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October 03 2013

06:30

LightZone: Totally Free Photo Lab lets you Forget Adobe Lightroom


  

If you want to do quick everyday photo manipulations on a bunch of images, you will usually not go for Photoshop. Adobe Lightroom is what people inside the Photoshop universe will recommend you. A while ago, we already introduced you to a free competitor of Adobe’s commercial solution, Darktable (which is great). Today we have an even greater solution for you. The formerly commercial, now Open Source tool LightZone will really excite you. The most enthralling thing is, it works totally different from anything you know…

November 10 2011

17:38

Stunning Photo Manipulations Inspired by Nature


  

Nature is a popular subject amongst the Photoshop community, and subsequently is featured in a lot of photo manipulation work. Nature is really the perfect subject for photo manipulations as it’s so visually engaging. Think of the four elements, or a beautiful landscape, or a fierce animal. All these things are products of nature, and all of them are visually engaging.

When done right, integrating nature into your Photoshop work can produce some truly fantastic works. That’s why today we’ve compiled a range of incredible photo manipulations based around the theme of nature to inspire you. Each of these works is beautiful in it’s own right, but try to notice recurring patterns amongst them. Most of them have vibrant colors, great lighting and a keen sense of detail. It’s also worth noting how often various elements of nature can combine to produce wonderful results (for example the fusion of fire and water).

Example of Photo Manipulations Featuring Nature:

Our Kingdom
A very striking photo manipulation that makes great use of light effects. The central lion and horses actually take on the appearance of a light painting, and their eerie glow gives them an aura-like feel. The gold on black color palette works beautifully, and helps the detail lighting and smoke effects really pop. The swirling whirlpool in the center of the piece draws the eye, and provides a huge amount of depth, giving the impression of an endless abyss.

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Out of Frame Nature
A bold and vibrant photo manipulation, this composition uses an out of frame technique to make it more unique. Water has been manipulated to pour out of a central hanging frame, whilst a mix of various photographs/landscapes are combined to create a scenic environment.

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Ice Queen
This photo manipulation really makes you feel the chill! Using a limited blue/white color palette and some great icy effects the final piece is really engaging. The glowing central figure is what draws our eye, as most of the lighting in the piece is centered around her. The surrounding environment has been constructed by blending multiple winter landscapes to create a fantasy background. Ice textures have been applied over the entire composition to give an added layer of detail and distress.

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Animal Textured Typography
A really creative concept, using various animal textures and surfaces to construct unique animal typography. Each letter has been hand designed, with some cool 3D effects, great lighting and huge varieties in surface. Extra visual elements have been included to really capture the character and life of each animal (for example trunks, tongues and tails).

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Illuminati
Illuminati is a striking photo manipulation featuring a neon-lit owl. A lot of work has gone into this composition, as you can tell from the beautiful details of the background texture to the subtle nature of the lighting. The generally grayscale color palette gives extra emphasis to the colored, glowing lights weaving around the owl, as well as the creature’s piercing eyes. The owl itself has been given a hand-drawn effect, using a variety of Photoshop brushes and filters.

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Ascendii Nature
A busy, yet effective photo manipulation, combining various places and scenes into a single cohesive piece. There’s some great blending happening in this piece, such as the tree branches enveloping the earth and the addition of leaves/plants over the doorway. Overall this composition is fun and fantasy filled!

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Volcano
This photo manipulation is a relatively simple concept, but is executed beautifully. The base of the volcano is blending perfectly into the man’s hair, and the artist has even made the lava flick out like a stray strand of hair to complete the look. The attention to detail is great, as light from the burning lava is cast down onto the man’s head. The contrast between the vibrancy of the volcano and the washed out man’s face also creates a nice level of contrast.

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“Tree House”
One of my absolute favorite nature themed photo manipulations. The artist has constructed an artificial floating landscape from various stock photos, and then seamlessly blended them together. He carefully extracted several tree routes to give an overgrown effect, and finished off the piece by applying a subtle paper texture – giving a final fantasy storybook feel.

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Rapture
Rapture is a fairly famous photo manipulation, and it’s not hard to see why! The details and colors of this piece are simply astonishing. The artist has photo manipulated the tree branches to break off and float up into the sky, defying the laws of gravity. Combined with the light source coming from the top of the composition we imagine some alien presence pulling the man and branches upwards. Further focus on the man is given by the glow of the background landscape and sharper highlights on his torso.

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Jellyfish Typography
Beautifully lit typography comprised entirely of jellyfish! The artist has photo manipulated dozens of jellyfish to construct lettering, and then applied additional lighting and coloring to bring out the natural glow of the deep sea creatures. A cool example of how nature carries with it a lot of natural beauty.

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Sing
An awesome photo manipulation that constructs a woman entirely from flower petals. I love how the petals range in size from fairly large in the foreground, to absolutely tiny in some of the facial details. The end result feels light and airy, and the soft pastel colors make this very easy on the eyes. You can see that a lot of work has gone into shading and shaping the petals to create realistic depth and surface. Further detail is provided by some colorful sketchy lines in the background.

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Kreativa Studio Lettering
Kreativa Studio have come up with a unique typographic photo manipulation featuring several elements of nature. They’ve done really well to capture the varying densities, textures and lighting of nature’s elements. The water feels deep, blue and gaseous, whilst the greenery feels lush and healthy. I like how the letter seems to contain an entire world, including cloudy sky, sun and even ships! This piece is elevated by the attention to detail, such as the thin stream of water gushing out of a crack in the side of the lettering. The lighting is also effective, as the light from the underwater scene illuminates the surface which the letter rests on.

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Mother Nature
Mother Nature is a beautiful natural composition with plenty of great details. The woman’s hair has been blended with glowing strands of grass, and further grass has been applied for accessories such as her bracelets. The rich green color palette gives an overbearing natural feel to the piece.

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Unleashed
Unleashed is a dark and vibrant photo manipulation. The floating tiger heads really capture the ferocity of the animal, and the lighting/lightening effects swooping up with them add to their energy. Interestingly the tigers have been places in an incongruous space setting. However, despite the unusual setting the composition is really beautiful, using a beautiful rich purple color palette with stunning blue highlights.

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Tidal Wave
Taking note from The Day After Tomorrow this is a photo manipulation of epic proportions! Photoshop has been used to show the true destructive force of nature as a monster wave washes through a huge bridge. The artist has skillfully combined two images of vastly different dimensions to construct a fantasy scenario. Most impressive is how cohesive the lighting is, making the outcome truly believable. I also like the attention to detail shown in the extra splashes of water as the wave hits the bridge.

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Zen
Zen is a magical photo manipulation that truly distorts the laws of physics. The floating rocky landscape feels very dreamlike, which is accentuated by the subtle fog cast over the scene. The colors have been blended well to give everything a slight pink/purple hue, and the varying sizes of floating rock help establish a lot of depth/perspective.

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Isla
I’ve seen this photo manipulation concept attempted a few times, but this is surely one of the more successful outcomes. Plenty of details are introduced to make the underwater hippo more believable. Take a look at the subtle bubbles coming from his mouth, the clouds of sand where he’s moved his feet and the lighting cast upon him from the water.

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Beach Disaster
Another cool natural disaster scene that’s been constructed entirely in Photoshop. This composition features a tidal wave, which has been blended well with the surrounding beach scene. It’s also inspiring to check out the photo-manipulated sand castle, whereby an actual castle has been manipulated to look like it’s constructed from sand. The running children and splashes from the young boy add an extra dimension of energy and panic to the scene.

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Heaven
The title of this photo-manipulation is really fitting, as this composition instantly suggests freedom and peace. The true color and vivacity of nature is captured in the bright, vibrant flowers that weave around the woman. The implication is that the woman is truly at one with nature, as it flows around and through her. The piece is accentuated by the pastel, abstract background and subtle clouds overlapping the dancer.

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Wall
Wall is a stunning photo manipulation used for an Advanced Photoshop tutorial. The composition combines several wooden crates, each which is covered with it’s own natural landscape. The detail in this piece is immense, including detailed windows with light flooding out of them, openings emitting bubbles, and paint splattering outwards. The design has a lot of depth, in part due to it’s intense shadows and highlights. The eye is drawn naturally down the design to the chair at the base. A great example of using shapes, size and perspective!

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Mother Nature
A really impressive manipulation, that you actually have to look at closer to fully appreciate. The overall composition is vibrant and attractive. However, the real mastery lies in the central figure, which has been artfully constructed using many branch/root stocks. The way that the artist has blended, warped and adjusted these branches into a realistic wooden figure is really inspiring.

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Fire Flower
This burning flower is a wonderful example of combining several elements of nature. The two concepts of flower and fire would not usually be associated with one another, yet once combined they create a piece that is both elegant and intense/ominous. The plain background really lets you focus on the intense flames and lighting coming from them. I love the subtle use of sparks/light speks on the petals.

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Element
Element is a beautiful typography illustration that has a very natural feel to it. The artist has manipulated branches to construct elegant lettering. They have then shaded/lit the lettering expertly, and introduced further elements such as the leaves, grass, sculpture and bird. This is a good example of how photo manipulation can really capture the texture and essence of an entity. You can almost reach out and grab the branches, and they don’t appear the least bit fake.

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Keep on Fire
Keep on Fire is one of those photo manipulations that puts you right in the middle of the action. From the falling statue figure to the fierce flames we really feel the intensity of the scene. The juxtaposition of fire and water is a great visual combination, seamlessly integrating both natural elements into a cohesive piece. The lighting in the piece is superb, as the amber flames cast out a subtle glow on the surrounding rocks and figures.

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Nature
Another bright and vibrant piece combining multiple elements of nature. This design has manipulated flowing waterfalls, cloud formations and trees to combine to a fantasy sky landscape. The background is unrealistically bright and colorful, yet helps enhance the fantasy setting. Elements are well blended together, retaining the sharpness and movement of the flowing water rather than over-blurring or masking it.

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Contemplation
Contemplation is a very detailed photo manipulation and integrates several natural elements. The entire central structure is set against a scenic backdrop, whilst the buddha sits amidst a dazzling variety of flowers, scrubs and falling leaves. The design uses a very naturalistic, autumnal color palette, ranging from deep yellows/oranges to rich greens.

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Wildlife Poster
This photo manipulation is for a fictional wildlife TV show. The central zebra has been masked off using various splatter brush sets in Photoshop to create a grungy, abstract edge for the animal. The backdrop is a glowing African landscape, enhanced by details such as the subtle zebra stripes overlaid, as well as a build up of light effects to draw your focus towards the center of the design.

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The Choice
One of my all time favorite photo manipulations concerning nature. The message created is clear – a choice between a lush natural landscape or one destroyed by the actions of man. The piece is visually striking, with great contrast between the verdant greens of the right half, and the orange flames and barren gray landscape on the left. The two halves have been blended really well, with details such as the overlap of leaves, or the light cast by the flames showing how the two halves leak into one another.

the choice nature photo manipulation

Extraordinary Island
Another photo manipulation that distorts reality. The artist has created a hugely detailed natural island, which is all but submerged in a tumultuous sea. The perspective and angle of the sea is clearly impossible, yet works really well as part of a fantasy landscape. Further depth is added by the birds flocking towards the island, which through their larger size help establish perspective (especially when compared to the animals on land).

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One With Nature
One With Nature is exactly what the title suggests – an epic photo manipulation that truly integrates man with nature. Almost every part of the model has been worked into the natural setting in some way, from his afro hair (constructed from a hedge), to his central core, entwined around the earth. The details and lighting on this piece are really engaging, and the floating leaves help to establish depth and movement. The sharp glowing edges on the man give more definition and impact.

one with nature nature photo manipulation

Collegium
Collegium is a bright and vibrant photo manipulation that uses the earth as the central focus. The artist has constructed various landmasses stemming out from the water, which are clearly of unrealistic proportions. However, the final result is really fun and friendly, and has plenty of depth. I love how the fantasy world moves from a tropical paradise at the top, to a desolate frozen land at the bottom. Interestingly the rays of light from the upper left logo are continued out to light the entire piece.

collegium nature photo manipulation

Act
A hugely creative concept that really captures the essence of nature. The idea of holding nature in your hands helps to make it palpable and comprehensible. I love the 3D effect given to the water in the bottom hand, which is especially impressive if you notice all the floating debris and detail in the water. The pouring water coming from the top hand is artfully done, and creates a really natural transition between the two nature scenes.

act nature photo manipulation

Striking Nature Scene
A deceptively detailed photo manipulation. The man’s torso has been constructed by many layers of weaving tree branches, which blend down seamlessly into a root formation. The muted colors of the piece ensure that you focus on the central figure, and the weaving tree routes help guide your eye this way.

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Nature’s Defiance
This piece creates a great juxtaposition between the man-made and the natural. Ultimately it is nature who wins in this scenario, as the huge tree overwhelms the urban surroundings. The composition effectively positions nature as superior to man in several ways. Aside from the obvious size of the tree, it is clearly more colorful than the duller surroundings (thus it draws the eye more). Additionally the swirling light effect around the trunk of the tree gives the structure a magical element which sets it apart from the boring surroundings.

nature's defiance nature photo manipulation

Earthcology
This bright, verdant composition uses a pink butterfly to form part of this planet’s structure. Everything from the lighting the color palette has been amplified to make this piece stand out, and it’s really effective. The detail in the butterfly is immense, including a series of complex patterns that appear to have been superimposed over the wings. The various bushes and trees constructing the planet have been blending and warped to form a realistic planet structure, which is surrounded by a bright glow, helping it stand out even more against the dark blue background.

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June 10 2011

11:30

50 Mind Blowing Photo Manipulations

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Creating something out of the ordinary by combining two or more elements is not a new concept in the graphic design field. Photo manipulation is a true example of such collaboration that almost always brings astonishing results. Photo manipulation basically is a technique combining graphic design and photography.

In photo manipulations, the photographs are being edited with the help of graphic editing software to create an image that can inspire even the most critical of eyes. If performed successfully, they can provide a realistic view of an unreal subject. Loads of creativity and imagination go into the process of these fantastical photo manipulations.

Here we have gathered some amazing examples of photo manipulations. They run the spectrum of the fantastic to the real, blending wonderfully imaginative illustrative elements with the photos they were wrought from. Enjoy!

Gallery of Manips

Storybook
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Extravaganza
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Revealed
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Day
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React
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Vertical Turn
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Fishy island
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Eyes in Head
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Chess king
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Sleeping ocean
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Plastic Death
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Hair
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Aquarium
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Dancing with Death
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Inner Reflection
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Creation
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Faceoff
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Don’t Miss the Adventure
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Childhood Dream
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Fishing in the sky
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A Sweet Pasture
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Explosive Kiss
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Revealed
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Digital Art
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My little moon
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Mind-breaker
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After 10 pm
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Guitar Splash
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Wet dreams on open waters
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Eyes speak
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Face Cutting
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Embrace My Sorrow
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A Break in the Monotony
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Lazy dog
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Smoking kills
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On an Island
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Dry
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My Cocon
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Keys
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Reborn
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Sinner
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Sammy the Spidat
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Cook in brain
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Aquatic
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Ex luce mutatio
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Home is where the heart is
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Go your own road
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Kiss of Death
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Reaching the sky 2
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Consider Some of Our Previous Posts:

  • 40 Outstanding Photo Manipulation Tutorials
    You simply have to experiment with different effects to see what feeling they give you as having expertise in Photoshop can help you greatly in producing amazing results. Here is compiled a list of 40 great photo manipulation tutorials that would astonish you!
  • Fresh Photo Manipulation Tutorial
    The whole process of manipulating your photograph requires loads of patience and skills which comes with experience. Here is gathered a collection of some useful tutorials that will guide you through the process of photo manipulation. We hope you will like this collection!
  • 45 Brilliant Examples of Photo Manipulation Art
    Photo manipulation is probably one of the most popular application areas in which Adobe Photoshop is used extensively. Here is gathered some of incredible examples of Photo manipulated images from extremely talented Photoshop artists.
  • 50 Stunning Examples of Photo Manipulation Art
    In this post you will find some examples of photo manipulation related to nature, photography, objects, illustrations, HDR, abstract and fantasy-related concepts.

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January 07 2011

11:36

Fresh Photo Manipulation Tutorials

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Are you not happy with your photograph? Want to make it look stunning and outstanding? Well, photo manipulation is your way to do that. Photo manipulation is an art which can manipulate your photograph the way you want. You can create some very cool results if you put your creativity and imagination into your photo manipulation process.

The whole process of manipulating your photograph requires loads of patience and skills which comes with experience. Here we have gathered a collection of some useful tutorials that will guide you through the process of photo manipulation. We hope you will like this collection!

Excellent Photo Manipulation Tutorials

Create a Surreal Environmental Photomanipulation
Today’s Photoshop tutorial shows you how to combine photographs to create a surreal photo manipulation using a combination of creative techniques and tips. Image manipulation can be tricky, especially for beginners, but this tutorial breaks some of he more advanced techniques; making it easy to understand for everyone.

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The young lady
In this tutorial Cassio Braga will show you how to create a great photo manipulation that was created in his first game where the theme was water.

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How to Create a Greek Mythology Inspired
In Greek Mythology, the Titan Atlas literally carried the weight of the world on his shoulders. This is because when the Titans were defeated Zeus condemned him to hold the Earth in place. In today’s tutorial we will demonstrate how to depict Atlas’ punishment using stock photography and Photoshop.

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Create a Nature Inspired Photo Manipulation in Photoshop
Today, we will demonstrate how to combine several images to create a nature inspired photo manipulation. Let’s get started!

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Create a Fantasy Peacock Princess Composition
Ryan Forshaw will demonstrate how turn a standard stock photo of a female model into a fantasy Indian princess. Along the way Ryan will demonstrate how to use advanced techniques to combine several elements into one complete composition.

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The Babel Tower Photo Manipulation
In this tutorial we will learn how to create one big construction from many architectural parts. In the steps below I will show you how to combine the traditional photo manipulation with matte painting resulting in a renaissance piece. A PSD is included with this Photoshop tutorial.

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Make a Surreal 3D Outdoor Room Scene in Photoshop
In this photo manipulation tutorial, you will learn how to create a realistic composition of a painter using a room as his canvas.

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The creation of “A Life Of Aquatic Sounds”
In this tutorial the artist will show you how he created “A Life Of Aquatic Sounds”. We will realize it using a variety of blending mode tricks, photo filters and other useful Photoshop techniques. At the end of this process we will have a beautiful photo manipulation, realized in a short time and a very easily way.

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How to Create a Flaming Manipulation in Photoshop
Learn how to create this photo manipulation of a flying man similar to Iron Man. This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to apply cinematic lighting effects and manipulate fire to create this composite.

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Create an Intense Apocalyptic Photo Manipulation
Learn how to create this amazing apocalyptic photo manipulation with Photoshop! You’ll learn how to blend elements such as water and moon, create seamless structures with the Clone Stamp tool, and finish it off with a cold movie photo effect.

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Lost Treasure
In this tutorial the artist will show you how to create a fantasy montage.

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Create a Surreal Sci-Fi Movie Poster with Photoshop CS5
In this Photoshop graphic design tutorial, we will be designing a science fiction (sci-fi) inspired movie poster while exploring–and taking advantage of–a few new features in Adobe Photoshop CS5 that will not only save us time, but will also give us awesomely stunning results.

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Dry World
In this tutorial the artist will try to make a detailed explanation of how to achieve the same result or at least something similar.

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Serene Fantasy Photo Manipulation
This tutorial shows you how to combine different stock photos to create calm landscape manipulation. You will learn different techniques of blending, changing lights and shadows and color adjustments. Let’s get started!

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High-Rise B-Movie Poster
In this tutorial Ralf Krause wanted to do a different kind of a promo photo that looks more like a kind of a lobby card with a mixture of painted touch and filthy film grain look.

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Create a Fantastic Surreal Representation of Time
This tutorial will provide the evolution process of one of my works. In the tutorial you’ll learn some manipulation methods and have a glimpse on how to create a surreal image, taking in consideration a solid theme or idea, in this case the theme is naturally about time and its (un)possibility to redeem itself.

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Create a Cosmic Space Girl 3D Photo Illustration
Combining techniques is one of the best ways to achieve varied and interesting results in your digital art, and it really helps with your experimentation and creative process when you can rely on a variety of techniques. This tutorial is jam-packed with techniques and tips for you to apply, so let’s get to it!

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Create a Superhero Movie Inspired Photo Manipulation
In this tutorial the artist is going to show you some photo manipulation techniques for creating a movie inspired scene using Photoshop. We will create an exploding airplane and then we will merge our flying superhero, psd file is also attached.

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Create a Centaur Photo Manipulation in Photoshop
In this tutorial, we will create one of these mythological creatures by blending several images together and adding some dramatic lighting and depth to the scene. Grab your shield and prepare to do battle as we set out to encounter one of the greatest beasts ever known!

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Grunge Stone Woman Photo Manipulation in Photoshop
In this design tutorial, we are going to perform a photo manipulation of a beautiful woman breaking free from the confines of her stone prison. We will be using Photoshop to blend various images together along with a bit of brushwork, adjustment layers, and layer styles to create a masterful and compelling image.

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How to Make an Eerie Looking Photo Manipulation Scene
In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, we will create a dark photo manipulation scene with a very creepy/eerie/mysterious atmosphere. We will go through some basic techniques for making a shadowy scene and using some creative lighting effect methods that can spice up your work, such as adding a green flame, light streaks and sparkles. For this tutorial, you should be familiar with Photoshop basics, using the Pen Tool (P), and layer masks.

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Create a Fantasy “Night & Day” Composition in Photoshop
In this tutorial I will show you how to put together some images and how to make use of some Photoshop brushes to design a fantastic fantasy photomanipulation in Photoshop. We will create a scene with a girl floating in front of a building and some vines that connect the girl to the gargoyles of the building.

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Surreal Train Cabin Photo Manipulation
In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, we are going to create a simple but effective photo manipulation that blends different images together to create a bold and surreal scene. This tutorial covers how to add realistic blood and shadows, easy-to-use techniques to blend images together, and applying image adjustments automatically using a Photoshop action.

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Create a Dark and Gloomy Photo Manipulation
Photoshop is great because it allows us to combine several images into a scene that can’t always be created in real life. In today’s tutorial we will demonstrate how to combine several stock images into one gloomy scene. Let’s get started!

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Design a spectral photo-manipulation
In this tutorial the artist will show you how to realize from scratch a ghostly scene in few steps. We will use a couple of stock photos and modify them so they will look harmoniously combined. In particular we will deal with the burn tool, layer masks and some Photoshop filters often overlooked.

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How to Create a Nuclear Disaster Landscape
In today’s tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a nuclear disaster landscape using a dozen or stock photos.

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How to create a melancholy model photo manipulation
In this tutorial we will use several simple techniques to realize a beautiful melancholy photo manipulation starting from the image of a model. We will deal in particular with masks, brushes and lots of adjustment layers to have full color control.

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CREATE A OUT OF BOUNDS SURREAL PHOTO MANIPULATION
In this tutorial, the artist will walk you through creating an awesome out of bounds photo manipulation. Here are the prerequisites that is required for the successful completion of the tutorial. He also have added the PSD file, in case you want to edit and tinker with it.

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Create a Surreal Turtle Image
In this tutorial the artist will show how he adjust lighting and colours in his images to create this surrealistic turtle. Hopefully, you’ll be able to transfer these methods to your own work.

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Create a fantasy-horror scene
In this tutorial the artist will drive you through the process of making a fantasy horror scene in Photoshop. We will use some of our grunge textures to realize the background scene, several Photoshop filters to create light effects and we will turn the picture of an innocent child into a diabolic character.

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Surrealistic Room Photo Manipulation
In this tutorial, we will be creating a surrealistic room with realistic water as its floor, real clouds as its wallpaper with a clock on the wall and a boat on the water floor.

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A Photo Manipulator’s Guide to Blending
Blending is the essential skill for every photo manipulator and it´s one of the first things to learn. Without proper blending your images won’t look believable. There are several ways how to blend images together. In this article the artist would like to cover basic techniques which are essential for every manipulation.

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How to Create an Amazing Apocalyptic Photo Manipulation
This tutorial will show you how to compose an image using 3D and painted elements. These techniques include setting the global light of your manipulation and adding shadow and color adjustments.

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How to Create a Comic Book Styled Photo Manipulation
Learn how to create this scene in space using photographs. The author will show you how you can photograph objects around your house to create this photo manipulation then finish it off with a comic book effect.

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Dark Halloween Manipulation Tutorial
In this tutorial the artist will show you his techniques and ideas but you can make your own version and add more elements to your artworks. Power up Photoshop and get the stock images you need.

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Create an Unbelievable Surreal Abstract Artwork
In this Surreal Photoshop tutorial, you’ll see how to create an incredible surreal abstract artwork with stylistic influences from traditional artistic masters combined with modern, digital and 3D techniques. You’ll see how to analyze a light source and identify where to place highlights and shadows, as well as how to use the pen tool, burn tool, dodge tool, liquify tool and others.

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Create a Dramatic Urban Raining Composition with 3D Elements
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to take some stock photos and create a dramatic urban environment, complete with rain, and then build a design composition around it using some 3D elements. You’ll learn how to create a nice raining effect, and how to use urban styles to enhance your work.

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How to Create a Japanese Fantasy Photo-Manipulation
In this Japanese fantasy photo-manipulation photoshop tutorial, we are going to learn how to create an Oriental-inspired sunset-landscape with two ninjas on the field, posing against the blazing sun. We are going to learn how to blend images seamlessly together by creating dramatic light on the background; Use the Eraser tool to insert persons into a field; create a Vignette and finally make the image glow using the Gaussian Blur tool.

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Create a Fantastic Environmental Awareness Composition
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a fantastic environmental awareness composition that fits a specific theme, namely the BP oil spill. You’ll learn how to develop a plan of attack for the image, and then combine various stocks to create an environment, then populate it with various sea creatures, then finally you’ll learn how to create the illusion of an oil spill using stock images and painting techniques.

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Imaginary Photo Manipulation Tutorial Using Photoshop
We will learn how to manipulate few photos into a scene where an princes imagine some beauty of nature. We’ll use some relatively simple techniques to give these images a semi-realistic, stylized feel. Let’s get started!

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Dark and Eerie Photo Manipulation Scene
In this Photo-manipulation tutorial, we will learn how to create a dark photo manipulation scene with an eerie yet magical atmosphere. We will tackle basic techniques to create an ancient-looking room, using various stock photographs and applying adjustment layers and creating shadows using the Brush tool to blend the images seamlessly.

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The enchanted forest- Fantasy photo manipulation
In this tutorial we will learn how to create a fantasy photo manipulation.

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Create a Devastating Twister With Photo Manipulation Techniques
If you’re looking to create a really nice photo manipulation, often you will have to combine several photos and apply a few effects to get your desired look. In this tutorial the artist decided to combine a few photos that he took while I was traveling to create a devastating tornado consuming everything in its path. Okay, let’s get started!

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Make a TRON-Inspired Photo Manipulation
This Photoshop tutorial goes over the creation of an action scene inspired by the movie, TRON. We will discuss surreal photo manipulation techniques that give the illusion that the subject’s arm and other parts of his body are disintegrating into light. The techniques in this tutorial use different transform tools, filters and adjustment layers to give phenomenal results.

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Solo – Photoshop Manipulation Tutorial
In this tutorial Andrei Oprinca will show you a few techniques that you can use in your fantasy photo manipulations. You will use the Dodge/Burn to create nice effects by enhancing the highlights and shadows of your stock images. He will also show you how to create realistic shadows using the brush tool.

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Create an Epic Roman Empire Photo Manipulation Scene
In this Photoshop tutorial, we’ll be using plenty of professional Photoshop techniques to create a scene right out of the fall of the Roman Empire.

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Floating Island on Water
In this Photoshop tutorial, we will learn how to create a picture with two different stories, one: a town on an island and two: the deep and huge body of water below it.

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Create a Powerful Mental Wave Explosion Effect
Have you ever wanted to use your mind to move an object? Use the Force to fling things out of your way? Unfortunately, we all know those types of abilities are impossible but using the power of Photoshop anything can be accomplished. In this tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a powerful mental wave effect using Photoshop.

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Make a Story Book Come to Life
Learn how to create this surreal photo manipulation in Photoshop. You’ll learn the basics of combining stock photos, how to blend them in by adding light and shadows, and complete it with a vintage photo effect.

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Create this “City to Country” Photo Manipulation with Photoshop
This tutorial will show you how to create a beautiful “city to country” composition using several images. You’ll accomplish this by combining & blending images, and also creating a few lighting/color effects.

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November 29 2010

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25 Photoshop Tutorials for Stunning Photo Manipulations

Photoshop allows talented designers to do amazing things with photo manipulation. Fortunately, there are plenty of quality tutorials available that teach a variety of techniques. In this post we’ll feature 25 tutorials from a variety of websites and blogs. If you see something you like, click through and follow the tutorial to improve your own skills.

You may also be interested in 30 Photo Manipulation Tutorials for Photoshop.

Melting Girl in Photoshop

Melting Girl in Photoshop

Create a Nature-Inspired Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Create a Nature-Inspired Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

The Creation of ‘The Choice’

The Creation of 'The Choice'

Dazzling Dance Photo Manipulation

Dazzling Dance Photo Manipulation

How to Create a Fantasy Photomanipulation in Photoshop

How to Create a Fantasy Photomanipulation in Photoshop

How to Create a Melancholy Model Photo Manipulation

How to Create a Melancholy Model Photo Manipulation

Blend a Planet Transparently into a Photo Manipulation

Blend a Planet Transparently into a Photo Manipulation

Creating a Sexy Mechanical Pinup in Photoshop

Creating a Sexy Mechanical Pinup in Photoshop

Create a Fantasy Horror Scene in Photoshop

Create a Fantasy Horror Scene in Photoshop

The Making of ‘Space Jumper’ Photo Manipulation

The Making of 'Space Jumper' Photo Manipulation

Design an Awesome Paint Splattered Dancer

Design an Awesome Paint Splattered Dancer

Create an Abstract Cloud Jumper in Photoshop

Create an Abstract Cloud Jumper in Photoshop

Design a Surreal Desert Scene in Photoshop

Design a Surreal Desert Scene in Photoshop

Create a Street Fighter Inspired Composition in Photoshop

Create a Street Fighter Inspired Composition in Photoshop

Create a Greek Sculpture Using Stock Photography and Photoshop

Create a Greek Sculpture Using Stock Photography and Photoshop

How to Create a Nuclear Disaster Landscape

How to Create a Nuclear Disaster Landscape

Create a Beautiful and Dramatic Scene with Photo Manipulations

Create a Beautiful and Dramatic Scene with Photo Manipulations

Create a Devastating Twister with Photo Manipulation Techniques

Create a Devastating Twister with Photo Manipulation Techniques

Dark Halloween Manipulation Tutorial

Dark Halloween Manipulation Tutorial

Manipulation Tutorial

Manipulation Tutorial

Design Surreal Composition Fallen Angel’s Dream Fly

Design Surreal Composition Fallen Angel's Dream Fly

Create a Dark and Surreal Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Create a Dark and Surreal Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

How to Create a Flaming Manipulation in Photoshop

How to Create a Flaming Manipulation in Photoshop

Create an Intense Apocalyptic Photo Manipulation

Create an Intense Apocalyptic Photo Manipulation

Create a Half Man Half Horse Centaur in Photoshop

Create a Half Man Half Horse Centaur in Photoshop<

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