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We noticed that this image by phamily member Quintino has a cool Light trail that resembles a heart monitor’s pulse. It made us think, how could we add more of these to the image?


In Part 3, we tag along Chicago Photographer Grant Legan as he takes some awesome portraits.

copy layers photoshop

Learn how quickly copy any Layer from one Document to another in Photoshop!

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holiday card in photoshop

Learn how to create your own holiday cards using a few free stock assets and some easy Photoshop techniques. Or just download the free holiday card template and start plugging in your own photos and message!

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In this behind the scenes video you will learn how to set up lighting for a full length portrait as well as a headshot.

aaron nace photoshop photography mom interview

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

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This shoot was inspired by Rankin’s amazing series of lips holding things like flowers. I have always thought scarab beetles were beautiful and this was the perfect opportunity to feature them in a photo.


After Kat is cut out from her Background we then extract her Shadow to make it slightly visible under her. From here you are ready to place your subject on any Background you desire, whether it be a solid Color, another image, or a playing Card.


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

better drone photos

Learn how to capture better images with a drone with some helpful tools and settings, then use Lightroom to create stunning HDR photos!

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create keyboard shortcuts in photoshop

Speed up and customize your workflow by creating your own custom keyboard shortcuts in Adobe Photoshop.

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risograph animation in photoshop

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

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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.

zoom in and zoom out in photoshop

Learn how to zoom in and zoom out in Photoshop using four different methods and some handy keyboard shortcuts.

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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.


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.


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.


Hop behind the scenes of our Dollhouse Photoshoot and see how we put some full size models in a miniature house.

add milky way in photoshop

Learn how to use Blending Modes and Layer Masks to add the Milky Way to any nighttime landscape photograph!

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quickly change backgrounds in photoshop

Learn how to quickly remove and change any background with realistic, professional results in Photoshop.

Easy   |   2 Hours   |   6 Sample Images

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Help your photos shimmer, sparkle, glimmer, and glow! Learn how to make any object in a photo glow in Photoshop.

Medium   |   2 Hours   |   4 Sample Images

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clean up studio backgrounds photoshop

Learn how to cut subjects out from busy studio backgrounds, place them on pure black and pure white backgrounds, and add professional finishing with color and light work.

Medium   |   2 Hours   |   4 Sample Images

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luts free sample pack

Ice cold cinematic color. Bright and warm summer vibes. Instant color grading for your photos and videos in just a few clicks. Don’t believe us? Take this free sample pack for spin on your own work!

5 LUTs  |  Quick Install Guides

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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how to create text effects in photoshop

Learn how to create stunning text effects in Photoshop! From dramatic drop-shadows, to realistic textures, to bold 3D, we cover all the bases to help your letters, words, and phrases pop.

Easy   |   2.5 Hours   |   3 Sample Images, 8 PSDs

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Learn how to create your own custom logos and graphics in Photoshop! Use shapes, type, color, and gradients to make beautiful designs.

Easy   |   4 Hours   |   5 Sample PSDs

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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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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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Learn advanced compositing techniques as Photoshop as we show you to transform free stock photos into an epic fantasy landscape!

Advanced   |   5 Hours   |   19 Sample Images

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dodge and burn in lightroom

Master the art of dodging and burning in Lightroom Classic. Sculpt highlight and shadow, enhance details, and guide the eyes of the viewer.

Medium   |   2 Hours   |   4 Sample Images

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