Photoshop 201
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PRO Commercial Portrait Editing
Difficulty: Advanced , Length: 1:30 HR
• Free Brush Included
• Dodging and Burning
• Background Replacement
• Free Action Included
• Skin Retouching
• Advanced Sharpening

Learn how to edit in the style of successful commercial portrait photographers, including unique techniques on dodging and burning.

A Free included lighting diagram will help you get this look in camera, and the 1:30 HR Photoshop tutorial explains exactly how to complete it.

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PRO Photoshop Tutorial

Learn how to edit in the style of successful commercial portrait photographers.

With the included lighting diagram, you are going to learn exactly how this photo was lit. In this special 1:30 HR long tutorial you will learn every step in the Photoshop workflow so you can make images just like this.

You will learn some amazing skin retouching techniques and the secrets to achieving this look. Every step along the way we explain not only how to do something but why we are doing it as well.

Bonus: 1 Skin Retouching Brush, and 1 Amazing Sharpening Action.

Learn From Start to Finish

Background Replacement

Although the original background was great, we added a bit more drama to the photo by creating our own. Using complementary colors is a great way to help your photo stand out.

Keeping All The Details

Techniques like this would be useless if they destroyed all the nice details in your images. You will learn how to master detail work while making dramatic changes to an image.

With the FREE Included Action, we make it super easy to keep all your details in tact while editing.

How to Enhance

Just having the tools is one thing, knowing how to use them is another. That is why we spend extra time going over how and why you should be doing something, ensuring that you will be able to repeat the process on your own.

Dodging and Burning

There are a lot of important things that need to happen to an image before you are ready to start dodging and burning. We show you how to work on a “clean slate” before starting the advanced dodging and burning. Taking these steps will make a huge difference in your final image.

With the free included brush

Free Action + Brush

Our exclusive action will make skin retouching so easy, you are going to cry thinking about doing it any other way.

We also include a great soft edged brush that is perfect for editing skin if you use a Wacom Tablet.

$24.99
  • http://twitter.com/bscott917 Ben Scott

    thanks for posting this tutorial.  Excited to phlearn this technique!

  • http://phlearn.com Aaron Nace

    Thanks Ben!

  • Darrell Moore

    Aww hell yea. its on now! Thx downloading it as we speak

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=754554855 Edd Carlile

    Bought it!

  • Marek K Nowak

    ‘destroy’, not ‘distroy’, sorry.

    Feel free to delete this comment once the typo is corrected.

  • franzv

    Downloading this, working hard on dodge and burn these last weeks, great hope into this tutorial :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Filip-Karlsson/622342253 Filip Karlsson

    use flash thingy to show you photo maybe not a so good idea… looks like the res of the picture is being worse. i want i clean BEFORE & AFTER picture .

  • http://twitter.com/bscott917 Ben Scott

    first attempt.  Setting up lights by myself with a tired 3 1/2 year old is secret to tears.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/benwscott/7524799566

  • Jill Greenberg

    What?! Please send me your address so my lawyer can reach out.

  • http://twitter.com/bscott917 Ben Scott

    second attempt.

  • http://borgeandreassen.blogspot.no/ Børge Andreassen

    This was my first Phleran Pro and definitely not my last. Most of my holiday so far has been in front of my computer watching Phlearn. You are great! Did not quite got the look I tried on the picture below, but kind of worked anyway :-)

    Greetings from Norway :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/iamnicwarrington Nic Warrington

    Great tutorial as always Aaron! Feel I know you personally after doing so many. Love this style. Here is my first attempt. Lighting wasn’t done in the style, but processing was. Thanks again.

  • http://twitter.com/kevinhosford Kevin Hosford

    Just watched the tutorial an hour ago! great stuff, learned so much and can see how I can use some of the techniques in other areas of portraits.

  • http://profiles.google.com/silviu.florentin Silviu Antohe

    The price it’s still 24.99

  • http://twitter.com/E_PhotoGraphX Event-PhotoGraphX

    i’d like to buy this one for sure, but the price is still 24,99 for the moment :S

  • http://phlearn.com Aaron Nace

    Just updated, sorry about that!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/peteglogiewicz/ Pete Glogiewicz

    This is a great image, even though you didn’t quite achieve what you wanted I think its still really really good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JosephTylerNewell Joey Newell

    so much fun thank you! http://500px.com/photo/20879833

  • Silviu

    the discount does not apply

  • http://www.facebook.com/AlvinUONLYLIVEONCEYNOTNOWSmith Alvin Smith

    Looks awesome to me. I want this bad will buy!

  • http://www.facebook.com/AlvinUONLYLIVEONCEYNOTNOWSmith Alvin Smith

    I downloaded this Tutorial and I most say Im a bit confused! I have been working in photoshop for years and I don’t understand a few moves he made and how he was able to make them. Also when I tried to use the action it didnt work like his did. Is there anyway I can get some help?

  • http://www.facebook.com/AlvinUONLYLIVEONCEYNOTNOWSmith Alvin Smith

    He is retouching her skin at 8:17 on a blank layer. How is this possible?

  • http://www.facebook.com/junmaya Andy Shrestha

    Just bought this. Will enjoy it fully this weekend.

  • Juls

    Love the tutorial, my first Phlearn Pro, hope i did it right :)

    Would love to read your -/+ comments please.

  • Guest

    Used this tutorial to create a Greenberg/Commercial style pet portrait! Without the lighting.

    http://500px.com/photo/41486954

  • Tapley Johnson

    Greenberg/Commercial Pet Portrait I created of my Vizsla using the tutorial lol. No lighting equipment though

  • Luana V

    First attempt :)

  • Guest

    Loved it!
    -Trinidad Eneko

  • Iñigo Rizo-Patron C.

    Loved it!
    - Trinidad Eneko

  • http://www.planner-software.com/ Ruud van Gaal

    Non-destructive editing, that’s all. Painting white & black on a fresh empty layer, than using a non-Normal mode will affect the underlying layers. Like Soft Light for example.

  • Chris Paulk

    Loved my first phlearn tutorial. Thanks Aaron and the rest of the phlearn team!!!!

  • Francis Berkin

    great tutorial …

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Eduardo Perez

I met Aaron at B&H in NYC for a free lesson on retouching a portrait and I was completely ...
More I met Aaron at B&H in NYC for a free lesson on retouching a portrait and I was completely blown away by his skills, his style and -of course- enthusiasm! Then I follow the guy on twitter and he announces that he's launching "something" called Phlearn! I give it a try and I became addicted to "phlearn" something new almost every day. Then, he launched the first Phlearn PRO and I became addicted once again. Nothing is left out, he tells you EVERYTHING he knows while he's doing it! You see him doing the stuff step by step, explaining it to you and then you do it and magic happens!! I actually keep notes with the minutes and seconds of the videos of stuff I like to keep for future references (like how to apply some make up or how to put light on a fairy's wings) :D

Phlearn PRO tutorials are phenomenal. Almost all I know in photoshop is thanks to those tutorials. I was completely lost before this, I had some skills but without direction and since Phlearn I've been able to apply Aaron's techniques to my own style and I'm more than satisfied with the results.

I gotta warn you, you'll get used to Aaron's energy and style and it's going to be hard for you to go back other tutorials from another artist.

Tim Shahady

I’ve been following Aaron’s work since the days of the Flickr self portraits. I alw...
More I've been following Aaron's work since the days of the Flickr self portraits. I always left wishing I knew how he made those amazing images and feeling inspired, but inadequate. With Phlearn, I am learning those techniques and more! Not only does Aaron share his deep knowledge of Photoshop, he does it in a way that makes me feel as if I am sitting across from a friend. His delivery is at a great pace; moving quickly but making sure to explain the more difficult concepts fully, while not wasting time with endless repetition.

With some tutorials on other sites, the only way to use the lesson is on the image given. Phlearn tutorials leave me thinking of how I can use the techniques in other shots I've made. Phlearn lessons are not the standard Photoshop fare, but a much deeper learning experience. Aaron looks at achieving his goal in multiple ways and shares that unique insight with his viewers. Many of these "out of the box" techniques have been the most useful I've added to my Photoshop arsenal.

The abundance of free tutorials is amazing and the Phlearn Pro tutorials take editing to a whole new level! For an incredibly reasonable fee, I've learned not only how to fix/enhance an image, but a whole new way to approach Photoshop!

I look forward to seeing how the Phlearn Phamily grows! Thanks for all of the inspiration!

Xanath Mirell

Muchas veces pasaba por mi mente el deseo de encontrar una página en la que pudiera encontrar ...
More Muchas veces pasaba por mi mente el deseo de encontrar una página en la que pudiera encontrar tutoriales distintos, fáciles pero de gran ayuda... necesitaba que alguien me dijera: "Abre photoshop sin miedo, eres capaz de crear todo eso que imaginas" y entonces encontré Phlearn, el lugar que brinda todo tipo de conocimientos sin ninguna restricción, un libro abierto con todos los tips necesarios para crecer en el arte digital junto con miles de personas más.

He seguido a Phlearn desde entonces y debo admitir que gracias a los tutoriales he mejorado no sólo mis habilidades en photoshop sino que también he ampliado mis conocimientos como fotógrafa. Aaron hace cada tutorial algo interesante y algo personal, puedes sentir que te está hablando a ti, que realmente estás ahí en vivo aprendiendo paso a paso con él sin importar de qué país vengas o en qué lugar estés siempre y cuando tengas las ganas de materializar lo que imaginas en fotografías.

Phlearn me ayudó a pensar libremente frente a la computadora, aprendí que no hay límites para editar o retocar alguna fotografía y a no tenerle miedo a Photoshop.

Ahora puedo hacer que mi hermana vuele, que las modelos respiren bajo el agua, que lluevan dulces o que la piel de cualquiera luzca como de súper modelo... es como saber hacer magia.

Robert Potter

I’m a working photographer who has been learning Photoshop for at least six years and my ...
More I'm a working photographer who has been learning Photoshop for at least six years and my long term objective is to get to the level of those that do composite work for big brand names in their ad campaigns. I did manage to get so far by watching hundreds of video tutorials out there in internet land but eventually felt that many in the industry were still protecting the insider’s knowledge. Then came along Phlearn out of the blue breaking the mould in revealing the magician's code of Photoshop advanced techniques via their excellent free and Pro tutorials. They also guide you on all the other stuff you need to know like conceptualizing ideas, cost of doing business, etc. The vast majority would charge for what you get in a lot of Aaron's free tutorials and you have to agree that the Pro tutorials are available at a very modest cost or the price of a few beers when on sale.

Ron Ibarra

The amount of knowledge you learn from the Pro videos is invaluable. I would encourage it to an...
More The amount of knowledge you learn from the Pro videos is invaluable.

I would encourage it to anyone who is just starting out - or for anyone that wants to take their craft to another level, this is the place to start. Right here at Phlearn. You will learn techniques that you had no idea existed in Photoshop!

Jandrie Lombard

Hi, my name is Jandrie, and I am a phlearnoholic. I have downloaded a total of 30 Phlearn pro&#...
More 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.

Julia Kuzmenko McKim

I remember having Aaron’s images in my collection of inspirational artwork on my laptop w...
More I remember having Aaron's images in my collection of inspirational artwork on my laptop when I came to Australia to study Photography in 2008. I had no idea how that awesomeness could be created and was dying to find out. Needless to say, when Phlearn was born it was like a dream come true!

I absolutely love how Aaron is laid back and fun in his video tutorials, it just makes you feel like you're hanging out with a friend, who's teaching you some cool stuff - it's easy to comprehend, it's not tiring and every video is jam packed with golden nuggets of priceless information. The entire website is full of brilliant educational materials.

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

Great job! The entire Phlearn team, you guys are amazing! Keep up the great work!

Emil Widstrand

The first thing i do when i get home from work is to visit the Phlearn website for news. At fir...
More 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

Ray Miles

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

Dru Lester

To start, Phlearn is amazing! I have searched the web over and over trying to find good photosh...
More 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.
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