Feb 18 2011

Useful Photography-Related Tutorials

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There are a lot of tutorials out there from which we can learn from. All we need is time and an ounce of inspiration to create our own special artwork. We’re glad to present to you another wonderful roundup of Photoshop tutorials that will most probably help you find that inspiration you’ve been searching for.
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In this post, we’ve included only photography-related tutorials that will help you learn the skills and techniques of a skilled photographer. Some teach you how to capture better digital photographs while other tutorials guide you all the way through editing photos with the help of Adobe Photoshop. In case this roundup doesn’t include the tool you’re looking for to adjust your pictures, we’ve provided a link after the jump. Enjoy!

Souping Up a Photo
There are times when a regular photo just doesn’t cut it and you need your photo to pack a punch. Here is one technique that you will surefly find useful:

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How to Photograph Wakeboarders & Waterskiing
Here are some very useful tips on how to achieve great wakeboarding pictures:

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Infrared Photography: Tips on How to Get Started
Read this tutorial on how you can build yourself a digital IR camera for just a few dollars:

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13 Steps for Shooting the Perfect Water Droplet
This tutorial will walk you through thirteen steps to teach you how to shoot unique water images with impact:

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Water Photography: The Easy Way
How is it possible to capture water so beautifully? This guide offers you good suggestions and techniques to snap some beautiful pictures:

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How to Create a Serene Panorama from Multiple Photographs
In this tutorial, you can find out how you can combine multiple stock photos into a single, coherent scenery in Photoshop:

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Tilt Shifting Miniature Photography with Photoshop
This Photoshop tutorial will teach you about simulating the tilt-shift lens effect that is used mostly in photography:

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Add Dynamic Lighting to a Flat Photograph
In this tutorial, the artist explains how to spice up a fairly dull and flat photograph; from a fairly flat photo to a uniquely lit style:

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Retouch a Damaged Photograph
A very in-depth tutorial on fixing colors, replacing a part of the image, improving global and local contrast and brightness, removing noise and selective sharpening:

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Waterfall Photography Tips and Techniques
Waterfalls grab the hearts and minds of people. Read on to find out how to make outstanding waterfall pictures:

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How to Create HDR Photos
This is a tutorial on how to make high dynamic range (HDR)-style images using Photomatix, a popular HDR software:

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HDR Explained
HDR stands for ‘High Dynamic Range’ and is a photo technique that is getting popular day by day. If you happen to be interested in this genre, take a look at this useful tutorial:

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How to Create a Radical Photo Sequence
In this tutorial you can learn how to create a radical sequence effectively:

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Basic Exposure Blending in Photoshop
You can use layer blending and tweaking exposure to get better results. This Photoshop tutorial will teach you a cool process of photo blending:

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How To Capture Stunning Fine Art Landscape Photographs
Black and white images in landscape photography. Fine art at its best:

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Photographing Buildings – A Guide
For those of you who enjoy taking snapshots of architecture, check out this guide:

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How To Photograph Comets
Here are some useful tips on how to photography comets — at the right place at the right time:

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Desaturated Film Style Photos
How to give your images a desaturated and trendy appearance? Read here to find out more:

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Capturing the Smoke – Amazing Smoke Photography Tutorial
Learn how to make some gorgeous photographs of smoke:

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Camera Toss Photography Technique
In this guide we will learn some technique of camera toss photography:

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A Guide To Nightclub Photography
Nightclub photography can be very tricky. Here are some tips to assist you to take nice photographs in bars and nightclub scenes:

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Hand Colouring a Black and White Photo in Photoshop
This tutorial explains how to hand color a black and white photo in Photoshop effectively:

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Make Your Photo Impressive
There are so many methods to change your photo’s color. Here are some tips:

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Retouching a Studio Portrait
Learn basic techniques to correct your photos through this unique Photoshop tutorial:

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Overprocessing in Photography
In this tutorial the artist demonstrates how to get a similar effect to this HDR/XDR/Dave Hill look in a few quick steps:

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Retouch A Girl with Lighting Focus
This tutorial will show you how to use lighting effect to emphasize face, skin and hair. Before that, some nice tips for retouching are mentioned:

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Wedding Photography: Two “Camps” Of Style And Vision
Here’s a nice tutorial on how to enhance wedding photography:

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Street Photography Explained
Street photography is one of those techniques that sounds simple, ‘just go out and take some photos of people wondering about’. Not as easy as it sounds:

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Apply a Vintage Effect to Several Images Using Actions
Learn how to apply a vintage effect to several images using Photoshop’s batch process function:

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Create an Artistic Portrait From a Photograph
Here are some useful advanced techniques on how to create two pixel masks for the same layer to make a non-destructive reflection effect:

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Give a Photo a Complete Glamour Makeover With Stunning Light and 3D Effects
Have you ever wanted to see what you would look like after a complete makeover? Read here to find out how you can do just that:

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Age Progression
Here’s a detailed tutorial showing you how the artist goes about aging a woman’s face with the help of Photoshop:

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Photoshop Quick Tips: Light Leaks in Photography (Video)
Creating light leaks in Photoshop is really simple. In this video you’ll see how to create vintage style light leaks in just a few steps:

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5 Second Eye Enhancement
In this tutorial you will learn how to retouch the eyes of your photo’s subject quickly and effortlessly:

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Advanced Photoshop Sharpening Techniques
In this tutorial you can learn how to sharpen an image in Photoshop:

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Using The Red Eye Tool Non-Destructively
This tutorial will show you a unique technique that explains how to use Photoshop’s red eye tool in a non-destructive way:

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Edgy Style Photo Treatment
In this detailed Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to give your photos a dark and mysterious appearance:

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Selecting & Extracting Hair – Masking Tutorial
The most difficult part in post production editing is hair lift. This really challenging masking job is very much easy now with unique extraction tips:

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Self Portrait Photography Guide
Photography is not assigned only for professionals. But to snap pictures of yourself professionally, guidelines are required all the time. Here are some very useful tips for taking self-photos:

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Create a Colorful Portrait with Easy Lighting Effects
In this tutorial you can learn how to spice up your ordinary photos by infusing interesting light effects into them:

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Color Blending Collection
This is a specific post-processing technique to blend colors into photos to change them into an interesting look:

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Create Beautiful Indoor Portraits Without Flash (NSFW)
Ed Verosky is a professional photographer and author based in New York. In this article, Verosky explains how to create portraits using natural and ambient light only:

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MakeUp a Girl
It’s difficult to give a subject’s face an appearance with make-up. But not impossible:

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Smooth Skin
A technique to make skin look smooth but still quite natural:

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How to Change Skin Tone in Photoshop
To change skin tone in Photoshop is sometimes hard by maintaining all levels of work. This tutorial will show you some useful tricks:

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Face Makeover
Here’s a tutorial on how to make a beauty makeover with cool retouching effects:

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Photo Retouching – Change Hair Color Photoshop Tutorial
In this part of the photo retouching series we’ll be changing the hair color of a blonde model into red:

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Changing Hair Color
In this tutorial we will learn how to change a person’s hair color using Photoshop’s brush tool and the soft light blend:

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New Manga Effect
In this photoshop tutorial the artist shows you how to create this unbelievaible photo effect in Photoshop:

Remove Spots and Freckles
Learn how to professionally retouch photos in Photoshop. This tutorial will show you how to create a beautiful model face from an ordinary girl photo. You will also learn how to add makeup:

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How to Smooth Skin Without Losing Texture in Photoshop
There are several ways to smooth skin in Photoshop. All to often, however, skin can appear too smooth, fake, and synthetic. Here is a straightforward technique to help you smooth skin fairly quickly while preserving the texture of the pores:

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Three Short Tutorials for Photographers and Photography Lovers
Here are some short tutorials that are a must-see:

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Whiten Teeth to Improve a Smile in Photoshop CS4
Ever wondered how to whiten your teeth with the help of Photoshop? Read here to find out more:

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Color Correction in Photoshop with the Curves Adjustment Tool
This tutorial will teach you how to use this tool to color correct photos efficiently:

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How to Make Your Twins | Multiply Yourself
Imagine one day you announce to all your friends that you have a twin, by showing them a very realistic photo:

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How to Turn Humdrum Photos into Cinematic Portraits
Check out this tutorial on how to turn your photos into cinematic portraits:

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Reducing Wrinkles With the Healing Brush in Photoshop
In this tutorial, we’ll look at the so-called ‘healing brush’— by far the best photo retouching tool in Photoshop, and how we can use it to easily reduce distracting wrinkles:

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Repairing Old Photos
If you have old photographs which you would like to restore then this useful tutorial will surely assist you to make your work easiest:

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Professional Photograph Restoration Workflow
In this tutorial, we’ll take an in-depth look at restoring an old torn photograph:

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Portrait Lighting Tutorial: Character Study
Every individual has an incomparable personality and story to tell. To make a portrait more honorable and admirable this tutorial will guide you well:

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How to Create an Atmospheric Car Portrait
Taking a photo of a car is easy, point and shoot; the problem is that this will result in just a photo of a car. Read here to find out more:

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Action Photography – The Tips You Should Use
This unique photography guide consist of tips, techniques and tricks to capture dynamic subjects within the range of your camera:

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Macro Photography Tips
Taking a snapshot at an insect is very hard and post production editing with this sort of macro photography is really difficult as well. Following these wonderful tips will allow you to work effectively:

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Note:

Don’t forget to pass by our massive collection of the best photoshop tutorials from 2010.

Stay creative!

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About the Author

Nousheen Aquil is a web graphic designer. She loves photography, drawing and painting. She also is a contributing member of WebdesignCore , a platform that focuses on free web resources and inspiration for designers and developers.

Comments and Discussions
  • Andreas Hecht, 18 February 2011

    Nice tutorial-list, thank you for that!

  • Nuclear Gorilla, 18 February 2011

    Thanks for the tut list! I just got CS5 so this is good weekend material

  • gourav, 18 February 2011

    really awesome …………useful post tnks for sharing

  • Martina, 19 February 2011

    Nice collection of tutorials. Thanks for the list.

  • HDRi, 19 February 2011

    I think They Forgot the most important one Merge HDR Photos with Black&White this looks unreal! Click on My Name (HDRi) for the link!!

  • Clippingshop, 19 February 2011

    Wonderful tutorials here, As we are in the field of image editing and clipping path, we found it useful and may will find this useful too..thanks for sharing.

  • Alex, 20 February 2011

    Excellent list, very helpful.

  • Designerist, 20 February 2011

    Thank you very much for posting this list of excellent various tutorials. It will be my “bookshelf” for reference.

  • Akhtar @Smashingwall, 21 February 2011

    Cool post, this was a really interesting and useful read!!!
    Thanks.

  • Jo, 21 February 2011

    “Comments are moderated – and rel=”nofollow” is in use. Please no link dropping, no keywords or domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise!”

    Awww.. that is totally selfish of you. First blog site I’ve seen with this kind of shit.

  • Aliana Rateanu, 22 February 2011

    Step by step, you can create a perfect world thanks to this tutorial.

  • Photo Calendars, 25 February 2011

    There are a lot of tutorials out there from which we can learn from. All we need is time and an ounce of inspiration to create our own special artwork. Were glad to present to you another wonderful roundup of Photoshop tutorials that will most probably help you find that inspiration youve been searching for.

  • PSD Box, 01 March 2011

    Awesome collection of tuts. Thanx for the feature

  • Brett Widmann, 19 April 2011

    These are really cool tutorials. Thank you for sharing.

  • Niyi, 28 May 2011

    Great collection!!!

  • rileyphotographic, 11 June 2011

    The Photos which have been posted is awesome..

    Thanks..

    Keep it up…

  • tanmoy, 19 March 2012

    awesome

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