30 Photoshop Photo Effects Tutorials

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Adobe Photoshop emerges as a savior for Photographers and web designers. Every Photographer can have a bad day at work.

When you check the final images you may find that bride has red eye effect in most of her photographs or her face is looking dark because of bad light. There are high chances that photographs get spoiled because of some unavoidable reasons. But in most cases, creating that moment again is not possible, mainly in case of functions and celebrations.

But thank God, Photoshop is a great tool in the hands of digital artists which gives them the boon of making each and every photograph “a perfect shot”. You can highlight the images or give them a vintage look. This post has its focus on showcasing different techniques that will help you in creating stunning effects on photographs. These Photoshop Photo Effects Tutorials are collected keeping in mind the creative requirements of both amateurs and professionals, so everyone will get benefited from these Photo Effects Tutorials. Now retouch your photographs and give every image a professional look.

If you like this article you might be interested in some of our older articles on Web Design Tutorials, Photoshop Cheatsheets, Lighting Effects Tutorials, Photoshop Video Tutorials, Advanced Photoshop Tutorials, and Photoshop Tutorials for Beginners.

1. Photoshop Tutorial To Enhance Photos and Still Keeping Skin Pores

People in the ‘real world‘ (particularly women) want to look natural. These techniques will help you achieve this whether it’s your own photo or someone else‘s. Noise is a good tool to replace skin pores in a small to medium size images.

Photoshop Tutorial To Enhance Photos and Still Keeping Skin Pores

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2. Photoshop Skin Retouching

The skin retouching is recommended if pimples, spots and light reflections let the skin effect of restlessness and unclean. The effect of the retouching is silky-smooth skin that will look even more natural.

Photoshop Skin Retouching

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3. How to Retouch a Photo

In this tutorial, the author will show you how to retouch a picture of a person and get the image more celebrity-like or magazine-worthy (in society‘s eyes, not mine), without getting an airbrushed look.

How to Retouch a Photo

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4. Fix Blown Out Skin

Blown out skin can be an annoying problem with daylight photos. Learn how to use Photoshop to fix overexposed skin areas without creating a gray color cast.

Fix Blown Out Skin

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5. Eyes Retouching

The author will show you my non destructive technique of eye enhancement and eye coloring.

Eyes Retouching

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6. How to Slim a Face in Photoshop with Just a Few Easy Steps

If a face in your photos is just a touch too wide, there’s a  simple fix in Photoshop for that too. This tutorial will show you how to achieve this in just a few easy steps.

Slim a Face in Photoshop

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7. Beautiful Facial Make Up Photoshop Retouching Tutorial

In this tutorial author will show you how you can dramatically change one woman‘s face with simple photoshop techniques. Author will try to create unrealistic woman portrait. The face will have a plastic look, and author will try to create an effect between a plastic girl and a cartoon image.

Beautiful Facial Make Up Photoshop Retouching Tutorial

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8. Professional Beauty Retouch

In this tutorial author will show you how to enhance a beauty portrait to give your model a flawless appearance in three simple steps.

Professional Beauty Retouch

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9. Retouching a Studio Portrait

This Photoshop tutorial is written for experienced Photoshop users and will show you unique techniques for retouching photos. You‘ll learn how to enhance backgrounds, dodge and burn, brighten eyes, and add hair shine while keeping a low count of layers. The techniques you learn from this tutorial can be used for other portrait photos.

Retouching a Studio Portrait

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10. How To Repair Scratches, Tears, and Spots on an Old Photograph

In this tutorial you will learn how to repair cracks, scratches, and spots so this photo of the Swedish Nightingale, Jenny Lind, looks just like new. We will purposely avoid using some of the quick fix tools such as the healing brush so that you can gain an understanding of the basics of photo restoration.

How To Repair Scratches, Tears, and Spots on an Old Photograph

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11. Enhance portrait photo with natural look

In this tutorial author will show you a way that gives your portrait a very nice, smooth but still very natural look. Your photo wil have a real skin with lively skin, nice shadow and highlight, lively and sexy lips and eyes. It gives you the best and natural look that’s possible.

Enhance portrait photo with natural look

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12. Adjusting skin tones in Photoshop

In this picture the baby has had some bruising to the face during delivery. This has caused it to go very red and also dark in comparison to the rest of its skin tones. The idea here is to use adjustment layers and masks to make the face match the rest of the body.

Adjusting skin tones in Photoshop

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13. Curves Adjustment in Lab Mode

Switching to the Lab color mode can be very beneficial when doing curves adjustments for photographs as you will only do the adjustments to the lightness of the image, reducing the risks of color artifacts in the two color channels.

Curves Adjustment in Lab Mode

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14. Advance masking

Second part for the advance masking series using Calculations Photoshop tutorial.

Advance masking

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15. Restore An Old Photo

Explore the power of the Refine Edge tool and masking to restore an old duo tone photo all inside Photoshop.

Restore An Old Photo

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16. Remove Freckles

Reduce slight freckles naturally without using the Healing Brush. In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn how to subtract freckles using a layer. This process provides the most natural results for light-brown freckles (ephelides) but will not work for dark freckles (lentigines).

Remove Freckles

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17. Photo Treatment: A Delicious Hamburger

In this tutorial we will edit a photo of a hamburger, making it looks more delicious but not very artificial. Light and a few adjustments like deleting little holes of the bread makes a lot of difference. It´s not very difficult to do this editing but it requires a lot of attention to detail and patience.

Photo Treatment: A Delicious Hamburger

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18. Color and Luminosity Correction – An Easy Way

Getting the basics right in images such as color and brightness settings seems simple enough but often times, the automated tools in Photoshop don’t give us what we’re after and without having a good understanding of color correction, fixing an image with a color cast can be more difficult than it seems. This series of short videos will explain an easy way to do it.

Color & Luminosity Correction - An Easy Way

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19. Graduated Filter in Camera RAW

You can replicate Graduated Filters inside of Camera RAW and in this video tutorial, you will learn just how you apply them and work with them.

Graduated Filter in Camera RAW

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20. Complete portrait retouching

In this tutorial, the author will tell you how to make a complete portrait retouch. You will know how to remove blemishes, retouch and enhance the skin, eyes, eyebrows, lips, as well as improve the highlight and shadow to make your picture look natural, vivid and beautiful. During this process many different techniques are shown and everything is explained in detail.

Complete portrait retouching

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21. Beautify a Face

This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to beautify a face. The corrections that we’re going to do will make the face look different, but at the same time, we avoid making the results look unnatural like we tend to see in other Photoshop tutorials.

Beautify a Face

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22. Adding Color To Your Subjects In Photoshop

Most of us now use a handy little tool in Photoshop for correcting a stylizing our photographs, That‘s right, ACTIONS! You got to love ‘em. But if you‘re like the author; you want your subject to pop, and actions sometimes seem to flatten the colors of your image especially of your subject. So hopefully this quick tip will help us all out.

Adding Color To Your Subjects In Photoshop

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23. Faking a Dental Ad: From Gorgeous to Gross – Reverse Cosmetic Dentistry

Reverse cosmetic dentistry tutorial, where we made an ugly set of teeth for a dental template‘s “before“ photo, and kept the original spotless smile as the after in the Delicious Smile Template.

Faking a Dental Ad: From Gorgeous to Gross – Reverse Cosmetic Dentistry

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24. Bring a Plain Image to Life with Sizzling Glow Effects

One of the simplest Photoshop effects is also one of the most impressive. Using vectors, digital brushes and easy to render layer effects, you can turn an ordinary image into a work of art fit for any modern magazine.

Sizzling Glow Effects
Sizzling Glow Effects

25. Beautiful Water Reflection Effect

Using a simple displacement map and filter add a gorgeous and realistic water ripple effect to any photograph. You may never need this technique, but if you ever do, this is one of the easiest Photoshop effects to achieve. Possible uses include altering an existing portrait for advertising or for a CD or book cover.

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Water Reflection Effect

26. Add a Reflection to a Pair of Sunglasses

Many photographers and digital artists like to use this technique to show two subjects in the same image. For instance, you might want to show a beautiful model wearing a pair of sunglasses with a specific item showing up in the reflection. It‘s a great way to add a unique flair to advertising images and is one of the most effective Photoshop effects of the digital age.

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Reflection to a Pair of Sunglasses

27. Alienize Your Subject with this Tutorial

For pleasure or for business, this Photoshop effect is sheer fun. You can turn any model into an alien with just a few simple steps.

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Alienize The Subjects

28. Give Your Subject Realistic Tattoos

This is one of the easiest Photoshop effects and one of the coolest. Using a few public domain tattoo flash images combined with simple blending and perspective adjustments, you can add fake body tattoos that will fool even the sharpest eyes.

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Realistic Tattoos

29. Create a Fantasy Nature Scene

Cunningly-crafted fantasy images are taking the Internet by storm, and now you can get in on the action. This tutorial has a lot of steps, but the simple execution makes this one of the top Photoshop effects on the Web. The final result features a man emerging from the trunk of a tree.

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Fantasy Nature Scene

30. Breaking an Egg

This is another of those Photoshop effects you may actually never need but is a lot of fun to apply. Learn how today at Photoshop Tutorials online.

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Breaking an Egg

20 COMMENTS

  1. Many of your tutorial tips do not work to keep the “natural” feel of the picture. Your “Enhance portrait photo with natural look”, “Adjusting skin tones in Photoshop” and “Photo Treatment: A Delicious Hamburger” doesn’t work. The woman look weird with eyes and lips that are clearly unnatural (come on, who has clear blue eyes like that… only in your dreams….). The retouched baby look either like he has the jaunisse or death. Clearly not a success. And the retouched Hamburger kills my appetite (tomato lost it’s juiciness/looks fake, the patty look greenish).

    Retouching a picture is an art that little people can capture. It’s about fixing details so they look NATURAL and make them fake. It’s like makeup; if you are going to wear some, put the accent on your beauty but it should show that you are wearing any (makes you appear beautiful, not like a clown).

    Oh and you should NEVER EVER remove freckles; that’s just not understanding the beauty of nature. Plus you got to be VERY talented to take of the freckles without ruining the face of the subject. You have to kept face expression (smile, eyes…).

    Anyways, that’s my two cents. Seems like more people like fake and unnatural effects… too many women over makeup… mostly when it’s not necessary.

  2. I‘m not sure which one to click on for tips. I have been working in Photoshop since 2007 but it‘s interesting to see how everyone does things a bit differently. Always good to learn new tips. Thank you.

  3. I am unable to decide which tutorial i should look first there are so many things for me to learn form these tutorials. Finding these tutorial is like treasure to me. Thanks.

  4. Nice! Excellent tutorials! Really enjoyed the one about a beautiful studio retouch. Never tried this, but looking forward to it :)

  5. Tutorial link for ‘Beauty Retouch’ is not working. Change it or remove it from the list. will try other tutorial in free time.

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