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Edit Your Wedding Photos in Photoshop Phlearn Style

Oct 08

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Today’s Episode

Today we are working on Joel’s image because he won last week’s contest! With over 140 votes, he did an awesome job.

We are covering some great techniques that will help refine your photos. Some times even fixing a few small details will make a big difference. We decided to remove much of the reflection in the glass behind the subjects to draw more attention to the people in the photo.

We also warped the image to straighten some of the lines in the background. This is totally optional, and will usually result in warping your subjects as well, so you will have to be very careful.

This Week’s Contest

We are changing a few things up with our contests to give everyone a chance to win. We have been choosing the winner based on the amount of likes a photo received. We had a lot of great participation, but we found that some people who entered later didn’t have enough time to get as many likes.

Each week we will be drawing a new contest theme, and the person who best represents the theme will win. Experience level, fancy gear, and a ton of friends are not necessary. Just some heart and a great image!

This week the theme is Silhouette!

Submit your best silhouette images for a chance to win a Phlearn PRO, and have your image edited on Phlearn!

Make sure to become part of the Phlearn Family on Facebook, conversate with us on Twitter, and #hashtag your Phlearn inspirations on Instagram. We want to know what the Phlearn community social chatter is about, and who is sharing it. You all keep us motivated to do our best.

Contest Guidelines:

How to Enter
Simply add your image to a comment below. Please only submit one image each week. You're submitting images to be edited, so don't do too much Photoshop beforehand. We want to teach not just how, but why edits are being made.

How to Win
The person who best exemplifies the contest theme will be the winner. If two entries are close, the amount of likes, comments, and a great description will be the deciding factor. Winners are chosen by the Phlearn team.

By submitting images, you give Phlearn LLC the right to digitally alter your image and display on, and use your image and any resulting derivatives to promote We reserve the right to change the rules whenever we want.

Be sure to tell your friends you entered a contest on Phlearn. Use this convenient tweet button!
  • Barnabas Böröcz

    I actually took this photograph two years ago. I guess it isn’t a hughe silhouette thing, but yeah, there is a silhouette. So here it is. :)

  • Ashley

    This is my silhouette. Shot in Estonia.

  • Isalabam

    A mother with her baby at the beach. Shot in Panama City Beach, FL.

  • Isalabam

    A mother with her baby at Panama City Beach, FL

  • Rubén Chase
  • Artur Rozwalak

    I took this picture in 2006 New Years Eve ;) we were waiting for 1,5h on top of Smerek Mountain in Poland :) it was freezing cold but view of first rays of sun was so amazing that we forgot about cold…

    anyway, You do great job, awesome tuts

  • Artur Rozwalak

    after 1,5h waiting on freezing cold on top of Smerek Mountain in Poland we finally saw first rays of sunlight ;)

  • tina brown

    Here is my image.

  • james lawrence

    this is my silhouette

  • Rattyboots

    Taken on a Flickr  meet, during my first month of photography. This was my first explore taken with my Canon 7D

  • Jordan Long

    Amazing and wonderful ideas that are both simple and yet complex at the same time! Excellent job as always Aaron. Here is my silhouette

  • Justin DeGuzman

     Girl Singer from “Iwrestledabearonce’

  • Alyssa

    This was taken in Yokohama, Japan, at a theme park called “Cosmo World”.

    Thanks for your consideration!

  • JoseLuis

    Here is my picture

  • Enrique Gonzalez Lohmann

    Nikon D7000 – 1/500 – F/11 – ISO 200 – EV +0.3 – Nikkor 18-70mm – Focal Distance 70mm – Aperture Priority Mode – Center Weighted Metering.

  • Chad Maali

    Here is a shot i did with a model in Orlando, FL

  • Robinbpowell

    My submission

  • Jeprinz

    My entry

  • Barbara Rahal Hollington-Sawye

    Yey I love playing with Silhouettes, so many good ones here already! 

  • Kate K

    I took this photo a little while ago during an absolutely stunning sunrise. As you can see, I’ve already edited it…but I’d be interested in what more you could think of/fix!

  • Mark Feliciano

    Here’s my fav

  • roman

    here is my shot

  • Ardin Lalui

    Here’s my shot without post. Thanks for a great site guys. 

  • Ardin Lalui

    Here’s my shot without post. 
    Thanks for a great site guys. 

  • Todd

    My silhouette. Girl jumps into Little Muskego Lake. Muskego, Wi.

  • Todd Langkamp

    My Silhouette. Girl jumping into Little Muskego Lake, Muskego, Wi.

  • Todd

    sorry, photo didn’t attach.

  • fluffbreath

    This is silhouette of auctioneer.

  • David

    here is my shot 

  • david

    here is my shot :

    the fisherman and the dog

  • Pete_Glogiewicz

    This is mine, SP of me busy at my desk :-)

  • Justin Koppstein

    My entry..

  • Daniel James T. Cook

    Inspired by Django Unchained – Tarantino movie coming out Christmas day. Cept this silhouette is a girl.  

  • Lna Palace

    This is my entry for the contest, I hope it’s not too late! I took this in a Gregor Schneider’s exhibition in Madrid a year ago. I hope you like it!

  • Macattanach

    Great tutorial (as ever). Here’s my attempt at silhouette!

  • Jon Brown-Foto

    Done for a Grad in June :)
    My submission 

  • Jon Brown-Foto

    Shot for a Grad in June :)

    My submission

  • Rex Joyce

    shot this one a while back.

  • Adrian

    here is my silhouette

  • Guest

    South Texas Sunset

  • Jerry

    South Texas Sunset !

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