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Jump into the world of photo editing! Learn professional workflow and best-practices for editing within Lightroom and Photoshop.

Easy   |   4 Hours   |   24 Video Tutorials

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What makes a great photo? In this comprehensive series, we take you from beginner to post-processing professional. Learn to make quick, subtle, and basic edits then level-up to making an all-out fully retouched composite.

Medium   |   20.75 Hours   |   62 Video Tutorials

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Master the fundamentals needed to create beautiful composite images in Photoshop while we provide tips for both the photoshoot and for post-processing. Learn to match perspective, lighting, luminosity, and work with frame and element composites.

Medium   |   7.25 Hours   |   22 Video Tutorials

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Learn to realistically cut out and paint hair in Photoshop. Make quick selections using Select Color Range, make advanced selections with Channels, and paint in new, ultra-realistic hair with the Brush Tool.

Medium   |   4.75 Hours   |   18 Video Tutorials   |   10 Photoshop Brushes

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Removing a background can be one of the most challenging problems in Photoshop. In this tutorial, we show you how to remove a background, change background colors, remove unwanted objects, and make perfect selections of people and hair!

Medium   |   4.75 Hours   |   14 Video Tutorials

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Professional coloring can transform a good image into an unforgettable one. Learn to color correct, color grade, and add your own unique style. Help skin tones look more natural, enhance the colors in a sky, or create a classic vintage look.

Medium   |   5.5 Hours   |   32 Video Tutorials

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Blending Modes control how different layers blend, interact, and create a combined image. Join us as we go in-depth with each of the 27 Blending Modes to add clouds to a clear sky, make colors pop, and learn to sharpen an image like a pro.

Easy   |   3.5 Hours   |   39 Video Tutorials

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Learn to change the color of eyes, a piece of wardrobe, a product, or a background. One of the most useful and versatile skills to have in Photoshop is being able to change and manipulate color quickly and accurately.

Medium   |   4.25 Hours   |   18 Video Tutorials

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Welcome to part two of our best-selling series Retouching 101-301. Expand on your retouching skill-set by mastering dodging and burning and frequency separation.

Medium   |   10.5 Hours   |   10 Video Tutorials

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For the very beginner, we start in Lightroom as if you were using the program for the first time. We cover all of the features and functions you’ll need to get your images imported and organized fast and efficiently.

Easy   |   1.25 Hours   |   3 Video Tutorials

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Lightroom is a working photographer’s best friend, providing an end-to-end solution for cataloging, editing, and exporting photos. In this tutorial, we break down our post-production workflow, helping you create great images faster than ever.

Easy   |   6.75 Hours   |   25 Video Tutorials   |   213 Sample Images

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To create this fashion portrait we used a 3 Light setup and shot behind a pane of glass. To add a bit of Texture and interest to the glass we added baby oil (thicker than water) and lit it from behind.

 

In this tutorial, we break down the compositing process with techniques for choosing images, making selections, and enhancing light and color. Learn to analyze light, perspective, and camera settings to predict how well photos will blend together.

Easy   |   5.5 Hours   |   22 Video Tutorials

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From people and cars to buildings and reflections, if there’s a distraction in an image, we have a method to seamlessly remove it. Follow along was we show you how to create accurate selections, retouch environments, and simplify images.

Medium   |   6.5 Hours   |   20 Video Tutorials

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Aaron sits down with his mom to talk a little bit about life, Photoshop, and Photography!

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Today we go behind the scenes of our Photoshoot for the Banished Mermaid Pro tutorial. We ended up doing, what seems like, 3 individual photoshoots while we were all set up.

 

Today we have an awesome BTS video for our upcoming PRO Tutorial. For the first time ever we will be including a full length video in the Phlearn PRO, explaining our lighting setup, working with the model, shooting on a green Screen, and more.

 

Required for almost any project, learn to use the Move Tool to precisely relocate, resize, and align objects in an image.

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We all need to start somewhere. Photoshop is an immense program with a tool, tab, or technique to accomplish any creative task. We break down the fundamentals of over 60 tools from the Brush Tool, to the Pen Tool, to Channels and more!

Easy   |   10 Hours   |   60 Video Tutorials

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In this tutorial, we teach you everything you need to know about the Pen Tool, from the most important keyboard shortcuts to making beautiful lines and curves. Learn to change a background color, remove an entire background, and create a simple logo.

Medium   |   2.75 Hours   |   12 Video Tutorials

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Get complete control over the highlights and shadows of any photo for perfect color toning, lighting effects, exposure adjustments, and seamless composites. Luminosity Blending is the best way to edit photos in Photoshop!

Advanced   |   3.5 Hours   |   8 Video Tutorials

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Learn how to use Blending Modes, Smart Objects, Layer Masks, and Adjustment Layers to seamlessly blend multiple exposures. Work through six different examples, combining two, three, and four exposures together.

Medium   |   1.5 Hours   |   9 Video Tutorials

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See the BTS footage of our latest portrait, as well as a sneak peek of the other shot we did that day! This image was inspired by the crane and is part of a larger series we are doing on bird species.

 

A great place for start for the beginner composite artist. Learn to plan your vision, properly align layers, blend and color multiple images, replace any sky, and advanced Layer Mask techniques.

Easy   |   4.75 Hours   |   10 Video Tutorials

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Yesterday we took you behind the scenes and showed you the lighting that went into this image. Today we’re going to clean it up in Photoshop and make the Colors really pop.

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