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Would you like to learn the art of photo manipulation, but don't know where to start? Check out our Tutorial Index, which lists all articles in order from Beginner to Advanced:

SurrealPSD Tutorial Index

Blood Type Photoshop Tutorial


Blood Type Photoshop Tutorial Title PostIn this walkthrough, we’ll create a haggard looking ‘blood’ type effect, which looks great as a standalone piece, or as a title for your Horror / Macabre works. (more…)

Kiren’s Digital Scream: October 2013


Oct 2013The biggest obstacle an artist must face in their career is themselves. (more…)

80s Slasher Photoshop Tutorial


80s Slasher Photoshop Tutorial Title PostMany would argue that the 1980s was the golden era of the Horror Movie, with the VHS boom allowing genre directors to bring their low-budget splatter-fests to a hungry international audience. It was a decade where the cheap ‘slasher’ movie flourished, and the success of a feature was often dependent on it’s eye catching cover art. In part two of this years TERROR SEASON, we pay homage to the glory days of VHS Horror Art. (more…)

Photoshop Rage Virus Tutorial


photoshop rage virus tutorial - title postWe are very excited to kick off a brand new TERROR SEASON for 2013, in celebration of Halloween. 4 weeks, 4 brand new Horror Tutorials!! To get things started, we have a deliciously vicious Rage Virus walkthrough, inspired by the infected ‘sprinters’ from the 28 Days Later franchise. (more…)


From the expert to the hobbyist, leaving your artistic stamp on the world has never been easier. (more…)

Compositing Animals Photoshop Tutorial - Title Post‘Back in the day, dealing with fur, hair and complex selections was a real nightmare!! Adobe introduced the new Refine Edge function, which started to get really good by Photoshop CS5 – now these tasks are an absolute breeze in comparison the Layer Mask shenanigans of olde. (more…)

Kiren’s Digital Scream: August 2013


August 2013The ups and downs of artistic inspiration is enough to drive anyone insane! (more…)

Muertos Style Photoshop Tutorial


Muertos Photoshop Tutorial Title PostWhen explaining the art of Photo Manipulation to the un-initiated, I always use the analogy of ‘collage on steroids’. For our latest Muertos inspired tutorial, that metaphor rings particularly true! (more…)

Kiren’s Digital Scream: July 2013


July2013To all the digital artist out there, how many of you are a jack of all trades? (more…)

SurrealPSD ContestGetting all the ‘bits’ together to start a personal brand can be tricky when you’re starting out. We are proud to announce our newest contest, which tackles this issue head on with a treasure trove of awesome prizes, especially for the Digital Artist! (more…)

How to Create Flyer Previews for Clients title postCreating Event Flyers is a great way to flex your Photo Manipulation skill-set and make some money in the process. By using shortcuts, you can easily tackle one of the more repetitive tasks in flyer design, creating previews for clients. (more…)

keynote-conference-title-postAnd How Casino Games Can Help You

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If you’re heading to Las Vegas to indulge in life’s pleasures where the world’s most famous casinos such as the Bellagio, MGM Grand or better yet, the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino are at, why not enhance your artistic skills (more…)

Gothic Makeover Photoshop Video Tutorial - Title PostI try to keep things fresh whilst getting our Art System Photoshop course finished, so I thought I’d record a fun Gothic Makeover video tutorial to whet your appetite for what’s to come! (more…)

Kiren’s Digital Scream: June 2013


June2013Individuality in the digital world is very important, it’s also very hard to achieve. (more…)

Rule of Thirds Photoshop Video Tutorial Title PostComposition is the number one skill over-looked by tutorial sites across the board.. This irks me somewhat as it is one of the most powerful skill-sets required in the visual arts. Amateurs learn ‘tricks’, pros learn fundamentals! (more…)