Top 10 Photoshop Tutorials of 2014

As a new year begins, I wanted to take a look back at some of the Photoshop tutorials that I enjoyed. While there is no shortage of great tutorials out there, I enjoy ones that demonstrate unique and creative techniques. All of these tutorials offer excellent tricks and tips in becoming a better Photoshop user. Enjoy!

1. How to Create a Stylish Black and Gold 3D Text Effect in Photoshop

This is a clever tutorial demonstrating how to create a text effect using the 3D features in Photoshop. Rose, the author, really takes a creative approach when using the 3D features. This is a great tutorial to get a better grasp on the material editor in Photoshop.

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by Rose

2. How to Create a Smeared Ketchup Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial, Mohammad Jeprie teaches us how to create a realistic text effect using ketchup. Mohammed really goes deep into Layer Styles to create the perfect combination of effects to recreate this condiment.

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by Mohammed Jepie

3. Inflated Text Using 3D in Photoshop CC

Corey Barker is a master when it comes to creating effects in Photoshop and this tutorial is no exception. Learn how he takes full advantage of the 3D features to create a colorful—yet surprisingly simple—text effect.

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by Corey Barker

4. Create a Soccer-Themed Text Effect in Photoshop

Another text effect by Rose, this tutorial shows you how to create a simple soccer-themed text effect. This effect really pays attention to all the detail—from the shadow, to the textures, to the stray grass. This one even implements some clever techniques with the brush tool.

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by Rose

5. Create an Address Book Icon in Photoshop

Andrei Marius shows us how to create a very solid address book icon. This tutorial demonstrates great use of texture and technical proficiency in Photoshop with beautiful results.

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Andrei Marius

6. ABDZ Paper in Photoshop

ABDUZZEDO brings us this visually inspiring paper effect tutorial in Photoshop. I enjoy this tutorial for its simplicity, composition, restrained use of Layer Styles, as well as its ‘nod’ to material design.

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by Fabio Sasso

7. Create a Mixed Martial Arts Event Flyer in Photoshop

Wojciech Pijecki teaches us how to create a visually stunning poster in this Photoshop tutorial. This tutorial does a great job demonstrating advanced compositing techniques as well as great composition.

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by Wojciech Pijecki

8. How to Create Custom Dirt Typography

While this isn’t an example of an effect created from scratch, Ricardo Gonzalas demonstrates how to use real world materials to create a sleek text effect and how to use Photoshop to edit and refine the image.

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by Ricardo Gonzalas

9. How To Create a Realistic Painted Effect in Photoshop

There are a lot of Painting Effect Tutorials out there, but Chris Spooner shows us how to achieve this effect using a clever technique that produces very realistic results. Best of all, no digital painting experience required!

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by Chris Spooner

10. Illuminating Motherboard in Photoshop

Another tutorial from ABDUZZEDO—this time, demonstrating how easy it can be to create a visually stunning effect in Photoshop. All it takes is a few images, some simple techniques, and creativity.

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by Fabio Sasso

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