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PRO Look Amazing In No Time
Difficulty: Intermediate , Length: 1:00 Hr
• Master the Liquify Tool
• Skin Retouching
• Create Depth & Style
• Add Artificial Blur
• Dodging & Burning
• Add Texture to Background

Learn how to manipulate your subject to bring our their best features, making anyone look amazing in no time. This PRO Tutorial is designed to make your images great in as little time as possible.

We always focus on why you make certain changes, that way your knowledge is not limited to a specific photo. We give you the skills and knowledge you need for a lifetime of improvement.

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Look Amazing on the Quick!

This full length Photoshop tutorial is just under 1:00HR, and that includes the time it takes to explain everything. What that means is that you will be able to make amazing changes to your images in much less than an hour!

We focus on making  the necessary changes quickly and well, getting the best results for your time spent on the image. We decided to create this Photoshop Tutorial because of the overwhelming response on Facebook from people wanting to learn how to do this quickly.

Getting an edit done fast does not mean that we skip any details or important steps. We are not going to half ass a PRO Tutorial. Everything you learn here is the correct way to get things done, and these techniques can be applied to any image you have.

Rollover Image: Before & After

You can see what a difference a bit of editing makes in this before and after image. We show you the most important things to change in your images to get them looking amazing in no time.

These changes are made to every image in every magazine published.

Creating a background Texture

We include a Free Texture Brush that is perfect for creating amazing background textures on any image! If you are shooting on a seamless backdrop, or just have a boring background, this brush will add life and texture. It is very easy to use  and takes less than one minute to do an entire image.

Adding a bit of texture to an image can make a world of difference and keep an image from looking boring.

Creating the Blur

We cover two different methods on how to create a realistic blur in Photoshop. You can see here how the blur is very gradual and doesn’t look forced. Creating a realistic blur can be very tough to do, but you won’t have a problem getting it done after this photoshop tutorial.

Highlighting Changes

There is a big difference between using the tools Photoshop has to offer, and knowing how and why you are using them. We always focus on why you make certain changes, that way your knowledge is not limited to a specific photo. We give you the skills and knowledge you need for a lifetime of improvement.

Getting the Details Right

Even with a simple photo like this one there are plenty of details that need to be taken care of. The seam on the top of the skirt was splitting in the photo, and we show you a quick way to take care of it. We even cover some great sharpening techniques that will make jewelry POP!

Retouching

This tutorial is all about making your subject look amazing, and retouching is a big part of that. We focus on more global adjustments like getting skin tone right and evening out inconsistencies between skin tones. This is perfect for images you have showing the entire subject, not just head shots.

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    Bought, not yet seen, but confident it will be good :-)

  • Zack Cluley

    I feel like I just ripped you off ;)

    I wanted to see this one anyways, and then you go and offer a chance to win the ultimate PHLEARN membership. You’re the man Aaron. Truly.

    PHLEARN FTW!

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    Ticket bought!!!

  • lidian

    My first tutorial and it was awesome…and want MORE, so I hope I win!

  • Cosmin Micoara

    it’s my third tutorial. In every one i learned something new. You diserve the money. It would be nice to make a black friday here too :D . Cheers

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    Amazing tutorial once again! Feel more confident with editing.

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  • Eddie Sebastian

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    This tutorial is a ticket to win, in more ways than one.

  • Jay Stebbins

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    Did anyone else have a problem with not having the image?

  • Sehmuz Bayhan

    Aaron check out the index finger, your liquify expanded it.

  • feng yun

    thats my version of the editing. really enjoy it.

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