Jan 31 2011

Round-Up of Photoshop CS5 Tutorials

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Almost a year ago, Adobe Photoshop CS5 was released and designers have not stopped raving about it since then. And why wouldn’t they? CS5 is filled with many powerful features that has made work easier for designers across the globe and the results we see speak for themselves.

Photoshop CS5 provides a good number of improved features such as 3D extrusions with Adobe Repoussé, Raw Image Processing , Puppet Warp, Smart Radius feature, Content-Aware Fill, etc. just to name a few! Check out today’s post to get a quick glance at the abilities of this new version of Photoshop with the help of some impressive tutorials.

Adobe Photoshop CS5: Top 5 Features
Check out the Top 5features of Adobe Photoshop CS5 according to the author:

Adobe Photoshop CS5: Top 5 Features

Create a Vintage Art Poster Using Photoshop CS5
In this tutorial, you’ll discover some great Photoshop CS5 techniques to create a stylised poster from scratch using brushes:

Create vintage poster art using Photoshop CS5

Stylish Poster Mixed Design in Photoshop CS5
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to combine layer masks with custom brushes and adjustment layers to create an eye-catching poster mixed with displacement effect, using simple but effective techniques in Adobe Photoshop CS5. Layered PSD file included:

Stylish Poster mixed Design in Photoshop CS5

Learn the Basics of Compositing in Photoshop CS5
Here you can learn how to take components of an image and merge them with another image in Photoshop:

Learn The Basics of Compositing in Photoshop CS5

Create a Scenic Castle Hallway in Photoshop
Here stock photography and some basic digital painting techniques have been combined to create a scenic castle hallway in Photoshop:

Create a Scenic Castle Hallway in Photoshop

Photoshop CS5 Extended 3D Type with Repoussé
Repoussé allow us to create 3D objects extruding texts, selections, paths and layers masks. It’s a really powerful tool and here the author will share with you one of his first experiments with it:

Photoshop CS5 Extended 3D Type with Repoussé

Unsharp Mask and Smart Filters in Photoshop CS5
From this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn about the origins of the unsharp mask filter and how to use it & also look into Smart Filters in Photoshop and a few tips and tricks on how to maximize the application of these tools:

Unsharp Mask and Smart Filters in Photoshop CS5

Adobe Photoshop CS5 content-aware fill and pupput warp
Get introduced to the new features of Photoshop CS5 content identification and control of deformation, tutorials, examples explained by the significant improvement in PS CS5 to identify and manipulate the contents of deformation of the application:

Adobe Photoshop CS5 content-aware fill and pupput warp

How to Create an Elegant Valentine’s Day Card with an Ornamental Heart in Photoshop CS5
In the following Quick Tip tutorial you will learn how to use Custom shapes, Layer styles, and Gradients in Photoshop CS5 to create an elegant Valentine’s Day card including an ornamental heart:

How to create elegant Valentine’s Day card with ornamental heart in Photoshop CS5

Create a Beautiful Abstract Female Photo Illustration
Here you can learn how to transform fashion photography into abstract female photo illustration using Adobe Photoshop CS5:

Create Beautiful Abstract Female photo illustration

Create an Abstract Light Streaks Poster in Photoshop CS5
In this tutorial you will learn how to create an abstract light streaks poster from scratch using Lighting effects, Noise, and Wave Photoshop CS5 filters:

Create an Abstract Light Streaks poster in Photoshop CS5

Photoshop CS5 Flame Logo Tutorial
An advanced tutorial creating a flame effect for your logo from scratch, using Photoshop CS5:

Photoshop CS5 Flame Logo Tutorial

Smoothing Skin – Photoshop CS5
Learn tips on how to smoothen and retexturize skin with surface blur and by adding  noise filters in Photoshop cs5:

Smoothing Skin - Photoshop CS5

Photoshop CS5 – Digital Make Up – Tutorial
Learn how to do make up digitally in this Photoshop CS5 tutorial:

Photoshop CS5 - Digital Make Up - Tutorial

Blending Fashion Image with Photoshop CS5 Custom Shapes
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to transform fashion photography into abstract illustration by mixing some custom shapes and applying different blending modes using Adobe Photoshop CS5:

Blending fashion image with Photoshop CS5 custom shapes

Photoshop CS5 – Applying Realistic Tattoo – Tutorial
In this tutorial you will be learning how to add a realistic looking tattoo to your subject:

Photoshop CS5 - Applying Realistic Tattoo - Tutorial

Refine Edge Tool – Remove Flyaway Hairs
A demonstration of how to remove flyaway hairs and other distractions using the refine edge tool in Photoshop CS5:

Refine Edge Tool - Remove Flyaway Hairs

How to Create Retro-Style Photoshop Illustration
Here you will see how some textures for the background can be used by using brushes; stock photos are manipulated to give them a retro-style look, and color variations are made:

How to create Retro-style Photoshop illustration

Fashion Retouching Projects—Fixing details and wrinkles
Learn how to retouching by fixing details and wrinkles:

Fashion Retouching Projects—Fixing details and wrinkles

Create a Cosmic Love Goddess with Photoshop CS5
In this tutorial the author will explain how to create a cosmic love goddess using some of Photoshop CS5′s new tools including the Refine Edge Feature which really helps to streamline the process of masking and removing objects from the background:

Create a Cosmic Love Goddess With Photoshop CS5

PseudoHDR Effect in Photoshop CS5
Here the lightening of overshadowed pictures will be covered. The new version offers a way which is better and more finely tunable than ever, which means you can put the old methods to rest:

PseudoHDR effect in Photoshop CS5

Actions and Droplets in Photoshop CS5
This tutorial will give a quick overview of what Photoshop actions are and how to create and run an action and also look at creating droplets for increasing Photoshop batch automation of your images:

Actions and Droplets in Photoshop CS5

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Hair Masking
Improve your layer mask control to mask hair from complex backgrounds with the help of this tutorial:

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Hair Masking

New Techniques for Cutting Out Hair in Photoshop CS5
Here are a couple techniques you can use on images especially those those with varied background tones — the results can be seen with just a few mouse clicks. In this tutorial we will be replacing a dull background with a very cool sunset:

New Techniques for Cutting Out Hair in Photoshop CS5

Content-Aware Healing in Photoshop
Check out content-aware healing similar to the CS5 feature:

Content-Aware Healing in Photoshop

Create Abstract Colorful Balls illustration in Photoshop CS5
You will learn how to create abstract colorful illustrations using simple tools and techniques like the Ellipse Tool, Brush Tool, Gradient Tool, Layer Style, etc.in Adobe Photoshop CS5:

Create Abstract Colorful Balls illustration in Photoshop CS5

Zoomify Images in Photoshop CS5
Would you like to present your photos in their full array and original resolution on your website? That’s what Zoomify is for—showing the photo as a freely zoomable thumbnail. With Photoshop CS5, you can create images like this:

Zoomify image in Photoshop CS5

Apply Lighting and Shining Effects to an Image in Adobe Photoshop CS5
In this tutorial, the author explains how to add lighting as well as shining effects to an image using Adobe Photoshop CS5 techniques:

Apply Lighting and Shining Effects to an Image in Adobe Photoshop CS5

How to Create an HDR Image in Adobe CS5
Here you learn how to create a High Dynamic Range (HDR) image and also how to merge and edit one using Adobe CS5′s full line up of fantastic photographic tools:

How to create an HDR image in Adobe CS5

Film Strip Effect in Photoshop CS5
Here you can learn how to make a new custom shape in Photoshop CS5 that allows you to create a complete film strip in seconds:

Film Strip Effect in Photoshop CS5

How to Design an Abstract Christmas Illustration with Colorful Shapes and Glass Bubbles in Photoshop CS5
If you want to learn how to design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass bubbles by using simple shapes and gradients in Adobe Photoshop CS5, then this tutorial is for you:

How to design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass baubles in Photoshop CS5

Quick Techniques to Create a Panorama in Photoshop CS5
In this tutorial you can learn about panoramas and the basics in level adjustments to adjust the images properly:

Quick Techniques to Create a Panorama in Photoshop CS5

Photoshop CS5 HDR Processing
In this tutorial, the author will walk you through the creation of an HDR image from start to finish:

Photoshop CS5 HDR Processing

How to Create an Amazing Floral Illustration in Photoshop CS5
In this tutorial you can learn how to use brushes and Layer styles in Photoshop CS5 to create eye catching digital illustrations:

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Photoshop CS5

Advanced Painting with Pixel Bender
A tutorial on using the new Adobe Labs Pixel Bender plugin for Photoshop CS5:

Advanced Painting with Pixel Bender in

Advanced Motion Blur Masking and Blending
This Adobe Photoshop CS5 tutorial will get you through the toughest motion blur with flying colors as well as some advanced blending tips and techniques:

Advanced Motion Blur Masking and Blending

Learn The Basics of Color Focus Editing in Photoshop CS5
In this Photoshop tutorial, the author will teach you the basics of ‘color focus editing’ or selective color, the post-processing technique where most of a photo is converted to black and white, but some parts are left in color to draw the viewer’s eye:

Learn The Basics of Color Focus Editing in Photoshop CS5

Content-Aware CS5′te Photoshop Healing Practice
Here you can learn how to create an exciting, elegant, yet simple text logo that will catch the attention of any visitor:

Content-Aware CS5'te Photoshop Healing Practice

Human Aquarium Illustration Photoshop Tutorial
In this Photoshop tutorial we’ll be walking through the process of creating a human aquarium illustration using some awesome techniques:

Human Aquarium Illustration Photoshop Tutorial

Turn a Photo into Sketch using Photoshop CS5
This quick video will show you how to turn a photo into a sketch using two methods: the traditional photoshop method and the new Photoshop CS5 blend mode method:

Turn Photo into Sketch using Photoshop CS5

Colorful Light Text Effect
In this tutorial, the author creates a nice bright colorful light text effect:

Colorful Light Text Effect

Photoshop CS5 New Features – Content-Aware Fill
Check more about Content-Aware Fill in this tutorial:

Photoshop CS5 New Features - Content-Aware Fill

Photoshop CS5 New Features – Content-Aware Healing
The Spot Healing Brush may not be the only image retouching tool you’ll ever need, but its speed and performance make it perfect for cleaning up small problems before moving on to the larger, more time consuming ones:

Photoshop CS5 New Features - Content-Aware Healing

Create a Dramatic and Surreal illustration in Photoshop CS5
In this tutorial, the artist teaches you how to blend fashion photography with custom brushes into dramatic and surreal illustration using Photoshop CS5 techniques:

Create a Dramatic and Surreal illustration in Photoshop CS5

Nice 3D Text Effect In Photoshop CS5
This tutorial will explain some basic 3D concepts in the Photoshop CS5 Extended environment, in order to create a nice 3D text. It aims to provide a step-by-step guide to creating a 3D scene:

Nice 3D Text Effect In Photoshop CS5

Use Photoshop CS5 Extended to Create a Simple 3D Logo – Screencast
In this tutorial you will receive a brief introduction to the 3D workspace in Photoshop and receive some great tips on how to incorporate 3D into your Photoshop workflow:

Use Photoshop CS5 Extended to Create a Simple 3D Logo – Screencast Even

How to Create a Stunning Photomontage in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Here we will learn how to use different tools and techniques to create a stunning photomontage using Adobe Photoshop CS5:

How to create a stunning photomontage in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Moving 3D objects in space
Photoshop CS5 Extended makes it easy to quickly move 3D objects around. Check out more in this video tutorial:

Moving 3D objects in space

Straighten and Crop Images in Photoshop CS5
In this Photoshop tutorial, we look at one of the smaller yet very welcome new features in Photoshop CS5 — the ability to both straighten and crop images with a single click! In previous versions of Photoshop, learning how to straighten a crooked image was a bit of a challenge:

Straighten And Crop Images In Photoshop CS5

Create a Dark and Surreal Poster
This well-explained and not simple photoshop tutorial will teach you how to create a dark and surreal poster, by using photo manipulation and some other techniques.

3D Water Text Effect Repouss
This creative photoshop tutorial shows how to create a stunning 3D water text effects from scratch.

Make a Warm Vintage Beach Ad
This beautiful and some-how vintage photoshop tutorial will teach you how to create a warm beach advertisment you may surely love.

Super Easy Typographic Portrait
From the following photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create a super easy typographic portrait in the shape of a person.

Create a Beautiful and Abstract Female Art
The current tutorial presents you how to create a very beautiful and abstract illustration of a female, just by using photoshop.

Create a HQ Tech Power Button
This photoshop tutorial will teach you to create a hi-tech style button that can be used in splash pages, applications or Powerpoint presentations. For creating the button, you’ll be using not only photoshop but illustrator as well.

Create a Medieval Fantasy Castle Gate
This elegant, delicate and some-how overhelming photoshop tutorial teaches you how to create a stunning-lighty, medieval(ancient) fantasy castle gates.

Beautiful Grunge Effect in Photoshop
This some-how strange and creative photoshop tutorial teaches how to create an awesome charachter-inspired grunge effect.

Create a Cosmic Sci-fi Poster
This retro/vintage photoshop tutorial teaches you how to create a cosmic sci-fi poster from scratch.

Create a Iconic Retro Modern Ball Chair
This quite popular but very elegant and beautiful photoshop tutorial presents you how to create an iconic shiny-retro modern ball chair.

Create an Abstract Light Streaks Poster
This tutorial shows how to create an abstract light illustration that streaks a custom poster and increases it’s beauty.

Create a Cosmic Love Goddess
From this photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create a cosmic love goddess illustration with some retro/vintage elements.

How to Make a Proffessional Buddy
This is also a popular tutorial that has been showcased much in the last months, however it could not be missed as the tutorial is very well constructed and provides great steps in order to create this “proffessional” buddy icon.

Make a 3D Pencil and Paper Icon
In this Adobe Photoshop icon creation tutorial, you will learn how to create a high-quality three-dimensional pen and paper icon from scratch.

Playing Inflate Repouss
This stunning and shiny-colorful photoshop tutorial teaches you how to create a playing inflate repouss text effect in the CS5 photoshop.

Create a 3D House in Photoshop
The current photoshop tutorial will teach you how to create a beautiful and elegant 3D house icon.

Create a Colorful Cake Illustration
This high-detailed and stunning tutorial teaches you how to create a kick-ass colorful cake illustration just with the Adobe Photoshop!

Create a Cute Twitter Bird in Photoshop
The current, well-explained photoshop tutorial will teach you how to create a shiny-blue, cute and well-designed twitter bird.

Create a Cosmic X-Box Using Custom Brushes
The following easy-to-do photoshop tutorial presents you how to create a cosmic x-box scene, by using only custom brushes and a stock image.

Create a Colorful Space Scene in Photoshop
From the current tutorial you will learn how to create a colorful space/cosmic scene with a rocket, planets and small elements as stars.

Create a Fantastic
In this tutorial, you are going to get creative with layering, lighting, and texture to build fantastic abstract piece. More specifically, you’re going to employ some unusual techniques to make a fan poster.

Super Easy Neon Style in Photoshop
This easy photoshop tutorial will teach you how to create a neon-style text effect on a textured background.

ShinyLock Icon Design in Photoshop
From this photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create a beautiful and elegant, shiny lock icon design.

Create a Beautiful 3D Text Composition
This complex photoshop tutorial is presenting you a method how to create a composition, with the main element as a 3 dymensional text.

Create a Stylish Grunge poster with 3D Typography
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a cool grunge poster in Photohop. You’re going to play in particular with blending modes to mix stock images and with some filters to create nice effects.

Design a Brilliant Product Ad
In this tutorial you will be modifying a logotype by adding a “milky” effect to it by getting as result a very beautiful and stunning product advertisment.

Create an Impactful Disco Party
This photoshop tutorial will show how to create an impactful disco party poster by using some nice photoshop techniques along with photo manipulation.

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    About the Author

    Bhanu Ahluwalia is a graduate in Computer Science and a social media enthusiast from India. He specializes in web design by qualification and photography by passion. He is an avid blogger, running TutZone and co-authoring DesignUnder and SloDive. You can reach him via Twitter.

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    Comments and Discussions
    • Vivek Parmar, 31 January 2011

      that’s a huge resource, thanks a lot for sharing. Will surely help anyone who wants to learn photoshop CS5

    • Sarah Farrukh, 31 January 2011

      So and Awesome PHotos…. 5 Stars to all *****

    • aaa, 31 January 2011

      So and Awesome PHotos

    • Lola, 01 February 2011

      Awesome and inspiring as usual!

    • TutorialFeed, 01 February 2011

      What a nice collection. A week ago I installed CS5 on my machine and I was wondering CS5 Tutorials. Now I found this. Thanks a lot dear editor.

    • Syble, 01 February 2011

      good contribution, wonderful web page style, carry on the good work

    • Megan Sax, 01 February 2011

      These are great! I’ve seen and done a few of them, and it was exciting to see new tutorials out there. Plus, there are so many different styles and approaches here, that there will be something for everyone. Thanks so much for posting these!

    • Andy, 02 February 2011

      Quite exhaustive. Nice.

    • Rana Mukherjee, 02 February 2011

      Good collections.

    • Afzal, 03 February 2011

      nice!!!!!!!
      photoshop is awesome !!!!!!

    • Creative Logo Designers, 17 February 2011

      We are LogoProDesign as a Creative Logo Designer, We checked your artwork collections. Those are amazed us. Thanks for that type of good work collections. We regularly checked your website for good artwork example.

      Thanks
      David Thomas

    • Ashley, 17 February 2011

      these are pretty neat designs i was wondering if u can make ones that u can do on a car like the detaling of the car like the decals it’s just a thought cuz i want to be a decal deisgner for cars when i am a bit older but yeah. i am attending a Technical school right now and im in the Graphic Arts field and we are using photoshop and i have been looking for tutorials to do for the designing but never found any yet so if possible can photoshop do designs like that?

    • hailHalcyon, 11 May 2011

      Hey, Abduzeedo; thank you for the extensive blog. It was key to a semester final research assignment I am finishing for a Photoshop imaging class I am taking at Austin Community College. Cheers!

    • hailHalcyon, 11 May 2011

      Er, I mean, thank YOU Bhanu! (and zee… and alla y’all)

    • Anaxa, 24 January 2012

      so nice and attractive tutorial contains the site which I expected, well done carry on. Really nice !!

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