Best of PSD Vault Photoshop Tutorials – 2011

Hey guys, this is James from psdvault.com – as we’re saying goodbye to year 2011 and embracing the new year of 2012, I would like to say thank you everyone so much for visiting psdvault.com, it has been a real enjoy for me and the writers to be able to share our Photoshop knowledge with you guys, and provide you with art inspiration and promote some great artworks in the design community.

As we’re wrapping up 2011, here is a collection of 15 most popular tutorials on psdvault.com in 2011 – hope you enjoy them and of course, we will keep bringing you out unique, high quality Photoshop tutorials in 2012!

Here goes the list, enjoy!

Create a Grungy Style Text Effect Inspired by “Infamous 2″ Game in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Create a Grungy Style Text Effect Inspired by “Infamous 2″ Game in Photoshop.  This is a beginner level tutorial and steps are quite easy to follow, have a try!

Design a Awesome Supernatural Dark Scene with Fiery Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Design a Supernatural Angelic Scene with Fiery Effect in Photoshop.  This is an intermediate level tutorial so some steps can be a bit tricky, but why not have a try :)

Create Abstract Shining Text Effect with Groovy Font in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the methods I use to Create Abstract Shining Text Effect with Groovy Font in Photoshop. This is a beginner level tutorial with lots of tips and tricks about effective text manipulation. Have a try :)

Create Dramatic Meteor and Burning City Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show the methods I use to create a Dramatic Meteor and Burning City Effect in Photoshop. This is an intermediate level tutorial so some steps can be a little tricky for beginners, but why not have a try!

Create Surreal Human Face with Flame Hair and Disintegration Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Create Surreal Human Face with Flame Hair and Disintegration Effect in Photoshop. Along the way, there will be some basic retouch skills applied, as well as applying textures and creating your own Photoshop brush from stock image. Have a try!

Create Awesome Abstract Nebula Circle Shape in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show the steps I took to create this Create Awesome Abstract Nebula Circle Shape in Photoshop. This is an intermediate level tutorial so some steps can be a little tricky for beginners, but why not have a try!

Design a Dark Surreal Urban Scene with Space Brush in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Design a Dark Surreal Urban Scene with Space Brush in Photoshop. This is an intermediate tutorial so some steps can be tricky, but why not have a try :)

Create an Rough Woody Text Effect with Wood Splinters Texture in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create this Rough Woody Text Effect Made of Wood Splinters in Photoshop. We will also use some ground textures and dirt brushes to achieve some special effect. Have a try!

Create a Cool Liquid Text Effect with Feather Brush Decoration in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create this Cool Liquid Text Effect with Feather Brush Decoration in Photoshop. This is an intermediate level tutorials and some steps can be a bit tricky, but why not have a try!

Create a Detailed Meteorite and Surrounding Space Environment in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create this Detailed Meteorite and Surrounding Space Environment in Photoshop. This is an intermediate level tutorials and some steps can be a bit tricky, but why not have a try!

Create an Ancient Stone Text Effect Inspired by The Elder Scrolls V: SKYRIM Game in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you how you can create a Ancient Stone text effect Inspired by The Elder Scrolls V: SKYRIM Game in Photoshop. This is a basic, beginner-friendly tutorial with a nice end result, have a try :)

Create a Final Fantasy VII Lifestream-Like Abstract Design in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create this Final Fantasy VII Lifestream Like Abstract Design in Photoshop. This is a beginner level tutorial with lots of detailed screenshots. Have a try :)

Create Epic Surreal Volcanic Wasteland Matte Painting in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you how you can Design a Surreal Volcanic Wasteland Matte Painting in Photoshop. This is an intermediate level Photoshop tutorial so some steps can be a little tricky, but why not have a try :)

Design a Dawn of War Style Concrete Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Design a Dawn of War Style Concrete Text Effect in Photoshop. I try to break this tutorial down into some fine details and hopefully will give beginners some ideas of how to apply textures to font, plus masking and image adjustments. Have a try!

Design Abstract Human Manipulation with Milk/Liquid Texture in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to design this Abstract Human Manipulation with Milk Texture and Custom Brushes in Photoshop. You will learn how you utilise a range of photo techniques to manipulate textures in order to form certain effect, mixing with some basic photo retouch skills. Have a try!

That’s it for this 2011 PSDVault.com Photoshop Tutorial roundup! I hope you enjoy them and be sure to stay in tune with us in 2012, with more awesome Photoshop tutorials and articles, freebies to come!

Have a very happy new year!

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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.

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