Top Photoshop Tutorials of 2012

Top Tutorials of 2012

2012 was one of my best years for tutorial creation. With over 75 tutorials released, you’re bound to find something that will help you out in your project. In this post, you’ll find 20 of my top tutorials of 2012!

Top Tutorials of 2012

Color Splash Effect

This tutorial will cover a topic that I get asked about quite a bit, especially with mobile applications like Color Splash, that allow you to isolate a specific color in your image. Singling out a specific color in your image

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Released April 13th | 164,000 video views

3D Improvements in Photoshop CS6

If you used the 3D feature in Photoshop CS5, you know it wasn’t the most user friendly experience. In Photoshop CS6, 3D has been completely overhauled! Check out the new improvements!

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Released March 24th | 113,000 video views

Colorize a Black and White Photo

I am certainly one to appreciate a black and white photo from time to time, but sometimes, it just needs a splash of color. Let’s colorize a black and white photo!

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Released April 20th | 101,000 video views

Space Scene

Space has always fascinated me. We’ll never know everything that’s out there, but we sure can imagine! This tutorial will go over the creation of many elements which you might find in space. Stars, planets, unknown shiny things.

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Released January 15th | 82,000 video views

Content-Aware Move Tool

New in Photoshop CS6, Content-Aware Move will allow you to seamlessly move objects in your photos! Check out this awesome tool in action!

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Released March 20th | 77,000 video views

3D Pool Ball Composite

Use Photoshop CS6 Extended to add additional objects, like a pool ball, to your photographs! 3D has sure improved in this release!

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Released May 11th | 59,000 video views

Valentine’s Snow Heart

Valentines Day is coming up, and you’re probably already looking to create some sort of Valentine’s related design. This tutorial will show you how to ‘carve’ a heart in the snow!

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Released January 20th | 49,000 video views

Wood Texture

Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop to create a wood texture using Layer Styles and Filters.

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Released February 18th | 45,000 video views

3D TRON Text Effect

TRON Legacy has been out for quite some time, and many people have done tutorials on the TRON text effect, but since Photoshop CS6 is fresh out of the oven, I figured I’d take a shot at recreating the logo using Photoshop CS6′s new and improved 3D functionality.

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Released June 12th | 41,000 video views

Photographic Toning

Photoshop CS6 comes with many smaller features that some users have yet to explore. In today’s tutorial, we’ll be taking a look at the hidden Photographic Toning gradients, which can give you some pretty nice effects for your photos!

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Released July 27th | 37,000 video views

Winter Wonderland

Turn an ordinary photo into a “winter wonderland” using selections, Adjustment Layers, and brushes in Photoshop!

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Released November 25th | 32,000 video views

Tilt-Shift Effect

The new Blur Gallery in Photoshop CS6 contains some pretty neat blurs, but the one everyone is talking about, is Tilt-Shift! Let’s take a look at what it can do!

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Released May 5th | 29,000 video views

Hairy Text Effect

It’s time for a very hairy Photoshop tutorial! Let me show you a fairly simple way of creating hairy or furry text using text, a texture, and the magic of custom brushes! This method can be used to accomplish a wide variety of effects.

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Released September 11th | 27,000 video views

Video Compositing in Photoshop

Most people associate Photoshop with image editing, but did you know some versions also contain video editing?

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Released January 11th | 25,000 video views

Non-Destructive Burn/Dodge

For those who deal a lot with model retouching, burning and dodging non-destructively is a must! Take a look how it’s done.

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Released November 20th | 21,000 video views

Beer Text Effect

St. Patrick’s Day is upon us, and that can only mean one thing! Obnoxious drunk people! If you’re like me, who plans to stay home with a nice cup of cocoa and Photoshop, this tutorial may be what you’re looking for!

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Released March 11th | 20,000 video views

Old, Cracked Photo

As we further progress into the Instagram era, where old, is new, many users are looking to send their pictures back in time, and give them a ‘retro’ look. Let’s take a look at how you can transform your images into ancient artwork.

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Released May 21st | 20,000 video views

Wax Seal Design

Whether you’re creating a website, or stationary, a wax seal always makes thing look more professional! This tutorial will walk you through the process of creating a wax seal.

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Released March 17th | 17,000 video views

32-Bit HDR Images

Using Lightroom 4.1 and Photoshop CS6, you can create stunning HDR images without the use of a 3rd party plugin, and you’ll be left with with great results!

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Released November 3rd | 17,000 video views

Custom Brushes in Photoshop

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Released September 24th | 17,000 video views

Thank You!

Thank you to all my viewers for making 2012 one of my best years yet! In total, my videos were watched over 7.2 million times this past year, bringing the overall total over 70 million views!