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Professional Retouching Workflow
 

Master a complete, professional retouching workflow in Photoshop. From skin smoothing, to dodging and burning, to frequency separation, we cover it all!

Medium   |   2.5 Hours   |   1 Sample Image

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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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This is our most comprehensive Photoshop tutorial, and the perfect place to start learning. Improve your photos, help people look their best, and share your ideas with the world.

Easy   |   8.75 Hours   |   50 Sample Images

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The key for this photoshoot was to match two different Lights consisting of our strobe matching to the light already underneath the bridge.

 

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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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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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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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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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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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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blue backgrounds photoshop
 

Learn how to simulate a shallow depth of field in any photo by blurring the background in Photoshop!

Sample Image Included

risograph animation in photoshop
 

Learn some best practices for turning your favorite edits into beautiful, and versatile, Lightroom Presets.

Sample Images & PSD Included

animate a composite image in after effects
 

Take the jump from Photoshop into After Effects! Learn how to export out Layers from a Photoshop composite, import them into After Effects, and create a smooth, dynamic animation. Never used After Effects before? No problem.

Intermediate   |   3 Hours   |   40 Sample Images

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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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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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watercolor effect in photoshop
 

Turn any photo into a realistic watercolor painting in Photoshop. Hand-paint in color and detail using the included custom Photoshop Brushes and then apply realistic paper textures made from scratch.

Advanced   |   5 Hours   |   5 Sample Images

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Dodging and burning is a staple technique for professional photographers and retouchers. Learn how to sculpt highlights and shadows to add dimension, remove blemishes, and guide the eyes of the viewer to the most important parts of a photo.

Medium   |   5 Hours   |   14 Video Tutorials   |   Photoshop Brush Included

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advanced compositing stock images 2 after
 

Follow along and create an epic fantasy scene using free stock image assets and some Photoshop savvy! Learn how to cut out and place objects in a new background, create lighting and disintegration effects, create fog and atmosphere, and much more!

Advanced   |   2.5 Hours   |   8 Sample Images

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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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Not to be underestimated, gradients are powerful tools that can be used to color tone, add lighting effects, and transform your photos.

Medium   |   3 Hours   |   35 Custom Gradients Included

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

Sample Images Included

 

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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phlearn dispersion effect
 

Learn how to create a realistic dispersion effect in Photoshop! Follow along with the sample image and included Photoshop Brushes to make your own amazing effects from scratch.

Medium   |   2.5 Hours   |   1 Sample Image

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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.

 

Learn the art of retouching or brush up on your skills! This tutorial will teach you how the pros work to remove blemishes, smooth skin, dodge and burn, apply makeup, and sharpen images. See our exclusive PHLEARN workflow and tools in action.

Medium   |   9.75 Hours   |   40 Video Tutorials

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bold vibrant coloring photoshop
 

Create colors that pop in any photo! Learn how to enhance colors in both Lightroom and Photoshop while making sure the people in your photos look natural.

Easy   |   1 Hours   |   4 Sample Images

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Give your photos a professional finish with sharpening in Photoshop. Learn to enhance details, create contrast, and prepare your images for print, web, and social media.

Easy   |   3 Hours   |   14 Video Tutorials   |   Sharpening Actions Included

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portrait retouch one hour photoshop thumbnail
 

Your time is valuable! Learn how to retouch a portrait quickly and efficiently as we take you through every step of the professional’s workflow. And all in under an hour!

Medium   |   1 Hour   |   1 RAW Sample Image

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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.