The year 2013 witnessed really cool changes in the design world. From tutorials to cool tools, plugins, various resources, TheDesignBlitz team made efforts to come up with such useful and motivational stuff for our designers and developers.
Talking about Photoshop tutorials, we witnessed some amazing and and best Photoshop tutorials by Photoshop experts. Also, we came up with some of the best ones all compiled in various monthly listicles. With the hope that you all liked the tutorials we came up with, we are here we an yearly round up. Guys, the list is huge and it will ask you to spare some time out of your busy schedule but trust me it is genuinely worth it.
You would certainly love having taken some time out for checking this compilation of best Photoshop tutorials of year 2013. So, without further adieu I guess I should spare no more words and simply let you hit a jump and get that visual appeal besides enlightening your creative Photoshop skills.
Best Photoshop Tutorials of Year 2013
Here is a retro grunge poster Photoshop tutorial which if you all remember we came up with on our blog. I think it definitely deserve to be the part of this round up.
Ever wanted to try curves and colors in Photoshop? This tutorial will help you go crazy with couple of curve adjustments making you learn how a little pen tool action and just one simple levels adjustment layer to get the desired results.
Radim Malinic helps you create a unique image by mixing a burlesque-style central figure with other exuberant, whimsical elements which help you master pro-masking skills.
Want to learn how to create fluorescent word effect that results in words with fluorescent effect? This tutorial will be of great help.
Tim Smith with this tutorial helps you create cool character that appears to be 3D without moving into the 3D dimension in few simple steps.
Learn how to create black and white images on your photos using adjustment layers besides how to clean and smoothen the image using the Mixer Brush Tool and enhance local contrast using the Dodge/Burn technique? Check out this tutorial.
Learn to create intriguing fantasy matte painting in Photoshop following methods of mixing different types of objects and coloring techniques through image adjustment layers. This tutorial helps you getting the desired results.
This tutorial helps users learn photo manipulation by creating depth of field using advance tools. Also, you will master the skills of mixing images to make them look like a single image using the Brush tool, the Eraser tool and several adjustment layers.
Jimmy Gleeson has come up with a Photoshop illustration that makes you learn how to create a vector map collage the simple way.
Learn how to create unique abstract photo manipulation by mixing rock and city stock images in Photoshop. All thanks to this tutorial which is simple and easy to understand.
This tutorial makes you learn how to create a range of photo manipulation, mixing and using various techniques. Also, how to extract your images,layer up various effects for creating a sense of depth.
Get stylized iris effects for blood-red eyes, muting the white tones of teeth, accentuating ridges of the face and hardcore blood splatter effects to get an amazing Photoshop Rage Virus with this tutorial.
This tutorial will show you how to use some kiwi stock images for creating an awesome kiwi-inspired text effect.
This tutorial makes you learn how to create creepy human puppet hybrid using a regular portrait photo of a beautiful model in some simple steps.
With this tutorial users will get to learn how to create a cinematic scene, blend images to create an apocalyptic scene and add flying meteors with premade Photoshop brushes.
This tutorial makes you learn how to create a caricature portrait from a photo using advanced editing tools of Photoshop.
Learn how to create a photo manipulation based on the HBO series that is the ‘Game of Thrones’ in few simple steps listed below.
Learn how to create a dark grim reaper scene using various manipulation techniques to blend many stock images together into a cohesive scene following the simple steps listed in this tutorial.
Creating an interesting and intriguing metro city text effect in Photoshop in three simple steps.
Few simple steps listed in this tutorial will help you learn how to create an artistic Photo Manipulation with cracked face effect in Photoshop.
Learn cool Photomanipulation tricks with this tutorial in which few simple steps have been listed for you all to understand easily.
Creating a photo text splash effect by using multiple layer masking, clipping mask and custom splash brush tools goes way with this helpful tutorial.
This Photoshop tutorial will help you learn how to create a simple and fun layered text effect with 3D capabilities easily and in less time consuming way.
Petrovski Marijan gives the step-wise procedure of creating for lack of a better word a hipster looking poster in this tutorial.
Learn how to create a creepy skull island in Adobe Photoshop with the help of simple blending techniques following this simple Photomanipulation tutorial.
BlueLightningTV shows with this tutorial helps you all understand how to create text-driven, graphic poster of your favorite celebrity, musician, poet, writer or leader with lyrics, prose, poetry or speech surrounded by the contours of that person’s face.
Creating images that can be used for making party flyers, movie posters, brochures and other Halloween promotional materials goes easy with this Photoshop tutorial.
This Photoshop tutorial gives you an insight into how to give an effect to the image that makes dust particles appear along with a strong back-light in the image.
Learn how to create surreal environment making optimum use of techniques like blending elements together with non-destructive techniques, using blur to create distance between the objects and likewise.
This tutorial is prepared with the clear aim of helping users learn how to combine witch house, pumpkins, tombstones, crows to to create a dark, and obscured Halloween scenery.
Convert your regular photos into an authentic vintage ones using a range of great techniques of Photoshop and following few simple steps listed in this tutorial.
Wondering how you can illustrate a cute and scary children’s illustration using techniques that could be easily included into any Halloween artwork? Well, this tutorial will help you do so.
In this tutorial you will learn digital painting in simple steps. Create a hulk digital painting by following these simple steps.
Add color to enhance the overall feel of an image. From cropping the image to final rendering, this simple tutorial helps you a great deal.
With this tutorial you will learn how to create different flyers for various purposes.
Spotted at Photoshop Tutorials, this tutorial will help you create a surreal landscape with a mysterious glowing light and trees along with a family in the foreground.
Vincent Ribbers who is a new tutor on BINARY INSIGHT came up with a simple tutorial which makes users learn how to create composite out of regular photos an amazing Artwork.
This tutorial published at 10steps will make you learn how to create latte art in Photoshop.
Creating a muscular man in Photoshop can be done following just few simple steps listed in tutorial published on Deviantart.
Psd Dude came up with a tutorial which helps users learn how to create a beautiful fantasy castle photo manipulation inspired by the Alice in Wonderland movie.
Sotted at Digital Arts Online this Photoshop tutorial lets you create the best underwater artwork.
In this tutorial you will learn how to make an advanced lens flare in Photoshop easily.
Published at psd dude, this tutorial will make you learn how to create an interesting two seasons photo manipulation in Photoshop with some basic blending and editing techniques.
Creating a stamp text effect using some simple Photoshop brush techniques with this cool Photoshop tutorial.
This tutorial will help you make photo removing imperfections, enhancing details and making it black-and-white in few simple steps.
Build the darker aspects of the famous Alice in Wonderland franchise in which Mad Hatter who is one of the pivotal figure is shown as ultimate key-holder to the fantasy world. How cool!
Creating a haggard looking ‘blood’ type effect that looks great as a standalone piece goes easy with this tutorial.
Arseniy Korablev in this tutorial makes you learn how to make an image Midday Massacre where the caterpillars are trying to take over.
This Photoshop tutorial makes you learn how to create an iOS 7 style blur background from a photo or an image using few basic steps.
Emerson Silva came up with a Photoshop tutorial to make you acquainted with processes behind The Counterattack that is inspired by Illustractor Studio artist Edil Araújo.
With this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create a dark, ominous scene featuring a fantasy devil woman.
Malaysian design maven Ee Venn Soh makes you learn how to recreate a vibrant illustration that puts a modern spin on the classic pin-up style.
Muertos inspired tutorial makes you learn the correct use of compositing techniques to pull together various stock resources to create an elegant Dia de los Muertos piece.
Spotted at 4-Designer, this Photoshop tutorial makes you learn how to create font style with the folding ruler effect is fun to make.
This Photoshop manipulation tutorial lets you learn how to create a simple night scene in Photoshop besides learning how to deal with hair, and create light effects.
Learn the process of creating an intriguing manipulation by mixing nature and grunge elements in Photoshop. Also, learn how to use tools such as image adjustment layers and layer mixing modes properly to get the desired results.
Well, this tutorial is written to help users learn how to create epic fantasy battleground, with stunning light effects, custom weather and cool matte painting techniques.
Creating a design that let you learn pro blending techniques, lighting, image composites and more goes easy with this tutorial to get a future based fantasy Photoshop manipulation.
Create Unique Floating Rock Typography in Photoshop along with a number of brush tricks, image adjustment tips with this Photoshop tutorial.
This tutorial makes you learn how to create a summer inspired 3D text effect using Photoshop’s 3D features for creating the basic text shape thereby combining it with various images.
Wish to learn about maintaining your own fantasy character in creative and visually appealing way, check out this tutorial which will make you learn the tips and tricks of doing so in easy manner.
This tutorial tells you how to create under water scene in Photoshop using several stock photographs.
Creating superb landscape matte painting with Photoshop goes easy with the steps given in this tutorial.
This tutorial makes you learn how to create a beautiful, futuristic portrait by applying a plastic wrap effect or mask to a portrait using Cinema 4D and Photoshop.
Making correct use of stock images to create a post-apocalyptic scene in easy way is clearly explained in this tutorial.
Learn how to create superb image with a variety of techniques, custom brushes, and much more with the help of this tutorial.
This tutorial helps learn the technique of creating text effect inspired by the Thor 2 movie.
This tutorial makes you learn how to create a Photorealistic price tag using the greatest tool of Photoshop.
This tutorial helps you create Ascending Spirit Photo Manipulation in Photoshop. Also, you can learn number of photo manipulation techniques like image adjustment, layer blending, texturing besides getting acquainted with brush painting skills.
This is a funny and cute Photoshop tutorial in which cute banana sculptures are created in Photoshop.
Compositing landscapes and adding dramatic lighting effects using the techniques thereby creating an interesting scene has gone real easy with this tutorial.
This tutorial will make you learn the technique of creating collages by creating a gothic collage and much more.
Here is a tutorial which promises to make you learn how to create awesome planet explosion effect in Photoshop with simple manipulation and selection techniques, mixing with custom brush painting and adjustment layers.
Tutorial artist, Ollie Munden makes you learn how to create three-colour painting named Chasing The Dragon through a mix of Photoshop and pencil techniques.
Create your own music interface that lets you manage songs on your device be it’s on mobile, computer or tablet with the help of this tutorial.
This tutorial makes you learn how to create an conceptual surreal photo-manipulation in just few simple steps using a few advance tools.
With this tutorial you can create realistic looking mermaid by combining a photography, 3D render and few textures.
Learn how to create sci-fi concept art by illustrating an astronaut performing maintenance during a space walk taking the help of this tutorial.
Jenny Le’s tutorial will let you know how you can create a dreamy sunrise landscape tutorial with techniques like blending, color adjustments, masking, retouching.
Taking the help of this tutorial learn how to create a dreamy grass scene with a fantasy boat with various techniques.
Create chilling ice text effect in Photoshop, learn various useful method of applying texture onto texts and various effect creation like cloud, particles and lighting adjustments taking help of this tutorial.
This Photoshop tutorial promises the ease of learning two simple ways in which you can create a lens flare in Photoshop using filters.
Retouch photos beautifully using Photoshop CC’s Camera raw filter and taking the help of this tutorial.
This tutorial will make you learn the perspective is perhaps the most important thing when it comes to compositing images together.
Published on Adobe Tutorials this tutorial lets you create an abstract compositions of colored geometric shapes.
Chad Tibbits, ingenious apparel designer has created vintage T-Shirt design with this tutorial which can help you too.
Therese Larsson create a cute wildlife illustration using various digital illustration techniques and is published on PSD Tutsplus.
Spotted at PSDBox, this Photoshop tutorial lets you create superb surreal artwork in Photoshop.
Published at Photoshop tutorial, this tutorial lets you learn how to create dramatic moonscape in Photoshop.
As you can see, this cool Photoshop tutorial lets you create flying birds with colors which looks fab!
Published on PSD Tutsplus, this tutorial helps you create a lush and vibrant “Middle-Earth” that is inspired landscape in Photoshop.
Its a Photoshop tutorial lets you learn how to create a notebook paper text easily.
I hate the power wires that spoil the picture but these can be removed in Photoshop with the help of this tutorial.
This Photoshop tutorial makes you learn how to create an image that depicts a scene portraying “Pandemonium”.
This tutorial will help you learn how to create a quick HDR effect from one photo taking the help of this tutorial.
This Photoshop tutorial published on PSD Tutsplus helps you learn how to create ‘Zombies’ in photos.
This Photoshop tutorial will help you learn how to create surreal planetary object in Photoshop using 3D function in Photoshop CS6.
Here is a Photohop tutorial that helps you create an illustration piece ‘after school’ by Sue Jang.
Learn how to create an illustration of Hit Girl from the film “Kick Ass” with simple techniques of Photoshop with the help of this tutorial.
This Photoshop tutorial lets you create fresh fruit 3D text effect in Photoshop with the help of few tricks to render a nice and unique 3D text effect and apply various fruits around it.
Spotted at psddude, this Photoshop tutorial takes you back to school days as it will help you learn eraser Photoshop text effect.
This Photoshop tutorial is actually focused on novice users as professionals might find it easy but is worth trying.
This tutorial will help users learn how to use the vector editing and 3D capabilities of Photoshop for creating rubber and glass 3D text.
This tutorial makes you learn how to subtly use Overlay effects and Selective Color to change the mood of your image.
This tutorial helps you learn how to create a candy text effect in Adobe Photoshop in few simple steps.
Learn how to create a realistic caricature illustration and how to properly control all the elements of a composition including color balance, contrast, textures, and more with this tutorial.
Spotted Photohsop tutorials this tutorial gives you the stepwise instructions to make you learn how manipulate a regular portrait photo into a mystic lady photo manipulation.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an interesting comics text effect using some simple layer styles.
It becomes extremely easy to develop a character concept from a Cgtuts+ tutorial by Nacho Riesco with the help of this tutorial.
Mohammad Jeprie who is an ingenious icon designer from Indonesia has come up with this tutorial that lets you learn how to use the power of pixel editing in Photoshop and vector drawing in Illustrator to draw a realistic compact cassette.
Spotted at luxa, this tutorial lets you learn how to set up a vertical grungy business card template, front to back and ready to print.
Imagine creating this stunning moonlight scene in Photoshop and easily masking complex objects using channels. You can do so with the help of this tutorial.
Ciara Phelan in this tutorial makes you learn how to improve your cut-out skills and prepare images for collaging.
114. Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop tutorial: Use Illustrator’s Live Trace to create a vector pattern illustration
Prepared by Johann Chan this tutorial lends a helping hand to create an illustration based around the theme of international Internet commerce.
Creating a spring-inspired abstract photo manipulation is well explained by Tenny Le in this tutorial.
This Photoshop tutorial helps solve the dual purpose that is converting daytime scene into night and rework a plastic toy into a believable sci-fi vehicle which is genuinely worth trying.
This cool Photoshop tutorial by freelance concept artist Takumer Homma is sure to make you learn how to create a robot painting in Photoshop.
Fabio Sasso has come up with this Photoshop tutorial to make users learn how to create retro lighting effects in Photoshop.
This Photoshop tutorial helps you learn how to mock up a product and add a foil block finish using Photoshop in just few simple steps.
Radim Malinic with this tutorial makes users learn the art of creating the semblance of words spelt out in melted chocolate.
121. Making of The Mating
Claudio Bergamin came up with this Photoshop tutorial helps you make optimum use of tools for the making of the mating image.
This tutorial will help you learn how to create a typographic Portrait in Adobe Photoshop.
Ingenious 3D artist Esteban Pacheco helps you learn how to create this masterpiece from sculpting, mapping, linear workflow to rendering and post-production this tutorial.
124. The Making Of Pirate
Felipe Bassi with this tutorial helps you learn how to create this 3D version of Brett Bean’s Pirate.
Learn how to create a 3D ice text effect with Modo to sculpt the 3D models and Photoshop by going through this tutorial.
Jean-Francois Liesenborghs with this tutorial lets you learn how to create a detailed cityscape scene.
This tutorial will enable you to learn how to create your own “Sports Center” inspired graphics using Photoshop CS6′s 3D capabilities combined with Filter Forge.
This tutorial helps you learn how to combine images to create Movie Poster with the help of adjustment layer, Gradient Tool and Pattern.
Learn how to create mobile app design interface using many of the tools in Adobe Photoshop with the help of this tutorial.
Learn how to create dreamy artwork by Fabrizio Panattoni with this tutorial.
Creating trapped in the trees photo manipulation in Photoshop goes easy with this Photoshop tutorial.
Published on PSD Vault this tutorial by Vik Aadi gives you an insight into how to create dark scientist surreal photo-manipulation.
With this Photoshop tutorial you will learn to manipulate a fantasy flaming warrior by making optimum use of a range of professional techniques.
This holidays-inspired text effect tutorial makes you learn how to use Photoshop’s Layer Styles, basic brushes and a nice bokeh texture for creating golden metallic text effect.
Learn how to create an amazing photo manipulation by Andrea García with the help of this tutorial.
Jenny Le makes you learn how to create something creepy in Photoshop with this tutorial.
Going through this article will help you learn how to create a dark outer space themed poster named Lunar.
Want to learn how to create a dramatic digital painting to illustrate an eagle and falcon battling it out in the sky? This tutorial promises to lend a helping hand.
I don’t want to miss saying that personally I simply loved each of the above listed tutorial obviously, then only I picked them up to make them the part of this roundup of the best Photoshop tutorials of year 2013! Correct me if I am wrong!