Gone are the days when you needed to read a tutorial article in order to learn a new Photoshop trick. So for you out there who hate reading… (most designers do), welcome to the world of video tutorials. One of the advantages of video tutorials is that they allow us to observe how experts for example make a collage step by step just as if we are inside a classroom. That sounds a lot easier than reading a book and following each and every step described in the tutorial.
There are a lot of Photoshop video tutorials out there but not all are of best quality video. You can find tons of Photoshop video tutorials from Youtube, Metacafe and Photoshopusertv. Or, why not learn the tricks from the Photoshop creator itself? Adobe actually has video tutorials called Adobe Video Workshop that are categorized based on your skill level. So why not start downloading some Photoshop video tutorials and save it in your ipod or cellphones so that next time you find yourself stuck in traffic, you have something productive to do.
Here are my top ten Photoshop video tutorials from Youtube and MetaCafe:
01- Speed painting
If you are a fan of speed painting, then you’ll find this tutorial amazing. Learn from Martin Missfeldt how to speed paint Captain Jack Sparrow.
02- Changing Your Hair Color Using Photoshop
I am a fan of digital makeover because I love playing around with colors for my hair, hairstyle, makeup, etc. There are websites that allow you to do these things. You just need a Flash player. But in this video tutorial, you will learn how to change the color of your hair, add streaks or highlights using Adobe Photoshop.
03- Face Retouch
To complete the package, let’s also try to learn how to do face retouching using photoshop. Indeed, Photoshop has become the best beauty product in the market today. Watch the latest cosmetic surgery tips here from MetaCafe:
04- How to Make Sony Ericsson Logo
Would you believe that Sony Ericsson’s logo is made up of gradients only? Watch this cool YouTube video from tocodesign.com and have fun playing with Photoshop.
05- Drawing a Realistic Eye in Photoshop
It shows how to make a realistic eyeball with iris and some effects. According ot its author, It takes only about 15 minutes to execute this and maybe less than 10 minutes if you’re that experienced in using Photoshop.
06- Photoshop tutorial on using layers for effects
Learn how to mask an image in Photoshop and stack layers to create amazing effects. Watch this video to learn the trick. But, don’t forget to check out other videos related to this post.
07- Fiery Explosions in Photoshop
This video demonstrates how to create big fiery explosions in Photoshop, quickly and easily. The autor though is still using Photoshop CS. So it would be a bit difficult for you to follow if you have upgraded already to CS3 or CS4.
08- Kate Beckinsale – Dark Art Photoshop
Let’s monsterize Kate Beckinsale. The dark art effect was created by putting a new layer with dry earth image and blend the images together using overlay or multiply effect.
09- Leave One Color In The Rest Black & White
The tutorial shows you in three easy steps how to quickly leave one color in an image while converting the rest to black and white using adobe Photoshop of course. And oh, Jessica Alba’s sexy picture is there!
10- Signatures Made Easy
Be unique. Use signature. This tutorial guides you how to make your very own signature which you can use on forums, blogs etc. This is another video from luv2help.com.