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Photoshop Star Best Tutorials from 2012

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First of all we want to thank our readers for your support and wish you all the best for 2013. We decided to start the year listing some of the best tutorials that Photoshop Star has published in last year.

We hope in 2013 to publish more tutorials and articles related to Photoshop with more quality and to keep improving site. So take a look and see if you have missed some of our tutorials and articles from last year.

Photoshop Basics

Photoshop Basics: How to set up Photoshop

Before you start using Photoshop you should set it up properly. Don’t worry if you don’t understand what all the options mean, just follow the guidelines below for starters. With time and extensive use the meaning of all those fancy and (apparently) complex options will fall into place and you will know exactly what you want. You have to start somewhere, right?

Photoshop Interface Explained

I remember when I opened Photoshop for the first time I was dazzled by all the buttons, options and tools. It took me some time to get accustomed to the interface and when I was familiar enough with it I modified it so it would meet my specific needs. Don’t worry, I will guide you through the interface so at the end of this article you will have a pretty good understanding of the Photoshop interface.

Introduction to the Photoshop Toolbar

In this article I will give you a quick introduction to the Photoshop CS5 toolbar. The toolbar is a floating panel normally placed at the left of the screen.

Photoshop Channels and Color

Before you can properly use Photoshop you have to understand digital color and how Photoshop deals with it.

Introduction to Photoshop Layers

There is no simple way to start describing layers so let’s begin by seeing them in action.


Text Effects

Fabric Text Effect

This Photoshop tutorial explains how to use Layer Styles and two patterns to create a nice looking fabric text effect.

Fabric Text Effect

Frosted Glass Text Effect

This tutorial will explain how to create a beautiful frosted-rolled glass inspired text effect, using Photoshop Filters and Layer Styles.

Frosted Glass Text Effect

Cool Dots Text Effect

This Photoshop tutorial explains how to design a three-dimensional text, which consists of dots and a blurred extension.

Cool Dots Text Effect

Photo Effects

Learn How to Remove a Person from a Photo

In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to remove a person from a photo.

Learn How to Remove a Person from a Photo

Facial Rejuvenation Effect in Photoshop

We have another nice Photoshop tutorial on how to do facial retouching as this is one of the most requested type of tutorials.

Facial Rejuvenation Effect in Photoshop

How to Apply a Jaguar Skin to a Woman

On this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to apply a jaguar skin to a woman by using Photoshop Tools.

How to Apply a Jaguar Skin to a Woman

Drawing

How to Create a Mini Music Player in Adobe Photoshop

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a mini music player using Photoshop.

How to Create a Mini Music Player in Adobe Photoshop

Create a Simple Drop Down Menu in Adobe Photoshop

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a simple drop down menu using Photoshop.

Create a Simple Drop Down Menu in Adobe Photoshop

Effects

Create a Adam and Eve scene

In this tutorial we will create an Adam and Eve scene with warm colors and rays of light. We learn some advanced masking techniques so get your selections tools ready. Let’s get started then.

Create a Adam and Eve scene

Create a Dark Dreamy Emotional Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a Dark dreamy emotional photo manipulation. We’ll come through techniques of manipulating, retouching, layer mask, adjusting light and shadow as well as other several techniques.

Create a Dark Dreamy Emotional Photo Manipulation

Transform a Female into a Dark Elf Using Photoshop Drawing Techniques

In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to make drawing-style picture in a fantasy style from one photo. This tutorial is not difficult but it is more suitable for people who have some experience in Photoshop drawing.

Transform a Female into a Dark Elf Using Photoshop Drawing Techniques

How to Draw a Portrait in Photoshop

Another nice tutorial teaching you how to draw a portrait by using Photoshop. This technique is based on using Photoshop brushes and for people who may have some experience in art it’s a good technique but it takes time to achieve this result.

How to Draw a Portrait in Photoshop

Create Space Fantasy Composition

In this tutorial we will create a space fantasy composition using some basic techniques.

Create Space Fantasy Composition

Create a Water Lily in a Cup Effect in Photoshop

On this tutorial we will create a water lily in a cup effect in Photoshop.

Create a Water Lily in a Cup Effect in Photoshop
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  • http://www.feliciakramer.blogspot.com Felicia

    Oh my, I got some studyin’ to do! I use Photoshop a lot but I know I’m not using it to its fullest capacity. Thanks!