Though Photoshop is a serious and powerful industry-standard graphics editor used by creative professionals throughout the world, sometimes you just want to have a bit of fun with your photos. If you’d like to learn how to apply surreal effects to your own photos to impress your friends on Facebook and Instagram, read these Photoshop tutorials.

1. Swap Faces in Photoshop

Swap Faces in Photoshop

Want to put your face on someone else’s body? This video tutorial will demonstrate how you can easily exchange people’s faces using Photoshop’s Auto-Blend Layers command.

2. Retro Comic Book Effect in Photoshop

Retro Comic Book Effect in Photoshop

Give your photos a fascinating comic book effect by following along this short and simple Photoshop tutorial.

3. Transform a Person into an Alien

Transform a Person into an Alien

This tutorial takes advantage of Photoshop’s Liquify Tool and a custom grunge brush to make Tom Cruise — who you can easily swap out for a photo of yourself or a friend — look like an extraterrestrial being.

4. Bite Me – A Vampire Tutorial

Bite Me - A Vampire Tutorial

This enjoyable tutorial will show you how to turn your target photo subject into a vampire. You’ll use a stock photo of a crocodile skull to add vampire fangs, Layer Styles to adjust image colors for a more mysterious look, and more.

5. Skull Face Tutorial

Skull Face Tutorial

Make yourself look like a rotting corpse by doing this Photoshop tutorial. You’ll learn how to change eye colors, blend a subject’s face with a skull stock photo using layer masks, and so on.

6. How to Turn Humdrum Photos into Cinematic Portraits

How to Turn Humdrum Photos into Cinematic Portraits

Give your boring photos a melodramatic appearance that’s reminiscent of movies like Sin City. This Photoshop tutorial on Psdtuts+ has a video version as well as a text version to accommodate your preferred learning style.

7. Grunge Stone Woman Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Grunge Stone Woman Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

This Photoshop tutorial from our archives will give you the ability to make your photo subject appear as if they’re breaking out of a stone prison.

8. Aging a Young Woman: Photoshop Tutorial

Aging a Young Woman: Photoshop Tutorial

Have you ever thought about how you’d look when you get older? Wonder no more if you do this Photoshop tutorial on digitally aging a person’s face. In this tutorial, you’ll discover how to use the Liquify Tool and Warp Tool to make the subject’s face sag a bit, how to add gray hair, and more.

9. Photoshop Tutorial: Give Photos a Retro Distressed Look

Photoshop Tutorial: Give Photos a Retro Distressed Look

In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll find out how to apply a dramatic photo effect on your otherwise plain photos.

10. Zombie Photoshop Tutorial

Zombie Photoshop Tutorial

This video tutorial on YouTube will demonstrate a method for turning a person into a Zombie using some stock photos, Photoshop’s blending modes, and more.

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Jacob Gube is the co-founder and a managing editor of Design Instruct. He's a web developer, and also the owner of Six Revisions. Follow Jacob on Twitter: @sixrevisions