Photoshop 201
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PRO Nude Flying Fairy
Difficulty: Advanced , Length: 3:00 HR
• Create a Background
• Cutting Everything Out
• Custom Brush Included
• Fog and Atmosphere Tricks
• Learn Composition
• Make Amazing Reflections

Never before has there been a Photoshop Tutorial like this one. Created with help from the Phamily, this image is a part of us all. In this very in depth tutorial we cover every single step from choosing images to coloring, and adding amazing distortion effects.

If you have ever wanted to achieve the impossible, this Photoshop tutorial will get you closer to it than anything else. Every single pixel of this image has been altered significantly to produce a stunning result.

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In this 3:00 HOUR Advanced Photoshop Tutorial, you will learn so much your head is likely to explode. Luckily, you can watch it as many times as you want to. We start off by cutting everything in the foreground out, and completely rebuilding the background. We extend the canvas, add more trees, create a completely different sky, add atmospheric fog, blur, and color everything. That is just the background.

We cover in detail how to cut trees out, and what to look for in photographing them. Adding trees back into your image as we have done here can be very difficult, but we have developed methods of making them quickly conform to the scene by altering light and color as well as edges.

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BONUS: Custom Fog Brush Included

Included in this Photoshop Tutorial is a FREE CUSTOM BRUSH, specialized for creating fog and atmosphere. We cover the best ways to achieve these effects and how to get the most out of your brushes.

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Photo Shoot

This photo shoot was absolutely crazy! Included in the download images is a behind the scenes photo that shows just was went on here. Although this image IS a COMPOSITE, the photos of the model were taken and lit on location. In the original idea of the shoot, we wanted her to be floating off of the tree on the left of the original shot. To get our lighting right, I had to go out on a limb (literally).

Holding a light stand with a light on the end of it, connected to a vagabond that was wrapped around my neck, I was also triggering the camera and light remotely via Pocketwizards. Not to mention all this happened over water, at dusk, in the cold. The model was also nude in a public park. EXCITEMENT.

Custom Distortion Mapping

Custom what what?? Great question. What happens when you want to add a reflection to water, but need it to look like it is FLOWING with the water? Water moves, has waves and ripples, and so do reflections on water. Very few people can make this happen, and now you are going to be one of them. Learn how to create your own custom maps that can be used to define exactly what type of waves you would like to create in water.

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Fairy Dust

Everyone knows a fairy is nothing without fairy dust. Creating thousands of specks of dust, each unique to the others sounds like a very tedious task. We take the work out of the equation, and get you creating awesome effects much quicker than you thought possible.

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Creating Depth

One of the hardest things to do in Photoshop is add depth to an image that wasn’t there. You can do that in a few ways, including adding an artificial blur to the background, or adding atmosphere to separate out layer of depth. In this Photoshop tutorial, we do both. What makes this process complex, is that you have to be able to add atmosphere IN FRONT OF some objects and BEHIND other objects. Because there is no real depth captured in a still photo, you can’t just tell fog to get in between something that is closer to the camera and something that is farther.

To accomplish this you have to have a solid knowledge in layering for depth. Lucky for you, we cover that too. Here is another great PRO Photoshop Tutorial that covers this well.

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Final Image

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  • Yo Mama

    It is so amazing to see the step by step images-very impressive

  • Ian Arneson

    I forgot, how long do we keep the Pro tutorials after we purchased them?

  • Eric Burgers

    Downloading now :-)

  • Anthony Phung

    Downloading it right now. And I love the new download type.

  • Annabelle Denmark

    I just got it. Thank you :)

  • Jeremy Cupp

    It’s downloadable sooooooo forever. 

  • Aaron Nace

    Thanks Anthony!

  • Conny Wallström

    I am not seeing the custom brush in the download. Did you forget to include it or did I forget to download something? Looking forward to tonight when I am going to watch this! Thank you!

  • Aaron Nace

    Thanks Conny!

  • Petter Haugen

    WOW – really looking forward to enjoying this. 3hrs man!!! :-) The depth is awesome, and do I like to implement this in some future works? YES!!!

  • Rafael Javier

    Ha!!! Thanks – I’ve been looking for this PHLearn Pro….purchased and I am downloading now.

    Question:  PHLearn Pro are only downloaded?
    Are there future plans to have the option of both downloaded files and via vemio?

  • Aaron Nace

    Thanks Rafael, we are looking to partner with some hosting services that could offer both, we will be sure to keep you updated. Hope you enjoy the tutorial

  • Greg Brave

    I’ve already watched like 13 PHLearn pros and each time I tell to myself, that’s it, I won’t get the next one, because everything was already covered… but each time a new tutorial comes up, I can’t resist, and I get it, and its AWESOME!
    I guess I’m a PHLearn Pro junky :)

  • Aaron Nace

    Thanks Greg, I am too man, I just love seeing cool things happen in Photoshop. We really appreciate your love for the Phamily

  • Dmitriy Elyazov

    Thanks, Aaron! Great tutorial as always! I’ve learned some new technical termins like “Boo Blurage”. + for the joke! )) Keep going and bring us more new loooong and complex tutorials!
    PS How did you do that all?! And yes, I hate you! ))))))))))))))))) (joking) You’re the BEST!

  • Joseph McCarthy

    Downloading it now, looks like its gonna be great. love you Phamily!!! :D

  • Benjamin

    If i buy it now and watch it online can I download it later whenever I want? Im abroad now and not home untill 11 dec

  • Benjamin

    And do you use paypal or the other option?

  • Benjamin

    Ooh, its ONLY download? Damn, I tought it was both, clicked the link I got in my email on my ipad and it didnt work.

    I hope I will be able to download it when I get back home?

  • thanh nguyen tien thanh

    Cool :D

  • Aaron Nace

    sure thing!

  • ErstaF

    Aaron, I can’t seem to find the custom brush? 

  • Erstaferryanto

    Found it in the download link. 

  • Jenna Petrone

    I wanted to let you know that I enjoyed your sillyness during this tutorial Aaron.  It helped make it more fun and it got many laughs out of me. =D

    As for this tutorial in general, I wrote down some pages of notes and not only did you teach me a bunch of new techniques and ways to go about problem solving, but it also inspired me.  Thank you for making such an awesome tutorial, I can’t wait to watch more of them!

  • Tammymcgeephotos

    Ersta.. May I ask what folder the brush was in I don’t see it either.:) Thanks

  • Tammymcgeephotos

    Just watched my first Phlearn Pro and was blown away. I took tons of notes and learned lots of new things. Thank you Aaron :) Only CC I have is I wish you would name your layers for these tutorials (and I know you won’t) it makes it easier when trying to follow along. I can’t always watch the changes your making and the layer your clicking off and on and grasp what one it is. May just be me though as I am not a pro by any means at PS. Can’t wait to play with it on my own!

  • Hayden Lihou

    Wow! Buy this! Watched this twice now and I’ve learnt so much from it. About to watch it again.

  • Sean

    You could have only included the background creation and it would still have been a great deal. Fantastic tutorial . . . now if only I could do everything on it as well as Aaron does.

    Great work Phlearn!

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