A few weeks ago, Jeremy Cowart tweeted about how great of a Photoshop teacher Aaron Nace is. So I checked out a few free videos on Aaron’s Phlearn site, and I was immediately hooked. I bought a Pro Tutorial and I swear I learned more about Photoshop in 3 hours than I have in the past 3 years.

Aaron is a highly skilled photographer and Photoshopper, a great teacher, and has a wonderful, quirky sense of humor. Absorbing all the information that Mr. Nace is laying down would normally make my brain hurt, but thanks to his goofy jokes and casual approach to teaching, there is no headache involved.

– Patrick Niddrie

As a photographer, I’m constantly working to hone my skills so I can create better and better work for myself and my clients – Phlearn Pro and the community here are an essential part of this. I’ve spent countless hours and dollars on photography classes but I recommend Phlearn time and time again because I haven’t found a better, more up-to-date, or affordable source of Photoshop knowledge than what’s available right here.

There are plenty of talented photographers who are mediocre teachers and plenty of gifted teachers without photographic talent. Aaron Nace doesn’t have either of those problems

– Chris Owyoung

The first thing i do when i get home from work is to visit the Phlearn website for news. At first i went through all the free episodes but i ran out of news really fast. I took a step further and bought a Phlearn PRO and I think that they are the best tutorial videos I have seen. And I watch a lot of videos.

Aaron is a great teacher with the biggest enthusiasm. Sometimes I think it is his personality that inspires me more than photoshop itself. Exactly the way a teacher is supposed to work.

Thank you Phlearn for your existence.
/Emil from Sweden

– Emil Widstrand

I’ve been a photographer for a long time and have been using Photoshop since its first incarnation. I thought I pretty much had it covered. Turns out, not so much. I’m pretty new to the site but I have learned so much from watching Aaron’s free videos that it was a simple decision to purchase the PRO tutorials and I’m so glad I did. The quality of the production and level of content is awesome; in depth but clearly explained.

Aaron has such an easy, natural way of presenting information that you can’t help but feel you’re being personally tutored by someone who really knows and loves his craft.

Save your money on books, stop looking at 10 minute blurry Youtube clips and spend some time with PRO. You’ll learn more from one PRO tutorial than you will from most books out there combined. Where can you possibly get between 2-3 hours of professional tutoring per video that you can refer to over and over again for under $25 (even cheaper when he has a sale)? ‘Nuff said.

– Steve Parker

Phlearn helped further my technical skills in camera and on the computer because the art and design school I went to did not have the best photography program. Thankfully, I did not choose to go into photography there, but minored in it. As a Communication Designer with a passion for photography, Phlearn was the photography school I had been searching for. Conceptual, technical, 24/7, and most of all, taught by a young and passionate professional in the industry who knows his craft.

Phlearn, you are doing something great and I believe you are changing lives because you help guide people who lack artistic vision to experts who have been in the industry for years.

Proud to be part of the Phamily!

– Julie Xiong

Hi, my name is Jandrie, and I am a phlearnoholic. I have downloaded a total of 30 Phlearn pro’s, and every single one of them has been great. They go into detail, from start to finish. They don’t only show the cool things, but also take you through the less exciting bits of making a great image. I have learned to take my time, and think about the image, does the image make sense.

The Pro Tutorials also showed me what was possible in photoshop, which is very handy when doing a shoot, so you know what you can fix afterwards. It also shows a great attention to detail. Since watching phlearn, my images have improved out of sight, and it’s all down to Aaron and the team. I would say it’s almost like having an unfair advantage. I can thoroughly recommend Phlearn PRO.

– Jandrie Lombard

First time I purchased a pro tutorial I was skeptical because I don’t normally buy anything off the internet. I had no idea what I was getting exactly, and frankly wasn’t sure if it would even be worth it since theres tons of videos on youtube.

After checking out a few of the daily tutorials I went ahead and decided to purchase the blacksmith pro tutorial. I was immediately hooked on the pro tutorials. I could not believe the phlearn team gave me over 3 hours of valuable learning information, and brushes.

At first I was phlearns greatest skeptic, but now a daily follow that has purchased 8 separate pro tutorials. Do yourself a favor, save some money and buy the package, because in the end you will want to purchase all of them and they are well worth it.

There is no better learning tutorials out there.

– Isaiah Vaba

I discovered Phlearn not so long ago. And I have to say I got totally addicted.
I’v been watching all the Photoshop episodes since from the beginning. I learned so much new stuff.
And I like the 10 minutes format. Easy to digest!

Today I got my 1st Phlearn Pro, the Film Noir. Can wait to watch it…

You rock Phlearn!

– Guillaume Megevand

Thanks for putting out some of the most accessible, interesting, and informative tutorials on the web. I am simply in awe of your Photoshop knowledge and techniques. I’ve been a working landscape photographer since 2008 and I thought I knew my way around the program. How wrong I was! In every Phlearn tutorial I’ve watched I’ve learned one, or two, or ten new things about Photoshop. But I’m not just talking about tips, tricks, and shortcuts. Your techniques are fantastic as well. I had no idea you could accomplish so much with the simple brush tool.

But of course, technical Photoshop knowledge alone doesn’t create great images. I’ve really gotten a lot out of hearing your theories and ideas on color and light matching for composites. It makes all the difference in the world. I can honestly say that even though I’ve only watched a handful of Phlearn tutes so far my portrait images are light years ahead of where they were only a few months ago.

Thanks much and keep up the great work.

– Josh Cripps

I absolutely LOVE Phlearn. It is the #1 site I recommend to anyone wanting to learn about photography or Photoshop. There is just no comparison to the amount of information you get, the quality of it, and the entertainment you get along the way is a big bonus! Aaron Nace is a truly likeable person who very deftly explains sometimes complicated skills in a way that’s very easy to grasp. I was good at Photoshop before I discovered Phlearn, but it has taught me SO MUCH. After nearly episode, I find myself exclaiming, “Holy shit, I had no idea!” about some technique or another.

I love the free episodes they make every week, but, my god, the Pro Tutorials are just unbelievable. I have purchased a number of them, including the Nude Flying Fairy and Dark Skies, and the trove of information you get for the price is just unbelievable. Aaron does a spectacular job at breaking down the steps of the photo, making what might seem like an overwhelming edit easy to digest in bite-sized chunks. The level of detail he goes into makes the techniques you learn in each tutorial applicable to any situation you might find yourself in.

You leave each tutorial feeling like a whole new world of Photoshop has been opened up to you that you never knew existed. And better still, if you find you can’t quite remember how a particular bit was done, you can replay the video any time you need a refresher. Aaron’s playful personality makes all these tutorials so fun; it’s like a good friend is in the room with you, helping you understand the task at hand, and never judging.

In short, Phlearn is just THE BEST Photoshop/photography site around, period. After you go through a tutorial, your work will never be the same.

– Sarah Allegra

Phlearn pro tutorials are exactly how I wanted a tutorial to be. Fun, extended, and super informative. I really like the way Aaron teaches, he’s is the teacher I always wanted to have but never could find. For years I’m roaming the net for good quality education on photography and Photoshop but I always get lost or bored after a while.

Since I know Phlearn, I always look out for the next episode. I’m hooked! Thanks Aaron for being such an inspiring tutor.

– Remco Zwart

Watching the daily free Episodes will give a great tips of a lot of technique, but u won’t able to get the full picture and Phlean Pro is your complete tutorial for your photography retouching world. I love phlearn pro, it trains me from a completely novice to a level that i can freely express my idea in my picture.

I have to say it is really the best on line tutorial ever you can found. Do get the pro now!

– Matt Liu

I have been a follower of that “aknacer” since I finded him on Flickr years ago. His photos was so surreal, provocative, and super, SUPER realistic. I didn’t know how he did that. But I know now (just a little).

On the PRO tutorials, Aaron explains absolutely everything about the creation of one of his images. You choose what edition do you want to learn, you pay, you watch, and you know. Simply like that, better than a college class, and a lot cheaper. It’s perfect!

– Ruben Chase

As far as photoshop is concerned I’m very much in the early stages, but the way Aaron teaches even an old non-techie beginner like myself can follow along with plenty to learn in a very understandable way no matter how much, or little, they know.

Someday maybe I’ll actually get decent at this stuff, but for now at least I found a place where I can find plenty to keep me going without feeling overwhelmed or intimidated… Proud to be part of the Phamily!!!

– Scott Allan

PHLEARN is my go to place. I search endlessly trying to find information to help me edit my images and there are few willing to help. I give freely any knowledge I may have to anyone who asks, which is why I am a faithful patron of PHLEARN.

Thank you Aaron and all who assist you for the willingness to share so that the photographic community can grow. I have learned a great deal and that has made such a difference in my work which my customers are the beneficiaries. I have gained confidence knowing that my images are the best they can be from my perspective. Keep it up. I thing there is one or two more things for me to learn! :-)

– John Hill

I am currently a graduate student in Art and Design and Phlearn is my number one resource for Photoshop and Photography tutorials. When comparing Phlearn to other training sites, the first thing which stands out is Aaron’s passion for the subject matter and teaching it to others. When I was in Chicago I stopped by to check out their studio. The staff at Phlearn couldn’t have been nicer to take the time out of their schedule to give me a tour and talk to me.

The tutorials are much more than the technical way to create an image. They help you think about ways to solve and make your own photos. Where other sites teach about the tools. Aaron teaches how to use them in a successful manner. Although I have only been serious about photography for the last two years, I feel the biggest improvement in my craft started by watching Phlearn.

– Ben Scott

I wish Phlearn was created 5 years ago, it would have saved me a lot of time learning Photoshop!

– Julia Kuzmenko McKim, Professional Retoucher

The quality of tutorials and content that is produced by Phlearn is second to none.

After spending years watching tutorials on YouTube and buying expensive videos, I discovered Phlearn. The average Phlearn tutorial is much longer than any homemade YouTube tutorial. The content of each video is also much more in-depth.

It’s unbelievable how many new things you can learn from each video. There’s always a couple small things, that you pick up here and there, that you find yourself using all the time. This is in addition to all the extras that are included with the tutorials like brushes and actions.

The price point for videos in perfect, especially because I have paid hundreds and hundreds of dollars for 1-2 hour videos.

I am constantly telling my friends about Phlearn . I am found that both photographers and artists love it equally.

– Ray Miles

I can’t tell everyone how helpful Phlearn has been to me as a photographer. Its like an addiction to a substance that helps you get further in life rather than holding you down or burdening you with expenses. Phlearn serves inspiration in a large daily dose of awesomeness; pure fun and light hearted honesty in every free episode made my the team.

The Phlearn Pros, of which I own 15+ of are the most helpful resource of photography tutorials that teach the things that I want to learn; I have never came across anything on the internet like it, and I even own a Lynda account.

I would recommend Phlearn to every skill level of photoshop user, from causal beginner to advanced photoshop masters. I would like to thank Aaron Nace for his enormous contribution to the photography/photoshop world and would consider him one of my greatest inspirations in this field. That being said, I will continue to support the community and Phlearn as a whole as long as I can even past a high level of photoshop proficiency.

– Griffin Beste

Even if you feel comfortable with your photoshop skills, the Pro tutorials will always show you new stuff and things u would have never come up with yourself. They make your work/hobby so much easier and Aaron just makes you want to start with the same thing right away. He makes you smile quite often as well which makes the tutorials phantabulous !!! I simply love Phlearn and the Pro tutorials are just the icing on the cupcake. They are well worth the small amount of money !

– Marvin Schaer

To start, Phlearn is amazing! I have searched the web over and over trying to find good photoshop tutorials that actually went into depth on the tools and techniques for creating the type of photos I see in my head. About six months ago I found Phlearn and am so glad I did. I’m only on my 3rd Pro Tutorial, but have already learned more than I could have imagined in that short time.

Aaron Nace is such a good, fun teacher and really breaks down every step and tool used to create his photos. Not only that, but he shows you how to do things several different ways so you can pick the one that is most comfortable for you. If you’re questioning wether or not to get a Pro Tutorial or if Phlearn is right for you, the answer is YES! Thanks for all you do Aaron and all the others who make Phlearn what it is.

– Dru Lester

Newbie to Phlearn. But with these first two purchases, I’m confident Aaron and Phlearn will be added to my list of ‘e-Mentors’ who have helped me grow. I just purchased Vintage Action.

What I love about it (besides the look) is that Aaron has left the layers editable….allowing me to continue to make the image ‘mine’. Rather than my feeling I’ve pressed a button and now it’s someone else’s work…. on top of mine. Thankyou for that Aaron!

– Paul Frocchi

Phlearn serves great food for thought in the continuous strive to perfect the PS crafting ;)

What’s most striking is the great bang for the buck. Quality equals those charging 5x for similar content…

– Jonas Forsberg

I own 18 of the Phlearn Pro Tutorials, and each one has taught me something new.

Aaron is such a great teacher, everything is explained in a way that I can understand. What I thought was once out of my reach in Photoshop is now at my fingertips. I have grown and expanded my knowledge to a point where my imagination and time are my only obstacles.

Thanks Phlearn!!

– Kim Whittemore