All about the company that makes learning fun!


Behind PHLEARN, there is a small group of creatives who took up a giant mission to make the world of creative education better.

Make Learning Fun. We create fun and engaging Photoshop, Lightroom, and Photography tutorials for creatives in all phases of their career. We don’t like dry boring tutorials either. Our goal is to make you laugh, make you smile, all while you master your craft.

Make Learning Affordable. We believe that everyone deserves to learn from the best and they shouldn’t be driven into debt to do it. We want PHLEARN to be affordable to anyone anywhere who has the desire to learn.

Make Learning a Community Effort. We not only provide high-quality education, but we are trying to build a warm, engaging, and supportive creative community. A community where you can creatively express yourself and be embraced for what makes you unique.

Make Learning Better. Since our mission is to empower anyone, anywhere to learn to master their creative skills, we have to raise the bar for online education. PHLEARN is dedicated to delivering the best tutorials you have ever watched.

Welcome to the PHLEARN. We are happy you are joining us on this journey!

  • PHLEARN has recorded over 600 tutorials.
  • Our audience has consumed 500+ million minutes of video.
  • We have happy customers in 149 countries.
  • PHLEARN’s YouTube audience reaches 190 countries.
  • Our 8,000 sq ft studio is laid out like a giant living room.
  • Aaron has changed his hairstyle at least 20 times since 2011.
  • PHLEARN was founded by Aaron Nace in 2011.
  • We have received over 300,000 comments on our videos.
  • Our overall community is now 2.6M followers.
  • The PHLEARN office is obsessed with salt lamps.
  • We have 27 plants, three hammocks, and a candle factory.
  • We create all of our tutorials in-house, from scratch.
  • PHLEARN has had four different studios since 2011.
  • Our official mascot is Bakster (which Aaron made by hand).
  • The original studio was in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • The PHLEARN team speaks seven languages.

Our Values

We believe that PHLEARN can be a better type of company.

  • Kindness


    We believe in being kind, respectful, and generous. There is no better way to live one’s life and no better way to operate a company.

  • Quality


    We want to amaze every customer with the quality, variety, and consistency of everything they receive from PHLEARN.

  • Community


    We believe our content needs to be accessible for anyone, anywhere, regardless of the kind of art they create. PHLEARN is a global community for everyone who wants to learn.

  • Transparency


    We’re all about open and honest. We actively share our knowledge and expertise, as we genuinely believe that if you put good things out into the world, it will feed back to you.

  • Delight


    We want to surprise you with everything we do, whether it’s our products, customer service, or any little perks along the way!

  • Creativity


    We’re never predictable or boring and we’ll always keep you on your toes. We say YES to the craziest ideas and push ourselves outside our comfort zone.

  • Silliness


    We believe that everything we do should be fun! We also don’t take ourselves too seriously, life is too short for that 🙂


Once you’ve subscribed to PHLEARN PRO, it’s just like an all-you can-eat buffet! You can watch any number of tutorials, as many times as you want, across any of your devices with no restrictions for a flat rate of $9.95 per month. We’ll bill you once a month, and you can cancel anytime you’re done learning.

We’re glad you asked! :) While our free tutorials generally cover a single skill or technique, our PRO tutorials are longer, more focused and more in depth. They integrate several techniques to round out a larger lesson. PRO tutorials also include all the project files for you to follow along with!

Yes, he’s pretty cool and we like him a lot :) He is sort of like a warm hug that walks around the office.

Aaron loves reading all of your positive comments and kind emails, but he is SUPER busy creating and editing new weekly content. While Aaron doesn’t take private meetings, he does try and stay active in the community at large. We’ll always let you know via social media and the PHLEARN newsletter when those events are taking place.

PHLEARN PRO Tutorials are the most comprehensive Photoshop & Lightroom Tutorials online, offering hours of instruction and images so you can follow along at your own pace. If you like our free tutorials, you are going to LOVE our PRO Tutorials.

PHLEARN PRO tutorials are all filmed in English, but that hasn’t stopped customers in 149 countries from enjoying them. We accept orders from anywhere in the world and are proud of our international presence. Our products have only been tested with English versions of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom, however we’re not aware of any reasons why they wouldn’t work in other languages.

If you do not already have a PHLEARN account, simply click Register on the top right of the page or navigate to PHLEARN.com/my-account and you will be prompted to login or create an account. If you already have a PHLEARN account, click Login at the top of the page or navigate to PHLEARN.com/my-account and you will be prompted to login.

You’ll need to create an account at PHLEARN.com. From there, you’re automatically signed up to receive our weekly newsletter as well as PHLEARN Magazine.

All PHLEARN Contests are held weekly on Instagram. Our contests run for seven days, from Friday to the following Friday.