The Best of 2012: Photoshop tutorials

From brilliant photomontage techniques to artful digital colouring tricks for hand-drawn art, check out our top 10 Photoshop tutorials of the past year. You'll also learn some crafty ways to enhance your photography, master glows and lighting effects, discover smarter ways to use colour in your art – and create a garden of sinful pleasure.

Advanced compositing techniques

Becha explains how to bring together a composition seamlessly (artwork above)

Colouring tricks for inked artwork

Tim McDonagh looks at how Photoshop can be used to add colour and depth to all your inked artwork

Swap the colours of details in photos

Tigz Rice reveals how you can change gold into silver

Create dynamic art using glows and lighting effects

Kervin Brisseaux gives a sports illustration a futuristic sci-fi look

New tricks for vector portraits

Daniel Caballero turns photos into colourful works of art

Handmade textures and shading effects

Dominique Byron looks at how you can add depth to a flat-looking piece of digital artwork by combining textures with subtle shading and highlights

Create a digital collage from hand-drawn elements

Sandra Dieckmann brings a dreamlike quality to her work

Apply authentic-looking vintage effects to photos

Graham Boyd has a great recipe for ageing digital images

Smarter ways to use colour in your art

Bringing digital colour to hand-drawn art is a common task – and Jessica Fortner has some neat tricks to get the job done

Create a garden of sinful pleasure

Illustration supremo Phil Wheeler ‘gets wicked’ with different textures and approaches in a poster-sized image

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