The Top Overlooked Photoshop Tutorials of 2009

The quality of Photoshop tutorials seems to increase year after year and 2009 was no exception. After going through quite a few ourselves, below are a handful that really caught our attention but may have been missed by a lot of the round ups posted throughout the year. Here’s a second chance to catch up on our top overlooked tutorials of 09. Hope you guys and gals enjoy and here’s to a great 2010.

Amazing Neon Effect in Photoshop Tutorial


In this Photoshop tutorial, you will going to learn how to create a Glowing Neon Effects form a scratch.

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Design a Stunning Sneaker Advert


Learn how to design a stunning sneaker advert, using a variety of lighting effects.

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Intense Particle Illustration using Photoshop


In this tutorial, I thought I would show you a simple process of manipulating a image with lighting effects and incorporating brushes too. This tutorial will bid you a step by step guide on how to achieve the illustrated outcome.

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Create an Abstract Style, Vibrant Jumping Man Scene in Photoshop


In this tutorial, I will show you how you can utilise the amazing power of image adjustment layers to make colour, contrast and lighting change for any chosen image in Photoshop, by walking you through the design process of this man jumping scene. The reason I put up this basic tutorial is that lately I have receive some requests from people wishing to learn some techniques involved in using adjustment layers. Along the way, not only I will be using image adjustment layers techniques, but also I will show you some skills I use to create break-apart effects, pen tool and layer blendings. Have a try!

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The Making of Constant Slip


Today I’ll take you through the creative process of making intriguing light effects and applying them in your work. This is more a process description of making this illustration, than a detailed step by step how to. I’ll give you some good guidance on how to deal with an illustration like this and cover the overall workflow.

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Create a Trendy Galactic Poster Design in Photoshop


Galactic space scenes are a popular theme for digital art, they’re packed full of texture and vibrant colour, which are two ingredients of an awesome design! Using Photoshop’s blending modes along with a mix of textures and brushes, let’s get lost in space and create an abstract cosmos poster design.

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Create Lighting and Starring Effect in Photoshop Tutorial


From sparkles, pixie dust effects, coloured light spots and light beams, to using splatter effects as a form of lighting, it’s all here. Some of the tricks you’ll learn are created through cunning use of stock photography, while others make use of Photoshop’s built-in tools.

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Magic and special light effects


This tutorial will teach you to create amazing “magic” green color effects using some simple methods. It will greatly beautify every fantasy-style work.

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Create a Dramatic Car Speeding Scene


In this Photoshop tutorial, you will going to learn how to Create a Dramatic Car Speeding Scene in simple possible steps.

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Dramatic Lightening Scene in a Desert City


In this tutorial, I will show you the processes I use to create this fantasy style, really cool distant desert city scene with an awesome energy ray blasting through the sky in Photoshop. Along the way, we will be using tons of layer blending techniques, and I will show you how to merge the images together effectively and efficiently. We will also explore skills such as masking, filter effects and various custom brushsets. This is an intermediate-level tutorial, have a try!

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How to make a Typographic, Retro, Space Face


In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a typographic face by using simple techniques. Using the Brush Tool and experimenting with light, you will get this amazing Typographic Space Face that looks like it’s created by letters and an amazing explosion.

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Abstract Lighting Effects in Photoshop


Learn how to create a very colorful waves element with light effects in Adobe Photoshop CS4.

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Give a Car Photo Super Slick Lighting Effects


Learn how to combine photos and brush strokes to give a car photo slick dusky lighting effects.

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Create a Simple Vibrant Light Effect in Photoshop


Starting away from the computer, we’ll use a few household objects to create some photographic resources. Then follow this Adobe Photoshop tutorial to manipulate the images with various tools and techiques to produce a vibrant design made up of intense light streams effect.

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Create a 3D Abstract Project in Photoshop


In this tutorial you will learn how to render an abstract 3D model from 3DSMax and then make it pop in Photoshop. Adobe Photoshop CS4 and 3DS Max version 9.0 are used in this tutorial but you can use other versions if you have not upgraded.

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Create Simple, Yet Elegant Abstract Spectrum Lines in Photoshop


In this tutorial, I will show you the method I use to design a simple, yet elegant abstract spectrum lines in Photoshop. You will see how easy it is to achieve this nice effect and you can use it a wide range of occasions including perhaps site header backgrounds, logos, or add extra flavor to your photo manipulations. This tutorial is suitable for beginners and I included the ways of creating new brush presets and also the use of Pen Tool. You will ample opportunities to practive layer blending, filters and Free Transform Tools. Have a try!
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Create a Light Effects Abstract Composition


In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a variety of light effects using glows and lots of neon, that can be applied to photography or illustration with equal impact.

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