transform an image using filters and blending modes to create this awesome thermal effect
With this tutorial, you will learn how to replicate Apple’s gorgeous lighting effects seen in their advertisements.
Learn how to merge a hand sketch with a photo to produce a very neat effect.
Using a combination of stock images, filters, and brushes, this tutorial will show you how to create a gorgeous mystery grunge image effect.
Learn how to use layer masks to create this wallpaper with abstract watercolor designs.
A simple tutorial explaining how to create a poster based on the movie “The Watchman.”
This tutorial walks you through combining two completely different images to create one major water effect.
Learn how to divide a solid image into smaller pictures which look like Polaro
Add some bling to your photos with the help of layer styles in Photoshop.
Many thanks go out to all of the authors of these tutorials, as you are assisting many souls with learning how to speak through visual communication. You have done an amazing job explaining your methods in Photoshop. Muse willing, our practice will make perfect, and someday we will all return the favor!
Ken Hattori is a technology writer with onlinegraphicdesigndegree.com who has a passion for design, photography, letterpress, and just about anything that is appealing to the eye. Having spent some time living in Japan, he has developed a fascination with minimalistic and clean designs.