10 Excellent Photoshop Tutorials to Boost Your Drawing Skills

In my opinion, drawing effect has always been a vital part of Photoshop. The various tools and filters available in Photoshop provides designers pretty much endless possibility of creating realistic drawing effect. The good thing is to create those effect is not that difficult and everyone can do it – providing you put in some effort practicing :)

In this post, I will showcase you 10 excellent Photoshop Tutorials that I think can give you a boost to your drawing skills. I have personally tried out them in the past and I think the quality of them are quite good, and should give you lot of tips and tricks into the Photoshop drawing world.

For your convenience, I categorise those tutorials into three difficulty levels: 

Here goes the list, enjoy!

Beginner

How to Draw Badge Buttons in Photoshop

In this tutorial I’ll be showing you how to create your own shiny buttons that you can stick different pictures on.

Source: psdcore.com

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Realistic Water Drops

In this Photoshop tutorial I will show you how to make basic water drops in three dimensional space using the elliptical marquee tool, free transform, duplicate layer and a few simple layer effects.

Source: pshero.com

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Draw 3D Crystal Icon in Photoshop

This tutorial shows you how to draw nice and glossy 3D crystal icon. A beginner level tutorial however quite informative. Have a try!

Source: 10step.sg

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Custom Sim Cards Tutorial

This tutorial shows you the steps to make this really cool, realistic sim card in Photoshop. Very simple yet effective.

Source: hv-designs.co.uk

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Intermediate

Create An Old Envelope

I’ve had several requests since posting the Postage Stamp lesson for a follow-up on how to create the envelope used in that tutorial. Well today my Photoshop friends your prayers have been answered. Here’s the step by step to creating that cool old envelope.

Source: pshero.com

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How to Make a Badass WordPress Logo

I was in a store the other day and walked by a sign with a logo that had an amazing shiny/metallic look to it. So, I whipped out my cellphone and took a picture of it. I spent a while trying to recreate the look but came up with something a little different. I applied that look to a WordPress Logo. This is how I did it…

Source: 3nhanced.com

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Creating a Glass Ball

During the course of this Photoshop tutorial we’re going through 9 major steps to create a glass ball. The main goal of this tutorial is that you get an idea how to approach this. It’s not that important to remember all settings, but it’s more important that you understand what’s exactly happening.

Source: lunacore.com

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Advanced

Faking the 3D look using Photoshop

The aim of this tutorial is to show you a different use of Photoshop other than image editing. It is my tribute to the original artist’s work. Besides, I wanted to break a tradition here. Most of the 3D work of animators is inspired from 2D work (sketch/painting/photo).

Source: 3dtotal.com

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Create an amazing Ad in Photoshop

I’m a really fan of Peter Jaworowski aka The Hejz, I even wrote a tutorial for PSDTUTS showing an effect inspired by one of the Peter’s amazing works. Then last week, Cameron and Bobby, gave me some tips on how create those light streaks, and that is what I will share with you in this post.

Source: abduzeedo.com

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Design a Vintage Radio Icon in Photoshop

In this Photoshop Tutorial, you’ll learn how to design an old vintage radio using simple shapes, gradients, patterns and textures.

Source: tutorial9.net

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OK that’s it for this post! Thanks for reading it and I hope you found those tutorials useful for improving your drawing skills!

Till next time, have a great day!

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  • My name is James and I have been using Photoshop since version 5.0 (long time ago!). PSD Vault is my spare time hobby and I write majority of the Photoshop tutorials and articles here. I hope you enjoy my blog, and feel free to leave a comment or contact me if you have any questions.

  • Show Comments

  • taryarL

    woww!!!
    all so cool!!
    i will try it all
    thank again admin
    u r the BEST :)

  • great tutorials collection.

    thank you.

  • I’m bookmarking this page. Have to follow a lot of those tuts.

  • Raziq

    Thank you.. great tutorials..

  • Thank you for this tutorials

  • Melody

    I always find the tutorials where you’re creating some kind of product specifically interesting..they usually have a lot of good tips on lighting/shading..etc..

  • jack

    woww!!!
    Cool

  • These are great. Many thanks.

  • karthik

    Thank u .. great tutorials..

  • First time on this site. You have some pretty cool stuff. I especially like how you break it down into beginner, intermediate and advanced sections.

    Great stuff

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