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Unique and Curious Photoshop Tutorial Showcase – January 2012

Hey guys, I decided to start up a monthly new series here on PSDVault.com – called “Unique and Curious Photoshop Tutorial Showcase”. In this showcase,  I will collect a number of interesting and high quality Photoshop Tutorials from around the web, especially some fresh ones that were recently posted.

The showcase will run at the end of each month,  and if you have any suggestion of great tutorials, please feel free to contact me.

In this January edition, I have collected 9 great Photoshop tutorials with unique and curious effect  for you, hope you enjoy it!

How Digitally Paint Realistic Hair

so many artists just starting to draw hair and drawing it..errmm…like a bar of steel?  When you paint/draw the first base lines for your hair try to make it swirly and fluid, nice curve lines. In this tutorial we’ll learn the whereabouts of four species of hair.

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Create an abstract liquid effect

In this walkthrough, the author will show you how to use a photograph, some 2D elements and a 3D render to create an abstract liquid effect with a real sense of motion.

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Using Custom Photoshop Brushes to Create an Immersive Lighting Effect

In this this tutorial I’m going to walk you through a few steps on how to use custom Photoshop brushes along with a few vector elements to create this immersive lighting effect composition. You’ll be surprised at how easy the steps are to create this piece.

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Photoshop Tutorial: Create an Emotional Post War Scene

In this photoshop tutorial, we will learn how to create an emotional post war scene photo manipulation. We will combine some picture to be manipulated into something unique and create scene with the feel of post apocalyptic war.

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How to Create a Steampunk Type Treatment in Photoshop

In this tutorial, the author is going to walk through the techniques I used to create this steampunk type treatment in Photoshop.

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How to Create a Fantasy Haven for Travelers in Photoshop

Learn how to create a secret haven in the sky! This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to create this surreal scene where boats pick up travelers and fly them to a secret mountain passage in the sky. This tutorial will show you how to blend images seamlessly and work with lighting and shadows.

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One Moment – Manipulation Tutorial

In this Photoshop tutorial I will show you how to create a nice spotlight effect on an image using the brush tool. It’s not a difficult effect to achieve but patience is needed. I used a single stock image which can be downloaded for free. Hope you like the result.

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Making of the Challenger

In this tutorial, the author will show you how to use Photoshop and Wacom tablet to paint an awesome dragon.

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How to Create a Deus-Ex Inspired Photo Manipulation with Photoshop

In this tutorial you will be shown how to create a Deus EX inspired high-tech eyeball by using retouching techniques and creating a futuristic iris using Shape layers and Layer Styles.

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That’s it for this January showcase! Hope you enjoy these tutorials and find them useful! If you would like to get the latest updates from us, you can simply follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Till next time, have a great day!