50 of the Best Photoshop Tutorials of 2010

Mon, Dec 6, 2010

Metabloging, web 2.0, Web Design

Photoshop is probably one of the most indispensable pieces of software in a designer’s toolbox.

It can be used for everything from retouching photos to creating entire web layouts or original artwork.

And specific design tutorials are a great way to familiarize yourself with what Photoshop can do and how to do it.

Below are 50 of the best Photoshop tutorials from 2010. They cover everything from manipulating photos to creating icons to digital painting and text effects.

There are tutorials for all skill levels, whether you’re new to Photoshop or a seasoned pro.

Photo Effects and Manipulations

Working with photos is what Photoshop was originally created to do (hence the name). It’s capable of so much more than just simple retouching, though. Here are over a dozen great tutorials for working with photos, including effects and manipulation techniques.

Create a Nature Inspired Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Here’s a quick (around 1 hour) intermediate tutorial for creating a nature-inspired photo manipulation. The resulting image is beautiful and ethereal, and the techniques used could easily be combined to create other images with similar surreal imagery.

Create a Magical Four Piece Stardust Composition

This beginner Photoshop tutorial shows how to create a photo composition with four faces and a nebula-style background. Total completion time is around an hour, and the techniques used could easily be adapted to creating other compositions.

Create a Realistic Panoramic Matte Painting in Photoshop

Here’s a photomanipulation tutorial that will show you how to create a matte painting (like those used in movies for set backgrounds that would be too expensive or difficult to create). It’s aimed at intermediate Photoshop users, and takes between five and eight hours to complete.

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src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/panoramicmattepainting.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>Create a Devastating Twister with Photo Manipulation Techniques</h2>
<p>This photo manipulation tutorial shows how to combine a variety of  images to create a tornado destroying everything in its path. It’s an  intermediate-level tutorial, which should take about four hours to  complete.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/photo-effects-tutorials/create-a-devastating-twister-with-photo-manipulation-techniques/"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/devastatingtwister.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>Use Photo Manipulation and 3D Layers to Design a Surreal Cover Art Illustration</h2>
<p>In this intermediate tutorial, you’ll learn to use things like the  Vanishing Point filter and 3D layers to create an amazing photo  manipulation. It also explains how to keep text layers editable, which  can be a huge time-saver if you need to make changes to the design.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/photo-effects-tutorials/use-photo-manipulation-and-3d-layers-to-design-a-surreal-cover-art-illustration"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/coverartillustration.jpg" alt=""/></a></p>
<h2>Reader Photoshop Tutorial: Sisters by Marcos Torres</h2>
<p>This tutorial from Abduzeedo shows you how to create a macabre  vintage photo manipulation of some particularly creepy sisters.  Instructions are clear and easy to follow, making the tutorial suitable  for beginners.</p>
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Reader Tutorial: Planet X Matte Painting in Photoshop

Here’s another matte painting tutorial, this time showing a desolate sci-fi scene with a city in the distance. The tutorial is easy to follow and the end result is quite stunning.

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src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/planetxmattepainting.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>Creating an Ecological Fairy Tale Wallpaper</h2>
<p>Here’s a relatively simple photo manipulation tutorial for creating a  fairy tale-style wallpaper with floating islands. Instructions are  straightforward, though sparse in places, making it best-suited for  intermediate users.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://10steps.sg/tutorials/photoshop/creating-an-ecological-fairy-tale-wallpaper/"><img alt="" 
class="image-border" src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/fairytalewallpaper.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>Create a Grungy Scene with Colorful Lights in Photoshop</h2>
<p>Here’s a grungy photo manipulation tutorial that makes use of  compositing, blending, and filtering techniques. The lighting effects in  this tutorial could easily be applied to other photo manipulations.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://designinstruct.com/digital-art/create-a-grungy-scene-with-colorful-lights-in-photoshop/"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/grungycolorfullights.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>Make a Divinely Dark Zen Composition in Photoshop</h2>
<p>This tutorial shows how to create a photo composition with a  selective coloring effect. It teaches us the Color Range command, and  uses image adjustments, warping and blurring to give the finished image a  sense of depth and motion.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://designinstruct.com/digital-art/photo-manipulation/make-a-divinely-dark-zen-composition-in-photoshop/"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/darkzencomposition.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>Create an Ink-Splattering Knight Composition</h2>
<p>This tutorial shows you how to create a grungy knight photo-manipulation by combining images and textures.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://10steps.sg/tutorials/photoshop/create-an-ink-splattering-knight-composition/"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/knightcomposition.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>Creating Funny Big Head Characters in Photoshop</h2>
<p>This tutorial will show you how to create giant heads from portrait  photos (kind of like the Red Queen’s head in the new Alice in  Wonderland).</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://10steps.sg/tutorials/photoshop/creating-funny-big-head-characters-in-photoshop/"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/bigheadcharacters.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>Giving Your Photograph an Antique Look</h2>
<p>This tutorial from 10Steps.SG shows how to create an antique effect  on any photo, including texture overlays and recoloring techniques.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://10steps.sg/tutorials/photoshop/giving-your-photograph-an-antique-look/"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/antiquephoto.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>Create a Surreal Vintage Futuristic Design with Photoshop</h2>
<p>Here’s a tutorial for creating a grungy vintage-style poster, but  with a futuristic twist. It teaches you to create light streaks from  scratch, as well as how to use a variety of Photoshop tools.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://designinstruct.com/graphic-design/create-a-surreal-vintage-futuristic-design-with-photoshop/"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/vintagefuturisticdesign.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>Create a Fantasy-Horror Scene in Photoshop</h2>
<p>If this creepy little girl rising from the pages of a book doesn’t  give you the chills, I’m not sure what will. This tutorial will show you  how to create her by combining a number of images and textures.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://wegraphics.net/blog/tutorials/photoshop/create-a-fantasy-horror-scene-in-photoshop/"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/fantasyhorrorscene.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>Design a Grunge Vintage Poster in Photoshop</h2>
<p>Here’s a tutorial for creating this cool grungy vintage poster, with  circle cutouts. It teaches you a variety of techniques related to using  textures and adjustment layers.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://wegraphics.net/blog/tutorials/photoshop/design-a-grunge-vintage-poster-in-photoshop/"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/grungevintageposter.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>Create a Vibrant Colorful Alcohol Product Ad in Photoshop</h2>
<p>Here’s a fantastic photo manipulation and compositing tutorial for  creating a stylish and bold alcohol ad, that could be adapted to other  beverages.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://design.creativefan.com/create-a-vibrant-colorful-alcohol-product-ad/"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/alcoholad.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h1>Digital Painting and Drawing</h1>
<p>Photoshop excels at digital painting and drawing, especially when  used with a tablet. Here are a handful of tutorials to get you started.</p>
<h2>How to Paint a Fantasy Portrait from Scratch with Photoshop</h2>
<p>Digital painting can be intimidating for a lot of Photoshop users,  even if you’re perfectly comfortable doing photo effects and  manipulations. It just seems so much more complicated, especially for  those who don’t think they have any fine art abilities. But this  tutorial from Psdtuts+ shows you exactly how to create a fantasy  portrait painting, from scratch. The fact that it’s aimed at beginners  and can be completed in about 2 hours only makes it better!</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/painting/how-to-paint-a-fantasy-portrait-from-scratch-with-photoshop/"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/fantasypaintingfromscratch.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>Draw a Pirate Character in Photoshop</h2>
<p>This tutorial from Psdtuts+ shows how to draw a pirate caricature  based on a hand-drawn sketch. The entire process takes five or six  hours, and is best for intermediate Photoshop users.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/drawing/draw-a-pirate-character-in-photoshop/"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/piratecharacter.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>Concept Art: Create a Sci-Fi Interior Using Digital Painting Techniques</h2>
<p>Sci-fi concept art is a popular subject for digital painting. It’s  also one that can be intimidating for a lot of users, especially when  the image you want to create exists only in your own head. This tutorial  is a great introduction to creating sci-fi concept art, aimed at  intermediate Photoshop users.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/drawing/concept-art-create-a-sci-fi-interior-using-digital-painting-techniques/"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/scifiinterior.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>Create a Photo Realistic USB Cable in Photoshop</h2>
<p>Here’s a beginner tutorial for creating a realistic-looking USB  cable. The tutorial should take just over an hour, and the result is  fantastic. The tutorial itself is broken down into very easy to follow  steps, with plenty of illustrations.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/drawing/create-a-photo-realistic-usb-cable-in-photoshop/"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/usbcable.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h1>Text Effects and Icon Designs</h1>
<p>While text and icon designs are often done in Illustrator rather than  Photoshop, that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of great Photoshop  techniques for creating either. The dozen tutorials below prove it.</p>
<h2>Easy Casino Style Sign in Photoshop</h2>
<p>This tutorial from Abduzeedo shows how to create a lit-up sign like  those seen on Vegas casinos. It’s a simple tutorial with very specific  step-by-step instructions, suitable for beginners.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://abduzeedo.com/easy-casino-style-sign-photoshop"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/casinostylesign.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>Super Easy Typographic Portrait in Photoshop</h2>
<p>Typographic portraits are a cool design style, but can seem  incredibly complex and time-consuming to create. Not anymore! With this  short tutorial from Abduzeedo, you can quickly create a typographic  portrait from virtually any portrait photo.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://abduzeedo.com/super-easy-typographic-portrait-photoshop"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/typographicportrait.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>Create a Wooden Social Media Icon Quickly with Photoshop</h2>
<p>Here’s a simple tutorial for creating a wood-textured social media  icon that would be right at home in a grunge or similar design. The end  result is quite gorgeous, and it’s quick to create.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://designinstruct.com/iconlogo-design/create-a-wooden-social-media-icon-quickly-with-photoshop/"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/woodensocialmediaicon.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>How to Create a Detailed Briefcase Icon in Photoshop</h2>
<p>Here’s a simple tutorial for creating a detailed, textured briefcase icon, suitable for beginners.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://line25.com/tutorials/how-to-create-a-detailed-briefcase-icon-in-photoshop"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/briefcaseicon.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>Create a Harry Potter Style Text Effect in Photoshop</h2>
<p>This tutorial shows you how to create 3D style text like that used for the Harry Potter movies.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://10steps.sg/tutorials/photoshop/create-a-harry-potter-style-text-effect-in-photoshop/"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/harrypottertexteffect.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>Creating Retro Folded Typography Using Photoshop</h2>
<p>This tutorial shows you how to create multi-colored, textured lettering with a convincing folded-paper effect.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://designinstruct.com/graphic-design/text-effects/creating-retro-folded-typography-using-photoshop/"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/retrofoldedtypography.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>Create a Funky Retro Wavy Text Effect in Photoshop</h2>
<p>Here’s a fantastic tutorial for creating retro-style textured lettering with wavy coloring evocative of the 70s.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://designinstruct.com/graphic-design/text-effects/create-a-funky-retro-wavy-text-effect-in-photoshop/"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/retrowavytext.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>How to Create a 3D book Icon in Photoshop</h2>
<p>This tutorial will show you how to create an awesome little book icon, entirely from scratch.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://designinstruct.com/iconlogo-design/how-to-create-a-3d-book-icon-in-photoshop/"><img alt="" 
class="image-border" src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/3dbookicon.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>Modern 3D Text Effect</h2>
<p>This tutorial explains how to create a smooth, modern 3D text effect.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://pshero.com/photoshop-tutorials/text-effects/modern-3d-text-effect"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/modern3dtexteffect.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>How to Create a Simple and Elegant Text Effect</h2>
<p>The text effect shown in this tutorial is definitely simple and elegant, as well as versatile and easy to create.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://wegraphics.net/blog/tutorials/photoshop/how-to-create-a-simple-and-elegant-text-effect/"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/simpleeleganttexteffect.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>How to Create a Mysterious Poster Design with 3D Text</h2>
<p>This tutorial shows you how to create an awesome 3D text effect for  posters or other artwork, that could be easily adapted to almost any  word or short phrase.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://wegraphics.net/blog/tutorials/photoshop/how-to-create-a-mysterious-poster-design-with-3d-text/"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/mysteriousposterdesign.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>Create an Awesome Funky Text Effect</h2>
<p>This tutorial will show you how to create some amazing lettering with lighting and other effects.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://design.creativefan.com/create-an-awesome-funky-text-effect/"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/funkytexteffect.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h1>Web Design Tutorials</h1>
<p>Website design mockups are often created in Photoshop, especially  when a lot of textures or patterns will be used. Here are a dozen  tutorials to get you started.</p>
<h2>Make a Simple and Slick Accordion Menu in Photoshop</h2>
<p>This tutorial from Design Instruct will show you how to create a  stylish and polished website menu that can be used as part of a larger  design or as a mini site on its own.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://designinstruct.com/web-design/make-a-simple-and-slick-accordion-menu-in-photoshop/"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/accordianmenu.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>How to Design an Elegant Website in Photoshop</h2>
<p>This tutorial shows complete, step-by-step instructions for how to  create a soft, stylish website design mockup in Photoshop. The end  result is sophisticated and elegant, and would be perfect for a design  portfolio or an ecommerce site.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://trendytuts.com/web-layout-tutorials/how-to-design-an-elegant-website-in-photoshop.html"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/elegantwebsite.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>Create a Professional Corporate/Business Template in Photoshop</h2>
<p>This tutorial will show you how to create a very professional website  design in Photoshop, perfect for a corporate website. The end result is  polished enough for even the most conservative industries, but the  color scheme gives it a bit more of a modern edge.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://trendytuts.com/web-layout-tutorials/create-a-professional-corporatebusiness-template-in-photoshop.html"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/professionalcorporatebusiness.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>How to Design a Health/Nutrition or Fitness Website in Photoshop</h2>
<p>This tutorial shows you how to create a casual, funky health-focused  website design. The overall design could also be adapted to fit other  industries.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://trendytuts.com/web-layout-tutorials/design-a-healthnutrition-or-a-fitness-website-in-photoshop.html"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/healthnutritionfitness.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>How to Create a WordPress Theme in Photoshop</h2>
<p>This tutorial shows how to create a three-column WP theme that  includes a headline space for featured articles and an ad-ready sidebar.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://trendytuts.com/web-layout-tutorials/how-to-create-a-wordpress-theme-in-photoshop.html"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/wordpressthemeinphotoshop.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>Design a Textured Outdoors Website in Photoshop</h2>
<p>This tutorial shows you how to create a dark, textured layout. The  techniques used could easily be used for other design styles. Also  linked is a second tutorial for coding the design.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://line25.com/tutorials/design-a-textured-outdoors-website-in-photoshop"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/texturedoutdoorswebsite.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>Create a Gnarly Snowboarding Themed Web Design</h2>
<p>This tutorial, from Chris Spooner, shows how to create a cool blue  website design with some nice texture effects and a snowboarding theme.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://line25.com/tutorials/create-a-gnarly-snowboarding-themed-web-design"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/snowboardingdesign.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>Make a Stylishly Elegant Portfolio Design in Photoshop</h2>
<p>This tutorial from Design Instruct shows how to create a sophisticated portfolio design with a number of textures and patterns.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://designinstruct.com/web-design/make-a-stylishly-elegant-portfolio-web-design-in-photoshop/"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/elegantportfoliodesign.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>Create a Web Application Website Design in Photoshop</h2>
<p>This tutorial shows how to create a polished and professional website  design for an application. The end result is suitable for a wide  variety of app types, and could easily be adapted for even more.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://designinstruct.com/web-design/create-a-web-application-website-design-in-photoshop/"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/webapplicationwebsite.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>Creating a Stylish Blog Design Layout in Photoshop</h2>
<p>Here’s another tutorial from Chris Spooner, this time for an elegant blog layout.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://line25.com/tutorials/creating-a-stylish-blog-design-layout-in-photoshop"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/stylishblogdesign.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>How to Create a Distinguishable Textured Web Layout in Photoshop</h2>
<p>This tutorial teaches a variety of Photoshop techniques, including  how to create letterpress-style text and complex shadows, in the  creation of this stylish website design.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://wegraphics.net/blog/tutorials/photoshop/how-to-create-a-distinguishable-textured-web-layout-in-photoshop/"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/texturedweblayout.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>How to Create a Clean and Professional Resume</h2>
<p>This tutorial shows you how to design a simple, modern online resume.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://design.creativefan.com/how-to-create-a-clean-and-professional-resume/"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/cleanprofessionalresume.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h1>Other Tutorials</h1>
<p>Not every great Photoshop tutorial fits neatly into one of the  categories above. But the handful featured below still deserve a place  on this list.</p>
<h2>Hexagon Bokeh Effect in Photoshop</h2>
<p>This tutorial shows how to create a bokeh-like texture composed of  various sized hexagons. The end result is beautiful and could be adapted  to other shapes quite easily.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://abduzeedo.com/hexagon-bokeh-effect-photoshop"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/hexagonbokeh.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>Create a Fantastic Abstract Fan Poster</h2>
<p>This tutorial uses a lot of different Photoshop effects and filters,  especially blur filters for the background. The end result is quite  stunning, but the step-by-step instructions are simple enough for a  beginner to follow.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://www.tutorial9.net/photoshop/create-a-fantastic-abstract-fan-poster/"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/abstractfanposter.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>Make a Stylish Futuristic Textured Wallpaper in Photoshop</h2>
<p>This tutorial will show you how to create a textured wallpaper  reminiscent of a nebula, complete with bold, futuristic graphics. The  methods for combining textures and effects could easily be adapted to  any number of designs.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://designinstruct.com/graphic-design/make-a-stylish-futuristic-textured-wallpaper-in-photoshop/"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/futuristicwallpaper.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>Create Beautiful Abstract Mosaics</h2>
<p>This tutorial from Digital Arts shows how to create an abstract mosaic with a relatively simple technique.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/tutorials/index.cfm?featureID=3243921"><img alt="" 
class="image-border" src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/abstractmosaics.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<h2>Brilliant Matte Dispersion Effects in Photoshop</h2>
<p>This tutorial shows you how to create your own custom Photoshop  brushes that can then be used to create a matte dispersion effect.</p>
<p><a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview();"  href="http://design.creativefan.com/brilliant-matte-dispersion-effects-in-photoshop/"><img alt="" 
src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/photoshop_tutorials_2010/mattedispersioneffect.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
<p><em>Written exclusively for WDD by <a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview(Cameron Chapman.

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