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PRO Epic Burger
Difficulty: Intermediate , Length: 2:20 Hr
• Come on Set for the Shoot
• Retouching Food
• Enhancing Shape and Texture
• Combine Multiple Exposures in Photoshop
• Color Correction
• Interviews with Food Stylist and Photographer

In this PRO Tutorial we take you on set with a world class food and beverage photographer, a professional food stylist and a quirky retoucher(Aaron) to create this amazing image.

You will learn about everything that goes into a shoot like this including the lighting, styling, shooting, retouching, compositing and more!

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What is Included
Join Phlearn and acclaimed food and beverage photographer Rob Grimm as we take an idea and turn it into a reality.

  • Photo Shoot Video – 50 minutes of interviews, shooting, lighting and more!
  • Complete Photoshop Tutorial – Over 1:20 Hours of Step-by-Step instruction
    • Section 1 – Introduction and Planning
    • Section 2 – Combining Multiple Exposures
    • Section 3 – Warping and Shaping the Burger
    • Section 4 – Enhancing Detail
    • Section 5 – Color and Finishing Steps
  • Original Images – 7 Images Included
On Set with a Commercial Food Stylist
For this shoot we brought in commercial food stylist Mary Valentin who does an amazing job styling the food as well as explaining her career and techniques. Our exclusive interview with Mary will help you understand what a food stylist does and when you may need one for your own shoots. Mary is a wealth of information and a great person.
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The Shooting Process
Join Aaron and Rob on set during the shoot and see what it is actually like on the set of a commercial job. We discuss the relationship between the photographer and the retoucher and provide suggestions back and forth.
Phlearn PRO Epic Burger
Rob Grimm Interview
Rob discusses the many challenges involved with creating an image like the Epic Burger. You will be able to see a real world example of this shoot and what is discussed during a shoot. We talk about the time it takes to build and shoot the burger and each step along the way.
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Transforming into Perfection
For this shoot we had so many different ingredients stacked together that gravity really started to effect the burger. It is important to do what you can “in camera” to make your subject look as good as possible but you can’t exactly eliminate gravity. That is where Photoshop comes in.In this tutorial you will learn how to transform the burger so that it looks as good as possible. These same techniques can be used with people as well!

Hover over the image below to view the “before”.

Phlearn PRO Epic Burger
Color Correction
The goal with color correction is to bring out the natural colors of your subject. Sometimes a camera will not capture color as vividly as you would like and Photoshop is the perfect tool to enhance them. You will learn how to enhance color and make your subject really come to life.
Phlearn PRO Epic Burger
Make Your Subject Stand Out
There are a lot of ways in which you can make your subject stand out from the background. In this tutorial we cover several of those methods including one great technique for capturing complimentary colors. You will learn how to get very precise results with color matching which will result in a more interesting image.
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Bring on the Shine!
The goal is to make this food look as fresh and tasty as possible. There are a lot of things that can be done in camera to give this look. We can also enhance the shine in Photoshop to help bring the image to life.
Phlearn PRO Epic Burger
Covering all the Details
Once the burger has been built up in Photoshop we work on the details that really make a difference. You will learn how to identify all of the “problem areas” as well as how to fix them. Often times the beauty is in the small details.
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Final Image
Phlearn PRO Epic Burger
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  • http://www.pixeleusius.com.ar/ pixeleusius

    Duuuudes!!! I love this “special offer” limited time!! If I keep seeing these, I’ll buy even the ones I don’t need! Just because they are cool! the edit work is awesome and Aron is fun to watch, also he goes fast explaining staff and I love that!!

  • http://www.gwinchester.com/ Gary W Martin

    What an epic idea

  • Matt Berkowitz

    Has anyone purchased this yet? Is there more actual “shooting” in this than in the past?

  • http://www.gwinchester.com/ Gary W Martin

    There is just under an hour of BTS footage of the lighting breakdown, open dialogue, set building, prop styling, food stylist interview, on set food styling, and back and for dialogue with Aaron.

  • Matt Clark

    Anyone know what’s happening with the “instagram” competition for winning this pro tutorial? I havent seen any announcements anywhere for it.

  • bart

    hi Aron. Just watched ths and wanted you to congratulate on this project – it was good value for the money too. I especially enjoyed the post-editing part – I am looking forward to more courses, especially for editorial food photography, styling, photography, post-editing. Thanks it was great. And p.s Not sure if you check sometimes your competition but Creative life is such a rip off. They had a course recently there where one of the photographers is making DIY light table – he is crap at it and the whole thing was 79 Dollars, mad…Anyways keep up the great job, you portal is a winner!

  • Kevin Alsoknownas Winning

    I still never got to use your free Beetle tutorial to check Phlearn out because it always unzipped empty and never worked. What exactly do i need to view this tutorial before i spend my money on it ? and did you color the blue background in post ? thanks, kev

  • Aico Lind

    Hi Aron, just watched the tutorial and thank you for this. Question, do you always work with .jpg’s pulled from the raw files or is it better to work with the .tiff files? Just wondering because it makes it much lighter in PS to work with…

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