Everyone likes photo effects, especially those that are easy to create and can transform your ordinary shots into stunning artworks. Photo effects will never go out of style. Adobe Photoshop is a superb tool to edit your pictures, so go on and make the best of it. If you’re looking for cool Photoshop guides to follow, this showcase was made especially for you.
There are 80 stunning Photoshop photo effect tutorials below ranging from tricks to give your photo the hipster or Instagram filter look, or the tilt-shift (miniature) look, from reducing wrinkles to giving porcelain skin to your subjects. Best of all, all of them are extremely easy and quick. Feel free to choose the guide you like the most and follow it in order to create your own masterpiece!
Realistic Water Reflection
How to easily add a realistic water reflection to any photo.
Crack and Peel
Add A Sparkle Trail To A Photo
How to add a sparkle trail to a photo
The little mermaid Photo Effects
Learn to improve the quality of the picture, create the effect of scales on the human skin, create the model’s make-up, change the color of her hair.
Photo Editing / Retouching
Basic editing tutorial using adobe Photoshop.
How to Digitally Add Shadow Depth of Field
This tutorial will tell you how to digitally simulate a shadow depth of field with Photoshop.
Retouch Images with Frequency Separation
In this Photoshop tutorial you’ll learn to retouch an image from start to finish, using a technique that lets you process not only certain image area, but even different detail levels.
Video tutorial: Control Tonality with Photoshop’s Black & White Filter
Use black and white processing tricks to enhance your color photos.
In this guide you’ll find a proper explanation on how to retouch your photo.
Create an Amazing Summer Flyer Design
This guide will teach you to create a summer flyer design combining a few elements into one image.
Video tutorial: Harmonise Tricky Tones and Colours
Use the Color Sampler tool and Curves layers to harmonize two different images together.
Quick Tip: Photographic Tones Good for Photo Re-Touch
Learn how to add Color lookup and Oil painting effects from filter section in Photoshop CS6.
Add Quick Effects to Your Personal Photos
This tutorial will walk you through an easy process of adding cool effects to your personal photos.
Video tutorial: Fix Frizzy Hair with Photoshop’s Oil Paint Filter
In this lesson you’ll learn how to smooth hair on the picture.
How to Create a Porcelain Skin Effect in Adobe Photshop
Create a stunning porcelain skin effect following this Photoshop guide.
Vintage Yourself! The Easiest Way to Create Vintage Photo Effect
The easiest way to create a smashing retro vintage effect in Photoshop.
Video tutorial: Create a Pseudo-HDR Effect with Local contrast
This tutorial covers a simple Photoshop process for creating a local contrast effect in order to achieve a pseudo-HDR look.
Turn Day into Night in Photoshop with Colour-shifted Exposure
Sometimes your camera does not allow you to shoot quality pictures at night hours, so use Photoshop to turn day into night.
Enhance Your Image with Selective Color Adjustments
In this tutorial you’ll see a nondestructive process for color editing and image retouching.
How To Create a Movie Style Photo Effect in Photoshop
Retouch a photo to create an amazing cinematic movie effect with this Photoshop manual.
Video tutorial: Frequency Separation Sharpening in Photoshop
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to sharpen your picture using a high-quality frequency separation method.
Create Generative Textures for Print
A cool tutorial to create an awesome collage artwork.
Light & Smoke Effects
Add Realistic Rainbow To A Photo
Easily add a rainbow, even a double rainbow, to a photo.
Adding Light Streaks To A Photo
How to add colorful streaks of light to a photo.
Lighting effects in Photoshop
Creative lighting can make all the difference to your photos. Here’s how to jazz it up a little.
Make photos sparkle
From fashion shots to portraits, here’s how to add a touch of magic with Photoshop lighting effects.
Dazzling Dance Photo Manipulation
In this detailed Photoshop tutorial you’ll get to know how to mix images and to add specific effects to create a smashing artwork.
Easy Watercolor Painting Effect
How to easily make a photo look more like a watercolor painting.
HDR: Exposure Blending Tutorial
This tutorial will tell you how to achieve a high dynamic range (HDR) version of the image using Photoshop.
Create a Realistic Photo Composite From a Sketch
In this tutorial you’ll learn to combine a few photos to achieve a realistic scene of the locomotive passing through a desert landscape.
Black & White Is the Key to Better Color
A brief tutorial on how to improve your color image using black and white.
How to Make Your Photos Look Hipster
This cool video tutorial will walk you through the process of adding amazing light lomo effect to your image to make it look ‘Hipster’.
Quick Tip: Retroize Your Photos in Seconds
Add a professional retro style look to your image using color layers in Photoshop CS6.
Amazing Photo Manipulation “World on the Tissue” in Photoshop
Create a cool wallpaper for your desktop in Photoshop following this guide.
Video tutorial: Generate a Realistic Heat Haze in After Effects CS6
Learn how to create a realistic heat haze effect in Photoshop for landscape photography.
Video tutorial: Match Tone and Color in Photoshop
This workflow will walk you through the process of recreating an atmosphere of a vintage film.
Photo Effects Week: Apply a Color Effect to a Photo
Learn to apply a cool color effect to your personal shots with this Photoshop tutorial.
Quick Tip: Create Light Leaks and Lomo Effects Using Actions in Photoshop
In this quick and easy tutorial you’ll learn to add light leak and lomo effect to your favourite pictures.
Video tutorial: Complete the Vintage Toy Camera Aesthetic
Create an old Polaroid effect in Photoshop following this video tutorial.
Face & Eyes Effects
Halftone Dots and Linear Light
A very cool linear light halftone dot effect in less than 2 minutes.
Adding Reflections To Sunglasses
How to add reflections, or at least, different reflections, to sunglasses.
This video tutorial shows you step by step how to make someone, or yourself looks older.
Mosaic, Fill A Photo With Photos
Create a bit of an optical illusion, filling one photo with many smaller photos, or at least, many copies of a couple of smaller photos.
Fairy Night Eye
How to correct the photos’ colors, change the eyes color, work with the layers, applying ready brushes and designs, create your own design and to picture the stars.
Retro & Vintage Effects
How To Make Digital Photos Look Like Lomo Photography
Take a digital photo and make it Lomoified
How to Make Instagram Filters in Photoshop: Earlybird
Create Instagram Earlybird filter following this easy Photoshop tutorial.
Create an Emotional, Molten, Shattered Statue in Photoshop
Use layer masks, adjustments, and a few blending and painting techniques to create a stunning artwork.
Create Distorted Typography in Photoshop
In this tutorial a method of distorting typography and working with mixed media to bring a unique look to an image is described.
How To Give Your Photos a Dark Processed Lomo Effect
Follow this simple Photoshop guide to give your images a dark lomo style effect with blue tones and high contrast.
Photoshop tutorial: Advanced Compositing Techniques
In this tutorial you’ll get to know how to incorporate the elements into one image and get a stunning dreamy poster, inspired by spring.
How to take a regular frog and opened him up to reveal a mechanical skeleton.
Photo to Pencil Sketch
Convert photo to pencil sketch effect in Photoshop.
Super Cool Watercolor Effect in 10 steps in Photoshop
Use watercolor brushes with Photoshop to create a smashing artwork.