Photo manipulation means creatively editing any photographs by adding natural elements like fire and water, using brushes, applying textures and much more. Photoshop is a very versatile software tool, as flexible for seamlessly composting disparate elements into a beautiful photomotage as it is making your photos look even more stunning.

Today, I’m going to share with you some of amazing Photoshop photo manipulation tutorials for 2014, which will teach you many new features and all of them are designed for beginners to advanced level, which covering a huge range of techniques and tools. Just scroll down, choose the tutorial you like and start working on creating your own surreal world.

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1. Thinker Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

In this tutorial, author will show you the processes of creating this “Thinker” photo manipulation in Photoshop. Author will use a model image and combine with abstract lines and a few flying stones to form this artwork.

The Creation of Thinker Photo Manipulation in Photoshop
The Creation of Thinker Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

2. Create a 3D Poster

In this tutorial Ricardo will show you the steps to create a 3D typographic poster using Cinema 4D and Photoshop. This tutorial is not about MODELING, so all 3d models are  pre-rendered for you in case you don’y have Cinema 4D.

Create a 3D Poster
Create a 3D Poster

3. How to Create a Magical Photo Manipulation

In the process, we will show you how to not only shoot the photos that you need, but also, how to retouch them and combine them with stock photos to create artwork that closely resembles a sketch.

How to Create a Magical Photo Manipulation
How to Create a Magical Photo Manipulation

4. Create a Delicious Print Ad

In this tutorial, we will continue to develop a character concept and show you how to create a print ad by combining photo manipulation techniques with some renders from another tutorial.

Create a Delicious Print Ad
Create a Delicious Print Ad

5. Create a Splatter Paint Effect

This tutorial will cover many techniques including overlay painting, blending, and coloring techniques. These techniques can also be re-used for many other projects.

Create a Splatter Paint Effect
Create a Splatter Paint Effect

6. Convert a Portrait Into a Creepy Human Puppet

This is a tutorial packed full of useful techniques, and it’s also an outcome that you could recreate with your own portraits and really scare your friends.

Convert a Portrait Into a Creepy Human Puppet
Convert a Portrait Into a Creepy Human Puppet

7. Redefining Time Manipulation in Photoshop

This tutorial is a bit extensive, it’s almost 2 hours long and it covers a lot of details and tips.

Redefining Time Manipulation in Photoshop
Redefining Time Manipulation in Photoshop

8. A Space Battle Scene in Photoshop

You’ll learn how to compose and manipulate some space elements together as well as blend them correctly and effectively.
A Space Battle Scene in Photoshop
A Space Battle Scene in Photoshop

9. Dramatic Photo-manipulation Tutorial

This tutorial will teach in fast and easy steps how to combine various elements and textures to design a dramatic and epic photo montage. Learn the basics on how to use the gradient tool and blending options to work the lighting and overall tones.

Dramatic Photo-manipulation Tutorial
Dramatic Photo-manipulation Tutorial

10. Photo Manipulation of a Monk in the Caves

Create this surreal scene of a monk and a floating sphere. This tutorial will teach you how to create a cave by transforming and merging different rock parts, easily create ropes.

Photo Manipulation of a Monk in the Caves
Photo Manipulation of a Monk in the Caves

11. Pokemon Bubble Tutorial

Learn How to create your own personalized real life pokeball. In this tutorial designer will teach you how to create the pokeball out of a bubble and water filling.

Pokemon Bubble Tutorial
Pokemon Bubble Tutorial

12. Valentine’s Day Manipulation Photoshop Tutorial

This is a manipulation tutorial that will show you how to create a romantic scenario combining a few stock images. You will also learn how to create beautiful color effects and how to give a nice soft and dreamy effect to your works.

Valentine’s Day Manipulation Photoshop Tutorial
Valentine’s Day Manipulation Photoshop Tutorial

13. Create a Magical Circus Photo Manipulation

One of the best things about Photoshop is that it allows us to conjure up practically anything our imaginations can conceive. In this tutorial, you’ll combine several stock images to create a surreal and magical circus photo manipulation.

Create a Magical Circus Photo Manipulation
Create a Magical Circus Photo Manipulation

14. Create a Sunrise Landscape Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a beautiful sunrise landscape photo manipulation in Photoshop. You’ll learn how to combine different stocks to make a cohesive scene, blend and adjust color, work with lighting effects and more.

Create a Sunrise Landscape Photo Manipulation
Create a Sunrise Landscape Photo Manipulation

15. Fantasy Light Effects in Photoshop

Fantasy art scenes are usually handled with a liberal sprinkling of Photoshop plug-in fairy dust – but you don’t have to slavishly follow that route.

Fantasy Light Effects in Photoshop
Fantasy Light Effects in Photoshop