30 Advanced Photoshop Illustration Tutorials | SloDive

Filed Under: Articles, Photoshop Sources, Tip and Tutor by fandy September 2, 2009, 23:58


While a program like Illustrator is ideal for creating illustrations and line art, let’s face it, most people will use Photoshop instead. While I don’t necessarily agree with that, it is a fact. So we present a roundup of awesome illustration tutorials created with only Photoshop.

Create An iPod Shuffle

This Photoshop tutorial will acquaint you with the shape tools, dealing with paths, applying layer styles and dealing with shadows and lighting. This is good tutorial for practicing these techniques.


Real Water Droplets

How to achieve the effect of water drops on a tree’s branch? Here are some easy steps.


Design Beer Glass and Bottle

In this easy Photoshop tutorial writer going to teach you how to design beer glass and bottle.


Realistic Decorated Wine Bottle Illustration

In this tutorial author will teach how create a realistic bottle illustration and some shadow and cut techniques.


Design a Shiny Bass Guitar Illustration Using Photoshop

In this tutorial, we’re going to draw a detailed bass guitar illustration. Author will show you how to create all the shapes and connect them to make this quality bass.


Realistic Cigarette Packet

This tutorial will show you how to create Realistic Cigarettes.


Create an Awesome Grass Texture in Photoshop

This tutorial we will go over some new techniques, and add some finishing touches that pull the whole look together.


Grass Tutorial

This small Tutorial will show the methods author use to create grass, everything was created using Adobe® Photoshop 5.5 and a mouse.


Swiss Army Knife Tutorial

Create Red Swiss Army Knife illustration in Photoshop.


How to Create a Delicious Green Apple Illustration

In this tutorial, author will be showing you how to draw a shiny green apple.


Platinum Credit Card design

Create a realistic Credit Card in Photoshop!!!


Create a Custom Mac OSX Style Ring Binder Address Book Icon

This tutorial will show you how to create an Address Book replacement icon for Mac OSX.


Photoshop Design sell MP3 Digital Player logo icon in Photoshop

Learn how to create a Photoshop design sell MP3 digital player logo icon in Photoshop.


How to Create a 3D Leaf from a Texture Photograph

In this beginners level tutorial, you will learn how to create a vibrant 3D leaf compilation from a single 2D photograph. You will be able to manipulate the object however you prefer.


Draw an MP3 Player

Draw an MP3 Player Illustration in Photoshop.


Create a Brilliant Vector Lighter

In this tutorial, writer decided to look into Photoshop’s vector capabilities, combined with gradients, layer modes, and layer styles to produce a great-looking, almost photo-realistic lighter.


Beautiful Glass Orb

The tutorial will show you how to make a beautiful glass ob, which contain the world inside. Like a magic ob, you often see in fairy movies. You could use this technique on various kinds of purpose such as creating water drop.


How to Create a Classic Guitar from Scratch In Photoshop

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to design a Classic Guitar. We’ll be creating each shape and effect used to make this in Photoshop. No outside images or textures are used. We will make extensive use of the Shape Tools, the Warp Tools, and various effects to achieve the final design.



You will be creating a chalkboard background, realistic board like on most chalkboards now-a-days, and some chalk text.


Make a Realistic Football from Scratch

This tutorial will show you how to create a realistic football in Photoshop from scratch.


Turn a Road Into Water

Turning a road into a stream with Photoshop is not terribly difficult. This project will turn out best if there is something interesting above the road to reflect off of the water that we will create.


Illustrate a Wooden Frame on a Wall Scene

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to draw a wooden frame. We’ll place a photo inside the frame, add some reflection and dirt to the glass, then place the frame on a wall. You can take your favorite picture and make it look like it’s hung in your home.


Diving – Making Of

Tutorial on how to create a amazing green leaf wallpaper illustration with froplets and spiders.


Making a Photoshop Crystal Ball

Learn how to deal with shiny surfaces, refractions and curves, with some handy pointers from Photoshop guru Mark Mayers.


Google Chrome Logo Design

A detailed tutorial on how to create this Google Chrome Logo.


How to Create a Super Shiny Pencil Icon

In this tutorial, author will show you how to draw a pencil icon. We’ll have a look at gradients, selection tools, and basic transform operations.


Postage Stamp

This tutorial will show you how to Create a Vintage Postage Stamp.


How to Create a Steampunk Style Illustration

Go simultaneously backward and forward in time with this Steampunk tutorial. The main focus, aside from the style of course, is fusing elements from different sources together to create a cohesive whole. There are many tricks to this end and we shall be looking at light sources, shadows, and image grading.



In this tutorial, you will learn to draw a conceptual graphic combining the USB drive and a pen.


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