22 Fantasy Tutorials and 125 Brushes

Fantasy arts are always fun to work on. They usually involve fairies, castle, dragons, wings and etc. Here I have compiled 22 Photoshop tutorials that you can practise along. Below them are 125 Photoshop Brushes that you can also include in your fantasy works. Enjoy!
  Making of a Forest Magical Scene

This tutorial will demonstrate how to create a forest scene by manipulating several stock images and using various Photoshop adjustment layers to enhance the overall with a magical feel.

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  Creating your own Fairytale Scene

This tutorial will cover how we can create a fairytale scene with Photoshop in a few easy steps.

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  Making of a Floating Island

This tutorial will walk you through how to make a floating island with the composition of several images.

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  Stunning Dragons Attack in Photoshop with 3D Features

In this tutorial I will show you how to create an sort of video-game style image with dragons, fire, smoke, robots and other crazy things.

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  Mysterious Lighting

This tutorial will walk you through how to make a floating castle on a sea with the composition of several images.

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  Nightly Prayer

I made this tutorial to show how I made Nightly Prayer. It was made in PS CS but should work just fine with PS 7 and other versions.

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  Dark scenery

This tutorial will walk you through how to make a floating island with the composition of several images.

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  Blending Tutorial

In my tutorials, it’s the way I use tools and put images together. You may do it differently. Doesn’t matter. Just as long as you can put something together, right?

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  Fantasy Light Effects in Photoshop

You’ll learn to wrap your source image into a multitude of layers that add a fantastical theme to your art.

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  Fairy Night

This task we’ll learn how to correct the photos’ colors, change the eyes color, work with the layers, applying ready brushes and designs, create your own design and to picture the stars.

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  Light in Forest Photo Effect

Simple tutorial to create a girl walking through a magical forest.

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  Mysterious Moonlit Landscape

Believe it or not, but from a few ordinary photos and some primitive brushes.

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  Angel Praying on the Cloud

We`re going to create a fantasy photo manipulation with an angel who is sitting on the clouds and prays. Along the way,we`ll be using selection techniques,lights and shadows,pen tool and brushes

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  How to Create a Fantasy Photo Manipulation
The idea behind this work was to create a fantasy world. You will learn how to work with a few images and create a really interesting photo manipulation.

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  How to Design a Dramatic Winged Dragon with Photoshop

We’ll be creating a fantasy illustration in this tutorial, I’ll show you how to merge two images into one using layer Masks and reshape a picture using the Liquify Filter. We’ll take an image of a baby iguana and another of a bat, then combine the two to create a fantasy dragon.

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  How to Create a Dark Surreal Illustration in Photoshop

In this tutorial we are going to create a dark surreal illustration using a few techniques and a handful of images. In the end, we will apply stylish color settings and give the illustration that extra polish it needs to give it that finished look.

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  Create Spectacular Concept Art in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to combine stock photographs to create a stunning effect that can be easily reproduced to work with almost any combination of images.

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  Awesome Fantasy Style Castle Scene Creation in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to design this awesome Fantasy style Castle Scene with icy background texture, space and debris brushsets.

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  Fantasy Forest with Artemis

In this tutorial I will show you how to give a magical fantasy touch to a forest.

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  Beautiful Underwater Scene

In this tutorial I will show you how to create magical underwater scene. I have used the source image of Victoria Tulips contest to create this effect and the rest is done using filters, blending options, masking and some basic photoshop tools.

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  Design an Epic Fantasy Scene with Photoshop

In this tutorial we are going to create a photo manipulation inspired by Valhalla, one of Mariusz Karasiewicz`s works. He is an amazing artist and his work is absolutly stunning.

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  The Making of Secret Pond

This tutorial will explain how I created the lighting effects I used in the making of Secret Pond.

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125 Photoshop Brushes – Fantasy Theme
Dreamy Fantasies 1 (8 Brushes)   Dreamy Fantasies 2 (7 Brushes)
Dreamy Fantasies 3 (10 Brushes)   Dreamy Fantasies 4 (8 Brushes)
Dreamy Fantasies 5 (6 Brushes)   Dreamy Fantasies 6 (8 Brushes)
Dreamy Fantasies 7 (8 Brushes)   Dreamy Fantasies 8 (12 Brushes)
Dreamy Fantasies 9 (8 Brushes)   Fantasy Butterflies (8 Brushes)
Fantasy Lighting Kit (19 Brushes)   Arcane Circles (23 Brushes)

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  1. Shawn Mclay says:

    Rattling nice design and style and good content material , very little else we need : D.

  2. burak.name.tr says:

    Hello! I just would like to give a huge thumbs up for the great info you have here on this post. I will be coming back to your blog for more soon.

  3. MEHRAS.HIDEN says:




  5. Leonie says:

    Thanks for all the tutorials. I’m slowly working my way through and am picking up many skills along the way. You are brilliant

  6. ayana says:

    i Like brushes PS…
    thanks You

  7. Johnson I have just found this page and it is realgreat, I appreciate very much that you share your knowledge for the best of the art and help us to improve our skils. Congratulations and thanks again. Your friend José.

  8. Abbigail says:

    your post is interesting

  9. MizzKitten says:

    Wow…..I love this list. really inspired me 🙂

  10. Widayad says:

    Thanks for the Tutor….Nice Friend.

  11. Johnson Koh says:

    Certainly Drdoom. Glad you like them 🙂

  12. Drdoom says:

    I borrowed some of your tools…. Hope you dont need them back.heheheh
    I dont even know how to use them yet but Im learning.
    Found them to my likeing

  13. Louis says:

    Very nice images… And cool brushes.

  14. Johnson Koh says:

    My pleasure woodensoul. You have a huge deviantArt gallery! 😀

  15. woodensoul says:

    w0w… cool brushes…thanks John. =D

  16. CgBaran Tuts says:

    Great post i love fantasy art thanks

  17. thanks koh… I try to do my best effort…! XD

  18. Johnson Koh says:

    Hi there! Thanks!
    Nice to see Garena members over here 😀 Hope you will find the articles and tutorials useful.

  19. GG.CowsGiveMilk says:

    Mr.Johnson i admire your work!
    greetz from Garena community.

  20. Johnson Koh says:

    Oh Ivan you did it 😀 Nice avatar there!

  21. Thanks koh… i’m trying change now…! 😀

  22. Johnson Koh says:

    Hey Ivan, you can change your avatar at gravatar.com
    1) Sign up for an account with your email at http://en.gravatar.com/
    2) Upload an image you wish to use as your avatar
    3) Select that image as your primary avatar

    Then all your avatars in 10Steps.SG will be updated in awhile 😀

  23. Koh… you don’t believeme but… how can i change my avatar…? i ‘m try but i can’t… jejeje xD

  24. Johnson Koh says:

    Glad you all like the list.

    @Cboy: Some brushes are made with that glowing effect already. For those that doesn’t, maybe you can apply more effects to it using the Blending Options. You can see it when right-clicking on a layer. Hope this helps.

  25. Loïc Pelleter says:

    Excellent works!!, i have no words to describe the excellency of those kind of designs!!, thanks a lot 4 sharing them, they are very very good. xD

  26. Cboy says:

    How do you use brushes so they don’t just look like a stamp on a page? I have tried,but I could never get a glowing effect or a wispy look.

  27. Johnson Koh says:

    @Ivan: Thank you once again! You are always supportive 😀

    @James: No problem! I stumbled onto your site yesterday and I love what I saw. Thanks for sharing many original and great tutorials on your site 😉

    @DanhD: Thanks for sharing your list as well! Are you from Vietnam?

  28. Good job, thanks for great tutorial and brushes
    You can see more brushes in my blog: http://tr.im/iyGB

  29. James Qu says:

    Hi Johnson, thanks very much for including my fantasy caslte creation tutorial on your site! Really Appreciate it!

  30. OMG !!!! thnks 4 all this brushesss…!!! xD, i luv this web page…!!!

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