Best Photoshop Manipulation Tutorials of Year 2014

Manipulation is a word for photo restoration or enhancing the same by adjusting colors, contrast, white balance, sharpness and much more to get the desired results. Photo manipulation is following a particular process and using image editing techniques to create photographs with an illusion or deception. In Photoshop manipulation what plays the major role is the imaginative mind and creative skills of the designers.

While it is fun to dream up new ideas but executing them can be quite daunting at times. Any idea that lends a helping hand when a designer gets stuck giving shape to the ideas? Indeed other designers that keep coming up with the best Photoshop manipulation tutorials in which they list down the stepwise procedure which when followed helps them get the expected results. 

Title of the article clearly tells what’s in store for you all. We have compiled below a fantastic collection of creative Photoshop manipulation tutorials that have been aimed at beginners and intermediates. For those who are new to the Photoshop will be able to learn about various tools and techniques with the help of these tutorials.

The Photoshop manipulation tutorials listed below have been carefully handpicked to make all you designers learn basic manipulation techniques, tricks and tips to help you on your journey of mastering the manipulation skills. The images themselves are persuading enough to make you open them up and read on. Incase, you don’t like any image, we would suggest don’t just let it pass, just go through it once; you never know it might prove to be an interesting one worth trying your hands on. Take a look. 

Best Photoshop Manipulation Tutorials of Year 2014

1. Apocalyptic Wallpaper Speed Art of a Destructive Monster in Photoshop

This is a Photo Manipulation tutorial that is best presented in the form of video to make you all learn how to create immortal photo manipulation that was made in Adobe Photoshop CC. The 3D modeling is done by Alex Antonov.


2. Create an Emotional Autumn Scene Photo Manipulation

This is a Photoshop tutorial that will show you how to create an emotional autumn scene by blending all stocks together to make a cohesive scene and retouch the model, creating rain, working with groups and much more.


3. How to Create a Marvellous Night Landscape with Waterfalls

Learn how to create atmospheric mountainous landscape with this Photoshop tutorial. Learn to combine several photos together, add a bridge with lanterns, color balance images, dodge, burn and other techniques.


4. Create an Incredible Twilight Surreal Scene with Floating Islands

In this Photoshop manipulation tutorial, we will learn to create magical twilight landscape with floating islands, a old sailboat and a surreal moon background by mixing stock photos, applying filters to create a twilight scene and following matte painting basics too.


 5. Create a Fantasy Steampunk Castle in Photoshop

Spotted at PSD Dude, this tutorial makes you learn how to create a fantasy steam-punk castle in Photoshop using some simple blending, color correction and adjustment processing.


6. Create a Fantasy Tree Woman Scene in Photoshop

This is an intermediate level tutorial that makes us learn how to undergo the processes of creating “Dark Power Unleashed” Surreal Digital Art in Photoshop.


7. Create a Fantasy Fiery Portrait Photo-Manipulation

This is a simple tutorial to make users learn how a fantasy fiery portrait of a woman can be easily created using textures, add fire and create lighting effect.


8. Create Dark Power Unleashed Surreal Digital Art In Photoshop

In this tutorial, we will learn to create a fantasy tree woman scene in Photoshop with the help of manipulating techniques like blending, masking, using the brush tool, adjusting color and working with groups.


9. How to Create Thinker Photo Manipulation In Photoshop

Here is a tutorial that shows the processes of creating Thinker photo manipulation in Photoshop using a model image and combining with abstract lines and a few flying stones to form this artwork.


10. How to Create a Flying Angel Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Learn to create angelic photo manipulation with the help of smart filters and drawing techniques. Besides learn to create a dramatic cloud background, add glowing wings to an angel and add some particles in simple way.


11. Create Fake Rim Lights in Photoshop

This tutorial is well presented in video by Glyn Dewis to make users learn to create fake colored rim lights using Photoshop Layer Styles easily and quickly.


12. Tetris Photomanipulation Tutorial

This tutorial is prepared in a simple video form to make us learn how to create a tetris style photomanipulation in Photoshop easily.


13. Create an Alluring and Magical Forest Photo Manipulation

This tutorial gives you an insight into how we can create a dark, mystic photo manipulation. While following the process we get to learn some interesting tricks and techniques like working with tree branches and ivies, advanced blending and coloring techniques.


14. How to Add a Mermaid to a Dark Bleak Landscape

Create stark and dramatic landscapes with the help of this tutorial in which you will learn to combine different stock photos and lighting styles to create dramatic, movie like photo manipulation.


15. How to Composite a Destroyed City Scene and Retouch Characters in Photoshop

Learn to create post-apocalyptic environment with the help of this tutorial that will show you how to composite your own scene with multiple photos and retouch characters by adding hair extensions and much more.


16. Create a Surreal, Emotional Underground Scene Photo Manipulation

Take the help of this tutorial to learn how to create an amazing surreal underground scene with a heart created from branches and scattering leaves. Besides, this tutorial makes us learn the blending, complex masking, painting, working with groups and many more techniques to get the desired results.


17. Create an Intense Fallen Angel Composition in Photoshop

This tutorial makes users learn to create dramatic fallen angel scene as it will cover essential photo manipulation techniques like painting, complex masking lighting effects, and more to ease the task.


18. How to Create an Infernal Scene in Photoshop

This tutorial makes us learn how to stage a scene with multiple pictures, add smoke and fire to a witch and coloring techniques for creating a dark photo manipulation with a burning figure in a mirror.


19. Photo Manipulate a Surreal Underground Scene with a Sleeping, Frozen Beauty

This tutorial makes you learn some key manipulating techniques like blending, coloring, texture/brush application and many more to create a lovely surreal image.


20. Create a Mystical Night Forest Scene with an Angel

This tutorial best explains how to create mystical forest scene with a beautiful angel reading a book.


Obviously, the list of amazing Photoshop manipulation tutorials is endless, these are the latest ones which I found worth sharing. If you think you know about any such tutorial that might prove helpful to other designers in learning photo manipulation let us know.

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Rajni Setia

Rajni is a Mass Communication Post Graduate who loves reading and talking about new development in the field of technology and designs. Anything related to communication, technology, creative web designs and freelancing tips are her topics of interest.

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