25 Surreal Fantasy Photoshop Photo Manipulation Tutorials

In this post, you will find 25 surreal and fantasy Photoshop photo manipulation tutorials that will boost your imagination and creativity along with some great learning.

Create a Surreal “Parting of the Sea” Photo Manipulation

Water, by its very nature is difficult to convincingly incorporate into a composition. In this tutorial, you will discover how to combine advanced masking techniques, blending modes, adjustment layers and clever use of filters to part the sea and create a surreal photo manipulation.

Create a Surreal “Parting of the Sea” Photo Manipulation

Create a Flying Pig with Poser and Photoshop

The great thing about Photoshop is it allows us create the impossible, but sometimes it can be a struggle; imagine trying to create this image without enlisting the help from a 3D application. In this Tuts+ Premium tutorial, author Mark Mayers will show you how produce a 3D render and use it as the basis to create a flying pig.

Create a Flying Pig with Poser and Photoshop

How to Create Masks of Transparent Elements in Photoshop

Selections are an essential part of any photo editing workflow, but often, selections aren’t as straight-forward as they might seem. In this tutorial we will explain how to make a selection of a glass that includes transparent elements.

How to Create Masks of Transparent Elements in Photoshop

Create a Fantasy City Using Architectural Photographs

Because matte painting often involves combining several photos to achieve an end-result, matte paintings can be great practice for anyone who wants to learn how to create photo manipulations. In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a fantasy city that is built on a rock structure, similar to Minas Tirith from “The Lord of the Rings.” In the process, you will learn several techniques to help you incorporate architectural photos into your artwork.

Create a Fantasy City Using Architectural Photographs

Winter Season Photoshop Manipulation Tutorial

Learn how to create an interesting two seasons photo manipulation in Photoshop using some basic blending and editing techniques.

Winter Season Photoshop Manipulation Tutorial

End of the Road Manipulation Tutorial

In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a Dark photo manipulation. We are going to learn the process of creating depth of field using a few advance tools. We are going to learn how to blend images so seamlessly that it would look like a single image using the Brush tool, the Eraser tool and several adjustment layers.We will learn how to create light and darkness to make the background look seamless.

End of the Road – Manipulation Tutorial

High Impact Monochromatic Effects

In this video tutorial I will show you how to create more impressive black and white images on your photos. We will use adjustment layers and I will show you how to clean and smoothen your image using the Mixer Brush Tool and how to enhance local contrast using the Dodge/Burn technique.

High Impact Monochromatic Effects

Photomanipulation Tutorial

Photomanipulation Tutorial

Surreal Manipulation – Video Tutorial

This is a 1 hour long manipulation tutorial. It’s full of tricks and tips and I really hope you like it cause it took me a lot of time to prepare it and talk about all the details.

Surreal Manipulation - Video Tutorial

The Tutorial Horse

Basically, it is a walk through of how I made this image here (though in none of the tutorials do you see this exact one, not even in the very last one) except it is split into individual tutorials. They are probably filled with typos, probably not even that good, but it is all there.

The Tutorial Horse

Trip Home – Summer Scene Manipulation

Welcome to a new manipulation tutorial. I will try to make this easy to follow for beginners. I will show you how to combine a few free stock images and create a beautiful warm summer scene. If you followed the Manipulation Secrets series it will be a lot easier for you to follow this tutorial. Enjoy.

Trip Home – Summer Scene Manipulation

Enjoy with your life + Tutorial

Enjoy with your life + Tutorial

Secret Harbor

Part 1 Visual Tutorial Psd.zip It contain the main psd work. It contain the steps to create those tones and how i had worked the fur. In this case i had used channel alpha to cut off the fur. Copy the wolf into channel alpha > deselect the wolf > In the alpha channel the wolf will be white so you can use the Curves to enhance your white…stop until the fur will be perfecly clear and visible. you can use a black brush to erase part in + > Select the wolf and copy it > Click on Rgb channel and come back to the layers! > create a new level and fill the selection of the wolf with white. You have 2 level now: original wolf and fur on level up. Follow the visual psd to understand how i have worked these 2 levels! At the end i have used adjustment to create the right tone

Somewhere Between The Caribbean + Tutorial

Summer is amazing to create these type of works….and Pirate’s stories are perfects! U know i love work with a lot of details as i can…because i love search for details in others works and because i love see much “life”

Somewhere Between The Caribbean + Tutorial

How to Create a Beautiful Mermaid Fantasy Photo Manipulation

In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn how to create realistic looking mermaid by combining a photography, 3D render and some textures. You’ll get detailed instructions on how to seamlessly blend them, tweak lights and shadows and create underwater atmosphere.

How to Create a Beautiful Mermaid Fantasy Photo Manipulation

Create a Fantasy Space Photo Manipulation Using Photoshop

Create an abstract space fantasy photo manipulation inside Photoshop. This tutorial will show you how to combine several different images, blend them together using layer masks, and apply color adjustments.

Create a Fantasy Space Photo Manipulation Using Photoshop

Create a Wonderful Midnight Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Learn how to create this dreamy artwork by Fabrizio Panattoni! In this Photoshop tutorial, Fabrizio will show you how to add broken glass, create a blue color tint, and finish it off with a dreamy glow.

Create a Wonderful Midnight Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

How to Change Ordinary Photo into Fantasy Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial I’d like to show you how you can change ordinary photo into a fantasy photo manipulation and also different ways how you can play with lights and shadows.

How to Change Ordinary Photo into Fantasy Photo Manipulation

Photoshop tutorial: Paint a multilayered surreal portrait

Rob Shields walks you through the creation of an inspirational artwork that also reveals much about composition and lighting.

Photoshop tutorial: Paint a multilayered surreal portrait

How to stylise model shoot using colourful shapes in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to stylise model shoot using colourful shapes in Photoshop CS5. We will use advanced compositing techniques, layer masking and custom brushes to get an eye-catching poster.

How to stylise model shoot using colourful shapes in Photoshop

Artistic Photo Manipulation with Cracked Face Effect in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, I will show you the process of creating this Artistic Photo Manipulation with Cracked Face Effect in Photoshop. We will practice a number of layer masking techniques and image adjustment tricks along the way, as well as applying some interesting filter effect to our image.

Artistic Photo Manipulation with Cracked Face Effect in Photoshop

Create A Unique Steampunk Photo Manipulation In Photoshop

In this tutorial I will be showing you how to create a composite image using various elements that will come together to make a unique Steampunk design. We will be using the Pen Tool, Layer Masks and Adjustment Layers, and doing quite a bit of Photo Manipulating throughout the tutorial. We have a lot to cover today so let’s get caffeinated and begin!

Create A Unique Steampunk Photo Manipulation In Photoshop

Create a Sci-Fi Racing Driver Scene

I love tutorials that go beyond the basics and teach some really innovative techniques. This tutorial is a perfect example of that. I’ve been using Photoshop for over a decade, and our resident author Dek Wid taught me a couple of really handy tricks in this lesson.

The beauty of this tutorial is that the various source images we’re working with aren’t similar at all, but through some creativity and outside-the-box thinking you’ll learn how to turn a daytime scene into night, and rework a tractor/plastic toy into a believable sci-fi vehicle.

Not only will you learn some fantastic ways to blend your images effectively, but you’ll be creating an awesome sci-fi outcome. Time to get creatively geeky and create an outcome that you can wow your friends with.

Create a Sci-Fi Racing Driver Scene

Photomanipulation Tutorial 003

This tutorial is a step by step guide that teaches you how to achieve the photomanipulation in the preview. You will combine several images and use different adjustments layers (curves, color balance and so on).

Photomanipulation Tutorial 003

Create An Epic Fantasy Based Ancient Battleground

In today’s detailed tutorial you’ll learn how to photo manipulate a fantasy battleground. You’ll work with cool lighting effects, some serious blending, and matte painting techniques.

Create An Epic Fantasy Based Ancient Battleground


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