What drives us to drive you.
Phlearn's mission is to provide the skills, confidence and encouragement for creative individuals to pursue their dreams, overcome their fears, and live their passions. We want to provide you with the technical knowledge to make your vision become a reality AND the confidence to craft your art true to your vision. And we want to do it all with a huge smile, because having fun is fun.
We've worked at creating multiple resources to assist you on your way. Tune in for our daily episodes and articles that include Phamily Edits, where a user submitted image gets a makeover, contests, interviews with a wide spectrum of individuals from across the industry, photo battles, and inspirational images from around the web.
450 Free Episodes
Photoshop + Photography
5 new episodes every week.
We are all photographers
Everyone who works at Phlearn is also a photographer, meaning we understand what photographers want. That is why we created Phlearn, we wanted to build a place we would love!
Photoshop + Photography
Even if you have never used Photoshop, we provide you with the knowledge and confidence to become a pro for free. Photoshop isn't much without photos, so don't worry we cover the photography as well.
Every week we have a contest
where you can submit your images for a chance to win things like gear, PRO Tutorials, and more!
Simply find what you are looking for.
We offer hundreds of free Photoshop tutorials designed for photographers. Tune in daily for more.
We cover everything from camera settings, lighting, posing models, building sets, grip, hardware and more.
Wouldn't it be great if you could see all of our best content in the same place? Guess what, you can!
Achieve the Impossible.
Bring it all together
Sometimes you just can't capture all the elements you need in one frame. Learn how to bring them all together flawlessly with our Pro Tutorials. Whether you want to put your model into an arctic tundra, create a fantasy underwater environment, or add a couple extra body parts, our Pro Tutorials will teach you how composite these components together so you never have to simplify your vision.
Create a personal style
Bringing emotion into an image establishes an instant connection with the viewer. Learn how to stylize and tone your image so that mood carries through. Make it so the viewer feels your image, feels the chill of night, feels the angst of time passing, feels the passion burning from the eyes. Add some style to your image to make it look like it belongs in Vogue.
We don't skip steps.
Follow along from camera to final image.
You get it all
A Phlearn Pro is way more than just a video. You get everything needed to recreate the image. Follow along using all the original source files. If a texture was used, you get the texture. If a custom brush was created to make grass grow out of a model's forehead, you get that brush. All the tools needed to exactly recreate the image are included so you can participate in every single stage of the tutorial.
You see it all
Follow along through all the stages of creating the image. In a PRO Tutorial you see how all the raw components are brought together, how each aspect is refined to give it the look it needs, and how global adjustments are made to bring congruency to the final image. And the best part is you get to see and hear the thought process of why each technique is used.
We are more than tutorials
Need some inspiration? Check out our curated inspirational photographers section with galleries from over 200 incredibly talented and successful photographers.
We have spent over a year scouring the internet for the best photographers we could find. We compiled all of them together for our own research, and loved it so much that we decided to publish the entire catalog online. Our collection of over 200 photographers is available to you for free.
Each photographer has their own portfolio, a bio, and links to their personal websites as well as how you can get a hold of them.
Click here to view all Inspirational Photographers »
When trying to decide what to buy, your choices can be dizzying. It can be very hard to know what is going to best help you at what time. That is why we created this list. We support everything on it.
Each piece of gear has a detailed description as well as the technical information. We even included a scale for how important this piece of gear will probably be for you.
All the gear is devided by section to make it easier to navigate. Choose from Cameras, Lenses, Lighting, Grip, Hardware or Software.
Click here to view all Recommended Gear »
Part of being a creator is constant learning. Becoming an avid reader can be one of the best things you can do for your art and your career.
We have chosen the books that have had the greatest impact on our lives as photographers and as business owners. In fact the entire concept of Phlearn came about after reading one of the books in this section - Crush It.
Each book is accompanied by a short description and a link to where you can pick up a copy of your own.
We use the photographer's books as coffee table books in the studio and at home. When the in-laws come over Aaron suggests putting out David LaChapelle.
Click here to view the Reading List »
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Share with Friends
Tug-of-war is much better when you invite your friends, and so is Phlearn. You have discovered an amazing gem, and now it is your turn to share the wealth.
If you don't have friends, we can help you Photoshop some into your photos.
We would love to meet you.
If you are in the Chicago area and would like to visit the studio, please send us an email
, we would love to meet you.
414 N Paulina
Chicago IL, 60622