Unique and Curious Photoshop Tutorial Showcase – February 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 February edition, I have collected 10 great Photoshop tutorials with unique and curious effect  for you, hope you enjoy it!

Painting a Candlelight Composition

In this tutorial, we are going to mainly focus on a still life painting.  I sometimes think that still life paintings just dull and mechanical exercise things. But surely we must make practice still life paintings. 

Retouch a Model Portrait with Flawless Natural Skin

In this tutorial we’ll show you how to make a glamour retouch for a model portrait in Photoshop. You’ll learn a new method to create a great look for natural skin without using any extra plugins.

Create liquid effects in Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn how to create interesting, fluid elements using the Liquify filter. Using just a single image, you can create a whole variety of effects by pushing, pulling, rotating, reflecting, puckering and bloating any area as subtly or drastically as you wish.

Pro skin retouch tutorial

How to Create a Fisheye Lens Effect in Photoshop

Learn how to create a realistic looking fisheye lens effect using a photo captured with any kind of lens in photoshop.

Digital Painting Tutorial – Making of Natalie

In this tutorial, author will explain the digital painting process of Natalie Portman.

Create and Customize 3D Easter Eggs Featured

This tutorial will teach you how to  customize a 3D egg using only Photoshop.

Making Of ‘Soul Hunting’ Digital Painting

How to Create a Dramatic Fisheye Spartan Scene with Photoshop

In this tutorial we are going to learn how to blend and distort different desert landscape stock images to create a dynamic fisheye-like perspective and use different adjustment layers to get different coloring and feel to the manipulation so let’s get started!

Photo Manipulate a Magical Shoe House Scene

That’s it for this February 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!


  • 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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