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Photo Effects Tutorials

Create amazing, professional-quality photo effects and take your Photoshop skills to new levels with our easy-to-follow, step-by-step tutorials!

Check out our Photoshop Photo Effects tutorials below, or download them as PDFs!

Photo To Detailed Sketch In Photoshop

Photo To Detailed Sketch With Photoshop

Learn how to turn any photo into a sketch with lots of fine detail, great for landscapes, architecture photos, still lifes, and more! And, learn how to complete the entire effect from start to finish in 60 seconds!

Photoshop Photo To Color Pencil Sketch Tutorial

Photo To Color Pencil Sketch With Photoshop CC

Learn how to easily turn any photo into a black and white pencil sketch, then learn how to colorize it, first using the photo’s original colors, then with a single color, and then with a gradient!

Photoshop Mirror Image Effect Tutorial

Mirror Image Effect With Photoshop

Learn how to easily create a mirror image effect with any photo, turning one side of the image into a mirror reflection of the other! Now fully updated for Photoshop CS6 and CC!

Warm Golden Sunset Effect Photoshop Tutorial

Warm Golden Sunset Effect With Photoshop

Tired of your sunset photos looking less vivid and less interesting than you remember? Learn how to restore those warm, golden hues with a simple Gradient Map image adjustment!

Selective Color Effect With Photoshop

Easy Selective Color Effect With Photoshop

Learn step-by-step how to easily add a selective color, or splash of color, effect to an image with no selection tools needed! Now for Photoshop CS6 and CC (Creative Cloud)!

Photoshop Snowflakes Photo Border Tutorial

Snowflakes Photo Border With Photoshop

Learn how to surround an image with an easy to create snowflakes border, a fun finishing touch for photos of family and friends during the holidays or for any wintry scene! Now for Photoshop CS6 and CC!