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PRO Pinup Cola
Difficulty: Advanced , Length: 2:00 HR
• Re-Create a Classic
• Full Body Retouching
• Mimic a Painting
• Create an Amazing Style
• Color Perfectly
• Cut Subjects Out from Background

Creating a pinup image is a great way to learn retouching, dodging and burning, body shaping, coloring, texturing and more. We even include high resolution textures for you to use on your own images.

Join us for this advanced two part tutorial taking our image from camera to pinup!

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  • Complete Photoshop Tutorial – Over 2:00 Hours of Step-by-Step instruction
  • 5 High Quality Textures – Use these textures on this image as well as your own!
  • Sample Retouching Image – Pinup image included to edit.

Before & After

Phlearn PRO Pinup Cola Before After

Texture or None

Not all pinup photos are perfect with a texture, that is why we give you the option to include one or not. This tutorial goes through everything you need to make a pinup photo amazing. Then we add a texture to the image making it really stand out as a piece of art.

Phlearn PRO Pinup Cola Before After Texture

Included Textures

Included in this PRO Photoshop Tutorial are 5 high quality textures that may be used on any of your images to create amazing effects. Mix and match them for extra combinations of textures.

Phlearn PRO Photoshop Tutorial Pinup Cola

Keeping it Classic

Phlearn PRO Photoshop Tutorial Pinup Cola

Stylized Dress

We cover techniques on how to accurately cut out a dress from the background, even if it contains difficult areas like fringes. You will also learn how to match highlight color to the background, making it look as though it was painted on to a blank piece of paper.

Phlearn PRO Photoshop Tutorial Pinup Cola

A Perfect Pinup Face

Learn to retouch a face to perfection in this tutorial while adding style. A bit of texture has been added to this photo, but you can keep your image perfectly clean. We even match the lipstick to the CocaCola bottles.

Phlearn PRO Photoshop Tutorial Pinup Cola

Pinup Hair

Original pinups were paintings which means the level of detail was quite a bit different than a photo. Hair should be styled and more of a shape than a highly detailed image. In this tutorial we cover how to make hair look like it was literally painted on, and add style at the same time.

Phlearn PRO Photoshop Tutorial Pinup Cola

Smooth Legs

All of the skin in this image has been completely transformed from its original state. After this tutorial you will be able to take any pair of legs and make them look amazing! We apply a special dodge and burn technique to really bring out the details and make them look smooth yet sharp.

Phlearn PRO Photoshop Tutorial Pinup Cola

Hot Shoes

We cover some amazing techniques to bring out the detail in the shoes and at the same time making them look stylized like a painting.

Phlearn PRO Photoshop Tutorial Pinup Cola

Final Image

Phlearn PRO Photoshop Tutorial Pinup Cola
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  • http://profiles.google.com/bkillillay Bill Killillay

    Two part? So if we buy one, do we have to come back and buy the second later?

    “Join us for this advanced two part tutorial taking our image from camera to pinup!”

  • Keith Stenhouse

    No, it is just that this tutorial is split into two one-hour long videos. They take you from the out of camera file to the final image.

  • http://profiles.google.com/bkillillay Bill Killillay

    ah, cool, thanks!

  • Phlearn. com

    That’s right, thanks for responding Keith

  • http://www.facebook.com/justin.grafton Justin Grafton

    I gave it a shot! Thanks for this tutorial I’ve had a lot of people ask me lately to shoot pinup stuff and I just couldn’t figure out how to edit them correctly! This came at an awesome time! I appreciate Phlearn more than you know!

  • Robert Huber

    This is excellent. I walked through the tutorial, and can’t wait to try shooting something similar on my own. One question I’m just curious about though… was there was there a deliberate reason from a planning perspective for shooting against the colored seamless background instead of something like white or gray?

  • http://twitter.com/_natashaleigh Natasha Leigh

    Just bought this and can’t wait to set up my own shoot. Love the pinup style but was never sure how to approach it in a way that was tasteful and classy. Thanks guys! x

  • http://www.facebook.com/wozniak1987 Jacek Woźniak

    This is the phirst time I purchased a PRO, as I’m a quite phresh phollower and I have to say that it was money well spent :) I did a pinup shoot with my girlphriend some time ago (http://jacekwphoto.blogspot.com/2012/09/czerwony-pin-up.html – content in Polish, but photos are in a universal language :) ) and I was struggling with a painterly pheel in post so I did a regular processing on them… But now when a have a minute or two(hundred) I will give it a try and make it more old school looking :) phanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lone.rose.16 Lone Rose

    is this only meant for the newest version of Photoshop?

  • Phlearn. com

    These techniques should work with most versions of Photoshop, for sure everything CS4 and newer

  • davechud

    Still working my way through the 2nd half of this Phlearn Pro, and liking it (thank you.) Constructive request though, you really pinned the idea that the detailed selection was absolutely key, but when the first method didn’t work great, you shifted very quickly to a different technique and mostly glossed over what/why/how you made the improved selection. Seems like a very strong method for getting a great selection, so any chance you can run the color range + masking details/concepts a little more slowly?

  • Guest

    This was a great tutorial! I’ve always wanted to do a pinup shoot but had no idea how to even start with editing it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jay.hermosa Jason Hermosa

    This was a great tutorial! I’ve always wanted to do a pinup shoot but had no idea how to even start with editing it. I enjoyed this a lot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jay.hermosa Jason Hermosa

    I’m assuming they shot it on a colored background to contrast it from the white dress.

  • Michael Gamilla

    Just watched it and loved it. cant wait to apply to my own. thanks Aaron and Phlearn Staff!

  • Wiwerer

    Just an awesome Tutorial. Love it! I learned a lot and it inspired me for my Bavarian-Pin-Up-Series.
    Thanks Phlearn

  • Genevieve Loxley

    Just watch your Pinup tutorial, Looking forward to giving it a go, I don’t have the tablets or Photoshop 6 but I will do my best, I am supper dyslexic, this is the only way I can learn, I am super creative though,This could become a new job for me. yay haha

  • Lejeune

    Hello. I have just purchased this tutorial and I would like to know if you have a video showing the lighting setup. Thanks.

  • John

    Great – My 3rd Pro Tutorial. If you want to shoot someone with
    strobes and ultimately cut them out of the background, what is the best
    color background to use?

  • Steve Cooper

    Great tutorial – here are my images based on the techniques used.

  • Inusen

    It is agreat style:)

  • PitchBlack

    Cannot say that I found this one very useful. Sorry, but I was disappointed.

  • Willian Schilling

    I try something style litle diferent…

  • Alex stork

    This was the my first pro tutorial loved it thanks Phlearn

  • Guest

    This was my first pro tutorial Thanks Phlearn

  • Guest

    This was my first Pro tutorial thanks Phlearn

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