Many years ago Photoshop tutorials were all about special effects, mainly ugly ones. In fact, no matter how ugly they were, any kind of effect was well received, because designers and artists were starting to discover the Web as an invaluable source of inspiration.
ButFollowing that line, I created several tutorials lists such as The Best 80 Photoshop Text Effects on the Web, 100 Wonderful Photoshop Photo Effects Tutorials, A Complete Guide to Digital Makeover in Photoshop, 70 Horror, Blood and Gore Photoshop Effects and Brushes and Grunge and Dirty Photoshop Tutorials, Brushes and Textures. The titles pretty much explain the content of these articles.
But, the need for more complex, better looking and usable effects began to prevail. Tutorials writers replied with a new wave of awesome, eye catching well designed tutorials with loads of cool ideas inside them, like these selection of dreamy, magical and lighting effects Photoshop tutorials.